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Suicide Talk Hosted By ICC: Local Experts Air Advice On Helping Those In Crisis
Suicide Talk Hosted By ICC: Local Experts Air Advice On Helping Those In Crisis Read More ...
 
Sam Liked Bikes: Forest City Trail Reminds Locals Of A True Friend To Nature And Bikes
Sam Liked Bikes: Forest City Trail Reminds Locals Of A True Friend To Nature And Bikes

Imagine a crowd of about 24, mostly women talking about suicide prevention. It was remarkably civilized, congenial, and informative, even if the topic is about as emotional and tough as one can get.

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Help Wanted: Ministry To Former Prisoners Needs Night Staff, Housing Available
Help Wanted: Ministry To Former Prisoners Needs Night Staff, Housing Available

"It would have to be the right man, or if the Lord brings them to us, maybe an older married couple," Rev. Wayne Stafford said of the need for night staff at his church's ministry to former prisoners.

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Elliott Flips And Soars: Rutherfordton Garden Club Hosts World Renowned Storyteller
Elliott Flips And Soars: Rutherfordton Garden Club Hosts World Renowned Storyteller

Doug Elliott tells stories the way kites catch wind. He soars and flips and is highly entertaining.

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Outdoor Truths
Outdoor Truths

In most parts of the country an odd thing begins to occur for a deer during this time of year. The bucks begin to lose their antlers. By losing, I mean the antlers become loose because of several factors, and they just fall off.

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TAX TIME
Do you file your taxes early or wait until last minute?
I file early
I wait until last minute
I'm in the middle

Peggy Ann Green Ballard, age 79
Peggy Ann Green Ballard, age 79

Peggy Ann Green Ballard, age 79, of Forest City, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020.

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Listen To Life
Listen To Life

Do you understand?

Has anybody cut you off in traffic lately? You know, pulled in front of you and made you hit the brakes to avoid an accident? If it hasn't happened lately, odds are it will if you drive much.

Now when it happened in the past, what did you do? How did you react?

I guess it's natural for you to yell at the driver, as if he could hear you, right? Or, to blow your horn, more than once maybe, and flash your lights.

But did you stop and wonder, "Why did she do that?"

Maybe she was distracted by something stressful in her life like she can't pay her mortgage because she was laid off by her company. Or, she's going home from the doctor's office after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Or, maybe his wife left him and his best friend, too...and together. Or, maybe he had a shouting match with his teenaged son that morning.

Now I know that person should drive more carefully, but try to understand what might be happening with that person rather than just expressing your displeasure. The same way you want someone to understand you.

Live Positive and make a life worth living!

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