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ERHS to host Tommy Hicks Day Saturday, October 13, 2-4pm East Rutherford High School Cafeteria
ERHS to host Tommy Hicks Day Saturday, October 13, 2-4pm East Rutherford High School Cafeteria

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.

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All 4 teams at home this week
All 4 teams at home this week

This Friday may be the biggest game East Rutherford has played since 05 as they host South Point. All four county teams are home this Friday.

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Bill Haynes and his son Jack stop for a selfie during their hiking adventure.
"Never Give Up" Stroke survivor tackles five of Chimney Rock's trails

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.

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14 Year Old Musical Prodigy to Perform at The Foundation
14 Year Old Musical Prodigy to Perform at The Foundation

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.

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East and TJCA still rolling on Gridiron
East and TJCA still rolling on Gridiron

Last week, East Rutherford and Thomas Jefferson football moved to 6-0 on the year, but both face a rival this coming week.

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Heart On Wheels: Amazin' Stories from the Life of Tommy Hicks 1954-2017
Heart On Wheels: Amazin' Stories from the Life of Tommy Hicks 1954-2017

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.

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TJCA and East  at a combined  10-0
TJCA and East at a combined 10-0

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.

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Awards Ceremony Highlights ICC Convocation
Awards Ceremony Highlights ICC Convocation

Eleven Isothermal Community College staff and faculty members were recognized recently for making outstanding contributions to the institution's learning environment.

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Cavs and  Gryphons  still undefeated
Cavs and Gryphons still undefeated

East Rutherford

Cherryville (3-1) at Thomas Jefferson (4-0)

R-S Central (1-4) at Mitchell (4-1)

Chase (1-4) at Brevard (4-1)

NASCAR

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Mission Camp to host WEG volunteers
Mission Camp to host WEG volunteers
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Rutherford County earns split  in Week 4
Rutherford County earns split in Week 4

All four teams won the week before, but it was a split this past Friday. This coming week is odd with only one team at home, two on the road and one on a bye.

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ECA Mystery Fun Day
ECA Mystery Fun Day

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.

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Clean Sweep on gridiron for Rutherford County
Clean Sweep on gridiron for Rutherford County

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.

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Rutherford County Schools Host New Teacher Breakfast
Rutherford County Schools Host New Teacher Breakfast

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.

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Week 2 is over, here's a Week 3 look at High School Football
Week 2 is over, here's a Week 3 look at High School Football

East Rutherford (2-0) at South Caldwell (0-2)

Thomas Jefferson (1-0) at Chatham Central (0-2)

Polk(1-1) at R-S Central (0-2)

Bessemer City (1-1) at Chase (0-2)

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Huge equestrian event galloping our way September 11 through September 23
Huge equestrian event galloping our way September 11 through September 23

One of the largest sporting events in North Carolina history will be taking place in September at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.

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Week 1 of High School Football  is in the books
Week 1 of High School Football is in the books

North Gaston (1-0) at East Rutherford (1-0)

Chase (0-1) at Cherryville (1-0)

Patton (0-1) at R-S Central (0-1)

Thomas Jefferson

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Hands of Hope for Life Pregnancy Resource Center to host FAMILY LIFE CELEBRATION NIGHT with John Lewis
Hands of Hope for Life Pregnancy Resource Center to host FAMILY LIFE CELEBRATION NIGHT with John Lewis
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Week 1 of  High School  Football is Here!
Week 1 of High School Football is Here!

Polk at Chase

North Lincoln at Thomas Jefferson

South Stanly at East Rutherford

R-S Central at McDowell

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27th Annual Hot Night Cool Rides
27th Annual Hot Night Cool Rides

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.

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Chasing the  Endzone starts  next Friday
Chasing the Endzone starts next Friday

High School Football

NASCAR

Braves

Owls

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Washburn General Store N.C.'s oldest general store still going strong
Washburn General Store near Bostic is the oldest continuously operating family retail business in North Carolina.
Washburn General Store N.C.'s oldest general store still going strong

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.

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High School  Football  Preseason Rankings
High School Football Preseason Rankings

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.

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Get Out
Photograph provided by ROC
Get Out
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Post 423 falls in playoffs
Post 423 falls in playoffs

Post 423 falls in playoffs

The Owls

NASCAR

Tiger

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