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.

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RUTHERFORDTON — The proposed master plan for the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVNHT) was recently presented, offering a glimpse at how the trail could impact the town of Rutherfordton and Rutherford County.

RALEIGH — In New Hanover County, the possibility of selling the county-owned hospital has ignited a storm of gossip and conspiracy theories, pitted the county’s leaders against one another, and mobilized some 200 residents into attending a Save Our Hospital protest meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Spindale—Madge Flack moved into her small house on St. Helena Street in Spindale in 1969. The property, located near Railroad Avenue, is adjacent to the Thermal Belt Rail Trail.

Contributed PhotoThis photo shows flooding inside the Flack home earlier this year.

Madge Flack (right) stands in front yard of her home, with her daugher Juanita Flack. The Thermal Belt Rail Trail (upper right) is adjacent to the property.

Taylor Johnson/Daily CourierThe American flag flew above the Forest City Fire Department during a 9/11 Memorial Service Tuesday.

FOREST CITY—Never forget the heroism displayed by fire and law enforcement personnel and first responders. That was the message offered Tuesday morning at the annual 9/11 Memorial Service, held at the Forest City Fire Department. The service recalled the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on America.

Taylor Johnson/Daily CourierHeroism of 9/11 was remembered at a memorial service Tuesday. Pictured are (left-right) Forest City Fire Department Assistant Chief Gregory Tate, Fire Chief Ferrell Hamrick, and keynote speaker Tony Robbins.

FOREST CITY--Never forget the heroism displayed by fire and law enforcement personnel and first responders. That was the message offered Tuesday morning at the annual 9/11 Memorial Service, held at the Forest City Fire Department. The service recalled the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on America.

FOREST CITY—As excitement has grown over the last few months the World Equestrian Games (WEG) are set to begin at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). While the equestrian center is located just over the border in Polk County, the ownership group Tryon Equestrian Partners has ma…