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Gratitude Abounds!
Gratitude Abounds!

Rutherford County has a bumper crop of thankfulness to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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Short On Confidence? No!
Short On Confidence? No!

When Matthew Short builds a muscle, his first priority is to build the confidence muscle.

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Calling All Scholars
Calling All Scholars

Rutherfordton's First United Methodist Church is launching a new scholarship fund. Several hundred dollars have been raised already.

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Cliffside native receives  Spirit of North Carolina Award
Cliffside native receives Spirit of North Carolina Award

Thirteen state employees, including a Rutherford County native, from nine state agencies and universities were honored with Governor's Awards for Excellence recently during a virtual online ceremony. The highest honor a state employee may receive for dedicated service to the state and the people of North Carolina, the awards recognize accomplishments and actions that are outside of the usual scope of their job duties.

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Service Groups Gather To Help
Service Groups Gather To Help

Rev. Travis McEntyre went over the moon in joyful praise.

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FREE: At 3 Local Libraries
FREE: At 3 Local Libraries

Brush Them Teefies!

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NOTIFICATION OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER
NOTIFICATION OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER

NOTIFICATION OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER

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Reflections on the difficulties and joys experienced from working at a camp in a Covid world
Reflections on the difficulties and joys experienced from working at a camp in a Covid world

This year has been interesting to say the least, but it has also been challenging, inspiring, and unifying in such a beautiful way. We were encouraged to gain new perspectives on life and the meaningful aspects of our existence while completely letting go of our ideas on societal normalcy. This is already a globally memorable experience, and hopefully we can utilize the strength gained during this time to continue meeting others in the face of adversity.

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Every Dime Goes Right Back To Local Pockets
Every Dime Goes Right Back To Local Pockets

When Collins Metal was paying $12 per 100 pounds, customers were lined up a long way in both directions on business 74 in the eastern edge of Forest City.

"We were paying between 35 and 40 thousand (dollars) per day and every dime of it was going right back into this community," Barry Collins said of a business that has benefited the local economy for over 90 years.

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McNair Volunteer Thankful For Contact
McNair Volunteer Thankful For Contact

Rutherford County is a basket of jewels, but few outshine The McNair Educational Foundation. With offices on the three largest high school campuses, and outreach that extends as far as local kindergarten classrooms and onto college campuses, the foundation has touched thousands of lives in its 30-plus year history.

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She Can't Take Any More Pigs
She Can't Take Any More Pigs

Cathy Watson doesn't really want you to know where she lives.

She can't take any more pigs.

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Schools Open With Amazing Saefty Results

The Rutherford County School System is going through a strangely amazing time.

It's been strange because of Covid19.

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New Locations Set For Voting
New Locations Set For Voting

Early voting starts October 15 in Rutherford County at two new locations.

Social distancing will be observed at both the Spindale House on Main Street, Spindale and the County Annex building at 289 North Main Street Rutherfordton.

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Tears of Joy Fall
Tears of Joy Fall

An eight-year-old girl made her cry.

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32-year-old park gets an upgrade
32-year-old park gets an upgrade

New playground equipment and grading at James F. Crowe Park was completed just in time for the reopening of town parks across the county and state.

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Portion of  Highway 74 will be named Dalton
Portion of Highway 74 will be named Dalton

The Rutherford County Government, North Carolina Board of Commissioners honored Isothermal Community College President Walter Dalton on Tuesday evening by naming a portion of U.S. 74 after him.

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Food, Food, And More Food
Food, Food, And More Food

Kermit the Frog sings, "It's not easy being green."

In 90 degree heat and lifting and hauling boxes of food, volunteers at Washburn Community Outreach might well sing, "It's not easy being us."

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Food Distribution From Chase Corner Ministry Takes 3 Forms

Chase Corner Ministry, across the road from Chase High School, provides three food ministries, according to Cynthia Cooper, the agency's director. Emergency canned food is given out Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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About 20 Houses Set To Be Rehabilitated:  Some Help Coming For Low Income Housing
About 20 Houses Set To Be Rehabilitated: Some Help Coming For Low Income Housing

Rutherford County has received a $586,000 grant for housing rehab for low to moderate income homeowners from Community Development Block Grants.

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Veteran Nurse Adds Medical Services To Nonprofit Agency: Care Management Could Help Seniors With Special Needs
Veteran Nurse Adds Medical Services To Nonprofit Agency: Care Management Could Help Seniors With Special Needs

Born and raised in Bostic, Kristin Austin embodies the best in small town friendly Rutherford County.

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Living For Jesus Rescues Former Prisoners
Living For Jesus Rescues Former Prisoners

It's a thrift store. It's a golf tournament. It's a ministry to men getting out of prison. It's a long drive straight down the fairway for Jesus.

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Bond Prescribes The Tie That Binds

Dr. Chip Bond wants to fix more than your bones. The local orthopedic surgeon hopes you'll let Jesus doctor your life.

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Name announced for Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort
Name announced for Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort

The Catawba Nation today announced Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort as the name of the gaming and entertainment destination the Nation is developing in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

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Women Roofers Have Served 18 Years Together; In Scruffy Jeans, Heat And Cold, They Roofed 139 Houses
Women Roofers Have Served 18 Years Together; In Scruffy Jeans, Heat And Cold, They Roofed 139 Houses

They are among Rutherford County's most famous citizens, not for singing, dancing or throwing a football, but for putting roofs on houses.

The Women Roofers can be contacted through their Facebook page or at the office of Rutherford Housing Partnership, 828-248-3431. They are always looking for new recruits.

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Helping For  The First Time; Salvation Army Store Sees  New Needs During Covid
Helping For The First Time; Salvation Army Store Sees New Needs During Covid

Norma Murphy likes helping people. It's a value she picked up as a child in the Southern Baptist Church.

Now as the social worker for the Salvation Army Family Store on West Main in Forest City, she gets to help a lot of people with rent, utilities, food, and clothing.

She can be reached at 828-287-0855.

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