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...
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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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Shop with a Cop Application Deadline Approaching December 1st

Posted on November 19, 2020

The Shop with a Cop Application deadline is approaching fast! The Rutherfordton Police Department offers an annual opportunity to work with families in our community, especially those with underprivileged children who may not have the same opportunities as others their age. With Shop with a Cop, RPD Officers take kids Christmas shopping with money they...
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Rutherfordton Stickers come to Social Media

Posted on November 17, 2020

Looking for another way to show your love for Rutherfordton? Whether you live here, you're visiting, or you're homesick, Rutherfordton Stickers are available for use on social media! By simply searching "Rutherfordton," you'll have access to all of our branded gif stickers! To learn how to add gif stickers to your Instagram story, visit this...
Kiwanis Park Update 11/16

Kiwanis Park Update 11/16

Posted on November 16, 2020

Each time we drive by Kiwanis Park, we get more and more excited for the park to be finally completed. We are so proud to announce that we met our goal of connecting Crestview Park to Kiwanis Park with the recent completion of the Purple Martin Greenway. It is officially paved the entire way! Other exciting...
Veterans Day

Town Offices Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

Posted on November 9, 2020

Town administrative offices & the Norris Library will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Recycling collection schedules will be shift one day during the holiday week. We encourage you to take time to thank the Veterans of our community for their selfless service to our country. Flags are available...

Small Businesses may qualify for funding through Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program

Posted on November 4, 2020

If your organization has experienced extraordinary business disruption and not been able to open due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the new Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program may be able to offer assistance with some of your fixed costs. To qualify to receive these relief funds, your organization must meet certain eligibility criteria. We...
Tropical Storm Zeta Cleanup

Public Works Diligently Cleaning Post-Hurricane Debris

Posted on October 30, 2020

Yesterday, the Town of Rutherfordton and surrounding communities were severely affected by Tropical Storm Zeta. With more than 100 emergency calls over a two hour period, all town departments worked incredibly hard to help their service districts. Unfortunately, about 17,000 residents of Rutherford County remain without power, and fallen trees and powerlines are still blocking...

Personalized Engraved Bricks Still Available at Kiwanis Park

Posted on October 27, 2020

There's still time to order personalized engraved bricks to be placed Kiwanis Park!  These bricks are perfect to be purchased in honor or in memory of someone. All of the proceeds will go towards future improvements at Kiwanis Park or improvements along the Purple Martin Greenway. Follow this link for more information and to order...
Kiwanis Park update 10/20

Kiwanis Park Update 10/20

Posted on October 20, 2020

Here's another Kiwanis Park aerial update! There's only a few weeks left before it's Grand Opening, and we cannot be more excited. Go by and check it out on the corner of Main Street and Green Street! #1Town1Team
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Rutherfordton Launches New Digital Government Service Center

Posted on October 15, 2020

RUTHERFORDTON, NC – The Town of Rutherfordton has completed a new digital government service center and will launch a new website on Friday morning. The new website will improve access to services and information to the community, as well as empower those looking to connect with their local government. The new site greatly improves the Town’s...

Mayor Dancy to Serve on the State Wide Legislative Policy Committee

Posted on October 15, 2020

RUTHERFORDTON, NC – Mayor Jimmy Dancy is helping to shape the policy positions and key issues for cities and towns across North Carolina. Mayor Dancy has been selected as an appointed member of the 2020-2021 North Carolina League of Municipalities Legislative Policy Committee. For years, the League has followed an inclusive, member-driven process to form...
Kiwanis Park Progress 9/28

Kiwanis Park Progress Update 9/28/20

Posted on September 28, 2020

As October quickly approaches, we are so excited to share the progress of Kiwanis Park. While we are unable to meet our original deadline of the beginning of October due to the construction delays caused by the Covid shutdowns, we are pleased with the hard work being placed into the park by our contractor and...
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Extended Hours of Norris Public Library!

Posted on September 25, 2020

We're extending our hours! Starting 11/7, you can visit the library the first and third Saturdays of the month from 10am to noon!

Welcome to Your New Digital Town Hall!

Posted on July 25, 2019

Welcome to your digital Town Hall! This site is a continual work in progress in an effort to ensure we are listening to feedback from users just like yourself.  The Town is working under the principles of the U.S. Digital Services Playbook,  as such, we’ve launched this test site so we can build openly, iteratively,...

Rutherfordton Named 2016 Outstanding Small Town At The N.C. Rural Center Rural Assembly

Posted on September 26, 2016

In recognition of their commitment to innovative economic development efforts, their dedication to making Rutherfordton a great small town and their work to market and promote their town, Rutherfordton has been named the 2016 Outstanding Small Town. The award was presented during a ceremony at the N.C. Rural Center’s Rural Assembly on Sept. 26th in...
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