Category: Town News

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

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

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

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