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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.