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Charters: Go Back To Origin

In the late 1990s when charter schools first opened in North Carolina, their stated purpose was to serve as innovative public schools free from many of the numerous restrictions placed on traditional public schools. They would be free to establish...

 

County Democrats To Hold Annual Convention – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Democratic Party announces that Rep. Brian Turner (D), NC House District 116, will be the keynote speaker at its annual convention to be held April 18 at the Brevard Middle...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 13, 2015

Tourism Numbers On The Increase In Transylvania - Brevard NC

The number of people visiting the county due to outdoor recreational opportunities, including mountain biking, continues to increase. Randy Burgess, chairman of the local Tourism Development Authority, and Wes Dickson, owner of Sycamore Cycles, told...

 

News of Organizations

Republicans Kenny West, chief of staff for Congressman Mark Meadows, will be the featured speaker at the Republican Club meeting Saturday, April 18. The meeting will be held at Hawg Wild Bar-B-Que in Pisgah Forest with a breakfast buffet starting at...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 13, 2015

State Of The County Reviewed At Kickoff Meeting - Brevard NC

As part of the first step in creating the county’s new 2025 Comprehensive Plan, members of the county Planning Board unveiled a highly detailed update of the county’s existing conditions at the Rogow Room last Thursday. The kickoff meeting was...

 

Schenck Job Corps Seeks Community Support – Pisgah Forest NC

Schenck Job Corps, the federally funded job training program for low-income young people, located in the Pisgah National Forest, seeks community support in three areas. These needs were announced at a recent meeting of the Executive Committee of the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 13, 2015

Big Utility Decisions Lie Ahead For City Council - Brevard NC

As the city of Brevard faces having to either significantly upgrade or replace its aging utility plants, questions about what to do next remain for city council, including how much will the city really grow, how much water and wastewater capacity...

 

Adele Frances Chappell

Adele Frances Chappell, of Brevard, passed to her eternal home April 8, 2015 at age 83. She fought bravely against the cancer, which took her stamina, speech and mental clarity, but her courage and...

 

Pedal Power

Beautiful weather Saturday greeted the participants in the Assault on the Carolinas bike ride, which started and ended in downtown Brevard. For those cyclists traveling along U.S. 276 from Caesars...

 

United Way Gives Cyclists Help

United Way of Transylvania County staff and volunteers wait for the first cyclists to arrive at the rest stop at the intersection of Highway 276 and Highway 8 during the Assault on the Carolinas...

 

Joyce Ann Elmore

Joyce Ann Elmore, 82, of Brevard, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, at Kingsbridge House. Born in Greer, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Willie Odell and Ailene Davidson Davis. In addition to her parents, her husband, Forrest “Pete...

 

Priscilla Theriault Fisher

Priscilla Theriault Fisher, of York, S.C., passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015, while living at the Agape Senior Residence in York, near Charlotte, N.C. Born March 25, 1915 in St. Francis, Maine, she...

 

Phyllis Benjamin Kilgore

Phyllis Benjamin Kilgore, 66, of Brevard, transitioned April 6, 2015, at her home in Brevard after a courageous battle with cancer. Born June 30, 1948 in Atlanta, Ga., she was the oldest of eight...

 

Kenneth Lee "Kenny" McGarvey

Kenneth Lee “Kenny” McGarvey, 57, of Brevard, unexpectedly passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, but most recently lived in Brevard, a place he really loved. He attended Westland High School in Columbus and after grad...

 

John F. Moritz

John F. Moritz, 77, of Glenview, Ill. and Penrose, went to be with the Lord April 7, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen S. Moritz for 45 years. He was employed at Sears for 30 years, where he met Kathleen. They moved to Penrose in 2003 and...

 

Ruth B. Morris

Ruth B. Morris, of Covington, Ind., passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville. Born Jan. 18, 1927, in Brevard, she was the daughter of the late William Tell and Corrie Mae Hogsed Brown. She was a graduate of...

 

Barbara Lyda Nicholson

Barbara Lyda Nicholson, 75, of Rosman, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Clyde Henry and Edith Blackwell Lyda. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gertha Nicholson, and daughter,...

 

Rhonda Mathis Smith

Rhonda Mathis Smith, 54, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 10, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Floyd Mathis. In addition to her father, her sisters, Hilda Simpson and Holly...

 

Phyllis Ann Murphy Thomas

Phyllis Ann Murphy Thomas, 68, of Rosman, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at her residence after suffering from cancer for 3 years. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Eugene Murphy and Lena Love Murphy. Her...

 

'Eat Out - Shop Out' For United Way – Brevard NC

Saturday, April 18, more than 25 local merchants will donate 10 percent of that day's sales to the United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) as part of the annual "Eat Out – Shop Out" event. '"Eat...

 

CMLC To Host A Headwaters State Forest Presentation – Brevard NC

Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) Wednesday, April 15, for a presentation featuring the Headwaters State Forest. Learn how the 8,000-acre conservation project at the East Fork Headwaters got its start, the history of the property, and...

 

Plow Back In Time

Saturday was the opening day for the season at The Cradle of Forestry. Among the attractions were David Burnette and his two Percheron draft horses plowing a field the "old time" way. Above, Burnette...

 

Partial Knee Replacement Presentation With Dr. Graham – Brevard NC

Almost one in three Americans older than age 45 reports some type of knee pain, and it's a common reason that people visit their doctors or the emergency room. More serious injuries, such as a...

 

Allison Purchased Property In 1813

The Allison-Deaver House reflects the lives of two men and two builders, Benjamin Allison and William Deaver, and the evolution of a house over two centuries. This week's column takes a look at the...

 

Earth Day Plant Sale

The Earth Day Plant Sale at the tax office parking lot at the corner of East Morgan and Gaston streets in Brevard will be Saturday, April 25, at 8 a.m. This event will offer an abundance of trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, houseplants and gifts....

 

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