Clinic at Wal-Mart welcomes new provider

contributed photo Kyle Kenyon, PA (physician assistant), has joined the Clinic at Walmart, in Forest City. Kenyon has joined Vince Scoggins, PA, at the clinic making the facility fully staffed with two full time providers.

The Clinic at Wal-Mart,  operated by Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS), has announced it is now fully staffed with two full-time providers and has returned to regular operating hours, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday noon - 6 p.m.  

Kyle Kenyon, PA (physician assistant), is the newest addition to the clinic. He received his medical training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Kenyon has clinical experience in emergency medicine, internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, OB/GYN, and has also served in Romania with the Peace Corps. 

Kenyon has joined Vince Scoggins, PA, at the Wal-Mart clinic. Scoggins completed his training at Wake Forest University. He has previously provided medical care at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby and St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus. Scoggins has clinical experience in emergency care, urgent care, family practice, orthopedics and 16 years experience as an Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic. 

The Clinic at Wal-Mart treats minor injuries and common illnesses while also providing wellness services, screenings and tests. Appointments are not required to be treated and most insurance plans are accepted. Medications can be prescribed at the facility and the providers are supervised by a physician medical director. For more information call (828)-286-9438 or go online at

Roberts honored

FOREST CITY — Kevin Roberts of Forest City received the second higher award from the Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA) in the CPA exam for Massachussetts. He received a plaque and an engraved crystal paper weight. 

Roberts graduated from Boston college and was employed with Ernst and Young in Boston. He worked there for 18 months and was transferred to their Charlotte office. Roberts is still currently employed with Ernst and Young and works as an Assurance Senior in the FSO (Financial Services Office), Wealth and Asset Management practice.

Antique and country store hosts grand opening

LAKE LURE — The grand opening celebration of Aunt Teak & Uncle Junk’s antiques and country store is Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

The store is located at 3143 Memorial Highway in Lake Lure and the new business is being launched by Kim and Dave Frindt.  

“Aunt Teak & Uncle Junk’s will be a fitting addition to our Gorge retail establishments,” said Tina Wolfe, of the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge. “The Frindts have done a fabulous job in both the decor of the store and the diversity of product offerings.”

The public is welcome to attend the event, browse the store and enjoy complimentary food and beverages. 

Call the store at (828)-436-7006. 

Award nominations now being accepted

FOREST CITY — The Rutherford County Chamber of commerce are now accepting nominations for the Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award. Nominations are accepted through Monday, June 15.

The award is meant to recognize individuals, teams, and/or work groups within an organization who have provided exceptional community service and volunteerism. 

Recipients of the award will be recognized at a Chamber ceremony and Duke Energy will supply the award, appropriate sponsorship. Duke Energy will participate in the award presentation and the first year award will be held on Duke Energy’s 100th anniversary. One Citizenship and Service Award will be provided each year. Recipients will also receive a personal letter from the president of Duke Power. 

Nomination forms can be printed on the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s website, Nomination forms can be submitted by fax at (828)-287-0799, email at or mail to Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce 162 North Main St., Rutherfordton NC 28139.