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Participate In Forest Plans

The U.S. Forest Service will soon release the first draft of its plans for the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. These plans will guide forest activites, from wildlife management and timber sales to all forms of recreational activities, such as...

 

Nix The HCA Deal

Has anyone reviewed the number of lawsuits that HCA Healthcare has paid out? It’s staggering! Surely someone with business abilities will nix this sale and keep this cut throat company from stripping our hospital. Don Greene Bre...

 

Recommends Elevate

Last year I moved here from California but soon realized I had a painful knee which needed attention. My physician recommended Elevate at 4 Market St. in Brevard. I had great success with Mark, Kevin and the entire staff at Elevate. I highly...

 

Visit Local Museums

Brevard has numerous tourists, be it family, friends or new to our area visitors. We have a hidden jewel to share here in Brevard. Adjacent to the courthouse, near the gazebo is our WNC Military Museum. Even if you are a local without visitors, take...

 

Vicious Attacks

Civility, compassion, reason and humanity are words missing from the vocabulary of the right-wing/conservative media and internet trolls. Their sole purpose is to foster lies and create a toxic climate of bigotry and hatred against anyone who dares...

 

Or Perhaps It's Vice Versa

In a recent letter (April 2 issue) Mike Badger touted Timothy Cardinal Dolan’s article in the Wall Street Journal (March 23) in which New York City’s cardinal archbishop accused the Democratic Party of banning pro-life candidates from party...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 5, 2018

Developer Tries Again To Bring Housing To City

A developer is again seeking to bring a new housing development to the city of Brevard. Jim Yamin, president of Workforce Housing, Inc., has applied for the rezoning of property at 746 Rosman Highway, at the Nicholson Creek Road intersection, for a...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 5, 2018

Teenager Charged After Stabbing Brother

A 17-year-old accused of stabbing his 6-year-old brother in the neck Monday night at Mountain Glen Apartments in Brevard has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily harm. The 6-year-old has been released from...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 5, 2018

Panel: Yearly User Fees In Forest Under Discussion

Editor’s Note: The following is the second part of the story about last week’s panel discussion at the library concerning the future of both Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. The first part a...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 5, 2018

Pagano Saying Goodbye To Gorges, For Now

Steve Pagano's career began about 30 years ago with trail building, and at the end of April it will conclude with trail building. The past 19 years were spent as the first superintendent of Gorges...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 5, 2018

TNRC Discuss Landslide Mapping, Invasive Species

Editor’s Note: The following story reports on the conclusion to the recent Transylvania County Natural Resources Council meeting. A story about the first part of the meeting appeared in the March 19...

 

Brevard Native Nets Wins At Tennessee Fishing Tournaments

Recently, Brevard native Kelly Penny, along with her husband, Randy, made history by becoming the first male-female team to take first place at the Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational, held on...

 
 By Norah Davis    Features    April 5, 2018

Dirt Connects Rice Street Garden, Conservers

On March 16 and 17, Rice Street Community Garden had a record turnout of volunteers for the first two workdays of the 2018 growing season. The big gathering to plant cold-weather crops was thanks in...

 

Thompson To Discuss The Early Years Of Ecusta And The Women Who Worked There

Marcy Thompson, the local history librarian at the Transylvania County Library, will be giving a presentation on "The History of the Working Women at Ecusta" at the next AAUW meeting on Tuesday,...

 

Make A Blanket For Project Linus During "Make A Blanket Week"

Project Linus is a national volunteer organization of people dedicated to providing comfort to ill and traumatized children through the making and distribution of blankets. These blankets can be sewn, crocheted, knitted, quilted and even made of...

 

News of Organizations

AARP Chapter 8 AARP, Chapter 8, will meet on Wednesday, April 11, at 11:15 a.m. at Bay Breeze Restaurant, located at 1830 Asheville Highway, in Hendersonville. The guest speaker will be Dr. Devin Grant, D.P.M., from Mountain Podiatry. A brief...

 

Wildlife Commission Asks Public To Report Hellbender Sightings

Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are asking the public, in particular anglers, to report any sightings of hellbenders (“water dogs”) to the agency. Reported sightings are an important part of a long-term inventory and...

 

BC Track Competes At Montreat, Golf Team Enters Final Round

Two members of the Brevard College men’s golf team, Calum McAndrew and Austin Fisher, are locked in a three-way tie for eighth after the first round of the Tennessee River Rumble on Tuesday. Their performances helped the Tornados place third as a...

 

BC Tennis Hosting Free Clinic

This Saturday, the Brevard College men's and women's tennis team are set to host a free one-hour tennis clinic at 11 a.m. The clinic is open to all in the community, with instruction being held at...

 

By City, County Leaders: April Declared Month Of The Young Child

As Henry Adams stated, “A teacher affects eternity; he or she can never tell where his or her influence stops.” On behalf of the Early Childhood Initiative in Transylvania County, the city of Brevard and the Transylvania County commissioners...

 

NC MedAssist's Free Mobile Pharmacy Coming To Brevard

NC MedAssist will hold a mobile free pharmacy event in Brevard on Friday, April 13. The event, which is in collaboration with Lake Toxaway Charities, is open to any low-income individual or family needing free health screenings, education and...

 

BC Students Invite Community To Discuss Relationships Between Alcohol And Athletes

The Brevard College Criminal Justice program presents a town hall meeting in conjunction with the C.A.R.E. Coalition. The meeting will take place on April 11 at 7 p.m. in Ingram Auditorium on the college’s campus. Five students from the Criminal...

 

Schenck Hosts Monthly Community Dinner April 9

The Community Relations Committee of Schenck Job Corps is having its monthly Community Relations Council Dinner on Monday, April 9, at 6 p.m. in the dining hall at Schenck Job Corps. This is an excellent opportunity to meet some of the students and...

 

Growing Small Fruits In The Home Garden

Many gardeners would like to grow their own fruit but are intimidated by the length of time that trees take to come to maturity or don't have the room for a small orchard. Growing small fruits such as...

 

White Squirrel Photo Contest Seeks Entrants

The Transylvania Community Arts Council is partnering with the Heart of Brevard for the White Squirrel Photography Contest for the 2018 White Squirrel Festival in downtown Brevard. It's finally...

 

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