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Foothills Nursing Consortium celebrates 25 years
Foothills Nursing Consortium celebrates 25 years

Anniversary Celebration
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.

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East Rutherford guys, R-S ladies remain atop the SMAC
East Rutherford guys, R-S ladies remain atop the SMAC

It's been 17 games and all 17 have went into the win column for the East Rutherford Men's Basketball team.

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Youth program seeks  donations to  keep doors open
Youth program seeks donations to keep doors open

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.

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Brother Wolf provides a home for animals in need
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
Brother Wolf provides a home for animals in need

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.

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Three topics:  Clemson, NFL,  Edwards
Three topics: Clemson, NFL, Edwards

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.

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Former church building to be restored
Former church building to be restored

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.

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East Men;  Central Ladies win first matchup
East Men; Central Ladies win first matchup

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.

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A new year is a time for better eating habits
A new year is a time for better eating habits

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.

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Woman uses talent to create gifts for newborns
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
Woman uses talent to create gifts for newborns

New babies born during the month of December at Rutherford Regional Medical Center received a handmade gift designed just for them.

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Watkins, Tigers get 2nd chance; NFL WIldcard matchup
Watkins, Tigers get 2nd chance; NFL WIldcard matchup

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.

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Power in the hour  Forrest Hunt  students take part in global  coding event
Power in the hour Forrest Hunt students take part in global coding event

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.

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Being a leader  Chase student's senior project is  creating Junior Beta Clubs
Being a leader Chase student's senior project is creating Junior Beta Clubs

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.

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Upcoming:  Big county  game
Upcoming: Big county game

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.

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Signs of  the season
Signs of the season

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.

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Polar Plunge on New Year's Day
Polar Plunge on New Year's Day

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.

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NFL regular  season coming  to an end
NFL regular season coming to an end

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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Sharing the story of the season First Baptist Church's live nativity is Dec. 18
Sharing the story of the season First Baptist Church's live nativity is Dec. 18

First Baptist Church in Forest City will again present a live nativity for the community on the fourth Sunday in Advent.

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High School  Basketball  Update
High School Basketball Update

High school basketball (Men's)

East Rutherford is on fire early on. The Cavs just beat Burns 94-55 this past week to run their record to 7-0, 3-0. The Cavs are winning by 20-plus points per game right now and it really is no surprise considering the roster they have.

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Rutherfordton clothing label's anniversary celebrated with new historical book
Rutherfordton clothing label's anniversary celebrated with new historical book

One of the nation's oldest women's clothing labels was started in Rutherfordton, and now, 85 years later, Doncaster and Tanner is being highlighted in a new book published by the Rutherford County Historical Society.

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High School Basketball is underway
High School Basketball is underway

High School Basketball has began all of a sudden and here is how the SMAC Men and Women are projected to do this year.

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Christmas events return to Rutherfordton on December 3
Photos Provided By: Leniece Lane
Christmas events return to Rutherfordton on December 3

The Town of Rutherfordton has decked the halls and is ready to celebrate Christmas with a parade, events and a lighting of the Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn on Saturday, Dec. 3.

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'She's always smiling'  Savana Jenkins is defying the odds of Angelman Syndrome
'She's always smiling' Savana Jenkins is defying the odds of Angelman Syndrome

Savana Jenkins has a smile that lights up her entire face - so much so that her nickname at school is Smiley - and a loving nature that goes along with it. And her smile couldn't have gotten any bigger than it did during a recent trip to the Walt Disney World Resort with Ace & TJ's Grin Kids.

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High School  football is over,  Coach Cheek retires
High School football is over, Coach Cheek retires

He won't officially retire until the end of this semester, but Coach Mike Cheek knew that this would be his last year as R-S Central's head football coach. Unfortunately, they lost to Huss in the second round of the 2AA playoffs Friday. The Hilltoppers kept it 7-0 at the half, but it all fell apart in the second half to end the season and Cheek's tenure as head coach of the Hilltoppers.

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Chase band hopes to be Washington bound in 2017
Chase band hopes to be Washington bound in 2017

The Chase High School Marching Band is waiting to hear if it will be taking part in the performance of a lifetime: for the newly elected president in 2017.

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Annual Christmas in Forest City begins November 24
Annual Christmas in Forest City begins November 24

The Town of Forest City never shines brighter than it does during the Christmas season.

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