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to Explore at ICC

For Over 54 Years Mt. Vernon Club House Meeting A Community’s Necessities Main St. Financial Group Belk’s 125th Year 2-1-1 and 9-1-1 Know the Difference?

Chamber of Commerce


2-1-1 vs 9-1-1?

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On March 12th, 2013, the 2-1-1 Service was officially launched providing individuals access to more than 18,000 non-emergency assistance resources in North Carolina. The 2-1-1 Service is not prepared to handle emergency situations and should not be contacted during an emergency. Read this article for more information on handling emergency and non-emergency environments.

RUTHERFORD y a d y r e ev Publication Acknowledgements: Editor: Everette Murray

Contributing Editor: Joy Mabry

Art Director: Reid Price, Future’s Graphics, LLC

Web Director: Everette Murray

Contributing Photographers: Kathy McNeilly Emma Walker

Staff Photographer: Everette Murray

Contributing Writers: Pontheolla Mack Abernathy Tammy Aldridge Laura Allen, BA, NCTMB Becky Hodge Kaitlyn McNeilly Chris Nelson Pat Snyder Emma Walker Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication. However, the publisher cannot assume responsibility for errors or omissions. No part of this book may be reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission. Copyright ©2013.

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The Mt. Vernon Community Club, with the help of volunteers and community supporters, has provided meeting space, backpacks of food to children in elementary school, help for families, as well as recognition of local teachers and heroes while serving the Mt Vernon Community for over 50 years. Help these programs continue by renting this facility for special occasions, purchasing food for fundraisers, or by donating food and time to aid in fundraising events this fall.

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Looking for a new place to play in Rutherford County? The Rutherford Outdoor Coalition and its partners have opened up more than 2.5 miles of natural surface trails near Isothermal Community College. Under the leadership of two local high school students and countless hours of donated time and money, this segment of the projected 6 miles of trails, is the perfect place for individuals and families to walk, run or escape from the demands of daily life.

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Since 1928, Main Street Financial Group has been using technology and innovation to education and assist businesses and individuals in meeting employees and family’s insurance and financial needs. By Jan.1st, 2014 an estimated 18,000 Rutherford County citizens without healthcare will be at risk of incurring tax penalties under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. Call Main Street Financial for information concerning these upcoming tax penalties.

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Everyday Chatter

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s we enjoy the 4th of July activities in our fair county and neighboring counties, please remember to “think before you drive” after consuming alcohol and use fireworks cautiously. As St Luke’s Hospital reminds us, this is a time of year when increase injuries flood ER rooms in hospitals, state and county wide. Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs as well as unsafe usage of fireworks contributes to a significant increase in injuries and fatalities during the month of July. Think ahead and have a designated driver or be prepared to stay where you “play” this July. Also, never allow children to “play” with fireworks or use them without adult supervision. Summertime is a great time of year for selling or buying a home. With interest rates at an all-time low, and children out of school, families are taking advantage of upgrading to larger homes in different areas of Rutherford County. Rutherford Everyday is excited to be working with the Rutherford County Board of Realtors and Barbara Keever to bring you the “best of the best” Realtors and properties in Rutherford County. Just a reminder from our Real Estate professionals, “don’t forget to ‘prepare’ your home for summer vacation too.” When leaving your home unattended during vacation, make sure all the necessary arrangements are made to keep a normal appearance, and if possible have someone come by daily to check on things at various times during the day. Take some time while school is out to take advantage of our county’s newest natural walking trails located near ICC and to visit some of our local attractions around the Lake Lure area. Rutherford County is endowed with many of nature’s most beautiful wonders, so get off the computer, video games, and couch and enjoy the beauty and nature of our county this summer! The staff of Rutherford Everyday wishes you a safe and happy 4th of July!

CONTENTS Magpie Chatter ...2

SHOPPING, EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT Smith’s Drugs…3 Calendar of Events…4

NATURAL BEAUTY

The Importance in Using the Correct Product for Your Hair Type...6

COMMUNITY SAFETY

Know Your Digits...9

PET HEALTH

Forest City Pets…11

DESTINATION SC

Clevedale Historic Inn & Garden…12

OUR COMMUNITY

Mt. Vernon Community Center…13

REALTY

Odean Keever & Associates…15

SPOTLIGHT

New Trails to Explore at ICC…18

Everette Murray, Editor emurray@rutherfordeveryday.com 828-429-4855

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On The Cover: Ashley Craig with children Johnathan, Jeremiah and Jacob enjoy the new trails at ICC, along with Cindy Hill. Photography: Everette Murray

Pick up your free copy of Rutherford Everyday in high traffic areas such as; medical facilities, the Chamber of Commerce, Realtors, advertisers, hair & nail salons, spas, restaurants, boutiques and many other locations throughout the area. Rutherford Everyday distribution includes the following areas in Rutherford county: Bat Cave, Bostic, Caroleen, Chimney Rock, Cliffside, Columbus, Ellenboro, Forest City, Harris, Henrietta, Lake Lure, Lynn , Mill Spring, Spindale, Tryon, Rutherfordton and Union Mills.

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St. Luke’s Hospital ED Stays Busy With Summertime Emergencies…16 St. Luke’s Hospital Urges You to Stay Safe in the Summer Heat…17 Massage: Which Type is Right for You…20 Hardin’s Drug…21 United Way - Medicine Drop Box…23 Participating in a Clinical Trial Study…24

RUTHERFORD COUNTY CHAMBER It’s A New Day ...27


Calendar

July

Frame House Gallery and Gis

July 4th 4th of July Celebration & 2nd Annual Soapbox Derby, Rutherfordton

July 4th Fireworks on the Beach at Rumbling Bald Resort (open to the boating public), Lake Lure

July 6th Fireworks on the Beach, Lake Lure

July 8th Freedom from Smoking, Location: Cancer Resource Center of Rutherford Regional Health Center

July 8th - 12th KidSenses Summer Science Camp, Rutherfordton

New Summer Items for Girls and Ladies!

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July 13th Bike or Walk Rain or Shine, Location: Spindale House

July 14th Foothills Daylily Society, Location: County Annex


Calendar

Calendar of Events July 15th Career Exploration Camp, Location: Isothermal Community College

July 18th Music Thursdays at the Gathering Place, Chimney Rock

July 19th Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, Carolina Event & Conference Center

July 19th Rutherford County Shag Club, Location: Tuscany Italian Grille

July 20th Shop & Play Saturday: Hot Deals & Ice Cream, Location: Downtown Rutherfordton

July 20th Shaggin’ for a Cure Under the Stars, Location: County Annex, Sponsored by Rutherford County Employees Relay Team

July 25th Old 74 Jazz Band, Location: Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria RUTHERFORDEVERYDAY.COM •

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Natural Beauty

The Importance in Using the Correct Shampoo and Conditioner for Your Hair Type

By Becky Hodge

Everyone has different hair types and not all shampoos and conditioners are made for your particular hair type. It is important to read the labels on shampoos and conditioners you are going to be using to make sure they are created for your type of hair. For instance, when you have color treated hair, you should use a Shampoo and Conditioner for Color Treated Hair. My favorite is Matrix Color Smart. These products are made specifically to rebuild the cuticle so the color will stay locked in. Or so that your color will not fade. It will strengthen your hair, restore moisture, and restore the natural shine back to your hair. So your hair will be healthy and polished. If you have curly or wavy hair, it is best to use a shampoo or conditioner made for curly hair. Reason being, is that the shampoo is designed to define curls, add bounce, reduce frizz, and add moisture. Deva Curl is a popular brand to use for curly hair. Morracan Oil is also nice to use after styling to add shine and softness. When your hair is Fine or Thin you may feel like it is always flat and you can’t do anything with it. But the secret is to use light weight products. A weightless shampoo and conditioner will swell the hair shaft so your hair will appear to have more body and fullness. A great shampoo is Matrix Amplify. When using products such as hairspray or mousse, always read the label and make sure it says light weight or volumizing. Those of you with thick or coarse hair, should try a shampoo that will moisturize and shine the hair. It will smooth the hair and lay down the hair shaft and add softness. Paul Mitchell Super Skinny has a great line of products. There are quite a few Shampoos and Conditioners out there, but always remember that it is important to choose the right product for your specific hair type because it will bring the out the best in your hair. If you ever have any questions, you can always ask your hairsylist and we would be delighted to help you in any way.

.............................. Becky Hodge

Impressions 828-287-3178

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By Lt. Tammy Aldridge, Director of 911 Communications

Do you know the difference between 2-1-1 and 9-1-1? On March 12th of this year the 2-1-1 Service was officially launched through the efforts of The United Way of Rutherford County for non-emergency assistance. 2-1-1 has access to more than 18,000 resources in North Carolina that offer care, solutions, support. They can assist you with getting in touch with someone for the following assistance “Food, Housing and Utilities, Child Care, Education Programs, Financial Education, and Counseling, Access to Health Care, Job Training, Support Groups, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Senior Services, Disaster Services, and much more.” For more information on 2-1-1 please visit www.211nc.org For Police, Fire and/or Medical Emergencies as always call 9-1-1. PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE 2-1-1 WITH 9-1-1 • 2-1-1 • 9-1-1

Is for locating resources in order to deal with a health and/or human services matter. Is for help in a Police, Fire, or Medical Emergency.

Other Helpful Numbers • 4-1-1 • 5-1-1 • 6-1-1 • 7-1-1 • 8-1-1

Directory Assistance Travel, Weather, Traffic & Road Info. www.ncdot.gov/travel/511 Telephone Repair Relay for Deaf & Hard of Hearing www.relaync.com Call Before You Dig www.nc811.org

Community Safety

Know your Digits

Rutherford County 911 Communications is staffed 24/7 and are trained to handle emergencies in your time of need. WHEN CALLING 911 REMEMBER…. • KNOW THE LOCATION OR ADDRESS OF THE EMERGENCY • DESCRIBE THE EMERGENCY • ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS • FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS

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Community Safety

HELP

WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST

Dial 211 to connect with a network of over 18,000 resources right here in North Carolina. Our agency partners can assist you with: •Food, Housing & Utilities •Child Care & Education Services •Financial Education/Credit Counseling •Health Care •Job Training •Counseling/Support Groups •Mental Health & Substance Abuse •Senior Services •Volunteer Opportunities •Disaster Services and so much more

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Pet Health

By Chris Nelson

“She Doesn’t Seem To Like Her Food Anymore.” I hear that dozens of times every June—not just at Forest City Pets—at every store I’ve been a part of over the last 30 years. If you’re noticing your dog eating less, it probably isn’t because she doesn’t like the taste. Dogs simply have a lower caloric need as the temperatures start to rise. A portion of the food dogs consume in winter and spring are used to stabilize their internal temperature at 103 degrees. It takes fewer calories to raise it 10-20 degrees above ambient temperatures than it does to raise it 40-50 degrees. If you think about it, you’re sure to remember days when the heat made you feel less like eating also. Unless your dog has stopped eating completely for a day or more, don’t worry about it, as it is completely normal. My suggestion is that you use this drop in consumption to raise the quality of the food she eats while maintaining the same per day feeding budget. If you’re feeding a one-star food, try moving to two stars. If you’re feeding a two-star food, try moving to three. But how do you weed through the advertising and propaganda to know what quality you’re feeding now? Even if you want to figure out what’s in your dog’s food, there aren’t a lot of places to look for unbiased information. That’s why I like Dr. Mike Sangman, the web’s Dog Food Advisor. After the heartbreaking experience in 2007 of losing a wonderful little shelter dog Penny to what he calls his “unquestioned trust of commercial pet food,” he vowed to never again let anything like that happen to any dog in his care. We’d like to help you make

sure what happened to Penny could never happen to your dog either. What started for Dr. Sangman as a personal educational journey has become the most respected independent analysis of commercial dog foods on the Internet. He has reviewed more than 750 foods representing some 3,200 commercial products. Not only does he list the ingredients, but he tells you what they actually are. Who would have known that corn gluten meal is “the rubbery residue remaining once corn has had most of its nutrients washed out of it”? That without the essential amino acids, this “inexpensive plant-based ingredient can significantly boost the total protein reported on the label” while providing little to no actual nutrition for your dog? Thanks to the years of work Dr. Sangman has put into this endeavor, anyone who takes the time to look up their brand on his website can learn this fact and many more. Of course, I want Forest City Pets to be your store of choice for buying dog food. But that desire is secondary to my sincere wish to help improve the quality of life of every pet in Rutherford County. I hope you’ll visit www.DogFoodAdvisor.com to see what’s in the stuff you’re feeding because nutrition is a big part of a good life. Perhaps you’ll then take advantage of your dog’s decreased summer appetite to improve her diet at this opportunity when it won’t raise your daily feed cost.

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Destination S.C. “An Event Facility, Inn & Gardens, Rich with History and Hospitality” Clevedale Historic Inn and Gardens is a Spartanburg gem that has been restored to become an events facility and B&B. Once a thriving farm, the property was named Clevedale in the latter 19th century by Jesse Franklin Cleveland. He was a descendent of the clan that traces its roots to a tract of country in North Riding of Yorkshire, England, and which produced such notables as Moses Cleaveland, the founder of Cleveland, Ohio, and Steven Cleveland, better known by his middle name, Grover, the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. The original dwelling, facing south toward Willis Road, was built in 1790. It was Jesse who, shortly before World War I, razed the structure and in 1913 erected the current house as a wedding gift for his son, Conrad Cleveland, later, senior, and his wife, Louise. The house, of colonial design, is accented by stately pillars on the front porch. The outbuildings, especially the greenhouses, reflect the interests of Conrad Cleveland, Jr., who, among a variety of artistic avocational pursuits, was an avid horticulturalist. Conrad, Jr., claimed Clevedale as his home from the mid-1940s until his death in 1985, after which the Brown family took ownership. In January 2012, Clevedale was purchased by Paul Roberts Abernathy and Pontheolla Mack Abernathy. Pontheolla, a na-

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tive of South Carolina, had a desire to own and operate a bed and breakfast and events venue since her collegiate days at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. That dream, shared by her husband, Paul, who hails from St. Louis, Missouri, has come to fulfillment in the Clevedale Historic Inn and Gardens, situated a half mile from Warren H. Abernathy Boulevard, named for the state director for the late James Strom Thurmond, the long-serving United States Senator for South Carolina. Though bearing no relation, Paul and Pontheolla feel this fortuitous coincidence harbors an especial blessing on their venture. Unique venue for corporate meetings and parties, luncheons, receptions, weddings,and other special events Elegant accommodations Gourmet breakfasts Park-like setting with private garden niches for relaxation Opening in July 2013 Reservations can be made by calling 864.345.2394 or www.clevedaleinn.com 1050 Willis Road, Spartanburg SC 29301


Our Community

Mt. Vernon

Community Club The Mt. Vernon Community Club, established in 1959, has continuously served as a central point for the Mt. Vernon community. Through the hard work and dedication of many people for the past 54 years the club continues to serve the community. The mission of the Mt. Vernon Community Club is to look for opportunities to serve others, and provide a meeting place for the members of the community to gather for special occasions. Members of the community still use the facility for wedding receptions, outdoor weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers and family reunions. In the past year, Mt. Vernon Community Club has hosted multiple fundraisers, such as ham and chicken pie suppers, to raise money to make much needed repairs to the clubhouse and to support community needs. In April the club worked with Tammy Jarrett at Mt. Vernon Ruth elementary school to provide a much-needed service to the children in our area through the backpack program. The Back Pack Program has been helping children get the nutritious and easy-to-prepare food they need over the course of the weekend. Today, bags of food assembled at schools across our county are distributed at the end of the week in all of the elementary schools in Rutherford County. The club members would like to encourage other organizations in the county to reach out to their local elementary schools to offer this same service in their community. The Club has also hosted a meal for the members of both the Hudlow Fire Departments to honor them during the Fire Fighter Appreciation week in May. The members of the club wanted to find a way to thank these men and women for their many hours of endless training and service to our area. They are our local heroes.

Mt. Vernon Community Club hosts a luncheon to honor the staff at Mt. Vernon Ruth School.

The members of the club want to thank all of those in Rutherford County for their support during the fundraisers, which has allowed them to do all of the things in the past year to meet their goals of improving the clubhouse and serving others. Support came in many forms. From members and friends who provided food for the fundraisers, to those who worked to prepare and serve the meals, and everyone who came out to the ham and chicken pie suppers, the Club thanks you. More ham and chicken pie suppers are scheduled for the fall of 2013, so be on the lookout for advertisements and radio announcements with more details later this year. To learn more about the Mt. Vernon Community Club, find them on Facebook, or if you are interested in renting the clubhouse please call (828) 223-1768. The club meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. and the members would love for you to join. Members making a presentation of food to be used for the backpack program to the principal, Mr. Keith Ezell at Mt. Vernon Ruth School. Left to right Keith Ezell, Curtis Hodge, Judy Sisk, Emma Walker, Johnny Sisk, Ernest Logan.

The most recent experience the club had to serve the Mt. Vernon community was by hosting a luncheon to honor the staff at Mt. Vernon Ruth School. Once again this is another group of local people who provide a valuable service to the community. The staff of the Mt. Vernon Ruth School goes to great lengths to provide a wonderful experience for the children and parents in the community and the club wanted to recognize them and thank them for all they do. The club has plans to do other activities in the coming months to support others in our community that have made and continue to make a difference. RUTHERFORDEVERYDAY.COM •

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Realty

“We are invested in our community”

Rutherford County Board of Realtors

From left, President Loyce Snider, Secretary Amy Jenkins, Directors: Odean Keever, Connie Hicks, Jody Key, Karen McCall and Vice President Kim Kevin Lowery. Missing when the photo was taken: Jeff Sappenfield, treasurer, and directors Teresa Lederer and David Eaker.

David Absher Herbert Ackroyd Jeffrey Aiello Dorothy Allen Barbara Atchley Ronnie Blanton Cynthia Boenitz Gene Booth Rise’ Bostic David Brackett Hugh Branch Myra Branch Gary Bridges David Brown Jim Brown Charles Burgess Melonie Burleson James Camper David Caulder John Cilone Wesley Connor Brian Connors Hazel Crook Re

RUTHERFORD COUNTY REALTORS Claire Daigle Carol Davis Rick Davis Thomas Dixon Mark Doyle David Eaker Carolyn Edgerton Nelson Eide Bobbi Elliott Lisa Ford Ron Giles Meredith Greene Robert Greene Travis Greene Tresa Hamilton Wayne Hardin Helen Hernandez Connie Hicks Leigh Ann Hill Charlie Hopper Pat Jackson Scott Jackson Amy Jenkins

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Richard Jones Bernice Kaut Barbara Keever Kerri Keever Odean Keever Jody Key Kathy Key Larry King Robin Klassen Peggy Koone Leniece Lane Kathy Lattimore Teresa Lederer Maggie Levert Kim Lowery Chris Martin Paul Matheny Karen McCall Scott McCall Bob McCutcheon Angela McDowell Emmett McKeithan Bob Mellnik

Alice Merck Keith Norville Judy Oates Michelle Okpych Kari Owens Blue Pittman Ronnie Porter Emily Sain Jeff Sappenfield Loyce Snider Natalie Stamey Annette Stover Bud Tanner Kathy Towery Timothy Vickery Joe Walker Brent Washburn Sonya Washburn Patti Welch Angela West Steve Wright Valerie Wrobel


Realty

MOTIVATED SELLER! Unique home with 2 separate levels of living. 3 BR/2 BA on upper level. Full finished lower level with 2 BR/1 BA. 7 acres with tremendous mountain views. Owner says must sell. $239,000. MLS #85377

Awesome home with awesome mountain views! Over 3200 SF above grade with 1900+ SF unf. basement. 9’ and 18’ ceilings. Granite counters and Brazilian Cherry floors. Extra large master BR suite. Beautiful .98 acre lot. $397,500.

THINKING OF BUYING REAL ESTATE... where you have four seasons, milder temperatures, great pastureland and fantastic mountain views, then you should consider Rutherford County. Rutherford County is located in western North Carolina and is known as being located in the “thermal belt”. A “thermal belt” is a unique weather phenomenon experienced by those areas located in the foothills close to a mountainous region. Here in Rutherford County we enjoy all four seasons and living close to the mountains we enjoy those awesome mountain views without the harsh weather.

Here are a few of my listings with those awesome mountain views as well as being located in the “thermal belt.” If you would like more information on properties in Rutherford County, please give me a call.

Barbara Keever

If you are looking for a professional Realtor and/or should have questions about the home buying process, please contact Barbara Keever with Odean Keever & Associates at (828)286-1311 (office) or (828)429-0771 (mobile). I have been in the real estate business since 1989 and I am prepared to help you. Fantastic Horse Farm situated on 43.78 acres with unbelievable mountain views. Upscale home with over 5000 SF heated space. Inground pool with outdoor living area. Gourmet kitchen with granite. Finished basement features theater room, game room, etc. Three pastures, round pen, 4-stall horse barn. Must see! $850,000. MLS #39087

Beautiful brick one level living with over 2600 SF. Gorgeous year round views. Beautiful, well maintained and professionally landscaped 7.81 acres, plus a 3 stall barn. Totally renovated. Too many upgrades to list. Must see this property. $297,500. MLS #39382

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Health & Wellness

St. Luke’s Hospital ED Stays Busy With Summertime Emergencies

“Last week I had a sudden and unexpected heart attack. My wife rushed me to St. Luke’s Hospital and within seconds of walking into the Emergency Department, I was in a room and surrounded by an army of competent health professionals, led by Dr. Alison Owens. They professionally and competently worked like a well-oiled machine to get me stabilized, while in contact with the cardiology team at Mission Hospital in Asheville to alleviate my symptoms and coordinate my safe transport to Mission. Because St. Luke’s is here and because their staff is so professional, they saved a lot of time and potential damage that might have otherwise occurred if we had to travel to Asheville without their treatment. I’m so glad they were there. I would like to complement and thank the doctors and staff at St. Luke’s, and tell this story in the hope that my neighbors will be comforted and appreciative that we have such a first-class hospital in Polk County.”

Did you know that in the summer months, hospital Emergency Departments generally see an increase in patient visits? When you consider boating accidents and sports-related injuries, bee stings and burns, tick bites and dog bites, you can understand why ED visits go up. And of course, heart attacks never take a summer vacation. Residents and vacationers to the beautiful Carolina Foothills are lucky to have accessible emergency care at St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus. St. Luke’s Emergency Department is staffed with trained physicians and backed by imaging and lab services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The skilled staff is capable of treating and managing most emergencies that present at the local ED; for emergencies affecting the brain or heart that require a higher level of trauma care, the ED staff consistently beats national standards to stabilize for transport via ambulance or helicopter. “I do believe that St. Luke’s ED is Polk County’s first choice in emergencies, but we don’t take chances with our patients who need a higher level of trauma or cardiac care,” said Lori Oliver, RN, BSN, Nurse Manager.

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In any emergency, don’t take chances, Oliver urged. “Sometimes people having chest pain aren’t sure if it’s truly a heart attack or a bout of indigestion. Because symptoms are similar for heart attack and indigestion, I’d recommend you call 911 right away –don’t wait it out. Let medical professionals make that determination,” Oliver said. Learning to differentiate between heartburn and something more serious may be a matter of life and death. Symptoms of heartburn include: •

It usually occurs after eating or while lying down or bending.

It can be brief or continue for a few hours.

You notice a burning sensation in your chest that may start in your upper abdomen and radiate all the way to your neck.

Stomach acid that moves up into the esophagus may leave a sour taste in your mouth — especially when you’re lying down.

How would you know if it’s your heart? Though heart attack symptoms vary widely, the following can be heart-related warning signs:

To the benefit of this community, patients can be transported by ambulance or by helicopter. Our trained and experienced Emergency staff maintains close affiliations with area trauma centers, and through standardized protocols and constant communication, St. Luke’s ED can stabilize and coordinate advanced care far quicker than if a heart attack victim attempted to travel any distance to a neighboring trauma center.

Sudden pressure, tightening, squeezing or crushing pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes

Just ask Don Hofmann of Mill Spring. He knows firsthand that St. Luke’s is the first place for care. Suffering cardiac arrest this past March, Hofmann shared his appreciation for the care he received at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Mild chest or upper body pain or discomfort — most heart attack symptoms start slowly

Pain or discomfort spreading to the back, neck, jaw, stomach, shoulders or arms — especially the left arm

Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort

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Lori Oliver, RN, ED Nurse Manager, Dr. Alison Owens, ED Medical Director, Tina Walker, RN

Chest discomfort accompanied by sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness or nausea

Pressure or tightness in the chest during physical activity or when you’re under emotional stress

According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common symptom of heart attack for both men and women is chest pain or discomfort. However, women are more likely to experience other symptoms, such as jaw or back pain, shortness of breath, and nausea or vomiting. Get emergency help immediately if the heartburn seems worse or different than usual — especially if it occurs during physical activity or is accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, nausea or pain radiating into your shoulder and arm. These signs and symptoms may indicate a heart attack. In addition, seek medical attention immediately if you experience new chest discomfort and you have had a heart attack before, have heart disease or diabetes, smoke, are overweight, or have high cholesterol. Don’t wait more than a few minutes to call 911 or emergency medical help. As Hofmann knows all too well, proper diagnosis and prompt treatment may save your life. Clint Fleming, RN

Health & Wellness

St. Luke’s Hospital Urges You to Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

As summer continues to roll on, this a friendly reminder from St. Luke’s Hospital: please be careful. As many of us kicked off our summer with a trip to the beach or boating on one of our beautiful mountain lakes, it also ushers in summertime emergencies. With a 24/7 physician-staffed Emergency Department, St. Luke’s Hospital is a busy place with summer accidents and injuries ranging from fireworks to boating accidents. Even the temperature can cause health problems. If you have ever watched the weather forecast in the summer, you already know there is more to the heat than just the air temperature. What matters is how hot it feels to you when you are in it. Fortunately, most meteorologists report the apparent heat, often called the Heat Index or the Heat Stress Index, as part of their weather reports. What determines the heat index? It is simply the combined effects of the air temperature and the relative humidity. Increases in either temperature or humidity raise the heat index. The higher the heat index, the greater your risk of heat-related illnesses. With heat indices between 90 and 100, even limited activity can result in heat cramps or heat exhaustion, and even heat stroke is possible. Between heat indices of 101 and 129, all three heat-related illnesses become likely for elderly individuals. Above a heat index of 130, heat stroke may be imminent. Don’t even think about going outside. Take the heat seriously. Besides any medical problems you might have that could be worsened by the heat, you also respond more slowly and less effectively to changes in your body temperature. You sweat less, so you cool off slower, and you don’t tend to get thirsty, so you get dehydrated without knowing it. Even before you develop serious health problems, even before your body temperature starts to rise, you may experience such heat-related illnesses as heat cramps, heat fatigue, or heat syncope. More serious than those conditions are two conditions that result when the body can no longer maintain its normal temperature. In the face of exposure to extreme heat, the body simply overheats. Two distinct types of severe heat illnesses are possible – heat exhaustion and heat stroke. For heat cramps, heat fatigue, and heat syncope stop that activity and move to a cooler environment are often sufficient. Nevertheless, particularly if you have other medical conditions, you should contact your physician for advice. Do not treat these symptoms lightly. Heat exhaustion, though not as serious as heat stroke, is a significant medical problem that requires immediate medical intervention. Untreated, heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke. Seek immediate medical attention. In the meantime, take action. Do everything possible to move the victim (or yourself) to a cooler place and help him/her lie down. Give him/her water or juice and soak him/her with cool wet cloths. But do not delay getting medical attention, particularly if their symptoms progress. Heat stroke is a medical emergency. Call 9-1-1. As soon as you have removed the victim to a cooler location, apply cold water compresses or, even better; immerse him/her in cool water while waiting for EMS to arrive. Several sources can tell you what to do if a heat wave is predicted and what to do to protect yourself. But it really all boils down to this. Stay out of the heat. Reduce your activities. Drink plenty of cool liquids. And, finally, don’t mix heat and alcohol. Despite the heat, enjoy the lazy days of summer knowing that St. Luke’s Hospital has an outstanding Emergency Department to provide exceptional care, close to home. RUTHERFORDEVERYDAY.COM •

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SpotLight

New Trails to Explore at ICC

Some of the tools used to build the trails were purchased by ROC thanks to a donation from Loyce Broughton. She ran her first 10K at the Lake Lure Olympiad and raised over $300 which was used the purchase specialty tools for trail construction.

Grab the dog and the kids, there’s a new place to play in Rutherford County! Thanks to many hard working volunteers a new set of trails are open near Isothermal Community College. The trails are the work of the Rutherford Outdoor Coalition and its partners. More than 2.5 miles of natural surface trails are open with more planned. “There is no shortage of people to thank for these new trails,” said ROC President Jerry Stensland. “Every inch of trail out there is a result of a volunteer or a donation.” The trails cover property owned by both ICC and Rutherford County. The college and the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners gave permission for the trails to be constructed. The trails have been in the works more than a year, with construction beginning in December. At a grand opening ceremony in June, many of the volunteers that made the trails a reality were thanked. Two local high school students led teams to work on the trail surface over the past several months. One or both of the crews were working most every weekend. Kyle Clark, a senior-to-be at R-S Central, led a crew as part of his senior project. Matthew Robinson, a senior-to-be at East Rutherford, led a crew as part of his Eagle Scout project. Clark and Robinson were on either side of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s famous giant scissors as the trails were officially opened. Two volunteers, John Maddry and Fred Matthews, were thanked for their countless hours of donated time and materials. The pair worked, sometimes two and three days a week, to layout the trails, do the initial clearing with bush axes and chainsaws. They also put up the trail markers, installed signs and kiosks at trailheads, and built a set of steps to a small creek crossing. There is a trail map at each kiosk identifying each trail by a color that corresponds to the markers on the trail. The kiosks were build by the staff at ICC’s Building Construction Technology Department. Re

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About 40 people were on hand for the grand opening celebration. The current set of trails have a range of habitats to see including a beautiful set of mature woods, old farm fields, creek crossings and more. On the orange trail one can see some of the largest trees around include several giant white oaks. The loop by the Farmer’s Market includes a nice shaded stretch along Brackett Creek. ROC is continuing to work on the existing trails and improve the connections between the trails and other vantage points on the ICC campus. Upon completion the trail system will be about six miles with new trails planned for the central and western parts of ICC’s campus property. The trails are open for foot traffic only and are a perfect place for a walk or run. Despite being so close to a major four-lane highway one can find peace in the woods and little escape from the demands of daily life. For more information about the trails including downloadable trail maps or to get involved as a volunteer to build more trails visit ROC’s website at www.rutherfordoutdoor.org.


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Massage: Which Type is Right for You

By Laura Allen, BA, NCTMB, Board Certified

There are several hundred different “modalities” of massage. In reality, there are probably a dozen or so, but over the years many practitioners have put their own spin—and in many cases their own name—on an existing technique and feel justified in calling it something new.

Some massage is not massage at all, but is referred to as energy work. A practitioner may not even place their hands on you; they may be above your body. Energy work is not a science- or evidence-based method. Different types of energy work include polarity, reiki, Healing Touch™, Therapeutic Touch™, and chakra balancing, to name a few. Energy work should never be performed on people who do not believe in it and have not requested it.

Western methods of massage are built upon the basic strokes of Swedish massage. Swedish massage is normally directed at stress relief and relaxation, and doesn’t go deep into the muscle. There are many variations of Swedish massage. Pregnancy massage, sports massage, pediatric and geriatric massage, chair massage, and other techniques start with the techniques of Swedish massage.

Most practitioners are trained in several modalities and may work from an eclectic standpoint, incorporating more than one type of massage into a session. Discuss any concerns you may have, and feel free to ask questions. During the actual session, let the therapist know if the pressure feels too deep—or not deep enough. We don’t know if you don’t tell us, and we’re not insulted by your stating a preference; in fact, that’s what we want.

Lymphatic massage is a very light massage directed at moving lymph. It is helpful for people who suffer from lymphedema (retaining fluid in the tissues, which usually causes swelling).

Laura Allen is a massage therapist, author, educator, and blogger and is the owner of THERA-SSAGE in Rutherfordton.

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Deeper still is the work known as Rolfing®, or Structural Integration. Directed at all the fascia and connective tissues in the body, this is usually performed in a series of 10 sessions, with each session focusing on a different area of the body.

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In the Eastern paradigm, massage is usually based on the meridian system (or in the Ayurvedic tradition, nadis) or acupuncture/acupressure points. Shiatsu, Thai massage, and other Eastern types of massage are normally performed with the receiver fully clothed, and often takes place on the floor, although it can be done on the massage table for those people who aren’t comfortable getting down in the floor. Some techniques may include the use of hot or cold stones, heated pillows, bamboo sticks or other implements. Re

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Deep tissue massage is often a catch-all term that may include the use of a lot of different techniques that are called by various names: neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, orthopedic massage, or medical massage. Deep tissue work is usually directed at getting people out of pain. It’s also for those people who just prefer a deeper massage.

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Participating in a Clinical Trial Study By Pat Snyder

We have just registered my husband, John, for a double blind, multi-site, clinical trial study that is being offered for LBD (Lewy Body Dementia) and MSA (Multi-System Atrophy) patients. A double blind study includes the drug being tested and a placebo, with no one knowing which one the participant will receive. Multi-site means it will be carried out in more than one place. Registering John means he is in the pool of possible participants in this study if a lot of things work out right. There are some questions to consider before taking this step if you are a patient or a caregiver for a patient who might benefit from a new drug or treatment regimen.

How serious is my disease? The first consideration is the seriousness of the disease involved. For John, who is still in mild to mid-stage LBD, it is a matter of life and death. The average life expectancy from the time of diagnosis for an LBD patient is seven years. John was diagnosed six years ago in June 2007. He is already beating the odds by doing so well, but the clock is ticking. So this consideration is in the plus column for us on the decision making grid.

What are my chances for success? When you have a life threatening disease, no one has yet to survive it, and no current treatments significantly alter the outcome, this is an easy question to answer. Some chance of success is always better than no chance.

Will it be safe? What are the potential side effects? When I went online and researched the drug that is being used in this clinical trial, I was pleased to see that potential side effects looked relatively mild. This is especially true when compared to the potential benefits. In addition, this drug is

already FDA approved for leukemia treatment and would be needed at only one percent (1%) of the strength currently being used for leukemia patients in order to address proposed LBD treatment in humans. If a drug is already FDA approved, then many of the concerns about human toxicity would have been addressed and hurdles would have already been jumped in getting this drug to market if it works. That made the side effects question a pretty easy plus column item for us.

How will this impact my ongoing care and treatment? John and I were both very concerned about keeping his current medical team in place. His neurologist, Dr. Daniel Kaufer at UNC Memory Disorders Clinic at Chapel Hill, is a nationally recognized expert, and we have developed a close relationship with him over the past six years. So I emailed Dr. Kaufer to get his input. My first question was whether we would be able to keep him as John’s neurologist if we participated. He said that would not be a problem, which was reassuring to us. John’s care should remain as it has been with the addition of the new drug, assuming he gets accepted into the study group.

Will I be accepted? This question cannot be answered at this point. There will be protocols set up to define who is allowed to be involved and other details once funding is established for the trial. Right now all we know is that they are looking for mild to mid-stage LBD and MSA patients.

Who are the people doing this work? In my email to Dr. Kaufer, I asked him if he knew the doctors/ scientists organizing and running this clinical trial and if he could recommend them. He responded that he did know the doctor who would be heading the trial and that he was a very good man. This was great confirmation for us.

Is it worth the risk? My list of questions so far yielded a clear series of positive responses. But our bottom line had to be the last question: Is it worth the risk? I posed this one to Dr. Kaufer and told him I REALLY wanted his opinion on this one because our trust level with him is very high and he is the expert. While reminding us that what works in mice (early positive results) often does not work in men, he still said that he thought it was worth the risk. That was all we needed to hear. Pat Snyder is author of Treasures in the Darkness: Extending the Early Stage of Lewy Body Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Disease and other articles about caregiving. You can find her book at Amazon.com.

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Chamber of Commerce FROM THE CHAMBER DIRECTOR ................ FREEDOM

Chamber Content From the Chamber Director...27 125th Year Celebration: Belk ...29 Medicine Drop Box Forest City...29 Natural Walking Trail...29 West End Grill Ribbon Cutting...30 McDonalds Grand Re-Opening...30 Main Street Financial Group...31 Rutherford Urology...31 Rutherford Internal Medicine...32 2013 Ruherford County Chamber Golf Tournament...34 Salon 74 Ribbon Cutting ...35

In just a few days, we will celebrate Independence Day. There will be cookouts, swim parties, vacations and many other traditional things we always do as family. I hope this year we will also take the time to remember what this day represents. We are a most blessed Nation with the rights given to us by the constitution; the Freedom that no other country in the world has achieved. We have designated a day to symbolize our freedom; however we should remember every day this wonderful right that is ours to claim. I remember, as a boy, our family would attend events that began with the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. No one had to be reminded to remove ball caps or place their hand over their heart. We all stood at attention with a lump in our throat; feeling what our National anthem stood for. Dad never would talk about the War very much; but I learned that his generation was known as the generation that saved the world from tyranny. It was the whole country, men, women and children all working to support the war effort. Everyone pulled together in a unified effort to protect our freedom from those that wanted to take our way of life away. The world has changed dramatically in the last 75 years; but the need to recognize the wonderful right of Freedom remains the foundation of our society. I would not want our generation to be known as the generation that lost our Freedom. Even though we live in a dangerous world; our most insipid threat is from within. We are becoming apathetic to the erosions of our Freedom. We have some how become to believe that everything will be all right; if we just don’t rock the boat. Just as citizens did in World War II; we need to protect and defend our constitution and the inalienable rights that are ours to claim. Let’s not let our Independence be a one day celebration. We need to show respect for our Flag, have pride in who we are as a country and show one another that we believe in America. Let’s replace Apathy with involvement and defend our constitution and freedom. Don’t let others determine the course for our country’s future. Let everyone know you are a patriot. Allow that lump to be in your throat when you hear the National Anthem. Let all the people you know and those who witness your actions that you are a proud citizen of the “Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free”.

Chamber Board of Directors ...36 Clark Poole - Chamber Director

Design & Layout: Reid Price

Staff Photographer: Everette Murray

Contributing Writers: Robin Dixon Allison Flynn Clark Poole David Spillman

Chamber Annual Dinner When? July 19th

6pm - 7pm Social Hour 7pm Dinner & Program

Where? Carolina Event & Conference Center Who? YOU- Call the Chamber Office at 828-287-3090

Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

162 N. Main Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Phone: 828.287.3090 Fax: 828-287-0799 info@rutherfordcoc.com www.rutherfordcoc.com

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MEET OUR NEW MEMBERS Carpenter Mulch Products Amy Clark 161 Belt Ct. Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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It was quite a day for Belk, its customers, employees and those of us who were fortunate enough to attend their celebration. The first Belk store came to Rutherford County in 1928, a second store began in 1936. An eighty five year presence in one community is quite a feat; but not the most significant. The most significant element is Belk being committed to excellence in customer service and employee appreciation. Jennifer Osborne, store manager, expressed her appreciation to employees who had 25+ years of service and to existing employees for their commitment to all customers. We ate, listened to lively music, witnessed employees dancing in the street and saw customers lined up for those special deals that were offered on this day of celebration. Dennis Tarlton, mayor of Forest City, reminisced about his connection with Belk; even back to his childhood days. John Condrey, Forest City town manager, shared his appreciation for the many years Belk has invested in the community. We salute your presence and investment in our community and wish for you 85 more years of success.

MEDICINE DROP BOX FOREST CITY We now have two permanent Medicine Drop Boxes in our county. The newest Box is located in the Forest City Police Department lobby. Prescription drugs are not illegal; but in the wrong hands or misused, their DEADLY. Take the time to search through your house and gather out dated or unused prescriptions and simply drop those medications in the box. Two convenient locations: Rutherford County Sheriff ’s Office and Forest City Police Department. Mr. Howard Curtis made the very first medicine drop. His wife, Rebecca, passed away recently and he wanted her unused medications to be disposed of in a safe manner. Our thanks to Mr. Curtis for his role in keeping medications from getting in the wrong hands.

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125th YEAR CELEBRATION BELK

NATURAL WALKING TRAIL The Rutherford Outdoor Coalition officially dedicated a 2.5 natural hiking trail located on ICC campus. This newest addition was made possible with the generosity of ICC and the County Commissioners allowing the use of the land. Of course, many volunteers spent a lot of months making all this possible. Eagle Scout, Matthew Robinson and East Rutherford senior, Kyle Clark have made this trail a special project. Take the time to visit the trail; unwind from a strenuous day or start your day with a brisk walk in the woods. This trail is located in the center of the county; which makes it very accessible.

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WEST END GRILL RIBBON CUTTING

Bill Short, Tracy Short and children, Adam, Emily and Elaina cut the ribbon in celebration of the Grand Opening of the West End Grill. Located at 1190 West Main, Forest City, N.C. The phone # is 245-1976. West End Grill offers a catering service and you can have breakfast at any time. West End serves a variety of sandwiches, salads and plated lunches. The hours of operation: Monday thru Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 6:00 a.m. to noon. Daily Specials: Mon, meat loaf; Tues, chicken pie; Wed, cube steak & gravy; Thurs, lasagna; Fri, flounder; Sat, chocolate gravy. The many friends that attended the Grand Opening stayed for lunch; cube steak & gravy day; let me tell you, what a treat!

MCDONALDS GRAND RE-OPENING RIBBON CUTTING

On Memorial Day morning; we were treated to a fun time at McDonald’s. Those of us who attended the ceremony were impressed with the new design of McDonald’s in Rutherfordton/Spindale. Modern, refreshing and pleasant are just a few descriptions of the “new look.” Another little piece of information; Ronald McDonald has his mother’s nose and his father’s hair; we got to see the family pictures. Of course, the kids were delighted to have Ronald greet them and have their picture made and he allowed them to take a lot of pictures. I think Ronald had as much fun as the kids. We are proud to have Dave Hunt and family investing in the continued growth of our county.

RUTHERFORD CONNECT WEST END GRILL FRIDAY, JULY 26th - NOON

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Since 1928, Main Street Financial Group has evolved from several small NC family-owned insurance agencies, to one agency with partnerships across multiple states. Still locally owned by the same families, an emphasis has been placed on using technology and innovation to best serve customers’ needs from both Forest City and Tryon offices. As an independent agency, Main Street Financial has access to many insurance carriers when quoting and placing a policy. Coverage options and pricing are carefully considered by our team of professionals when advising on a variety of products including homeowners, auto, liability, commercial policies, group benefits, individual health, life, disability and more. In recent years, Main Street has developed a Wellness program, “Discover Wellness.” This program serves a number of local employers and government in educating and assisting employees in setting and reaching health goals. For the employee, the outcome is better health. For the employer, this highly interactive approach leads to a decrease in absenteeism, worker’s compensation claims and group health insurance claims and lends itself to a more productive work environment. In coming months, Main Street Financial Group’s Benefits staff will be focusing on Health Care Reform and the impact to local individuals and employers. Since 2010 when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed, Main Street has held three seminars for area employers to educate them in the finer points of the law and potential impact to their organization. Part of the law mandates that all Americans have health insurance by January 1, 2014, or pay a tax penalty. As it’s estimated that 18,000 of

Rutherford County citizens are without health insurance, there will be a significant need to educate and serve a large number of people in a short time period. Main Street Financial group is expected to begin this process in July through informative articles, advertising, and public seminars. It is projected that the Federal Marketplace for insurance will be in operation by October. At that time, Main Street Financial will begin meeting with people individually to quote products based on their insurance needs and to process enrollment. Many applying may receive a federal subsidy to offset premium costs. This subsidy will be based on income information provided during the application process.

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Main Street Financial Group, Inc By Robin Dixon

If you’re interested in attending future seminars on Health Care Reform for employers or individuals, please send your contact information to Sonya Outling by email at scoutling@ebenconcepts.com

Robin Dixon Benefits Specialist Main Street Financial Group, Inc. A division of EbenConcepts Company 123 East Main Street Forest City, NC 28043 Tel (828) 245-6467 | Fax (828) 245-4915

Rutherford Urology

By Allison Flynn

Rutherford Urology was founded in 2013 by Rutherford Regional Health System. The practice features board certified urologist Dr. W. Glover Little, and is located at 288 S. Ridgecrest Ave., Suite 100, Rutherfordton, just inside Rutherford Regional Medical Center’s Outpatient Department. Rutherford Urology provides medical and surgical treatments for urological problems, including minimally invasive treatments and drug therapies. The practice also provides a variety of treatment services, including ultrasound, cystoscopy, medical and surgical treatments, vasectomy and vasectomy reversals.

Southeastern Section, and the American Association of Clinical Urologists. He was formerly the clinical assistant professor of surgery in urology at Emory University School of Medicine. You may not need a referral for Rutherford Urology; please verify with your insurance plan. Most private insurances, as well as Medicare and Medicaid, are accepted. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 828-287-7332.

The practice provides expertise in the treatment of kidney stones; cancers of the kidney, ureter, urethra, bladder, testes and prostate; voiding dysfunction caused by an enlarged prostate and other factors; urinary incontinence; erectile dysfunction and impotence; and urinary tract infections. Dr. Little is a native of Atlanta, Ga., and earned his BA from Wake Forest University. He is a 1979 graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Little is a fellow with the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Urological Association, RUTHERFORDCOC.ORG | RUTHERFORDEVERYDAY.COM •

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Business after Hours Sponsored by:

Rutherford Internal Medicine Rutherford Internal Medicine conducted a very informative and gratifying evening of new services they are now able to provide. Robert A White from The Carolina Health Care Systems spoke to the group regarding new services being offered. We were invited to take a tour of the new GI suites, radiology department and garden area. By the way, we enjoyed sumptuous refreshments and great conversation. Rutherford Internal Medicine, a part of The Carolinas Healthcare System, is locate at 181 Daniel Rd. Forest City, N.C. They may be contacted at 286-9036.

Protect Your Home From Termites This Spring

By David Spillman

Eastern Subterranean Termites are a major wood-destroying insect in North Carolina. Some signs of their activity show up unexpectedly, while others are discovered by accident or during renovations. Two key signs of a termite infestation are swarming and mud tubes. Swarming usually occurs during the day, usually on warm days after rain. When swarming occurs indoors, it probably means that you have an infestation somewhere in your home. Several species of ants also swarm at the same time of the year as termites. Winged termites and ants look somewhat similar, but you can tell them apart by certain features. Unlike ants, termites do not move around out in the open. They will either tunnel through wood (or other material) or else travel inside pencil-size (or larger) mud tubes that they build from soil, wood particles, and other materials. You will find these tubes on foundation walls, floor joists or other parts of the house. Tubes can also hang from the floor system. Without a periodic inspection of your home, termite activity can remain undetected for years. Call Go-Forth Services today for your FREE termite inspection. Serving Rutherford County since 1959.

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Winners of 1st Flight 1st Place $600 Winners: AllState Team - Team Captain Randy McKinney, Jason Singlevich, Gary Hogue, James Henson 2nd Place $400 Winners: Elliott International Machinery Team – Team Captain David Elliott, Ben Elliott, Scott Smith, John Rogers. 3rd Place $200 Winners: AGI In-Store Team – Team Captain Jimmy Reynolds, Greg Hutchins, Chris Brown, Daryl Camper

Winners of 2nd Flight

2013 Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Annual Spring Golf Tournament Thanks to our sponsors, players and volunteers; our Spring Golf Tournament was a great success. We thank William and Audrey Deck for being superb hosts. We thank the Golf committee for putting it all together. Pepsi, once again, donated our drinks. Lanes Hog Heaven Barbeque supplied us with a fantastic meal. Listed below are the flight winners; but there were no losers. We all had a great time. Re

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1st Place $600 Winners: Meadowbrook Golf Course Team – Team Captain Keith Harrill, Chris Owens, Cleveland Yelton, Claude Keever 2nd Place $400 Winners: Mark Mahaffey Team – Team Captain Mark Mahaffey, Garland Ferrell, Wright Gaines, Adam Goins 3rd Place$200 Winners: Caleb Poole Team – Team Captain Caleb Poole, Randy Dotson, Jackie McFalls, Andy Parks Longest Drive $100 Winner: Katelyn Bensch – Sponsored by Main Street Financial Group Closest to Hole Winners: Hole #2 – Adam Goins, Hole #6 Chuck Westbrook, Hole #14 Nick Baxter, Hole #18 Ron Wilkins. All four holes were sponsored by Meadowbrook Golf course


Everyone registers in preparation of a fun day.

We anticipated our lucky number to receive a door prize.

On June 14th we conducted a ribbon cutting for one of our newest businesses in Rutherfordton. We had a great time; celebrating this event with refreshments, kids and balloons. The quartet + one of operators; Shurie Petty, Jenni Bradley, Megan Burns, Kortney Fish and the soon to be born Khylee Fish were excited hosts. Salon 74 offers a wide range of services: color, cuts, perms, manicures, pedicures, Updos (most of you will know what that is). They also said; “We love to do the entire wedding party, including the men and we do it all.” Salon 74 is located at 117 N. Washington Street, Rutherfordton, N.C., phone 828-287-7476. Walk- Ins welcome.

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SALON 74 RIBBON CUTTING

Boy! Are we hungry after a fun filled day. It sure was good!

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Chamber of Commerce Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement

Helping to create and maintain a healthy business environment which will enhance prosperity and improve the quality of life in Rutherford County

Dan Thomas Vice President

Rutherford County

Debbie Gettys Office Manager

Jason Harrill First Vice President Barbara Keever Vice President

CHAMBER STAFF

Clark Poole Director

Officers Cooper Flack President

Dolores Mayo Secretary/Treasurer

Chamber of Commerce 162 N. Main Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Phone: 828.287.3090 Fax: 828-287-0799 info@rutherfordcoc.com www.rutherfordcoc.com

Donna McCann Immediate Past President

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Jim Bishop WCAB Radio

Gene Booth Booth Realty Inc.

Kimagery Graphic Design

Main Street Financial Group

Dale Hamilton Cornerstone Realty

Jason Harrill BB&T

Barbara Keever Odean Keever & Assoc.

Debbie Martin Blanton Miller & Moore

Deborah Mauney Staff Masters Inc.

Dolores Mayo H&R Block

Northland Communications

Donna McCann

Sarah Merrison-McEntire

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