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Free Rein Celebrates Halloween

Free Rein Center celebrated Halloween on Oct. 27 with a "Stall or Treat" at the new barn at Rockbrook Camp. More than 200 children and their parents trick-or-treated with the horses and volunteers....

 

Courts Right To Redistrict

“I propose that we draw the maps to give a partisan advantage to 10 Republicans and three Democrats because I do not believe it’s possible to draw a map with 11 Republicans and two Democrats. -Rep. David Lewis, Harnett County Republican As...

 

Fantastic Job

Special thanks to PlumbSmart Technologies, for a fantastic job. They were professional, dedicated and knowledgeable. They worked as a team above and beyond. I was very happy with the service and would recommend them for a small or large job. Sarah...

 

Ignoring Trump's Successes

I read with interest Bob Youngerman’s letter in which he ranted about Trump’s thoughtless, sometimes callous, occasionally wrong tweets, twitters, and verbal miscues. I agree! He can be as rough as a cob when he puts his mouth in gear before he...

 

Copelof Is A Leader

Maureen Copelof is a leader, not only because she is a retired Navy Captain and was responsible for the welfare of some 1000 men and women and managed a budget of over $100 million, but because of her heart to care for all members of our community...

 

Dealing With Important World Events

As an average American voter concerned about our government’s standing in the world; the problems associated with world peace; the outcome of three current Congressional Investigation Committees of our president’s associations with Russia by...

 

Library Celebrates The Magic Of Board Games - Brevard, NC

To celebrate "International Games Week," Transylvania County Library on Friday hosted its own "Games Day," offering the chance to play board games and card games....

 

Lassie Once Came Home To Pisgah National Forest

Lassie the dog, made famous through television and movies, has a connection with Brevard and Pisgah National Forest. Lassie originally appeared in a 1938 short story by Eric Knight. Later, along with...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 6, 2017

Use Of Opioids Doubled In Past 25 Years

For much of this country’s history, opioid abuse had not been much of a problem. In the past last 25 years, however, opioid use has doubled in the United States, killing more people than automobile or gun-related accidents. Jim Hardy, coordinator...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    November 6, 2017

Municipal Elections Set For Tuesday

Municipal election day in Brevard and Rosman is Tuesday, with polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. In Brevard, Jimmy Harris faces no opposition for another four-year term as mayor. Two seats are on the ballot for city council. Three candidates —...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 6, 2017

County Animal Services Director Steps Down

Elma Rae Greene has resigned as the director at Transylvania County Animal Services as of Friday. “I’ve been in government a long time, and I’ve run several animal shelters across the state and have been involved in animal services since the...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    November 6, 2017

County Jobless Rate Drops Below 4%

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in September was 3.8 percent, down from 4.2 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account...

 

Thirteen Tons Of Prescription Pills Disposed

The State Bureau of Investigation delivered more than 13 tons of prescription pills to an incinerator Nov. 2, a record for Operation Medicine Drop, the statewide campaign to safely dispose of unused medications. “This amount, 26,991 pounds, breaks...

 

TDA: Total Solar Eclipse Was A Great Success

The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse was a great success, drawing visitors, scientists and attention to the county, according to a new release from the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA). “We were very pleased with both the turnout...

 

Sharing The Love - Brevard, NC

Last Saturday, food and money donations were collected as part of "Pack the Pantry Day," the fundraiser for The Sharing House. The effort saw 8,154 pounds of food and $7,261 in cash collected. The...

 

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