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Mayfest America's Playfest
Mayfest America's Playfest

Come out to enjoy the warm southern nights and cool spring days of this annual festival in Downtown Rutherfordton. As one of the longest running festivals in the area, MayFest has grown into one of the premier weekend destinations for locals and visitors alike. Artists and craftsmen proudly display their unique and one of a kind merchandise while live music, flavorful scents and children's laughter fill the air. Activities for all ages provide entertainment and fun filled moments for everyone.

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Baseball, Softball, Girls Soccer  and NASCAR
Baseball, Softball, Girls Soccer and NASCAR

Baseball

Softball

Girls Soccer

NASCAR

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Rutherford Housing Partnership Hosts 10th Annual Gears & Gables Ride
Rutherford Housing Partnership Hosts 10th Annual Gears & Gables Ride

Rutherford Housing Partnership is hosting its 10th annual Gears & Gables cycling ride May 5 in conjunction with downtown Rutherfordton's MayFest celebration. The nonprofit organization provides urgent home repairs for families in need. RHP provides materials; volunteers provide labor.

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High School Heroes
High School Heroes

High School Heroes is a program dedicated to expanding the college-going culture by providing college awareness activities in elementary school classrooms. Heroes talk to the students about college and careers and work with the students on classroom projects. High School Heroes are students from the Building Leaders high school program.

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Outdoor Truths
Outdoor Truths

There's nothing like fishing this time of year. The mornings are cool, the evenings are warm, and the fishing can be good most of the day.

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SPRING GARDEN...
Have you started planting your garden yet?
YES
NO
I don't plant a garden.

Gaines Marshall Arrowood, age 75
Gaines Marshall Arrowood, age 75

Gaines Marshall Arrowood, age 75, of Rutherfordton, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018.

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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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