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The Holiday Season Kicks Off In Forest City With Annual Lighting Ceremony
The Holiday Season Kicks Off In Forest City With Annual Lighting Ceremony
Carriage rides will again be offered during the holiday activities in downtown Forest City on Saturday nights from 6 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Saturday, Dec. 6.
The Holiday Season Kicks Off In Forest City With Annual Lighting Ceremony

The holiday season will officially begin in downtown Forest City Thursday night during the Annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m. 

 
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Isothermal Embraces Its Future While Honoring Its Past
Isothermal Embraces Its Future While Honoring Its Past
An aerial view of campus in the 1980s, prior to construction of the communications building.
Isothermal Embraces Its Future While Honoring Its Past

In September 1964, the citizens of Rutherford County voted nearly 18 to 1 for a bond issue to build the first buildings that would create the campus of Isothermal Community College. Fifty years later, the College has grown to include a campus in Polk County, offers 87 programs of study, provides customized training to area business and is home to Rutherford Early College High School.

 
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Thomas Jefferson, R-S Central Open Postseason With Wins
Thomas Jefferson, R-S Central Open Postseason With Wins

Thomas Jefferson has finally won a football playoff game! 

The past two seasons, both have ended in first round playoff losses. This past Friday, Coach Jerry Cash and his players earned the school’s first ever playoff win on the gridiron. The Gryphons Tyler Mitchell came up big when they needed him too. Following South Stanly’s only lead of the game at 8-6 in the first half, Mitchell took an 85-yard kickoff to the house and then he finalized the game with a 50-yard touchdown reception to cap a 33-14 win.

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100 Years Of Caring, Sharing & Giving Ellenboro’s Woman’s Club Centennial
100 Years Of Caring, Sharing & Giving Ellenboro’s Woman’s Club Centennial
Side by side at their 100 year display salute are (left) Frances Bailey, member since 1960 and (on right) club President Diane Murray.
100 Years Of Caring, Sharing & Giving Ellenboro’s Woman’s Club Centennial

In 1914 the Ellenboro Betterment Club was organized by local resident Hattie Poe Johnson. Mr. Ross Hill, the county superintendent of education at the time, had asked Mrs. Johnson to organize a club so it could help with a school bond vote which was coming up. 

 
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Outdoor Truths
Outdoor Truths
One of my favorite creations in our world is that thing we call a “day.” You know, that 24 hours that comes to an end only to begin another 24 hours.  Read More ...

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Leaf Looking
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Mary Terry Bennick, 58

Mary Terry Bennick, 58, of Gilkey passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014. 


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listen To Life
listen To Life

What ghosts do you fear?

    One of the things I remember from trick-or-treating as a child at Halloween is that my younger brother was scared to death of ghosts.  Or, actually other kids dressed as ghosts.

    He and I would be walking from one neighbor’s house to another and all of a sudden, he would scream and start crying.  I would look around and there was a kid dressed as a ghost.  I would hug him until “the ghost” walked on by.

    He was afraid of ghosts not because they were ghosts but because they were dressed in all white.  You see when he was a baby and later as a preschooler, he had surgery a couple of times.  All of the OR people wore white as did the other nurses and doctors.  He associated their white dress and the white sheets of “the ghosts” with pain.

    It’s easy for us to associate the ghosts of previous pain with present opportunities.  We can choose to fear these moments because of the past.

    Make a positive life today by redefining your reality.  Look for the positive and you’ll see it as you make a positive life in this negative world. Read More ...

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