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August 2016

This Day in History

By | August 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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July 2016

This Day in History

By | July 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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

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This Day In History

By | July 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

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, [...]

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March 2016

This Day in History

By | March 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

On Mach 6, 1906 John C. Mills approached the Rutherfordton Town Council with an offer from Dr. and Mrs. Henry Norris to purchase the Rutherford Military Institute property for $1,500.  The town accepted the offer and transfered the deed to the Norrises on April 1st. It has been over 100 years since Dr. and Mrs. Henry Norris and Dr. Montgomery [...]

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February 2016

This Day in History

By | February 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Wilmington & Charlotte Railroad was incorporated on February 13, 1855.  Its goal was to construct a railroad between Wilmington and Rutherfordton, NC. The company did no construction at all and changed its name to the Wilmington, Charlotte & Rutherford Railroad on November 14, 1855. Construction of the Wilmington, Charlotte & Rutherford Railroad was done in two phases which began [...]

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This Day in History

By | February 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Photo of the (reputed) house of Nancy Hanks Licoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln Among Rutherford County residents, it has been called "one of the most hidden stories of history."  This mystery won't be found in history books, but in oral stories that have been passed down for generations.  Sure, there are embellishments here and there; maybe even a [...]

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January 2016

This Day in History

By | January 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Rutherfordton is proud of it's "minted original" history full of many firsts for our county and state. One such first occurred on January 19, 1830.  “The North Carolina Spectator and Western Advertiser" printed its first edition which also happened to be the very first newspaper printed in Western North Carolina.  Some of the original notices from the 1830s announced the [...]

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October 2015

This Day in History

By | October 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Overmountain soldiers marched through Rutherford County on October 3-5, 1780 on their way to meet Major Patrick Ferguson at the Battle of Kings Mountain. This battle took place October 7, 1780, and was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. The trail of their march has since become known as the "Overmountain Victory Trail." It became the second national [...]

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Severe Rain Forces Weekend Festivities to be Cancelled

By | October 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|

Rutherford Town Revitalization (RTR), the town of Rutherfordton and those responsible for the OverMountain Victory 5K and Tour de Pumpkin are canceling the festival and races scheduled for October 3, 2015 due to the threat of severe weather.  The tough decision was made in order to protect the safety and interests of the attendees, vendors, participants and volunteers.  The festival [...]

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September 2015

Rutherfordton: A Super Cool Place to Catch the “Supermoon” Eclipse

By | September 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|

    Coming soon for the first time in more than 30 years, you’ll be able to witness a "supermoon" in combination with a lunar eclipse.  At 9:07 p.m. local time, the total lunar eclipse, which will mask the moon’s larger-than-life face for more than an hour, will begin - with the total eclipse happening at approximately 10:11 p.m. And [...]

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