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RHI Legacy Foundation Redeems Ownership Interest in Rutherford Regional Health System to Duke LifePoint Healthcare

Transition enables foundation to direct more resources toward meeting community needs; RRHS will continue to focus on delivering high quality care and services as part of Duke LifePoint Rutherfordton, N.C., August 5, 2020 — The RHI Legacy Foundation today announced that it has redeemed its ownership interest in Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) to Duke […]

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NC may turn to low-performing virtual charters in response to demand for online education

By Greg Childress, NC Policy Watch   Last year, after four consecutive years of poor academic performance, state lawmakers rewarded North Carolina’s virtual charter school pilot program with an extension that allows its two schools to operate through the 2022-23 school year. The pilot program created in 2015 was supposed to end after the 2018-19 […]

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Isothermal Community College Receives $5,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy

Spindale – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Isothermal Community College a $5,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant is part of more than $8.6 million in grants awarded to more than 950 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the communities Dollar General serves. “The impact of adult literacy education extends beyond the […]

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Lake Lure Community Forums Update

The Lake Lure Town Council held a series of Community Forums on 7/28/20. The purpose of the meeting was to share information on the Town’s extensive plans for the Lake Lure Dam renovations, Sewer System rehabilitation, and Lake maintenance.  Protecting and maintaining our community requires an aggressive plan to foster federal and state support, promote […]

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Ross Appointed as Norris Library Director

The Town of Rutherfordton is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Ross as Director of the Norris Library, effective August 10, 2020. A distinguished librarian, Mrs. Ross has spent the last 7 years with the Cleveland County Library System and currently holds a BS in Media Studies from UNC Greensboro, along with vast knowledge […]

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Chase Teacher Jill Francis Wins National Award

Recently, the White House named Jill Francis, a teacher at Chase High School, a recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). PAEMST are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science. With this award, Mrs. Francis will receive $10,000 from the National Science […]

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Majority of state’s 1.5 million students will start school with remote instruction

 By Greg Childress, NC POLICY WATCH Mark Johnson, State SuperintendentRoughly one million of the state’s K-12 students will attend school remotely to start the new school year, State Superintendent Mark Johnson said Tuesday. Johnson made the comment during a remote Council of State Meeting. “Right now, we’re on track for two out of every three students in our […]