The Town Manager Releases Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2023

The managers recommended budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2022, was formally presented to the Rutherfordton Town Council on May 4, 2022, following North Carolina General Statutes. However, in keeping with our desire to have an informed public, the manager’s recommended budget is available now for public review. … Continued

Secure your spot now for the 2022 Hilltop Fall Festival

The Hilltop Fall Festival is one of the longest-running events in Western NC and is held on the first Saturday of October in downtown Rutherfordton. It is our favorite way to usher in fall and one of the most popular festivals of the season. A true family favorite, and now is your time to secure … Continued

Election Season Reminders from the Town

In the heart of this election season, we would like to take the time to reassure you that the Town of Rutherfordton is a non-partisan organization, and our elected leadership are not affiliated with any parties on the ballot, rather are elected by their platform to serve. It is also important to reiterate that while … Continued

Town to Host Free Drive- Thru COVID Vaccine Clinic

The Community Health Council of Rutherford County in partnership with the Town of Rutherfordton will be hosting a free drive-through COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. The FEMA Mobile Vaccination Team will be administering the shots at the Rutherfordton Public Works Facility (230. North Cleghorn St)  as a drive-thru-style event. Participants will be able to stay in the … Continued

2021 Rutherfordton Citizens Academy Registration Now Open

Sign up now for 2021 Rutherfordton Citizens Academy! Town residents who are interested in increasing their knowledge about local government operations can apply now at   The start date is September 16, 2021, with classes meeting on Thursdays for the following six weeks. For further information about the Citizens Academy, contact Doug Barrick at … Continued

Town Resident Dick Craft awarded the I caught you caring award

Long-time educator and citizen of Rutherfordton Dick Craft was awarded the first “I Caught You Caring” award by Mayor Dancy during the June 2, 2021, Town Council Meeting. Mr. Craft has been a long-time advocate of youth sports, the Norris Library, and his community. Over the past year, you could have found Mr. Craft over … Continued

Town Council to host a Public Hearing on the upcoming recommended Budget

The Town’s operating budget represents more than the allocation of funds to the Town’s operations, it sets the tone for the goals, visions, and priorities of our community. This budget outlines the proactive ways the Town Council is working to improve our community by aligning priorities of the 2021 Action Plan to the funding resources … Continued

Public Works to Host Summer Intern- Apply Today!

The Rutherfordton Public Works Dept is seeking motived young students who are interested in public service or just gaining hands-on experience with all of the fields required in the delivery of Public Works. This summer job will consist of experience in construction, landscaping, mowing, utility maintenance, facility maintenance, and many other tasks to give you … Continued

Rutherfordton Launches new Online Rental Reservations Portal!

The Town has made the process of your next function, party, or event in Rutherfordton just a bit easier! We are pleased to announce the launch of a new reservation portal on our website. By transitioning to this platform we are able to better serve the community by placing almost all of our offerings in … Continued

Rutherfordton Looking to Clear the Air with a Smoke & Tobacco Free Ordinance and seeks Public Feedback

The Town of Rutherfordton recognizes that smoking and tobacco are health, safety, and environmental hazards for citizens, employees, and visitors. Rutherfordton recognizes its obligation to promote a healthy environment, free from unwanted smoke and tobacco usage for everyone within its facilities and on its grounds. By considering adopting a 100% smoke and tobacco-free ordinance, the … Continued

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