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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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Expansion  construction  underway at  meat plant
Expansion construction underway at meat plant

Construction is underway at Wells, Jenkins & Wells after being awarded the Increasing Meat Processing Efficiency and Capacity Grant from NCDA&CS last September. This grant is being used to expand their operations off Rollins Road in Forest City.

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Idealism Leads At ICC
Idealism Leads At ICC

A chat with Margaret Annuziata is as comfortable as sweet tea at Smith's Drug or lunch at the Copper Penny.

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Chart-Topping Country Music Stars Parmalee to Perform at POPS
Chart-Topping Country Music Stars Parmalee to Perform at POPS

The Town of Forest City proudly presents "Country Music's Breakout Stars" Parmalee and local favorite Dirty Grass Soul at the Pavilion On Park Square (POPS) Friday, May 14 at 7PM.

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Ellenboro farmers are Volunteers of the Year
Ellenboro farmers are Volunteers of the Year

Mike and Tommy Haire of the Oak Springs community, better known as Two Men and a Farm, are being recognized by Volunteer Rutherford as 2021 Volunteers of the Year for their work to feed those in need throughout the county. The award includes a $1,000 donation from United Way for their work.

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Dreams Come True
Dreams Come True

Dreams come true on Hardin Road near the intersection with Oak Street in Forest City.

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Members committed to
Members committed to "saving" the Piedmont-Pleasant Hill Community Club

Three members of the Piedmont-Pleasant Hill Community Club sat at long white-clothed tables inside an unlighted clubhouse recently reminiscing about the days of the award-winning community club and how the clubhouse was the center of the community. They discussed the efforts in saving the more than 60-year-old building and community club.

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Catawba Nation to fast-track casino opening this summer with 500-slot   'pre-launch' facility at Kings Mountain site
Catawba Nation to fast-track casino opening this summer with 500-slot 'pre-launch' facility at Kings Mountain site

Faster opening of Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort will accelerate job creation for region

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Catawba Nation Compact with the State of North Carolina approved   by U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs
Catawba Nation Compact with the State of North Carolina approved by U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. - The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the Catawba Nation's Tribal-State Compact with the State of North Carolina, allowing the state to share in revenues generated by the new Two Kings Casino Resort

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DAR Taps Next Generation
DAR Taps Next Generation

DAR has again tapped future heroes and heroines for Rutherford County's youngest generation.

The Griffith Rutherford Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution announced the School and Chapter winners of the Junior American Citizens Contest for 2020-2021.

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Maryssa Dysart receives personalized  Quilt of Hope
Maryssa Dysart receives personalized Quilt of Hope

Maryssa Dysart of Mooresboro is a recipient of a personalized quilt from the nonprofit group Quilts of Hope. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Tonya Dysart. The quilt was delivered to the Dysart home Saturday by Jaime Smitte, owner/creator of the Quilts of Hope. Smitte and her mom drove to Rutherford County from Florida to hand deliver the quilt to Maryssa.

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One of only 11 Leads for North Carolina in the state, Magnolia Long joins Rutherfordton team
One of only 11 Leads for North Carolina in the state, Magnolia Long joins Rutherfordton team

Magnolia Long is becoming more and more familiar with the Town of Rutherfordton and the community as its Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) fellow sponsored by the UNC School of Government. In addition to a number of tasks, she most recently launched the Rutherfordton Community Garden.

Town Manager Doug Barrick said the community garden project has been a true pleasure.

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I'll Fly Away
I'll Fly Away

If the image of flying away in the old Gospel song looks like passing through the clouds, that might be slightly off from Elijah Pendergast's call to the mission field.

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Emma Neal is  Distinguished Young Woman of NC
Emma Neal is Distinguished Young Woman of NC

Emma Neal, a senior at East Rutherford High School, has been named the Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina 2021. She has been awarded a $10,000 cash scholarship and will represent North Carolina in Mobile, Alabama this summer for the National Competition.

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Glenn and Lucille Hampton Daniel Foundation gives a $550,000 grant for construction of The FACTORY at KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum
Glenn and Lucille Hampton Daniel Foundation gives a $550,000 grant for construction of The FACTORY at KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum

What Is The FACTORY?

THE FACTORY is the exciting new 8,400-square-foot addition to KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum. Now under development, THE FACTORY will be a special place where youth can meet friends, ask questions, share ideas, make things, and pursue their passions.

Increasingly, jobs in our region are reflecting a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) based economy, and THE FACTORY will help our youth acquire the knowledge and develop the skills necessary to succeed in this future work environment. Youth will be encouraged to be creative, innovative, independent, and technologically literate.

The current audience for KidSenses is families with children from infancy to age 10.

THE FACTORY will be designed to engage youth from age 11 and up.

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