Category: News

NC Deploys Natural Disaster Hotline During Pandemic

A poll by the American Psychiatric Association found more than 60% of Americans are experiencing stress and anxiety because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Adobe Stock) RALEIGH, N.C. — Many North Carolinians find themselves feeling grief, anxiety or depression these days, and experts…Read More »

Fetzer resigns from UNC Board of Governors

By Joe Killian, NC POLICY WATCH Controversial conservative cites family duties, but evidence indicates other board members forced his hand Tom Fetzer, one of the UNC Board of Governors’ most combative and controversial members, abruptly resigned Wednesday morning. Fetzer announced his decision…Read More »

Karen Powell, FHD Director: Duties and Powers of Enforcement for Covid-19

May 21,2020 In my on-going informational series about Foothills Health District today I want to focus on who our health director is and what her duties are, as well as answer a few questions that had been sent to me concerning the…Read More »

“Between A Rock And A Hard Place” (Carolina Cafe vs Governor Cooper’s Executive Order)

May 16, 2020 Thursday we had an issue where a small business, Carolina Cafe in Spindale, opened up to inside diners in violation of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 118 “Limiting Operations of Restaurants and Bars…..”  The owners (Mike Spina and Linda Fortner)…Read More »

**Update:** Lowe’s Does Not Respond To Covid-19 Email Request

*Update: I did receive this email from Lowe’s this afternoon: “Thank you for contacting Lowe’s and I apologize for the delay. At this time we have no confirmed cases at the Forest City store. Sarah Lively, APR Corporate Communications Lowe’s Companies, Inc.”…Read More »

*Food Lion Response to Rutherford County Covid-19 Inquiry

May 07,2020 As most of you know our health department has decided to let businesses self notify if they have a positive Covid-19 case. (see link)  That being said since Foothills Health Department does not seem to think notifying the public is…Read More »