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Father, son entrepreneurs expand business again
Father, son entrepreneurs expand business again

Asked to describe their most recent move and expansion for their ever-growing hot sauce business at the ribbon cutting on Friday, Aug. 20, former Cherryville resident and one-half of a custom-made hot sauce entrepreneurship, Bret Morey, said simply, "We are blessed beyond measure!"

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Over 6,000 pounds of litter  removed during Trash Bowl
Over 6,000 pounds of litter removed during Trash Bowl

The Trash Bowl returned, at the height of football season! Organizers were excited to see more participation and more trash collected. The Trash Bowl is a Keep Rutherford County Beautiful (KRCB) event and is a friendly competition among county high schools to see which school can pick up the most trash off roadsides, parking lots, around campus and other public spaces where there is trash that hasn't been properly disposed of.

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Running Back
Running Back

The most famous resident of Rutherford County may be a soft-spoken 5'10" Chase High junior with a relaxed smile.

Football famous anyway.

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Generation Next
Generation Next

They don't just get educated here and leave.

Among the ones who come home or stay here after high school are one capacity development director and one flower farmer. There are dozens more. They may well be among our best hopes for the future.

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Beat The Streets - a mentoring program for youth and teens
Beat The Streets - a mentoring program for youth and teens

Minister Robert Godfrey, 41, of Spindale knows what it is like to get in trouble as a young teen and be incarcerated. He has lived that. He understands the challenges of youth in Rutherford County when they get out of school in the afternoons with "nothing to do," he said recently. He wants to help the youth to make better choices than he did.

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Shelby artist gives Army veteran a pleasant (and colorful) surprise
Shelby artist gives Army veteran a pleasant (and colorful) surprise

For U.S. Army veteran and Shelby native, Stanley Whitaker, the surprise his neighbor, spray paint artist Darrell Endicott had for him thoroughly caught him off guard - but in a good way!

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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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