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The moment you've all been waiting for:
We asked, we listened, and now we present: the Movies in the Park Series for 2023! 

2023 Movies in the Park Schedule: 
April 14th: Wall-E
(2008) Rating: G
May 12th: The Bad Guys
(2022) Rating: PG
June 9th: Top Gun Maverick
(2022) Rating: PG-13
July 14th: Turning Red
(2022) Rating: PG
August 18th: Encanto
(2021) Rating: PG
September 15th: WAKANDA FOREVER
(2022) Rating: PG-13
Pawns at the Park

The Town of Rutherfordton is proud to announce its partnership with Keep Rutherford County Beautiful to bring a life-sized chess game to Kiwanis Park called Pawns at the Park. We hope that this game will be a gift to the community and bring more life to our vibrant Kiwanis Park, in addition to bringing awareness to the amazing organization that KRCB is.

A full month of programming through April will educate our community about best practices for recycling, conservation, and littering- all things to keep Rutherford County Beautiful. You can expect to find special episodes of Brewtiful Mornings, a conservation themed StoryWalk, Preschool Story Times, and Earth Day themed movies in the park all in the month of April.

Individual chess pieces are available for sponsorship starting at $100. Each piece will be made from recycled material and will represent each sponsor. Please reach out to Allegra Lucas at Keep Rutherford Rutherford County Beautiful or for more information about piece sponsorship. Sponsorships are tax deductible.

We hope that you join us on Friday, March 31st at 8:30 for the Grand Opening of Pawns at the Park near the covered bridge.

RFD Officially Breaks Ground on
Fire Station 2 on January 20, 2023

On January 20, Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue officially broke ground to begin construction of Fire Station 2 at 1701 Baber Rd. The new 5,320 sq. ft. building will feature 2 drive-through truck bays housing a pumper tanker and a mini pumper as well as fully functioning living quarters for staffing and office. This station is set to serve both the Town of Rutherfordton but moreover, bring a higher level of service and quicker response times to the Rutherfordton Rural Fire District and those residents currently residing in the Rutherfordton ORA (outside response area). The ORA is considered unprotected, class 10 rating, due to the long response times from a fire station. After completion and certification from the North Carolina State Fire Marshall’s Office, almost all of our District will fall under a Class 4, which helps our district to save money on insurance premiums. 

RFD is are excited to see this project come to life to support our mission of saving lives and property within and around our entire fire district. 

R.I.D.E.S. Program Upgrades

The Rutherfordton Police Department is currently in the process of adding additional educational software and equipment to the R.I.D.E.S program. In partnership with the ABC Board of Rutherfordton, and their generous donations toward driving while impaired education, we will be introducing our newest addition at a later date. So be on the lookout for later additions toward the unveiling of this new project!

RTR Seeks New Executive Director
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 continue to Rise! Rutherford Town Rising in Partnership with the Town of Rutherfordton is seeking our next Main Street Manager.
Learn How to Apply
Brewtiful Mornings with Mayor Dancy
Our new interactive program of Brewtiful Mornings makes it so easy to ask questions & engage in conversation! Tune in every Friday morning at 8:30 to learn more about what's going on in your hometown.
Join us on Facebook or Youtube @MyRutherfordton
Departmental Monthly Reports

January 2023

Take a closer look into our Town Departments with our monthly reports! 
Take a Closer Look
Public Meetings

Town Council Meeting

Wednesday, March 1st
5:30 PM
; Town Council Meeting Room
129 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton
Community Events

Rutherford County Farmer's Market

1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month, from 10 am until 1 pm!

146 N Main Street, Rutherfordton
Whether shoppers are looking for a unique gift for a loved one or simply checking off the grocery shopping list, the Rutherford County Farmers Market has it covered.

Preschool Storytime with Mrs. Reagan:

Fridays @ 10:30am

132 N Main Street, Rutherfordton
Come join us at Norris Public library for preschool storytime! Mrs. Reagan will have stories, games, and crafts at 10:30 a.m. every Friday.
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Employee Spotlight

Rutherfordton Employee Spotlight: Brandon Harrill

Each one of our team members brings a unique approach to their work with amazing personalities and hearts for service. Each month we aim to share with you a little about one of the team members that work so hard to make Rutherfordton a great place to call home. This month the Town is shining the spotlight on Brandon Harrill! We hope you enjoy getting to know about Brandon and celebrating his service to the Town.

Department: Rutherfordton Fire Department
Title: Fire Chief
Years of Service: 16 Years
Wife: Amber Harrill
Children: Bailee (14) & Mason (11)

What is your proudest moment while working for the Town?
My proudest moment working for the Town was January 3rd, 2006, my first day on the job as a career firefighter. I have had many of proud moments in my career, but it all started that day. The past 16 years have been great working for the fire department, and I look forward to serving many more years.

What is your personal mantra?
To lead is to serve.

What did you want to be when you were little?
 I wanted to be a garbage man! I thought it was cool to ride around on the back of a garbage truck. I traded that dream to become a firefighter and we no longer get to ride on the back of fire engines.

#1Town1Team #rfd #EmployeeSpotlight

Thank you, Brandon, for all you do for the town!
Join us next month for more updates!
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