Author: mlong@rutherfordton.net

Town Council Votes to Approve FY23 Budget in 3-1 Vote

The Town Council recently passed the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget in a 3-1 vote. While this new budget does raise the property tax rate  5 cents from $0.54 to $0.59 for the coming year, it continues to provide high-quality services and program expansion amid rising inflation and a tough labor market. The cost of providing … Continued

Ruff’ton Roots Returns for 2022 Growing Season

Longer days are upon us, which means that volunteers at Ruff’ton Roots are planting seeds for a bountiful harvest! This year is bringing new growth and more opportunities to serve and feed the community. We have expanded our footprint by adding additional garden plots and community gathering space, diversifying our nutritional offerings, and providing opportunities … Continued

A Reply to “What’s the deal with Mayfest”

Hello my name is Rick Segal, I am the current President of RTR, Rutherford Town Rising. I have lived in Rutherfordton for a little over 5 years. I have also been an RTR board member for almost 5 years. I am engaged in the community via multiple roles and organizations like the Rutherford Garden Club, … Continued

So- What’s the Deal With Mayfest?

As the slight smells of spring begin to creep around the town, it might bring back some memories of kettle corn and the beloved balloons of the Annual Mayfest celebration in Rutherfordton. Mayfest was created many years ago to be a street festival filled with arts and crafts for the community, hosted by Rutherford Town … Continued

RFD To Restore The Minted Original: Fire Engine No. 1

It’s obvious that a Town that’s founded in 1787 is going be rich in history, but who knew that we would have so many opportunities to restore that history for our use today? Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue is working to raise money to fully restore the Minted Original Fire Engine No. 1 to is original … Continued

It Hasn’t Passed Us By: Hwy 221-Bypass Coming to Rutherfordton

It about to get even easier to Maps yourself into Ruff’ton! After years- well more like decades- of planning, the much anticipated Hwy 221-Bypass project around Rutherfordton is about to begin. In a few short weeks, NCDOT will move forward with Wright Brothers Construction on a project that will bring transformative changes to our community. … Continued

Norris Public Library Welcomes Reagan Johnson

Norris Public Library is excited to announce a new addition to their team, Reagan Johnson. Mrs. Johnson will serve as the library’s Early Literacy and Youth Services Specialist, a position funded by a two-year IMPACT grant from the WNC Bridge Foundation to the Norris Library Foundation. A lifelong resident of Rutherford County and a graduate … Continued

How Did We Get Here?: Changes Coming to 217 N. Main St

In 1912, the Commercial Bank building was constructed as the cornerstone of Downtown Rutherfordton. This two story structure has been ingrained over the years as the heart of the Town’s historic district. Depending on your generation, names like the Commercial Bank, Rexall Drug, and Legal Grounds have been the story of 217 North Main St. … Continued

Award-winning Illustrator to Host Workshops through Norris Public Library

Donation from Meta supports the events and book donations to local school RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. – Thanks to a generous donation from Meta, formerly the Facebook company, to the Norris Public Library Foundation, local kids and families will have the opportunity to create their own works of art with award-winning illustrator R. Gregory Christie in a … Continued

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