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Storm closing on eastern NC: Isaias picking up speed, could bring devastating rains

Areas along coast and inland areas of Eastern North Carolina prepare for potentially devastating flooding as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches. by Kirk Ross  August 3, 2020 Image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website shows the projected path for Tropic Storm Isaias, which takes the system across much of Eastern North Carolina. Scattered rains started falling […]

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Governor Cooper Announces Additional COVID-19 Funds Disbursed to 97 Counties for Public Health and Essential Services

Pandemic Recovery Office Disburses Additional $150 Million Of Federal Funds Allocated During Legislative Session Raleigh Jul 30, 2020 Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that an additional $150 million in federal funds provided for COVID-19 relief to counties has been disbursed this week. These funds are from the state-administered Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) that was passed […]

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DISTRICT RAVAGED BY INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRAFFICKING AS INDICATIONS OF LOCAL OFFICIALS’ INVOLVEMENT BEGIN TO SURFACE

RUTHERFORD & MCDOWELL COUNTIES, NC —Judicial District 41 has been ravaged by drugs for decades. Unfortunately, the most vulnerable individuals in our society – the addicts, those living in poverty, and those with prior criminal histories who are easily discredited and overlooked – have been actively exploited, wrongfully imprisoned, and far too many have died […]

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Rep. David Rogers, Sen. Ralph Hise Violate Legal & Ethical Mandates for PD Creation Outside of Public View

After the most recent article in the RC Catalyst series examining the state of our local government, additional information has been obtained regarding David Roger’s involvement in establishing the Public Defender’s Office. This information further illuminates the efforts to conceal the creation of this office, the identities of the officials involved, and the financial benefit […]

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Swim Guide Results for the Broad River – July 9

Each Thursday evening throughout the spring, summer and fall, the Broad Riverkeeper releases new, up-to-date bacteria monitoring results for six monitoring sites at public access points within the Broad River Basin. Results are posted to the Swim Guide website at theswimguide.org – the public’s best resource for knowing which streams and river recreation areas are […]

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Covid-19 Exposure Notice

July 8, 2020 A confirmed case of Covid-19 has been reported in The Public Defender’s Office for District 29A. This office serves both Rutherford and McDowell counties. The offices are currently closed for staff testing and cleaning. All exposed staff members are being tested and contacts are being traced at this time. If you think […]

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Editorial: Gratitude for Friends during this Quarantine

Perhaps I have always been a loner and a hermit. Those attributes got me through engineering school and religion graduate studies. One’s focus doesn’t waver much when living in books and always seeking truth. Studying the world’s religions has taught me to seek understanding instead of condemnation. I’ve found truth was not always where I […]