Saturday, October 13th, from 2-4pm in the East Rutherford High School Cafeteria, friends and family of Tommy Hicks will gather to remember the man that had such an amazin' life and influence on Rutherford County and surrounding areas.
Landdis A. Hollifield Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
It's been six years since Bill Haynes of Hendersonville suffered a severe stroke that left his right side paralyzed and took away his ability to speak. Time, rehabilitation and determination recently helped him do what he once thought was impossible - climb five trails at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park in one day.
On Saturday, October 6, The Foundation Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC will present 14-year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist EmiSunshine, in a concert suitable for the entire family. Emi will be accompanied by her band made up of her father on bass, her brother on mandolin and her uncle on drums.
On Friday, September 28 at 5pm, family and friends featured in the just released book, Heart on Wheels: Amazin' Stories from the Life of Tommy Hicks 1954-2017, by author Pat Jobe, will celebrate the release of the book at Next Door Books on Thomas Street in Forest City. Free and open to the public, this event will feature readings and personal stories about the man that touched so many lives.
It's unusual for two teams in Rutherford County to be 5-0 on the football field at one time. I actually can't find it anywhere in the record books. Thomas Jefferson and East Rutherford will hit the road and try to go to 6-0 this week.
Tracy Davis Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences NC Cooperative Extension
Once a year, the Rutherford County Extension and Community Association (ECA) members are involved in a fun and fellowship day for themselves, stepping aside from their monthly community service projects and educational programs.
No doubt, the game of the week is at East Rutherford. First, all four football teams in Rutherford County won last Friday. We have to go back to August 26th of 2016 when that last happened. Every school is also at home this Friday night.
After several days of training and orientation to the district, all new Rutherford County Schools teachers were joined by their mentors and principals, district administration, and the Board of Education for RCSNC's annual New Teacher Breakfast. A morning of introductions, fellowship, warm welcomes and silliness served as a fantastic kickoff for around 50 teachers new to the Rutherford County Schools teaching family.
The 27th Annual Hot Nights Cool Rides Car Show is fast approaching! Each year thousands flock to the small town of Forest City, North Carolina on the third weekend in August. It begins Saturday, August 18 at 9am and will continue until 8pm. This event is sponsored by the Forest City Merchants Association and the Town of Forest City. Each year over 400 cars, trucks, and motorcycles line both sides of the manicured, tree-lined historic Main Street. Over 60 classes of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are represented each year.
If you want to see what a community dry goods and hardware store looked like 100 or more years ago, then you need to hop in your car and head for Washburn General Store near Bostic in Rutherford County.
It's that time of the year, high school football practice has began for teams this week and since that is the case, let's take a quick look at my preseason rankings. First week schedules begin August 17th.