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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 […]

2016-2017 Proposed RC budget to use $1 million in General Fund Balance

2016-2017 Proposed RC budget to use $1 million in General Fund Balance

RUTHERFORD COUNTY N.C. – Steve Garrison, RC manager, presented a proposed balanced budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017 (FY2016-17). This budget proposes using $1 million in General Fund Balance to address critical needs. No increase in the property tax rate is recommended. Garrison acknowledged that “the rural economy of […]

UPDATED: New service tax comes into effect March 1

UPDATED: New service tax comes into effect March 1

UPDATE: There is still confusion surrounding the new sales tax. The new service tax is also applicable to a 2% local tax, bringing the total tax rate to 6.75%. RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC: A 4.75% tax on specific services comes into effect March 1, 2016 as a part of Gov. McCrory’s 2015 budget. The state tax […]

County Tax reappraisal pushed back again.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC – Sherry Lavender, Revenue Director (tax office) requested that the reappraisal date be pushed back again until next year stating that the tax software was not ready. She was given a unanimous approval to wait. The County Commissioners will have a special meeting June 4th at 5:30 at the annex. It will start […]

Sheriff To Request 10 Additional Officers at County Commissioners Meeting

Sheriff To Request 10 Additional Officers at County Commissioners Meeting

(RUTHERFORDTON) Make sure you bring your picnic basket to the county commissioners meeting on Monday at 6 PM (unless of course you are one of those who eats dinner on the taxpayers’ dime in the kitchen.) It’s promising to be a long, long night. For the FULL agenda, click here. Below is the agenda summary. […]