The Town News


by Culture Trip

North Carolina’s lakes have a solid reputation of being clean and surrounded by beauty, since many butt up against protected lands, such as national forests and state parks. Plus, the state has so many great recreational areas that a North Carolina lake vacation can easily incorporate amazing hiking, whitewater rafting and waterfall hunting. Lake Lure was featured as one of 10 of North Carolina’s best lakes.  

Lake Lure may be the most popular lake in the state thanks to its Hollywood credits. Viewable from Chimney Rock, Lake Lure’s biggest claim to fame is its role in Dirty Dancing, and the community holds an annual festival to celebrate this iconic movie, which includes, of course, a competition to see who can recreate the water lift scene best.

  Photo by Matthew Blouire


COVID-19 Update

May 3, 2021
Rutherford County has had (7,243) Total Positive COVID-19 Cases as of this date. The Percent Positivity Rate has crept up to 6.3% (the average over the past 14 days). Sadly, there have been (206) Total Deaths related to COVID-19 in our County. We lift up the families and friends of these individuals. The total number of people fully vaccinated in the County is now 15,826 (23.6%) to date.
There have been (175) Total Positive COVID-19 Cases in the Lake Lure zip code (28746). Sadly there have been 4 deaths. We continue to hold the families of these individuals in our hearts.
In NC there have been (974,319) COVID-19 cases as of 5/3/21. Hospitalizations are now at (1,007). Sadly, there have been (12,691) deaths related to COVID-19. We are so sorry for the loss these families and friends have experienced. The Percent Positivity Rate for NC is now at 6.0%. The percent of the adult population that is fully vaccinated in the NC is now 41/7%.
Please continue to practice public health measures by wearing masks in public, washing hands frequently, and practicing social distancing to slow the spread of the virus. Thank you!







Come enjoy all the beautiful sites in Lake Lure this spring. Visit our Parks and Trails Page for additional information on things to do in Lake Lure, NC.
Please share your photos by sending them to We will look for opportunities to showcase them. Special thanks to Rebecca wright for sharing this beautiful sunset photo.


Easing Statewide Restrictions in NC



Governor Cooper announced Executive Order 209 Easing Statewide Restrictions.  Executive Order 209 will take effect this Friday, April 30th, 2021 at 5:00pm and remain in effect through June 1st, 2021 at 5:00pm.

Here are some of the key points:

  • Under the new Executive Order, masks will still be required indoors but are no longer mandated outdoors. Masks are still strongly recommended outdoors by NC DHHS in crowded areas and higher risk settings where social distancing is difficult.
  • Executive Order No. 209 will also increase mass gathering capacity limits. The number of people who may gather indoors will increase from 50 to 100 and the number of people who may gather outdoors will increase from 100 to 200.
  • Occupancy limits currently in place will remain the same.  



AmeriCorps Project Conserve is hiring!

April 30, 2021