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Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

Run Against Addiction group gives back to community

Angie Sanford and nearly 20 volunteers with Run Against Addiction are continuing to bring awareness to addiction in the community and support those affected by addiction. Their latest efforts included the Field of Dreams family community event in Forest City, which featured free food, games, health screenings, vendors and guest speakers from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office G.R.E.A.T. Program.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

Board will accept member's resignation

Chimney Rock Village Council will formally accept the resignation of former Mayor Pro-tem Rose Sehehi at the regular business meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Senehi's term expires November 2015. Senehi notified Mayor Barbara Melisi and board members of her intentions to resign. Senehi said she believes she can best serve Chimney Rock Village through the sale of her books that are set in the Village.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:21 AM

Beds for rent in hoop house

The garden keeps growing and growing.

At the Grahamtown (GT) Community Garden off Gypsy Street in Forest City, a hoop house with 14 raised beds has been added to the property for  winter seedlings and plantings.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

PHOTO: Celebrating 100th birthday

Dot Moore celebrated her 100th birthday on September 26 and in honor of the big day her Sunday School class at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Forest City took her to dinner at the Caro Mi restaurant in Tryon.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

PHOTO: And this plant here ...

Annie Oakley, the shop dog at Gardenwoods nursery in Green Hill, enjoyed last Saturday's fall festival at the business located off U.S. 64/74.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

MCKOOL: It's intimidating

These were the words spoken by a customer last week who had never been in a health food store before. She also did not know what GMO stood for, she thought it had something to do with gluten.


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Oct. 19, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Artisan festival is one-of-a-kind

"This is such a wonderful event for the community and it has certainly grown over the years," said Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach (HNGO) Director Hope Wittmer, as she scanned the vendors and crowd of festival-goers at the Fall Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday afternoon.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 06:20 AM

In area briefs: Titanic program today

Dr. Melinda Ratchford will be presenting the Titanic and the Carolina Connections today at 3 p.m. at the Neil Senior Center in Shelby.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 03:24 PM

Panthers' TopCats, 'Purrcussion' at Chase band tournament

Carolina Panthers fans won't want to miss the Trojan Tournament of Bands Saturday. The Panthers' TopCats and Purrcussion will be at Chase High School to perform for the event. 


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Oct. 17, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Church News


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 09:38 AM

Celebrating pastor's 43 anniversary

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 194 St. Johns Church Road, Lake Lure is hosting a special program at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 19, to honor pastor, Rev. Edgar Lee Waters, Jr. for his 43rd years at the church.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

Liberty Baptist has new pastor

Liberty Baptist Church announces the selection of its new pastor, Dr. Mack Tester. He begins the new pastorate on November 9 and is only the second pastor to serve at Liberty since its beginning. Tester is filling the vacancy of the Rev. Owen Duncan who retired in June after 32 years of service.


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Oct. 19, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

MCKOOL: It's intimidating

These were the words spoken by a customer last week who had never been in a health food store before. She also did not know what GMO stood for, she thought it had something to do with gluten.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

MCKOOL: October is Non-GMO Month

Last week we talked about overcoming our intimidation of walking into a health food store. I’d like to continue this discussion. Since October is Non-GMO Month, I thought that would be a good topic for today. 


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 08:09 AM

MCKOOL: Excuse me, but what and where are your currants?

This statement was made by me about 17 years ago.