Articles from the July 18, 2016 edition

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Bridging The Divisions

In light of the recent shootings in America, many Americans and communities are discussing what they can do to bridge the divisions that exist. Individual rallies serve a purpose. They can be a starting point. Physically bringing people from diverse...

 

Lorie Stroup Named Acting District Ranger-Pisgah Forest, NC

The National Forests in North Carolina announced that Lorie Stroup will be the acting district ranger following the departure of Derek Ibarguen who has led the Pisgah Ranger District since November...

 

Praise For BMC

Those who have attended Brevard Music Center, either as an instructor, guest performer, conductor, student or audience member, know what a high-quality institution it is. Recently BMC received another plaudit, this time from the opera reviewer for...

 

Beyond Incensed

Like Charles Brendle I am “beyond incensed” (Letters, July 14), incensed that the Republicans have spent millions of U.S. tax-payer dollars for more than half a century in their efforts to destroy Hillary and Bill Clinton without any finding of...

 

Vacation Rentals In Brevard

My family roots in Transylvania County go back to the late 1850s. We have had close to seven generations living on our current family property or surrounding lands. My great-grandfather was the first dentist in the county. It brings me much sadness...

 

Bypass Would Hurt Many

The West Loop Corridor proposal has me very concerned. I do not understand why we concerned property holders on the route were not notified of the proposal or the meeting regarding this matter. If we did not have friends at the Catholic church, we...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    July 18, 2016

School Board Decision Opposed - Brevard NC

County Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins and some candidates running for state office are speaking out against House Bill 1133, which makes the Transylvania County Board of Elections partisan. During t...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    July 18, 2016

Hospital Drug Thief Being Sought - Brevard NC

Police have issued warrants for the suspect they believe stole drugs from area hospitals. According to Det. Steve Woodson, with the Brevard Police Department, an arrest warrant was filed Friday morning for Marc H. Thompson, 44, of Wadesboro, N.C....

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    July 18, 2016

Three Construction Projects Underway In Brevard - Brevard NC

Construction crews have recently been working on three separate sites in Brevard. One crew has begun work on an eventual 14-unit subdivision on Neely Road. Three of the homes are currently under const...

 

Ask Us: Drought

I have heard we are in a drought. Is that true and is it affecting local agriculture? As of last Thursday, the county was officially classified as being in “severe drought” as determined by the U.S. Drought Monitor for North Carolina. The other...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 18, 2016

Mountain True Hires Regional Director - Brevard NC

Local environmental nonprofit MountainTrue has recently hired a new southern regional director, Gray Jernigan. MountainTrue does work in Transylvania County, with future plans to increase its...

 

Relay For Life Returns - Brevard NC

The annual Relay for Life event returns this Friday to Brevard High School. Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. The theme for this year’s Relay for Life event is “Disney: Wish Upon a Cure!”...

 

Wasteful Spending

I have read several people’s opinions on the proposed bypass. Many friends tell me don’t worry, that they have been discussing that for years. The apparent disregard for the waste of taxpayer monies as demonstrated by the recent $400,000 purchase...

 

Air Conditioning May Not Save Dogs

Last week an officer investigated a report concerning a dog left in a vehicle during high temperatures. The vehicle was running with the air conditioning on, so no action was considered. Several years ago my brother in Canada left his dog in the car...

 

Gun Regulation Is Necessary

Mr. Page is erroneous in comparing the 2nd Amendment to the 1st Amendment. Fact: There were 13,286 gun deaths and 26,819 gun-related injuries in 2015. Fact: There were 38,300 automobile related deaths and 4,400,000 injuries in 2015. Cars are safer...

 

Attention

We’re on the brink of a very, very important election, an election that can and will change our lives. Don’t vote and nothing will change! Teachers will continue to be underpaid, administrators will be handpicked by Republicans, put into office...

 

Media Overlooks Black On Black Crime

There is no doubt that there is no excuse for police shootings of unarmed black men who pose no threat to the officers. However, what I am unable to understand is that the media focuses primarily on police/black confrontations which result in death,...

 

'One Bad Apple'

Years ago a hit song that went something like, “One bad apple, don’t spoil the whole bunch girl.” It seems that many Americans don’t see the events of the last few years that way. Citizens are concerned that law enforcement is their enemy...

 

Legal Notices for July 18, 2016

Notice to Creditors RE: Estate of Edward Anthony Dzierzynski Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Edward Anthony Dzierzynski, late of 363 Oak Park Drive, Brevard, NC 28712, Transylvania County, NC, the undersigned does hereby notify all... Full story

 

Bike Giveaway

Last week, the Cand'Aid foundation, an Oskar Blues affiliated nonprofit, donated more than 40 bikes to the students at the Rise and Shine after-school program. Professional mountain biker Jeff...

 

Tree Removal

The historic oak tree in front of Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Brevard is being taken down Wednesday because of the tree's deterioration and decay. "The tree has provided a wonderful...

 

Reeb Ranch Hosts Third Annual Burning Can – Brevard NC

Despite the occassional smattering of rain, spirits were high and craft beer from all over the Southeast and beyond flowed freely Saturday afternoon at Oskar Blues' third annual Burning Can festival....

 

Rise & Shine Hosts Dinner And Entertainment – Brevard NC

Rise & Shine's 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner will be held July 26, at St. Phillip's Episcopal Church at 317 E. Main St. in Brevard. The event will run from 6:30-9 p.m. Entertainment at the...

 

Bowers Details Useful Tips No Longer Taught

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Beauregard, Mark. “The Whale: a Love Story.” Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne met in the summer of 1850 and their lives changed forever. Melville dedicated...

 
 By Norah Davis    Arts    July 18, 2016

'Art Of The Mountains' Show Benefits Nonprofits – Brevard NC

Have you been looking for a special piece of art for a special place in your home, or a special gift for a special friend, or do you just enjoy browsing quality artwork while rubbing elbows with...

 

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