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Small businesses receive emergency grants
Small businesses receive emergency grants

With funding from Facebook, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and Rutherford County Economic Development dozens of businesses in Rutherford County recently received a Small Business Emergency Grant due to impact COVID-19 had on the individual businesses.

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Fish for Free in North Carolina's Public Waters on July 4, 2020
Fish for Free in North Carolina's Public Waters on July 4, 2020

On July 4, anyone in North Carolina, regardless of age, can enjoy one of the state's best outdoor activities for free.

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Forgiving Husband Reunites With Wife
Forgiving Husband Reunites With Wife "Resentment: Drinking Poison And Expecting Other Guy To Die"

Clyde Marston was born in 1929 and will celebrate his 91st birthday this August with his wife, Annabelle.

But that's really the end of the story.

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Clint Ingle is Rutherfordton's new Police Chief
Clint Ingle is Rutherfordton's new Police Chief

The Town of Rutherfordton's new Police Chief Clint Ingle is committed to serving the residents of Rutherfordton to the best of his ability. He began his duties on May 1 upon the retirement of Chief Kevin Lovelace.

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Lake Lure Lions Donate to Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach
Lake Lure Lions Donate to Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach

On June 8, 2020, the Lake Lure Lions Club made its annual donation to the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach located at 2556 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC.

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Teen Drivers:  Start the Conversation
Teen Drivers: Start the Conversation

While it's important for teens to be safe anytime they get behind the wheel, during summertime it's critical that young people are even more alert on the roads. The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is known as the 100 Deadliest Days, when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen driver historically rise.

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Their Jumper Cables Reach Heaven
Their Jumper Cables Reach Heaven
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Doc Loves County For Its People: 55-Years Of Football Doctoring Hopefully Won't End
Doc Loves County For Its People: 55-Years Of Football Doctoring Hopefully Won't End

Writing about Bobby England is like trying to take a sip of water out of a fire hose. There is just so much to tell.

The distinguished, folksy, down home, family doctor is living in retirement after fulfilling a lifelong dream of coming back to Rutherford County and serving his friends and neighbors.

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Live, Laugh, Love Define Toney
Live, Laugh, Love Define Toney

Judy Toney just beats all.

No, no, don't get cranky. She is not the last word, or the big Kahuna, or the hottest dog on the block.

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Try Laughing
Try Laughing

Two Grandfathers Share Stories With Their Oldest Grandson

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Honoring Their Service & Sacrifice
Honoring Their Service & Sacrifice

Have a happy & safe Memorial Day Weekend

PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!

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This young girl is a hero;  Maryssa Dysart celebrating last chemo threatment
This young girl is a hero; Maryssa Dysart celebrating last chemo threatment

This rising seventh grader is a cancer survivor and is celebrating an amazing milestone.

Maryssa Dysart of Cliffside, who turns 12 years old on June 1, successfully completed a two-year regiment of chemotherapy treatments for her leukemia at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte on April 19.

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 Little Detroit Wants You: Car Dealers Still Selling As Virus Keeps Some Home
Little Detroit Wants You: Car Dealers Still Selling As Virus Keeps Some Home

For many years, Forest City was known as Little Detroit. We had a car lot on every corner, but the car business is still a bedrock of the local economy and although the virus crisis has slowed business, dealers are still dealing and cars are still rolling off lots.

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NFL's Carlos Watkins feeding Houston truckers
NFL's Carlos Watkins feeding Houston truckers

While the COVID-19 virus seeks to separate and isolate, Rutherford County native Carlos Watkins of the NFL's Houston Texans is staying connected by taking Small Town friendly values like giving to others deep in the heart of Texas. On Thursday April 16, Watkins bought breakfast for essential workers at the Houston-based Jetco Trucking Company before they left to deliver essential items to grocery stores and other facilities.

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Face masks contract is two fold at Oh Suzannah: Increasing employee hours; saving lives across country
Face masks contract is two fold at Oh Suzannah: Increasing employee hours; saving lives across country

At Oh Suzannah in Spindale a handful of seamstresses are making between 1,000 to 1,500 face masks per day in these times of COVID-19 when wearing a mask is required in many areas to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Look Who's A Hero Now: Healthcare Workers Redefine Service Beyond The Call Of Duty
Look Who's A Hero Now: Healthcare Workers Redefine Service Beyond The Call Of Duty

Heroism is being redefined.

From grocery clerks to truck drivers and delivery workers, we are learning a new appreciation for people who make things happen in our lives.

And there is a new and heartfelt appreciation for healthcare workers.

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US Chamber Offers Grants For Area Businesses
US Chamber Offers Grants For Area Businesses

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced the Save Small Business Fund on April 16, granting short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories.

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Today More Than Ever: Volunteers Brave Virus Exposure To Feed The Hungry
Volunteers, many wearing gloves and face masks, unloaded a tractor-trailer of surplus food for disadvantaged folks recently at South Mountain Christian Camp. The effort is part of Washburn Community Outreach. The food is provided by Second Harvest Metro
Today More Than Ever: Volunteers Brave Virus Exposure To Feed The Hungry

The Rev. Sam Burleson evoked the Holy Spirit and prayed over all the chaos and fear of the coronavirus outbreak thanking God for the more than 40 volunteers who showed up to distribute food, but Anita Behrns may have gotten off the best prayer when she said in gratitude, "Today more than ever."

Behrns and her husband Richard are among the head knockers at the Washburn Community Outreach which has recently fed thousands through its food bank.

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It's A Whole New World: Local Restaurants Adjusting To Changes In Service
It's A Whole New World: Local Restaurants Adjusting To Changes In Service

Food service in Rutherford County is a whole new world.

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Standing Amazed
Standing Amazed

"Second Timothy tells us to walk by faith, not by sight. My faith is all I have," Rev. Keith Lipsey, pastor New Bethel AME Church.

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To our community, customers, friends and neighbors:
To our community, customers, friends and neighbors:

Rutherford Weekly and Community First Media, Inc. have implemented a plan to allow us to continue to publish Rutherford Weekly on Thursdays as we have for 28 years.

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Foothills Pilots Serve: Friendship And Service Fuel This Group Of Women
Foothills Pilots Serve: Friendship And Service Fuel This Group Of Women

The local Foothills Pilot Club of North Carolina is an exciting and committed group of women.

"Friendship and service" are the bywords of Pilot and they were two words most often mentioned by the club members at its March meeting.

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WeBuild! Camp Inspires And Trains Girls To Be Builders: Faith Based Kindness Puts Tools In Girls' Hands
WeBuild! Camp Inspires And Trains Girls To Be Builders: Faith Based Kindness Puts Tools In Girls' Hands

Girl power will be putting hands on power tools again this July.

WeBuild!, the week long event last year was so inspiring to volunteer Malanie Price that she talked about it with anybody who would listen.

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Help For People In Crisis: New Partnership Of Local Agencies Will Benefit Those In Need
Help For People In Crisis: New Partnership Of Local Agencies Will Benefit Those In Need
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Young Life Promotes Jesus Among Teens In Forest City: National Organization Has Had A Local Chapter Since 2013
Young Life Promotes Jesus Among Teens In Forest City: National Organization Has Had A Local Chapter Since 2013

Young Life throws one heck of a party on Monday nights.

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