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Oct. 19, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

School menus: Oct. 20-24

All enrolled students are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge for the 2014-2015 school year. Submission of a meal benefit application is not required.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Worms, snakes, goats and guinea pigs

Missy York said Friday provided the perfect weather for students to be outside learning about conservation. 

York is an education specialist with the Rutherford Soil and Water Conservation District which hosted its annual Conservation Field Day at R-S Central High School  on Friday. The event is for fifth-grade students to teach ways they can conserve in their own homes. 

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

'This is your century'

Students were given the opportunity to go to college for free during a special ceremony on Thursday evening.

Isothermal Community College (ICC) inducted 71 seventh-grade students into a new class of New Century Scholars at The Foundation. The scholar program is now in its 12th year and was developed by ICC and Rutherford County Schools. Students from R-S Middle School, Chase Middle School, East Rutherford Middle School, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy and Polk County Middle School are eligible for the program.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Ready to go hands-on?

Students are getting down and dirty with science at South Mountain Christian Camp (SMCC) this fall. 

The camp's S.E.E.D.S. (students exploring, experiencing and discovering science) program offers the chance for classes to spend the day at the camp conducting science experiments and learning about nature. 

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 08:47 AM

Good news for agriculture

Isothermal Community College may begin an Agribusiness Technology Program as early as 2015. 

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 07:59 AM

STEM is on the rise

Students are taking STEM learning to another level at Mount Vernon Ruth Elementary School.  

Oct. 13, 2014 @ 02:23 PM

McCrory calls for more job-focused higher ed

Gov. Pat McCrory says North Carolina's higher education institutions need to focus more on teaching the skills that employers need.

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

School menus: Oct. 13-17

All enrolled students are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge for the 2014-2015 school year. Submission of a meal benefit application is not required.

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

PHOTO: Raising $415 for St. Jude's

Students at Trinity Christian School participated in a Trike-a-Thon to raise money for St. Jude's hospital. The young students raised $415.

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 09:26 AM

PHOTO: What's that?

As more than 600 people gathered at the official ground breaking of the new Lake Lure Classical Academy recently, Russ Pitts, a founding board member of the school, flew his small "drone" high above the crowd and the school property, to the delight of more than 325 school children attending. 

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

Candidates agree students come first

The four candidates running for two seats on the Rutherford County Board of Education agree students should come first in any situation. 

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

Now on to the next 108 years

The Mary B. Mullen Bible Camp, Inc. has served the Lake Lure community for 108 years and its board members are optimistic about the next century. 

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 08:16 AM

Advocating for the students

Lisa Blanton is the new exceptional children program director for Rutherford County Schools (RCS).  

Blanton is replacing Tom Griffin, who retired earlier this year. She served as the acting exceptional children program director for the past two months. 

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 01:48 PM

Farmer's Market Fun

There could be a new crop of farmers in Rutherford County. 


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

NCAE hosts House candidate forum

The North Carolina Association of Educators hosted a candidate forum for the North Carolina House of Representatives District 112 Thursday night.