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Brevard Man Charged With Passing Fake $100 Bills -Brevard NC

Police have a Brevard man in custody after fake $100 bills were passed in Brevard. Randall R. Hooks, of 76 Trent Road, Apartment C, has been charged with felony possession of counterfeit instrument/cu...

 

Losing Games And Money

North Carolina received more bad financial news last week. Both the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) announced they are pulling all of their tournament and championship games from this state due...

 

Insurance Companies Seek More Profits

The Affordable Care Act is only a failure in the minds of those who spend too much time watching Fox “News” and listening to right-wing talk shows that are short on facts and big on inflammatory rhetoric. To the 20 million Americans who now have...

 

Time For A Change In Raleigh

Time for a change… We need to send someone to Raleigh who can represent western North Carolina and serve the common good. Self-serving bills that have come out of personal values of the current legislators have not been openly discussed,...

 

Forgetting 911

For 55 years until I retired to Brevard in 2002, I lived in Fresh Meadows, Queens, N.Y. That is 15 miles from the World Trade Center and Ground Zero. I am upset that there was no official ceremony to remember this terrible day. I went to our local...

 

Senator Burr And Terrorists

In August I received an email from Senator Richard Burr in which he asked I vote Yes or No on whether President Obama puts “our troops at risk in releasing suspected terrorists from Guantanamo Bay.” The email also states “nearly 30 percent of...

 

NC Photo ID Law Does Not Suppress Votes

A report issued in June by Judicial Watch warns that our government and Constitution are in crisis. Judicial Watch is uses FOIA’s (Freedom of Information Act) to pry information, albeit it slowly, from our self-proclaimed transparent government. Th...

 

This Democrat Wants A Strong Republican Party

I’ve been a Democrat all my life. I believe in the party’s values, I’m pleased when its candidates win elections, and I’m persuaded the country is better off when Democratic ideas get a fair shake in the public arena. But none of this means t...

 

New At The Library - Popular DVD Titles Added To Collection

The following DVDs have been added to the library’s collection: “The 5th Wave.” Starring Ron Livingston, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Nick Robinson. This is the story of a group of teenagers who are fighting the aliens who have already attacked...

 

TC Arts Council To Host Annual Meeting On Friday

The Transylvania Community Arts Council invites the public to its Annual Meeting on Friday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m. The TC Arts Council will celebrate the achievements of the 2015/16 fiscal year and announce the new officers and board members for the...

 

TC Arts' Next Exhibit Features Printmaking

This summer the Transylvania Community Arts Council posted an open call for printmakers and received responses from artists across North Carolina and South Carolina. This open exhibit will run at the...

 

Brevard College To Stage 'Love/Sick' On Sept. 29

On Thursday, Sept. 29, the Brevard College Theatre Department will open its first show of the season, “Love/Sick” by John Cariani. The show is directed by Peter Savage and will run through Sunday, Oct. 2, in the Morrison Playhouse Blackbox...

 

New Artwork Featured At Number 7 Art Gallery

Gwen Flinn's natural curiosity and love of nature led her to a passion for painting. She excels in capturing the wildlife of western North Carolina. Flinn produces abstract works as well. She studied...

 

Bag Lunch Arts Series - Adams To Show Waterfalls Of Western North Carolina

The Transylvania County Library’s Bag Lunch Arts Series continues on Tuesday, Sept. 20, with “Exploring the Wonderful Waterfalls of Western North Carolina” presented by Kevin Adams. The program begins at noon in the Rogow Room and is made...

 

Local Delta Kappa Gamma Society Plans Biennium

With the primary aim of promoting professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education, members of the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International...

 

Mulls Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Andy and Deanna Mull, of Lake Toxaway, were married Sept. 23, 1966, in Pickens, S.C., by Catherine Wise. They will celebrate 50 years of marriage Sept. 23, 2016. Their son, Keary Mull, of Georgetown,...

 

News of Organizations

Williamson Creek Democrats The Williamson Creek Precinct Democrats will hold a meeting and potluck dinner on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m. at the Williamson Creek Community Center. Enjoy talking with your fellow Democrats and local Democratic...

 

New Poll Shows Bipartisan Support For Smart Start

A bipartisan poll released on Sept. 15, by the North Carolina Early Childhood Education Foundation (NCECF) and the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) shows broad support across party lines for providing greater access to Smart Start and NC Pre-K. Deb...

 

American Legion To Hold Membership Appreciation Picnic

The American Legion Post 88, the Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary invite the community to join them at the American Legion for Membership Apprec-iation Day. The legion will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Woody’s Famous BBQ...

 

Picturing The Past - Grocery Stores Were Family Businesses

Grocery stores of the early to mid-1900s were generally small family run businesses, although there were some large chains such as A&P and Piggly Wiggly. These stores typically carried non-perishable...

 

Everyday Education - Ready Resources Available At Your Library

By Erika Brock School is back in session and families are busy planning their fall schedules. Here at the Transylvania County Library we are ready to help students, parents, and educators get a great start to the school year. Regardless of where...

 

Students Play Critical Role In School Bus Safety

Bright and early this morning, more than 800,000 public school students boarded a school bus and headed off to school. But if past numbers from the state’s annual stop-arm violation count continue to hold true, at least 3,100 vehicles will have...

 

Leaders Laud United Way's Community Investments

Transylvania County Superintendent of Schools Jeff McDaris spoke to other community leaders about the importance of community investment through United Way of Transylvania County at the local...

 

Blue Devils Throttle Jets For First Home Win Since 2013

In a season of firsts for many members of the Blue Devil football team, Brevard crossed another milestone Friday night. A 41-yard touchdown run by Stevi Benjamin with 10 seconds left in the fourth...

 

Tigers Hang On For First Win Of Season Over Knights

The Rosman Tigers needed some fourth quarter heroics Friday night as they looked to pick up their first win of the season against Trinity Academy. The Tigers would need a stop on defense with 5:00...

 

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