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Sep. 30, 2014 @ 08:49 AM

How the body works

Students illustrated how the body works during an educational, body-themed event Monday. 

First-grade students at Thomas Jefferson Grammar School participated in the annual Human Body Day complete with a human body parade. The classes celebrate the day each year after completing the human body unit.

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 03:32 PM

Arrowood sisters taking part in annual festival in Raleigh

Carley and Autumn Arrowood will be the first to say music is one of the most important parts of their lives.

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 01:01 PM

VIDEO: Thomas Jefferson Book Parade

Thomas Jefferson Grammar School held its book parade Friday and here is some footage from the event.

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

Chemical fire contained at zinc facility

A subcontractor for Horsehead Corporation’s zinc facility experienced a chemical fire Friday morning.

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 07:50 AM

PHOTO: Mary Kay car

Adrienne Reavis, a Mary Kay director, received a Mary Kay Car Tuesday at McCurry Deck in Forest City. Reavis, 21, began selling Mary Kay while in college at Liberty University.

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 07:41 AM

Chase senior dies in two-vehicle collision

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday for Morgan Cierra Bristol, 17, who died as the result of a two-vehicle collision on Whitesides Road, just north of Collins Road, on Thursday evening.

Sep. 26, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

Kicking off the campaign

Faye Hassell told community members that the United Way's campaign has dropped during recent years, but she encourages everyone to pitch in and support the organization this year.

Sep. 26, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Man arrested on sexual battery, second-degree rape charges

Corey Jacob Street, 21, of Dimsdale Drive in Rutherfordton, was arrested this week on charges of sexual battery and second-degree rape.

Sep. 25, 2014 @ 08:31 AM

Taking the Safe Roads Safe Homes pledge

“Every year we place people in the ground for alcohol-related collisions,” said North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) First Sgt. Chris McClelland, as he stood before an audience of law enforcement officers, anti-drunk driving agency representatives and community members Tuesday evening. “The impaired driver and the underage drinker have been a long-term nemesis for law enforcement. They harm and hurt others, which is why we continue to implement strategies to remove impaired drivers and underage drinkers from the roads.”

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 03:56 PM

VIDEO: McNair Foundation award

The McNair Foundation recently won an award.

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 08:14 AM

McNair wins national award

The Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation recently won a national award.

The foundation was presented with an award of excellence during the National College Access Network (NCAN) conference in Phoenix, Arizona last week.

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

Mr. Music Man, Dee C. Cole, remembered

Mr. Music Man, Dee C. Cole, would have felt at home Sunday afternoon on the lawn of Cool Springs Administration Office off West Main Street in Forest City, where he taught band more than 50 years ago.

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 09:19 AM

It's a great pumpkin, Cliffside

First graders at Cliffside Elementary School were given a treat on Monday in the form of a giant pumpkin. 

Dr. Bobby England donated his 380-pound pumpkin to first-grade classes at Cliffside. England brought the pumpkin in on a trailer and it took four men to get it into a classroom. 

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Child passenger safety and free car seat clinic

Although Seat Check Saturday on Sept. 20 marked the conclusion of Child Passenger Safety week (Sept. 14-20), the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Governor's Highway Safety Program remind parents there is still time to ensure children are in the right child safety seat.

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 07:13 AM

Keep prescription meds out of the wrong hands

In conjunction with National Prescription Take-Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 27, the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), along with Safe Kids North Carolina and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), is co-sponsoring a national effort to safely dispose of unused prescription medicines in locations across the state.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 07:52 PM

PHOTO: Faith Become Sight Award

The family of Sandra W. Dobbins has established the "Faith Became Sight Award" in her memory to be given away twice a year through the Abounding Grace Ministries in Rutherfordton.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 04:38 PM

Local, fresh foods secret for prize winning recipes

Rheta Merrell is at it again. Cooking and winning first place at the state fair and the North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

PHOTO: Gotta have the iPhone 6

The lines started forming after 4:30 a.m. Friday at Verizon Wireless on Butler Road in Forest City for people hoping to purchase the new iPhone 6.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 08:33 AM

Winning the battle with DBA

A bone marrow transplant isn't something a normal teenager would ask for, but Skyla Rippy is ready and willing to undergo what could be a life-changing procedure.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

Churches offering financial classes

Element Church, Inc. located at 1071 South Broadway Street in Forest City and Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Hudlow Road, are participating in Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University classes.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 09:42 AM

Maryland couple thankful to be alive

An Aberdeen, Maryland couple admit they are moving slow and are sore after being injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon on Bostic-Sunshine Highway.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 08:42 AM

Promoting the Gryphons

Senior Gryphon cheerleader Laura Thompson said she loves to make people smile. 

"I love interacting with people and making them smile," Thompson said. "I love being in front of a crowd." 

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 @ 09:00 AM

County sees decrease in impaired driving arrests

This week the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Governor's Highway Safety Program (GHSP) announced that state and local law enforcement officers made 2,757 driving while impaired (DWI) arrests (up from 1,737 last year) across North Carolina during the Labor Day "Booze It & Lose It" campaign, which was held Aug. 15-Sept. 1.

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.