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Emma Neal is  Distinguished Young Woman of NC
Emma Neal is Distinguished Young Woman of NC

Emma Neal, a senior at East Rutherford High School, has been named the Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina 2021. She has been awarded a $10,000 cash scholarship and will represent North Carolina in Mobile, Alabama this summer for the National Competition.

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Glenn and Lucille Hampton Daniel Foundation gives a $550,000 grant for construction of The FACTORY at KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum
Glenn and Lucille Hampton Daniel Foundation gives a $550,000 grant for construction of The FACTORY at KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum

What Is The FACTORY?

THE FACTORY is the exciting new 8,400-square-foot addition to KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum. Now under development, THE FACTORY will be a special place where youth can meet friends, ask questions, share ideas, make things, and pursue their passions.

Increasingly, jobs in our region are reflecting a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) based economy, and THE FACTORY will help our youth acquire the knowledge and develop the skills necessary to succeed in this future work environment. Youth will be encouraged to be creative, innovative, independent, and technologically literate.

The current audience for KidSenses is families with children from infancy to age 10.

THE FACTORY will be designed to engage youth from age 11 and up.

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 He Cares For People
He Cares For People

The measure of a man can often be learned from his wife.

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We Miss The Fun
We Miss The Fun

Writing about Cecil Geer is like trying to sip water from a firehose.

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After 36 years at Florence Baptist,  Dr. Bobby Gantt retires Sunday
After 36 years at Florence Baptist, Dr. Bobby Gantt retires Sunday

Good-byes will be said during an afternoon drive-thru

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Come Early, Stay Late
Come Early, Stay Late

Come early and stay late.

The Habitat Store at 269 West Main, Forest City, behind the old Charles Watkins location, hopes to sell everything.

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Drawing is therapy for County Manager Steve Garrison
Drawing is therapy for County Manager Steve Garrison

When Rutherford County Manager Steve Garrison posted five photographs of his latest big cat pencil drawings on Facebook a few weeks ago, the more than 300 people commenting said they had no idea Garrison could draw. Even close friends and neighbors didn't have a clue. The drawings are amazing, many said.

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Here's Signs Of Generosity
Here's Signs Of Generosity

If you want evidence Rutherford County is a generous place, just talk to Lisa Wilson at the Town And Country Inn and Suites in Spindale.

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2019-2020 STATE JAC, SOUTHEAST DIVISION AND NATIONAL DAR JAC CONTEST WINNERS
2019-2020 STATE JAC, SOUTHEAST DIVISION AND NATIONAL DAR JAC CONTEST WINNERS

The Griffith Rutherford Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is pleased to announce the winners of the State JAC, Southeast Division (7 southeastern states) and National levels of judging of the 2019-2020 Junior American Citizens Contest (JAC).

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100 receive Christmas gifts from Matthew Pannell Foundation
100 receive Christmas gifts from Matthew Pannell Foundation

The Matthew Pannell Shining Star Foundation conducted its annual Christmas gift give-away to over 100 people last week in Rutherford County and also women at the Bethel Colony of Mercy in Lenoir.

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Community-Wide Fall Litter Sweep Collects Over 4,700 pounds of trash
Community-Wide Fall Litter Sweep Collects Over 4,700 pounds of trash

The Rutherford County Community-Wide Fall Litter Sweep included 14 teams comprised of 85 volunteers as well as paid pickup on over 60 miles of roads. This annual collection event was held over a 6-week period to allow for weather and erratic schedules. The ongoing partnership with the teams also includes the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the towns of Spindale, Rutherfordton, and Forest City.

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Is Anybody Normal?
Is Anybody Normal?

"She's raising four disabled children," Joyce Herring shouted across the parking lot at Willette Automotive.

But aren't we all disabled in one way or another?

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Reaching Way Back
Reaching Way Back
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Gratitude Abounds!
Gratitude Abounds!

Rutherford County has a bumper crop of thankfulness to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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Short On Confidence? No!
Short On Confidence? No!

When Matthew Short builds a muscle, his first priority is to build the confidence muscle.

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Calling All Scholars
Calling All Scholars

Rutherfordton's First United Methodist Church is launching a new scholarship fund. Several hundred dollars have been raised already.

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Cliffside native receives  Spirit of North Carolina Award
Cliffside native receives Spirit of North Carolina Award

Thirteen state employees, including a Rutherford County native, from nine state agencies and universities were honored with Governor's Awards for Excellence recently during a virtual online ceremony. The highest honor a state employee may receive for dedicated service to the state and the people of North Carolina, the awards recognize accomplishments and actions that are outside of the usual scope of their job duties.

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Service Groups Gather To Help
Service Groups Gather To Help

Rev. Travis McEntyre went over the moon in joyful praise.

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FREE: At 3 Local Libraries
FREE: At 3 Local Libraries

Brush Them Teefies!

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NOTIFICATION OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER
NOTIFICATION OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER

NOTIFICATION OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER

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Reflections on the difficulties and joys experienced from working at a camp in a Covid world
Reflections on the difficulties and joys experienced from working at a camp in a Covid world

This year has been interesting to say the least, but it has also been challenging, inspiring, and unifying in such a beautiful way. We were encouraged to gain new perspectives on life and the meaningful aspects of our existence while completely letting go of our ideas on societal normalcy. This is already a globally memorable experience, and hopefully we can utilize the strength gained during this time to continue meeting others in the face of adversity.

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Every Dime Goes Right Back To Local Pockets
Every Dime Goes Right Back To Local Pockets

When Collins Metal was paying $12 per 100 pounds, customers were lined up a long way in both directions on business 74 in the eastern edge of Forest City.

"We were paying between 35 and 40 thousand (dollars) per day and every dime of it was going right back into this community," Barry Collins said of a business that has benefited the local economy for over 90 years.

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McNair Volunteer Thankful For Contact
McNair Volunteer Thankful For Contact

Rutherford County is a basket of jewels, but few outshine The McNair Educational Foundation. With offices on the three largest high school campuses, and outreach that extends as far as local kindergarten classrooms and onto college campuses, the foundation has touched thousands of lives in its 30-plus year history.

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She Can't Take Any More Pigs
She Can't Take Any More Pigs

Cathy Watson doesn't really want you to know where she lives.

She can't take any more pigs.

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Schools Open With Amazing Saefty Results

The Rutherford County School System is going through a strangely amazing time.

It's been strange because of Covid19.

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