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The RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.287.6013 or email Taylor at Taylor.Hardin@rutherfordcountync.gov if you have any questions or to make an appointment. Click here to view our dedicated page & to stay informed throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

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Spindale, NC

In Spindale, history is preserved in the small-town charm of the eclectic shops and restaurants that line Main Street and the brick buildings that have stood strong for generations. A hub of mills and factories in the 1900s, Spindale’s name was appropriately chosen for its well-known role in the textile industry. Today, it is known to many as home to WNCW 88.7FM radio, the most-listened-to public radio station in Western North Carolina. The station is part of Spindale’s Isothermal Community College, where you will find The Foundation Performing Arts & Conference Center, the crown jewel of Spindale’s music and arts attractions. Explore the length of the town on the 7.35-mile Thermal Belt Rail Trail. Originally the textile railroad line, it’s now a symbol of our town’s past and the healthy physical future of the community.

Spindale is often referred to by locals as Restaurant Row due to the many food establishments
located in the downtown area. Experience a number of options including BBQ, Japanese, American, pizza,
and bistro selections. During the day the downtown is bustling with shoppers, musical jam sessions at B Sharp,
and travelers riding the Cherry Bounce Trail driving tour. At night it comes alive with live music and local athletic
events held at the Spindale Recreation Center.

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Thermal Belt Rail Trail

This converted rail line is now a trail connecting the towns of Rutherfordton and Spindale – and very soon Forest City. You can bike, walk, or run the... Find out more

B Sharp Music Store

The Foundation of Performing Arts