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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Virginia "Jinny" Estelle Garrett Cunning

Virginia "Jinny" Estelle Garrett Cunning, 100 years of age, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Elizabeth House, the hospice facility in Flat Rock, N.C. Born in 1917 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter...

 

Hugh Harrill Pegram

Hugh Harrill Pegram, 93, of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, after a brief hospitalization for pneumonia. He was born July 16, 1924, to Percival and Madge (Harrill) Pegram in Raleigh,...

 

Laura Virginia Tillotson

Laura Virginia Tillotson, 84, a longtime resident of Brevard, peacefully passed into eternal rest Dec. 12, 2017. Known as “Ginny,” “Tillie,” and “Miss Tilly,” she leaves behind a world made brighter by her smile, more beautiful through...

 

Mary Ellen Hartmann (Brown)

Mary Ellen Hartmann (Brown), of Pisgah Forest, died at her home Dec. 12, 2017. She was 72 years old. Born Aug. 17, 1945 in Balsam Grove, she was the youngest of 10 children born to John and Clercie...

 

Church Directory

ANGLICAN ST. PATRICK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH Level B, Hollingsworth Building, 147 East Main St., Brevard Rev. Nicholas R Henderson, Vicar SUN-9:30a.m. Study;Wed–Noon Service 10:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 828-687-0115 ASSEMBLY OF GOD DESTINY CHRISTIAN... Full story

 

Support Group Meetings In Transylvania County

AA Meetings - every day of week: for information on meeting, places and times. 885-2788 • www.aabrevardnc.org. AA Meeting - Fireside Group, Sundays 11 a.m. at United Commu-nity Bank Building, Straus Park, 1225 Asheville Highway. 885-2788. AA... Full story

 

Clubs And Organizations In Transylvania County

American Legion & Auxiliary, meets first Monday of each month, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St. Now a non-smoking facility. American Association of University Women AAUW branch meetings are held at the Lutheran Church of... Full story

 

The Collider's Megan Robinson To Speak - Brevard, NC

Megan Robinson, executive director of The Collider, will present "Climate City & The Collider" at this month's Lady Slipper Speaker Series at Brevard College. Her talk will take place Dec. 20 at...

 

Christmas Parade: Thank you from the Chamber

The staff, volunteers and Board of Directors of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce would like to sincerely thank the following individuals and organizations for their help and participation in the 46th Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas...

 

Chamber Of Commerce Announces Third Holiday Promotion Winner! - Brevard, NC

Local resident Jade Holmes won the third weekly drawing for the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce 2017 Holiday Promotion Giveaway. Holmes entered the drawing at Transylvania Community Arts...

 

George Neill

George Neill, 68, graduated to heaven Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Starr; his father and mother; and his step-mother. Raised in Brevard, he moved to Charlotte to...

 

Friends Play Key Role, So Ted Tawney Can Stay Home

Friends and their generosity are among the reasons that Ted Tawney can still live in his own home and not be forced to move into an assisted-living center and lose the independence he cherishes. "I...

 

College Mourns Student's Death - Brevard, NC

Brevard College sophomore and well-beloved student Rakeem Sweezy passed away last week, according to a press release from the college. From Shelby, N.C., he was known to most of the community as...

 

Schools And Statistics

At the end of November County Manager Jaime Laughter and county staff presented a variety of statistics on the county school system. The selection of statistics and how they are presented can influence anyone’s perspective. And there are always oth...

 

News Of Organizations

Apple Group The last thing people need during the holidays (or anytime) is for their Apple computer, iPad, iPhone to have a problem. What do you do? Attend the Basic Apple Group Meeting on Monday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. to find out how to fix your...

 

Stack Chosen To Coach In High School All-Star Game

The 2017 high school football season is officially complete, but Rosman head coach Matt Stack will be back on the sidelines one more time this Saturday as he leads a group of seniors from all across...

 

BC Picks Up Pair Of Weekend Wins Over Berea, Bob Jones - Brevard, NC

Brevard College’s defense forced 30 turnovers and Divese Carson led the Tornados with 16 points, as Brevard was able to pick up its first victory of the season in men’s basketball action on the road at Berea on Saturday afternoon. Carson, who...

 

Healing Community Action Circles To Meet On Dec. 14 - Brevard, NC

Healing Community Action Circles, or HCAC, is a follow-up to the “Healing the Heart of Democracy” series launched spring of 2017 by The Center for Spiritual Wisdom (www. center4spiritualwisdom.org/) and Brevard College. The third of six meetings...

 

Everyday Education: Taiko Drumming Keeps Kids In School - Pisgah Forest, NC

"I tell everyone that Taiko drumming at Davidson River is the only reason I am still in school and will graduate this semester!" said Chris Alley's student assistant. Alley is the music teacher and...

 

Chamber of Commerce Announces Second Holiday Promotion Winner - Brevard, NC

Local resident Terry Hirsh won the second weekly drawing for the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce 2017 Holiday Promotion Giveaway. Hirsh entered the drawing at Rockin' Bowl located at 271 Rosm...

 

Church Activities

Brevard First UMC Brevard First United Methodist Church will host a series of organ recitals on Fridays in December, starting at 12:25 p.m. in the church sanctuary. This Friday, Corey Powell, organist at Central UMC in Asheville, will play. On Dec....

 

Joyce B. Compton

Joyce B. Compton was called home Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Born in Miami, Fla. on Feb. 13, 1932, she and her family split their time as she grew up between Miami and Brevard, where she met her husband, Lewis. She graduated from Brevard High School in...

 

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