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Articles from the September 14, 2017 edition

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Foliage Forecaster Predicting A 'Good Display' - Brevard, NC

It's September in the hills when Western Carolina University's fall foliage forecaster Beverly Collins attempts to quantify the quality of the annual color show in western North Carolina through a...

 

Ballet And Live Music At Saturday's Market - Brevard, NC

Music and dance will both be a part of this Saturday morning's Transylvania Farmers' Market as the Brevard Ballet School and Dave Desmelik both perform on Sept. 16. Brevard Ballet will present...

 

Ryan Fogg Will Give Piano Recital - Brevard, NC

The Brevard College Music Department will present a guest recital by pianist Ryan Fogg on Monday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Porter Center for Performing Arts. The program will include Chopin’s Polonaise-Fantasy in A-flat and sonatas by...

 

Irma Causes Widespread Outages

The remnants of Hurricane Irma left their mark on Transylvania County, dropping at least 4 inches of rains on parts, cancelling school Tuesday and causing numerous power outages. On Tuesday morning,...

 

Library Concert Series Resumes - Brevard, NC

After a brief hiatus in deference to the Mountain Song Festival, the Transylvania County Library will resume its Fall Concert Series with Asheville-based duo The Moon and You on Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. Wife and husband Melissa Hyman and Ryan...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 14, 2017

City Candidates Tackle Questions During Forum - Brevard, NC

Some 50 people braved rain and wind to attend the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce’s Candidates’ Forum Monday in the library’s Rogow Room. Brevard City Council candidates Maureen Copelof, Jessica Gallagher and Mac Morrow gave opening an...

 

Highland Books: Adair Sanders To Discuss Writing In Different Genres

A Brevard resident with roots in western North Carolina reaching back to the 1600s via her grandmother's Whitaker relatives, Adair Sanders is the creator of the exciting Allison Parker Mystery...

 

News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest For the Sept. 20 meeting, the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s guest speaker will be Anna Yount, director of the Transylvania County Library. In this presentation current activities and the newly released Strategic Plan...

 

Teachers Attend Holocaust Education Classes

Four local teachers, among hundreds from around the country, are bringing back lessons learned from a Holocaust education conference this summer held at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. They hope those lessons will engage and promote...

 

BA Fall Festival Planned - Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy PTO will hold a Community Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the school, which is located at 1110 Hendersonville Highway in Pisgah Forest. There will be a bounce house, food trucks, live music, cake...

 

Tigers Look To Notch First Win Of Season Against Knights - Rosman, NC

It’s been a tough go for the Rosman Tigers so far this season, but the path gets a little easier Friday night as the Tigers host the Trinity Academy Knights. On paper, the two teams are similar. Both are 0-4 and both are giving up an average of 47...

 

Blue Devils Host Warhorses Under Thursday Night Lights - Brevard, NC

For the second year in a row football fans will be able to watch the Brevard Blue Devils without leaving the comfort of their homes as the Blue Devils will take to the field for a televised Thursday Night Lights game. Last year’s televised game...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Again this Sunday, donations for hurricane victims will be collected, along with our monthly Five Cents a Meal offering. Keith Thompson’s message for the morning will be, “The Hard Truth about Forgiveness.”...

 

Proper Pot To Hold Special Event Sept. 14

Zingo Munger of Cape Classics Import Co., is coming to The Proper Pot for a special event on Thursday, Sept. 14. Zingo is a long time friend of The Proper Pot and is known for an extensive South African import book. He has now branched out to...

 

A Folded Flag

The presence of the Honor Guard at a memorial service never fails to stir my emotions. Former service men, now too old for active service, dressed in the uniforms they wore on active duty, proudly march in perfect cadence carrying the flag of their...

 

Beauty Is Not Just Skin Deep!

I have just finished reading a review of the Miss America pageant by Fox News. They characterize the questions asked as coming from “nasty women,” although the questions were of contemporary interest: Russian interference, climate change,...

 

Gore Would Have Been Better

To anyone demeaning Al Gore: If he had been allowed to serve as president in 2001, as he should have been, 9/11 might have been averted due to a smoother executive transition and consumer protections against bank misconduct would definitely not have...

 

Copelof Is An Outstanding Choice

We were thrilled to hear that Maureen Copelof is running for city council. Her 30 years as a Naval officer has honed her skills as a leader as well as a team player. Her down-to-earth approach and ability to work well with people with divergent...

 

What Happened?

Hillary Clinton asked, “What happened?” “Let me count the ways”... Wisconsin, Michigan, middle America, et al; Willie and Loretta on the tarmac; Debbie and Donna of the DNC, Wall Street money. Lies ad nausea. The Munchkins, Bernie, the...

 

Lessons From Hurricanes

In addition to the lives lost and disrupted, the bill Americans will pay to recover from the devastation wreaked by hurricanes Harvey and Irma will register in the high billions. In order to mitigate the impact of such catastrophes in the future,...

 

The Autumnal Equinox Is Next Friday

Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute point out that at 4:02 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 22, the sun will cross the celestial equator in the sky heading south. This will be the first moment of autumn. What is the astronomical...

 

Learn How To 'Bring Back The Monarchs'

The Cradle of Forestry in America heritage site invites the public to attend the “Bring Back the Monarchs” program on at 2 p.m., Sunday, in the Forest Discovery Center. Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist Joyce Pearsall will present this...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 14, 2017

TNRC Supports Landslide Mapping Project

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) will recommend that the county commissioners fund a landslide-mapping project. A subcommittee was tasked to study the pros and cons of funding a map for high-risk areas in the county after the...

 

Legal Notices for September 14, 2017

City of Brevard INVITATION TO BID PURCHASE OF 45 Complete Scott Air-Paks and 5 Pak-Trackers City of Brevard Fire Department 95 West Main Street, Brevard NC 28712 Sealed bids for the purchase of 45 Complete Scott Air-Paks with 2 Bottles and 5... Full story

 

Iona, Scotland - An Oasis In A Chaotic World

"Those who come to Iona will come, not once, but three times." - Gaelic Saying These words are lettered in black on a soft white wall inside the Iona Abbey in Scotland. For some of us, the words are...

 

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