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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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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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