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New ER Opens At Hospital - Brevard, NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital’s (TRH) new emergency department opens today, providing more space for doctors and nurses to work, as well as allowing for a higher quality of treatment for the patient, according to Michele Pilon, president and...

 

Audit: County Revenues Increase

Transylvania County received a clean financial audit during the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting last week. Kari Dunlap, with Martin Starnes & Associates, gave an overview of the county’s financial report for the 2016-2017 fiscal year,...

 

Busy Elves - Brevard, NC

On Saturday, children had the opportunity to make Christmas gifts at Brevard-Davidson Presbyterian Church....

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 18, 2017

BA Receives Goods News On Report Card - Pisgah Forest, NC

Wednesday evening The Brevard Academy; A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors received good news regarding the school’s audit and school report card for last year. “We gave you a clean opinion. Everything was good,” said C. Briggs Pe...

 

Update: Wildfire In McDowell County Fully Contained

Rain overnight aided firefighters on the Coxes Creek no. 7 fire in McDowell County, which is now 100 percent contained. The fire increased to approximately 200 acres Tuesday before the rain. The Coxes Creek no. 7 Fire was reported Monday afternoon....

 

Bowhunters Take Aim At Helping Children

The N.C. Bowhunters Association (NCBA) has started a new outreach program started by NCBA member Crystal Hughes. The Wrapping Reindeer Project was initiated to provide Christmas gifts to children in...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 18, 2017

Scientists Studying Historic Impact Of Fires On Forests

During the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council meeting, the council and audience heard from Katie Greenberg, an uplands hardwoods ecologist. Greenberg works for the U.S. Forest Service in a branch called research and development,...

 

Young Bat Co. Knows How To Find The Sweet Spot

In an absolute labor of love, the Young Bat Co. (YBC), makers of fine baseball bats, has reopened its doors for business. The YBC was a supplier to some major league players in the 1990; players such...

 

Rushing Toward Nuclear War

Much overlooked among all of the news last week – Democrat Doug Jones’s victory in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, the 3-2 vote by the Federal Communications Commission to forego net neutrality, the progression of impending tax cuts through...

 

The Good Heart Of Rosman

On Dec. 12, I had the opportunity to attend the Rosman Aldermen meeting. The meeting was marked because of the concerns regarding manufactured housing in Rosman. Two of Rosman’s most sincere and good-hearted people stood opposite one another on...

 

Let's Be Honest - And Fair

I think we can all agree that the sexual assault issue is a very volatile and emotional one. As was predictable, the issue has spiraled into a maelstrom that has gained mind-boggling speed. Before I get a barrage of rebuttals to this piece, let me...

 

Selfishness Vs. Unselfishness

“There has never been a nation in the history of the world that has ever improved morally apart from revival. Nearly all great nations of the past have been destroyed by disintegration of moral character. That is now happening in the United...

 

An Angel At Ingles

God sent an angel to me the morning of Nov. 22. I was checking out my groceries at Brevard Ingles when I could not find my debit card. I was in a panic as that was the only way I could buy my Thanksgiving meal with that card. I didn’t know what to...

 

A Pet Is A Serious Responsibility

This is a reminder to people who are planning to buy “surprise” puppies or kitten for Christmas presents. Remember that a pet is not a stuffed toy, but a major responsibility which requires an emotional and financial commitment, which many...

 

The Arc Of Justice

Standing on the podium of history, Doug Jones, who defeated Roy Moore in the recent senatorial contest in Alabama, was beaming — not just with electoral victory, but also with the deep relief of being the bearer of moral justice, a force shining...

 

Legal Notices for December 18, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 17 E 370 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representatives of the Estate of Norma R. Hough of...

 

Disassembling: A Trump Specialty

It all started with the election of Donald Trump. He didn’t win the most votes, but he won the Electoral College votes. The usual standards of experience for elective office were also missing from Trump’s resumé. He’d never held elective offic...

 

Delta Kappa Gamma Celebrates Christmas - Brevard, NC

Bringing Christmas joy to the less fortunate found expression in the preparation of 15 gift bags for elderly individuals, who might have been left out otherwise. Members and guests of Gamma Upsilon...

 

Wrapping Presents

Brevard's VFW post and auxiliary members gathered to wrap Christmas gifts to be distributed to more than 60 veterans in assisted living and hospice. Not pictured are Joe Wolff and Kathy Ellison....

 

Blue Devil Swim Team Competes At T.C. Roberson

Last Thursday, the Brevard High School swim team traveled to T.C. Roberson to compete in a meet along with the Rams and the A.C. Reynolds Rockets....

 

Tornados Drop Pair Of Weekend Hoops Contests

Covenant used a well-balanced offensive attack, with four players recording double-digit points on the game to beat Brevard College 83-69 on Saturday afternoon. Patjo Twagirayezu and Berto Dryden led the way for the Scots with 17 points each, followe...

 

Brevard, Rosman Clash At Blue Devil Christmas Duals

The following are the full results for the 2017 Brevard High School Christmas Duals wrestling matches. Results are broken up by team matches and individual winners per match. Brevard 75, Thomas...

 

Blue Devils Split Pair Of Home Games With Rams

The Brevard Blue Devils hosted the T.C. Roberson Rams last Wednesday and came away with a split, as the boys' team lost 42-34 and the girls' side won 44-31....

 

Poaching Threatens Rare Plants And Animals

We entered Pisgah National Forest on U.S. 276 in Pisgah Forest, just like thousands of people do every year. I was travelling with a botanist and we had a very specific destination in mind. After a...

 

Picturing The Past: Weather Records Reveal Number Of Snowy Christmases

The State Climate Office of North Carolina has operated through the University of North Carolina system for more than 40 years. Since 1980 it has been under the Department of Marine, Earth, and...

 

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