Welcome toRutherford County, North Carolina

Welcome to our home and the quiet pace of a small town community, where the first one dollar gold coin was minted in the United States by Christopher Bechtler in 1831. This website has been designed with our residents, visitors, and businesses in mind, to provide online information that is easy to find and simple to use. Our moderate climate makes any season pleasurable. We're Small-Town Friendly where all can enjoy the luxury of being "close to the action, but far from the crowd."

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Hurricane Florence Updates

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Rutherford County NC has declared a State of Emergency due to the pending approach of Hurricane Florence. We encourage citizens and visitors to monitor this website for updates and information regarding this weather system and the implementation of emergency plans. 

  1. How to plan and prepare for emergencies and stay informed: https://readync.org/EN/Index.html
  2. We encourage citizens to dial 2-1-1 for temporary shelter and general questions. If you have a life threatening emergency, then dial 9-1-1: https://www.nc211.org/
  3. To receive text alerts from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, visit https://local.nixle.com/register/.
  4. Visit the Rutherford County Facebook Page for weather event related updates: https://www.facebook.com/Rutherford-County-Government-North-Carolina-154255941300928/ 
  5. Updates on Hurricane Florence:          https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/                        https://weather.com/                           https://www.weather.gov/             https://www.ncdps.gov/florence
  6. Report a power outage:

    https://www.duke-energy.com/customer-service                                                         https://www.remc.com/        https://www.townofforestcity.com/utilities-services

  7. Safety Tips: Preparedness Tips to Help Ensure the Safety of You and Your Pets
  8. Staying Informed:   

                                       

     

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

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Community Project Grant

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Security Card Reader System Rebid - RFQ & Specs

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Rutherford Co Seeks Housing Repair Assistance Requests

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Mental & Behavioral Health

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Rutherford County Mental Health LME/MCO Disengagement Plan

Tax Foreclosures

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County Commissioners' Strategic Plans and Goals 

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An Opportunity to Serve Your County

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Tryon International Equestrian Center

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Upcoming Commissioner Meetings

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Tag & Tax Together FAQ

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Our Relay News

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Relay News Coming Soon...

Ruth School Adaptive Reuse Plan

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Rutherford County Receives $30,000 Grant for Thermal Belt Rail-Trail Amenities

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