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Memorial Day
Photograph by: Jay Jackson
Memorial Day

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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West Regional  Finals:  R-S baseball
West Regional Finals: R-S baseball

It's been over a decade since R-S Central's baseball team has reached a Western Regional Final, but they accomplished the feat last week.

East Rutherford and R-S Central played in the third round of playoffs. Unfortunately one had to lose, but it was a heck of a game, with the R-S Hilltoppers winning the playoff game!

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Sammy Peticos; 3 Time State Champ
Photograph by: Barbara Jenkins Hutchins
Sammy Peticos; 3 Time State Champ

Never before, in the history of wrestling in Rutherford County Schools, has any student captured three titles.

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Six Rutherford County teams win 1st round games
Six Rutherford County teams win 1st round games

High School Playoffs

Six Rutherford County teams won first round games.

Now, we are down to three teams left out of seven that made the postseason this Spring by this week's deadline time. R-S Central's softball team had won in the first two rounds, while East Rutherford and R-S Central baseball have made it two rounds as well.

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Car show supports military charity
Car show supports military charity

Anyone who loves cars - and particularly Corvettes - will want to mark Saturday, May 13, 2017 on their calendar. On that day from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at McNair Field in Forest City, the Rutherford County Corvettes (RCC) group will sponsor the fifth annual "Corvettes For Vets."

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Spring Playoffs arrive; Talladega thoughts
Spring Playoffs arrive; Talladega thoughts

Spring Playoffs are here for High School Sports and we have some pretty solid teams that are vying for a state title.

Wednesday was the first round, but these teams could host second round games on Saturday (5.13.17).

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Photograph provided by: Forest City Owls
"FEAR THE OWL!"

Enthusiasm and excitement abound as the 2017 season opener draws near. Designated as the 4th Best Collegiate Summer Stadium in America in 2016, McNair field is primed and ready for an action packed summer of baseball sure to fulfill every baseball lover's dreams. New decks, ticket packages, souvenirs, and promotional events are in keeping with the tradition of providing excellent entertainment and quality ballgames for Forest City and Rutherford County.

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It's official,  Watkins  a Texan
It's official, Watkins a Texan

It was big week and in more ways than one.

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MayFest on Main Street
Photo by: Leniece Lane
MayFest on Main Street

It's that time of the year again. The long awaited MayFest on Main Street is just a few days ahead. Downtown Rutherfordton will once again be filled with visitors from all around our region as the streets transform into a mass of arts and crafts and activities that will entertain young and old alike.

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Introducing Trinity Christian School's Inaugural Baseball Team
Carole Brooks Photo
Introducing Trinity Christian School's Inaugural Baseball Team

For the first time in it's 43 year history, Trinity Christian School is fielding a baseball team. Comprised of 4th - 8th graders, these young men are playing their hearts out in their inaugural season.

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R-S,  East baseball  tied at break
R-S, East baseball tied at break

Just two weeks of SMAC play is left and a regular season baseball title is up for grabs.

Now that Crest has lost three of their last five games...the SMAC title may just go to R-S Central or East Rutherford. Both teams are tied atop the standings, but East Rutherford has the head-to-head advantage at this moment. Both teams also have a two-game lead over everyone else.

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Rutherford Housing Partnership Hosts  9th Annual Gears  and Gables Ride
Rutherford Housing Partnership Hosts 9th Annual Gears and Gables Ride

Rutherford Housing Partnership is hosting its 9th annual Gears & Gables cycling ride May 6 in conjunction with downtown Rutherfordton's MayFest celebration. The nonprofit organization provides urgent home repairs for families in need. RHP provides materials; volunteers provide labor.

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SMAC Softball confusing...in a good way this season
SMAC Softball confusing...in a good way this season

As of now, East Rutherford (10-2, 8-2) and R-S Central (12-2, 9-2) baseball are still battling for second and third overall in conference play and for the first 2A seed in the SMAC. Central may have the pitching edge, but East is probably better from an offensive standpoint. Still, both are really good baseball teams as we get into the last 6 games or so of the regular season.

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Rutherford County Native Son Is Making Waves Sound waves that is, and a whole lot more
Rutherford County Native Son Is Making Waves Sound waves that is, and a whole lot more

With over thirty years of experience as a professional audio engineer, Dennis Jones, is busy making waves in WNCW's Studio B. This week, Dennis is setting up his equipment for a live to air recording session of a newly discovered band out of Asheville, North Carolina, interestingly named "Black Robin Hero".

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Solid short  track race at Martinsville
Solid short track race at Martinsville

As for Martinsville, sometimes, your right as I correctly predicted Brad Keselowski to win on Sunday. It was just a matter of time before he won there. Placing runner-up twice in the last four attempts, it was just meant to be.

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Nowhere to park?
Nowhere to park?

Don't you just hate driving around while looking for that perfect spot to park? You know the one that is just right. It's nice and wide and easily accessible. Well, look no more because Rutherford County is teaming with great parks!

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Prep Update; Martinsville  is up next
Prep Update; Martinsville is up next

Email your questions, pictures, scores, etc. to photos@rutherfordweekly.com

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Improving and  promoting  outdoor recreation in Rutherford County
Improving and promoting outdoor recreation in Rutherford County

In 2003, ROC President, Jerry Stensland, saw a need for an organization that could help improve outdoor recreation in Rutherford County. He created Rutherford Outdoor Coalition (ROC) to fill this need.

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Local  sports update
Local sports update

Softball

R-S Central softball (7-1, 5-0) is still on a roll, aside from the 1-0 non-conference loss to Chesnee, the Lady Hilltoppers are undefeated in conference play. The pitching has been solid with Haley White and Madison Crain. Hitting was a question coming into the season, but they have answered that issue pretty handily.

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Local beekeeper receives grant that's the bees knees
Local beekeeper receives grant that's the bees knees

Jackson Corbin comes from a long line of beekeepers, but it wasn't until he was in his early 20s that he began to consider becoming one himself.

"I was watching a TV show on bees and thought that it might be something I'd like to get into," he said.

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Local sports, NCAA Tourney, NASCAR
Local sports, NCAA Tourney, NASCAR

Local Sports:

R-S Central softball (5-1, 4-0) is legit, but they did fall to a very tough Chesnee last week in non-conference play. They will have East Burke this Friday (3/17) and East Rutherford on 3/24.

East Rutherford (2-1, 1-1) lost their first game last week to Burns, but this young group should be interesting to watch. Scoring hasn't been a problem with 19 runs in 3 games.

Chase (3-1, 2-1) has battled to gain a couple of close wins so far, but lost their first game to Crest last week. They host KIngs Mountain on the 21st.

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Safety reminders as you send kids out to play this spring
Chris Burley with Safe Kids Rutherford County explained to students across the county the importance of bicycle helmets. More than 13,000 students in third grade have received bicycle helmets since 2003.
Safety reminders as you send kids out to play this spring

As the season changes, now is the perfect time for parents to be considering safety so their children won't be singing the summertime blues.

Kids in Rutherford County are already heading outside to play, and keeping them safe is a top concern for Safe Kids Rutherford County as well as area pediatricians.

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East  falls  on court
East falls on court

Sometimes Goliath falls....such is the case with East Rutherford's Men's Basketball team this year. I hate to make the comparison, but East Rutherford was the team to beat coming into the 2A postseason.

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Heritage museum  preserves the history of African Americans  in Rutherford County
Heritage museum preserves the history of African Americans in Rutherford County

Nestled in the Grahamtown Community is a museum that serves to preserve the heritage of the community and the county.

The African American Heritage Museum of Rutherford County began in 2012, and received its non-profit status last fall. The museum is located in the Old Dunbar Community Center on Hardin Road, and is open by appointment.

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East men  halfway to  hoops title
East men halfway to hoops title

A quest for a 2A state title is still alive for the East Rutherford Men's basketball team.

East Rutherford beat Mount Pleasant and Huss. Then they took down T.W. Andrews Saturday night in the third round.

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