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Chimney Rock Precinct Democrats organize

Chimney Rock Precinct Democrats organize

LAKE LURE — Members of the Chimney Rock Precinct Democratic Party met Monday night at the precinct polling location, the Mountains Branch Library, to elect officers and delegates. Esther Lusk, appointed Acting Chair by Rutherford County Democratic Chair Allison Garren, convened the meeting. Acting Secretary Ken Jordan presented a message to those assembled. Officers elected were Chair, […]

Dirty Dancing Festival kicks off with a roar!

Dirty Dancing Festival kicks off with a roar!

LAKE LURE- The 5th annual Dirty Dancing Festival kicked off in Lake Lure Friday night with the free outdoor showing of the movie in the Meadows. Hundreds of people where set up with their chairs and picnic supplies as early as 4 p.m. for the 8:30 p.m. movie. Families, groups of friends and dancing devotees […]

Rumbling Bald’s Lundy named Tourism board chair

Rumbling Bald’s Lundy named Tourism board chair

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N. C. – The county commissioners approved Richard Lundy as the Tourism Development Authority’s (TDA) board chair at their meeting last night. Controversy over the recommendations, meeting notifications, and transparency over the board and the TDA’s  actions postponed the appointment from the July 2015 meeting. In the interval between meetings, both county commissioner […]

Cycle North Carolina in Lake Lure this weekend

Cycle North Carolina in Lake Lure this weekend

LAKE LURE- Cycle North Carolina comes to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village with check-in beginning today at 5 p.m. This is an annual event that brings around 500 people to the area. It is comprised of cyclists, their families and their support personnel. Morse Park in Lake Lure is their base camp. The Chamber […]

Queen’s Gap Phase 3 Lot #299 pivotal to sale of county properties

Queen’s Gap Phase 3 Lot #299 pivotal to sale of county properties

RUTHERFORDTON- The recent approval of a contract to sell 100 lots at Queen’s Gap owned by the county for $350,000 has several conditions attached to it. Piper Investments LLC registered in the state of Georgia has made the offer to purchase based on the foreclosure by the county of lots #277 (Kevin Shanahan), and #284 […]

HB 493 (Lake Lure deannexation) on Senate calender for Tuesday

HB 493 (Lake Lure deannexation) on Senate calender for Tuesday

RALEIGH- The bill to hold a special election to put a deannexation/ referendum concerning the Mystic Waters property on the ballot in Lake Lure for November 2015 will be voted on by the N.C. Senate tomorrow. HB 493 reads : An Act to remove certain described property from the corporate limits of the town of […]

Lake Lure Town Council to receive budget

The regular meeting of the Lake Lure town council will be Tuesday, June 9, 2015 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Lake Lure Municipal Center. Town manager Chris Braund will present the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 town budget and message for council. The public hearing will follow regarding concerns and questions about the proposed budget. Council will consider budget […]

Record visitor spending in North Carolina highlights tourism week

Record visitor spending in North Carolina highlights tourism week

Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory announced last week that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2014 with a total of $21.3 billion,  a 5.4 percent increase over 2013. Additionally, tourism industry supported employment topped 200,000 jobs for the first time. “Nearly 50 million people from across the United States visited North Carolina last […]

Lake Lure, Chimney Rock could lose with new tax plan

LAKE LURE — A new tax distribution plan is aimed at redistributing sales taxes from urban counties to more rural ones, like those in western North Carolina. But, some parts of Rutherford County would be hit hard under the new plan. The bill’s primary sponsor is Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown, R-Onslow and is co-sponsored […]

What’s Happening In Rutherford County March 10-14, 2014

What’s Happening In Rutherford County  March 10-14, 2014

What’s Happening In Rutherford County March 10-14, 2014   Reminder: All this week and next!! Sweet Frog in Forest City is offering $4 Froyo, 12ou. cups.   Tuesday, March 10   Run Against Addiction Community Prayer; 6:00pm, Downtown Forest City Water Fountain.   Gold Wing Road Riders Association with leader James Brabb. Ryan’s Steak House, […]

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