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 By Matt McGregor    News    May 18, 2017

Proposed City Budget Calls For Tax Increase - Brevard, NC

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year calls for a tax increase of 1.5 cents, which would raise the tax from 48 cents to 49.5 cents. Fatland presented his $28 million budget at Brevard’s City Council meeting o...

 

School Board Seeks More For Capital Projects - Brevard, NC

A vote on approving bids to put new roofs on Brevard Middle School and the maintenance shop led to a discussion about the need for more capital outlay funding at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday evening. Norris Barger,...

 

Abernethy Named New Principal At Brevard High - Brevard, NC

Dr. Bryan Abernethy has been named as the new principal at Brevard High School for the 2017-18 school year. "I am pleased to announce Dr. Bryan Abernethy as the new principal at Brevard High School,"...

 

Tenth Squirrel Box Derby Is Ready To Roll After Memorial Day Parade - Brevard, NC

It's time to cut loose and let gravity do the work! Everyone is invited to the Squirrel Box Derby, where spiffy, speedy, and sometimes silly cars roll down Jailhouse Hill up to 40 miles per hour...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 18, 2017

Panel Discusses Impact Of 'Fake News' - Brevard, NC

A panel of media and information specialists recently discussed the phenomenon of “Fake News.” The event was held at the Transylvania County Library. Micah Hanks, a podcaster of “Middle Theory,” which analyzes news, history, politics and...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    May 18, 2017

Playprints - Brevard, NC

Hugh MacMillan has been busy this week painting different murals on the bike path through town. This hopscotch painting on the section by the middle school is meant to be fun way to attract kids to...

 

Construction Project Begins On Cathy's Creek Road - Brevard, NC

A construction project on Cathy’s Creek Road (Forest Service Road 471) on the Pisgah Ranger District began May 17. This project will result in a temporary detour for approximately 120 days. An existing concrete low water ford will be removed about...

 

Silvermont's Centennial - Brevard, NC

Most Southern towns have a few old two-story mansions with wraparound porches and gardens left, reminders of a time long passed when a wealthy scion served as patriarch for the entire community. But many such mansions have fallen into disrepair and... Full story

 

Former GOP Leaders Knew Value Of Public Lands

Last month, Republican President Donald Trump ordered a review of the 25 parks and national monuments established over the past 20 years with the goal of removing such designation. He made it clear that his main concern was that the creation of...

 

The Phoenix And The Fox To Hold Grand Re-opening Friday - Brevard, NC

The Phoenix and the Fox is part love story. Joe Alexander was born and raised in Henderson County and graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in environmental health. Rebekah Watts...

 

At Highland Books: Wellborn To Discuss 'The Savvy Parent's Guide To Public Schools'

Alice Wellborn will discuss her book, “The Savvy Parent’s Guide to Public Schools: How to Make Public Education Work for Your Children,” at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, at Highland Books. Wellborn was a school psychologist for 35 years in...

 

Silvermont To Host Clogging Class - Brevard, NC

Dottie Tinsley will be offering clogging lessons at Silvermont Opportunity Center again this year. Tinsley has taught traditional mountain clogging for over 35 years in Transylvania County, including places like Brevard College, the Jim Bob Tinsley...

 

America First?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak meet President Trump in Oval Office. Photos are taken by TASS, the Russian government news media. The U.S. media is barred from the meeting. Shocking! We are finding out what is going on...

 

What …If?

Maybe it’s the approaching of my 79th birthday soon, or maybe it’s just the dawning on me of just “good common sense,” but when I read that more than $20 million will be spent in federal political races this year in midterm contests for the...

 

Trump Ignores Problem

On Thursday, May 11, President Trump signed yet another executive order. This one was to set up a commission to study his “fake views” that voter fraud was the reason he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million votes. The...

 

March Against AHCA

On Saturday, May 20, a candlelight march to protest the American Health Care Act will be held in downtown Brevard. Starting at Gaston and East Jordan streets, the marchers will walk single file up to the courthouse where each person will turn to a...

 

VFW Post 4309 Auxiliary Awards Student

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary has several scholarship programs. One is the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Scholarship, which is offered to high school students to compete for a local,...

 

RHS Theater Dept. Presents 'An Evening Of Culture' - Rosman, NC

The Rosman High School Drama Department will present Mark Landon Smith’s hilarious two-act comedy, “An Evening of Culture,” May 26-27 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Set somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the South, a group of friends...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 18, 2017

Blue Devils Advance To State Semifinals In Tight Match - Brevard, NC

After last week's second round win over Lake Norman, Brevard head tennis coach Mike Vandegrift said depth would be crucial for the Blue Devils' success moving forward. That proved to be the case as...

 
 By Philip Latter    Sports    May 18, 2017

A Dozen Blue Devils Qualify For State Finals - Brevard, NC

Madison Baldridge doesn’t have much in common with Andrew Robinson and Noah Graham. One hurdles, sprints and jumps; the other two run distance. One is a freshman; the others are seniors. But on Saturday at the 2A West Regional meet in Polk County,...

 

Tigers' Relay Team Heads To 1A Finals - Rosman, NC

After placing second in the 1A western regional competition last Saturday, the Rosman High School boys’ 4 x 800-meter relay team will head to the state finals this weekend as one of the top teams in the event. The team consists of William Partin,...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Sunday, May 21, Keith Thompson will bring the message, “A Hopeful Trip to the Beach.” Special music for worship will be provided by the Westminster Bells and the Chancel Choir. Every third Sunday...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 18, 2017

No Time Like The Present For Brevard Track, Tennis Teams - Brevard, NC

Between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon, roughly a 36-hour window of time, a group of well-known yet slightly shrouded student-athletes from Brevard High School have the opportunity to make athletic history for the Blue Devils. For that group o...

 

Jack Harlan Allred

Jack Harlan Allred, 79, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017. He was the son of the late Claude Harlan and Rosa Quick Allred. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Myrna Vivian...

 

Hilda Barnette Collins

Hilda Barnette Collins, 97, of Rosman, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Elem Roscoe and Beatrice Rachel Batson Galloway. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Riley Cleveland Sr.; second husband, Wallace...

 

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