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Oct. 24, 2014 @ 11:22 AM

Taking learning to another level

When will I ever use this in real life? 

This question has haunted teachers forever, but the Science Technology Advanced Resource (STAR) program answered those questions at Trinity Christian School this week. 


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 08:52 AM

Dalton appointed to Commission on College Affordability in the South

President Walter Dalton of Isothermal Community College has been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board’s Commission on College Affordability in the South.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 08:51 AM

Ravens, hearts and pumpkins

Students at R-S Middle School learned about a "creepy" author just in time for Halloween. 


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Chasing perfection

Steve Vacendak, the scrappy guard who led the Duke Blue Devils to two Final Four appearances in the late 1960s, shared his thoughts on leadership with students and the community at Isothermal Community College on Tuesday. 


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 08:22 AM

Trustees approve translator sale

The Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees approved the sale of a radio station translator during a special meeting on Tuesday.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

Early lessons of servanthood

Students served the community in a variety of ways during "Operation Shine."


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 07:42 AM

Trustees to take action on translator sale

The Board of Trustees for Isothermal Community College will address the sale of a radio station translator on Tuesday.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

NC districts worry about paying for driver's ed

North Carolina requires school districts to provide driver education training but the state has not provided the money to pay for it.


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.