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AVONDALE — — Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) announced Thursday (June 16) the recent appointments of Jason Cole as the school’s executive director and Jodi Isaacs as the associate executive director, beginning July 2022.

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SPINDALE — Five aspiring chefs were awarded certificates recently by Isothermal Community College. The Basic Culinary Skills students prepared food for the ceremony attendees to enjoy during a reception at the event.

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SPINDALE — Thirteen new truck drivers will hit the road after graduating with commercial certifications and licenses at Isothermal Community College recently.

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BOILING SPRINGS — Gardner-Webb University recently held a ceremony to recognize Student Academic Achievements, Leadership, Service, and Volunteerism. Winners of these awards exemplify the University’s core values of faith, service and leadership in their classrooms and communities.

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FOREST CITY — State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation, funded $10,000 four-year college scholarships to 3 local graduating high school seniors for study at one of the 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina System.

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ATLANTA, Georgia — On the weekend of Saturday, May 28, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy joined 271 of the top high school quiz bowl teams at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for the 2022 High School National Championship Tournament to determine who was the best.

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BOILING SPRINGS — Officials at Gardner-Webb University hosted commencement activities on May 6 and 7. More than 500 graduates were honored over the two days. Power 5 Basketball Coach Chris Holtmann was the guest speaker for Friday’s ceremony held in the Paul Porter Arena in Lutz-Yelton Convo…

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MOORESBORO — With its championship win at the Southside Starter Invitational, the quiz bowl team from Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in Mooresboro proved themselves worthy to play on a national stage. On Friday, May 27, the team will represent their school in a 271-team national competit…

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SPINDALE — Jermain Porter, an inmate at the Rutherford Correctional Center, was honored by several Isothermal Community College faculty and staff members when he received his general equivalency diploma this week.

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SPINDALE — Leon Godlock, a recently retired veteran of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, was named Isothermal Community College’s 2022 Outstanding Alumnus at this week’s graduation ceremony.

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SPINDALE — Forty-six students graduated with adult high school diplomas or general equivalency diplomas this week at Isothermal Community College.

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SPINDALE — Hundreds of Isothermal students graduated this week with nearly 1,000 credentials. The commencement address was given by Forest City native Bill McBrayer, who is the vice chairman of the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges.

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SPINDALE — Attention, young coders! Isothermal Community College is hosting a Computer Coding Camp this summer.