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Passing The Buck, Literally

Politicians have long had a reputation for figuratively passing the buck, blaming someone else for their mistakes. But they are also increasingly passing the buck in the most literal sense, putting the financial obligations on other entities...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    March 24, 2016

Body Identified As Missing Man, Matthew Kyle Jenkins - Brevard NC

Police have identified the body found on Brevard College campus last week as 24-year-old Matthew Kyle Jenkins, who had been missing since early February. According to Brevard Police Chief Phil...

 

Trump Has High Negatives

Donald Trump enjoys citing the polls to prove his popularity with the voters. In addition, he has fostered the notion that the “Republican establishment” is against him, and that “it” plans to “steal” the nomination from him at the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 24, 2016

Cascade Lake's Future Still Unclear - Brevard NC

Cascade Lake Recreation Area remains closed this spring much to the disappointment of those who have enjoyed its facilities in the past. The private campground, which was managed by the Cradle of...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian The Maundy Thursday Communion and Tenebrae Service at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church will be held Thursday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. Special music for the service will be provided by the Chancel Choir,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 24, 2016

Money Dominates School Board Discussions - Brevard NC

Budget items ranging from the new sales tax to federal lunch program reimbursements dominated discussions at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday night. Norris Barger, director of Business Services for the school system,...

 

County OKs Student Funding Formula - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners approved a school funding formula policy for spending per student (ADM) that will see it increase by 4.62 percent for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. The policy does not include the school system’s...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    March 24, 2016

City Hears Budget Requests From Several Nonprofits - Brevard NC

Several community nonprofit organizations have requested funds from the city of Brevard as part of the pre-budgeting process. Representatives from Transylvania Arts Council, Transylvania Farmers Market, Heart of Brevard, the Chamber of Commerce,...

 

Pisgah District Planning For A Prescribed Burn - Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn by mid-April in the Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. The Pisgah Ranger District is planning to implement a 1,000-acre prescribed burn along U.S. 276 between the junction of...

 

Primary Results Certified - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Elections Tuesday during canvassing made the March 15 local primary results official. The board approved that 60 of the 131 provisional ballots be counted and added to the unofficial results from the election night....

 

Blue Ridge Community College Hosts First Camp Job Fair - Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) held is first annual "Connect to Camps" Job Fair on Wednesday, March 16, at its Transylvania County Campus NCWorks Center, where eight local summer camps participat...

 

Offices Closed Friday - Brevard NC

City of Brevard offices, Transylvania County government offices and departments, including the solid waste collection centers, Rosman Town Hall, North Carolina state agencies and the schools will be closed this Friday for the Easter holiday. Most...

 

Legal Notices for March 24, 2016

2016 Bid Road Resurfacing and Patching for Holly Forest Sealed bids for the Holly Forest Association, Inc. for road resurfacing and patching in various areas of the development will be received by April 15, 2016 at the office of the Holly Forest... Full story

 

George Burkhart Hills Jr.

George Burkhart Hills Jr., 90, of Savannah, Ga., died March 18, 2016, surrounded by his wife and children. Born July 17, 1925, in Jacksonville, Fla., he was the third of five children of George...

 

Steven Edwin Jennings

Steven Edwin Jennings, 69, of Pisgah Forest, passed away March 11, 2016. A native of Vanport, Ore., he was the son of the late Earl and Anita Rose Bicart Ellis. A veteran of the United States Navy,...

 

James Ezra Ward Jr.

James Ezra Ward Jr., 83, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord after a brief illness Friday, March 18, 2016. He was the son of the late James Ezra and Sarah Davis Ward. His wife, Jeanette Ward and two sisters, Carolyn O’Neil and Betty Gosnell,...

 

Elena Combe Michelin

Elena Combe Michelin, 94, of Brevard, passed away at her residence Friday, March 11, 2016. She was a gracious and kind lady who was loved by all that knew her. Her greatest joy was playing with her...

 

BC Scholarship Attendees Report On NCCWSL Conference – Brevard NC

At the AAUW March meeting, members were delighted to hear a report on the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) held at the University of Maryland this past June. Each year...

 

News Of Organizations

Democratic Women’s Club At its meeting on Monday, March 28, the Democratic Women’s Club of Transylvania will hear from Maureen Mahan Copelof, candidate for N.C. House Seat 113. The club meets at the Pisgah Fish Camp for a self-paid lunch at 11,...

 

Brevard Historical Schools Foundation Memorial Updates – Brevard NC

The Brevard Historical Schools Foundation has taken another step in adding memorial bricks for past alumni and teachers. The memorial committee has just installed newly inscribed pavers for: Alumni...

 

Trails Carolina To Host Parenting Seminar – Brevard NC

Trails Carolina is hosting a free parenting seminar that is open to the public at the Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County on Tuesday, April 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. The seminar will be based upon the renowned principles of Parenting with Love and...

 

On Guard

Color Guard cadets from the JROTC program at Brevard High School attended Monday's Board of Education meeting. On hand were Eric Addler, Alex Reiss, Garrett Stansel and Damien LaForenza. (Courtesy...

 

Camera Club Exhibiting 'Photo Inspirations' In April – Brevard NC

Once a year, the Land of Waterfalls Camera Club exhibits a "Photo Inspirations" show, featuring the photographic visions of six local fine art photographers. This year the show will be at the...

 

Volunteers Lend Hand For Neighbors – Brevard NC

David Hoyt, a volunteer with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, carries a rake during the Brevard Cares volunteer day. The community cleanup event saw about 70 volunteers partake in...

 

Brevard College To Present 'The Tempest' – Brevard NC

Audiences who attend Brevard College’s upcoming production of “The Tempest” will literally be placed in the center of the action – on a turntable to be exact. The production, presented in The Porter Center for Performing Arts’ Morrison...

 

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