Author: Deborah Keller

Forest City Hosts Black Lives Matter Assembly RoCo/George Floyd Protest March

      June 2, 2020 Tuesday, June 2 at 5 pm BLM Assembly RoCo protestors met at the Pavilion on Park Square (POPS) in Forest City, NC to march thru downtown Forest City in a show of unity and support for…Read More »

Nikki Ellenburg : Covid-19 Medical Hostage

June 1, 2020 As many of you are aware Nikki Ellenburg, 38 year old wife of NCDMV Officer Aaron Ellenburg, suffered a stroke due to blood clots while at work for Mission’s Urgent Care in McDowell County on May 18. She was…Read More »

Update: Hwy 64/74A (Chimney Rock Hwy) Now Open To Lake Lure

May 30,2020 On May 19th heavy rains caused a partial road collapse on U.S. 64/74A around 7 miles east from Lake Lure after a culvert failed. The area is located at the intersection of Rock Branch Road and 64/74A aprox. 1/2 mile…Read More »

Foothills Health District Discusses Covid-19 Response at Board Meeting

May 28, 2020 On Tuesday May 26 Foothills Health District (FHD) had their board meeting in the Rutherford County Annex Building. It was streamed live from the Rutherford County Commissioner’s chamber. Foothills Health District is the organization in charge of the McDowell…Read More »

Update: Road Collapse Hwy 64/74A (Chimney Rock Hwy)

  5-27-2020 On May 19th heavy rains caused a partial road collapse on U.S. 64/74A around 7 miles east from Lake Lure after a culvert failed. The area is located at the intersection of Rock Branch Road and 64/74A aprox. 1/2 mile…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 »

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 »

**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 »