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 By John Lanier    News    January 18, 2018

School Board To Request Bond For $68 Million

Tuesday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education voted unanimously to pass a resolution requesting that county commissioners seek a $68 million bond for school construction. The bond referendum would be held in November during the general e...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 18, 2018

State Coyote Population To Be 'Managed'

Many have stories about coyotes on their property, or of a cat or dog that has gone missing in the night. Some resolution may be coming across the state, as North Carolina is one step closer to...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 18, 2018

Cyclists To Compete For U.S. In Holland

Two local cyclists, Tristan Cowie and Hannah Arensman, have been chosen to represent the U.S. for the 2018 UCI Cyclocross World Championships set for Feb. 3 -4 in Valkenburg-Limburg, Holland....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 18, 2018

Author No Stranger To 'Emergencies, Unpredictability'

When the question, “Nine-one-one. What is your emergency?” came to Adair Sanders, she didn’t know the answer, or who was making the call. Sanders was no stranger to emergencies nor unpredictability. Growing up, much of her early years had been...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 18, 2018

Arrests Made After College Break-Ins - Brevard, NC

An ongoing investigation into a series of break-ins during Brevard College’s winter break has led to three student arrests. The Brevard Police Department reported the following arrests: •Gerald Tyrone Price, 19, was arrested for five counts of fe...

 

Shoveling Out

Transylvania County residents began digging out Wednesday morning after over-night snowfall, which cancelled school and other events....

 

Community Celebrates Memory of MLK Jr. - Brevard, NC

Brevard College President David Joyce spoke Monday night during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the college's Porter Center. He said that as a society we still have a long way to go....

 

Incentives Are Not A Panacea

In the past several years, numerous states, including North Carolina, have offered incentives ranging from hundreds of millions of dollars to billions of dollars in order to lure large corporations. While free market purists denounce incentives as...

 

How Prepared Are We?

Out of curiosity, after hearing about the false alarm regarding an incoming nuclear missile aimed at Hawaii, I checked out the Transylvania County Emergency Management website. Maybe I missed it, but I did not see anything regarding surviving a...

 

Sick Over President's Comments

I have been feeling sick at heart over the comments made by the president in the meeting on immigration last week. I have watched with growing alarm over this past year as President Trump has seemed to divide us rather than to be the president of...

 

Contempt Has No Place In White House

During a meeting with senators last week, Donald Trump demanded to know why he should accept immigrants from “———— countries” like Haiti and certain African countries rather than people from places like Norway. This is not the first time...

 

Merge Police And Sheriff's Departments

Mayor Harris recently sent a plea for donations to fund the rebuilding of the old depot on Railroad Avenue. (Sounds like a good idea but of a questionable priority with all of the other funding needs of the city.) The possibility for a fairly...

 

Trails Are Heavily Used

Jason Harwood clearly does not hike the various trails originating in and around Brevard. If he did, he would never have made such an unfounded claim: “Brevard is already full of hiking trails that nobody uses.” Any hike on any of the Bracken...

 

Faith In Children

Last August, I became aware of the existence of the Brevard Augustine Literacy Project, and learned about their two-week training session scheduled for early September. I had been volunteering as a tutor at El Centro and felt the need to be better pr...

 

Sharing Power Is Possible

Thank you for printing the guest column by Rev. Carter Heyward, “Time to Address Patriarchal Power Relations,” on Dec 7. It is very true that the root problem of sexual harassment, abuse and violence is patriarchy, not individual “evil” men....

 

Legal Notices for January 18, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 17-E-376 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Mildred Gillespie Taylor of Transylvania... Full story

 

News Of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest For the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s Jan. 24 meeting, the club will feature several Brevard High School students who are members of the Rotary-sponsored Interact Club there. They will update the Rotary Club regarding...

 

Shoshana Fried To Speak About DACA On Jan. 23 - Brevard, NC

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church invites the community to an informational meeting on immigration topics, including DACA and TPS, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the church which is located at 256 E. Main St. in Brevard. The speaker will be...

 

BC To Host 2018 Great Decisions Program - Brevard, NC

This spring Brevard College, in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina, will once again host the Great Decisions Program. The lectures in the 2018 series will explore U.S. foreign relations via topics such as the...

 

Music Trivia Night To Benefit Childhood Cancer Group

Think you know music? Well, get a team together, pick out a catchy name and come out for music trivia night on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 6-9 p.m. at Ecusta Brewing Company. The event is a benefit for St. Baldrick’s of Transylvania County. St....

 

Students Publish Book - Brevard, NC

Brevard College students Cit Gonzalez and Kelsey Holt discuss "The Peony on the Piano, A Silvermont Mystery," a children's book their class recently published. A book signing will take place at Blue...

 

BLT To Hold Auditions For 'Stories From The M.O.B' - Brevard, NC

Brevard Little Theatre is looking for a few good women to cast in its upcoming Curtain Call Series production, “Stories from the M.O.B.” (Mothers of the Brides). Auditions will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Hendersonville Community...

 

Transylvania Choral Society Welcomes New Members

The Transylvania Choral Society has announced Tuesday, Jan. 30 as the last date for singers to sign up for its spring concert on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Paul Porter Center for the Performing Arts at Brevard...

 

Clarence M. Blythe

Clarence M. Blythe, 87, of Hendersonville, passed away at the Brian Center Jan. 12, 2018, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He was the older of two children...

 

May Peterson Bishop

May Peterson Bishop, 92, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Magnhild Peterson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Maurice...

 

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