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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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It was a S.T.E.A.M. of a day
It was a S.T.E.A.M. of a day

Rutherford County Schools students from grades K-8 enjoyed a day of S.T.E.A.M. on Saturday, Dec. 18 and suddenly became young engineers, electricians and builders of robots.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony at  new TJCA high school campus
Ribbon cutting ceremony at new TJCA high school campus

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony recently, celebrating the completion of their new $18 million high school campus.

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A Glass Chapel is rededicated on a beautiful December evening
A Glass Chapel is rededicated on a beautiful December evening

A starlit December evening was perfect for the beautiful outdoor setting for the re-dedication of the Glass Chapel off Maple Creek Road, Rutherfordton on December 5.

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Holly Jolly Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas

Hundreds of students, parents and grandparents attended a Holly Jolly Christmas at Forrest Hunt Elementary School recently.

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He Loved Christmas
He Loved Christmas

Like so many things in life, Tommy Hicks loved Christmas.

He had "an infinite capacity for love," according to dear friend, Frieda Sellers.

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She's Cooking: Local Chef Cans Her Own Tomatoes, Makes Wedding Cakes
She's Cooking: Local Chef Cans Her Own Tomatoes, Makes Wedding Cakes

M.J. Bowman says food is her passion.

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It's Christmas Town
It's Christmas Town

Carriage rides through downtown Forest City create a festive feel for the Christmas season. They will take place across six nights from 6 p.m. until 8:45. December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18. All Friday and Saturday nights.

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Volunteers assist with flood damaged homes in Canton
The handicapped ramp closer to completion.
Volunteers assist with flood damaged homes in Canton

Eleven members of Florence Baptist Church traveled to Canton recently to assist people who suffered property damage due to Tropical Storm Fred in August.

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Isothermal will host Salute To Veterans
Isothermal will host Salute To Veterans

SPINDALE -- Country superstar Sammy Kershaw will perform at Isothermal Community College this month to honor the nation's veterans in a celebration capped by fireworks.

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Dreams Of Robots
Dreams Of Robots

Rutherford County is full of dreamers. More than 40 of them are over at the REaCH High School building robots.

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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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