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 By John Lanier    News    December 25, 2017

BRCC, Schools Discussed At Board Meeting

The Transylvania County Board of Education received information on its partnership with Blue Ridge Community College and discussed potential changes to policies regarding student dress and wireless communications usage at its recent meeting. “This...

 

Price Tag Now On 'Legacy' Property

Josh Hallingse said that most meetings he attends he hears the same question: what is going on with the old Ecusta plant property? Hallingse, the Transylvania Economic Alliance’s executive director, said it’s a “good question,” and now the...

 

Highway Patrol Warns About Safe Holiday Travel

The State Highway Patrol (SHP) is encouraging motorists to keep safety in mind while traveling to various destinations this holiday season. As the number of vehicles increase on the state’s roadways, so does the potential for vehicle collisions....

 

Christmas Tradition: The Nativity

A local Christmas tradition, Brevard Wesleyan Church held its annual "Live Nativity" this week. The portrayal of the Nativity has been a local tradition for a number of years....

 

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

Editor’s Note: In Sept. 1897, an eight-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of The New York Sun asking, “Is there a Santa Claus?” An editorial writer of the Sun Staff, Francis Pharcellus Church, wrote a response...

 

Harassment Laws Need To Be Enforced

Charles Brendle thinks that “inappropriate behavior” (i.e. sexual harassment, abuse and assault) “should know no gender” and that we “need a definition of ‘sexual assault.’” What sort of “definition” is he looking for, I wonder?...

 

Please Do The Right Thing

Transylvania County is building a new courthouse. As a county employee, I would like to feel excited that the county to which I have chosen to devote my life is moving forward into a new era. Unfortunately, I am holding my breath and hoping the...

 

Good Samaritans

This letter comes to profoundly thank the two Good Samaritan ladies who responded to cries from a fall victim on Dec. 13 in the parking behind the humane society. Because of head injury, shock and bumps, I was unable to see my phone and they knew...

 

Remembering Cotton Mill Town

I was excited when I read about the railroad station in the paper. It brought back so many thoughts. I would tell you a few things from my memories. I was born and raised in what was called Cotton Mill town. That was where the workers lived that...

 

Two Bike Repair Stations Now Available In Transylvania Co.

Thanks to great local collaboration, Transylvania County is now home to two bike repair stations. The stations are intended for on-the-go bike maintenance, such as adjusting brakes or derailleurs,...

 

Steve Pagano To Discuss Gorges State Park At The Library

Gorges State Park Superintendent Steve Pagano will present “Gorges State Park — A Work in Progress — Past, Present & Future” at the Discover Natural Transylvania program in the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room on Thursday, Jan. 4, at...

 

A Short History Of American Forestry

By Adam DeWitte To dig into the history of what have become modern United States forestry practices is to reach back in time to an era of wealth, power, exploration and legacy. The very mention of...

 

Beating The Winter Blues Outdoors

Wintertime, for me, means show season and a lot of travel to places that are often far colder and icier than Brevard. The one thing I find intriguing is how often I hear people talking about how they...

 

Silvermont Opportunity Center Organizes Aging Sensitivity Training - Brevard, NC

Silvermont Opportunity Center and Land of Sky will offer an aging sensitivity training presented by Carol Alison, the area Agency on Aging ombudsman, on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Community Services Building Conference Room at 106...

 

Oskar Blues Brewery Launches Updated Packaging - Brevard, NC

Oskar Blues Brewery, instigators of the original craft beer in a can, has updated their full line of 12- and 16-packs with a bold, yet classic, new look. The fresh tone draws on the adventurous spirit of the iconic Dale’s Pale Ale 12-pack and...

 

Land Of Waterfalls Club Displays Work - Brevard, NC

Photographs by the Land of Waterfalls Camera Club are now on display at the Hollingsworth Gallery on East Main Street in Brevard....

 

Legal Notices for December 25, 2017

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE: 17 E 348 NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF FRANCES LLOYD ROBINSON, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified as... Full story

 

Picturing The Past: Rotary Created Brevard Version Of Monopoly

The popular board game Monopoly dates back to the early 1900s. The main objective of the game is to purchase property and become rich, ultimately bankrupting other players. The game board is made up...

 

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