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For the first time in it's 43 year history, Trinity Christian School is fielding a baseball team. Comprised of 4th - 8th graders, these young men are playing their hearts out in their inaugural season.
Just two weeks of SMAC play is left and a regular season baseball title is up for grabs.
Now that Crest has lost three of their last five games...the SMAC title may just go to R-S Central or East Rutherford. Both teams are tied atop the standings, but East Rutherford has the head-to-head advantage at this moment. Both teams also have a two-game lead over everyone else.
Rutherford Housing Partnership is hosting its 9th annual Gears & Gables cycling ride May 6 in conjunction with downtown Rutherfordton's MayFest celebration. The nonprofit organization provides urgent home repairs for families in need. RHP provides materials; volunteers provide labor.
As of now, East Rutherford (10-2, 8-2) and R-S Central (12-2, 9-2) baseball are still battling for second and third overall in conference play and for the first 2A seed in the SMAC. Central may have the pitching edge, but East is probably better from an offensive standpoint. Still, both are really good baseball teams as we get into the last 6 games or so of the regular season.
With over thirty years of experience as a professional audio engineer, Dennis Jones, is busy making waves in WNCW's Studio B. This week, Dennis is setting up his equipment for a live to air recording session of a newly discovered band out of Asheville, North Carolina, interestingly named "Black Robin Hero".
As for Martinsville, sometimes, your right as I correctly predicted Brad Keselowski to win on Sunday. It was just a matter of time before he won there. Placing runner-up twice in the last four attempts, it was just meant to be.
Don't you just hate driving around while looking for that perfect spot to park? You know the one that is just right. It's nice and wide and easily accessible. Well, look no more because Rutherford County is teaming with great parks!
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In 2003, ROC President, Jerry Stensland, saw a need for an organization that could help improve outdoor recreation in Rutherford County. He created Rutherford Outdoor Coalition (ROC) to fill this need.
R-S Central softball (7-1, 5-0) is still on a roll, aside from the 1-0 non-conference loss to Chesnee, the Lady Hilltoppers are undefeated in conference play. The pitching has been solid with Haley White and Madison Crain. Hitting was a question coming into the season, but they have answered that issue pretty handily.
Jackson Corbin comes from a long line of beekeepers, but it wasn't until he was in his early 20s that he began to consider becoming one himself.
"I was watching a TV show on bees and thought that it might be something I'd like to get into," he said.
R-S Central softball (5-1, 4-0) is legit, but they did fall to a very tough Chesnee last week in non-conference play. They will have East Burke this Friday (3/17) and East Rutherford on 3/24.
East Rutherford (2-1, 1-1) lost their first game last week to Burns, but this young group should be interesting to watch. Scoring hasn't been a problem with 19 runs in 3 games.
Chase (3-1, 2-1) has battled to gain a couple of close wins so far, but lost their first game to Crest last week. They host KIngs Mountain on the 21st.
Chris Burley with Safe Kids Rutherford County explained to students across the county the importance of bicycle helmets. More than 13,000 students in third grade have received bicycle helmets since 2003.
As the season changes, now is the perfect time for parents to be considering safety so their children won't be singing the summertime blues.
Kids in Rutherford County are already heading outside to play, and keeping them safe is a top concern for Safe Kids Rutherford County as well as area pediatricians.
Sometimes Goliath falls....such is the case with East Rutherford's Men's Basketball team this year. I hate to make the comparison, but East Rutherford was the team to beat coming into the 2A postseason.
Nestled in the Grahamtown Community is a museum that serves to preserve the heritage of the community and the county.
The African American Heritage Museum of Rutherford County began in 2012, and received its non-profit status last fall. The museum is located in the Old Dunbar Community Center on Hardin Road, and is open by appointment.
A quest for a 2A state title is still alive for the East Rutherford Men's basketball team.
East Rutherford beat Mount Pleasant and Huss. Then they took down T.W. Andrews Saturday night in the third round.
There are nearly half a million children in North Carolina under the age of 18 who live in poverty. NETworX Rutherford believes that through the community's support, those numbers can decrease.
February has been Heart-2-Heart month on the campus of Isothermal Community College, and on Valentine's Day the Student Government Association hosted an event that focused on all matters of the heart.
Well, the men of East Rutherford's basketball team just completed a 26-0 season. Six more wins and they become state champs for the second time since 2011.
Kirk Wilkerson, who was diagnosed in 2016 with Smoldering Multiple Myeloma, will take part in a fundraising event for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma. He will climb to the base camp at Mount Everest in 2018.
An insurance policy changed Kirk Wilkerson's life.
Wilkerson, owner of Covenant Advisory Group, went to write an insurance policy on himself and instead of getting the preferred rates he had pictured, he was instead declined.
East Rutherford got past R-S Central for the second time this season in a 61-49 victory to remain unbeaten at 23-0, 16-0.
Willow Ridge Rehabilitation and Living Center now has a permanent way to honor those who have served in the Armed Forces at their Rutherfordton facility.
There we all were...it was the third quarter and New England stared at a 25-point deficit. Nobody had ever comeback from that margin to win the Super Bowl. Well, nobody has seen a quarterback and coach as focused to winning as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
The oldest continuously family-owned and operated retail store in North Carolina is located in none other than Rutherford County. And while Washburn General Store has that distinction, and has become a tourist destination over the years, for those in the community it's simply the place to be.
East Rutherford basketball is still undefeated (19-0, 12-0) as we end the regular season. The Cavs just beat Shelby for the second time in 10 days. The toughest contest looks to be R-S Central down the stretch.
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