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Articles from the March 26, 2018 edition

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 By Matt McGregor    News

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... — Updated 3/27/2018

 By Staff Reports    News

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... — Updated 3/27/2018


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,... — Updated 3/26/2018


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... — Updated 3/26/2018


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... — Updated 3/26/2018


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... — Updated 3/26/2018

 By Gary Peeples    Outdoors

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... — Updated 3/26/2018


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. HR... — Updated 3/26/2018


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... — Updated 3/26/2018


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... — Updated 3/26/2018


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... — Updated 3/26/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

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... — Updated 3/26/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

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... — Updated 3/26/2018

 By Michele Pilon    Opinion

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... — Updated 3/26/2018


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... — Updated 3/26/2018


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.... — Updated 3/26/2018


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,... — Updated 3/26/2018


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... — Updated 3/26/2018


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... — Updated 3/26/2018


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... — Updated 3/26/2018


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... — Updated 3/26/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

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... — Updated 3/26/2018

 By John Lanier    News

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... — Updated 3/26/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

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... — Updated 3/26/2018

 By John Lanier    News

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.... — Updated 3/26/2018


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