Purple Heart City

On June 2, 2013, the Town of Cramerton, in conjunction with distinguished members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, proclaimed Cramerton a Purple Heart City.  The honor demonstrates Cramerton’s ongoing commitment to the support of our wounded veterans and the sacrifice they have made in defense our freedoms.  Mayor Ronnie Worley issued the proclamation.

Purple Heart City Proclamation



Villages at Cramerton Mills Phase II

Villages at Cramerton

On June 15, 2013, the Cramerton Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a Conditional Use Rezoning request from the Amicus Group and Bowman Development Group for eight parcels of property located off of Hamrick Road.  The land will become part of a Phase II development for the previously approved Villages at Cramerton Mills.

Phase I was initially approved to include 284 apartments, 124,000 square feet of office/retail/institutional space, and 224 single family homes.  Phase II will include an additional 160 single family homes, 168,500 square feet of light manufacturing space, an amenity area, and the construction of a district energy plant.  The district energy plant will generate electricity, heating, and cooling for the Villages at Cramerton Mills through a combination of natural gas and solar photovoltaic paneling.

The emphasis on green energy use and building techniques will continue to receive support from the South Fork Development Institute.  The South Fork Development Institute is a non-profit organization receiving support from Appalachian State University, Gaston College, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Industry Partners to engage in workforce development for our region and perform research in sustainability.  The Institute will be housed in the Villages’ institutional space.

Bowman Development Group and its associates now plan to develop parts of the approved Phase I and Phase II simultaneously.  The official groundbreaking will be held later this year.  For more information please review the presentations provided by the developers.

South Fork Development Institute

The Villages at Cramerton Mills Phase II

CPD National Night Out

The Cramerton Police Department will host a National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  and will conclude by 9:00 p.m.  This special event helps National Night Out celebrate their 30th anniversary of building stronger, safer communities.

National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen communities nation-wide by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local police department. The event’s goal is to heighten crime prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs and most importantly, send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.  It’s also a perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors even better.

A wide array of activities and displays are planned for adults and children all at no cost.

We hope to see you there!

For more information on this event, contact Officer Belinda Robinson with the Cramerton Police Department at 704-824-7964.

Job Posting

Planning Director: The Town of Cramerton is seeking a qualified local government professional for the position of Planning Director. The position performs technical, administrative, and clerical work in directing and coordinating the planning and zoning activities of the Town.  Work is performed under the direction of the Town Manager. Successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning and will be responsible for all planning and zoning functions including administration of the Town’s land development code, land use plan, floodplain ordinance, and stormwater program. Experience in municipal planning and zoning administration and a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, engineering or related field, or any equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Resumes may be sent to Town of Cramerton, Attn: Michael C. Peoples, 155 North Main Street, Cramerton, NC 28032. Deadline for applications is 8/9/2013.  Hiring Salary range: $39,000 to $45,000 DOQ.  The Town of Cramerton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PARTF Grant Awarded


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The Town of Cramerton was awarded a $500,000 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Authority (NC PARTF) on Friday, May 10th. The NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Authority received 78 applications requesting $20,600,000 in funding and only 14 projects were successful in sharing $4,000,000 in funding.

The Goat Island Park, Phase II project includes the construction of a 191’ x 10’ pedestrian bridge connecting Goat Island to the Town Center area, a paved loop trail around the open meadow area, a 2-5 year old playground, dog park, permanent cornhole boards, and two concrete outdoor ping pong tables.

The total cost of the Phase II Island Project is $1,220,000 and the Town is actively seeking additional funding for the project. The Town has received a $10,000 Adopt-A-Trails grant for the project. The Town also received a $20,000 grant from the Glenn Foundation here in Gaston County to go towards the construction of the project too!

C. C. Dawson Bridge Closing

The Town has been notified by NCDOT that the C.C. Dawson Bridge over the South Fork River that connects Lakewood Road with North Main Street, will be demolished, removed and reconstructed. The projected project completion date is April 2014.

The NCDOT designated detour is Eighth Avenue to Market Street to Wilkinson Blvd. North Main Street will be open only to those who reside on that street as well as Lakewood Road from Eagle Road toward downtown. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Town Hall at 704-824-4337.

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Goat Island Info

Goat Island Is Open

The official Goat Island grand opening was Saturday, June 30th beginning with the downtown Farmers Market followed with activities scheduled the entire day. It included games, vendors, food and live entertainment. The event concluded with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Goat Island Info Sheet

Goat Island Poster

GI Info

 Directions to Goat Island w/ C.C. Dawson Bridge Closed

Downtown Cramerton Public Parking Areas

CBD Parking


 Goat Island Dedication & Ribbon Cutting

The Town of Cramerton held the Goat Island Park Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, June 21st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Goat Island. The celebration featured Cramerton Native, Perry Fewell, defensive coordinator for the Super Bowl Champion NY Giants, free hot dogs, music from the Catawba River Bluegrass Association, kayaks and canoes, disc golf, games, and just an overall good time opening the Goat Island Park.

Dedication Ceremony Program

Goat Island Project

Goat Island

The 30 acre Island located in the center of Cramerton was transformed into a park offering amenities for everyone. Goat Island is a place where adults and children can enjoy the playground, go fishing or canoeing, take in an outdoor concert, or enjoy a stroll around the walking trails. The additions to the Island will promote the Town of Cramerton’s Fit Community Designation and give visitors and citizens alike the opportunity to enjoy the South Fork River in a unique way.

In order to meet the needs of all age groups there are a variety of recreational elements included. Water based recreation is a major component of the project, featuring an observation pier and two canoe/kayak landings. The project also includes two picnic shelters for family gatherings, an extensive playground, disc golf course, and the open air amphitheater located in Town Center. These elements will allow for programming opportunities such as festivals, educational classes and instructional programs. The Town encourages you to get involved! If you have an idea about programming or events for Goat Island, please contact Michael Peoples at 704-824-4337 or submit your idea online at www.cramerton.org.

The Goat Island project was funded by the Town of Cramerton and grants from the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, Carolina Thread Trail, NC Recreational Trails, and the Glenn Foundation.