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No To Partisan School Board

Last Thursday, May 19, local state representative Chris Whitmire filed House Bill 1133, which would change the Board of Education of Transylvania County from a nonpartisan board to partisan board. The bill also would change the manner in which...

 

Clinton Cash

Readers may not have noticed, but the Peter Schweizer Book “Clinton Cash,” which was published a year ago, is now going to be a film documentary coming out in July. I urge everyone to research this book and watch the film. It basically...

 

Why People Should Bike More

I think that it would be awesome if more people would bike more often / not including motorcycles or any type of motor bike. My first argument is bicycles don’t pollute, which I think most of us know is very bad for the Earth. My second argument...

 

Gray Is Okay

My husband and I were delighted when we received a note from Sandy B. McNutt last month saying that Sandy will be visiting our White Squirrel Festival. Sandy is a wonderful ambassador for gray squirrels everywhere. My husband and I met Sandy (and...

 

Bernie Sanders And Socialism

A few weeks ago, one letter writer made a statement describing Bernie Sanders form of socialism as “Democratic Socialism.” He never did explain what the difference was between “Democratic Socialism” and the plain old garden variety of...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    May 23, 2016

Whitmire Wants Partisan Elections For School Board - Brevard NC

State Rep. Chris Whitmire has introduced a bill that would make the Transylvania Board of Education partisan during election time. If approved, the bill would require those running for a seat on the...

 

Funny Letter

Ron Rutherford’s May 19, comment about “the damage 140 years of Democratic rule have done to our state” is pretty darn funny in light of the damage the Republicans have been able to do in just a few months. Marilyn Compton B...

 

Brevard College Getting New Athletic Facility - Brevard NC

Plans for a new on-campus turf facility have been approved by a unanimous vote of the Brevard College Board of Trustees, giving several athletic programs a new home. The facility will be built on...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    May 23, 2016

Brevard Man Gets 17 Years In Prison For Child Porn - Brevard NC

A Brevard man will spend more than 17 years in federal prison after admitting to having and sharing child pornography. Robert J. Lamb, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger to 207 months in prison on the child pornography...

 

Generosity From Loftis

Earlier this month, the fifth grade class from T.C. Henderson went on its annual trip. This year we went to the N.C. Zoo. One of our students needed a wheel chair in order to navigate the massive area of the zoo. Fortunately, Rosman Elementary...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 23, 2016

Top Local Educators Celebrated - Brevard NC

Kristi Clark, a second grade teacher at Pisgah Forest Elementary School, received the Teacher of the Year award for Transylvania County Schools Friday during an awards luncheon held at the Lutheran...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 23, 2016

Toxaway Association Put 'On Notice' - Brevard NC

The Lake Toxaway Homeowners Association (LTHA) has been sent a certified "Notice of Violation" from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality for failing to maintain stream flow standards. The...

 

Help Schenck Help Students

On May 9, I was delighted to attend the Community Relations Council dinner at Schenck Job Corps. The delicious dinner, consisting of fried chicken and steak filets and all the fixings, was cooked by Schenck’s culinary arts students. After dinner,...

 

Sheriff Would Like Special Reserve Fund Created - Brevard NC

By the end of this fiscal year on June 30, Sheriff David Mahoney estimates roughly $2.6 million in revenues will have been generated from housing inmates from other counties, from commissary and phone funds, and other revenue streams since the...

 

There Is No 'Common Sense' In House Bill 2

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory says House Bill 2 (HB 2) is a “common sense” law. Let’s see if the governor’s claim holds water when we look at the facts: 1. Governor McCrory says the new law protects the safety and privacy of people...

 

Blue Devil Athletes Compete At State Championships – Brevard NC

Champion Athlete Brevard High School's Noah Graham won two individual 2A state titles at the championship meet held at N.C. A&T University this past Saturday. Graham took first in the 1,600-meter...

 

Legal Notices for May 23, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 16-E-159 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of James F. Sheafer of Transylvania County,... Full story

 

Vermiculture Can Be Fun And Beneficial – Brevard NC

(This is the first part of a two-part article describing why to consider worm farming, i.e., vermiculture, and how to go about it. This part describes the advantages of worm farming for the gardener; the how-to part will appear in The Transylvania...

 

Henry Glover Jr.

Henry Glover Jr., 60, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Henry and Lula Belle Smith Glover Sr. He is survived by his sons, Courtney Lynch, of...

 

George Macdonald Hargreaves

George Macdonald Hargreaves, 88, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016. He was the son of the late George and Florence Macdonald Hargreaves. In addition to his parents, his sister,...

 

William Douglas Muir

In order to spare others from the task of recording the events of my life, I have elected to do so myself. I was born to Herbert Muir and Olive Farnham in Augusta, Maine on the 7th of February, 1934...

 

Jerry Leon Powell

Jerry Leon Powell, 69, of Balsam Grove, went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 20, 2016, while surrounded by his loving family. A native of Transylvania County, he was born July 28, 1946. He...

 

Thomas Woodrow "Tommy" Souther

Thomas Woodrow "Tommy" Souther, 89, of Mills River, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Elizabeth House in Fletcher. A native of Henderson County, he was a son of the D.T. and Reba Case Souther....

 

May B. Thorson

May B. Thorson, of Eustis, Fla. and Sapphire, went to be with the Lord Mother's Day, May 8, 2016. She was born in Drummon Township Wisconsin Dec. 4, 1919. Her parents, Clarence and Mable McCann, and...

 

Photography Exhibit Celebrates Rise & Shine's 20th Anniversary – Brevard NC

The Hollingsworth Gallery will host a special two-part exhibition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Rise & Shine after school program, from May 26 through the end of June. Part 1 of the...

 

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