December 2015

Rutherfordton Launches a Main St Safari Track Trail

By | December 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Rutherfordton Historic Main Street TRACK Trail is a 0.5 mile walk that takes visitors past historic landmarks and features dating back to the Revolutionary War. Walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers as the trail follows the Overmountain Victory Trail. Discover the history of the gold rush in North Carolina and see where the nations first $1 gold [...]

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November 2015

Rutherfordton Celebrates Christmas in our Historic Downtown

By | November 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Downtown Rutherfordton will be getting “In the Christmas Spirit” with our Christmas Celebration on Saturday December 5, 2015.  The town will be helping you fill your stockings with local merchandise as we host our Open House and Christmas Marketplace beginning at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Stroll through our outdoor marketplace and through our local shops to find that perfect [...]

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Rutherfordton to Host a #SmallBusinessSaturday on Nov 28th

By | November 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Burned out by Black Friday? Too Much Turkey got you down? Have some fun Downtown this Saturday as your local business community hosts a Small Business Saturday. Stop into one of the great stores listed on the map for great deals as you complete the scavenger hunt for more prizes & rewards. Turns out your the winner as you put [...]

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October 2015

A Journey Back in Time on the Cherry Bounce Trail

By | October 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Many of us that were born and raised in Rutherfordton often forget all the fantastic history that surrounds us everyday.  From the stores that we shop that have been around for centuries to our favorite hilltop we sled down in the winter that was once a famous battleground, we are surrounded by such a rich heritage that has become part of [...]

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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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Move Over Weather Channel, Make Room for Woolly Worms!

By | September 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

The fuzzy brown and black caterpillar, commonly called the woolly worm or woolly bear, is the larval form of the tiger moth (Pyrrharctia Isabella) "Reading the worms" is a popular fall pastime in the North Carolina Mountains as folks have long relied on the woolly worm's markings to predict the severity of the upcoming winter.  It is believed that [...]

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This Day in History

By | September 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|

On September 18, 1906, Amos Owens, a notorious moonshiner from Rutherford County, died. Known as the “Cherry Bounce King,” Owens was renowned for the delightful mixture of whiskey, honey and cherries that he made at his “castle” on Cherry Mountain. Described as a fearless yet energetic Irishman, Owens achieved success quickly. People from all over the South visited him to taste [...]

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August 2015

Overmountain Victory Trail 5K

By | August 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|

Ready to run for trails? Help us improve the ‪Purple Martin Greenway & other trails in Town, while you pound it out in the ‪Over Mountain Victory Trail 5k. The Rutherford Outdoor Coalition is hosting the online registration herehttp://rutherfordoutdoor.org/…/raceser…/overmountain-victory or download the paper forms here http://rutherfordoutdoor.org/media/OVT_2015_form.pdf Help us raise funds for more trails! We would like to thank Rutherford Regional Health for becoming the Headline sponsor for this [...]

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