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Good People of Rutherford County

Good People of Rutherford County

Another interesting week being out and about in Rutherford County, N.C.  We have a belated shout-out to Peggy Horne at the Dept. of Motor Vehicles office. In spite of the lines, and our needing help to change the title to a vehicle, she remained gracious, patient and professional with us. In fact, the entire group […]

Column: Eating Out and About with Good People

Column: Eating Out and About with Good People

It’s been a very busy week running all over the county and more, but the good news is that we made some fine eating choices to suggest. Ok, for those who didn’t recognize me in my new short hairstyle, I got the best haircut I’ve ever had from my friend and Unique Hairstyles beauty parlor […]

Musings: Out and About

Musings: Out and About

Time with loved ones is so precious. The Fourth of July celebrations brought relatives and friends together – lots of smiles, fireworks, and food of course.  Being back in the South that means deviled eggs, sweet tea, barbecue, Carolina hash, coleslaw, flyswatters, good coffee, porch swing family updates, slammed screen doors and entertaining kids – […]

Column: Community Yard Sale – Love thy Neighbor

Column: Community Yard Sale – Love thy Neighbor

“Thank you for giving our church a chance,” said the woman assisting parking at the community yard sale as I loaded my purchases in the car. The woman parked next to me looked up as she loaded mountains of baby clothes, a stroller, and children’s toys into the back of her SUV. There were smiles, […]

Despite local opposition, N.C. charter board clears two new Wake County schools

Despite local opposition, N.C. charter board clears two new Wake County schools

By Greg Childress, NC POLICY WATCH The state Charter School Advisory Board (CSAB) on Monday unanimously stood by its approval of two charters in Wake County, despite public opposition from leaders in North Carolina’s largest school district. CSAB members said Wake officials’ concerns about Wake County Preparatory Academy and North Raleigh Charter Academy reflect “philosophical” […]

Mayor & Town Council of Rutherfordton create another Golf Course Task Force

Mayor & Town Council of Rutherfordton create another Golf Course Task Force

Rutherfordton — As it has done several times in the past, Town Council and Mayor Jimmy Dancy created the 2019 Golf Course Task Force Committee to form a recommendation for the future for the town-owned golf course. The Rutherfordton Golf Club quit operating the business last year. The financial health of the club could not […]

WeBuild! Camp offered July 29 – August 2

WeBuild! Camp offered July 29 – August 2

For one amazing week this summer, rising 4 through 7 grade girls will have the opportunity to learn trades at a one-of-a-kind camp! WeBuild! Camp, sponsored by the Women Roofers, will take place July 29 – August 2 on the Isothermal Community College campus and will help girls explore carpentry, plumbing, mechanical problem solving, how to […]

Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations Graduates

Last week I watched the happy, innocent faces of young friends as they went through their graduation ritual. There were many thanks, a few goodbyes, and lots of love and happiness. Graduation marks not only the accomplishments and completion of school but also is the beginning of a new directions and paths. Some of these […]

In major reversal, UNC Board of Governors chair voices opposition to return of ‘Silent Sam’

In major reversal, UNC Board of Governors chair voices opposition to return of ‘Silent Sam’

By Joe Killian, NC POLICY WATCH Restoring the “Silent Sam” Confederate monument to its original place at UNC-Chapel Hill is “not the right path,” UNC Board of Governors Chairman Harry Smith said Wednesday. His thinking has undergone an evolution, Smith said at a press conference following a full meeting of the board of governors. “My […]

Broad Riverkeeper to Host First Annual Broad River Race, June 1

Broad Riverkeeper to Host First Annual Broad River Race, June 1

Shelby, NC — Join MountainTrue’s Broad Riverkeeper for the first ever Broad River Race Day on June 1st. Folks are invited to enjoy these 5 miles on the most beautiful stretch of the Broad River during this race-at-your-own-pace event. The race was originally planned for April 14, but because of heavy rains was rescheduled to […]

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