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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...
Rutherfordton Citizens Academy

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   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...
fall fest

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...
Wi-Fi Hotspots

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.  ...
Dick Craft

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...

Public Works to Host Summer Intern- Apply Today!

Posted on May 24, 2021

The Rutherfordton Public Works Dept is seeking motived young students who are interested in public service or just gaining hands-on experience with all of the fields required in the delivery of Public Works. This summer job will consist of experience in construction, landscaping, mowing, utility maintenance, facility maintenance, and many other tasks to give you...

Rutherfordton Launches new Online Rental Reservations Portal!

Posted on May 18, 2021

The Town has made the process of your next function, party, or event in Rutherfordton just a bit easier! We are pleased to announce the launch of a new reservation portal on our website. By transitioning to this platform we are able to better serve the community by placing almost all of our offerings in...
Tobacco Free

Rutherfordton Looking to Clear the Air with a Smoke & Tobacco Free Ordinance and seeks Public Feedback

Posted on May 13, 2021

The Town of Rutherfordton recognizes that smoking and tobacco are health, safety, and environmental hazards for citizens, employees, and visitors. Rutherfordton recognizes its obligation to promote a healthy environment, free from unwanted smoke and tobacco usage for everyone within its facilities and on its grounds. By considering adopting a 100% smoke and tobacco-free ordinance, the...

Norris Library Centennial 50/50 Raffle

Posted on May 5, 2021

Buy tickets to help raise money for the library and for your chance to win! Join us for an opportunity to help us raise money for the Norris Public Library. The more you share this 50/50 lottery, the more we raise. The more we raise, the more you can win, so, SHARE SHARE SHARE! Help...
Action Plan

Town Council Approves 2021 Action Plan

Posted on March 4, 2021

Action Plan Overview Every two years, the Town works to establish an Action Plan, which is a list of four to five goals that prioritize the input from the Town Council, Town Department Directors, and the community. These goals are highly impactful for the community, but on a scale that are obtainable over a 12-...
Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Park Grand Opening; a Community Collaboration with Wide-ranging Impact on Quality of Life in Downtown Rutherfordton.

Posted on February 26, 2021

The newly-constructed Kiwanis Park in Rutherfordton gives residents and visitors a family-friendly recreation space that includes a customized, state-of-the-art adventure playground, walking paths, a dog park, and more. Feb. 25, 2021 - RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. - Today, the town of Rutherfordton celebrated the opening of the newly-constructed Kiwanis Park on 5.7 acres of open space in...

Purple Martin Greenway: 2015 Town Council Recreation Vision Finally Completed

Posted on February 25, 2021

In 2015, the Town Council set out to take a unique vision to craft a new era in recreational offerings for all ages in our community and make it into reality! This goal was to connect Crestview Park in the Southern end of Town to Kiwanis Park in the Northern End of Town. This plan...
Natural Hazard Mitigation

Town Launches Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Posted on February 8, 2021

The Town of Rutherfordton is committed to preparing you for any possible situation. All the Town departments joined together to create a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan to help the community to prepare for natural hazards and how to ultimately prevent or reduce the risk of serious injury or death in the event of one. Our...

Rutherfordton Local Government Fellow: Making an Impact

Posted on February 5, 2021

Lead for North Carolina program aims to strengthen NC’s local governments by creating future public sector leaders and transforming communities. We cannot agree more with this mission. Our fellow Magnolia Long has helped our team in many areas and brought on capacity in a time when we needed it the most. She has helped tackle...
Norris Square

Help the Norris Library Celebrate 100 Years with some great local art!

Posted on January 26, 2021

Attention artists! Design a bookmark to help Norris Public Library celebrate its 100th year of service and you could win a $25 gift card! Winning designs will be selected from three age groups: Children 12 and under, teens 13-17, and adults 18 and up. Submit your original 2”x7” design via email to or in...

New Ordinance: Commercial Building Maintenance Code

Posted on January 25, 2021

A new Commercial Building Maintenance Code was approved by Town Council on January 6th after a public hearing. The purpose of this code is to set standards for commercial buildings within the corporate limits of Rutherfordton, because all current standards within our code of ordinances only address residential structures. The Town was able to craft...
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