Public Notice, Sale of Town Owned Properties – Bringing Families Home

Posted on August 31, 2023

The Town issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to seek innovative solutions to bring housing back to the Fairview Community. For-profit and non-profit developers were encouraged to submit proposals for 5 lots owned by the Town.. In addition, the Town encouraged interested for-profit and nonprofit parties to assess the site and propose its highest and...

Fairview Park Now Open!

Posted on August 4, 2023

Today community leaders joined the Fairview community to formally reopen 2nd St Park with a fresh new look and a new name! The new Fairview Park features a new basketball with lights, a new picnic shelter, a bathroom, a water fountain, swings, and a totally unique play feature.  The park project came as part of...

Applications Now Accepted for the 2023 Citizen’s Academy

Posted on July 6, 2023

The Rutherfordton Citizen’s Academy is a seven-week course designed to offer participants an educational and interactive experience on the workings of Town government.   The curriculum will cover current Town programs, services, and procedures, and offer an inside look at several departments.  Led by Town staff, each weekly session will take place at a different...
Fall Festival

Layout Changes Coming to Hilltop Fall Festival, Support Downtown Businesses

Posted on June 29, 2023

(Rutherfordton, NC) – The Town of Rutherfordton is eager to announce new layout changes coming to Hilltop Fall Festival in 2023. This year, the Town of Rutherfordton will place all vendor booths along the double yellow line in the middle of Main Street, leaving large convenient walkways between vendor booths and business storefronts. This layout...

Town to Celebrate Independence Day, Fireworks on June 30th

Posted on June 20, 2023

Grab your blankets, chairs, and friends and head to Kiwanis Park on Friday, June 30th for a family fun fireworks display. Ol' 74 Jazz, a 16-piece brass jazz band, will play from 8 pm to 9 pm with Fireworks to follow a selection of wonderful patriotic songs. You will want to be looking north over...

Town Seeks RFQ’s for Design Services for Norris Recreation Complex

Posted on June 13, 2023

The Town of Rutherfordton is requesting qualifications statements from qualified engineering or architectural firms for engineering and design services to provide professional services for the successful completion of the approved Master Plan for the Norris Recreation Complex Phase 1. The Town is a recipient of a Parks & Recreation Trust Fund Grant and this project...

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...
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...
RAISE grant

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...
until its done celebration

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...
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