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  • The managers recommended budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017 and will be formally presented to the Rutherfordton Town Council on May 4, 2016 in accordance with North Carolina General Statues. However in keeping with our desire to have an informed public the managers recommended budget is available now for public review. 

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  • Mark your calendars now for the 2016 #‎FUNC Music Series! These great family friendly events feature local music,kids games, food, drinks & much more. If you are in interested musician, food truck operator, vendor or just want to help with the planning committee please contact Doug Barrick at Either way mark these dates to enjoy this fantisic music series! May 6th, June 3rd, July15th, August 5th, September 2nd, October 7th, ...Read More
  • As part of the Town-Wide Enhanced Recycling Program, all recyclable materials can now be co-mingled in your new blue cans . Nearly 80% of your trash can be recycled! For a list of items that can not be recycled, please click here. Please remember to have your recycling on the curb by 7:30AM on your pick up day!...Read More
  •  The Town of Rutherfordton and the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce are jumping in feet first to launch #RYP. Sharing a mutual interest in investing in the next generation of business leaders in the area, they are launching a new group: Rutherford Young Professionals.
    Join us at Barleys in Spindale for the next #RYP meeting  on Thursday, March 10th at 5:30pm. 

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  • Public Safety is the main reason that local governments exist and now Rutherfordton is recognized as one of the Safest in North Carolina. recently released the Top 50 safest cities in North Carolina List for 2015 and Rutherfordton received #40 honors. Rutherfordton also has the distinct honor to be the only Town on the list of 50 to not have any violent crimes...Read More
  • Phase I of the Purple Martin Greenway is now OPEN! This new 10 ft wide greenway trail is part of the Towns planned trail system. The Purple Martin when fully constructed will stretch from Kiwanis Park to Crestview Park & beyond to the Isothermal Rail Trail. Currently this trail afford a leisurely 2 mile walk when you begin at the Picnic Shelter at Crestview Park!

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  • The Rutherfordton Historic Main Street TRACK Trail is a 0.5 mile walk that takes visitors past historic landmarks and features dating back to the Revolutionary War. Walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers as the trail follows the Overmountain Victory Trail. Discover the history of the gold rush in North Carolina and see where the nations first $1 gold coin was minted at the Bechtler House. Take time to meander through the tree-shaded Kiwanis Park....Read More
  • The Town of Rutherfordton is pleased to announce that the Rutherfordton Fire Department has been awarded a $80,000 grant from the Timken Foundation of Canton. The grant will be used to fund new rescue tools for the fire department including new jaws of life, vehicle rescue tools and technical rope rescue equipment....Read More
  • The Town of Rutherfordton is pleased to present you, our customers, with this year’s Annual System Performance Report. This report is required by House Bill 1160, the Clean Water Act of 1999. The purpose of this report is to display the past year’s wastewater treatment performance. The following data includes average concentrations discharged into streams and any events of permit noncompliance. Follow the link below to view the full report. 

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  • North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin announced today that the Rutherfordton Fire District completed its routine inspection and received a 4 rating, effective Monday, February 1, 2016. Among other things, the routine inspections look for proper staffing levels, sufficient equipment, proper maintenance of equipment, communications capabilities and availability of a water source.

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  •      The Rutherfordton Police Department would like to express our sincere gratitude to Rutherfordton Food Lion employee Doris Walls for her attentive observations and positive actions. Her alertness today prevented a citizen from losing money due to a fraudulent hoax that is referred to by the FBI as “The Grandparent Scam”. This quick action and community support is one of the reasons Rutherfordton is one of North Carolinas Safest Cities!

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