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Columbus Road Closure 4th of July

Columbus Road Closure 4th of July

Columbus—Please be aware of road closures for the Fabulous 4th Festival on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Mills Street will be closed from Walker St. to Peak St. from 5:00 AM until 12 Midnight on July 4th. See attached map for traffic detour routes, and please be cautious while driving as town will be crowded with […]

Summer Fun in Rutherfordton!

Summer Fun in Rutherfordton!

Are you looking for fun activities for yourselves or for your kids this summer? Ready for a sensational staycation? Here’s your guide to summer fun, activities, and adventures in Town! Activities, Camps, and Programs for Kids:   Kidsenses & The Factory Summer Camps For ages 10 and up, check out The Factory Camps at the […]

Lake Lure’s plan for the 4th of July celebration

Lake Lure’s plan for the 4th of July celebration

Here’s a synopsis of the plan for the day: • Food trucks will be set up in Morse Park at Noon on 7/3/19 with delicious carnival foods. We will have a wide variety of choices. • We purposefully identified vendors that would not compete with local restaurants. • There will be free viewing of the […]

ALCOHOL SALES NOW LEGAL AT PUBLIC COLLEGIATE STADIUMS, ATHLETIC FACILITIES, AND ARENAS

ALCOHOL SALES NOW LEGAL AT PUBLIC COLLEGIATE STADIUMS, ATHLETIC FACILITIES, AND ARENAS

RALEIGH — Alcohol sales at stadiums and athletic fields of public colleges and universities were made possible when Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday signed House Bill 389 into law. However, the final approval for alcohol sales at collegiate sports venues rests with the boards of trustees. The NC Senate passed House Bill 389 by a […]

Carolina Indian Tribes Warring over Casinos

Carolina Indian Tribes Warring over Casinos

CATAWBA INDIAN NATION, S.C. — Two Carolina Native American Indian tribes are battling over geography and gambling. The Cherokee Tribe in North Carolina already has two casinos in western North Carolina. Evidently they are unwilling to sharer the wealth saying the Catawba Nation should stay in their native South Carolina. U.S. senators from both states […]

Proposed House Tour Fee Increases at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Proposed House Tour Fee Increases at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Flat Rock, NC — The National Park Service is seeking public comments for proposed increases to house tour fees of he Carl Sandburg home. The increases will be the first since 2004. A 30-day public comment period regarding the proposed increases opens on July 1, 2019 and a public meeting will be held on July 17 […]

Mountain Jewish Festival bridges Cultures

Mountain Jewish Festival bridges Cultures

HENDERSONVILLE — On Sunday, the third Mountain Jewish Festival introduced visitors to Jewish culture, music, and of course, food.  Over 1,500 people attended the free event. Balabusta Bakers provided the food that was sold through food tickets. A question-and-answer session was held and visitors were treated to Jewish weddings. The Rabbi explained the symbolism during […]

Lake Lure Summer Music Festival Review: An Evening of Extraordinary Music

Lake Lure Summer Music Festival Review: An Evening of Extraordinary Music

by Deborah Keller Lake Lure- The Lake Lure Summer Music Festival presented their inaugural performance Saturday night in The Raptor Center at Lake Lure Classical Academy followed by dinner at the Lake Lure Inn for patrons who purchased VIP tickets. Regular admission tickets were $10/adults and $5/students. Artists included Chee-Yun violinist (who opened the Brevard […]

NC Nature Group Provides Outdoor Opportunities for People of Color

NC Nature Group Provides Outdoor Opportunities for People of Color

One group in North Carolina is focused on inclusion and diversity in hiking, camping and other outdoor activities. (Nina Rodriguez/Issa Vibe Adventures) CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A nature group in North Carolina is leading hikes and other outdoor activities this summer for people of color. Ali Steele, along with a few friends, started Issa Vibe Adventures a few […]

Lake Lure’s Raptor Center Soars to Success

Lake Lure’s Raptor Center Soars to Success

LAKE LURE — On Saturday, June 22, 2019 the Lake Lure Music Festival held its inaugural concert – AN EVENING OF EXTRAORDINARY MUSIC. Three world-renowned musicians captivated the Western NC audience: Violinist Chee-Yun Houston Symphony Principal Clarinetist Mark Nuccio  Award-winning pianist Scott Cuellar  The evening’s program also incorporates a narrative performance by Director Chris Dolman […]

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