It is finally here, the first week of High School Football has all four teams in Rutherford County with a contest this Friday night, August 18th.
The 26th Annual Hot Nights Cool Rides Car Show is fast approaching! Each year thousands flock to the small town of Forest City on the third Saturday in August (this year August 19). This free event is sponsored by the Forest City Merchants Association and the Town of Forest City. Each year over 400 cars, trucks, and motorcycles lined both sides of historic Main Street. Over 60 classes of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are represented each year. Best of show awards and special awards are also presented.
High School Football is in gear for the 2017 season, so why not go around the county and see what's going on. Practices are underway, but the first regular season games take place August 18th.
If you look up the word 'grace' in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of Mary Gladys Sams.
The Forest City Owls look to be the number one seed out of the Coastal Plain League West once the playoffs start next week. They hold a four game led in the West and have the best overall record in the CPL with two less losses than Fayetteville. However, Wilmington is coming on strong in the East, they have won 10 games in a row now.
Pastor Jamie Murphy and his wife Kelley surrounded by their children Levi, Leah, Caleb, Kara, and Micah.
Are you struggling with your defiant child? Have all of your 'tried and true' methods of parenting failed? If you're like most parents, you've probably had more than a few moments when you wondered what in the world happened to that sweet loving child that would sit in your lap and dote on every word you said.
Let's take a quick look at how I believe the Southern Piedmont 1A Football standings will shakeout this season.
John (Bill) Turner standing outside his 'museum' of antique plows and other farming equipment
It all started back in the 1970's when John (Bill) Turner started his collection of antique plows and other farming equipment. Having grown up farming in the Walls Church Community, Bill knew a thing or two about plows.
We are less than two weeks away from the start of High School Football with Three of Rutherford County's schools playing a new six team conference known as the Southwestern 2A. This conference was conformed due to this being a realignment year in the state. I will get to Thomas Jefferson soon.
Photo of Carlos Watkins by: Ty Barber
Heroes are all around us. Whether it's the EMT that performs a medical procedure at a crash scene that saves a life or a police officer whose quick thinking prevents a tragedy, they're everywhere. No others in our community deserve our support and praise more than those who rush into a raging fire to save a life or stand vigil, monitoring our condition and providing comfort as we heal from life threatening injuries or illnesses. Doctors, nurses, firefighters, EMT's and police officers, who've trained vigorously and spent countless hours preparing themselves for such an occasion, are heroes in every sense of the word.
We are halfway through the NASCAR season as 18 of 36 races are now complete. So, why not share a Dale Earnhardt Jr. memory since this is his last year of racing. I have six monumental moments of his career. This series will continue as the season progresses.
Gill Corbett, Chef and Author
When an allergic reaction sent young Gill's mother, Sherry, to the emergency room one evening, the waiting room TV was airing a show that sparked his imagination. "There I stood, feeling frozen and a little bit worried for my mom, when my eyes wandered up to the television. A cooking show called CHOPPED KIDS was on and kids were cooking! I watched with excitement and that is when my dream of being a chef on a kid's competitive cooking show was born"
The Forest City Owls will be in Coastal Plain League playoffs this season. Although, Gastonia and Florence were chasing, it was the Owls who clinched that first half Western Division in the CPL this past week.
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church members who will be going on mission trips this year- Sulley Carpenter, Rebekah McEntire, and Lisa McEntire will be going to the Ukraine in July. Karsyn Guffey (not pictured) will be going to Nicaragua in July with the Fuller
After a year of fundraising activities, the Mt. Vernon Community Club is giving back to the community that supported them. Four country ham and chicken pie suppers, along with rental proceeds from events held at the clubhouse, have netted the club $5,000.00 which were distributed to Mount Vernon-Ruth Elementary School, Hudlow Fire Department, Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, and Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.
So, it is summer and things are a little slow. Everybody seems to be on vacation. Which reminds me, who wants to take a vacation? I do!! Enough about me. Well, baseball is still going on between Legion, the Owls and Little League All-Stars. I hope all will support those efforts during the summer months.
Here is a quick update from the Owls and a couple other notes.
On Friday, June 23, 2017, the Forest City Police Department will be hosting the 20th annual Kids & Cops event at Summey Park on Learning Parkway from 9am-12pm. The event is geared toward kids ages 12 and under, but the entire family is welcome to come out and join us. This is a great opportunity to meet various first responders from all over western North Carolina and learn about the different departments that protect and serve our neighborhoods and communities.
Time sure is flying, with the Forest City Owls back in swing. As a matter of fact, one-fourth of the season is now history.
Photography by Danielle Harrison and Jullia Zelesky
"We struggled with infertility for over 12 years and had discussed fostering and the possibility of adoption, but were never on the same page. We really got the idea to adopt after our first mission trip to Lima, Peru. We worked in an orphanage (New Life Children's Home) there and began to see the need for forever families," says Vanessa Capps on the recent adoptions of McKenna and Teagan.
With the school year now closed, I thought it would be a good to review what took place this High School Sports year from August until now amongst Rutherford County Schools.
Photography by Carole Brooks
ZEBULON, N.C.--R-S Central had a chance to make school history by winning their first-ever baseball state title. Unfortunately, it was Holmes who swept in two games to take the 2A crown for 2017. Zebulon hosted the 2A State Baseball Title this past Friday night and Saturday and both games were competitive.
Photograph by Carole Brooks
He couldn't look away. Her curves held his gaze and he yearned to touch her, to own her. He wasn't the only one. She was fast. A genuine beauty, designed to capture his wildest imagination. He secretly made a vow to bring her home, and eventually, he did.
In the East Rutherford game during the third round of the baseball playoffs, it was a call by Todd Beheler, the first base coach to send Cam Snethen on a bloop hit to stretch a single into a double in the seventh. Ever since that set up, the game winning run to beat the defending 2A state champs and neighboring rival East Rutherford, R-S Central hasn't looked back.
Photograph by: Jay Jackson
The 30th day of May 1868 is designate for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades, who died in defense, of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every City, Village, and hamlet, church yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but Posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.
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