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Hot Nights, Cool Rides cruises into town August 20
Hot Nights, Cool Rides cruises into town August 20
Photos By: Jeff Melton, Community First Media
Hot Nights, Cool Rides cruises into town August 20

From 12 cars to now more than 400 vehicles of all ages, makes and styles - Hot Nights, Cool Rides turns 25 this year.

The annual car, truck and motorcycle show will be held Aug. 20 in downtown Forest City, again hosted by the Forest City Merchants Association. The show began in 1991 as a way to create a new event to bring people into town, said Ray Pittman, one of the original merchants who created the event.

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Week 1: High School Football Preview
Week 1: High School Football Preview

Finally, Football Friday night is back! Three Rutherford County teams are in action with Chesnee playing south of the border (8-19-16).

East Rutherford at East Henderson (East Rutherford won 57-25 last season)

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Have the time of your life in Lake Lure with 2016 Dirty Dancing Festival
Have the time of your life in Lake Lure with 2016 Dirty Dancing Festival

Thirty years have passed since Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey danced in the foothills of North Carolina, but a festival built on the legacy of "Dirty Dancing" will return again this year with plans of growing even bigger in the years to come.

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High School  Football Notebook;  Owls go postseason
High School Football Notebook; Owls go postseason

High School football has officially started. Last week, practice began for Chase, R-S Central, East Rutherford and Thomas Jefferson. All four school have around 30-35 on varsity this season. So, depth is a concern for all four schools this season. A number of players could play both ways for all four teams. The first month could be troublesome with the heat and humidity as bad as it is right now.

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Outdoor Truths
Outdoor Truths

A recent picture I had not seen in several years brought an uncontrollable smile to my face. It was my son and me leaning against one another and him holding up a squirrel by the tail. It was his first.

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Mr. William Douglas "Froggy" Sansing, age 73
Mr. William Douglas "Froggy" Sansing, age 73

Mr. William Douglas "Froggy" Sansing, age 73 of Ruth, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016.

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Listen To Life
Listen To Life

Life's about the little things, isn't it?

I spoke to a group recently, telling stories like this one while coaching them to listen to life. Later I saw a man from the audience in the restroom. He shook my hand firmly, looked me in the eye, and said, "Thank you for what you said. I really enjoyed it and you reminded me of something that I might have forgotten."

"What's that?" I said. I love it when people tell me their stories.

"Well," he said, "when my wife and I were first married, she did something that irritated me. You see, my Mama raised me to always hang the toilet paper so that it fell under the roll. Well, my wife hung the toilet paper so that it fell over the roll."

"So how many arguments did you have about that?" I asked.

"More than a few," he said. "Until one day I realized that life's about the little things and I didn't need to be right every time."

He's right this time, you know. Life is about the little things and you don't have to be right every time. Listen to your life for the little things as you make a life, and not just a living and let somebody else be right occasionally.

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