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.

It Appears In Rutherford County The Grinch Is Alive And Well

Dec. 11, 2020 Forest City: Two weeks before Christmas a young single mother has lost her job apparently because she dared to stand up for what she perceived was an injustice to a friend. Lexie Kennedy organized a protest meeting for this…Read More »

What Is Going On With Hickory Nut Gorge Volunteer EMS and Rescue?

11-09-2020   Lake Lure- Back in August it came to my attention that Hickory Nut Gorge Volunteer EMS and Rescue (HNG Volunteer EMS) based in Lake Lure had lost their non-profit 501(c)3 status for failure to file with the IRS for three…Read More »

Rutherford County Police Force…..Time For A Change.

11-8-2020   Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office…..corrupt, mismanaged, or simply just overwhelmed? Their Vision Statement is as follows: To be recognized as a leading and professional Office, committed to our citizens and improving the quality of life in our county. “Commitment to our…Read More »

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 »