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Sep. 18, 2014 @ 06:48 PM

Dee C. Cole Memorial dedication set for Sunday

The Dee C. Cole Memorial Gazebo will be dedicated Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cool Springs Administrative Office on West Main Street in Forest City. Family members, band members of Cole and friends will be attend. 


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 08:36 AM

'So you have a Constitution?'

Constitution Day was observed at Isothermal Community College on Wednesday with guest speaker Judge Bob Hunter from the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The event was sponsored by the college's student government association (SGA). 


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 08:25 AM

R-S Central MCJROTC Goes to Shooting Camp

The R-S Central Marine Corps JROTC Rifle Team went to Anniston, Alabama during the summer for a week long skills camp. The camp is run by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and is a key element in R-S Central’s continued competitive success. 


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 08:22 AM

Hilltoppers are loud and proud

The R-S Central High School Hilltopper cheerleading squad has a lot of new faces this year and many of them are seniors. 

One of those faces is Makayla Crawford, who is also on the volleyball team. She said she has wanted to cheer since she was a freshman. 


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

Time to Get Real

The McNair Educational Foundation works to improve college access for students in Rutherford County Schools. And they are continuing to work toward that goal this week. 


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 07:56 AM

Spreading the Trojan spirit

Jordan Baker said she loves spreading school spirit, which is why she loves cheerleading.

Baker is a senior cheerleader and a member of the varsity squad at Chase High School.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

CAMPBELL: We may never know how much our children are learning

The headlines sounded great. 56 percent of our students passed their end of grade tests, compared to just 44 percent last year.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 08:40 AM

Cheering on the Cavaliers

They have bows, they have loud voices and they are full of Cavalier team spirit. The 21 members of the East Rutherford High School varsity cheerleading squad love supporting their teams and leading Cavalier fans. 


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

School menus: Sept. 15-19

Here are next week's school menus: 


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 08:11 AM

No wheezing allowed

There was no wheezing allowed during a fun-filled day of indoor and outdoor activities at Camp Wheeznot on Saturday.

The one-day camp for children with asthma was held from 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at South Mountain Christian Camp (SMCC). The camp, sponsored by Rutherford Regional Health System's Legacy Foundation, has been serving children for 15 years and is free to campers.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 08:08 AM

A day for Cavalier pride

It was all red and black in Forest City on Saturday for the East Rutherford High School All Class Reunion. Alumni from many of the classes came out to enjoy a day of food, music and special recognitions.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 07:51 AM

A dream come true

Mark Ellis took a dream trip to Japan this summer. 

Ellis, a social sciences and humanities instructor at Isothermal Community College, went on the trip through World View, a public service program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The program allows K-12 and community college educators to go on international trips to equip them with global knowledge and resources to prepare students to live in an interconnected and diverse world. 


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 08:49 AM

Making a difference

La'Ronda Whiteside said she wants all of her students to be successful. Her colleagues must believe she is doing just that because they selected her as Rutherford County Schools Principal of the Year for 2014-15.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

A Hilltopper comes home

"Once a Hilltopper, always a Hilltopper," Heidi Crowe said. 

Crowe, 22, is the new math I and II teacher at R-S Central High School. She graduated from R-S Central in 2010 and said she is happy to come back home. 


Sep. 11, 2014 @ 07:51 AM

Loscalzo loves Latin

Magistra Loscalzo said the way she ended up at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) is a funny story that begins with a job fair.