Coming Soon to Rutherfordton: The Mint District

Posted on May 16, 2023

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...

Manager’s Recommended Budget for FY 24

Posted on April 19, 2023

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...

New Main Street Director Begins!

Posted on March 22, 2023

The Town of Rutherfordton is beyond excited to announce Rebecca Blanton as our Main Street Manager to serve as the Executive Director of the Rutherford Town Rising board of directors in the work of connecting and serving our businesses for a stronger economic outcome. Rebecca a Rutherfordton native with a heart for downtown brings a...

Clearing the Air about Property Revaluations: Tax Value x Tax Rate = Tax Bill

Posted on March 10, 2023

In North Carolina, the Tax Burden on property owners is comprised of two variables. The Tax value x The Tax Rate = Tax Bill. You most likely received a letter in the mail within the past week from Rutherford County, which included a Tax Revaluation notice. This news shook the county, as everyone saw a...

Rutherfordton & Rutherford Town Rising partner for to find the next Main Street Manager

Posted on February 15, 2023

Rutherfordton and Rutherford Town Rising are excited to announce the search for the Next Main Street Manager! Are you passionate about small businesses and the Town of Rutherfordton? When someone says let's go Downtown is your heart already there? Well, we have the perfect place for you to help Rutherfordton and our downtown business community...

Open Call for Resident Review of Draft 2023 Action Plan

Posted on February 3, 2023

We listened to our residents, visitors, and business owners through our recent Community Survey. This feedback, along with feedback from our Department Heads and Town Councilmembers, has helped us create the 2023 Action Plan. The plan, while still in draft format, is scheduled to be approved by the Town Council at their regularly scheduled meeting...

Fire Station #2 Breaks Ground

Posted on January 20, 2023

A day over a decade in the making as the Town of Rutherfordton and the Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue Dept broke ground on Fire Station #2 today. Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue Station 2 is now officially under construction at 1701 Baber Rd in Rutherfordton. The new 5,320 sqft building will feature 2 drive-through truck bays...

Town of Rutherfordton 2022: A Year in Review

Posted on December 21, 2022

As we begin to think about practicing writing down "2023" instead of 2022, we often think about the opportunities that come along with a new year. Opportunities for personal goals, personal improvement, new visions, and new objectives that we aim to do with a fresh start. Oftentimes, we focus so much on what could be and what is...

Request for Community Feedback: 2023 Action Plan

Posted on December 20, 2022

As we move further into the holiday season, we cannot be more grateful for what we, as a community, have been able to accomplish over the last two years. At the beginning of 2021, The Town of Rutherfordton published our 2021 Action Plan after surveying the community, our department heads, Mayor, and Council. This plan...
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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...
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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...
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