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Aug. 04, 2015 @ 08:13 AM

Making a difference with reading

In less than an hour per week, volunteers can make a tremendous difference in the life of a local student. 

Aug. 04, 2015 @ 07:54 AM

HOSA students to be recognized

Lindsay McCracken and Chrisana Hughes will be recognized during the regular meeting of the Rutherford County Board of Education tonight. 

Aug. 02, 2015 @ 08:33 AM

Jump Start to high school

Dream big. Work hard. Believe in yourself.

Speaker Juan Cherry told Jump Start graduates doing those three things would lead to success in the future during the program's graduation ceremony Thursday.

Aug. 02, 2015 @ 07:38 AM

Lake Lure student makes Robert Morris Dean's List

Local student makes Dean's List.

Aug. 02, 2015 @ 07:36 AM

Local Student Serves as Page

The North Carolina Senate was honored recently to have Carrie Fran Ruff, a Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, serve as a Page

Aug. 02, 2015 @ 07:32 AM

Cadet graduates from West Point

Cadet Kendall Hamm, son of Steve and Maggie Hamm of Conover and grandson of Polly Gettys and the late Kenneth Gettys of Hollis, North Carolina, graduated with honors from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 23.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

Isothermal receives over $2 million grant

Isothermal Community College is one step closer to building an Applied Sciences Center after receiving over $2 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 08:49 AM

Gearing up in San Francisco

College access and preparing students for the future was the topic of the annual NCCEP/GEAR UP conference in San Francisco this year and Rutherford County educators were there to learn and share ideas.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

Bobby Mac Goes To College

Bobby Mac is on his way to college. 

The Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation is starting a new venture with its "Bobby Mac Goes To College" book and doll to give elementary students a closer look at college. 

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

McNair recognized as Pioneering Partner

The McNairs have always been on the forefront in education and their foundation has been nationally recognized for its innovation. 

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 07:15 AM

Lost In Space

Children in rising K through 2nd grade classes are lost in space this week as KidsSenses Children's Interactive Museum shows them the universe.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 09:11 AM

Taking the jump

Not all students are willing to give up three weeks of summer break to study, but those that do are getting a jump on high school. 


Jul. 26, 2015 @ 09:05 AM

Expanding Project Unify's reach

Chase High School created its own Project Unify club to encourage students to be accepting of all

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 08:15 AM

Hutchins named Layman of the Year

Suzanne Hutchins received the Rutherford County Schools Layman of the Year Award for 2015. Hutchins is a third-grade teacher at Pinnacle Elementary School and was nominated by Principal Jason Byrd. 

Jul. 22, 2015 @ 09:06 AM

Working to Raise the Roof

The Lake Lure Community Education Foundation is still in the early stages of raising money to build a gym/auditorium at the new school facility, but Lynn Carnes-Pitts is hopeful people will come together to lend a helping hand.