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Articles from the March 29, 2018 edition

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 By Derek McKissock    News    March 29, 2018

Official Talks About Possible Hospital Sale

Michele Pilon, the president of Transylvania Regional Hospital, talked Monday about the “why,” “how” and “what” concerning the possible sale of the nonprofit Mission Health to HCA Healthcare, a for-profit company based in Nashville....

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 29, 2018

Academy Board Approves Calendar

At its March meeting, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors unanimously approved the calendar for the 2018-19 school year. School Director Ted Duncan said the calendar’s vacation days align with the other public...

 

Local Republican Party To Hold Candidate Forum

The Republican Party of Transylvania County will hold an open GOP candidate political forum showcasing candidates in the upcoming May 8 GOP primary. The event will be held on Monday, April 16, at the Brevard High School Auditorium and will begin at...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 29, 2018

Local Dems Gather

Are you ready for the storm? That was the question Asheville City Council member Vijay Kapoor asked a crowd of roughly 75 people last Saturday at Transylvania County's annual Democratic convention....

 

Three Brevard Residents Traveled To Washington, D.C., On March 24

Ron and Leslie Wingard and I set out for Washington, D.C., on March 23 in separate cars. We were all headed to the March 24 "March for Our Lives" organized by the survivors of the Parkland mass...

 

Easter Eggs Galore

Despite the cloudy skies on Saturday, there were plenty of sunny smiles, fun and eggs during the annual Easter Egg Hunt organized by the VFW Post 4309 on Nicholson Creek Road in Br...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 29, 2018

Dog Owners Charged After Deputy Attacked

Charges have been filed in connection with an incident in which a Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office deputy accidentally shot himself in the hand while attempting to fend off a dog attack Monday, according to Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter. Heather...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 29, 2018

Billie Myers Reveals Blood Cancer Battle

When Billie Myers wasn’t feeling well last spring, she chalked it up to age and stress. “I never get sick, and I hardly ever have to take medicine,” Myers said. “But I started to feel like I had this cold that just wouldn’t go away.” By...

 

Law and Order

Editor’s Note: Otherwise noted, the following arrests were made by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. •John Patrick Ehrier, 50, was arrested on March 25 for one felony count of fleeing to elude arrest. He was placed in the detention cent...

 

Easter Egg Hunt: An Annual Sweet Delight

An annual tradition in Transylvania County is the Easter Egg Hunt organized by the VFW Post 4309 on Nicholson Creek Road in Brevard. Children of all ages were again treated Saturday to a visit from...

 

Give Schools Tax Authority

With the arrival of spring comes the planning of budgets for the upcoming 2018-19 fiscal year. With that planning comes the negotiations between the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and the Transylvania County Board of Education as to how...

 

Clean Roads

Driving on the Old Hendersonville Highway between Ecusta Road and Crab Creek Road at least twice daily, I’ve observed as abandoned cans, bottles, plastic, styrofoam cups and various other trash, including a rotting animal carcass, have accumulated...

 

Vote Out All Commissioners

I must address the courthouse issue again. It’s my opinion that if we can’t afford to pay our firefighters who risk their lives for us, then what business do the county commissioners have holding meetings to put this county in debt to the tune...

 

Fact Check On Hemlock Chemical Treatments

The picture caption for the March 26 “Hope for Hemlocks” article, stating that neonicotinoids used for hemlock woolly adelgid treatments work because “the adelgid apparently do not like” them, is so misinformed as to put county landowners...

 

Shooters Are Angry, Not Mentally Ill

I would like to provide some food for thought to the frequent comments that are made with respect to “mental health” in the prevention of mass shootings. I would advise those who keep repeating this mantra to give it some more deeper thought. I...

 

Uniting And Dividing Communities

So many factors work together to provide a sense of community. And then there are the factors that have the opposite effect, like seeing trash or litter scattered by the sides of the road, or reading letters to the editor supporting a president who,...

 

Sorry UDO Changes Were Passed

I am sorry the UDO Chapters 2, 7, 10 and 16 were passed by the Brevard City Council without further comment from the public. I understand the principle of not opening the procedural door, but remain surprised and upset at their vote. Here is some of...

 

Food Industry Plays Us For Fools

The coming April Fool's Day reminds us how the meat, egg and dairy industries play us for fools every day. The meat industry has developed a whole dictionary designed to fool unwary consumers. The flesh of pigs is called “pork” or “bacon” to...

 

Without Guns, England Will Conquer Us

The main argument to repeal the 2nd Amendment appears to be that it is no longer needed by the American people. It is my belief that this a vast conspiracy. If America gives up the right to own guns, the English will be back in a heartbeat. Tom...

 

Landscaping Experts Note Ideal Plants For Local Landscaping

It’s that time of year for diving in to landscaping projects. The ideal plants for one’s garden or landscape would depend on the specific environmental conditions of the garden itself (sun exposure, wind, water/drainage, soil conditions,...

 

Stone Projects That Will Enhance Your Home

A great way to dress up an outdoor space is by adding rocks or stones into the design. Stonework is a fantastic way to meld the outdoors of a home into the natural environment, while adding a striking visual appearance. Not only is rock work...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 29, 2018

Aly Henneberry Joins Meredith Women's Tennis Team

When she entered high school as a freshman, Aly Henneberry had one goal – make the most of her four years at Brevard High and then move on to play collegiate tennis. Tuesday morning, that goal was...

 

Prep Roundup

Blue Devils Notch Fifth Straight Win The Brevard Blue Devils kept up their winning ways Tuesday night, defeating East Henderson 7-5 in an extra-inning game to pick up their fifth victory in seven days. The Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the third...

 

Milligan Scores Softball Sweep Over Brevard College

Facing a 4-1 deficit entering the seventh inning of the first game of the doubleheader, Brevard College put three runs across the plate, but the rally fell short when a run in the eighth allowed...

 

Lady Blue Devils Drop Conference Match To Eagles

Monday evening, the Brevard Lady Blue Devil soccer team hosted the East Henderson Eagles in a Mountain Six Conference game. Unfortunately, the Eagles took the match 7-1, with Chloe Riess scoring the...

 

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