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SPINDALE — Boxes full of commodity food are distributed each month through the Rutherford County Senior Center. Officials say the waiting list to receive the food turns over quickly, and the Senior Center is now seeking more applicants to be placed on that list.

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FOREST CITY — Parents of all children in the Rutherford County Schools (RCS) will get a lump-sum financial boost from the state, because of meals the students were missing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RUTHERFORDTON — A candidate for the N.C. Senate is appealing for the U.S. Attorney General to investigate allegations of corruption among Rutherford County officials.

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Today is the 275th day of 2020 and the 10th day of autumn.

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Tuesday’s rain, which fell heavy at times, made for ideal conditions for ducks in pursuit of water.

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SPINDALE — Tuesday’s COVID-19 update showed a significant spike in the number of positive coronavirus cases with 48 over a 24-hour period, which the Foothills Health Department suggests is a continued byproduct of the Labor Day holiday.

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SPINDALE—Regarding a news story that ran in Tuesday's (Sept 29) edition, the i-TECH program at Isothermal Community College (ICC) involves high school students studying advanced manufacturing. The recent grant that ICC received from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help fund internsh…

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HENRIETTA — United Way of Rutherford County is sponsoring a free COVID-19 testing event Saturday, Oct. 3.

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FOREST CITY — Since the Rutherford County Schools (RCS) transitioned from remote-only learning, in place when the school year began Aug. 17, to the “Hybrid Learning Program,” the vast majority of students have remained well and have not been sick with COVID-19.

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An article titled “Wreck leads to shooter's arrest” that ran in the Sept. 24, 2020 edition used an incorrect word. The sentence should have read: “COVID-19 has also slowed the court system, which has exacerbated the problem of keeping defendants in jail longer so they can't commit more crime…

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Today is the 273rd day of 2020 and the eighth day of autumn.

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FOREST CITY — Citizens across North Carolina, including Rutherford County, continue to register to vote in record numbers, five weeks before Election Day 2020 (Nov. 3). Absentee ballot requests are also smashing records.

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SPINDALE — Two more Rutherford County residents have perished due to the coronavirus, bringing the total number of local fatalities to 34.

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SPINDALE — The Isothermal Community College (ICC) Engineering and Technology Academy (i-TECH) has received a major boost, thanks to a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).