COVID-19 Health McDowell County News

Deer Park Health & Rehab. in McDowell County Covid-19 Report

The McDowell County Health Department has been notified that 6 additional McDowell County residents have tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We are saddened to report two additional deaths related to COVID19. “I am cautiously optimistic and excited about the decrease in numbers again today.  McDowell County continues to work hard, and it shows.  Let’s […]


Obituaries – August 12

    Cassandra “Cassie” Dobbins, age 28, of Ellenboro, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020.      Cassie was born August 18, 1991 in Rutherford County to Doug and Sandra Dobbins who reside in Ellenboro. She was a homemaker who enjoyed shopping and spending time with her daughter. Cassie always lived life to its fullest and will […]

COVID-19 Government Politics


Charlotte is proud to have a prominent role in our nation’s selection of its presidential candidates. Despite the inherent risk of having large gatherings during the pandemic, nominating conventions are an integral part of our democracy. As the leading health providers in the area, we at Atrium Health and Novant Health are dedicated to lending […]

Library News Rutherfordton

Ross Appointed as Norris Library Director

The Town of Rutherfordton is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Ross as Director of the Norris Library, effective August 10, 2020. A distinguished librarian, Mrs. Ross has spent the last 7 years with the Cleveland County Library System and currently holds a BS in Media Studies from UNC Greensboro, along with vast knowledge […]


Obituaries – August 3

Spindale, NC Teddy Lee Flack, Sr., age 55 passed away On July 28, 2020. A native of Rutherford County, he was a former employee of Reeves Brothers and Rutherford Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Madge Flack; five children, Misty, Teddy Jr., Emerald, Kailyn and Hope; three sisters; Lemmer Wilkerson (Richard), Geraldine Greene (Kenneth), […]

COVID-19 Government Health Rutherford County

Governor Cooper Announces Additional COVID-19 Funds Disbursed to 97 Counties for Public Health and Essential Services

Pandemic Recovery Office Disburses Additional $150 Million Of Federal Funds Allocated During Legislative Session Raleigh Jul 30, 2020 Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that an additional $150 million in federal funds provided for COVID-19 relief to counties has been disbursed this week. These funds are from the state-administered Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) that was passed […]


Obituaries – July 23

Pastor Anthony Van Dyke, 47, of Bostic, died Sunday, July 19, 2020. He was the son of Mary Causby Van Dyke and the late Troy Van Dyke. He was also preceded in death by Jeremy Van Dyke. Anthony was co owner of D2 Powersports, and was the Pastor at Caroleen Congregational Holiness Church. In addition […]