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Oct. 22, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

Neighbors helping neighbors

Nearly 80 youth volunteers wielded utility belts and hammers during Youth Missions Day on Saturday, officially kicking off United Way's Week of Caring.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

Early voting starts today

Voting for the 2014 General Election begins today in Rutherford County.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

Forest City businessman man inducted into PPA

Joe Bennett of Forest City was inducted into the Plastics Pioneers Association (PPA) Saturday, Oct. 18 when the association held its annual meeting in York Harbor, Maine.



Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Habitat Dedication


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

KidSenses celebrates 10th anniversary

KidSenses Children's Museum is celebrating its 10th anniversary with what they call an epic red carpet event on Saturday.


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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.