There are nearly half a million children in North Carolina under the age of 18 who live in poverty. NETworX Rutherford believes that through the community's support, those numbers can decrease.
February has been Heart-2-Heart month on the campus of Isothermal Community College, and on Valentine's Day the Student Government Association hosted an event that focused on all matters of the heart.
Well, the men of East Rutherford's basketball team just completed a 26-0 season. Six more wins and they become state champs for the second time since 2011.
Kirk Wilkerson, who was diagnosed in 2016 with Smoldering Multiple Myeloma, will take part in a fundraising event for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma. He will climb to the base camp at Mount Everest in 2018.
An insurance policy changed Kirk Wilkerson's life.
Wilkerson, owner of Covenant Advisory Group, went to write an insurance policy on himself and instead of getting the preferred rates he had pictured, he was instead declined.
East Rutherford got past R-S Central for the second time this season in a 61-49 victory to remain unbeaten at 23-0, 16-0.
Willow Ridge Rehabilitation and Living Center now has a permanent way to honor those who have served in the Armed Forces at their Rutherfordton facility.
There we all were...it was the third quarter and New England stared at a 25-point deficit. Nobody had ever comeback from that margin to win the Super Bowl. Well, nobody has seen a quarterback and coach as focused to winning as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
The oldest continuously family-owned and operated retail store in North Carolina is located in none other than Rutherford County. And while Washburn General Store has that distinction, and has become a tourist destination over the years, for those in the community it's simply the place to be.
East Rutherford basketball is still undefeated (19-0, 12-0) as we end the regular season. The Cavs just beat Shelby for the second time in 10 days. The toughest contest looks to be R-S Central down the stretch.
Foothills Nursing Consortium's 25th anniversary celebration
Friday, Feb. 17, at noon
The Foundation Performing Arts and Conference Center
Cost: $20; tickets may be purchased online at foundationshows.org
Dr. Tony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the W. Boyce Professor and Chair of Urology at Wake Forest will speak. Dr. Atala is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine. His work focuses on growing human cells, tissues and organs. His work was listed in 2007 as Time Magazine's top 10 medical breakthroughs of the year, by Discover Magazine in 2007 as the Number 1 Top Science Story of the Year in the field of medicine, by Smithsonian Magazine in 2010 as one of 40 things to know about the next 40 years, by Time Magazine in 2011 as one of the top 5 medical breakthroughs of the year, by the Huffington post in 2011 as one of 18 great ideas for the future, and by Time Magazine in 2013 as one of 5 discoveries that will change the future of organ transplants. Dr. Atala was named by Scientific American in 2010 as a Medical Treatments Leader of the Year for his contributions to the fields of cell, tissue and organ regeneration, by U.S. News & World Report in 2009 in as one of 14 Pioneers of Medical Progress in the 21st Century, by the American Association of Retired Persons in 2012 as one of the 50 influential people who will make life better, and by Scientific American in 2015 as one of the world's most influential people in biotechnology.
It's been 17 games and all 17 have went into the win column for the East Rutherford Men's Basketball team.
Tracy Williams can't imagine doing anything but working with at-risk youth. It's a path, she said, God put her on more than 25 years ago.
Karen Parker, chapter manager for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Rutherford County, feeds a dog treat to one of the shelter's dogs. The no kill shelter has been open since July 2016, and since that time has taken in 136 animals - 91 of which have been adop
Tommy Pickles currently calls the building at 1366 US 221 North in Rutherfordton. So do Jingles, Cali and Sophie. Each of them awaits adoption from the Rutherford County Chamber of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.
I can remember sitting on the couch. I was about four and I saw Clemson running down the hill, wearing orange jerseys and hearing Tiger Rag play as it was all set in motion. Right then, I chose Clemson and I never stopped.
A historic building on Main Street in Cliffside is set to be restored by two local couples with a passion for preserving the past.
Johnny and Karin White and Jason and Amy Drum have purchased the building that was once home to Cliffside Baptist Church, and have a vision of turning the building into a hub of the community once again.
It was standing room only and in either game, nobody could get away from the other, but the rivalry would end up in a varsity split.
The holiday season has past, and next comes the season many of us have dreaded: It's the season of getting back on track with healthy eating and exercise.
Volunteer Vickey Gendron, left, made Santa hats for newborns for the month of December. The idea was brought to Gendron by Birth Place Director Deana Greene, right,. The two are planning to do special hats throug the year. Pictured holding her newborn dau
New babies born during the month of December at Rutherford Regional Medical Center received a handmade gift designed just for them.
College Football National Title
Clemson (13-1) at Alabama (14-0) (Monday Jan 9 at 8pm)
Former Chase Trojan, Carlos Watkins will get a second chance to play for a National Title at Clemson after the Tigers mauled Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl 31-0. Watkins had two sacks, two pass breakups and three tackles in the win. Watkins now has 10.5 sacks this season which leads the team.
Students at Forrest Hunt Elementary can now say they have something in common with Apple's Steve Wozniak: They have begun to learn the basics of computer programming.
High school students are encouraged to choose a senior project theme that is something they are passionate about. Chase High student Madison Galloway did just that - and as part of her project on Beta, has helped Cliffside and Harris Elementary Schools in launching Junior Beta Clubs.
One of the most anticipated high school basketball games of the new year happens on Tuesday, January 3rd. R-S Central will go to East Rutherford for Men's and Women's action.
The tree on the courthouse lawn was lighted again for the first time in 10 years. Funds were raised to light the tree again, and the Town of Rutherfordton worked along with other organizations to provide the electricity and lights for the tree. (Rftn Christmas tree lighting 1) During the tree lighting, various musical performances were held for those in attendance. The tree lighting took place just after the Rutherfordton Christmas Parade.
The 9th Annual New Year's Day Polar Plunge in Lake Lure will be held Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at the Lake Lure Inn & Spa Pool.
Well, it's Christmas time! Basketball is in full swing. The NFL and College Football season will soon come to an end. While I am at it, here are my top 9 rankings for both NFL conferences and my top 3 bowl games with an ACC team in it.
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