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Aug. 05, 2015 @ 07:38 AM

Blue Moon

Wikipedia refers to a Blue Moon as follows:  "A blue moon is an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year: either the third of four full moons in a season, or a second full moon in a month of the common calendar.

Aug. 04, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

JOHNSON: My thoughts on the Haggard concert

At the time of this writing (Monday August 3, around 3 p.m.) I’m only a few hours away from seeing a truly legendary musician perform at The Foundation Performing Arts Center in Spindale. In case you’ve missed the flashing sign outside of Isothermal Community College for the past few weeks, Merle Haggard was set to perform for the second time at The Foundation at 8 p.m. The first time he came to Spindale was in 2007 and the show sold out in only three days, which is pretty crazy. Most events in small towns usually don’t get sold out in that amount of time. So, yeah, he’s a pretty big deal. But you already knew that.

Aug. 04, 2015 @ 08:48 AM


Is it just me or have we come to a time when people can say anything they want with no sense of remorse of concern for others? The current presidential circus is filled with candidates calling each other names but this disrespectful conduct has filtered down and is now tolerated in North Carolina.

Aug. 03, 2015 @ 10:42 AM

What makes Forest City great?

A blogger recently described one of our county’s towns in terms that practically made it the crime and economic equivalent of Ukraine after midnight. That was news to Forest City citizens who live with all the modern conveniences and a minimum of civil unrest and shootouts on Main Street. But like other consumables chock full of artificial ingredients, some of what’s put out on the Internet has a long shelf life. The only way to counter it is to get the real word out about what makes Forest City one of the best and most special places to live in North Carolina.

Aug. 02, 2015 @ 08:33 AM

GORDON: Filmmaker Owensby taking stage Thursday evening

On Friday evening, one of Cliffside's shining stars will be at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh to present the story of his life. Earl Owensby's "Tar Heel Film Legend" will be presented to the public at 7:30 p.m in conjunction with the Starring North Carolina! exhibit.

Aug. 02, 2015 @ 07:32 AM

Kidz in Rutherford County

By Sierra Clark

Aug. 02, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

Cooperative Extension Column - Jan McGuinn

Insect damage and their impacts can be slight to severe in landscapes depending on the type of plant materials that are present.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

JONES: Who said there’s no good men?

One college student said she was majoring in anthropology; is there money in that? The American Heritage College Dictionary defines it this way, “The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans.” Can you even do that in four years? Seems it would depress even the strongest student to have all those answers. Besides, I’ve just spent 68 years looking in the mirror; don’t even go there. With all our discoveries and inventions, unearthings and explorations man remains a mystery. Educate us, give us a bath, put a thousand dollar suit on us and we still have problems. Give us New York, and a helicopter and we still have problems. Make us President of the United States; no, don’t do that. I still ask...who said there’s no good men?

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 08:51 AM

Need something to do in August?

I've lived in Rutherford County for a long time now and there's one phrase that is uttered more often than any other; "There's nothing to do here." 

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

Do our faces determine our fates?

Living in a visual world where first impressions carry much weight, our facial expressions have a large effect on the people around us. Our faces can lead to assumptions about our character and how nice or trusting we are.

In a recent article published on NPR's website, a study suggests a person's face could determine his or her fate in court.