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Articles from the February 1, 2018 edition

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 By Park Baker    News

Local Takes Home A Grammy - Brevard, NC

Local musician Travis Book and his band The Infamous Stringdusters shared the Best Bluegrass Album award last week at the Grammy's for their latest album, "Laws of Gravity." Book pl... — Updated 2/2/2018


Students Display Work At Science, Technology Expo

Students and teachers across Transylvania County Schools (TCS) step forward every day in science and technology. For one special night, families and the community joined the... — Updated 1/31/2018


2018 Great Decisions Program Series To Kick Off At Brevard College, Feb. 7

In the first of the 2018 Great Decision Program series hosted by Brevard College, Tom Sanders, professor emeritus of religious studies and of international studies at the College for Seniors, UNCA, will use the current situation... — Updated 1/31/2018


Bonnie Stevenson Receives Award As Site Manager

Bonnie Stevenson, certified site manager of Mountain Glen Apartments in Brevard on Dec. 8, 2017, received the Outstanding Site Manager Award for the territory of Blanca Sanchez at... — Updated 1/31/2018


Campbell Becomes Broker At Steve Owen & Associates

Steve Owen & Associates welcomes Susan Campbell as the first 2018 addition to the brokerage team. Campbell worked as the administrative assistant to Steve Owen & Associates... — Updated 1/31/2018


New Outdoor Marketing Business Is Now Open

Gordon Murray developed Mountaineer Outdoors LLC as a reflection of his identity and to fill a niche and answer a calling to merge his business and personal life. The company’s name comes from Murray being an alumnus of... — Updated 1/31/2018


Public Invited To Take Part In Polar Plunge

A number of brave people will again take the “Polar Plunge” this Saturday to benefit the Special Olympics of Transylvania County. The fourth annual “Polar Plunge” will be held at Lake Atagahi in Connestee Falls. Things... — Updated 1/31/2018


Empire Strikes Brass To Play At 185 King Street This Friday - Brevard, NC

Asheville's Empire Strikes Brass takes the stage Friday night at 185 King St. Born on the streets of Asheville, Empire Strikes Brass has been exciting fans around the world with... — Updated 1/31/2018


Actors Reflect On Roles In 'On Golden Pond' - Brevard, NC

Anyone looking for a special Valentine treat for a loved one should take in Brevard Little Theatre's first play of the 2018 season, "On Golden Pond," by Ernest Thompson. A true... — Updated 1/31/2018


Local Students Win Pair Of Bikes From Sycamore Cycles

Recently, Brevard Elementary students Tianna Townsend and Weston Blythe, pictured above, were the lucky recipients of two new bicycles, courtesy of Sycamore Cycles. The bikes were... — Updated 1/31/2018


Lions' Blistering Offense Proves Too Much For Tornados

Piedmont hit better than 60 percent from the floor in each half and 63.8 percent (37-for-58) in the contest, capitalized on the play of Marquise Lanier (20 points), Justin Vallejo... — Updated 1/31/2018


Scots Pull Away In Final Minutes To Defeat Tornados

Annalee Bollinger scored over 20 points for the sixth game this season, but Maryville was able to withstand Brevard College 70-63 on Tuesday night. Brevard (10-7) shot 25-of-73 (34.2 percent) on the night, highlighted by scoring... — Updated 1/31/2018


Prep Roundup

Tigers Fall In First Round To Swain The Rosman Tiger wrestling team lost 52-22 in the first round of the 1A dual team tournament Tuesday night. The Maroon Devils went on to defeat Mitchell in the second round 43-34. The loss... — Updated 1/31/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Blue Devils Fall In Second Round Of Dual Team Playoffs - Brevard, NC

After defeating Madison in the first round of the 2A dual team playoffs, the Brevard Blue Devils couldn't get past conference rival Pisgah and lost in the second round of the... — Updated 1/31/2018


Better Questions

Jack Matthews, in his letter of Jan. 22, erects a very clever mirror to deflect attention away from the current president. By affirming that Haiti is indeed an impoverished nation (in part based on his experience decades ago and... — Updated 1/31/2018


Give President A Chance

I just feel so sad. The America we Baby Boomers have always known is going down the drain. We are used to so many freedoms and most of us are somewhat spoiled. The earlier generations, Depression era and World War II, plus all... — Updated 1/31/2018


Getting Very Old

As the hair-on-fire Democrats continue to rant and rave, the good things just keep coming. They must go to bed each night wondering what they can come up with the next morning that will be bad news for the president. Someone... — Updated 1/31/2018


President Has Accomplished A Great Deal

Let me see if I have this right now… I keep reading comments in this paper that Trump is mentally ill and semi-illiterate; however, he is one that built a multi-billion dollar empire that spreads across about a quarter of the... — Updated 1/31/2018


A Referendum For Courthouse

In the fall of 2015 the architectural firm Clark Nexsen, at the request of the Transylvania County Board of Education, presented its capital needs findings for the school system. The firm’s representatives estimated it would... — Updated 1/31/2018


New Courthouse Is Unncessary

This letter is in reference to the county seeking a USDA loan for the new courthouse. Here we go again. We’re going to destroy downtown Brevard and at the same time have the citizens of Transylvania County owing over $100... — Updated 1/31/2018


Museum Open - Brevard, NC

The WNC Military History Museum, located in the former county administration building next to the courthouse, re-opened Wednesday for the 2018 season.... — Updated 1/31/2018


Hospital Increases Its Restrictions On Visitation

Mission Health has elevated its restrictions because of an increase in reported influenza-like illness throughout North Carolina. Only partners and immediate family members over the age of 12 will be permitted in patient care... — Updated 1/31/2018


Asheville Airport Reports Record Numbers In 2017

In 2017, Asheville Regional Airport’s annual passenger numbers were at their highest ever in 2017. Specifically, 956,634 passengers used the airport in 2017, compared to 826,648 in 2016, which is a 15.7 percent increase, accordin... — Updated 1/31/2018

 By Park Baker    News

Rosman Welcomes Wi-Fi - Rosman, NC

The town of Rosman now has four Wi-Fi access points thanks to a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The $5,780 grant, which was matched by local funds from Comporium as a community economic investment, is part of... — Updated 1/31/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Deputy Cited In Wreck

Trevor Queen, the Transylvania County Sheriff’s deputy who was involved in a traffic accident this past Thursday in Asheville, has received a traffic citation from the Asheville Police Department for reckless driving to... — Updated 1/31/2018


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