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Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:49 AM

Socking it to homelessness

Socktober was a big hit at Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School with students socking it to homelessness by collecting toiletries for the less fortunate.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

Christmas Cheer Center opens Nov. 3

When the Christmas Cheer Center opens Monday, Nov. 3 in Rutherfordton, there will be much work to do to transform the former retail store into the cheer center.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Preventing terror on the road

Halloween can be a scary time.

With holiday festivities kicking off today and continuing through the weekend, state and local law enforcement officers encourage motorists to remember to not drink and drive and to designate a sober driver behind the wheel in order to prevent real-life nightmares.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:17 AM

County jobless rate sees sharp decline

The September unemployment rate for Rutherford County fell to 8 percent.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

Pumpkins galore

There were pumpkins galore at Ellenboro Elementary School on Wednesday during the school's annual Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

Need weekend plans?

For those that still have energy after trick-or-treating, there are a few more activities happening across the county this weekend.


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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Greenville Textile Heritage Band coming to Cliffside Sunday

The Greenville Textile Heritage Band is bringing its performance to the Cliffside Elementary School Auditorium at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

The all-stars are back

A cast of all-star dancers are back in class for the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars of Rutherford County.



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Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

Church Calendar

True Word celebrating new location Sunday

The True Word Baptist Church is celebrating its new location at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. The church is located at 129 Groce Street in Forest City, behind Medical Arts Pharmacy and the former offices of Drs. England and Godfrey.


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.


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Oct. 28, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

MCKOOL: Where are my ABC’s?


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.