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Robots, garden worms and colorful snacks
Worms were the topic of Monday's gardening class taught by Hannah Bundy and Master Gardeners.
Robots, garden worms and colorful snacks

Most children enjoy summer camp and this year in Rutherford County the consensus from one group of campers is no different.

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Rutherford Rollers are winners at State's Special Olympics
Rutherford Rollers with their trophies and awards (left to right) Dakota Collins, Brendan Thompson, Billy Callahan, Yanessa Ortiz, Amber Dysart, Michael Cobb, Kato Porter, Steven Camp. Photo contributed.
Rutherford Rollers are winners at State's Special Olympics

Nine Special Olympic Rutherford County Athletes have returned home after participating in the Special Olympic North Carolina Summer Games June 3-5 in Raleigh.

Rutherford County's Olympians were the Rutherford Rollers bowling team. Athletes were Dakota Collins, Brendan Thompson, Billy Callahan, Yanessa Ortiz, Amber Dysart, Michael Cobb, Kato Porter and Steven Camp.

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2022 RecycleBots Challenge Winners Announced
"Mad Recycler" by Jackson Appling at Rutherfordton Elementary School took first Place as Best Overall RecycleBot
2022 RecycleBots Challenge Winners Announced

The votes have been tallied and recounted and the winners for the 2022 RecycleBots Challenge have been chosen. Keep Rutherford County Beautiful (KRCB) is thrilled to have the broad and creative field of over 90 entries from Rutherford County third-graders. It made for a tough, but impressive judging process.

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Honeycutt recognized for  10,000 days of volunteer service
Trimming shingles -- Honeycutt on a roof. - Contributed photo
Honeycutt recognized for 10,000 days of volunteer service

Former Lt. Governor Walter Dalton described Rev. Billy Honeycutt as an "angel among us" during an informal recognition ceremony in his honor recently.

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Arts & Crafts festival benefits outreach organization
Arts & Crafts festival benefits outreach organization
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Local Memorial Day ceremonies
Local Memorial Day ceremonies

Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, the public is invited to join the annual Memorial Day Service to be held at the Veterans Memorial, followed by a followed by a complimentary continental breakfast.

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"We Belong Here"

A common phrase mentioned by coaches, parents and members of the Omegabytes robotic team when they were in Houston, Texas recently for the international championship was, "We Belong Here."

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Trooper John Horton's family honored by Back the Blue
Ashley Horton (left) with Lindsay LiCausi, a representative from Back The Blue NC. Photo by NCSHP.
Trooper John Horton's family honored by Back the Blue

The law enforcement community gathered Sunday, April 24 to remember State Trooper John Horton of Rutherford County. Horton died in the line of duty in January in Mooresboro.

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From five people to 162
Mother and daughter- Helen Lynch and Renee Lynch- relaxing after their soup kitchen work on Wednesday.
From five people to 162

Nearly 20 years ago Bobby and Helen Lynch of Gilkey had a desire to help feed the public.

As members of St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Ridgecrest Street in Rutherfordton the couple started the weekly Jericho Road Soup Kitchen with one can of green beans, luncheon meat and five pounds of potatoes.

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Addi now has a  full functioning heart
Addi received a huge Welcome Home from the hospital on April 1.
Addi now has a full functioning heart

Addi Byers is an 11-year-old sixth grader at Thomas Jefferson but she is far from a typical young school girl. Her mother, Melanie calls her a "heart warrior."

On March 15, the petite red-head underwent heart transplant surgery at Levine Children's home, Atrium Health in Charlotte and since then and for the first time in five years, Addie has a "fully functioning heart."

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Historical landmark has new home on Lake Lure
Historical landmark has new home on Lake Lure
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Finding ways to help others --  new life of a former prisoner
Finding ways to help others -- new life of a former prisoner

Ben Kennedy is the first to admit he's been in a lot of serious trouble during his life that resulted in incarceration in a maximum security prison because of violent behavior. From age 18 to 30 he was in and out of prison. He was also a drug user and was on meth.

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The Florence Baptist Church campus today. Photo contributed.
"Mill village church" celebrates 100 years

From its humble beginning in a white frame wooden church building to the sprawling campus of Florence Baptist Church in Forest City today - the mission of the church has not changed in the past 100 years. Members are challenged to bring all the people together for worship, study, fellowship, training and then go out and share the message.

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AmeriCorps team working with Rutherford Housing Partnership- ready to serve the community
AmeriCorps team working with Rutherford Housing Partnership- ready to serve the community

The Tide 5 Southern Region group, headquartered in Vicksburg, Mississippi, arrived the first week of March and will be in Rutherford County until the first of May.

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A blessing box is a beautiful way to give to those who are less fortunate and makes for a happier community. -- Magnolia Long
A blessing box is a beautiful way to give to those who are less fortunate and makes for a happier community. -- Magnolia Long

As a threat of rain was becoming more evident, the Leadership Rutherford Class of 2021-22 didn't allow a few raindrops spoil their excitement.

Standing beside the Ruff'ton Roots garden in Rutherfordton, the Leadership Class officially opened the Rutherford Rise Blessing Box near Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

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Ukraine missionaries travel to Poland
Ukraine missionaries travel to Poland

UKRAINE RELIEF FUND

Go online to http://www.onechallenge.org or send a check payable to: OC International; Write UKRAINE RELIEF FUND in the memo and mail to: OC International, PO Box 36900, Colorado Springs, CO 80936-9600

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A Souper Supper --  what the Gorge needed
A Souper Supper -- what the Gorge needed
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Loving outdoors, eating healthy and enjoying friends
Loving outdoors, eating healthy and enjoying friends

Sitting at the dining room table with her card playing teammates Friday morning at the Rutherford County Senior Center, all the attention was directed to Fern Mohr. She was honored with a 100th birthday party that included cards, cakes and plenty of well wishes and hugs. She turned 100 on Saturday, February 19.

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Night to Shine 2022 honors dozens of participants at Spencer Baptist Church
Spencer Baptist Church Church staff (left to right): Linda Tribou, Colby Fagan, Dr. Bruce Caldwell and Kelly Settlemyre. Photo contributed.
Night to Shine 2022 honors dozens of participants at Spencer Baptist Church

Spencer Baptist Church hosted a Night to Shine 2022, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation in the parking lot of the church Friday night, Feb. 11.

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Ellenboro actress directing her first feature film
Ellenboro actress directing her first feature film

An Ellenboro actress has been selected to direct The Last Door, a faith-based film that follows a man on his journey to understanding the importance of blind faith.

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AmeriCorps team working with RHP on housing projects
AmeriCorps team working with RHP on housing projects

Eight young adults arrived in Rutherford County a few days after the January 16 snow event and soon began working to help with urgent housing needs such as roofing and building handicapped ramps for low income people here.

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An operating room nurse still taking to the dance floor for Charlotte Hornets
An operating room nurse still taking to the dance floor for Charlotte Hornets

A Rutherford County native, Montana Bright, who is an operating room nurse at Atrium Health in Charlotte spends part of her free time at her part-time job as a Honey Bee dancer for the Charlotte Hornets.

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TJCA student stirs up a cookbook during COVID-19 shutdown
TJCA student stirs up a cookbook during COVID-19 shutdown

A 16-year-old student at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, Maylan Maxwell, has written a cookbook with all proceeds going to purchase supplies for the Cleveland County Boys and Girls club.

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Levinson brothers travel to devastated Mayfield, Kentucky
Levinson brothers travel to devastated Mayfield, Kentucky

A Rutherford County man traveled to Mayfield, Kentucky just before Christmas to take supplies to tornado victims that were donated from people across the county.

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Group works to improve lives of area residents
Youth participate in a cooking and basket making day before Christmas. Many of the items were grown from their own herb garden. Photo Contributed.
Group works to improve lives of area residents

Unity in the Community, a faith-based group headquartered in Polk County that reaches over the county line into Rutherford, works to improve the lives of residents across Polk County and surrounding areas by providing activities and services for entire families.

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