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 By Park Baker    News    May 15, 2017

Number Of Snakebites Increases Fourfold - Brevard, NC

The Carolina Poison Control (CPC) center recently issued a warning that residents bitten by snakes in the month of April has increased nearly four times in the same period in 2016. The CPC reported th...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 15, 2017

Work Progresses On Widening US 64

The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) continues construction on widening 1.3 miles of road on US 64 in Lake Toxaway from two lanes to three lanes. The widening will include a truck-climbing...

 

State Champions!

On Saturday, the Brevard Blue Devils' doubles team of Liam Baer and Cam Wilson captured the school's first-ever 2A state doubles championship, defeating Carrboro in the finals 6-4, 3-6,...

 
 By John Lanier    Education    May 15, 2017

Academy Board Approves Budget - Brevard, NC

By a 5-0 vote Wednesday evening, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors approved the school budget for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Total expenses are projected to be $3,382,676. With the total revenue estimated t...

 

Eliza Witherspoon Receives Two Prestigious Scholarships

Brevard High School's Eliza Witherspoon may be most well-known as the anchor of the two-time 2A state championship girls' cross country team, but it's her academic excellence that recently landed her...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    May 15, 2017

Pisgah Pride Day Draws 300 Volunteers - Brevard, NC

About 300 people volunteered for this spring's Pisgah Pride Day. Projects like trail maintenance on Black Balsam, invasive species removal along forest service road 475 B, and cleaning up trash in...

 

May Crimes Include Several Break-ins At Hooker Falls - Brevard, NC

The following arrests and incidents were reported by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office and the Brevard Police Department. Arrests Reno Gabriel Welyczko, 20, was arrested on April 13 for one felony count of breaking and entering of a motor...

 

Troubling

“I am troubled by the timing and reasoning of (FBI) Director (James) Comey’s termination. I have found Director Comey to be a public servant of the highest order, and his dismissal further confuses an already difficult investigation by the...

 

Health Care

Perhaps we should adopt the English system of health care. It seems to be working for them. Has anyone taken a hard look at this possibly viable, alternative? We might be able to learn from our British cousins! Daniel G. Krause Pe...

 

Mahoney's Story Is Inspiring

Sheriff Mahoney’s story about finishing his bachelor’s degree is inspiring. Many people talk about the virtue of continuous education but truly pursuing this is not so common. Our county is very fortunate to have a sheriff whose life exemplifies...

 

TRH Has Dedicated Staff

Kudos to the fine people who serve our community as employees of Transylvania Regional Hospital. About a month and a half ago I was having great difficulty breathing, so I drove to TRH and entered the Emergency Dept. I was later transferred to Med-Su...

 

New DAR Officers Installed - Brevard, NC

Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate the installation of new officers at their May, Kentucky Derby-themed meeting....

 

When Will Henson Hold Town Hall?

I, along with many others, was disappointed that Cody Henson cancelled his town meeting last month. He stated two or three times on his Facebook page that he would reschedule this town meeting for mid-May. Thus far, I have not seen any notice of...

 

News of Organizations

Republicans On May 20 at 8:30 a.m., the Transylvania Republican breakfast will convene at Hawg Wild BBQ in Pisgah Forest. Special guest speaker is Jimmy Harris, mayor of Brevard. The cost of the breakfast is $10 and payable at the door. Make...

 

In Transylvania County: Designer House Benefits Habitat For Humanity - Brevard, NC

On Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Transylvania County's Habitat for Humanity will host its second annual Designer Home. The event will take place at 221 Ohwanteska Lane in Connestee...

 

Dollar General Holds Grand Opening In Pisgah Forest

Dollar General’s newest store at 3578 Hender-sonville Highway in Pisgah Forest is open. Dollar General celebrated the store’s official grand opening on Saturday, May 13, at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals. Additionally, the first 50...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 15, 2017

Baer, Wilson Rally To Pick Up Doubles State Title - Brevard, NC

After playing two sets in Saturday's 2A doubles championship match at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis complex at N.C. State, there was an eery sense of deja vü. The doubles team of Liam Baer and Cam Wilson...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 15, 2017

Tigers Out Early, Lady Blue Devils Fall In Second Round

The hot bats of South Stanly were enough to send the Rosman Tigers home early last Wednesday, while the Brevard Lady Blue Devils held on for a tight victory over Forest Hills before falling Saturday...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 15, 2017

Brevard Falls To Tigers, Rosman Blanked By Rebel Bulls

The Brevard Blue Devils struck early in a big way, but the Mount Pleasant Tigers answered with a tying run in the second and tacked on four more runs in the third on the way to a 7-2 win last...

 

BC Football Progam Signs Apparel Deal With Adidas - Brevard, NC

“Die weltmarke mit den 3 streifen.” Translated from its humble German origins, Adidas’s signature catch phrase is: “The brand with the 3 stripes.” Brevard College Tornados Football is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 15, 2017

Noah Graham Soon To Be Running With Wolfpack - Brevard, NC

There are virtually no new achievements for Brevard High School senior Noah Graham to accomplish in his prep career, but the track/cross country sensation took the first of many steps in his...

 

Senior Games Come To An End With Closing Ceremonies - Brevard, NC

The 2017 Land of Waterfalls Senior Games officially concluded with the closing ceremonies last Monday at the county recreation department. Several awards were handed out during the evening. A...

 

Hunter Subaru Legacy Run Sees Huge Jump In Numbers

On Saturday, May 5, nearly 500 runners/walkers and 100 volunteers from the Brevard community inspired hope by participating in the Hunter Subaru Legacy Run in the "Heart of Brevard." The event served...

 
 By Wes Dickson    Outdoors    May 15, 2017

Let's Keep The Single In Singletrack - Brevard, NC

We are seeing more folks out in our local forests this time of year. We get asked all the time how mountain bikers should interact with other trail user groups. Trail etiquette is one thing that we...

 

Cradle of Forestry Invites Nature Enthusiasts To Pink Beds Bioblitz

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites nature enthusiasts of all ages and knowledge levels to the first spring Pink Beds Bioblitz on Saturday, May 20. Join naturalists and scientists to discover...

 

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