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Rutherfordton, NC named 2016 Small Town of the Year by NC Rural Center 2016 NC Small Town of the Year - RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (October 10, 2016): Rutherfordton, N.C. was named 2016 “Outstanding Small Town of the Year” by the N.C. Rural Center in response to the town’s successful marketing and promotional efforts in 2015. With roughly 4,200 residents, Rutherfordton’s marketing initiatives included development of “A Minted Original” town brand, billboard campaign, marketing collateral, trail guides, street banners, two new websites, and […]

Fall in love with Rutherfordton Annual Hilltop Fall Festival - RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (September 2016):  The Hilltop Festival is held the first Saturday of October in our historic Downtown and is our favorite way to usher in fall. This is one of the most popular festivals of the year and is a true family-favorite. Why you’ll “fall” in love with this festival… Rutherfordton’s history comes alive when The Overmountain Victory Trail […]

Crestview Play Pics Play Prints Kids Can’t Resist - RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (September 2016): Rutherfordton continues to develop ways for locals and visitors to get outside and interact with both nature and each other. The newest activity is the installation of Play Prints at Crestview Park. Located at the beginning of the Purple Martin Greenway, Crestview Park has long been a gathering place for outdoor fun as it boasts a […]

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 […]

Upcoming Events

Oct 25 @ 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.
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Southern Quarter
Southern Quarter Trivia Tuesday! Our trivia master, Nick Walton, is going to put your knowledge to the test! It’s free to play, just bring your brain and your smartest friends out for a couple of hours of fun. Prizes will be given to the top two teams. The Twisted Pear will have beer specials starting at $1.50! Every Tuesday from[...]
Oct 26 @ 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.
Oct 27 @ 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.
Oct 27 @ 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