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The Wizards Of Washington

In “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy eventually learns the great and powerful Wizard of Oz is a fraud, nothing more than an ingenious huckster hiding behind false presentations of power. In the past year there have continued to be revelations that the...

 

You Can Help

How can you make a difference in our community in only a few hours a week: volunteer at SAFE’s Attic! I’ve been volunteering at SAFE for almost a year, and cannot say enough good things about SAFE, Inc. and the vital services they provide...

 

Dumb Analogies

Give this some thought. The Governor of North Carolina just compared by analogy the voter ID law to something no different than “showing your ID to board an airplane or buying Sudafed.” Then, with a similarly illogical thought, Senator Apodaca...

 

UUTC Trustees Protest HB 2

The Board of Trustees of UUTC, Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County, wishes to express its opposition to the enactment of HB2 by the North Carolina legislature and Governor McCrory. With this legislation, otherwise known as the...

 
 By John Burrows    Opinion    May 2, 2016

Natural Places Are Being 'Loved To Death'

Earlier this month I traveled back home to the mountains of North Carolina to visit the Bent Creek Research Forest in south Asheville. With me was the director of the Duke Forest, a professor of silviculture, and seven graduate students studying fore...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    May 2, 2016

City Puts Brevard Place Developer On Notice -Brevard NC

The developer of Brevard Place, the proposed project on the Asheville Highway that currently includes the Bojangles restaurant, has been given a violation notice after construction has essentially halted. Daniel Cobb, the city’s planning director,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 2, 2016

Rosman Pool Now Likely To Open - Rosman, NC

After initial concerns that Rosman's Champion Park pool wouldn't open this summer, town officials believe the community will again have access by June 1. The town has received a $50,000 grant from...

 
 News    May 2, 2016

Brevard College Hosts Commencement - Brevard NC

Mother Nature held off her thundershowers just in time for 125 eager and fresh-faced college students to claim their award for four years of hard work: A Brevard College diploma. "The most...

 
 News    May 2, 2016

County Supports Name Changes -Brevard NC

Transylvania commissioners support proposed name changes to two geographic locations in the county that would honor the first black member of the U.S. Congress, Hiram Rhodes Revels. During their recent meeting, commissioners approved a letter...

 

Schenck To Host Dinner – Pisgah Forest NC

The Community Relations Committee of Schenck Job Corps is having their monthly CRC Dinner Monday, May 9, at 6 p.m. in the Dining Hall at Schenck Job Corps. This is an excellent opportunity to meet some of the students and staff and become more...

 
 News    May 2, 2016

Ask Us: Slippery Boardwalk

Why does the city of Brevard use treated boards on the bike path boardwalk? They become slippery when wet (which is often in Brevard), are bad for the environment and crack in the sun. I personally know several people that have wrecked their bikes...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    May 2, 2016

Early Morning Fire Displaces 7 - Brevard NC

A dog and a bird died in a fire in Brevard during the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 27. According to Cpt. Adam Hughey, with the Brevard Fire Department, firefighters arrived at 25...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    May 2, 2016

Jordan Street Reopens - Brevard NC

A portion of Jordan Street in Brevard, which has been closed for months for construction of a downtown development, has reopened. According to Daniel Cobb, the city's planning director, Mike Domokur,...

 

National Day Of Prayer To Be Observed Thursday -Brevard NC

Observance of the 65th annual National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday on the front steps of the First Baptist Church of Brevard on Gaston Street. Organizers of the 12:30 p.m. event are encouraging the public to attend. Brevard Mayor Jimmy...

 

Legal Notices for May 2, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 16-E-136 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of... Full story

 

Crowd Comes Out For 'N.C. Local Showcase' – Brevard NC

On Thursday, the popular Facebook group "We Are Brevard" hosted its N.C. Local Showcase, which featured local vendors, organizations and businesses. The event was held at the Brevard Lumberyard and...

 
 Arts    May 2, 2016

TC Arts To Exhibit 'Blast From The Past'– Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has announced their next exhibit, "Blast From The Past" – an invitational exhibit that will be on display from May 6-27. Tammy Hopkins, executive director of...

 
 Arts    May 2, 2016

Buzz Aldrin Describes Life Lessons Learned

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Bock, Charles. “Oliver and Alice.” Life for Alice Culvert is as close to perfect as can be. She has Oliver, her husband with whom she is raising a daughter; her dream j...

 
 Arts    May 2, 2016

Music Center Box Office Opens Today – Brevard NC

For ten weeks this summer, musicians from across the globe will gather in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to prepare and perform great musical works. They will be joined by Brevard Music Center Alumnus and Artistic Director Keith...

 
 Arts    May 2, 2016

Robert Long To Discuss Paintings With Art Guild – Brevard NC

Robert Long, oil painter from Asheville, will share his artistic techniques at the May 5 meeting of the Transylvania Art Guild. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Center at 1178 Ecusta Road in Brevard behind the Pisgah...

 
 Arts    May 2, 2016

Undivided Attention – Brevard NC

Violet Kottkamp listens intently to instructions from her ballet teacher. Kottkamp is one of approximately 100 local dancers who will take the stage in Brevard Ballet's "Princess & the Pea" and...

 
 Arts    May 2, 2016

'Barefoot Sisters' To Speak At Library – Brevard NC

The fourth of the Appalachian Trail Adventures at the Transylvania County Library heads southbound with “The Adventures of the Barefoot Sisters” Thursday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. In June 2000, sisters Susan and Lucy Letcher set out to hike from Maine...

 
 Arts    May 2, 2016

Music Jam, Art Show To Benefit Veterans – Brevard NC

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4309 will host a “Thankin’ Our Vets” benefit at the post Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. There will be music, food and crafts throughout the day. Musical performers include the Dunn’s Rock Pickers,...

 

June Joan Hartnett Seropian

On the evening of Saturday, April 16, 2016, beloved wife and mother, June Seropian, was called home to be with the Lord Jesus. Born June 17, 1932, in Spokane, Wash., she was the youngest of six...

 

Stephen Lee "Chicken" Sitton

Stephen Lee "Chicken" Sitton, 51, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. A native and lifelong resident of Transylvania County, he was the son of Margaret "Cricket" Wilson Sitton and...

 

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