Author: Deborah Keller

About Deborah Keller

Government/Law Enforcement and 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, Costumer, and Media Consultant.

DA Ted Bell And Accountability….We Are Watching

12/28/22 Mr. Bell was reelected to DA again this past November by approximately 30 % of the vote. He had no opposition in the general election so it was a foregone conclusion that he would gain the office. Now I will be…Read More »

Thanksgiving Holiday…..How And When It All Started.

    11-23-22 It’s Thanksgiving Eve here in America. A time of grocery store craziness, cooking, cleaning, and preparing for guests, or to travel, for most of us.  Thanksgiving holiday….how and when did it all start? In October 1621 the event that…Read More »

Election Interference Reported in Rutherford and McDowell Counties

11-13-22 After the 2020 election, county and state elections officials were worried about what could happen at the polls. Conspiracy theories and false claims of voter fraud have been circulating nationally and in North Carolina, sparking concerns for front-line election workers. There…Read More »

Veterans Day…. Why It Matters.

11-11-22 Today is Veterans Day. It is a day we stop as a nation and say thank-you to all who have served with the US Military. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to…Read More »

There Can Be Only One ….. RC Sheriff’s Race 2022

  **OPINION** 11/02/22 Our Sheriff’s race has been quite a roller coaster ride this year. First we had candidate Tony Roberson (former Polk County deputy) throwing his hat in the ring two years ago as a Republican candidate, we also knew that…Read More »

Ted Bell…….No Choice, No Change!

**Opinion** 10-23-22 On May 17, 2022 this county along with McDowell County essentially voted to re-elect Ted Bell for DA for four more years. This was in spite of all the things he has and has not done during his tenure. D.A.…Read More »

“Republic” of Rutherford????

**Opinion** 10-21-22 I was looking a copy of our ballot today and it just made me sad. Where is everyone? Where are the Democrat candidates? Where are the Independent/Unaffiliated candidates? Why are there so many uncontested races in our county? I know…Read More »

County Police Force …….. Is Now The Time?

**Opinion** 10-19-22 Early voting starts October 20th. We have multiple uncontested candidates on the ballot but the Sheriff’s race is not one of those. There are three candidates running for this office. Aaron Ellenburg (R), Jason Weast (D), and Tony Roberson (U).…Read More »

Claude Keever Receives Plea Deal for Multiple Sex Offenses Against Children

**Opinion** 10-16-2022 Original articles concerning this case. ”WLOS: Feb. 1, 2021: On July 20, 2020, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office received a report alleging that Claude Linden Keever had committed the offense of taking Indecent Liberties with a Child, NCGS§ 14-202.1, a felony…Read More »

“Do Unto Others…” or “What Goes Around Comes Around”….RC Politics 2022 Commentary **Updated 10-13-22**

  **Opinion** UPDATE: 10-13-22 I still have not heard back from Polk County Sheriff’s office concerning the training and certifications request but did receive an email from Isothermal Community College confirming that Tony Roberson DID complete and pass his BLET on 10-09-1996…Read More »