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Volume I, Issue 8 - August 2013

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Hot Nights, Cool Rides Attracts Visitors and Residents Love Your Neighbor – AND Yourself!

RCS Education Foundation Supports Students and Teachers Chamber Community Gift Awards Rebuild Lives

Chamber of Commerce

We are building better healthcare for one reason...

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Education Foundation Enriches Schools


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

Contributing Editor: Joy Mabry

Freelance Editor: Jill W. Miracle

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

Web Director: Everette Murray

Contributing Photographers: Darryl Smith

Staff Photographer: Everette Murray

Contributing Writers: Matt Blackwell Mike Gavin Terry Ledford, Ph.D. Tammy Martell Chief Mark McMurry Jill W. Miracle Charlene Proctor

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.

The downturn in the local and national economies have resulted in decreased funding for our schools. The RCS Education Foundation is taking steps to increase sponsorships, grants and contributions for our students, our county’s greatest asset.

Hot Nights, Cool Rides Roars into Town


Proclaimed one of the largest car, truck and motorcycle shows in the Southeast, Forest City’s 22nd Annual Hot Nights, Cool Rides will attract thousands of spectators to Main Street. Live music in downtown restaurants, street vendors and a vibrant Merchants Association make this event a highlight of the summer.

Ladies Night Out


Sister Chicks for Christ will present renowned author Angela Thomas in conjunction with The Light 106.9 FM on Monday night, September 23. The 11th annual event “hatched”’ from a small gathering at a lakeside Tickets go on sale To assist incottage. building resilience in on youth, we use the model known as the S August 15 for a nominal fee.

identify and reduce antisocial behaviors among youth, while simultaneous behaviors that lead to productive, fulfilling lives. Identified in the chart, th ducing risk factors and increase protective factors such as healthy relation strong bonds to community, family and school.

Chamber Awards Rebuild Lives


Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce takes the mission to improve the quality of life in our area seriously. Four deserving organizations received Community Gift Awards from the proceeds of the Chamber Reverse Raffle.



Everyday Chatter

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became an empty nester a while back. I have a great job, but too many “after-hours” on my hands. My older and wiser friends watched me experiment with a number of high-calorie remedies and eventually came to my aid. The answer is apparently an opportunity to fill my time with words.

Isn’t it ironic that the first month I officially become a writer I am challenged to write about August? I am aghast. See, I have never been a fan of August. August was always a confusing month where I promised to cram in all the final promises of summer, while Mother Nature didn’t even hint that autumn was in the air. I was never really able to fall for the pretense of fall. I was smitten with summer. I flipped over fall. Those in-between days left me lacking. Maybe my real angst for August is that I was daydreaming about one last nap in the sun or gaze at the lake. August meant the annual search for school clothes on the hottest day of the year. The sight of corduroy and wool sweaters was sweltering, yet I wouldn’t invest in short-term shorts. Sunscreen on football Friday nights? The gridiron was more appalling than appealing without a blanket and sweatshirt. However, here we are, heading headlong into August. Our county’s calendar is jam-packed with opportunities to live in those once-a-year moments of August. We get to hail Hot Nights and toast Olympic torches. We can move to music on a Mountain, at a Mill or from a Michael. We get one last chance to swing with our own boys of summer. Those with full nests can shop locally to send their little birdies off on big yellow busses. Right after Baby’s Lake Lift, we can have that last long nap in the sun. Forgive me, August? Rutherford County August is loaded with promise, EVERYDAY! Looks like I will be feathering my nest with fun. Won’t you join me???

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On The Cover: Forest City Merchants Association brings Hot Nights, Cool Rides to Town.

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.


Everyday Chatter ...2

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


Understanding Smoke Detectors...6 Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Vehicle...7 Be Tire Smart...8


Rutherford County EDC...10


College Alumni Association Looks to Future…11 RCS Education Foundation...12


Forest City’s 22nd Annual Hot Nights, Cool Rides…14


Sister Chicks for Chirst...16 Foundation Shows Season Preview…17


Jill Ware Miracle, Freelance Editor Everette Murray, Editor 828-429-4855


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St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation Benefit …18 St. Luke’s New Patient-Centered Wing …19 St. Luke’s Ribbon Cutting…20 Love Your Neighbor As You Love Yourself…21 Hardin’s Drug...22



August August 1 12:00 Noon Open Studio for Painters Visual Arts Center

August 9 7:00 PM Music at the Mills Union Mills Learning Center

August 2 7:00 PM Music at the Mills Union Mills Learning Center

August 15 6:30 PM Empty Arms Support Group Call 286-5065 to Register

August 5 3:30-8:30 PM The Blood Connection Blood Drive Receive Prizes and Game Tickets McNair Stadium

August 16 – 18 Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure Morse Park

August 6 National Wiggle Your Toes Day August 7 Noon – 6 PM The Blood Connection Blood Drive Rutherford Regional Medical Center August 8 6:00 PM Hospice of Rutherford County GRACE: A Caregiver Support Group Race Path Baptist Church Re

Calendar of Events

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August 16 7:00 PM Music at the Mills Union Mills Learning Center August 17 9:30 AM Hot Nights/Cool Rides Downtown Forest City August 17 Last OWLS Regular Season Game August 17 Noon – 3:00 PM Chimney Rock’s Music on the Mountain August 17 10:00 AM Shop and Play Saturday Downtown Rutherfordton


August 20 3:30 PM Stroke Support Group Rutherford Regional Medical Center Call 286-5509 for Information August 21 -22 $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale Rutherford Regional Medical Center August 23 7:00 An Evening with Michael English The Foundation at ICC August 23-25 Lake Lure Olympiad Sports Festival August 25 7:45 AM Race to the Rock Chimney Rock Park August 26 First Day of School Rutherford County Schools August 29 6:30 PM Family to Family Support Group United Way of Rutherford County

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Community Safety

Understanding Different Types of Smoke Detectors By Chief Mark McCurry, Forest City Fire Department

Experts agree on one thing: The best smoke alarms can sense both types of fires (flaming and smoldering) with equal effectiveness, and that means either buying a smoke detector with both an ionization sensor for flames and a photoelectric sensor for smoke, or using two separate smoke alarms to achieve the highest degree of safety and preparedness. Reviews show that smoke detectors equipped with just a single sensor are not nearly as effective as those with dual sensors. Ionization models are very good at signaling the presence of a fire with high flames but are much slower to detect smoky blazes. Conversely, photoelectric smoke alarms are much more effective at detecting smoky fires but do not fare as well in high-flame fires. Flaming fires are often fueled by paper or flammable liquids and often include kitchen fires. Smoldering fires are often fueled by bedding, clothing, and upholstery. Ionization smoke detectors use a harmless radioactive source that establishes an electric current in the detector chamber; when smoke enters the chamber, the unit senses the change in electrical current and triggers the alarm. Photoelectric smoke alarms activate when the smoke is dense enough to deflect a beam of light. Reviews show that the best smoke detectors have a combination ionization/ photoelectric sensor that can detect both flaming and smoldering fires with equal speed and accuracy. Experts say you should consider the following when choosing a smoke detector:


Choose a smoke detector that uses a combination ionization/photoelectric sensor and is able to detect both flaming fires and slow, smoldering fires with equal speed and accuracy. If you choose not to use a dual-sensor model, you’ll need both ionization and photoelectric smoke detectors installed in your home.

Only consider a smoke alarm that meets Underwriters Laboratory (UL) standards. UL is a safety certification organization that evaluates products and makes sure they comply with safety regulations. Most smoke detectors, but not all, meet UL standards. The manufacturer will disclose whether or not the unit meets the UL standards on the model’s packaging or within the manual.

Smoke detectors should have a test button to ensure that alarms and sensors are operating correctly. If you do not feel like climbing up on a chair or ladder to test the alarm, look for

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a smoke detector with a test button that can be activated with a television remote. These are the newer smoke detectors. Alarms should be tested on a monthly basis to ensure that the electronics and battery are functioning properly. •

Make sure the smoke alarm has a hinged or removable cover for easy cleaning. Too much dust can cause a sensor to fail. Most smoke alarms can be vacuumed to prevent dust buildup.

Check that the smoke detector has a feature that allows you to silence false alarms. This can help avoid the temptation to disable the unit.

Smoke detectors have a lifespan of about 7 to 10 years, and it’s important to replace old detectors according to the model’s recommendations. Smoke alarms that use nine-volt and AAA batteries should get fresh batteries at least once a year. Experts suggest replacing the batteries when you change your clocks each year for the start of Daylight Savings Time. Do not use cheap batteries. If you are renting, your residence is to have a working smoke detector before you occupy the property. The landowner should check to see it has a working smoke alarm. This is the law according to NCGS. 42-42. Once you occupy the residence it is up to you to maintain the detectors. Statistics show that the risk of dying is twice as high in a home without a smoke detector as it is in a home that has working smoke detectors. The existence of a working smoke detector is the most cost effective way of saving the life of both occupants and firefighters as well. This is especially true today in newly constructed homes due to the use of engineered lumber and the increase flammability of modern furnishing. These materials burn hotter and flash over can occur in three minutes. When Forest City Fire Department responds to a residence we will ask if you have a working smoke detector. If not, we install one before leaving or replace the batteries if they are dead. Most departments do install smoke alarms for residences in their fire district.

By Charlene Proctor Worldwide states the following percentages of “how it happens”: 52% - child forgotten by caregiver (50% daycare-related) 30% - child playing in unattended vehicle (Kids love to pretend they are driving.) 18% - child intentionally left in vehicle by adult (i.e. caregiver running an errand and doesn’t want to take the child(ren) with them, wake child, etc…)

Community Safety


Safe Kids Rutherford County recommends the following tips to be sure this preventable tragedy does not happen to you or someone with whom you come in contact:

Who could forget and leave their child in a car…a hot car? Any loving parent or caregiver could easily get distracted and forget. It’s that easy. A year ago, I attended a press conference in Raleigh to raise awareness about never leaving your child alone in a car. I listened to a loving, Florida father by the name of Reggie McKinnon tearfully speak about the Spring day he accidentally left his 17-month-old daughter, Payton, in his hot car returning to find her dead many hours later. Reggie had taken Payton to an early morning follow-up doctor appointment and rushed back to workforgetting about Payton’s sleeping body in her car seat in the back seat. He returned to his car after leaving his office later in the day and found her dead from heatstroke-a tragedy that was preventable. Almost 600 children in the United States have died from heatstroke due to being left alone in a hot car. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, “heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children under the age of 14. Heatstroke sets in when the body isn’t able to cool itself quickly enough. Young children are particularly at risk as their body heats up 3-5 times faster than an adult’s. When a child’s internal temperature reaches 104 degrees, major organs begin to shut down. When that child’s temperature reaches 107 degrees, the child can die.” 10 minutes is all it takes for a vehicle to heat up 20 degrees. Safe Kids Rutherford County demonstrates this throughout the county at various community events. They illustrate this with a thermometer that is placed inside and one outside of a vehicle to show the difference in temperature. At one recent community event, the temperature was a beautiful 82 degrees outside and a smothering 143 degrees inside a vehicle parked in a parking lot without shade! Imagine leaving your child in a hot car to run an errand in a store. It happens every day. Our lives are busy and parents or caregivers can get easily distracted by a cell phone call or thoughts dealing with normal daily routines. Safe Kids

Call 911 immediately if you see an unattended child in a vehicle. EMS professionals are trained to determine if a child is in trouble.

Never leave your child alone in a vehicle, even for a minute! Leaving a window cracked open has NO effect on the temperature inside the vehicle.

Place a cell phone, handbag, wallet, briefcase, or whatever is to be carried from the car, on the floor in front of a child in a back seat. This forces the driver to open the back door and observe the child when they reach for their belongings.

Set your cell phone alarm to remind you to be sure you dropped your child off at daycare.

Set your computer reminder to ask, “Did you drop off at daycare today?”

Have a plan in place to have your daycare contact you within a few minutes of your normal drop off time, if you have not already dropped off your child.

Teach children NOT to play in any vehicle.

Lock all vehicle doors and trunks-especially at home. Cars are not playgrounds.

Check vehicles and trunks FIRST, if a child appears to be missing.

Help prevent hyperthermia (heat-related) deaths in children. To view Reggie McKinnon’s you-tube message, please visit For additional information about Never Leave Your Child Alone, please visit one of the following websites:, & Charlene Proctor is a National Certified Child Passenger Safety TechnicianInstructor for the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshal. In addition to her job as a Physician Liaison for Rutherford Regional Health System, she serves on the North Carolina Child Passenger Safety Training Committee,Safe Kids Rutherford County Executive Board, and was awarded Outstanding Member of the Year for Safe Kids North Carolina in 2007.



Community Safety It’s important to have the proper inflation pressure in your tires, as under inflation can lead to tire failure. The “right amount” of inflation for your tires is specified by the vehicle manufacturer and is shown on either the vehicle door edge, door post, glove box door or fuel door. It is also listed in the vehicle owner’s manual.

Look for this information in your vehicle:

Check inflation pressure at least once a month and before long trips.

Check tires when cool. After driving, tires needat least 3 hours to cool.

Remember to check the spare.

Visually inspect the tires to make sure there are no nails or other objects embedded that could poke a hole in the tire and cause an air leak. Check the sidewalls to make sure there are no gouges, cuts, bulges or other irregularities.

Tire inflation pressure increases (in warm weather) or decreases (in cold weather) 1-2 pounds for every 10 degrees of temperature change. MAINTAIN CORRECT PRESSURE Under inflation or overloading creates excessive stress and heat, and can lead to tire failure. This could result in vehicle damage and/or serious injury or death. Over inflation can make the tire more susceptible to road hazard damage and pose vehicle handling issues.



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Economy By Matt Blackwell, Executive Director Rutherford County Economic Development Commission

Rutherford County Economic Development is dedicated to attracting and retaining desirable businesses and employers to continue improving and diversifying economic opportunities in Rutherford County. In addition to business retention and attraction efforts, Rutherford County Economic Development is committed to improving area infrastructure, especially water, sewer and transportation, improving the general business climate, increasing commercial development and jobs growth, and informing citizens of the advantages of economic development. To improve our opportunities for success, economic development staff provides value to site selection professionals and those responsible for location analysis for companies by providing quality data and a customized package of information to meet project specific requirements. The recent locations of Alliance Precision Plastics, Facebook, Horsehead Corporation and Pasta Prima and

expansions at existing industries such as Manroy Defense Systems and Ameridial have resulted in the creation of many new jobs and substantial investments our county. Collectively, these companies have committed to create more than 580 new jobs in Rutherford County. Commitments are becoming reality as Ameridial surges to more than 150 employees at their call center in Spindale, Pasta Prima hires and begins production of new gourmet dishes in Forest City, Manroy Defense adds numbers to their team and Horsehead Corporation nears completion of their $410 million dollar facility and begins to focus on hiring and production. With partners in the Town of Spindale and Forest City and with the assistance of the Governor’s One NC Fund, NC Rural Center, a Job Development Investment Grant, Community Development Block Grants and the Local Industrial Development Grant programs, a promise of a better tomorrow is just ahead for those fortunate enough to secure employment over the past few months. Since July 2012 Rutherford County has experienced a reduction in the county’s unemployment rate by more than two percent. Horsehead under construction


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College alumni association looks to future

By Mike Gavin

SPINDALE – Calling all Isothermal alumni! The Iso- Dalton said. “We just want to get the commuthermal Community College Alumni Association nity fully behind what we are doing at the colwants you. lege and invite them to campus anytime.” The association has been in existence since the mid- The effort ties in with Isothermal’s 50th An1970s. However, in recent years, it has not been very niversary, which is coming up on Oct. 1, 2014. active. The college plans to hold several events in the Walter Dalton, president of the college, spoke to a coming year to celebrate the milestone, kicked group assembled at Rollins Cafeteria recently about off by a concert by The Hit Men, former stars re-energizing the group. of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. That event will be on Saturday, Oct. 12, this year. “We want to get more people involved. I challenge Tickets are not yet available, but will be by you to think of two to five people who aren’t here to- mid-August. night and get their address and email so we can contact them. They don’t have to be graduates, they just “It just makes sense to reach out to alumni as have to be people who care about the community. If our anniversary approaches,” said Thad Haryou care about this community, you care about ICC,” rill, vice president of Community and Workforce Education and Institutional Advancement. “We are planning several great events including a festival for Sept. 2014 with music, food and all kinds of great activities that just celebrate the college and what it has done for the community during the past five decades. Who better to help us celebrate the college than the people who studied here and worked here.”

Are you ready for your next step?

Harrill said that retired Isothermal employees are also encouraged to get involved with the group.


There are no formal activities on the calendar for the Isothermal Alumni Association yet. But the college is building a database of members, so it can contact them for future events. There is no cost to join. For more information on how to get involved with the alumni association, contact Mike Gavin at 828-395-1295 or You may also sign up for updates at RUTHERFORDEVERYDAY.COM •


Education Background Information: The Rutherford County Schools Education Foundation’s (RCSEF) primary purpose is to support all Rutherford County Schools’ students and teachers by providing resources to them that are not available through traditional educational funding streams. Our mission is to enrich the educational experiences for our school communities. RCSEF originated several years ago, but was revitalized in 2010 when a new board of directors was elected, by-laws were adopted, and non-profit status was granted by the IRS. Since 2010, the board and membership have actively sought ways to support the family of Rutherford County Schools.

Why Our Mission Is Important: Our Board of Directors and the RCSEF membership know that Rutherford County’s greatest asset is its children and youth. Our schools are promoting leadership and citizenship as well as providing environments and resources that equips students for success as they take their next steps in life. Those steps may be entrance into kindergarten, middle, or high school with the ultimate step being entrance into the college and career of their dreams. Unfortunately, the downturn in the local and national economy has resulted in decreased funding for our students and their schools. Without adequate funding, the initiatives to provide resources for learning are impossible. The RCSEF refuses to accept status quo for our students and schools and is taking the initiative to help Rutherford County Schools be the most progressive system in the state and nation.

What Are We Doing (Fiscal, Community, & Morale): As with any non-profit organization, contributions drive our foundation’s ability to reach out to the schools and their students. We are thrilled that through designated pledges and donations from citizens and grant funding received, the RCSEF has contributed over $340,000 to the Rutherford County Schools since the Fall of 2011 for the purpose of furthering the Going GLOBAL initiative. Granted, to an Re

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individual this is a great deal of money. However, we are still well short of compensating the over $7,000,000 in budget cuts our schools have been dealt over the last several years. We are continually seeking corporate sponsors and donations as well as grant opportunities to financially support our mission. While raising funds is our primary means of supporting the schools, it is not our only endeavor. After promoting membership in the RCSEF and after publicizing the desire to establish a Rutherford County Schools Hall of Fame, we secured sponsor funding which enabled us to induct the inaugural class of RCS Hall of Fame Members in April of 2013. It was well past time to enshrine those educators, administrators, and supporters of Rutherford County Schools who set, and built upon, the foundation of the community of schools we have today. The heritage and history of our schools is rich with pride and tradition. The hall of fame is set to recognize that history, but to also bolster the passion and pride of our current educators as they strive to give our students a bright tomorrow. If membership grows, pledges continue, and donations are made, we plan to become more active in our ventures to garner support for the students and teachers of Rutherford County School. Community events to promote pride in Rutherford County and its schools’ communities, student scholarships, and teacher innovation grants are just a few ideas on the table as funding support increases.

How Can I Support Students and Teachers through RCSEF: •

Annual Membership Dues – individual and family memberships help promote the strength of our foundation as well as generate unrestricted funding to implement ideas such as the RCS Hall of Fame.

Memorial Giving and Designation – In the event of the death of a loved one, families may elect to have memorial gifts directed to the RCSEF. Gifts will be recognized in several ways. The giver will receive a letter of thanks from the foundation. The family of the deceased will receive names and contact information of everyone who gives. Total giving that equals or exceeds $500 will allow the foundation to place the person’s name on the permanent memorial plaque in the RCS Board of Education Auditorium.

Honorary Giving – A gift given in honor of an individual or organization that equals or exceeds $500 will allow the foundation to place the name on the permanent honorary plaque in the RCS Board of Education Auditorium. The giver will receive a letter of thanks from the foundation and may elect to remain anonymous is desired. The honoree will receive notification of the recognition.

Annual Pledges, Donations, and Sponsors – Donations from individuals, businesses, or organizations given for specific initiatives of the RCSEF are accepted year round.

Sponsors of Events – Advertisements for businesses, organizations, or individuals at RCSEF events are available.

Bequests of Property and Funds – Legacy giving is available. Donations of property, funds, stocks, bonds, or other assets through will and testaments or through living donations are welcomed and appreciated. The board of directors will make decisions on an individual basis in situations that involve donations that are not monetary.

The RCSEF accepts credit card, check, and cash donations.


How to Contact: Anyone may contact members of the board with questions or comments. The Executive Director is also available and welcomes supporters to contact him. Visit www. to find contact information, donation acceptance links, and other information.




Forest City’s 22nd Annual CARS, FUN, FOOD & MUSIC! Saturday August 17th in Downtown Forest City from 9AM - 8PM The Hot Nights and Cool Rides Car Show began in 1991 with 10 cars and a couple of food vendors. Twenty-two years later, almost 400 cars will line Main Street as this annual event kicks off at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 17th. The show is produced by the Forest City Merchants Association, a volunteer organization that promotes businesses in Forest City year round. The Merchants Association also serves as Forest City Main Street Program organization. Businesses throughout the county sponsor and support the car show with their financial assistance. Thousands of spectators stroll down Main Street to view every imaginable vehicle from custom built Rat Rods to the Italian luzury sports car Lamborghini which has a sporty price tag of $500,000! Food Court vendors will be selling everything from funnel cakes to fudge and all the downtown restaurants will be open for business. A Friday night pre-car show treat will be music in the three Main Street restaurants from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The music ranges from Bluegrass to 1950’s and 60’s classics. The car show attracts a large number of out of state people that fill our hotels and the Friday night entertainment will be fun for both visitors and residents alike.

There is a $25.00 Car/Space Registration Fee. You can Pre-Register from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on August 16th at 108 E. Main Forest City, SC. The Registration Cutoff is 4:00 PM sharp on August 17th. Please visit or call the Event Hotline at (828)-247-4430 for more information.

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Hot Nights, Cool Rides

CAR SHOW SCHEDULE Friday, August 16th - 2-8 PM early registration Car Show Headquarters - 108 E. Main St. Friday, August 16th - 6-8 PM Music on Main in the 3 downtown restaurants

Saturday, August 17th - 9AM - car show opens

Saturday, August 17th - 7AM - Street closes for cars in the show

Saturday, August 17th - 7 PM - Trophy Winners Announced







Our Community

Sister Chicks for Christ 11th Annual Ladies Night Out Sister Chicks for Christ of Rutherford County will present renowned author Angela Thomas for the 11th Annual Ladies Night Out on Monday, September 23 at the Foundation at Isothermal Community College. Sister Chicks started in 2003 when Lake Lure resident Jan Fountain invited a few ladies to her home for food and fellowship and a short devotional time. Just a few years later, the audience grew to over 650 women who met for dinner, music and ministry. The Light 106.9 FM will partner with the Sister Chicks this year to publicize the event throughout Western North Carolina. The extra promotion and the popularity of the speaker will help the group to reach their primary expectation for the evening, to share hope and encouragement through Jesus Christ. Angela Thomas speaks with transparency about the struggles that all women face, including her own divorce and the dark


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period that followed. “You learn how to love people when you are broken”, Thomas says. In fact, her brokenness during that time launched a new chapter in her ministry. Her book, Do You Think I’m Beautiful?, teaches women to view themselves as cherished, noticed and known. “A lot of women have head knowledge. They know so much. They have been to Bible studies. They know about freedom and transformation, but they can’t believe it is really true for them”, Thomas says. She insists that is not the life that God intended for women to live. Ladies Night Out tickets will be $5 for the Sister Chicks service. An additional $5 ticket is available for those who want a light dinner before entering the auditorium. Visit or call the ICC Box Office at (828) 2869990 beginning on August 15 to reserve your seats for this popular event.

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Health & Wellness

St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation’s 8th Annual Ache Around the Lake Run/Walk Set for Saturday, Sept. 21 Even in these sweltering summer temperatures, runners and walkers in the Polk County area are in training for the 8th Annual Ache Around the Lake Run/Walk—a benefit for St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation set for Saturday, Sept. 21, at 8 a.m. at Lake Lanier in the Tryon, NC area. Ache Around the Lake is a community event that includes The Ache (8K or 5 miles) or The Ouch (a two-mile fun run). The Ache has become known as one of the ‘biggest little races’ on the Upstate SC and Western NC racing circuit — boasting gorgeous mountain lake views, moderate weather, and a challenging USAT&F-certified course. Local elites, power walkers, and weekend racers enjoy this challenging race in the Carolina Foothills each fall. In 2012, there were 300 race participants and 30 race sponsors. Since 2007, proceeds from the Ache charity race event have helped St. Luke’s Hospital upgrade their Radiology Department to digital technology, as well as upgrade Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Pharmacy units. This year, participation in the Ache Around the Lake or Ouch race will support the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Lab at St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus and the goal is to raise $30,000 to help cover the costs of the simulated kitchen, tub, shower, curb, and vehicle, as well as support other projects throughout the ADL Lab.

A set of therapy stairs.

A ramp/curb simulator.

A car simulator so that our patients can practice transferring into and out of a vehicle after their surgery or injury.

With the December opening of the ADL Lab in St. Luke’s Hospital’s new patient wing, patients will be able to practice the tasks of daily living, as well as other ADL retraining activities related to the kitchen, home, and community environments. The Lab will serve to improve patient care and satisfaction, further enhance the hospital’s reputation in rehabilitative therapies, allow St. Luke’s to offer a wider array of support services to the community we serve, and ensure that the ADL Lab advances our hospital’s dedication to providing exceptional care close to home. The registration cost for each race is $25 before Sept. 10 and $30 after Sept. 10 until race morning. T-shirts will go to the first 200 registered participants. RACE FACTS: •

Both races will be professionally timed. Only the 8K is USATF-certified.

Beautiful handmade pottery will be given to the top three Overall and Masters and Age Groups for The Ache.

TOP DOG award will go to fastest canine-human team.

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Activities of daily living are the self-care activities we usually perform in our home or common outdoor environments. They are the routine things we normally and frequently do, such as feeding, bathing, dressing, and grooming ourselves. They often incorporate the areas of work, homemaking, and leisure activities. St. Luke’s ADL Lab will consist of:


A full bathtub and separate walk-in shower to practice standard tub/shower transfers (with or without the use of a tub bench or other adaptive equipment).

A full kitchen to simulate the home environment including stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, rangehood, and dining table. Patients can practice working and ambulating in a kitchen environment with or without assistive walking devices such as a rolling walker or cane. All kitchen items will be fully functioning.

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Runers Participating in Ache Around the Lake


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St. Luke’s Hospital’s New PatientCentered Wing To Open By Year’s End Donned in hard hats and reflective vests, several members of the Nursing and Rehab staff at St. Luke’s Hospital staff took a short tour, winding through steel beams and piles of sheetrock to view a mock-up of a patient room. Cardboard cutouts for the bed, the wardrobe, big screen TV and family seating gave a pretty good view of the rooms’ layout while staff considered the best location for light switches, hand sanitizer dispensers, even the white board used as constant communication for patients and families. Despite the loud noise of jackhammers and nail guns, the staff asked questions, made suggestions and shared their excitement over the progress being made on the hospital campus. They were standing in the middle of a $5.6 million construction project that will expand the hospital’s footprint and transform the way they deliver healthcare. “We are, without doubt, doing a great job caring for our patients, but we are delivering state-of-the-art care in a 40-year-old building,” said general surgeon Dr. Jim Holleman, chief of staff and a member of the Board of Trustees at St. Luke’s Hospital. “These plans will allow St. Luke’s Hospital to provide improved aesthetics, efficiency and recovery for our patients. The new environment will, no doubt, enhance the patient experience and reflect the level of care patients receive.” St. Luke’s Hospital is about half-way through construction of a 6-bed replacement wing that will feature enlarged patient rooms, a state-of the-art therapeutic gym for physical rehabilitation, a new nurses’ station and a large, comfortable room for family time. The expansion and extra room are also needed to accommodate an increasing number of patients who choose St. Luke’s for excellent nursing care and advanced surgical procedures, including orthopedic surgery. Like Dr. Holleman, Brian Rosenberg, MD, chief of surgery, is a member of St. Luke’s Board of Trustees. He and other members of the board have been instrumental in planning the updated patient wing which is designed for patients recovering from general and orthopedic surgery. The 15,000 square-foot addition will integrate natural aesthetics and mountain views to enhance recovery. Connected to the current administration wing by a glass-

St. Luke’s new 6-bed patient wing will also feature advanced rehabilitative care and treatment.

walled corridor, the patient wing will feature six private rooms that are three times larger than the hospital’s current room size to better accommodate post-surgical care with comfortable space for visitors. With personal amenities, full bathrooms and pristine views, the new patient wing will also feature a large family waiting room and a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center, Shull said. A large, open gym area and private treatment rooms will be equipped to enhance the exceptional care St. Luke’s patients currently receive in the off-campus rehab center. One-on-one therapy with a licensed physical therapist, occupational therapist or therapy assistant will remain a hallmark of St. Luke’s highly regarded rehab center. In addition, the new rehab center will feature unique therapies to resemble real-life activities for daily living which can be difficult for a patient who is recovering from orthopedic surgery. Patients will also benefit from advanced technology that will provide improved patient safety and one-on-one aquatic therapy. With additional space, the Rehab Center can expand the Balance program to assess the risk for falling, combined with exercises to strengthen and prevent such fall injuries. In addition, a unique Lymphedema treatment program is available locally to save patients a trip out of the county for treatment. To help fund the construction of the new wing, St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation pledged to raise $2 million for the project. The Building on Excellence campaign has been so well received by donors and the community. “It’s obvious that people recognize the need for and benefit of a new patient care wing,” Shull said. “And it’s evident that our community values St. Luke’s Hospital for the vital, life-saving services we provide to this community.” St. Luke’s Hospital is a private, not-for-profit community hospital dedicated to providing exceptional care, close to home. RUTHERFORDEVERYDAY.COM •


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St Luke’s Ribbon Cutting Nearly 200 people attended the Grand Opening Reception and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held July 10 to mark the official opening of the new St. Luke’s Medical Building. Tours and refreshments were offered to highlight renovations to the office building located at 89 W. Mills St., Columbus. St. Luke’s Medical Building is the new home for Rosenberg Bone and Joint and for the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation. Members of the community and the Rutherford and Carolina Foothills Chambers of Commerce attended the celebration along with St. Luke’s staff, board members, patients and donors. Participating in the ceremonial ribbon-cutting were Meshelle Colvin (with scissors), Executive Director of the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation, and Brian J. Rosenberg, MD, of Rosenberg Bone & Joint, staff and Foundation board members.



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By Terry L. Ledford, Ph.D.

What does it mean to “Love your neighbor as you love yourself?” We usually hear this verse quoted when we are being admonished to treat our neighbors well. We are told that our neighbors include everyone other than ourselves. We are told to love others and treat them with respect and kindness. All of this is so true, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. To fully understand this verse, we must look more closely at the sentence structure. The sentence has three parts. First, we read the phrase, “Love your neighbor.” At the end, we see the phrase “you love yourself.” In between, we see the little word, “as.” The word “as” is a statement of equality. Its position in the sentence suggests an absolute balance between the first phrase and the second phrase. The word “as” can be compared to a balance scale, like those you see on attorney’s advertisements, with the phrase “Love your neighbor” on one tray and “love yourself ” on the other. The verse could literally read, “Love your neighbor, to the same degree, and in the same manner to which, you love yourself.” How many of us keep the command when read this way? This understanding of the verse suggests that there are two ways to break the command. Some people break it by not loving their neighbors enough. Others break it by not loving themselves enough. Those in the second group treat their neighbors pretty well. They try to be kind and nice to others and avoid doing anything hurtful or harmful to their neighbor. Unfortunately, they don’t offer the same kindness to themselves. They offer support and encourage-

ment when others make mistakes, but chastise themselves for even the smallest error. They show themselves no mercy.

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Love Your Neighbor As You Love Yourself Are you in this group? Are you harder on yourself than you are others? Perhaps you should shoot for equality. Make an effort to treat yourself in a manner that is equal to the way you would treat others. Offer yourself the same compassion, the same support and the same mercy that you offer to others; not more, but certainly not less. One way of doing this is to put someone else in your shoes. If you make a mistake and feel tempted to be hard on yourself, imagine that a friend was in the same situation and made exactly the same mistake. Imagine that they were also being hard on themselves. Ask yourself how you would judge them. How hard would you be on them? What would you think about their mistake, under the same circumstances? If you would think that their mistake was really serious and that they should take steps to avoid it in the future, then apply the same reasoning to yourself. If, however, you would feel that their mistake was understandable under the circumstances, then apply the same understanding to yourself. Treat yourself similarly to the way you would treat your friend if he or she were in your shoes. Love yourself as you would love your neighbor. *Dr. Ledford is the author of “Parables for a Wounded Heart: Overcoming Your Self-Esteem Wounds and Transforming Your Perception of You.” He practices at Woodridge Psychological Associates in Rutherfordton.



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Rutherford County

Chamber of Commerce FROM THE CHAMBER PRESIDENT ................

Chamber Content From the Chamber President...23 Annual Dinner ...24 Community Gifts Award Family Resources...25 Community Gifts Award Grace of God Rescue Mission...25 Community Gifts Award Rutherford Housing Partnership...25 Community Gifts Award Youth Empowerment, Inc...26 Rumour Has It Ribbon Cutting...26 Spotlight on: Bed & Barn Farms...27 Spotlight on: Rutherford Orthopaedics...27 Chamber Board of Directors ...28


What an honor it is to serve the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and more importantly to serve Rutherford County. Like many of you, I have made a conscience decision to live and work in Rutherford County. The mission of the Chamber is to improve the quality of life in Rutherford County by helping create and maintain a healthy business environment. There are many areas in which the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce help create that environment. We have assembled a diverse group of leaders that make up our Board of Directors. To help us better serve the county we are made up of small business owners, key associates of large corporations, medical providers and leaders in education. We help serve our businesses by providing information about our County when folks are considering relocating to this area. We are the source that can provide advertising and information for the entire county. There are many unique aspects of Rutherford County that we promote. Not only do we take the word to businesses outside of our county, we spread the word from within. Business after hours, Rutherford Connect, ribbon cuttings, website advertising and Rutherford Weekly advertising is just a few ways that we promote our membership. The Chamber of Commerce is in a unique position to take the common interest of our businesses and promote them for the good of the county. I am excited about the future of Rutherford County. It may seem that the challenges are too great to overcome but with focus, willingness to work together and purposeful leadership we will continue to improve the quality of life in Rutherford County.

Tammy Drummond-Rowland 211 N. Main Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139 828-287-1312 *Wine Bar

Jason Harril - Chamber President

Design & Layout: Reid Price

Staff Photographer: Everette Murray

Contributing Writers: Allison Flynn Jason Harrill Tammy Martell Clark Poole

Annual Golf Classic Call For Member to Member DISCOUNT When? Thursday,

September 26 at 12:00pm

Where? Bald Mountain and Apple Valley Golf Courses Who? YOU- Call Jill Miracle at 828-286-5070 or drop an email to Jill. Please identify yourself as a Chamber member so that the discounts will be honored.

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162 N. Main Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Phone: 828.287.3090 Fax: 828-287-0799 Rutherford Chamber• Volume I, Issue 8 • August 2013 •


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ANNUAL DINNER The annual meeting of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce was held July 19th at the Carolina Conference and Event Center. We recognized our retiring Board members: •

Dolores Mayo

Gene Booth

Kim Corbett

We recognized our incoming Directors: •

Fran Anderson, human resources, Rutherford Regional Health System

Walter Dalton, president, Isothermal Community College

Nichole Dubs, manager, TD Bank

Joe Maimone, headmaster, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy

Janet Mason, superintendent, Rutherford County Schools

Tim Mathis, director, work force development of IPDC

Cooper Flack, outgoing president, passed the gavel to our incoming president, Jason Harrill. A wonderful evening was enjoyed by all. Secretary of Commerce, Sharon Decker inspired and encouraged us to seize the opportunities to better the quality of life for our citizens. We start another year; realizing that without our individual members we could accomplish nothing. We have a great membership and together we can make a difference.


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The mission of Family Resources is to provide comprehensive family resources through advocacy, education, prevention and intervention to the citizens of Rutherford County, thereby enhancing the quality of life in our community. We have been serving families and children in need of our services since 1982. Our agency was formed as a private, non-profit corporation in April of 1982 in the name of PATH (Prevention of Abuse in The Home) for the purpose of providing services for victims of domestic violence in Rutherford County. Over the last thirty years, we have expanded our services to include seven distinct programs serving the developing needs of families in our community. These programs include: The PATH Shelter, Noah’s House, the Wanda Paul Children’s Center, MotherLearn, New Choices, Family Matters and the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program. The PATH Shelter provides temporary shelter to women and children fleeing from domestic violence situations. While families are staying at the shelter their food stamps are suspended. Once they leave the shelter, they must be set up in their new home for thirty days before they are once again deemed eligible. Many clients do not have the means to provide food for this thirty day period. Even if clients are able to receive assistance from other agencies with food it is not enough to sustain them until their food stamps are activated. This is just one of the many ways the PATH Shelter help women and children in Rutherford County.

The mission is run by the dedication of Terry Hagaman who has been the Director since the mission has existed. He is assisted by his wife, Sherry. His dedication affects everyone around him. A good example is Teresa Wells. She came to Grace of God Rescue Mission with three kids and not very happy. She swore she would only stay for no more than two weeks, however thirteen years later she is still there. She is now in charge of the women’s shelter, named Gail’s House. Gail’s House was named after Gail Hogan who was very instrumental in helping the mission grow. A separate facility, Grace Acres, is the men’s shelter. It is run by Chuck Bergenstock. The shelters for both the men and women provide housing and sleeping quarters and three meals a day for 30 days. During that period, the men and women are taken out about every day to look for a job and housing. They are given the opportunity to enroll in GED or college courses. If necessary, they are given clothes and shoes to properly apply for work.

Rutherford Chamber

Community Gifts Award FAMILY RESOURCES

The mission also gives drug tests and, if required, puts the individual through a six month substance abuse program. Everything about this mission is to rebuild peoples’ lives and make them a contributor to society. In turn, they regain selfesteem and help others. The mission statement of The Grace Of God Rescue Mission says it all: “We want to reflect the love of God by providing a safe haven for homeless men, women and children and to provide for the physical needs of the less fortunate individuals in the community while providing an opportunity to hear the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”


Community Gifts Award

GRACE of GOD RESCUE MISSION 18 years ago, Chris Davis and Denver Buchanan from Chase Baptist Church saw the need and organized what became “The Grace Of God Rescue Mission”. They had visited Shelby’s Rescue Mission and discovered that one third of the people in Shelby were from Rutherford County. They saw the need and fulfilled it. The Grace Of God Rescue Mission is the place where “no one is turned down”. It is the only homeless shelter in Rutherford and Polk Counties. They feed an average of 100 or more people a day, seven days a week, at 5 p.m. It first started as a soup kitchen two days a week. They also provide shelter for men, women and children.

RHP began in 1995 when the leadership of Yokefellow Service Center and Pisgah Legal Service acknowledged the growing number of phone calls from Rutherford County residents whose homes were deteriorating and needed urgent repairs. From the beginning, the idea was to raise the money for materials and to use volunteers for labor. As that initial group of volunteers spent a growing number of weekends providing labor for jobs, it became evident that expanding the body of volunteers was needed. RHP began looking to church and civic groups and eventually local companies for volunteer teams willing to tackle urgently needed rehab jobs. Since, RHP has done much to reduce substandard housing in Rutherford County, completing an increasing number of projects each year. We work on projects year-round, but we aim much of our efforts at a home repair blitz day in the spring, the Week of Caring in the fall (co-sponsored with United Way and held in RUTHERFORDCOC.ORG | RUTHERFORDEVERYDAY.COM •


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conjunction with National Make a Difference Day), and regular youth group missions weekends sponsored by Salem United Methodist Church in Bostic, NC.


Community Gifts Award

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT, INC Youth Empowerment, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that began as a ministry of Tanner’s Grove United Methodist Church, local businesses and community agencies that wrote a grant to Duke Endowment for programs in the southern part of Rutherford County and was funded in 1999. In 2000 the agency applied for Non-Profit status and became a separate organization providing services all over Rutherford County. Since then support has been gained from other sources including: private and corporate foundations, local businesses, civic clubs, churches, individuals, the United Way, the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and the Governor’s Crime Commission. At Youth Empowerment, Inc we are striving to meet the challenges in our community by providing our local children with opportunities for success, recognition for positive behavior, and opportunities for positive community relationships. Currently, we serve more than 160 with tutoring, conflict and anger management, interpersonal skill-building, leadership development, service learning and healthy after-school activities that provide positive alternatives to “being on the street.” We also advocate for them on every level and provide resource referrals.

Tammy and Payne Rowland held their Grand opening and ribbon cutting of “Rumour Has It” on July 1st. There was a continuous flow of friends and well wishers participating in the opening. Tammy said it very well; “Rumour Has It is a relaxing place where friends and colleagues can come unwind while enjoying a glass of wine.” Their hours of operation are: Monday 5:30 to 11 p.m., closed Tuesday, Wednesday 9 to 11 p.m.; Cork Chixx 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday 5:30 to 11 p.m., Friday 5:30 to 12 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., Sunday 2 to 9 p.m. Rumour Has It is located at 211 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton. For more information you may call; 828-287-1312 or 828-2895596 (cell). Drop by one evening, they would love to have you enjoy the experience.

To assist in building resilience in youth, we use the model known as the Social Development Strategy, which aims to identify and reduce antisocial behaviors among youth, while simultaneously promoting healthy, positive attitudes and behaviors that lead to productive, fulfilling lives. Identified in the chart, the objectives the strategy assist in reducing factors and increase in building of resilience in youth,iswetouse the model known as risk the Social Development Strategy, which aims to nd reduce antisocial behaviors while simultaneously promoting healthy, positive attitudes and protective factorsamong suchyouth, as healthy relationships with peers and that lead toadults, productive, lives. strong Identifiedbonds in the chart, the objectivesfamily of the strategy andfulfilling developing to community, and is to assist in resk factors and increase protective factors such as healthy relationships with peers and adults, and developing school.

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By Tammy Martell

Welcome to Bed and Barn Farms, an equestrian facility located on 32 beautiful acres in the scenic Carolina foothills where boots and breeches are always welcome. Bed and Barn Farms is best described as a “Horse Hotel” that features lodging for people and stabling for horses. Amenities for the horses include 4 large stalls, wash rack, tack room, 3 large paddocks, sand arena, wooded trails, and plenty of room for trailer parking. For the human guest, Bed and Barn Farms features 2 large bedrooms with private

Store H Hours: : F Tues - Fri: 10-6 Saturday: 10-2

baths, complete kitchen, den area on the ground floor and a loft with an additional bedroom and kitchenette. When traveling with your horse, look no further. Pull in, unload the horse and be at your hotel. Anyone is always welcome to stay with or without horses. Come and enjoy the solitude of a true country setting, or call us to schedule your next horse event. 828-248-4463. TAM’S Tack, Antique, and Merchandise store now carries New Tack! Bits, bridles, reins, stirrups, saddle pads. Circle Y and Tuctker for the Western Rider; Horseware Ireland; Intrepid, Thornhill for the English. TAM’S opened in 2009 as a consignment store, but has expanded now carrying a full line of New Tack; bits, bridles, stirrups, reins, saddle pads; Circle Y and Tucker for the Western Rider; Horseware Ireland, Intrepid, Thornhill for the English. Current Special called “Send your kid to camp” featuring: jodhpurs; gloves; helmet and ½ chaps for $99.00 (while supplies last). So gallop on over to TAM’S located as 661 Big Island Rd; Forest City, NC 28043 PH: 828-248-4463 consignments still welcomed.

Send Your Kid to Camp Special:

Located at: d., 661 Big Island Rd., C Forest City, NC


English & Western

828.248.4463 828.248.4463

Consignments Welcome

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Spotlight on: Bed & Barn Farms


Spotlight on: Rutherford Orthopaedics By Allison Flynn

Rutherford Orthopaedics, which joined Rutherford Regional Health System in 2007, is dedicated to quality orthopaedic care for residents of Rutherford and surrounding counties. Rutherford Orthopaedics features three board-certified orthopaedic surgeons - Dr. Michael Roberts, Dr. Charles Bond and Dr. Douglas Freels – who between them have more than 50 years experience and several thousand joint surgeries. Rutherford Orthopaedics also has a board qualified foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Jason Glover, who is one of a few podiatric surgeons to complete an advanced fellowship in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. The physicians at Rutherford Orthopaedics evaluate and treat many orthopaedic and surgical conditions involving sports medicine, hand surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, arthroscopic surgeries, joint replacements, work-related injuries and fracture care. Additionally, diabetic care for the feet is offered as well as reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, treatment for ankle problems, heel pain and tendon ruptures.

Helmet, Jodhpurs, Gloves, 1/2 Chaps while supplies last.

Following joint replacement surgery, patients begin physical therapy through Joint Solution, a comprehensive planned course of treatment to help you return to your normal activities more quickly. The Joint Solution team includes your physician, nurses, orthopedic surgical technicians, and physical and occupational therapists specializing in joint care. Every detail, from pre-operative teaching to postoperative exercising, is considered and reviewed with you. Following discharge, patients are provided information on how they can continue their physical therapy. Rutherford Orthopaedics also provides 24-hour, seven-daya-week on-call orthopaedic care for patients who present with an emergency at Rutherford Regional’s Emergency Department. The practice also offers care for student athletes and works closely with the Forest City Owls. Rutherford Orthopaedics, located at 139 Doctor Henry Norris Drive in Rutherfordton, is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For an appointment, call 828-287-9260. More information can be found online at

Rutherford Orthopaedics believes that conservative therapy is the most appropriate treatment. However, at times surgery is the best option. Patients and their families receive detailed information on why surgery is needed and what to expect during and after surgery. Surgeries are completed at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Prior to your surgery you will meet with an anesthesiologist to discuss your options for care and pain management during and after your surgery. Two board certified surgeons attend every total joint surgery, which decreases time in the operating room and lowers the chance of infection. RUTHERFORDCOC.ORG | RUTHERFORDEVERYDAY.COM •


Rutherford County

Chamber of Commerce Officers

Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement

Jason Harrill

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

President Barbara Keever First Vice President Jim Bishop


Vice President Dan Thomas

Rutherford County

Clark Poole Director


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

Debbie Gettys Office Manager

Cooper Flack Immediate Past President


Laura Allen Thera-ssage

Dale Hamilton Cornerstone Realty

Dr. Janet Mason

Rutherford County Schools


Fran Anderson

Jim Bishop WCAB Radio

Rutherford Regional Health System

Walter Dalton

Nichole Dubs TD Bank

Isothermal Community College

Jason Harrill BB&T

Odean Keever & Assoc.

Blanton Miller & Moore

Debbie Martin

Deborah Mauney Staff Masters Inc.

Tim Mathis

Donna McCann

Sarah MerrisonMcEntire

Everette Murray Rutherford Everyday

Isothermal Planning & Development Commission

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Barbara Keever

Northland Communications

Carolina Chiropractic Plus

Cooper Flack

Main Street Financial Group

Joseph Maimone Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy

Dan Thomas

Jackson Hewitt Tax Services

27th Annual Golf Classic Thursday, September 26

Apple Valley and Bald Mountain Golf Courses

Shotgun start at 1:30pm

$100 per person or $400 per group of four

66 teams ~ Cash prizes Team entries and fees due by Sept. 13. Call 828-286-5070 for entry information or a sponsor package.

Gifts That Touch Lives. l Mammograms for women without health insurance l Camps for children with diabetes and asthma l Patient navigator for local cancer patients l Lifeline service for seniors who live alone

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