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The Town of Spindale is located in Rutherford County, North Carolina One hour east of Charlotte, one hour west of Asheville, and 30 minutes North of Spartanburg, SC midway between Interstates I-26, I-40 and I-85 with easy access from Hwy 221 and Hwy 74.  The town lies in the center of our county, nestled in the foothills of beautiful western North Carolina. 

Marketing Analysis - Zip code 28160
Population - Town Limits 4,300
County Population - 67,810
Ethnicity - 72.80% White, 24.86% African American, .50% Native American .50% Asian, and .80% from 2 or more races.
Median family Income -  $33,583
Elevation - 1,089 ft

Spindale is home to Isothermal Community College, a two-year community college and a part of the North Carolina Community College system.
Media - WNCW 88.7 fm, WLOS 13 news beau, WCAB 590am, and The Courier News paper.

Town Of Spindale Requirements

Obtain a Zoning Permit from the town zoning officer located at Town Hall (828) 286-3464.  Verify that the business is properly zoned for the type of business to be conducted, and understand signage regulations.  This applies to businesses located in an existing building (new or change of ownership), new construction, expansion or renovations, as well as home-based business.

Obtain occupancy rating and fire inspection from the Fire Department (arranged through the zoning officer.)

Start water, sewer, and garbage collection through Broadriver Water Authority

Broad River Water Authority
P.O. Box 37
138 Duke Street
Spindale, NC 28160

PH: 828-286-0640
FAX: 828-286-3977

Emergency 24-Hour:
PH: 828-287-7776

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-F

Maria Hunnicutt, Manager

Building Code Inspections for Spindale are handled by the Rutherford County Building Inspector:

141 West Third Street

Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Located directly behind the courthouse 

(828) 287-6035

Fax: (828) 287-6338

8 am - 4:30 pm - Monday through Friday

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