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NFL's Carlos Watkins feeding Houston truckers
NFL's Carlos Watkins feeding Houston truckers

While the COVID-19 virus seeks to separate and isolate, Rutherford County native Carlos Watkins of the NFL's Houston Texans is staying connected by taking Small Town friendly values like giving to others deep in the heart of Texas. On Thursday April 16, Watkins bought breakfast for essential workers at the Houston-based Jetco Trucking Company before they left to deliver essential items to grocery stores and other facilities.

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Face masks contract is two fold at Oh Suzannah: Increasing employee hours; saving lives across country
Face masks contract is two fold at Oh Suzannah: Increasing employee hours; saving lives across country

At Oh Suzannah in Spindale a handful of seamstresses are making between 1,000 to 1,500 face masks per day in these times of COVID-19 when wearing a mask is required in many areas to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Look Who's A Hero Now: Healthcare Workers Redefine Service Beyond The Call Of Duty
Look Who's A Hero Now: Healthcare Workers Redefine Service Beyond The Call Of Duty

Heroism is being redefined.

From grocery clerks to truck drivers and delivery workers, we are learning a new appreciation for people who make things happen in our lives.

And there is a new and heartfelt appreciation for healthcare workers.

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US Chamber Offers Grants For Area Businesses
US Chamber Offers Grants For Area Businesses

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced the Save Small Business Fund on April 16, granting short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories.

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Today More Than Ever: Volunteers Brave Virus Exposure To Feed The Hungry
Volunteers, many wearing gloves and face masks, unloaded a tractor-trailer of surplus food for disadvantaged folks recently at South Mountain Christian Camp. The effort is part of Washburn Community Outreach. The food is provided by Second Harvest Metro
Today More Than Ever: Volunteers Brave Virus Exposure To Feed The Hungry

The Rev. Sam Burleson evoked the Holy Spirit and prayed over all the chaos and fear of the coronavirus outbreak thanking God for the more than 40 volunteers who showed up to distribute food, but Anita Behrns may have gotten off the best prayer when she said in gratitude, "Today more than ever."

Behrns and her husband Richard are among the head knockers at the Washburn Community Outreach which has recently fed thousands through its food bank.

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It's A Whole New World: Local Restaurants Adjusting To Changes In Service
It's A Whole New World: Local Restaurants Adjusting To Changes In Service

Food service in Rutherford County is a whole new world.

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Standing Amazed
Standing Amazed

"Second Timothy tells us to walk by faith, not by sight. My faith is all I have," Rev. Keith Lipsey, pastor New Bethel AME Church.

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To our community, customers, friends and neighbors:
To our community, customers, friends and neighbors:

Rutherford Weekly and Community First Media, Inc. have implemented a plan to allow us to continue to publish Rutherford Weekly on Thursdays as we have for 28 years.

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Foothills Pilots Serve: Friendship And Service Fuel This Group Of Women
Foothills Pilots Serve: Friendship And Service Fuel This Group Of Women

The local Foothills Pilot Club of North Carolina is an exciting and committed group of women.

"Friendship and service" are the bywords of Pilot and they were two words most often mentioned by the club members at its March meeting.

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WeBuild! Camp Inspires And Trains Girls To Be Builders: Faith Based Kindness Puts Tools In Girls' Hands
WeBuild! Camp Inspires And Trains Girls To Be Builders: Faith Based Kindness Puts Tools In Girls' Hands

Girl power will be putting hands on power tools again this July.

WeBuild!, the week long event last year was so inspiring to volunteer Malanie Price that she talked about it with anybody who would listen.

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Help For People In Crisis: New Partnership Of Local Agencies Will Benefit Those In Need
Help For People In Crisis: New Partnership Of Local Agencies Will Benefit Those In Need
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Young Life Promotes Jesus Among Teens In Forest City: National Organization Has Had A Local Chapter Since 2013
Young Life Promotes Jesus Among Teens In Forest City: National Organization Has Had A Local Chapter Since 2013

Young Life throws one heck of a party on Monday nights.

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Jackson reflects on 30 Year Career in law Enforcement: Leaving Police Chief position here on February 28
Jackson reflects on 30 Year Career in law Enforcement: Leaving Police Chief position here on February 28

As a 19-year-old Appalachian State University student Jay Jackson decided he wanted to be in law enforcement. Studying Criminal Justice, Jackson was offered an internship with the Catawba County Sheriff's Department and that affirmed his desires thus his career path was set for the next 30 years.

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Suicide Talk Hosted By ICC: Local Experts Air Advice On Helping Those In Crisis
Suicide Talk Hosted By ICC: Local Experts Air Advice On Helping Those In Crisis
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Sam Liked Bikes: Forest City Trail Reminds Locals Of A True Friend To Nature And Bikes
Sam Liked Bikes: Forest City Trail Reminds Locals Of A True Friend To Nature And Bikes

Imagine a crowd of about 24, mostly women talking about suicide prevention. It was remarkably civilized, congenial, and informative, even if the topic is about as emotional and tough as one can get.

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Help Wanted: Ministry To Former Prisoners Needs Night Staff, Housing Available
Help Wanted: Ministry To Former Prisoners Needs Night Staff, Housing Available

"It would have to be the right man, or if the Lord brings them to us, maybe an older married couple," Rev. Wayne Stafford said of the need for night staff at his church's ministry to former prisoners.

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Elliott Flips And Soars: Rutherfordton Garden Club Hosts World Renowned Storyteller
Elliott Flips And Soars: Rutherfordton Garden Club Hosts World Renowned Storyteller

Doug Elliott tells stories the way kites catch wind. He soars and flips and is highly entertaining.

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Big Man's Birthday Celebrated: Friends And Family Gather At 5 Today At Barley's Taproom
Big Man's Birthday Celebrated: Friends And Family Gather At 5 Today At Barley's Taproom

Tommy Hicks was born 66 years ago today.

The iconic sports writer, publisher, risk taker, friend of the underdog, teacher, counselor, and hilarious jokester passed September 26, 2017 but the impact of his life rolls on, including into the paper you are reading.

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Give And It Will Be Given: Missionary Answers Call To Haiti For 40 Years
Give And It Will Be Given: Missionary Answers Call To Haiti For 40 Years

"Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:38

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Amy's Walking Toward Her Dreams: Calm Presence Is Not Too Pure For The Likes Of Us
Amy's Walking Toward Her Dreams: Calm Presence Is Not Too Pure For The Likes Of Us
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Spencer Sounds Special Notes: Colleague And Friend Praises Longtime Music Man
Spencer Sounds Special Notes: Colleague And Friend Praises Longtime Music Man

Tuesday, December 3rd was a very special evening at First Baptist Church in Forest City, as our congregation had the opportunity to host a wonderful Christmas concert by the Rutherford Community Chorus (RCC).

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A Christmas Miracle? Foster Parents Feel Miracles Happening All The Time
A Christmas Miracle? Foster Parents Feel Miracles Happening All The Time

Looking for a Christmas miracle?

Foster parents are lifelines for children who have been hurt and emotionally abandoned.

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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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