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10:27 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Morning Edition 8/7/13: Facebook Forest City: Three Years Of Grants And One New Manager

Thomas Jefferson Classical Elementary School in Forest City, one of the recipients of the 2012 Facebook Community Grants.

It's August, and that means it's time for the third annul round of Facebook Community Action Grants.  It's also time to make it official that Rutherford County's own Keven McKammon has been named the site manager for the Facebook Forest City Data Center.  On Monday, I spoke with Keven, who I have known from my previous life as a print journalist for the Daily Courier, and who has helped Rutherford County become more connected ever since I first met him several years ago.

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9:12 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Morning Edition Friday, June 22: FACEBOOK FOREST CITY SITE OFFERS 2012 COMMUNITY ACTION GRANTS

Facebook Forest City Data Center Site Manager George Henry (center) awards the first Community Action Grant to the Forest City Fire Department in 2011

The Facebook Data Center Site in Forest City, NC has announced it is accepting applications for the 2012 Community Action Grants. Pam Bunch spoke with Site Manager George Henry on Monday to discuss how organizations in Rutherford County can apply, the deadline for applications, and the types of organizations and ideas that Facebook is looking for in awarding $100,000 in grant money this year. This is the second year that Facebook/Forest City has awarded these grants, and they are very welcome in a county that has suffered severely from unemployment over the years of the recession.