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Food, Food, And More Food
Food, Food, And More Food

Kermit the Frog sings, "It's not easy being green."

In 90 degree heat and lifting and hauling boxes of food, volunteers at Washburn Community Outreach might well sing, "It's not easy being us."

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Food Distribution From Chase Corner Ministry Takes 3 Forms

Chase Corner Ministry, across the road from Chase High School, provides three food ministries, according to Cynthia Cooper, the agency's director. Emergency canned food is given out Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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About 20 Houses Set To Be Rehabilitated:  Some Help Coming For Low Income Housing
About 20 Houses Set To Be Rehabilitated: Some Help Coming For Low Income Housing

Rutherford County has received a $586,000 grant for housing rehab for low to moderate income homeowners from Community Development Block Grants.

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Veteran Nurse Adds Medical Services To Nonprofit Agency: Care Management Could Help Seniors With Special Needs
Veteran Nurse Adds Medical Services To Nonprofit Agency: Care Management Could Help Seniors With Special Needs

Born and raised in Bostic, Kristin Austin embodies the best in small town friendly Rutherford County.

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Living For Jesus Rescues Former Prisoners
Living For Jesus Rescues Former Prisoners

It's a thrift store. It's a golf tournament. It's a ministry to men getting out of prison. It's a long drive straight down the fairway for Jesus.

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Bond Prescribes The Tie That Binds

Dr. Chip Bond wants to fix more than your bones. The local orthopedic surgeon hopes you'll let Jesus doctor your life.

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Name announced for Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort
Name announced for Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort

The Catawba Nation today announced Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort as the name of the gaming and entertainment destination the Nation is developing in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

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Women Roofers Have Served 18 Years Together; In Scruffy Jeans, Heat And Cold, They Roofed 139 Houses
Women Roofers Have Served 18 Years Together; In Scruffy Jeans, Heat And Cold, They Roofed 139 Houses

They are among Rutherford County's most famous citizens, not for singing, dancing or throwing a football, but for putting roofs on houses.

The Women Roofers can be contacted through their Facebook page or at the office of Rutherford Housing Partnership, 828-248-3431. They are always looking for new recruits.

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Helping For  The First Time; Salvation Army Store Sees  New Needs During Covid
Helping For The First Time; Salvation Army Store Sees New Needs During Covid

Norma Murphy likes helping people. It's a value she picked up as a child in the Southern Baptist Church.

Now as the social worker for the Salvation Army Family Store on West Main in Forest City, she gets to help a lot of people with rent, utilities, food, and clothing.

She can be reached at 828-287-0855.

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Service Waters Local Spigots
Service Waters Local Spigots

"And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward," Matthew 10:42

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LEAP Dreams  A New World  One Girl At A Time Can Make Dreams Come True
Three of the girls being taught confidence and aspiration by LEAP are Aniyah and Makalyla McDowell and Gracy Hodge. They gathered to talk about their goals on a recent Saturday afternoon at the POPS pavilion in Forest City.
LEAP Dreams A New World One Girl At A Time Can Make Dreams Come True

Kisha McDowell wants to change the world, one girl at a time.

One of her projects is LEAP, Leaders & Entrepreneurs for the Aspirations and Promotion of Girls.

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Marine Cpl. Ebert honored for ultimate sacrifice
Marine Cpl. Ebert honored for ultimate sacrifice

Marine Cpl. Christopher Ebert's name was called at Arlington National Cemetery Saturday morning by a group of military personnel based in Eugene, Oregon. Saturday's patriotic ceremony marked the final destination of the Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Northwest motorcyclists that traveled over 4,000 miles this year to honor soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

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Church Welcomes Dogs And Bikers And Lots More
Church Welcomes Dogs And Bikers And Lots More

It's a church your dog can attend.

It's a church you can ride your Harley to attend, although most folks don't.

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Ministry Behind Bars Changes Inmate Lives
Ministry Behind Bars Changes Inmate Lives

William Logan believes his running into Joan Robbins was preordained before the foundations of the earth.

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Meth Took All, Jesus Gave Back
Meth Took All, Jesus Gave Back
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It Takes A Village
It Takes A Village

Last Spring Rutherford County's beloved public radio station WNCW, located on the campus of Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC had to postpone its fundraiser twice, while watching the COVID-19 pandemic unfold.

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Tearful Tale Turns  Tender
Tearful Tale Turns Tender

A light-hearted afternoon of laughter turned tearful for just a moment.

Karen Carlton Park clouded up and said, "I always get emotional when I think about it."

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Avoid the  'quarantine 15'
Avoid the 'quarantine 15'

Daily exercise can help people avoid quarantine-related weight gain.

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Care For The Seriously Ill, Even Those Who Cannot Pay
Care For The Seriously Ill, Even Those Who Cannot Pay

"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.

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Need A Home? You're Not Alone
Need A Home? You're Not Alone

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.

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Their Hearts Beat For Animals
Their Hearts Beat For Animals

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.

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Compassionate Ear, Main Street Rutherfordton, Help Regardless Of Income
Compassionate Ear, Main Street Rutherfordton, Help Regardless Of Income

There are many reasons to support a former Baptist preacher who cares for all kinds of people.

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Small businesses receive emergency grants
Small businesses receive emergency grants

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.

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Fish for Free in North Carolina's Public Waters on July 4, 2020
Fish for Free in North Carolina's Public Waters on July 4, 2020

On July 4, anyone in North Carolina, regardless of age, can enjoy one of the state's best outdoor activities for free.

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Forgiving Husband Reunites With Wife
Forgiving Husband Reunites With Wife "Resentment: Drinking Poison And Expecting Other Guy To Die"

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.

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