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Chaplains Serve In Tender Moments
Chaplains Serve In Tender Moments

For many families, it is the tenderest moment of all.

For the Hospice Chaplains who serve those families it is rare and precious duty.

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Some Find Treasure - Volunteers call NETworX,
Some Find Treasure - Volunteers call NETworX, "Just what I've been looking for."

At least two supporters think they found treasure in NETworX.

Bud Deck, a consummate volunteer and leader said when he learned about the empowerment program, one of his first thoughts was, "This is just what I've been looking for."

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"Let's Ride Through Town" Downtown Forest City Lights Bring Folks From Near and Far

Christmas lights over Forest City kick off the season as much as anything.

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Many View Chimney Rock Quarter Million Visitors Come To Great Big Old Rock Yearly
Many View Chimney Rock Quarter Million Visitors Come To Great Big Old Rock Yearly

There are as many ways to see Chimney Rock as there are sets of eyes for looking.

Ornithologist see and hear the birds.

Geologists see every crack in every rock.

Botanists see which tree every twig comes from.

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You Will Not Fade Away...  Young Singers, Musicians  Believe In An Unfading Lord Jesus
You Will Not Fade Away... Young Singers, Musicians Believe In An Unfading Lord Jesus

There is a unifying name at the heart of their music.

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Beauty Is The Job, Nov. 16  Domestic Violence Education And Support Group Appeals For Planting Help
Beauty Is The Job, Nov. 16 Domestic Violence Education And Support Group Appeals For Planting Help

Here's a chance to make the world more beautiful.

It may feel strange that the Domestic Violence Education And Support Group is so interested in making the Purple Martin Greenway more beautiful, along with the rest of the world, but consider how coming out of domestic violence makes the survivors more beautiful.

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Are They Ghosts? Angels?  Stories From Local Folks Confirm Spirits Are Here About
Are They Ghosts? Angels? Stories From Local Folks Confirm Spirits Are Here About

Halloween is a time for ghost stories.

And angel stories.

They are in volumes in local libraries, although librarians do say that even the books will sometimes do a disappearing act.

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Coat Drive Warms Hearts And Arms  Multi-Agency Effort Touches Hundreds Of Local Disadvantaged People
Coat Drive Warms Hearts And Arms Multi-Agency Effort Touches Hundreds Of Local Disadvantaged People

New and gently used coats, scarves, shoes, gloves, and hats can be dropped off at the Lake Lure Police Department, Rutherfordton Police Department, Forest City Police Department, offices of Rutherford Weekly and The Daily Courier.

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Thermal Belt Rail Trail  Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, October 19
Thermal Belt Rail Trail Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, October 19

The Thermal Belt Rail Trail will officially open on Saturday, October 19, 2019, with a day of activities surrounding the celebration. The Celebration will take place from 9am until 3pm and the public is invited and encouraged to participate. Come and stay all day, or simply visit a part of the Trail that you have not yet explored.

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Talk Sparks Salem Church Church Invites All Comers To A Meal Of Fun And Community
Talk Sparks Salem Church Church Invites All Comers To A Meal Of Fun And Community

The church will not die.

Say what you like about preachers and Bibles and church houses, there is something there that always speaks of a real and present spirit.

Consider the Salem Dinners Unplugged, a truly innovative approach to worship, teaching, and getting folks off their cell phones.

What?

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 Weekly Opens New Office Downtown Forest City Is Good For Customers, Readers New Office Located at 157 West Main Street
Weekly Opens New Office Downtown Forest City Is Good For Customers, Readers New Office Located at 157 West Main Street

Rutherford Weekly's new home is another step in serving the county and surrounding communities.

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Heroics Do The Right Thing R.S. Grad Gives Back To Kids In Memory Of His Dad
Heroics Do The Right Thing R.S. Grad Gives Back To Kids In Memory Of His Dad

There is sports heroism and then there is human kindness heroism. Jared Foster Smith knows about both.

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Duo Makes Great Music Champagne Charlie's Roots Are Pure Rutherford
Duo Makes Great Music Champagne Charlie's Roots Are Pure Rutherford
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The "free fair" in Ellenboro September 17-21 Tradition continues that began 91 years ago

When the Colfax Free Fair-Ellenboro School Carnival opens Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m., there will be plenty of excitement for the young and the not-so-young people in the community and Rutherford County.

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Mason Turns A Page Hope And Grief Walk With Her
Mason Turns A Page Hope And Grief Walk With Her

Janet Mason is dealing with grief and hope.

Not counting the 12 years she spent as a student here, she worked for Rutherford County Schools for 33 years as a teacher and administrator. Except for part of her three years as an Appalachian undergraduate, she was in a Rutherford County school.

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Moral Speaker Coming Here Holocaust Survivor Says Lessons Of Yesterday Matter Now
Moral Speaker Coming Here Holocaust Survivor Says Lessons Of Yesterday Matter Now

When Dr. Walter Ziffer speaks at the Mountain Branch Library in Lake Lure, it will be a rare opportunity for lovers of history and the human race. His talk is set for 3 p.m. on September 10.

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McNair Star Shines Here Almost Incredible Help Offered To Local Scholars
McNair Star Shines Here Almost Incredible Help Offered To Local Scholars

There are many jewels in the crown of Rutherford County. One bright and shining star is The Robert And Janice McNair Educational Foundation, offering darn near incredible opportunities to students at Chase, East, and RS Central.

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Lincoln's From Puzzle Creek Generations Of Locals Know The Facts
Lincoln's From Puzzle Creek Generations Of Locals Know The Facts
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Hot Nights Cool Rides Rolling
Hot Nights Cool Rides Rolling

There is probably only one spot on planet earth where you can eat a livermush burger, groove to great music, and hang out with hundreds of cool cars on August 17 this year.

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Group Helps Survivors Of Violence Surviving Storms Of Violent Relationships Needs Support
Group Helps Survivors Of Violence Surviving Storms Of Violent Relationships Needs Support

If you've been abused, some friends are waiting on you.

Dr. Johnnie Martin and Sally Clorina have run a support group for survivors of the storm of domestic violence for seven years and built many community projects around their work. They group also includes others who offer a hand up.

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Smith's Drugs Says
Smith's Drugs Says "Thanks" 80th Birthday Celebration Includes 5K Race Saturday

Few businesses symbolize Rutherford County as well as Smith's Drugs.

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Gavin Cares For Kids And County Isothermal Marketing Pro Serves In Many Roles
Gavin Cares For Kids And County Isothermal Marketing Pro Serves In Many Roles
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They Feed The Hungry Washburn Center In Its 10th Year, Needs Volunteers
They Feed The Hungry Washburn Center In Its 10th Year, Needs Volunteers

Feeding the hungry?

Really?

Like Yokefellow, Chase Corner Ministries, like local churches with clothes closets and food pantries, the Washburn Community Outreach Center is a Jesus-based mission that touches hundreds of lives across Rutherford County and beyond.

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Dennis Jones Moves On Radio Icon And Friend To Bluegrass Passes At 62
Dennis Jones Moves On Radio Icon And Friend To Bluegrass Passes At 62

Rutherford County has produced its share of stars. From Smoky Burgess to Tonya Philbeck Hobbs, these parts have studded the skies.

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 John Condrey retiring after  long career in local government  Steps down June 30 as Forest City's Town Manager
John Condrey retiring after long career in local government Steps down June 30 as Forest City's Town Manager

After a career spanning more than four decades at the helm of town, county and city government, John Condrey is retiring on June 30.

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