Daily exercise can help people avoid quarantine-related weight gain.
"Hospice" is a word that means different things to different people.
Mostly it is a word that brings up images of nurses, social workers, chaplains, doctors, and volunteers who work with seriously ill patients in kind and caring ways.
Housing in Rutherford County is a mixed bag of need, shortage of units, aging stock, and local leaders determined to change things for the better.
For better or worse, it will take years to fix.
When Rozanne Esparza opens the front door of the Rescued Treasures thrift store in downtown Forest City, she is opening her heart to animals as she has done since she was 14 years old.
There are many reasons to support a former Baptist preacher who cares for all kinds of people.
With funding from Facebook, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and Rutherford County Economic Development dozens of businesses in Rutherford County recently received a Small Business Emergency Grant due to impact COVID-19 had on the individual businesses.
On July 4, anyone in North Carolina, regardless of age, can enjoy one of the state's best outdoor activities for free.
Clyde Marston was born in 1929 and will celebrate his 91st birthday this August with his wife, Annabelle.
But that's really the end of the story.
The Town of Rutherfordton's new Police Chief Clint Ingle is committed to serving the residents of Rutherfordton to the best of his ability. He began his duties on May 1 upon the retirement of Chief Kevin Lovelace.
On June 8, 2020, the Lake Lure Lions Club made its annual donation to the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach located at 2556 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC.
While it's important for teens to be safe anytime they get behind the wheel, during summertime it's critical that young people are even more alert on the roads. The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is known as the 100 Deadliest Days, when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen driver historically rise.
Writing about Bobby England is like trying to take a sip of water out of a fire hose. There is just so much to tell.
The distinguished, folksy, down home, family doctor is living in retirement after fulfilling a lifelong dream of coming back to Rutherford County and serving his friends and neighbors.
Judy Toney just beats all.
No, no, don't get cranky. She is not the last word, or the big Kahuna, or the hottest dog on the block.
Two Grandfathers Share Stories With Their Oldest Grandson
Have a happy & safe Memorial Day Weekend
PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!
This rising seventh grader is a cancer survivor and is celebrating an amazing milestone.
Maryssa Dysart of Cliffside, who turns 12 years old on June 1, successfully completed a two-year regiment of chemotherapy treatments for her leukemia at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte on April 19.
For many years, Forest City was known as Little Detroit. We had a car lot on every corner, but the car business is still a bedrock of the local economy and although the virus crisis has slowed business, dealers are still dealing and cars are still rolling off lots.
While the COVID-19 virus seeks to separate and isolate, Rutherford County native Carlos Watkins of the NFL's Houston Texans is staying connected by taking Small Town friendly values like giving to others deep in the heart of Texas. On Thursday April 16, Watkins bought breakfast for essential workers at the Houston-based Jetco Trucking Company before they left to deliver essential items to grocery stores and other facilities.
At Oh Suzannah in Spindale a handful of seamstresses are making between 1,000 to 1,500 face masks per day in these times of COVID-19 when wearing a mask is required in many areas to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Heroism is being redefined.
From grocery clerks to truck drivers and delivery workers, we are learning a new appreciation for people who make things happen in our lives.
And there is a new and heartfelt appreciation for healthcare workers.
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced the Save Small Business Fund on April 16, granting short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories.
Volunteers, many wearing gloves and face masks, unloaded a tractor-trailer of surplus food for disadvantaged folks recently at South Mountain Christian Camp. The effort is part of Washburn Community Outreach. The food is provided by Second Harvest Metro
The Rev. Sam Burleson evoked the Holy Spirit and prayed over all the chaos and fear of the coronavirus outbreak thanking God for the more than 40 volunteers who showed up to distribute food, but Anita Behrns may have gotten off the best prayer when she said in gratitude, "Today more than ever."
Behrns and her husband Richard are among the head knockers at the Washburn Community Outreach which has recently fed thousands through its food bank.
Food service in Rutherford County is a whole new world.
"Second Timothy tells us to walk by faith, not by sight. My faith is all I have," Rev. Keith Lipsey, pastor New Bethel AME Church.
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