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Reflecting on 9/11 20 years later
Reflecting on 9/11 20 years later

Under a bright sunny sky, similar to the one on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 200 people gathered Saturday for the 20th anniversary memorial ceremony of 9/11: We Will Never Forget.

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Praising 9/11 Speaker
Praising 9/11 Speaker

Hometown girl makes good.

Or maybe better we should say, distinguished retiring Air Force Colonel is ending her career and speaking to community 9/11 remembrance at the POPS. The park will open at 8 that morning with a number of emergency vehicles on hand and information available from local veterans groups. The program with get underway at 10.

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Children collect coins to purchase  15,000 pounds of food for WOCC
Children collect coins to purchase 15,000 pounds of food for WOCC
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Broad Riverkeeper David Caldwell helps keep our NC rivers clean
Broad Riverkeeper David Caldwell helps keep our NC rivers clean

David Caldwell and many like him are heroes for our N.C. environment.

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Cars R Showing
Cars R Showing

It is a crowd pleasing tradition that brings classic cars and car lovers together in downtown Forest City.

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Thousands Inspired
Thousands Inspired

"Thousands,"

With one word, Ray Rice wrapped up 45 years of teaching martial arts. His presence on Main Street, Forest City is highlighted by words like "attitude," and "humility," painted across the fronts of his two storefront studio.

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Earning  sweat equity hours takes on an
Earning sweat equity hours takes on an "artsy" look

Discovering new ways to earn the required 300 sweat equity hours before ownership of a Habitat for Humanity home has certainly been a challenge for future Habitat families since the global pandemic.

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Zion's Mending
Zion's Mending

Tragedy may yet turn into glory.

If $22,375 and many thousands of prayers can work, Zion Edwards may be on the road to recovery.

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Rutherford County family donates land to Foothills Conservancy of NC in first step of a conservation legacy
Rutherford County family donates land to Foothills Conservancy of NC in first step of a conservation legacy

On June 29, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina received a donation of 222 acres in the Thermal City area of Rutherford County from David and Martha Cameron and their son Rob Messick. This donation of land is the first of a two-part planned gift by the Cameron family. In their estate, the Camerons will bequeath their remaining land to the conservancy -- approximately 101 acres including two homeplaces.

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Emergency Medical Services announces new medical director
Emergency Medical Services announces new medical director

Rutherford County announces Dr. Matthew Kramer has accepted the position of EMS Medical Director to provide medical oversight of emergency medical services within Rutherford County. Dr. Kramer fills the position left vacant on July 1 when Dr. Guy Winker retired. The Medical Director provides oversight of all protocols that govern EMS personnel, fire departments, rescue squad personnel, and 911 telecommunicators. Dr. Kramer will continue his business at Main Street Family Practice while providing oversight services to Rutherford County EMS.

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Litter Clean Up Needs Help And Yes, It Is Worse In Recent Years
Litter Clean Up Needs Help And Yes, It Is Worse In Recent Years
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Keep Rutherford County Beautiful Earth Month hits new heights
Keep Rutherford County Beautiful Earth Month hits new heights

Keep Rutherford County Beautiful Earth Month and Litter Sweep numbers spell success in community awareness and involvement in 2021.

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Hoping to restore a historic church building
Hoping to restore a historic church building
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It's A House Of The Lord
It's A House Of The Lord

When Cynthia Alexander goes to work for the Salvation Army, it is, "to serve the Lord every day."

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Learning to kayak, canoe and more
Learning to kayak, canoe and more

A class is being offered in Rutherford County for anyone wishing to learn how to operate a canoe, kayak, and more.

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Friendship Finds Fish
Brian Stacey shows off a recent catch at a Crappie USA tournament where he recently has had three first place finishes along with his partner, Jeff Lowdermilk.
Friendship Finds Fish

If you are reading this story, it's because of friendship.

Brian Stacey's friend, Chuck Melton wants you to know that the Bostic dump truck service guy, drives a lot more than a dump truck.

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Isothermal receives $8,000 grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation  to support Adult Literacy
Isothermal receives $8,000 grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support Adult Literacy

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Isothermal Community College a $8,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant is part of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation's recent award of $10.5 million donation to support summer, family, and adult literacy programs, representing the organization's largest one-day grant donation in its 28-year history.

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R-S Central grad receives first ever  Keep Rutherford County Beautiful Scholarship
R-S Central grad receives first ever Keep Rutherford County Beautiful Scholarship

Keep Rutherford County Beautiful (KRCB) announces Emma Rogers, a graduating senior from R-S Central High School, is the first-ever recipient of the $1,200 Green Scholarship.

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Isothermal Community College celebrates graduates outdoors
Isothermal Community College celebrates graduates outdoors

Among the 2021 Isothermal Community College graduates receiving degrees take time for photos and smiles.

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Blueberry patch is on the honor system
Blueberry patch is on the honor system

As a few cloudy skies hovered over the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center Blueberry Patch near Fairview/Black Mountain on a Saturday morning recently, former UNC Women's Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell greeted everyone with an ever-ready smile. More than one time during the morning, she thanked the group of volunteers for preparing the patch for a hearty harvest season.

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Fired By Laughs
Fired By Laughs

When Mark McCurry was in high school, his friends knew him as good for a laugh.

The retired Forest City Fire Chief says retirement has turned him into a man maid.

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Top LifePoint award goes to Anagine Burns
Top LifePoint award goes to Anagine Burns

The Mercy Award is the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive. It is named in memory of Scott Mercy, LifePoint Hospital's Founding chairman and CEO. Mercy believed that a group of people working together toward a common goal or common vision can accomplish great things. The award commends individuals who consistently go beyond the call of duty in serving patients and community. It recognizes one employee at each hospital who best exemplifies the spirit and values upon which the company was founded. This year's Mercy Award winner is Anagine Burns.

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Friendship's The Word
Many of the staff from Friendship Chevrolet Buick GMC, formerly McCurry-Deck: Catherine Rash, Kenneth Price, Igor Smith, Gary Putnam, Chris Bowen, Rebecca Hollifield, Paul Deck, Omar Campos, Tony Bradley, LB Wilkie, Scott McKinney, Sandra Rhodes, Ashely H
Friendship's The Word

Cars are sometimes at the heart of Rutherford County. Luckily Roy Mullins and Paul Deck have hearts for selling and servicing cars.

"When you watch a young couple buying a new car or even a newer car than the one they're driving, you see all kinds of emotions. But when all the details are worked out and they realize they've done it, it's pretty obviously one of the best days of their lives. They will even hug and kiss," Mullins said when asked what he likes about selling and servicing cars at Friendship Chrysler Dodge Jeep Nissan and dreams of continuing the traditions at the company's newly purchased McCurry-Deck dealership.

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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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