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Students Present Research At National Conference

Aidan and Bryce Spradlin, Sara Megown, Matt Bailey, John Nguyen, Chase Bishop and Alex Eberhardt, student scientists from Transylvania County's TIME 4 Real Science Program, recently traveled to...

 

Gibbs Wins Dr. Sam Houston Leadership Award

The North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) and the North Carolina School Superin-tendents' Association (NCSSA) has announced the selection of Dr. Jeremy Gibbs, chief...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 15, 2018

Local GOP Gathers

Unfunded pension and health care liabilities are the most serious threat to North Carolina's and the country's financial future, said Dale Folwell, the North Carolina state treasurer. Folwell made...

 

Circumventing Transparency

As noted in Monday’s paper, citizens of North Carolina and the United States have access to a multitude of government documents, from emails to maps to photographs to minutes of meetings. That, however, does not mean that all documents that should...

 

Guest Column: Fire Chiefs Disagree With Flat Tax Proposal

This letter is written to express the collective opinions of the Transylvania County Fire Chiefs Association about the best approach to fund and continue improving fire, rescue and EMS services in Transylvania County. Below we provide some important...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 15, 2018

State Lawmakers Take Part In Chamber Q&A

Questions prepared and submitted by members of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce and Henderson County Chamber of Commerce were posed to state lawmakers recently at a breakfast at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Taproom. After the breakfast,...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 15, 2018

Moseley To Design Court

Moseley Architects, which designed the Public Safety Facility on Morris Road in Brevard, will design the proposed new county courthouse for the site. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners authorized...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 15, 2018

Walkout Held On College Campus - Brevard, NC

Roughly 100 students, faculty, staff and community members huddled in the cold Wednesday morning at Brevard College morning in observance of National School Walkout, a nationwide movement that saw...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 15, 2018

Fire Chiefs Oppose Flat Tax Rate Funding Option

The Transylvania County Fire Chiefs Association has come out against the county imposing a flat tax rate to pay for fire/rescue services. Six of the eight fire chiefs in the association backed the decision Monday during its regular meeting at the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 15, 2018

Tyler Chase Embraces Latest 'Bullying Role' In Movie, "Love, Simon"

Tyler Chase, who grew up in Brevard, has a history of being a bully. He's allied not just with a hostile group of adversaries during a zombie apocalypse, but also worked as a jihadist recruiter for...

 

Do Research Before Making Assumptions

This is not a political letter; however, I cannot help but reply to the March 5 letter of Dr. Kilpatrick in Opinions of The Readers with regard to his criticisms of the president’s cabinet, in particular the paragraph about Dr. Ben Carson. I am...

 

Honor All Doctorates

At a recent school board meeting, two employees were congratulated for receiving their doctorates in education. My daughter has been an employee of TCS for over 15 years. She is currently a teacher of exceptional children at Rosman High School. In...

 

Movie Making Spotlight Shines On Transylvania

Filming has been going on in Brevard and Rosman on "The Righteous," a horror movie directed by local filmmaker James Suttles and starring Academy Awards nominee Eric Roberts. Tammy Hopkins, the...

 

Five Steps Backward

As a member of the community that has a great interest in parks and recreation, it is really sad to see the organizational changes that our county commissioners approved by removing the staff from under the Parks and Recreation Department. My...

 

What Sheriff Mahoney Means To Me!

I have known Sheriff Mahoney for a long time. The things I love most about him is that he is kind and a very good friend. Sheriff Mahoney is a very good sheriff and he will also listen to things that could be better for Transylvania County. Sheriff...

 

Resist

Tax cuts. We don’t need no stinking tax cuts. We don’t want no crumb bonuses’, no peanut raises. Tax the rich, tax the corporations, tax the dead and don’t forget, the Minimal Alternate Tax. How are we going the pay for free college, free...

 

AAUW Yellow Boxes Ready For Used Book Donations

AAUW yellow boxes are back. Look for them in convenient locations throughout Brevard and surrounding communities. For the 49th year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is asking for...

 

News Of Organizations

Pisgah Forest Rotary The March 21 meeting of the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest will feature Abigail Cooley, rural outreach advocate for SAFE. Cooley will cover domestic violence and sexual assault in Transylvania County, the services SAFE provides and...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 15, 2018

Lady Tigers Charge Back To Defeat Andrews 16-5

After dropping two straights games, the Rosman Lady Tigers responded in a big way Tuesday afternoon – scoring 14 unanswered runs to come back from a 5-2 deficit and defeat the Andrews Wildcats. It w...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 15, 2018

Rosman Stays Perfect With 14-3 Win Over Wildcats

It was just another day at the office for the Rosman Tigers – a 10-run win in a shortened five-inning game. Tuesday's victims were the Andrews Wildcats, who opened up with a three-run homer in the...

 

Tornados' Tennis Teams Score Sweep Over Maryville

Carmen Boone picked up the final singles win in the match against Maryville on Tuesday afternoon, which helped Brevard College women's tennis take home the 5-4 team win. Brevard (2-4) picked up their...

 

Lady Blue Devils Post Second Place Showing At Polk

The Lady Blue Devils track team wasted little time showing they'd be a power to be reckoned with this season, placing second out of 12 teams on Friday at the Wolverine Co-Ed Classic hosted by Polk...

 

Brevard Golf Wins Second Straight, Blue Devil Baseball Falls To Franklin

The Brevard High School boys’ golf team won their second straight tournament on Tuesday at Waynesville Country Club. The Blue Devils shot a low score of 317 to beat Pisgah (334), Franklin (356) and Smoky Mountain (358). Will Byrd and Hank...

 

Tornados' LAX Wins Third Straight

The combination of three goals by Jackson McKaig and four saves in net by Xzavier Holmes-Copeland proved to be the difference as Brevard College remains unbeaten in five games at Ives-Lemel Field following an 8-5 victory over visiting Piedmont in...

 

El Centro Comunitario Hispano-Americano: Local Education Meetings Help Latino Students

Meeting With Principal Of BHS Judy Nebrig and I had a meeting with the Principal of Brevard High School, Bryan Abernathy, and Vice Principal, Carrie Norris, on Feb. 23. The purpose of this meeting was to know the principal, introduce El Centro to Dr....

 

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