In The Know

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 10.24.26 PM This Day in History - On August 21, 1987, the blockbuster movie Dirty Dancing was released in theaters across the country. Though set at a resort in the Catskills Mountains of Upstate New York, Dirty Dancing was shot entirely in Virginia and North Carolina. The filming came to the Southeast almost by accident. When the crew began production in September 1986, they found all the […]

Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 11.29.38 AM This Day in History - On July 28, 1830, Christopher Bechtler announces to Rutherfordton that his jewelry store is now open for business.  And what a business it was!!  To discover more about Rutherfordton’s golden history, visit The Bechtler House

MSALOGO_TAG_RGB Rutherfordton, N.C. a Main Street America Community - RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (July 2016): The Town of Rutherfordton in conjunction with Rutherford Town Revitalization (RTR) is pleased to announce that Downtown Rutherfordton as been recognized as an accredited Main Street America by Main Street America This accreditation is an honor for our Downtown and speaks to the efforts of the Town & RTR to renew our Downtown!  Main Street America […]

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 10.17.21 PM This Day In History - On July 2, 1831, an advertisement appeared promoting gold coins minted by the Bechtlers in Rutherford County. From about 1803 until California’s gold strikes of 1848, North Carolina led the nation in gold production. Gold was a key industry in the state, and about 50 mines were operating in the western part of the state by the 1830s. Christopher Bechtler, […]

Upcoming Events

Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm Visual Arts Center
The 2016 Celebration of the Arts (COTA) Art Sale & Exhibition will be held August 23 – September 23, 2016 at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) in downtown Rutherfordton.  This is the annual art show for the Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild and is open to both members and non-members and is a juried show with cash prizes. The show[...]
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Visual Arts Center
Every Wednesday from 10:00 – 1:00. Work on a project of your choice. Any medium. Get the benefit of critiques and help from peers.
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Visual Arts Center
Every Thursday from 12:00 to 3:00. Work on a project of your choice. Any medium. Get the benefit of critiques and help from peers.
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm American Legion
Bingo Night: Hosted by American Legion Post 74 at 7 p.m. at the former Green Hill School, 2501 U.S. Highway 64/74A in Rutherfordton; bingo night will be held every Thursday
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Rutherford County Visual Arts Center
A class for beginners to intermediate artists.  Instructor Linda McGregor is an accomplished watercolorist / artist who is also Art Director for the Visual Arts guild and a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelors in fine arts.