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Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

The voice on the other end of the line

"911 — what is your emergency?"

911 telecommunicator Sgt. Jessica Quinn takes every call seriously, from residents reporting fully engulfed structure fires to others complaining of minor aches and pains.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 09:16 AM

Answering the call when help is needed

"911 — where is your emergency located?"

Dispatcher Lindsay Sisk will be the first to testify that no two calls to 911 are ever the same.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

'Welcome to the millionaires' club'

Henry Smith would never have purchased his winning lottery ticket worth $4 million if it was not for fellow lottery winner Dan Royal.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

MCKOOL: Getting to the root

The other day I met the ideal person that I love to work with. There was a man who came into the store looking for a supplement to help control his diabetes.  


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

Giving to others in memory of a son

Children and families in need during the holidays were given gifts and more through the work of Jerry "Cosmo"and Joni Pannell and the folks that helped them found the Matthew Pannell Memorial Shining Star Foundation Saturday.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

Carolina author bringing new book to Rutherfordton

Carolina author Sonja Condit will be discussing her debut novel, “Starter House” on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6  p.m. at Small Town Coffee Roasters on 116 West Court Street in Rutherfordton.


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Dec. 12, 2014 @ 08:02 AM

One Bethlehem Night musical presentation Sunday night

"One Bethlehem Night" a Christmas musical will be presented Sunday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Rutherfordton. The musical will be directed by Beth Heffner, minister of music and families at First Baptist.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

Christmas concert with Roach on Dec. 20 to benefit CPC

The Community Pet Center presents “Christmas with David Roach” on Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Foundation Performing Arts Center in Spindale. The non-profit CPC has been helping Rutherford County animals with adoption, spay/neuter and rescue. All proceeds from the concert toward the construction of  a new rescue spay/neuter transport building.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

‘Christmas Story’ today in Tryon

Nancy Winker of Rutherfordton and Harry Grymes play Ralphie’s parents in Tryon Little Theater’s “A Christmas Story” being performed this weekend.


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Dec. 14, 2014 @ 12:29 PM

PHOTO: Singing at St. John's Church

Singers from all over the world gathered to practice shape-note singing at the historic St. John's Church on Main Street in Rutherfordton. 


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

Giving to others in memory of a son

Children and families in need during the holidays were given gifts and more through the work of Jerry "Cosmo"and Joni Pannell and the folks that helped them found the Matthew Pannell Memorial Shining Star Foundation Saturday.


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 08:02 AM

One Bethlehem Night musical presentation Sunday night

"One Bethlehem Night" a Christmas musical will be presented Sunday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Rutherfordton. The musical will be directed by Beth Heffner, minister of music and families at First Baptist.


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Dec. 17, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

MCKOOL: Getting to the root

The other day I met the ideal person that I love to work with. There was a man who came into the store looking for a supplement to help control his diabetes.  


Nov. 25, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

Stainless Ministries food distribution today

For eight years, Brad Shehan and the volunteers at Stainless Ministries have tried to help as many people as possible.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 01:07 PM

MCKOOL: What's your priority?

More and more I am coming to realize that it is not everyone’s priority to be healthy. Why, I don’t know. Perhaps each person defines a quality of life in different ways.