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Golden Leaf grant applicants meeting August 31

Golden Leaf grant applicants meeting August 31

RUTHERFORDTON: Through its Community Based Grantsmaking Initiative (CBGI), the Golden LEAF Foundation seeks to provide assistance for projects in the Western Prosperity Zone of North Carolina, which includes Rutherford County, that support the building blocks of economic development. The Foundation seeks to fund those programs and initiatives that most closely align with its mission and […]

Profile: Steve Garrison, County Manager

Rutherford County’s new manager, Steve Garrison, came on board on March 15, 2015 and immediately dove into the budget development process. Given the number of meetings, new duties, and faces he had to learn, we waited until after the presentation of the budget to the commissioners to stop by and introduce ourselves. Garrison graduated from […]

Commissioners approved EMS to do in-house billing

RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC – EMS changes to perform in-house billing were approved by the county commissioners in their May 2015 meeting. The new commissioners, Bryan King, Alan Toney, Mike Benfield, along with Greg Lovelace and Eddie Holland, approved bringing the service back to the county and reversed the decision of the former commissioners. EMS and […]

County Commissioners’ Goals: Internet, EDC, Schools

County Commissioners’ Goals: Internet, EDC, Schools

On Friday evening the history and current state of the county’s internet service was discussed and the Commissioners were asked to consider funding another study to address the ways in which to meet the current demand. The estimated cost of this study would be between $50,000.00-$70,000.00. It was mentioned that several communication vendors had been […]

Commissioners move ahead with EMS/Library loan

Commissioners move ahead with EMS/Library loan

County Commissioners will proceed with 1.8 million dollar loan for EMS/Library. Commissioners met Monday night at 6PM at the County Annex in Rutherfordton. They voted to proceed with the loan from SunTrust Bank for 15 years at 2.65% interest. Yearly payments will be $148,634.00. Commissioners meet the first Monday of the month at 6 pm […]