RALEIGH — Epidemiologists and infectious disease experts have consistently maintained that the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus among young children is low. But that hasn’t stopped policymakers like N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper from — for most of the past year — keeping in-person instruction clo…
FOREST CITY — While more and more Rutherford County residents are able to get vaccinated, the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact the county as two more residents passed away. That brings the total number of deaths to 203.
SPINDALE — Friday’s COVID-19 update for Rutherford County showed two more fatalities due to the coronavirus along with a sharp spike, or 133 new positive cases. Equally as distressing, 509 of the cases were active with 40 hospitalized, a new county record for hospitalizations.
FOREST CITY — As Tropical Storm Zeta made its way through Rutherford County on Thursday morning, it brought with it heavy rains and high-powered winds that left more than 20,000 businesses and residents without power and trees scattered across roadways and yards across the county.
RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper is setting the stage to have even stronger powers if he chooses to impose new COVID-19 rules, a legal scholar tells Carolina Journal.
RALEIGH — Given voting challenges amid COVID-19, what can you actually expect to know about ballot results at the close of Election Day?
FOREST CITY — For only the second time since the beginning of September, Rutherford County has eclipsed the 190 active COVID-19 cases mark as 20 new active cases were reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 193.
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s deadline for accepting mail-in absentee ballots in this year’s election finally may be settled at the venue state conservative leaders wanted: the U.S. Supreme Court.
FOREST CITY — The county COVID-19 death total now sits at 55 after a new death was reported on Tuesday. This is the 11th coronavirus related death in Rutherford County over the past seven days.
BOILING SPRINGS — Author Matthew Duffus will launch his new short story collection Dunbar’s Folly and Other Stories during a livestream event with Malaprops Bookstore and Café tonight at 6 p.m.
RALEIGH — The election lawsuit merry-go-round keeps turning, as tens of thousands of North Carolinians cast ballots at early voting sites, and legislative leaders urge the State Board of Elections to “stop this chaos.”
RUTHERFORDTON — Mayor Jimmy Dancy is helping to shape the policy positions and key issues for cities and towns across North Carolina, according to a release from the town of Rutherfordton.
FOREST CITY — Mail-in absentee ballot requests are surging across North Carolina, including Rutherford County. The ballots will be mailed to the voters beginning Sept. 4.
ASHEVILLE — Thursday the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released the final report on the public health investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in people who attended the NC Mountain State Fair last September at the Western North Carolina Agricultural C…
RALEIGH — Tiffany Lesnik, a lawyer in Wake County, arrived at the N.C. State Board of Elections on Dec. 4 to file her notice of candidacy. But an official told her she didn’t qualify.