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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 recent incident in Spindale with Carolina Cafe.  To do this I referenced NC […]

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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 time turned to State health officials who then turned to local health department […]

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“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)  posted on Facebook  that they were going to open for inside dining using […]

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Records reveal data gaps in one of NC’s key COVID-19 metrics

BY 2020 NC CORONAVIRUS TESTING COLLABORATIVE The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is housed on the campus of the former Dorothea Dix state psychiatric hospital in Raleigh. The agency has been publishing daily updates on COVID-19 hospitalizations, but data gaps suggest the information is unreliable. Frank Taylor / Carolina Public Press On a […]

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RC Commissioners Approve RC Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan

Rutherford County Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan Planning and Public Works Director Danny Searcy and Mr. Tim Johnson, Senior Planner from Destination by Design, presented the Rutherford County Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan which outlined recreational infrastructure development and introduced strategic partnerships that will support a new vision for recreation in the County. […]

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ADL and GWU Experts Release New Report on White Supremacist Terrorism

Experts say U.S. should continue to explore designating other white supremacist groups as foreign terrorist organizations. New York, NY, April 6, 2020 … Today, as news reports indicated that the U.S. Department of State will – for the first time ever – designate a white supremacist group as a terrorist organization, experts from ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) and […]

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Parents, civil rights groups challenge town charter school districts

 By Greg Childress, NC POLICY WATCH  The plaintiffs, who filed the complaint in Wake County Superior Court against the State of North Carolina, House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger, contend the law “violates the state’s constitutional guarantees of a uniform system of free public education, and equal protection under the law.”Parents, civil rights […]

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*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 and if officials will not inform the public of a potential health threat […]

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*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 afraid but also angry. This current situation with Covid-19 is definitely one of […]