Category: Town News

Green Street to Close for Construction : Monday Jan 22, 2024

The Town of Rutherfordton has been notified by NCDOT and Wright Brothers Construction that beginning Monday, January 22, 2024, Green Street will be Closed between N. Cleghorn Street and Allen Street. Local traffic for those residents living along Green St will have access to their homes however all other traffic is asked to detour around … Continued

Town welcomes Jordan Jones as the new Community Services Director

One of the Town of Rutherfordton’s most visible director positions has been filled just in time for the new hire to hit the ground running at the start of 2024. Jordan Jones has accepted the position with the Town as the Community Services Director and he started his role on Monday, December 18th. As the … Continued

Public Notice, Sale of Town Owned Properties – Bringing Families Home

The Town issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to seek innovative solutions to bring housing back to the Fairview Community. For-profit and non-profit developers were encouraged to submit proposals for 5 lots owned by the Town.. In addition, the Town encouraged interested for-profit and nonprofit parties to assess the site and propose its highest and … Continued

Fairview Park Now Open!

Today community leaders joined the Fairview community to formally reopen 2nd St Park with a fresh new look and a new name! The new Fairview Park features a new basketball with lights, a new picnic shelter, a bathroom, a water fountain, swings, and a totally unique play feature.  The park project came as part of … Continued

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

Town Seeks RFQ’s for Design Services for Norris Recreation Complex

The Town of Rutherfordton is requesting qualifications statements from qualified engineering or architectural firms for engineering and design services to provide professional services for the successful completion of the approved Master Plan for the Norris Recreation Complex Phase 1. The Town is a recipient of a Parks & Recreation Trust Fund Grant and this project … 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

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