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Sep. 02, 2014 @ 09:55 AM

An encourager for others

In her own words, Alison Gantt, who turns 26 in November, says, "I am a survivor."

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Rutherford County Library experimenting with a new eBook project

Rutherford County Library and NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide public and academic library consortium, are experimenting with a new eBook project that gives North Carolina library patrons unlimited access to more than 1,200 eBook titles from North Carolina-based publishers.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Mountain State Fair kicks off September 5

The N.C. Mountain State Fair will return to the Western N.C. Agricultural Center for another run of family fun Sept. 5-14, and advance tickets are now available.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

RAMSEY: Repair now or buy later?

Dear Dave,

I’m driving a 10-year-old car with 195,000 miles on it. The car needs $1,500 in repairs, and it’s worth $5,000. I have $40,000 in cash saved, $40,000 in investments and I make $80,000 a year. I also have $15,000 in student loan debt, but the only other thing I owe on is my house. Should I pay to repair the car or buy something else for $15,000?


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

Dance lift winner has inspirational story

Now five years old, the annual Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure is infectious, drawing fans from across the U.S. a including Danville, Kentucky couple.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Writers on the Rock September 7

On Sunday, September 7 from 1 to 4 p.m., 10 renowned authors who have written about Appalachia will gather at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park to autograph books, give readings and be available for one-on-one chats with fans.


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Aug. 31, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Rutherford County Library experimenting with a new eBook project

Rutherford County Library and NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide public and academic library consortium, are experimenting with a new eBook project that gives North Carolina library patrons unlimited access to more than 1,200 eBook titles from North Carolina-based publishers.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Mountain State Fair kicks off September 5

The N.C. Mountain State Fair will return to the Western N.C. Agricultural Center for another run of family fun Sept. 5-14, and advance tickets are now available.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 12:40 PM

PHOTO: Guests for homecoming

The Royal Quartet will be guest singers Sunday at the 11 a.m. homecoming service at Morning Star Baptist Church in Forest City.


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Sep. 02, 2014 @ 09:55 AM

An encourager for others

In her own words, Alison Gantt, who turns 26 in November, says, "I am a survivor."


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 08:31 AM

Whitten joins Young Life family

Rutherford County Young Life is continues to expand with the addition of new Area Director Becky Whitten. 


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

Dance lift winner has inspirational story

Now five years old, the annual Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure is infectious, drawing fans from across the U.S. a including Danville, Kentucky couple.


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Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

MCKOOL: Isn’t it just part of getting old?

Years ago my mom invited me to a performance of the Senior Follies in Palm Springs, California. It was at Christmas time and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought it would be a group from a senior citizens home that would be putting on the performance. As it turned out it was a number one class act.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

MCKOOL: The truth about the words we speak

I was chatting with this little boy the other day and he said “I have a bad knee.” 


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

MCKOOL: The truth about your gallbladder

Do you know that every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body has a unique purpose and function?