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 By Staff Reports    News    March 26, 2018

Mission Health Exploring Joining HCA Healthcare

Mission Health’s Board of Directors announced Wednesday that it had signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to enter into discussions to join HCA Healthcare, a Nashville-based company. Transylvania Regional Hospital is a member of the Mission Health...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 26, 2018

School Capital Projects Placed On Hold

Last Monday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education voted to defer some of its current capital projects to pay for advance planning by architectural firm Clark Nexsen for the upcoming $68 million school bond referendum. In January, the sch...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 26, 2018

Updated: Deputy Shoots Hand During Dog Attack -Brevard NC

Transylvania County Sheriff's Office Deputy Josh Garren accidentally shot himself in the hand while attempting to fend off a dog attack around 5 p.m., Monday, according to Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter. "The officer was responding to a disturbance call...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 26, 2018

School Board OKs New Teacher Contracts

By a 4-1 vote, last Monday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education approved Policy 7410, which calls for teachers new to the county to receive three one-year contracts and then receive a two-year contract if they are in good standing. At t...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 26, 2018

Plans For Paths, Sidewalk Updated

Last week, Brevard City Council approved an updated map for multi-use path and sidewalk priorities listed in the city's Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan, which was adopted by the city in 2006. During...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 26, 2018

Two Lost Hikers Found Sunday

Two unidentified hikers reported lost in Pisgah Forest early Sunday morning were found safe later that day. According to Dale Whitlock, the Transylvania County Rescue Squad’s chief, “visual contact” with the two hikers was made at 11:10 a.m.,...

 

Irish Fare Served For Annual Good Cause

The Falls Landing restaurant had its fifth annual "Luck of the Irish Dinner," raising around $3,000 for The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County. John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot...

 

Empty Bowls Filled To Help The Hungry

The Bread of Life Community Kitchen joined forces Saturday with the artists at Mud Dabbers Pottery and First United Methodist Church for the 13th annual Empty Bowls Soup Lunch....

 

Expanding 'In Loco Parentis'

It is great news that the dropout rate for Transylvania County Schools reached .7 percent in the 2016-17 school year. The decrease in dropouts from 41 in 2013-14 to just eight last year is even more remarkable given all of the societal and...

 

Arm SROs, Not Teachers

The Transylvania County NAACP unanimously adopted the following statement on Guns and School Safety: We are strongly and absolutely opposed to arming teachers in our Transylvania County schools. We are not standing against guns; we are standing for p...

 

Immoral Acts Are Bi-partisan

Where were Risdon Wood and Gerald Kilpatrick when President Bill Clinton had a sexual encounter in the Oval Office of the White House? Did either of them write critical letters about moral compasses gone astray then? I do not intend to defend our...

 

Sister Jean

Thanks to Jeremiah Reed for his excellent write-up of the March Madness currently in progress. Wow! What unexpected upsets along with unexpected surprises, especially the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers winning over the Miami Hurricanes, one more ACC team...

 

Protect Mueller

I am, literally, thanking God that Senators Burr and Warren are still investigating foreign interference in our elections. But I have no confidence that Congress, even if presented with the most appalling truth, will act on it. The image of...

 

The High Road

After I read Dr. Kilpatrick’s letter about the president’s Cabinet, I had a great temptation to counterattack and I composed a rebuttal that was equally as accusatory and mean-spirited. But, as I pondered my reaction and slept on it, I came to a...

 

Guest Column: Mission Change Is 'Great News' For Locals

Following the announcement by Mission Health that it has entered discussions with Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare about potentially joining that organization, I was approached by members of the Transylvania Regional Hospital family and the...

 

Picturing The Past: Garden Clubs Enriched County's Communities

The first garden club in the U.S. formed in 1891 in Athens, Ga., after a group of 12 women began sharing plants and cuttings. As the women's club movement grew over the next several decades, more and...

 

For WNC Military History Museum: Community Leaders Offer Ideas For Growth

Eleven Transylvania leaders met at the WNC Military History Museum on March 20 for a luncheon roundtable to discuss growth of the museum. The mission of the museum is to honor, educate and preserve...

 

There Is Hope For Hemlocks In Transylvania County And Beyond

Join the Hemlock Restoration Initiative (HRI) on Tuesday, April 3, at Headwaters Outfitters in Rosman for an educational evening all about hemlock conservation. From 6 – 7 p.m. HRI Outreach Associat...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 26, 2018

Blue Devil Bats Come Alive In 9-0 Win Over Tigers

Brevard head baseball coach Chris Lambert couldn't have asked for a much better performance out of his team in last Thursday's county rivalry game against Rosman. From pitching, to defense, to...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 26, 2018

Lady Blue Devils Stay Unbeaten With Rout Over Polk

Not even an 11-day layoff could slow down the Brevard Lady Blue Devils on Wednesday afternoon. After not taking the diamond in a week-and-a-half, Brevard didn't miss a beat as they rolled past Polk...

 

A Conversation About Bat Conservation

It really wasn't much of a mine. It was definitely not what you'd think of as an industrial mine, more like a mom-and-pop mine. I've been in mines that still had had remnant mine car tracks and...

 

Free Workshops Offered At Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education In April

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of April. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 

Dicksons Compete

Both Wes and Hannah Dickson raced the Nut So Fast Rally in Oak Mountain State Park in Birmingham, Ala., this past weekend. Wes won the Cat 1 40-49 class, and Hannah took second in the Cat 1 women...

 

Bowling Event Raises Money To Fight Childhood Cancer

Thursday, March 15, St. Baldricks of Transylvania County held its 2nd annual bowling tournament, and like last year, Rockin' Bowl donated the whole alley for the fundraiser. Teams from all over...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Under Attack Abroad And At Home

Korean War Air Force veteran Joe Smith first arrived in South Vietnam in August 1967, flying into Tan Son Nhut Air Base on the outskirts of Saigon. An experienced Airman, Joe Smith was assigned as a...

 

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