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Are You Okay?
Photograph provided by: Lt. Leon Godlock
Are You Okay?

According to the US Census Bureau, over 15% of the nation's total population exceeds 65 years of age. Here in Rutherford County, that number is closer to 21%. In a report USCB published in 2012, it was determined that over 35% of individuals that live alone in the US were 65 and older. That number is expected to increase significantly until 2030 with the 'baby boomers' generation. Health issues like Alzheimer's, Dementia, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer are commonly associated with aging and will be putting our seniors at higher risk, making those living alone more and more vulnerable as the years go by.

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Central Men, East Ladies win SW 2A Tourney, playoffs next
Central Men, East Ladies win SW 2A Tourney, playoffs next

High School Basketball

It had been 17 years since R-S Central won a conference hoops tournament, but last Friday they took home the Men's crown in the 2018 Southwestern 2A Conference with a 73-59 victory over East Rutherford.

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Slideshow

Broad River Greenway Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt March 25
Broad River Greenway Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt March 25
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Duke Energy Renews Support For Fantastic Fridays
Duke Energy Renews Support For Fantastic Fridays
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Heroes Among Us
Heroes Among Us
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Obituaries

Ana Bolin Wilson, age 58
Ana Bolin Wilson, age 58

Ana Bolin Wilson, age 58, of Forest City, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018.

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Barbara Ann Wilson Chambers, age 78

Barbara Ann Wilson Chambers, age 78, of Lake Lure, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

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Charles Donald
Charles Donald "Don" Spratt, age 73

Charles Donald "Don" Spratt, age 73 of Ellenboro passed away Friday, February 16, 2018.

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Charles Hubert Walker, age 95
Charles Hubert Walker, age 95

Charles Hubert Walker, age 95 of Forest City passed away Monday, February 12, 2018.

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David Ray Parker, age 79

David Ray Parker, age 79, of Forest City, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018.

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Ernest Webb, age 72

Ernest Webb, age 72, of Forest City, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018.

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Hubert Bailey, age 90
Hubert Bailey, age 90

Hubert Bailey, age 90 passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018.

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Jason
Jason "J Bird" Price, age 40

Jason "J Bird" Price, age 40, of Rutherfordton, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

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John Wayne McEntire, age 70
John Wayne McEntire, age 70

John Wayne McEntire, age 70, of Ellenboro, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018.

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Lillian Faye Tomblin, age 91

Lillian Faye Tomblin, age 91, of Forest City, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018.

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Miss Tessa Ann Stott, infant daughter
Miss Tessa Ann Stott, infant daughter

Miss Tessa Ann Stott, infant daughter of Preston "Keith" Stott and Carrie Ann Head Stott, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. She will be remembered as their, "Little Fighter".

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Mr. Charles "Red" O'Neal Humphries of Cliffside 85

Mr. Charles "Red" O'Neal Humphries of Cliffside 85, born April 19, 1932 in Cliffside, passed away February 12, 2018.

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Mrs. Mildred Edgerton Waters, age 97

Mrs. Mildred Edgerton Waters, age 97, of Rutherfordton, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018.

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Rotha Billy Hensley, 81
Rotha Billy Hensley, 81

Rotha Billy Hensley, 81, of Rutherfordton, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018.

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Shirley Ann Wright, age 65
Shirley Ann Wright, age 65

Shirley Ann Wright, age 65, of Forest City, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Outdoor Truths

I took another trip to the woods the other day. I hadn't been for nearly a month. My deer season ended at the end of December and since then I have been trying to catch up on work.

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Church News

Church News 02-22-2018
Church News 02-22-2018

Cooper Springs Congregational Holiness Church

Revival Feb. 21-25, 7pm nightly and concluding at 11am on the 25th. Guest speaker Rev. Anthony Noe from Kentucky. 5840 Bostic-Sunshine Hwy., Bostic.

Mountain View Baptist Church

1st Annual Chili Cook Off, Sat. Feb. 24, 5-7:30pm. Contestants are asked to bring the heat! $10 entry fee, attendees judge $5 person, kids under 5 free. To register, email: mountainviewbaptist@outlook.com or send us a message on facebook. 430 US Hwy. 221S. Rutherfordton.

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Community News

Community News 02-22-2018
Community News 02-22-2018

Kids Heart Healthy Event: Sat. Feb. 24, 2-4pm. FREE to all kids 5th grade and under and their parents. Interactive stations where kids can learn how to grow a healthy heart all while having fun doing it. Plus, FREE admission to Kidsenses Museum! Prizes, crafts, games and more. Do not miss this event, FREE to you from Rutherford Regional Health System. Call 828-287-9325 for more info today!

Coffee and Conversation: Mountains Branch Library, Wed. Feb. 28, 3pm. Call 828-287-6392 for more info.

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