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Gryphons fall,  East wins again,  both to playoffs
Gryphons fall, East wins again, both to playoffs

Thomas Jefferson played their worst game of the season and fell on the road this past week to Union Academy 30-24 last week. Despite a third string quarterback due to injuries, the Gryphons still had a chance, but couldn't complete the regular season undefeated.

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pa•tri•ot  noun  1. a person who loves, supports, and defends his country Charles
Bud Byers holding a photograph of himself and Rob O'Neill. "I was very honored to get to spend some time with Rob O'Neill, the Navy Seal that killed Osama Bin Laden."
pa•tri•ot noun 1. a person who loves, supports, and defends his country Charles "Bud" Byers noun 1. Patriot

"You know, the time is right. We've got people desecrating the American Flag, high-dollar football players refusing to stand for the National Anthem, a President that's really standing up for the country, and Veterans Day coming up...the timing couldn't be any better for something like this All of this - I've done all of this myself." says 80 year old Air Force Veteran, Bud Byers. "One day I just said, 'I'm going to do this.' I started with one flagpole with an American Flag, North Carolina State Flag, and an MIA Flag from the Vietnam War, and it just grew and grew...I sat up late at night and drew the figures and I just did it the way I planned it."

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Slideshow

 ROC Rail Trail Clean-up
ROC Rail Trail Clean-up
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Above and Beyond
Above and Beyond
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Cartwheels 4 Colby
Cartwheels 4 Colby
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Obituaries

Danny Roland, age 55
Danny Roland, age 55

Danny Roland, age 55, of Bostic, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

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Evelyn Marie Couch Garland age 62

Evelyn Marie Couch Garland age 62 of Caroleen, passed away on October 18, 2017.

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Faye DuSharm Cole, 80

Faye DuSharm Cole, 80 of Ellenboro, passed away November 1, 2017.

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Hoyt William McEntyre age 86

Hoyt William McEntyre age 86 of Rutherfordton, passed away on October 29, 2017.

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Irene McMurry, 96
Irene McMurry, 96

Irene McMurry, 96, of Rutherfordton, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017.

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Louise C. Boydston, age 89
Louise C. Boydston, age 89

Louise C. Boydston, age 89, of Mooresboro, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017.

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Mildred Skipper, age 96
Mildred Skipper, age 96

Mildred Skipper, age 96, of Forest City, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017.

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Rev. William Ray Crowder, Sr, age 84
Rev. William Ray Crowder, Sr, age 84

Rev. William Ray Crowder, Sr, age 84 of Asheville, and formerly a long time resident of Forest City, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

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Ruby Campbell, age 85
Ruby Campbell, age 85

Ruby Campbell, age 85, of Forest City, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017.

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Senior Master Sergeant Forrest Marvin Matheney, USAF, Retired, age 74
Senior Master Sergeant Forrest Marvin Matheney, USAF, Retired, age 74

Senior Master Sergeant Forrest Marvin Matheney, USAF, Retired, age 74 of Ocala, Florida passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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Wayne Ammons, age 59
Wayne Ammons, age 59

Wayne Ammons, age 59 passed away on Saturday October 28, 2017.

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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Outdoor Truths

I spent Saturday morning with about eight other friends and acquaintances, hunting deer. My mood was still melancholy because of the unseasonably warm weather, but the company and camaraderie made up for it.

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Church News

Church News 11-09-2017
Church News 11-09-2017

Crosslink Church

Sat. Nov. 11, 2pm. Games, prizes, face painting, Cakewalk. Free hotdogs. Singing 4-7pm featuring: The Faith Walkers, The Streets, Sara Petty. 241 W. Main St., Spindale.

West Point Baptist Church in Rutherfordton

Chain Reaction Youth Rally, Sat. Nov. 11, 4-8:30pm. Event for students Middle School through College. Age specific break-out sessions will be led by local & youth pastors. Info, Josh Pruitt: jspruitt1994@gmail.com or 828-287-0165.

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Community News

Community News 11-09-2017
Community News 11-09-2017

Harris Elementary School Fall Festival: Thurs. Nov. 9, 4-8pm. Games, Concessions, Bingo, Cake Walk, Face painting, Inflateables, raffle, food & more. 3330 US Hwy. 221S, Forest City. 828-248-2354.

Special Men's Prayer Breakfast Honoring All Veterans, Sat. Nov. 11, 8am at Pilgrims Way Baptist Church; 485 Hamilton Rd, Rutherfordton, off Hwy 64 in Greenhill. Pastor Wayne Stafford, 828-429-1616.

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Photos

Above and Beyond
Above and Beyond
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