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Catawbas plan pre-launch summer opening for Casino
Catawbas plan pre-launch summer opening for Casino

In a recent media release to Community First Media, the Catawba Nation announced it plans to fast-track the summer 2021 opening of the Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort project in Kings Mountain.

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Barrel racing caught the attention of this R-S Central senior
Barrel racing caught the attention of this R-S Central senior

Watching youtube videos during the toughest days of COVID-19 last year sparked a new interest and a challenge for one 18-year-old R-S Central High School student.

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Expansion  construction  underway at  meat plant
Expansion construction underway at meat plant

Construction is underway at Wells, Jenkins & Wells after being awarded the Increasing Meat Processing Efficiency and Capacity Grant from NCDA&CS last September. This grant is being used to expand their operations off Rollins Road in Forest City.

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Idealism Leads At ICC
Idealism Leads At ICC

A chat with Margaret Annuziata is as comfortable as sweet tea at Smith's Drug or lunch at the Copper Penny.

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Chart-Topping Country Music Stars Parmalee to Perform at POPS
Chart-Topping Country Music Stars Parmalee to Perform at POPS

The Town of Forest City proudly presents "Country Music's Breakout Stars" Parmalee and local favorite Dirty Grass Soul at the Pavilion On Park Square (POPS) Friday, May 14 at 7PM.

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Ellenboro farmers are Volunteers of the Year
Ellenboro farmers are Volunteers of the Year

Mike and Tommy Haire of the Oak Springs community, better known as Two Men and a Farm, are being recognized by Volunteer Rutherford as 2021 Volunteers of the Year for their work to feed those in need throughout the county. The award includes a $1,000 donation from United Way for their work.

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Dreams Come True
Dreams Come True

Dreams come true on Hardin Road near the intersection with Oak Street in Forest City.

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Members committed to
Members committed to "saving" the Piedmont-Pleasant Hill Community Club

Three members of the Piedmont-Pleasant Hill Community Club sat at long white-clothed tables inside an unlighted clubhouse recently reminiscing about the days of the award-winning community club and how the clubhouse was the center of the community. They discussed the efforts in saving the more than 60-year-old building and community club.

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Catawba Nation to fast-track casino opening this summer with 500-slot   'pre-launch' facility at Kings Mountain site
Catawba Nation to fast-track casino opening this summer with 500-slot 'pre-launch' facility at Kings Mountain site

Faster opening of Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort will accelerate job creation for region

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Catawba Nation Compact with the State of North Carolina approved   by U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs
Catawba Nation Compact with the State of North Carolina approved by U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. - The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the Catawba Nation's Tribal-State Compact with the State of North Carolina, allowing the state to share in revenues generated by the new Two Kings Casino Resort

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DAR Taps Next Generation
DAR Taps Next Generation

DAR has again tapped future heroes and heroines for Rutherford County's youngest generation.

The Griffith Rutherford Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution announced the School and Chapter winners of the Junior American Citizens Contest for 2020-2021.

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Maryssa Dysart receives personalized  Quilt of Hope
Maryssa Dysart receives personalized Quilt of Hope

Maryssa Dysart of Mooresboro is a recipient of a personalized quilt from the nonprofit group Quilts of Hope. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Tonya Dysart. The quilt was delivered to the Dysart home Saturday by Jaime Smitte, owner/creator of the Quilts of Hope. Smitte and her mom drove to Rutherford County from Florida to hand deliver the quilt to Maryssa.

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One of only 11 Leads for North Carolina in the state, Magnolia Long joins Rutherfordton team
One of only 11 Leads for North Carolina in the state, Magnolia Long joins Rutherfordton team

Magnolia Long is becoming more and more familiar with the Town of Rutherfordton and the community as its Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) fellow sponsored by the UNC School of Government. In addition to a number of tasks, she most recently launched the Rutherfordton Community Garden.

Town Manager Doug Barrick said the community garden project has been a true pleasure.

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I'll Fly Away
I'll Fly Away

If the image of flying away in the old Gospel song looks like passing through the clouds, that might be slightly off from Elijah Pendergast's call to the mission field.

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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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