It may feel strange that the Domestic Violence Education And Support Group is so interested in making the Purple Martin Greenway more beautiful, along with the rest of the world, but consider how coming out of domestic violence makes the survivors more beautiful.
New and gently used coats, scarves, shoes, gloves, and hats can be dropped off at the Lake Lure Police Department, Rutherfordton Police Department, Forest City Police Department, offices of Rutherford Weekly and The Daily Courier.
The Thermal Belt Rail Trail will officially open on Saturday, October 19, 2019, with a day of activities surrounding the celebration. The Celebration will take place from 9am until 3pm and the public is invited and encouraged to participate. Come and stay all day, or simply visit a part of the Trail that you have not yet explored.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.