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Today is Good Friday, remembered by most Christians worldwide as the day Jesus was crucified. This wooden crucifix, on the grounds of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rutherfordton, was crafted in Germany. It was installed at St. Francis in 1941.

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FOOD PANTRY: West Point Baptist Church of Rutherfordton is re-opening its food pantry Monday, March 15. Interested persons should call the church for an appointment at 287-0165.

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SHELBY— iDaph Events is proud to support the Cleveland County Rescue Mission by presenting its first Love Run 5K on Friday, April 16th. This run is for all abilities and will take place at the beautiful Hanna Park (1655 McBrayer Springs Road, Shelby).

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BOSTIC — A project that was in the original plans for South Mountain Christian Camp more than 40 years ago, moves closer to fruition on Saturday, as ground will be broken for a new multi-purpose building officials say will dramatically expand the camp’s ability to fulfill its mission.

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West Point Baptist Church, of Rutherfordton, is reopening its food pantry Monday, March 15. Interested persons should call the church for an appointment at 287-0165.

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SPINDALE — Friday the Spencer Baptist Church hosted the World Wide 2021 Night to Shine, marking the first time the Tim Tebow Foundation sponsored event has been held in Rutherford County.

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SPINDALE — Meeting physical needs while building unity, is one of the goals of an upcoming “sock give-away” event. Several local ministers, led by the Rev. Travis McEntyre of Harvest House Baptist Church, are hosting the event Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 799 Academy Street (Gold Hill Assembly…

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Dee Batayte, left-right, Dorothy Baird McKinney and Betty Maxey, all of the Rutherford Quilt Guild, along with Olivia Caldwell, nutrition manager for the Senior Center, show off the Guild’s latest community project — handcrafted placemats. Guild members delivered the placemats to the Senior …

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BOILING SPRINGS —In 2019, Gardner-Webb University officials announced a substantial expansion of Church-Matching and Minister’s Dependent scholarship programs. That year, only three students had received funds through these avenues. Since announcing the commitment, more than 50 students have…

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SPINDALE — Spencer Baptist Church in Spindale will serve as a host of Night to Shine 2021, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Church officials say the “unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, celebrating people with special needs,” will be held by host churches aroun…

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FOREST CITY — When the Rev. Leroy Staley died a few weeks ago on Dec. 7, 2020, he was remembered as a passionate pastor, a loving friend, and a community leader. Lessons can be gleaned from his life, some say, as we move into 2021.

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The Christmas angel watches over the Holy Family, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, in this nativity scene on the front lawn of Southern Baptist Church in Ruth.

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CLIFFSIDE—The new women and children’s shelter, Sandi Lee’s Place, has only been open a few days and is already having an impact. According to one of the women residing there, the facility is a “true blessing.”