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Website legal notices bill (SB 343) advances

Website legal notices bill (SB 343) advances

RALEIGH — A handful of local governments have received authority from the General Assembly since 2003 to use electronic notice for public hearings. This session a legislative bill to let all North Carolina local governments post required legal notices on their websites instead of the newspaper is advancing. Senate Bill 343 cleared two committees this week that […]

County Commissioners request “lottery education” funds to be restored

County Commissioners request “lottery education” funds to be restored

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. —At their regular meeting held on April 3, 2017, the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to request that the Governor and the North Carolina General Assembly support the allocation to counties at their statutorily authorized portion of educational lottery funds to be used for capital needs and technology. […]

RC purchases space for more county courthouse room

RC purchases space for more county courthouse room

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The RC Commissioners voted to approve the purchase of three tracts of land in the Town of Rutherfordton. The county bought the 3 tracts of property at 270 N. Toms Street at the purchase price of $203,500 from Dr. Louis and Cynthia Gadol. The contract makes the purchase contingent upon funding […]

Animal Groups’ representatives publicly thank Commissioners

Animal Groups’ representatives publicly thank Commissioners

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C.  — Karen Parker of Brother Wolf rescue organization spoke during public comments at the Rutherford County Commissioners meeting regarding the reorganization of the Animal Control department. She thanked the commissioners for their leadership in seeking a long-term solution to the continuing problem of feral, stray, and lost animals. Parker stated that she […]

TDA occupancy tax to remain at 5%

TDA occupancy tax to remain at 5%

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Tourism Development Authority (TDA) made their case before the RC Commissioners to keep the occupancy tax as is at 5%. The occupancy tax is paid by lodging properties and used by the RC TDA to promote RC tourism. The commissioners have the authority to raise the occupancy tax to 6% […]

County Commissioners’ 2016-2017 Report Card

County Commissioners’ 2016-2017 Report Card

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Rutherford County Commissioners met Friday afternoon to review their progress on last year’s goals before setting new ones for the upcoming fiscal year. County manager Steve Garrison, finance director Paula Roach and assistant to the board Hazel Haynes were in attendance as well. The setting was relaxed, cordial, and productive. […]

Special goals setting sessions scheduled for County Commissioners

Special goals setting sessions scheduled for County Commissioners

Special Meetings Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners will be held on February 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM at the Rutherford County Office Building, 289 North Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC. Agenda Goals Setting Session ********************************************* NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that special meetings of the Rutherford […]

Animal rescue gathers support for “no-kill” shelter

Animal rescue gathers support for “no-kill” shelter

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Approximately 40 people gathered Tuesday night to learn the issues and ideas surrounding making Rutherford County animal shelter a “no-kill” shelter. Among the concerns and suggestions in forming a “no-kill” shelter, the Brother Wolf Animal Rescue speakers were grateful to learn that many of their recommendations had already been implemented by […]

Commissioners attend Legislative Goals Conference

Commissioners attend Legislative Goals Conference

RALEIGH – Rutherford County Commissioners Alan Toney and Michael Benfield attended the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ 2017 Legislative Goals Conference, which was held at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley January 12-13, 2017. The Legislative Goals Conference represents the culmination of a thorough, deliberate and inclusive process to set the Association’s legislative agenda for […]

Editorial: The Animal Rescues and Shelter

Editorial: The Animal Rescues and Shelter

There were a number of people who spoke up in support for Community Pet Center (CPC) regarding the animal and rescue efforts at the last county commissioner meeting. The cooperation between the various organizations has come a long way from two years ago when the Sheriff’s Department oversaw the shelter. Since CPC became a county […]

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