Some of our best and worst experiences often involve something as simple as what is said to us. A polite 'hello' or 'thank you' spoken at just the right moment can make a bad day better in an instant. We all know that a genuine smile can brighten even the darkest hours and a kind gesture can shape our opinion of someone we've just met.
Forest City Owls
The things that form bonds of friendship are many and for Arnold Clayton and Ray Anthony of Grover that glue is their love of handcrafting traditional stringed musical instruments.
Forest City Owls
The kids are out of school and the summer sun is heating everything up in Rutherford County. Warm nights and sunshiny days are luring us all outside. With flip flops, tank tops and cut-off's coming to the front of our closets, we're all grasping at every opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. We've waited a long time for it and we all know it'll be over far too soon.
As injury has hit the Astros, Tyler White has stepped back into the first base role in Houston for now. He has reached base four times in his last five appearances, so it's good to see him have opportunity again within the organization. And why not? "The Great White" is fairly popular with the fans in Houston.
Julie Pittman, an English teacher at R-S Central High School, is a 2018 James G. K. McClure Award recipient from Rutherford County. The McClure Award is dedicated to support Mrs. Pittman's participation in Go Global NC's "Global Teachers" annual professional development program. Mrs. Pittman will participate in the Global Teachers - China 2018 program this summer as a member of a delegation of 35 teachers from across North Carolina.
Post 423 is still undefeated and ran the record to 9-0 after beating Cherryville on Sunday 5-2. Pitching is a key deal considering they have at least three solid ones in Jace Crowe, Marty Barella and Storm Mace. They still have work to do, but Post 423 is playing extremely well considering Cherryville had only lost one area loss this season. Cherryville had won nine straight games coming into Sunday's match up.
Ken Hardin, Owner and Pharmacist
Born and raised in Forest City, brothers Ken and Marshall Hardin have made their mark on our local history. Even as children the brothers were 'wired to work'. They learned early on that hard work and diligence paid off, so it wasn't a surprise that back in the early 1970's they put together a plan that resulted in the now well-known and successful Hardin's Drug. "We started with nothing other than each other." said Ken Hardin.
College World Series
Forest City Owls
By now, most everyone in the county has heard about The Women Roofers -- those exceptional women that have gained notoriety for providing urgently needed repairs to the homes of qualified homeowners in the county. They help with a lot of projects, but mostly, they replace leaky roofs. They've been doing it for 15 years and they've received a good bit of publicity for their good work. They're kind of 'famous' around here.
Post 423 has started out 6-0 on the year and have a pretty strong cast of players on the roster this season. A year ago, they were a force to reckon with, but now that the majority of the team is back, they could be a tougher out this season. However, they are now on graduation break and will not return to the field until June 20th when they face Cherryville at home.
"The Engineering Discovery Camp, a partnership between Isothermal Community College and North Carolina State University, engages campers in the engineering design process (EDP) through team-based hands-on activities. Rather than simply following directions like you would when assembling a model airplane, the campers are challenged with a specific problem to solve but the solution remains open ended." says Dale Gaddis, Camp Director.
It appears the only team in the ACC left in the running for the National title is North Carolina, unless Duke somehow made it past Georgia on Monday.
Clemson, N.C. State and Florida State were all upset at home, while Louisville fell at Texas Tech. The Tarheels will now face Stetson and they remind me of Coastal Carolina from a couple of years ago. Stetson's pitching is not bad, but they can certainly hit the baseball and play defense. The only difference is that Coastal Carolina had way better pitching and they were clutch when they needed to be.
What do Star Wars, computers, Pokémon, T-shirt design, and superheroes all have in common? Enroll your children in one or more of our exciting summer camps and let them find out for themselves. Starting in June, KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum will offer a wide variety of fun, educational camps which will both delight and educate children age five to fifteen.
Marion's 12th Annual Liver Mush Festival-
It's a Squeal!
Saturday, June 2, 2018 5:00-9:00PM
Main Street, Historic Downtown Marion
Here is to the most exciting of the races the past weekend. I always love the Indy 500. The tradition, the legacy, the biggest prize in motor sports of all.
Summer baseball is finally returning to McNair Field. The 2018 season opener is drawing near, and the entire community is ready for action. Fresh off their victories as the 2017 First Half and Second Half Division Champions, the Owls are ready to provide an action-packed summer for our baseball-loving community.
It was a great Spring sports season for many teams in the county, but none of them could come up with state titles. There were only two left from last week as they reached the third round of the postseason.
SMCC summer staff from the 1980's. O.A. and Charlotte Fish are on the far left.
"South Mountain Christian Camp (SMCC) began in 1974 with a few tents up on a hillside....
High School Baseball
R-S Central baseball has won eight playoff games in the last calendar year after defeating West Iredell in round one and Anson 4-1 in the second round.
Central played a very tough Ledford team on Tuesday and if they advance will likely play North Davidson at home Friday at 7pm.
East Rutherford's season came to an end as Franklin beat them on the road 4-3. It was an up and down season all year as they won 14 games, but lost by errors in round one. That isn't typical Cavalier baseball. Still, East Rutherford is a threat ever time they step on the field.
Right here, in the heart of the county, local news is being produced weekly by the students of Isothermal Community College's Broadcast and Production Technology program. "Every semester, a new group of broadcasting students get to learn the reality of television show production. It takes a lot of people and a lot of time working as a team to produce just a few minutes of television." said Carolyn Young, Video Broadcasting Instructor. "And, what better way to learn than to actually create a weekly show."
High School Playoffs
R-S Central softball (18-4, 13-2) and baseball (21-3, 14-1) should be at home for quite a while should they keep winning. Both opened at home Wednesday and will stay at home Saturday if they advanced. There is a chance that Central softball could only get one round at home though depending on how the bracket falls.
Back in 1937, the first two Rutherford County natives wrote their names in baseball history.
Come out to enjoy the warm southern nights and cool spring days of this annual festival in Downtown Rutherfordton. As one of the longest running festivals in the area, MayFest has grown into one of the premier weekend destinations for locals and visitors alike. Artists and craftsmen proudly display their unique and one of a kind merchandise while live music, flavorful scents and children's laughter fill the air. Activities for all ages provide entertainment and fun filled moments for everyone.
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