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 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...

 

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...

 

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... Full story

 

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...

 

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

 

This Year Give The Gift Of Reading

We all want the best for our children and want them to grow up to be happy, healthy, build good relationships and find success in life. Reading sets them up to better succeed in these areas. Reading improves concentration, vocabulary, language...

 

County Has To Rehire Fired Worker

After the N.C. Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving a former Transylvania County Department of Social Services employee, the county will rehire the employee fired in November of 2015 and pay her roughly $163,000 in salary and benefits. On...

 

VFW 4309 Middle School Essay Contest Winners

The Lewis Earl Jackson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4309 in Brevard announced and awarded three middle school students with certificates and a monetary award for their essays on "America's Gift to...

 

Thomas Named SMC All-Conference

Rosman senior Deland Thomas was recently named to the Smoky Mountain All-Conference team. Thomas finished the year with 285 rushing yards, 757 receiving yards and led the Tigers with 14 touchdowns....

 

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...

 

Legal Notices for December 14, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 17-E-259 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of John P. Brown, Jr., Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons, firms, and corporations... Full story

 

Malcolm Holcombe, Mitch Hayes And 5k To Play This Weekend - Brevard, NC

Malcolm Holcombe takes the stage at 185 King St. Thursday night at 8 p.m. Holcombe is possessed by a singular sort of solitary genius that, like the novelist William Faulkner, is yet the voice of an...

 

BLT Adds Performance Of 'In The Workshop' - Brevard, NC

After snow forced the cancellation of two of the four performances of its “In the Workshop,” Brevard Little Theatre will present an additional performance of the play on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. Written by western North Carolina locals the...

 

Inaugural Songsmith Gathering Set For April 21 - Brevard, NC

Mountain Song Productions, LLC, is proud to present the inaugural Songsmith Gathering, Saturday, April 21 at the Brevard Music Center. For more than a decade Mountain Song Productions (MSP) has been...

 

Transylvania Endowment Announces $47,750 In Grants

The Transylvania Endowment has announced $47,750 in People in Need grants to local nonprofit organizations providing critical services for economically disadvantaged people. The grants were made in partnership with The Community Foundation of...

 

Edwards Announces Second Term Candidacy

On Tuesday, N.C. Rep. Chuck Edwards, a Republican who represents the 48th District, announced his candidacy for a second term in office. In 2016, according to a press release, he earned 56 percent of the vote in a three-person race for the district,...

 

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...

 

Promote War, Preserve Presidency

Is Donald Trump promoting war to distract from his unpopular, failing presidency? Perhaps! Consider: Trump’s ban on travel from various countries does not include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt or Lebanon. Yet, a total of 3,004...

 

Margaret Hunt Broke Glass Ceiling

Margaret Hunt is closing her legal practice to retire. With my late brother, we were fortunate to be represented by this fine attorney. She was ever gracious, humble, intelligent, diligent, fair and always displayed the epitome of integrity. She was...

 

Picturing The Past: Library Has Christmas Card Collection

The first Christmas card was created by Sir Henry Cole in England in 1843. Cole was looking for an efficient way to respond to hundreds of Christmas letters. He asked artist John Horsley to design a...

 

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