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Hospice Resale store makes changes

Hospice Resale store makes changes

The local Hospice Resale Store has a new district manager for this area based out of Landrum, S.C. Customers last week were taken by surprise by some of the changes. Staff  were packing and loading boxes of out-of-season clothing onto a truck. Out-of-season clothing was kept in the back of the store and sold for a quarter. […]

RC’s New Animal Control Services model

RC’s New Animal Control Services model

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — After many interviews with rescue groups, animal control personnel, the Sheriff’s department and concerned citizens, RC manager Steve Garrison released its transition plan to provide continuity with the required animal shelter operations. On Nov. 28, 2016 Community Pet Center’s (CPC) executive director Lynne Faltraco sent the required 120-day notice that CPC […]

Drug test results are in for N.C.’s Work First

RALEIGH – The initial results of a drug testing program for some public assistance applicants are in. In 2013, state lawmakers required testing for Work First, a cash assistance program for needy families. The results are in and there is little evidence of widespread drug use among the poor in North Carolina. The Department of Health and […]

Thera-ssage announces business is closing

Thera-ssage announces business is closing

RUTHERFORDTON – Local business owner Laura Allen announced yesterday that Thera-ssage will be closing its doors next week. Therassage has been in operation for 13 years and will be missed. Fortunately their massage therapists have spawned their own new businesses and good therapeutic massage therapy will still be available in our area. Thanks, Laura and […]

Shape Note Singing at St. John’s Sunday

Shape Note Singing at St. John’s Sunday

RUTHERFORDTON – The rafters reverberate as shape note singers bring an Appalachian tradition to life in St. John’s Church in Rutherfordton. Singers using a songbook the incorporates shapes instead of its traditional round shaped nopes. Each shape represents a tone. This simple method of recording music allows diverse groups to create a cappella four part harmonies in America’s […]