Speaker Moore, Rep. Jake Johnson Secure Millions for Rutherford County Investments

Last week, the NC General Assembly gave final approval to the 2023 Appropriations Act, which included $94 million for Rutherford County, including:

  • $30.5 million to Rutherford County for capital improvements including improvements to the detention center and construction of a new sheriff’s office
  • $30 million for Isothermal Community College for the new Health Sciences Building 
  • $8 million for Chimney Rock Village water and sewer improvements
  • $1 million to the Town of Ellenboro for water and sewer upgrades
  • $4.578 million to the Town of Forest City for water and sewer upgrades
  • $3.63 million to the Town of Rutherfordton for water and sewer upgrades
  • $4 million to the Town of Rutherfordton for capital improvements including repair and renovations to municipal buildings
  • $1.65 million to the Town of Rutherfordton for fire and rescue department equipment
  • $2 million for the Town of Spindale for improvements to the town hall and fire and police services
  • $1.9 million to Green Hill Volunteer Fire Department 
  • $3 million to Shiloh-Danieltown-Oakland volunteer Fire Department
  • $1.2 million to Rutherford County Schools for upgrades and equipment for high school athletic facilities
  • $1.35 million to the Town of Bostic for water and sewer upgrades and stormwater infrastructure
  • $475,000 Bill’s Creek Community Volunteer Fire Department
  • $700,000 to the Town of Bostic for Bostic Volunteer Fire Department

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore said, “I am proud to have secured the much-needed funding for Rutherford County and the many projects that will address immediate needs, revitalization for the future, and much more. Together, we will continue to make Rutherford County a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.”

Rep. Jake Johnson said, “I am pleased to share that, through careful budget planning and collaboration with fellow representatives, we have secured millions in funding for various initiatives and projects right here in Rutherford County. This funding is a testament to our shared commitment to the prosperity of Rutherford County. I want to express my gratitude to my colleagues, community leaders, and all residents who have been actively involved in advocating for these investments.”