Articles from the February 6, 2017 edition

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 By Park Baker    Features

Tail Chaser Benefit Will Speed Through County – Brevard NC

On April 1, a different kind of two-wheeled event will take place on roads through the mountains. The Tail Chaser 250 is a 175-mile dual-sport motorcycle ride that will benefit The... — Updated 2/7/2017


David Hill "D.H." Chapman

David Hill “D.H.” Chapman, 84, of Rosman, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. He was born in Transylvania County Feb. 1, 1933, to the late John and Essie Morgan Chapman. He was also preceded in death by five... — Updated 2/6/2017


Hannah L. Edwards

Hannah L. Edwards was promoted to her heavenly home Jan. 30, 2017, after a period of declining health. A native of Etowah and a resident of East Flat Rock, she was born in 1929 to... — Updated 2/6/2017


Bertie Morgan Arrington

Bertie Morgan Arrington, 83, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Gracie Miller Morgan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles... — Updated 2/6/2017


Local Educators Attend NCCAT – Transylvania County NC

Deborah B. Masengill of Rosman Elementary School and Erik Wahus of Brevard Middle School recently attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional... — Updated 2/6/2017


BHS Class Planning Trip To Washington, D.C – Brevard NC

By Jaccob Duke, Zach White, Mason Baynard, Elijah Wilkes, and Matthew Banks Mark Twain said, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people ne... — Updated 2/6/2017


Braving The Polar Plunge – Connestee Falls NC

The water temperature at Lake Atagahi in Connestee Falls Saturday was 39 degrees for the Polar Plunge, a benefit for the Special Olympics. Among the brave who took part to raise... — Updated 2/6/2017


State Records First Child Death From Flu

The first child death from flu for the 2016-2017 flu season has been reported by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. A child in the western part of the state died Jan. 24 from complications associated with influenza... — Updated 2/6/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Drought Conditions Make Fire Threat Still A Reality – Brevard NC

Officials ask the public to remain vigilant after a wildfire broke out Saturday afternoon off King Road in Pisgah Forest. Firefighters were called out to the fire, which eventually burned roughly 2 acres, after neighbors to the... — Updated 2/6/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Brevard's Prognosticator Pisgah Pete Has Come A Long Way – Brevard NC

Last Thursday Pisgah Pete predicted there would be an early spring and, correctly, that the New England Patriots would win the Super Bowl Sunday. The little white squirrel has come... — Updated 2/6/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Sponsoring Trail Signage Proposed For The City – Brevard NC

The possibility of setting up a trail signage sponsorship program for the trails and recreation system in Brevard is being considered. Josh Freeman, the city’s community development and special projects coordinator, presented... — Updated 2/6/2017

 By Derek McKissock    News

Heart Of Brevard Maintains Pulse Of Downtown – Brevard NC

This time of the year can be particularly slow for retail businesses, restaurants and others in downtown Brevard and the rest of the county. Despite that, there's plenty going on... — Updated 2/6/2017

 By Park Baker    News

Climber Aims High In Salt Lake City – Brevard NC

Brevard local Dawson Jacobs has made it into the USA Climbing National Bouldering Youth Championship for the second year in a row. The 16-year-old, his family and Brevard Rock Gym o... — Updated 2/6/2017


RES Announces Second Quarter Honor Rolls – Brevard NC

Rosman Elementary School The following students were named to the Rosman Elementary School Honor Roll for the second quarter of 2016-17 school year. 3rd Grade A Honor Roll McKinley Barton, Ryan Lamb, Adrian Nelle, Tristin Powell... — Updated 2/6/2017


RMS Announces Second Quarter Honor Rolls – Brevard NC

Rosman Middle School The following students were named to the Rosman Middle School Honor Roll for the second quarter of 2016-17 school year. 6th Grade A Honor Roll Elijah Chapman, Reagan Chapman and Trey Galloway. 6th Grade A/B... — Updated 2/6/2017


BMS Announces Second Quarter Honor Rolls – Brevard NC

Brevard Middle School The following students were named to the Brevard Middle School Honor Roll for the second quarter of 2016-17 school year. 6th Grade A Honor Roll Zorabella Adrignola, Emberlynn Asbell, Callie Brandenburg, Julia... — Updated 2/6/2017

 By Erika Brock    Education

Award Winning Books For Children And Teens

There is a special day in January that I look forward to every year. It’s a day that librarians, publishers, educators and readers get excited about. It’s talked about throughout the year as new books are read and... — Updated 2/6/2017


News Of Organizations

Democratic Men’s Club The Transylvania County Democratic Men’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Pisgah Fish Camp. Join them at 6 p.m. for dinner on your own and fellowship with old and new friends. Eleventh... — Updated 2/6/2017


Will Burr Vote For Donor Or Students?

Our Senator Richard Burr may hold the deciding vote on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. At her congressional hearings DeVos provided ample evidence of her lack of qualification for this office. She was una... — Updated 2/6/2017


Are We Being Duped Into Another War?

Donald Trump says his ban on immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries “is to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States.” Nonsense! Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato I... — Updated 2/6/2017


Blame Those Who Didn't Vote

Would you have protested if Hillary had won the election? Burn up cars? Would you have been satisfied if Trump or Clinton either had not won their party’s nomination? A non-violent protest is OK. I was disappointed in the... — Updated 2/6/2017


Destructive, Sexist Comments

It is disturbing how insensitive, thoughtless and bigoted some politicians can be at times. Several North Carolina politicians posted sexist comments following the Women’s Marches held throughout the nation on Saturday, Jan. 21.... — Updated 2/6/2017


City Of Brevard Reminds Residents Of Flood Safety – Brevard NC

Transylvania County is one of the wettest places in the United States. Only the Pacific Northwest annually averages more precipitation. Living in such a beautiful area surrounded by mountains increases the risks of flooding. Here... — Updated 2/6/2017


Brevard College To Host Great Decisions – Brevard NC

Six upcoming lectures will explore U.S. foreign relations via topics such as nuclear security and Saudi Arabia in transition during the annual Great Decisions Lecture Series at Brevard College. The talks are scheduled on... — Updated 2/6/2017


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