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Happy New Year 2017 — Tabula Rasa

Happy New Year 2017 — Tabula Rasa

Rutherford Regional Names New CEO

Rutherford Regional  Names New CEO

Rutherfordton, NC – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS), a Duke LifePoint Healthcare facility, announced today that Rebecca Segal has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of the hospital, effective January 16, 2017. Segal brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience to the region, most recently serving as chief operating officer (COO) of LifePoint Health’s […]

LIEAP: Need help combating the cold?

LIEAP: Need help combating the cold?

Energy Assistance Program to Begin December 1 The Rutherford County Department of Social Services will begin administering the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) on December 1, 2016. This is a federally funded, income based, program that offers one-time assistance to individuals and families with heating costs. From December 1 through December 31, funds are […]

Point Lookout Trail Closed for Repairs

Point Lookout Trail Closed for Repairs

NEBO, N.C. — The Point Lookout Trail on the Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest is closed for repairs. The Point Lookout Trail connects Mill Creek Road in Ridgecrest, NC to Old U.S. 70 in Old Fort along the historic motor route into the mountains. Heavy construction traffic and machinery makes it unsafe for the […]

The heat is on: staying safe during the hot weather

The heat is on: staying safe during the hot weather

RUTHERFORDTON – The summer season is in full swing, and that means camps, outdoor workouts and athletic practices, trips to parks or local waterways, and dozens of other fun outdoor activities for you and your family. It also means you need to watch out for one of Mother Nature’s most dangerous elements: heat. “Summer is […]

Congressman McHenry update on Zika virus response appropriations

Congressman McHenry update on Zika virus response appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – N.C. Congressman Patrick McHenry updated his constituents with information on H.R.5243 – Zika Response Appropriations Act. The bill was introduced by Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY) on May 16, 2016 and passed by the House of Representatives on May 18, 2016. The Zika virus that has ravaged South and Central America poses a […]

Free 4th Annual Community Health Fair Saturday

Free 4th Annual Community Health Fair Saturday

Free 4th Annual Community Health Fair Sat. April 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Cool Springs Gym, 121 Memorial Dr., Forest City. Screenings, Karate, Heath Education, Healthy lunch, Diabetes and Cardio exercises, Breakout Session and great door prizes!

Governor McCrory raises awareness for Brain Injury

By: Tara Riggs, Reporter Raleigh: March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Gov. McCrory hosted an event and gave the following statement: A traumatic brain injury can happen to anyone at any time. We need to be sure people are aware of how to protect their brains, while supporting all those impacted by a brain injury. McCrory […]

PRESS RELEASE: Syphilis, Ocular Syphilis on the Rise in North Carolina

PRESS RELEASE: Syphilis, Ocular Syphilis on the Rise in North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC: Syphilis rates in North Carolina are highest since the year 2000, and state health officials are reminding citizens that regular screening is key to prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. The number of syphilis cases in North Carolina increased 40 percent from 2014 to 2015, with the highest number of cases in some of […]

Drug test results are in for N.C.’s Work First

RALEIGH – The initial results of a drug testing program for some public assistance applicants are in. In 2013, state lawmakers required testing for Work First, a cash assistance program for needy families. The results are in and there is little evidence of widespread drug use among the poor in North Carolina. The Department of Health and […]

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