Applications Now Accepted for the 2023 Citizen’s Academy

The Rutherfordton Citizen’s Academy is a seven-week course designed to offer participants an educational and interactive experience on the workings of Town government.   The curriculum will cover current Town programs, services, and procedures, and offer an inside look at several departments.  Led by Town staff, each weekly session will take place at a different … Continued

Layout Changes Coming to Hilltop Fall Festival, Support Downtown Businesses

(Rutherfordton, NC) – The Town of Rutherfordton is eager to announce new layout changes coming to Hilltop Fall Festival in 2023. This year, the Town of Rutherfordton will place all vendor booths along the double yellow line in the middle of Main Street, leaving large convenient walkways between vendor booths and business storefronts. This layout … Continued

Town to Celebrate Independence Day, Fireworks on June 30th

Grab your blankets, chairs, and friends and head to Kiwanis Park on Friday, June 30th for a family fun fireworks display. Ol’ 74 Jazz, a 16-piece brass jazz band, will play from 8 pm to 9 pm with Fireworks to follow a selection of wonderful patriotic songs. You will want to be looking north over … Continued

Coming Soon to Rutherfordton: The Mint District

On May 3rd, 2023, the Rutherfordton Town Council approved Ordinance 20-23 creating the social district in Downtown Rutherfordton. The North Carolina General Assembly passed Session Law 2021-150 in 2021 allowing cities to create “Social Districts” where individuals over 21 can buy an alcoholic beverage from licensed establishments (i.e. bars, breweries, restaurants) and consume to-go drinks … Continued

Manager’s Recommended Budget for FY 24

As Rutherford County navigates a year where all properties have been reassessed with a new value, the Town is in the process of placing our reassesses priorities into a budget for the coming year. Earlier this year with the help of the citizens, town leaders, and Rutherfordton Town Council, the 2023 Action Plan was formulated … Continued

Open Call for Resident Review of Draft 2023 Action Plan

We listened to our residents, visitors, and business owners through our recent Community Survey. This feedback, along with feedback from our Department Heads and Town Councilmembers, has helped us create the 2023 Action Plan. The plan, while still in draft format, is scheduled to be approved by the Town Council at their regularly scheduled meeting … Continued

Town of Rutherfordton 2022: A Year in Review

As we begin to think about practicing writing down “2023” instead of 2022, we often think about the opportunities that come along with a new year. Opportunities for personal goals, personal improvement, new visions, and new objectives that we aim to do with a fresh start. Oftentimes, we focus so much on what could be and what is … Continued

Request for Community Feedback: 2023 Action Plan

As we move further into the holiday season, we cannot be more grateful for what we, as a community, have been able to accomplish over the last two years. At the beginning of 2021, The Town of Rutherfordton published our 2021 Action Plan after surveying the community, our department heads, Mayor, and Council. This plan … Continued

Spindale-Rutherfordton Christmas Parade To Return December 3rd, 2022

(Rutherfordton, NC) – The Town of Spindale and Town of Rutherfordton are pleased to announce the return of the annual Spindale-Rutherfordton Christmas Parade! This annual parade will return on the first Saturday in December, marching down Spindale at 3:30 pm and through Rutherfordton at 5:00 pm. The Town of Rutherfordton invites all parade participants and … Continued

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