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Below are some helpful links to better understand the 2020 Census.
Posted: 11/1/2019
Over the next 2-4 months we have a number of projects going on around the Town!
Posted: 6/13/2019
May 5-11, 2019 is NC Hurricane Preparedness Week. Although Burke County is not at as high of a risk as the Coastal counties it is still important for our citizens to be informed. Follow the link for more information and tips.
Posted: 5/8/2019
The Rutherford College Town Council recently adopted a Master Plan for its future Greenway/Park. The final document is a culmination of community input and professional efforts and we’re proud of the outcome. The final document is available for you to review. Let us know what you think!
Posted: 4/2/2019
Rutherford College Town Hall will close at 12pm(noon) on Monday, December 31st and remain closed all day Tuesday, January 1st. We wish you all a happy and healthy start to 2019!
Posted: 12/27/2018
The Town of Rutherford College Staff has made the decision to cancel the Christmas Parade this weekend.
Posted: 12/13/2018
**Updated Page** Photos from the Festival can now be viewed on the Community Events page of the website!
Posted: 10/1/2018
The Town of Rutherford College has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for the potential impact of Hurricane Florence.
Posted: 9/11/2018
Check out the video from the RCES Celebration event back in June of 2018! All footage was shot from a drone flying over the property.
Posted: 8/28/2018
We are working on putting together a Recreation Planning Committee to help with the creation of a Rec Plan in collaboration with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments and the Town. If you are interested in being a part of this committee please contact Stacie Gory at Town Hall, 828-874-0333 or
Posted: 8/22/2018
Mayor McClure recently attended the North Carolina Mayors Association Summer Meeting in Greensboro with Mayors from all over the state! Check out the press release and photo from the event.
Posted: 6/21/2018
A copy of the Powerpoint presentation from the 2018-2019 Budget Workshop with the Town Council is available here.
Posted: 5/24/2018
The Rutherford College Town Council will be holding a public hearing on June 4th at 7:00 pm to allow public input on the FY 2018/2019 Budget. A draft of the budget and the Town Manager's budget transmittal letter are available for public viewing.
Posted: 5/22/2018
NCDOT has informed us the Castle Bridge Project start date has been pushed until sometime in the Fall of 2018. We will continue to provide detail updates as they become available in the coming months.
Posted: 2/6/2018
Rutherford College Elementary 1st grade and kidnergarten students visited Town Hall on October 19, 2017. These students got a tour of Town Hall, learned about the history of the Town and got to hold a Council Meeting!
Posted: 10/20/2017
Town Manager, Kenneth Geathers, has prepared a "State of The Town" presentation to inform the public about the progress the Town of Rutherford College has had over the past few years. Moving forward, Mr. Geathers will issue a "State of The Town" each fiscal year.
Posted: 7/17/2017
The Community Meeting held on June 19th brought together many ideas and we have updated the survey to narrow down the options of how to proceed with the land located behind Town Hall. Thank you for your input! The property is heavily wooded, a perfect spot for walking and bicycle trails. We need your input so we can tailor this project to meet your needs. Let's utilize this beautiful area and make the Town of Rutherford College a great place to live, work, and play. All responses are confident
Posted: 7/6/2017
Our Burke County Spay & Neuter Initiative has officially gone live! In a proactive effort to further community outreach efforts and tackle our euthanasia rates, we have launched an educational community initiative and will be systematically releasing a series of videos, tools and educational information to help our residents understand the impact that spaying & neutering has on a community as well as connect them with low/no cost spay & neuter resources.
Posted: 3/6/2017
Greenway Public Transportation, Western Piedmont Council of Governments and the Community Foundation of Burke County, along with other area partners, are currently exploring the possibility of developing an experimental circulator bus route in Burke County. The proposed route would connect the City of Morganton with Blue Ridge Healthcare - Valdese as well as other towns along US 70 including Drexel, Valdese, Rutherford College and Connelly Springs.
Posted: 12/19/2016
What a wonderful parade and Town Hall Christmas this year! Thank you to all the participants of our parade and everyone who came out to watch them! We were also very pleased to have so many families come inside the Town Hall after for time with Santa as well as cookies, hot cocoa and handmade ornaments. Check out all the great photos.
Posted: 12/19/2016
The 2016/2017 Rutherford College Budget Proposal has been submitted to the Town Council for review. A public hearing will take place at 7:00 pm on June 6th in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Public is encouraged to attend. The Town Staff and Council will be present to address any questions that you may have regarding the 2016/2017 Budget.
Posted: 5/27/2016
We are pleased to present to you this year's Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is a snapshot of last year's water quality. Included are details about your source(s) of water, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources.
Posted: 3/29/2016
The Town Council and Planning Board want your opinions about growth and development issues to help us plan for the future. Will you take a few minutes to complete this form? Your opinion is important.
Posted: 3/9/2016
The Rutherford College website now allows you to report problems and concerns online 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
Posted: 9/1/2015
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Posted: 9/1/2015
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