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2017 National Champ & NFL Houston Texan  Carlos Watkins Friday, July 14 at McNair Field as Owls Honor Local Heroes
Photo of Carlos Watkins by: Ty Barber
2017 National Champ & NFL Houston Texan Carlos Watkins Friday, July 14 at McNair Field as Owls Honor Local Heroes

Heroes are all around us. Whether it's the EMT that performs a medical procedure at a crash scene that saves a life or a police officer whose quick thinking prevents a tragedy, they're everywhere. No others in our community deserve our support and praise more than those who rush into a raging fire to save a life or stand vigil, monitoring our condition and providing comfort as we heal from life threatening injuries or illnesses. Doctors, nurses, firefighters, EMT's and police officers, who've trained vigorously and spent countless hours preparing themselves for such an occasion, are heroes in every sense of the word.

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A collection of thoughts:  Dale Earnhardt Jr.
A collection of thoughts: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

We are halfway through the NASCAR season as 18 of 36 races are now complete. So, why not share a Dale Earnhardt Jr. memory since this is his last year of racing. I have six monumental moments of his career. This series will continue as the season progresses.

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American Legion Post 423 Needs Your Help!
American Legion Post 423 Needs Your Help!
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Broad River Spring Sweep
Broad River Spring Sweep
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SEMA Collector Car Day Event
SEMA Collector Car Day Event
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Obituaries

Corine Devon Terry Schuster, 98
Corine Devon Terry Schuster, 98

Corine Devon Terry Schuster, 98, of Alexander County passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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Diane Waters Pruett, age 64
Diane Waters Pruett, age 64

Diane Waters Pruett, age 64, of Rutherfordton, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017.

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Dollie Yelton Tesseneir, age 72
Dollie Yelton Tesseneir, age 72

Dollie Yelton Tesseneir, age 72, of Forest City, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017.

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Donald "Shotgun" W. Cannon, age 81

Donald "Shotgun" W. Cannon, age 81, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017.

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Dorris McKinney Edwards, age 100
Dorris McKinney Edwards, age 100

Dorris McKinney Edwards, age 100 of Ellenboro passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017.

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Elizabeth Ann Fowler Eaves, age 75

Elizabeth Ann Fowler Eaves, age 75, of Rutherfordton, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017.

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Hubert Leslie Adair, 81

Hubert Leslie Adair, 81, of Union Mills, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017.

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James Samuel Beason age 61
James Samuel Beason age 61

James Samuel Beason age 61 of Rutherfordton, passed away on June 30, 2017.

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Katherine Ledbetter Mulkey, age 82
Katherine Ledbetter Mulkey, age 82

Katherine Ledbetter Mulkey, age 82, of Rutherfordton, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

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Madeleine Scruggs Hardin, age 87
Madeleine Scruggs Hardin, age 87

Madeleine Scruggs Hardin, age 87 passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017.

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Margaret Pritchard Williams, 92
Margaret Pritchard Williams, 92

Margaret Pritchard Williams, 92, of Chesnee went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, July 6, 2017.

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Ray Inman, age 65
Ray Inman, age 65

Ray Inman, age 65, of Caroleen, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

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Ruth Bridges Ledbetter, age 74
Ruth Bridges Ledbetter, age 74

Ruth Bridges Ledbetter, age 74, of Henrietta, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017.

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Susana "Sue" Phillips, age 58

Susana "Sue" Phillips, age 58, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.

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William Edward (Eddy) Watson
William Edward (Eddy) Watson

William Edward (Eddy) Watson passed away peacefully at the Carillon New River Medical Center in Christiansburg, Virginia on July 1, 2017 after a 21 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. A native of the Shiloh Community of Rutherford County, Eddy had resided at Heritage Hall in Rich Creek, VA since August 2015, when he relocated to be near his beloved niece and her family.

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William Francis Goode, 92

William Francis Goode, 92, of Rutherfordton, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Outdoor Truths

One of my favorite topics to share with young people is on the subject of time. While it is hard for them to grasp the concept of the brevity of time, I try to help them begin to see its value. And the older I get, the more valuable time becomes.

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Church News

Church News 07-13-2017
Church News 07-13-2017

Pilgrims Way Baptist Church

Special Singing, Sat. July 15, 6pm, featuring: Simple Faith Quartet from Leicester, NC. 485 Hamilton Rd., Rutherfordton, Greenhill Community. For directions or more info please contact Pastor Wayne Stafford at 828-429-7616.

Temple Baptist Church

Free clothes and groceries, Sat. July 15, 9am til 11am. 132 Franklin Road, Mooresboro, (in Six Points).

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Community News

Community News 07-13-2017
Community News 07-13-2017

Veterans of all ages Free Dinner, Tues. July 18, 5pm at Willow Ridge Rehab & Living Center; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. Please RSVP by July 17 to 828-286-7200. This is our way of saying thank you to those who have served and a chance to mingle with fellow soldiers. 828-286-7200.

Blood Drive, Tues. July 18, 12pm-3pm at Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. All types needed. Call 828-286-7200 to schedule your appt.

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