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Cowpens Reenactment – Fun, Educational and Free

Cowpens Reenactment – Fun, Educational and Free

COWPENS, S.C. — This is a great activity for the family. Fun, free and educational as much as you want it to be. There are great displays, guides, and participants. Go explore our history.     January 14 – 15, 2017 236th Anniversary Celebration onsite Schedule is subject to change without notice. Click here for […]

County Commissioners approve N. C. Arts Council Grassroots Art awards

County Commissioners approve N. C.  Arts Council Grassroots Art awards

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Rutherford County Commissioners approved the recommended grantees for the N.C. Arts Council GrassRoots funds. The following cultural organizations were funded: Foundation of Performing Arts – $5105 Symphony of RC – $5,000 Rutherford Life Services – $1,100 Rutherford Chamber Consort – $2,810 Rutherford County Arts Council – $4,560 The Grassroots Arts […]

Column: The magic of space exploration

Column: The magic of space exploration

SPACE, THE FINAL FRONTIER – The fascination with space exploration seemingly has lessened over the years. The early excitement with the 1961 goal of landing astronauts on the moon gave way to the complacency of the space shuttle trips; space travel began to be taken for granted. Until the day the Challenger exploded, that is. […]

Athens, GA for Back to the Future 4

Athens, GA for Back to the Future 4

ATHENS, Georgia –Thirty years ago Back to the Future 3 was released in theaters. Now Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis announced that a script has been completed for Back to the Future 4. Production begins this fall in Athens, Georgia for Back to the Future 4. According to Zemeckis, nearly all of the original cast will […]

Acts of Random Kindness circle meets Wed. at 7 p.m.

Acts of Random Kindness circle meets Wed. at 7 p.m.

If you’re tired of all the negativity in the news, frustrated by the politics, sad to hear about all the pain and suffering out there, here’s a way to make a difference. There is a huge amount of good in this world… and A.R.K. meets to spread kindness and serve the community. Anyone who believes kindness can […]

Three N.C. native sons inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

Three N.C. native sons inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE – Three of North Carolina’s country-music native sons were named as the 2016 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Fiddler Charlie Daniels (Wilmington), singer Randy Travis (Marshville), and producer and label owner Fred Foster (Rutherford County) will be inducted during a ceremony later this year. Country Music and Rock and Roll Hall of […]

RC Democratic Party puts RC back on the political map

RC Democratic Party puts RC back on the political map

SPINDALE – The Rutherford County Democratic Party’s Gala brought out the hometown folks in their best finery to celebrate the past and look toward the future.  A large crowd gathered to meet candidates and break bread together at the Foundation at Isothermal Community College. State, district, and county candidates came to greet local Democrats in a one-on-one […]

REVIEW: The Dutch Broad Restaurant

REVIEW: The Dutch Broad Restaurant

Guest Review by Lesly Gibbon CLIFFSIDE – We knew we were in for a treat when you pull up to the entrance of The Dutch Broad.  We were greeted at the gate and invited to enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate and gather around the fire with the other guests. Once all of the […]

Rutherford County Young Professionals

Rutherford County Young Professionals

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C.: There were 30 or so leaders under the age of 40 gathered Thursday night at Ruff’ton Brewhouse for the inaugural meeting of Rutherford County Young Professionals (YP) to enjoy craft beer and networking. Led by Jessica Trotman of the Isothermal Planning and Development Commission and Rutherfordton Town Manager Doug Barrick, YP was […]

The Basil Whitener Breakfast

The Basil Whitener Breakfast

FOREST CITY – The  traditional Basil Whitener Breakfast was held Saturday at Ryans restaurant. Now entering the seventh decade of gathering, former N.C. representative Dr. Bob England’s quote was repeated again: “This is the most political non-political meeting you can ever attend.” The breakfast established by Basil Whitener has long been a gathering of good […]

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