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Duo Makes Great Music Champagne Charlie's Roots Are Pure Rutherford
Duo Makes Great Music Champagne Charlie's Roots Are Pure Rutherford
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The "free fair" in Ellenboro September 17-21 Tradition continues that began 91 years ago

When the Colfax Free Fair-Ellenboro School Carnival opens Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m., there will be plenty of excitement for the young and the not-so-young people in the community and Rutherford County.

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Mason Turns A Page Hope And Grief Walk With Her
Mason Turns A Page Hope And Grief Walk With Her

Janet Mason is dealing with grief and hope.

Not counting the 12 years she spent as a student here, she worked for Rutherford County Schools for 33 years as a teacher and administrator. Except for part of her three years as an Appalachian undergraduate, she was in a Rutherford County school.

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Moral Speaker Coming Here Holocaust Survivor Says Lessons Of Yesterday Matter Now
Moral Speaker Coming Here Holocaust Survivor Says Lessons Of Yesterday Matter Now

When Dr. Walter Ziffer speaks at the Mountain Branch Library in Lake Lure, it will be a rare opportunity for lovers of history and the human race. His talk is set for 3 p.m. on September 10.

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McNair Star Shines Here Almost Incredible Help Offered To Local Scholars
McNair Star Shines Here Almost Incredible Help Offered To Local Scholars

There are many jewels in the crown of Rutherford County. One bright and shining star is The Robert And Janice McNair Educational Foundation, offering darn near incredible opportunities to students at Chase, East, and RS Central.

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Lincoln's From Puzzle Creek Generations Of Locals Know The Facts
Lincoln's From Puzzle Creek Generations Of Locals Know The Facts
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Hot Nights Cool Rides Rolling
Hot Nights Cool Rides Rolling

There is probably only one spot on planet earth where you can eat a livermush burger, groove to great music, and hang out with hundreds of cool cars on August 17 this year.

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Group Helps Survivors Of Violence Surviving Storms Of Violent Relationships Needs Support
Group Helps Survivors Of Violence Surviving Storms Of Violent Relationships Needs Support

If you've been abused, some friends are waiting on you.

Dr. Johnnie Martin and Sally Clorina have run a support group for survivors of the storm of domestic violence for seven years and built many community projects around their work. They group also includes others who offer a hand up.

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Smith's Drugs Says "Thanks" 80th Birthday Celebration Includes 5K Race Saturday

Few businesses symbolize Rutherford County as well as Smith's Drugs.

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Gavin Cares For Kids And County Isothermal Marketing Pro Serves In Many Roles
Gavin Cares For Kids And County Isothermal Marketing Pro Serves In Many Roles
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They Feed The Hungry Washburn Center In Its 10th Year, Needs Volunteers
They Feed The Hungry Washburn Center In Its 10th Year, Needs Volunteers

Feeding the hungry?

Really?

Like Yokefellow, Chase Corner Ministries, like local churches with clothes closets and food pantries, the Washburn Community Outreach Center is a Jesus-based mission that touches hundreds of lives across Rutherford County and beyond.

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Dennis Jones Moves On Radio Icon And Friend To Bluegrass Passes At 62
Dennis Jones Moves On Radio Icon And Friend To Bluegrass Passes At 62

Rutherford County has produced its share of stars. From Smoky Burgess to Tonya Philbeck Hobbs, these parts have studded the skies.

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 John Condrey retiring after  long career in local government  Steps down June 30 as Forest City's Town Manager
John Condrey retiring after long career in local government Steps down June 30 as Forest City's Town Manager

After a career spanning more than four decades at the helm of town, county and city government, John Condrey is retiring on June 30.

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Five For The Record County Sports Hall Of Fame Names New Inductees To Be Honored Sept. 26
Five For The Record County Sports Hall Of Fame Names New Inductees To Be Honored Sept. 26

It was sports talk big time.

The Rutherford County Sports Hall of Fame revealed five new names on June 12 that tell remarkable stories.

Carolyn Dewberry Bratton, Venson Hamilton, Tommy Hicks, Tonya Philbeck Hobbs, and Randy Ingle will be celebrated at a dinner on September 26 at The Foundation.

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Cherry Bounce Festival To Feature World Class Band Balsam Ridge Was IMBA Entertainer Of The Year
Cherry Bounce Festival To Feature World Class Band Balsam Ridge Was IMBA Entertainer Of The Year

Forest City is fixing to rock.

Over the next two weeks, the town is sponsoring the Cherry Bounce festival and Alive After Five featuring music, food, and splash pads in the new POPS just off Main Street downtown.

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Tragic Day Remembered Three Slain Lawmen Remembered By Friends and Family
Tragic Day Remembered Three Slain Lawmen Remembered By Friends and Family

It was a hard rain.

Rutherford County has known its share of hard rains, but few can compare to May 31, 1979.

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Ecology Science Is Mind Blowing RS Students Consider Coal Ash, Hog Farms And Acid Rain
Ecology Science Is Mind Blowing RS Students Consider Coal Ash, Hog Farms And Acid Rain

The future is in their hands.

And they are learning some pretty dramatic facts about environmental damage from longtime science teacher, Karl Bradley, at RS Central.

Maybe they will lead us to a cleaner, healthier future.

Bradley calls them, "among the most courteous, hard working groups of students I have ever worked with."

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Hope Is Here To Help Grief, Change, Life Challenges Bring People To Smith
Hope Is Here To Help Grief, Change, Life Challenges Bring People To Smith

Blue Ridge Hope is here to help.

The Rev. Travis Smith, who holds a masters degree in pastoral counseling will not only be there for survivors of recent family deaths, those going through other individual or family crisis, but his services are often available for free.

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Food Stamps Don't Pay All Female Hygiene Products Can't Be Bought With Food Stamps
Food Stamps Don't Pay All Female Hygiene Products Can't Be Bought With Food Stamps

It's pretty simple. The government doesn't do it all. Food Stamps (now known as SNAP) don't pay for everything.

Soap, toilet paper, and toothpaste are not paid for by the government, and the SNAP program has been reduced in recent years. Those who qualify are at lower and lower levels of income.

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Pet Overpopulation Is A Fiery Woe Low Cost Spay/Neuter Available
Pet Overpopulation Is A Fiery Woe Low Cost Spay/Neuter Available
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A sports desk  goodbye....
A sports desk goodbye....

While High School Baseball and Softball playoffs begin next week, unfortunately, this will be my last column for the Rutherford Weekly.

So...things happen.

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Soap Making Poet Maintains Tradition From Shingle Hollow To Rutherfordton Words And Soaps Flow
Soap Making Poet Maintains Tradition From Shingle Hollow To Rutherfordton Words And Soaps Flow

A retired teacher and poet practices old traditions making soap, maintaining family.

Teresa Price grew up in urban sprawling California, but spent her summers in Shingle Hollow, the mountain community near Lake Lure. The contrast could not have been more radical.

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At the  Sports Desk
At the Sports Desk

High School Baseball Update

R-S Central (16-5, 9-4) won an Easter Baseball Tourney in Burke County last week with three consecutive wins. They beat Bandys in the finals. East Rutherford and Central play each other twice this week.

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45th Anniversary Is A Milestone For Unique Ministry To The Handicapped
45th Anniversary Is A Milestone For Unique Ministry To The Handicapped

At 90 years old Mattie Lackey has no plans to quit.

For 45 years, she and a team of dedicated van drivers, volunteer and staff teachers and workers have served the mentally and physically handicapped through The Church of the Exceptional in Henriett

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At the  Sports Desk
At the Sports Desk

Baseball

Last week, it looked like t

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