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."
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.
Rutherford County has received a $586,000 grant for housing rehab for low to moderate income homeowners from Community Development Block Grants.
Born and raised in Bostic, Kristin Austin embodies the best in small town friendly Rutherford County.
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.
Dr. Chip Bond wants to fix more than your bones. The local orthopedic surgeon hopes you'll let Jesus doctor your life.
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.
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.
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
It's a church your dog can attend.
It's a church you can ride your Harley to attend, although most folks don't.
William Logan believes his running into Joan Robbins was preordained before the foundations of the earth.
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.
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."
Daily exercise can help people avoid quarantine-related weight gain.
"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.
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.
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.
There are many reasons to support a former Baptist preacher who cares for all kinds of people.
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.
On July 4, anyone in North Carolina, regardless of age, can enjoy one of the state's best outdoor activities for free.
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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