Christmas Parade

Spindale-Rutherfordton Christmas Parade To Return December 3rd, 2022

Posted on November 2, 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...
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Rutherfordton, Spindale, NCDOT Awarded $20.4 Million Federal RAISE Grant

Posted on August 17, 2022

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,...

New Recreation Opportunities Coming to Rutherfordton Through Independent Contract Instructor Handbook

Posted on August 15, 2022

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...
BNR Analysis

Bowen National Research to Present Housing Analysis to Rutherfordton Community, Town Leaders, and Housing Stakeholders

Posted on August 3, 2022

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. --- Please join the Town of Rutherfordton, Town Council, Redevelopment Commission, and Planning Board at the Housing Analysis Presentation on August 17th from 6-8pm at the First United Methodist Church at 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton. This presentation will be in the Family & Life building and an option for free childcare will...
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Just Announced: Until It’s Done Celebration on September 9th, 2022

Posted on July 26, 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...

Town Council Votes to Approve FY23 Budget in 3-1 Vote

Posted on June 15, 2022

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...

The Town Manager Releases Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2023

Posted on May 5, 2022

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....
Fall Festival

Secure your spot now for the 2022 Hilltop Fall Festival

Posted on May 5, 2022

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...

Election Season Reminders from the Town

Posted on May 2, 2022

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...
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Town Staff Secures more than $2.2 Million in Grant Funding in FY22, and There’s More to Come

Posted on April 20, 2022

Next week, the Town will release the Town Manager's Recommended Budget for the upcoming fiscal year. This spending plan, which would begin on July 1, 2022, represents the Town's commitment to major projects and a commitment to providing high-quality customer service to our community. The general operating budget consists of funding to support services provided...

Ruff’ton Roots Returns for 2022 Growing Season

Posted on March 16, 2022

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...

A Reply to “What’s the deal with Mayfest”

Posted on February 25, 2022

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,...

So- What’s the Deal With Mayfest?

Posted on February 16, 2022

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...
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RFD To Restore The Minted Original: Fire Engine No. 1

Posted on February 16, 2022

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...
hwy 221

It Hasn’t Passed Us By: Hwy 221-Bypass Coming to Rutherfordton

Posted on January 19, 2022

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....
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Norris Public Library Welcomes Reagan Johnson

Posted on January 19, 2022

Norris Public Library is excited to announce a new addition to their team, Reagan Johnson. Mrs. Johnson will serve as the library’s Early Literacy and Youth Services Specialist, a position funded by a two-year IMPACT grant from the WNC Bridge Foundation to the Norris Library Foundation. A lifelong resident of Rutherford County and a graduate...
217 N. Main St

How Did We Get Here?: Changes Coming to 217 N. Main St

Posted on January 14, 2022

In 1912, the Commercial Bank building was constructed as the cornerstone of Downtown Rutherfordton. This two story structure has been ingrained over the years as the heart of the Town’s historic district. Depending on your generation, names like the Commercial Bank, Rexall Drug, and Legal Grounds have been the story of 217 North Main St....
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Award-winning Illustrator to Host Workshops through Norris Public Library

Posted on November 2, 2021

Donation from Meta supports the events and book donations to local school RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. – Thanks to a generous donation from Meta, formerly the Facebook company, to the Norris Public Library Foundation, local kids and families will have the opportunity to create their own works of art with award-winning illustrator R. Gregory Christie in a...
DE AF Grant

Rutherford Town Rising Awarded $25,000 for Angel Fund Program

Posted on September 29, 2021

Duke Energy has announced grants to 30 communities in North Carolina, and Rutherford Town Rising is one of the organizations receiving a $25,000 grant.  The funds will be used for their Angel Fund program, which was established in 2020 to provide critical assistance to Rutherfordton businesses that had been hit hard by the effects of...
Covid Clinic

Town to Host Free Drive- Thru COVID Vaccine Clinic

Posted on September 23, 2021

The Community Health Council of Rutherford County in partnership with the Town of Rutherfordton will be hosting a free drive-through COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. The FEMA Mobile Vaccination Team will be administering the shots at the Rutherfordton Public Works Facility (230. North Cleghorn St)  as a drive-thru-style event. Participants will be able to stay in the...
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