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Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:38 PM

School menus: Sept. 1-5

Here's a look at the Rutherford County Schools' menu for this week:


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

O'Leary studying in Spain

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $687,929 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 155 undergraduates for study abroad during 2014 and 2015. Funded by private gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences, the awards enable students to study in other countries for a semester, summer or year.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 08:36 AM

TJCA raises over $60,000 during ball

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy (TJCA) celebrated its 15th anniversary with a Crystal Ball on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the LeGrand Center in Shelby.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 01:07 PM

2014 High School band camps

Here's a look at photos taken from high school band camps this summer in Rutherford County.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 09:07 AM

Becoming leaders and learning habits

Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School is working to develop student leaders by implementing a new program: The Leader in Me. 

According to its website, The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer- it improves the performance of all other programs. The program is based on "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" written by Stephen Covey. 


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 08:54 AM

RCS adopts strategic plan

That all students graduate prepared for college and career success is the vision Rutherford County Schools (RCS) adopted in its strategic plan. 

The Rutherford County Board of Education unanimously adopted a new five-year strategic planning framework for the school system during its last board meeting. 


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

Western Carolina University to mark 125 years

Western Carolina University is opening the academic year with a party to celebrate its 125th anniversary.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 08:38 AM

Back to School

School is in session for Rutherford County Schools (RCS).

The school system welcomed approximately 8,500 students into the doors of its schools on Monday for the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. 


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 07:50 AM

Back to school at Trinity

Over 130 students arrived in Rutherfordton on Monday ready for a great year.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 02:19 PM

Lions Club scholarship

At the Rutherfordton Lions Club meeting of July 15 Lion Sam Metcalf presented Alexis Morse with the 2014 Griffith Scholarship. She was accompanied by her father Shane Morse.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

School menus: Aug. 25-29

Here's the school breakfast and lunch menus at Rutherford County Schools for this week:


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 07:54 AM

Library opens new resource center

The Rutherford County Library recently opened a brand new Parent/Teacher Resource Center with over 325 books on parenting, teaching and homeschooling.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 09:21 AM

OUR VIEW: Scholarship ruling proper

The prospect of using vouchers for education has been a topic of conversation for many years.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 08:41 AM

TJCA first day runs smoothly

Headmaster Joe Maimone said despite losing power for a couple of hours, the first day of school at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) went very smoothly.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 08:32 AM

Welcome to the jungle

New Cavaliers were welcomed to the jungle during a special event just for freshmen on Thursday.