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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....
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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...
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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...
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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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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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2021 Rutherfordton Citizens Academy Registration Now Open

Posted on August 20, 2021

Sign up now for 2021 Rutherfordton Citizens Academy! Town residents who are interested in increasing their knowledge about local government operations can apply now at https://forms.gle/5ZUSznqpzAqAKKa97   The start date is September 16, 2021, with classes meeting on Thursdays for the following six weeks. For further information about the Citizens Academy, contact Doug Barrick at...
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CANCELLED: Hilltop Fall Fest, Soapbox Derby, PMG 7K Returns to Rutherfordton in October 2021

Posted on July 30, 2021

*Due to the current conditions of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Town Council unanimously voted to cancelled all Town Sponsored & Town Affiliated events until further notice.* Hilltop Fall Fest Returns The Town of Rutherfordton is excited to announce the return of the Hilltop Fall Fest in 2021! While we are still closely monitoring the spread of...

Town Departments Change to New Monthly Reporting Dashboard

Posted on July 12, 2021

As stated in the 2021 Action Plan, the Town of Rutherfordton strives to maintain transparent communication with the public to remain accountable and efficient in our operations. In efforts to accomplish this goal, we have officially updated our monthly reporting format to include more measures of success within each department, as well as tracking to...
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Wi-Fi Hotspots Available for Checkout

Posted on June 15, 2021

Thanks to the State Library of North Carolina, all the public libraries in Rutherford County, including Norris Public Library, now have portable Wi-Fi Hotspots available for check out! A library card is all you need to borrow one for 2 weeks. Limited number available for a limiited time! Questions? Call us at 828-287-3520 x3.  ...
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Town Resident Dick Craft awarded the I caught you caring award

Posted on June 3, 2021

Long-time educator and citizen of Rutherfordton Dick Craft was awarded the first “I Caught You Caring” award by Mayor Dancy during the June 2, 2021, Town Council Meeting. Mr. Craft has been a long-time advocate of youth sports, the Norris Library, and his community. Over the past year, you could have found Mr. Craft over...
FY 22 Budget

Town Council to host a Public Hearing on the upcoming recommended Budget

Posted on May 28, 2021

The Town's operating budget represents more than the allocation of funds to the Town’s operations, it sets the tone for the goals, visions, and priorities of our community. This budget outlines the proactive ways the Town Council is working to improve our community by aligning priorities of the 2021 Action Plan to the funding resources...
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