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Feb. 26, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

Helping the community

Giving back to one's community is important and third-grade classes at Cliffside Elementary School recently learned that lesson by helping a local shelter.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 09:32 AM

Succeeding in the hospitality industry

With the development of the Tryon International Equestrian Center and other tourist destinations the hospitality industry is on the rise in Rutherford and surrounding counties. Isothermal Community College (ICC) wants to prepare people for job opportunities associated with the growing industry. 


Feb. 25, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Deeper snow predicted to begin tonight

Students in Rutherford County were out of school Tuesday for the fifth day this year due to winter weather and administrators have prepared preliminary make-up calendars.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 08:20 AM

Praying for the students

Members of the community plan to gather and pray for the students and staff at Isothermal Community College (ICC) tomorrow. 

The Baptist Young Women (BYW) at Crestview Baptist Church are inviting the public to join in a prayer rally for the National Collegiate Day of Prayer in the former Kmart parking lot at noon on Thursday.  

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 09:13 AM

Ready for state

Chrisana Hughes is heading for the state HOSA (Health Occupation Student Association) competition after winning first place in medical terminology at regionals in November 2014. 

Feb. 22, 2015 @ 10:41 AM

Principal of the year stops by

The North Carolina Principal of the Year made a stop in Rutherford County last week.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 08:17 AM

A semester in Rutherford County

Beatriz Ruette traded in the warm temperatures of Brazil to spend a semester as an exchange student in Rutherford County.

Ruette, 16, is spending five months as a sophomore at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. She arrived on Saturday, Jan. 3 and will stay until the end of the semester. She is from Itapira, a municipality of Sao Paulo.

Feb. 17, 2015 @ 08:39 AM

The sky is no longer the limit

Retired astronaut Joan Higginbotham told students the sky is not the limit because she has been above it during a Black History Month event Monday.

Feb. 15, 2015 @ 11:27 AM

Honor Rolls

East Rutherford Middle School, Chase Middle School, R-S Central Middle School, The Rutherford Opportunity Center A B Honor Rolls

Feb. 15, 2015 @ 10:58 AM

Appreciating the counselors

Isothermal Community College (ICC) thanked counselors from Rutherford County high schools by serving them breakfast Friday to recognize the work they do with students.

Feb. 15, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

Wingate Announces Dean's List

The following Rutherford County students have been named to the Fall 2014 President's List at Wingate University:

Feb. 15, 2015 @ 09:27 AM

Sunshine holds Invention Convention

An automatic turtle feeder, a bunk caddy and snow plow boots were among inventions featured during a fourth-grade Invention Convention on Friday.

Feb. 13, 2015 @ 09:40 AM

Former astronaut will share message of motivation

Joan Higginbotham, a retired NASA astronaut who has logged more than 308 hours in space, will share a message of motivation at Isothermal on Monday, Feb. 16.

Higginbotham was the third African-American woman in space. Her visit to Isothermal is in honor of Black History Month.

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

McSwain selected as GEAR UP coordinator

Matthew McSwain is ready to promote college awareness through his new position thanks to the GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) grant. 

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 08:41 AM

'Gear Up To Get Real'

Rutherford County Schools (RCS) is preparing to enhance its focus on college awareness thanks to a new grant. 

The school system received a 7-year federal grant through GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) which is designed to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.