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Reasonable Gun Control

The president has released his proposals to reduce gun violence in the United States and they seem quite reasonable. Similar proposals have become law in other industrialized countries, and those countries have seen both gun-related homicides and...

 

Two Wars Contributed To Debt

The 16 year veteran of the House of Representa-tives and former mayor of Cleveland, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich lost his seat by the elimination of his district through gerrymandering. He said Dec. 28, 2012, on Democracy Now: “Well, I will say that...

 

A Very Scary Thought

I have been wondering and have some questions regarding the recent conversations about guns. What kind of person buys an assault weapon and for what? What motivates people to frantically buy these weapons and its ammo because a president with whom...

 

Don’t Complain

You haven’t a right to complain of higher taxes if you supported a candidate that voted for them. This is a nation of gimme, gimme. Do you care more for our country, your party or yourself? What about future generations? As for you non-voters, how...

 

Locks Won’t Run For City Council Seat — Brevard NC

Rodney Locks said he was “ready for a change” Monday, announcing he will not seek another term on the Brevard City Council. Locks has served on the council since 1997, including a term as mayor...

 

Will Miss Stan, The Man

Not too many things remind me of my mortality. I’m pretty much at peace with that part of life called dying. And yet, the death of baseball legend Stan Musial hit me especially hard. Growing up in Louisiana and loving the game of baseball from an e...

 

New BHS Coach Named — Brevard NC

Ending months of speculation, as well as an arduous selection process, Brevard High School chose Jason Lippard as the new head football coach of the Blue Devils, effective Feb. 25. The Board of...

 

Law Enforcement Search For Man Suspected In Home Invasion

At 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Transylvania County law enforcement authorities confirmed they were searching for a male suspect believed to be around 6 feet tall wearing a green jacket. The man allegedly invaded a Cedar Mountain house with a machete. The...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 24, 2013

School Board Picks Rogers — Brevard NC

In a unanimous 4-0 vote, the Transylvania County Board of Education elected Michael Rogers as their newest member during Tuesday night’s board meeting. Rogers, owner of Rogers Masonry and pastor of Dunns Creek Baptist Church, previously served on...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    January 24, 2013

Vehicle Owners Urged To Lock Doors — Brevard NC

After around 30 reports of vehicles being broken into in Brevard and Transylvania County in recent weeks — with around 10 reported Wednesday alone — local law enforcement officials are urging residents to take precautions. Over the last two...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Carr’s Hill Baptist Carr’s Hill Baptist Church will host a community history presentation by the Transylvania County Library staff Friday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend. Soups and...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    January 24, 2013

Wreck Victim Still In Hospital — Brevard NC

The woman involved in a two-car traffic accident near the intersection of N.C. 280 and Ecusta Road Sunday night remained in critical but stable condition Wednesday. According to the Brevard Police Department, Thao Nguyen, 41, of Cashiers, sustained...

 

‘A Taste Of Spirituality’ Scheduled For Feb. 3 – Brevard NC

Do you ever wonder what “spirituality” really means? Or, what a “spiritual practice” is? An ecumenical group in Brevard has been meeting to discover ways to provide this kind of information to the community. On Sunday, Feb. 3, from 3-5 p.m....

 

Forest Ranger Calls Time On His Career

Transylvania County Forest Ranger Kenneth E. McJunkin will retire on March 1 after three decades with the N.C. Forest Service. A Brevard native, 1981 graduate of Brevard High School and 1983 graduate...

 

Planning Session Focuses on Health, Wellness, Housing — Brevard NC

On Jan. 10, the city of Brevard held the first planning session specifically focused on health and wellness and housing. On hand to assist the public in the visioning process were representatives from the Community Health Authority, The Haven,...

 

‘Limited’ Restrictions Now Placed On Hospital Visitors

Mission Health is lifting visitor restrictions from “restricted” to “limited” in response to a decreased influenza incidence over the past month. Mission Health is asking that family and friends, particularly children under age 12 and people...

 

County Commissioners To Review Board Appointments — Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners are expected to review appointments of representatives of several boards, councils and committees at Monday night’s board meeting. Among the positions under review are several that are currently held by...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    January 24, 2013

A Standoff In Cedar Mountain Sunday Ends Safely - Brevard NC

A standoff Sunday night between law enforcement officers with the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office and an armed resident ended safely thanks to the “level-headed actions” of the law enforcement officers, ac-cording to Transylvania County Sher...

 

Officials Say Grant Will Advance Local Biofuels Industry — Brevard NC

Officials with AdvantageWest and the Biofuels Center of North Carolina have announced that a consortium of western North Carolina partners will receive a grant of $766,256 from the Biofuels Center, which will measurably advance the biofuels industry...

 

Walk To Change

Karen Howell and Austin Fleming were among those who took part in the “Walk to Change” Monday as part of the community’s efforts to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....

 

New Miss Bengal Crowned

Rosman High School held its 2013 Miss Bengal Pageant Monday night. Alesci Chantel Dalton (second from right) was awarded the crown. She received a $1,300 scholarship. The first runner-up was Lily...

 

Murrays Celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary

Harry and Mildred Murray, of Brevard, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Jan. 25, 2013. They were married Jan. 25, 1948, on Long Island, in New York. They have two children, Penny (Bob)...

 

Robertson, Metzger Engagement Announced

Lindsay Elizabeth Robertson, of Penrose, and Jason Lee Metzger, of Pisgah Forest, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Melissa Gill, of Mtn. Home, N.C., and...

 

News Of Organizations

Democratic Women The Democratic Women’s Club will meet Monday, Jan. 28, at the Pisgah Fish Camp restaurant. Dan Carter, university professor emeritus, University of South Carolina, will be the speaker. His talk will focus on placing the current deb...

 

Women’s Journaling Circle Planned – Brevard NC

Circle of Joy for eight to twelve women will meet weekly Mondays at Quotations in Brevard Feb. 4 through March 18 from 2-4 p.m. Participants will celebrate and expand their joy through journaling, exercises, and sharing, as they cover topics,...

 

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