Author: Deborah Keller

About Deborah Keller

Medical Correspondent/Independent Journalist, Author, BS in Health Services, ADN Registered Nurse (specializing in critical care), Duke University Certified Nonprofit Manager, Former EMT-I and EMT Instructor, Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Media Consultant.

Revocation of Nonprofit Status: Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rescue

August 31, 2020 Lake Lure- Recently around August 12 Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rescue (est .1977) sent out a mass mailing asking for donations to support their nonprofit organization. In this mailing they asked every resident and property owner to consider…Read More »

Why Juneteenth Matters

  June 19, 2020 On Sept. 22, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation Order which became effective Jan. 1, 1863. This in itself did not end slavery as the Congress had to pass a constitutional amendment. The 13th Constitutional…Read More »

Who Are “The Guardians”  (Foothills Health District)

  May 19,2020 In late January of this year it was acknowledged that Covid-19 entered our country. The nation suddenly found itself in the grip of a pandemic. The government turned to national health experts across the country to help, they in…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 »

*Advocate or Adversary……..You Decide.

04/26/2020 Our local Health Department (Foothills Health District) has decided to let businesses and organizations self identify if they have a Covid-19 situation. (click link here) Most people feel that this is not serving in the best interest of the general public…Read More »

*Your Right to Know….. Truth versus Rumor

4/23/2020 When “out of control” things happen to people they will turn to any source to seek knowledge. Fear is a powerful motivator and the obvious fact that many things are being hidden from them about a situation makes people not only…Read More »