The Town News


NC COVID-19 Updates 

September 23, 2020


Knowing when to dial up or down measures that slow the spread of the virus depends on North Carolina’s testing, tracing and trends. The data in the NC COVID-19 dashboard provides an overview on the metrics and capacities that the state is following.

The following graphs illustrate the NC lab confirmed COVID-19 cases, the number of completed tests, and those currently hospitalized.  For additional information and data about COVID-19 in Rutherford County, as well as state guidelines, please read more here...

As of 9/23/20 there have been(196,501) COVID-19 cases. There are currently (912) hospitalizations, and sadly there have been (3,316) deaths related to COVID-19.  






Rutherford County COVID-19 Updates 

September 23, 2020



There are now (1,159) total positive cases and (108) total active cases in our county. There are 31) individuals currently hospitalized for COVID-19 from our county.

We are saddened to report 2 additional deaths since we last reported on 9/21/20.  We express our condolences to these families.

There have been a total of (31) deaths related to COVID-19 in Rutherford County. We are holding the families of these individuals in our hearts.
There have been (38) total cases in Lake Lure's zip code. (This number went down by one as one person previously included in this total resided outside zip code 28746.)  There are currently (8) known active cases in the Lake Lure zip code (28746), which extends beyond the Town limits. let's get this number down to zero!

We must stay vigilant in social distancing, wearing facial coverings in public, and good hygiene and using protective measures to keep ourselves safe. We cannot lose focus of this serious situation, which is to stop the transmission of COVID-19 and to save lives.

Your Public Health team is dedicated and committed to keeping you safe and protecting the community.

For additional information about COVID-19 data in Rutherford County and NC read more here.... 

To access the Rutherford Count interactive dashboard shown below click here.

To contact the Foothills Health District Please call Rutherford Co. (828) 287-6100, McDowell (828) 652-6811, or visit the website at



County COVID-19 Deaths

September 23, 2020 


We are saddened to report (2) additional deaths in our County since our last report on 9/21/20.  Rutherford County has had (31) total deaths related to COVID-19.  

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost their loved ones to COVID-19.

We are so sorry for their loss and are holding each family in our hearts. 



Paving Schedule

September 25, 2020




The Town of Lake Lure will be paving the following roads in the coming weeks:

  • Remaining portions of Justice Drive
  • Sheridan Drive
  • Neighborly Drive
  • Sections of Washburn Road



Important Town Updates

August 22, 2020