Tobacco Free

Rutherfordton Looking to Clear the Air with a Smoke & Tobacco Free Ordinance and seeks Public Feedback

Posted on May 13, 2021

The Town of Rutherfordton recognizes that smoking and tobacco are health, safety, and environmental hazards for citizens, employees, and visitors. Rutherfordton recognizes its obligation to promote a healthy environment, free from unwanted smoke and tobacco usage for everyone within its facilities and on its grounds. By considering adopting a 100% smoke and tobacco-free ordinance, the...

Norris Library Centennial 50/50 Raffle

Posted on May 5, 2021

Buy tickets to help raise money for the library and for your chance to win! Join us for an opportunity to help us raise money for the Norris Public Library. The more you share this 50/50 lottery, the more we raise. The more we raise, the more you can win, so, SHARE SHARE SHARE! Help...
Action Plan

Town Council Approves 2021 Action Plan

Posted on March 4, 2021

Action Plan Overview Every two years, the Town works to establish an Action Plan, which is a list of four to five goals that prioritize the input from the Town Council, Town Department Directors, and the community. These goals are highly impactful for the community, but on a scale that are obtainable over a 12-...
Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Park Grand Opening; a Community Collaboration with Wide-ranging Impact on Quality of Life in Downtown Rutherfordton.

Posted on February 26, 2021

The newly-constructed Kiwanis Park in Rutherfordton gives residents and visitors a family-friendly recreation space that includes a customized, state-of-the-art adventure playground, walking paths, a dog park, and more. Feb. 25, 2021 - RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. - Today, the town of Rutherfordton celebrated the opening of the newly-constructed Kiwanis Park on 5.7 acres of open space in...

Purple Martin Greenway: 2015 Town Council Recreation Vision Finally Completed

Posted on February 25, 2021

In 2015, the Town Council set out to take a unique vision to craft a new era in recreational offerings for all ages in our community and make it into reality! This goal was to connect Crestview Park in the Southern end of Town to Kiwanis Park in the Northern End of Town. This plan...
Natural Hazard Mitigation

Town Launches Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Posted on February 8, 2021

The Town of Rutherfordton is committed to preparing you for any possible situation. All the Town departments joined together to create a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan to help the community to prepare for natural hazards and how to ultimately prevent or reduce the risk of serious injury or death in the event of one. Our...

Rutherfordton Local Government Fellow: Making an Impact

Posted on February 5, 2021

Lead for North Carolina program aims to strengthen NC’s local governments by creating future public sector leaders and transforming communities. We cannot agree more with this mission. Our fellow Magnolia Long has helped our team in many areas and brought on capacity in a time when we needed it the most. She has helped tackle...
Norris Square

Help the Norris Library Celebrate 100 Years with some great local art!

Posted on January 26, 2021

Attention artists! Design a bookmark to help Norris Public Library celebrate its 100th year of service and you could win a $25 gift card! Winning designs will be selected from three age groups: Children 12 and under, teens 13-17, and adults 18 and up. Submit your original 2”x7” design via email to or in...

New Ordinance: Commercial Building Maintenance Code

Posted on January 25, 2021

A new Commercial Building Maintenance Code was approved by Town Council on January 6th after a public hearing. The purpose of this code is to set standards for commercial buildings within the corporate limits of Rutherfordton, because all current standards within our code of ordinances only address residential structures. The Town was able to craft...

Rutherfordton Drafts New Development Ordinance

Posted on January 20, 2021

Rutherfordton Development Ordinance (RDO) In 2020 the Town Council in partnership with the Planning Board set out to totally revamp the Town's current UDO to align more with the Town's Master Plan and the new North Carolina General Statutes. Moreover, this new Rutherfordton Development Ordinance “RDO” is a proactive statement of the Town's vision for...
Virtual Library

Curbside, Browsing by Appointment Now at Norris Public Library

Posted on January 11, 2021

To help our community safely access library materials and services, Norris Library is now offering Curbside Service and Browsing by Appointment. Curbside Service allows library users to check out materials and even pick up prints without entering the library building. You can request books online or by phone, and call the library when you’re on...

Rutherfordton’s “The Whole” Project Featured in Greensboro News Story

Posted on December 21, 2020

At the beginning of September 2020, the Town of Rutherfordton received a Public Design Assistance opportunity through the UNCG School of Design. The North Carolina Main Street & Rural Planning Center in partnership with UNCG Main Street Fellows created a new service with the intent to offer assistance during the Pandemic to assist designated Main...
Year in Review

Year in Review: 2020

Posted on December 18, 2020

This morning's episode of Brewtiful Morning's with Mayor Dancy was special. Our entire leadership team got together and discussed their departments biggest accomplishments over the last year. In this post, find the Facebook Live video & the slides for each department! Please fill out our community survey for our 2021 Action Plan!    
BNC Feature

Rutherfordton Featured in Business North Carolina Magazine

Posted on December 8, 2020

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American dream and the local economy. Rutherfordton has provided a great opportunity for those looking to blaze their own trail for over 200 years. Recently Business North Carolina Magazine took an in-depth look into the golden appeal of our community. We all know names like Yellow Sun Brewery,...
Community Survey

Call for Community Feedback: Answer Survey for 2021 Action Plan

Posted on December 3, 2020

We need your help! The Town of Rutherfordton is seeking community input as we prepare for our 2021 Action Plan. Think of this process as our collective set of new years resolutions and goals as a community. Our success comes from the ability to set visions and goals as a community, then work together throughout...

Rutherfordton Police Department is Hiring!

Posted on November 30, 2020

Now is your chance to Join an amazing team, so don’t let this opportunity pass you by! The Rutherfordton Police Department is currently seeking candidates for the position of police officer. Minimum requirements include High School Diploma, a valid North Carolina driver’s license, and North Carolina BLET certification required. Candidates must pass a stringent background...
Drive thru Santa

Santa is Coming to Rutherfordton!

Posted on November 30, 2020

Santa, along with a few elves, will be making a stop in Rutherfordton before the final Christmas rush! Come drive thru to see Santa and mail your letters to Santa in Downtown Rutherfordton on Saturday, December 5th from 2 pm until 5 pm.  This event will be socially distanced in efforts to reduce any COVID-19 exposure...
Count on Me NC

Town of Rutherfordton Takes Count on Me NC Pledge

Posted on November 25, 2020

As the holidays draw near, the Town of Rutherfordton wants to reduce any possible risk of COVID-19 in town buildings. The Town has taken the Count on Me NC Pledge, and went through extensive training on how to keep the public and our Town employees safe within our buildings. Count On Me NC is a...
Happy Thanksgiving

We’re Thankful for YOU, and Town Updates for Thanksgiving

Posted on November 23, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! As we finally approach Thanksgiving, the Town of Rutherfordton wanted to spread a heartfelt message of gratitude to all of its citizens (and those nearby). 2020 has been an incredibly rough year as we have had to deal with many unforeseen circumstances. This Thanksgiving serves us time and the opportunity to slow down...

Place an Order for Contactless Curbside Pickup at Norris Library

Posted on November 19, 2020

Are you looking for specific books or audio/visuals? Would you like books similar to other authors that you have enjoyed or from genres that you enjoy reading? We will be more than happy to gather up the items that you need! You may request items on the NC Cardinal website, email us at or give...
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