Author: mlong@rutherfordton.net

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

Rutherfordton, Spindale, NCDOT Awarded $20.4 Million Federal RAISE Grant

Rutherfordton and Spindale will directly benefit from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, as the Partners Project was recently approved for federal funding. This project, funded by a RAISE grant (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity), is designed to transform the Charlotte Road, Rutherfordton, and Main Street Spindale corridor into a “complete street.” The funding, … Continued

New Recreation Opportunities Coming to Rutherfordton Through Independent Contract Instructor Handbook

The Town of Rutherfordton is proud to announce new possibilities for recreation for our citizens through the Independent Contract Instructor Handbook! This new opportunity opens up our facilities and reservation software beyond just facility reservations- we are adding instructor-led classes! We hope to maintain a robust offering of activities, services, and resources that fosters a … Continued

Just Announced: Until It’s Done Celebration on September 9th, 2022

Join the Town of Rutherfordton in the first Until It’s Done Celebration to raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis through a Community Wellness Fair, Duck Dash Derby, and Movies in the Park. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited life-threatening disorder that causes the mucus in the body to be thicker, which ultimately damages the lungs and digestive … Continued

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

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