Articles from the September 28, 2015 edition

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Rosman Crushes Hayesville 57-0 On Homecoming – Rosman NC

It was a busy week in the halls of Rosman High. The school was celebrating its 100-year anniversary and Homecoming week. The Rosman Tiger football team got the memo and did their best to celebrate,...

 

Mental Health

There is an undeniable need for mental health services these days. Anti-depressant prescriptions have increased 400 percent since 1988. In 2013, suicides were the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Yet, many of the mental services that people ne...

 

Francis' Gaze

As Pope Francis arrives in America, he brings a message of compassion, justice, and social responsibility. His voice is loving, his gaze forgiving, and his words challenging: be responsible — for each other, particularly for the marginalized and th...

 

Legal Notices For September 28, 2015

017735-00183/ 15-SP-69 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Michael T. Benson and Cynthia A. Howard, dated... Full story

 

Shooting Incidents Leave 2 Dead, 1 Arrested - Brevard NC

Two people are dead in two separate shooting incidents in Transylvania County that occurred Thursday evening and early Friday morning. According to Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney, a Lake To...

 

State Fines Animal Shelter - Brevard NC

The county’s animal shelter has been cited and fined $10,150 for unauthorized euthanasias by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Veterinary Division. During an inspection of the shelter’s euthanasia files from Sept. 1, 2014...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 28, 2015

Frank Deford Tackles Sports At Porter Center - Brevard NC

Mixing humorous anecdotes with serious analysis of sports in the United States, Frank Deford entertained a nearly packed house at the Porter Center for Performing Arts Thursday evening. The event was...

 

Body Found At Base Of Rock - Brevard NC

U.S. Forest Service officials said a search and rescue effort last week led to the discovery of a body at the base of Looking Glass Rock. Patty Matteson, spokesperson with the U.S. Forest Service, said a man’s body was recovered from the base of...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 28, 2015

Public Lands, Parks Funding Set To End -Brevard NC

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a key source of funding for public lands and parks and recreation departments, is set to expire in three days. The LWCF comes from monies paid by oil and gas companies to drill in public waters off shore....

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 28, 2015

State Park Director Visits Gorges - Brevard NC

Mike Murphy, director of North Carolina State Parks, met with Gorges State Park rangers and the park's advisory committee last week, announcing that the state park division has been moved under a new...

 

Oskar Blues Opening Texas Brewery - Brevard NC

Oskar Blues Brewery has announced its plan to open a new brewery and taproom music venue in Austin, Texas, that will be up and running by next April 20. “North Carolina and Colorado are filled with amazing communities and experiences mingled with...

 

Delayed-Harvest Regulations Begin Oct. 1 - Brevard NC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement delayed-harvest regulations on 36 trout waters in 19 western North Carolina counties, including Transylvania, on Oct. 1. Before Oct. 1, hatchery-supported regulations apply to these waters. Under...

 

Scout Pack 703 Issues Invitation - Brevard NC

Cub Scout Pack 703 is inviting all boys in first through fifth grades to come join them every Thursday. From 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Pack 703 meets in the Scout Hut behind Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church on East Main...

 

Queen For A Day

Alex McNeely was crowned Rosman High School's Homecoming Queen Friday. (Courtesy photo)...

 

Dr. Graham To Talk On Partial Knee Replacement – Brevard NC

Almost one in three Americans older than age 45 reports some type of knee pain, and it’s a common reason that people visit their doctors or the emergency room. More serious injuries, such as a ruptured ligament or tendon, may require surgical repai...

 

BHS Has Fielded Teams Since 1920

Brevard's first high school opened in 1908. Almost from its beginning Brevard High had intramural sports. The earliest record of teams competing against other schools are from 1922 when a men's...

 

Sports Memorabilia Show-n-Tell Set For Oct. 1 – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library is hosting an evening of sports memories on Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Rogow Room. Several people are lined up to share how sports have shaped their lives. Guests will include former major league baseball player Gil...

 

Community Transportation Grant Team Sought – Transylvania County NC

In a Community Transportation informational meeting Friday, Sept. 18, Keith McCoy, Transylvania County transportation director, briefed attendees regarding current funding and potential additional...

 

Connestee Falls Gala Honors Scholarship Recipients –Connestee Falls NC

More than 250 people gathered Sept. 18 in the Cherokee Room of the Connestee Falls Clubhouse to celebrate this year's 22 scholarship recipients through the 28th annual Connestee Falls Student...

 

IQ Tests Are Just One Measurement

We can thank the French government for IQ tests! Early in the 1900s, when universal education was mandated in France, Alfred Binet was commissioned to develop a test to identify children in need of special assistance in school. He came up with the...

 

Trout Stream Poisoned In Rash's 'Above The Waterfall'

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Belfoure, Charles. “House of Thieves.” Architect John Cross’s son has gotten himself into serious trouble with a gambling debt he cannot repay. John has to take care...

 

BC Alumni To Display Work – Brevard NC

The creative works of Brevard College alumni from 1980 through 2012 will be on display in the College's Spiers Art Gallery Oct. 2-30. A free reception opens the exhibit Friday, Oct. 2, at 5:30 p.m.,...

 

BMC Presents Free Concerts – Brevard NC

To share music with the community beyond its summer festival season, Brevard Music Center (BMC) — in partnership with Brevard College and the Osher Lifelong Learning Center (OLLI) in Asheville — is proud to announce its 2015/2016 season of free...

 

Lynda Sheffield Bullock

Lynda Sheffield Bullock, 68, of Asheville, and previously of Rosman, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A native of Carroll County, Ga., she was the...

 

Billy J. Cooper

Billy J. Cooper, 73, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. A native of Morganton, N.C., he was the son of the late John Cooper and the late Mildred Carswell. In addition to his parents, his brother, Harold Carswell, also preceded him in...

 

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