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Articles from the April 25, 2016 edition

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 By Kevin Fuller    News

Brevard Kmart To Close In July - Brevard NC

One of Brevard's largest retail stores will close its doors this summer. Kmart announced last week it plans to close 68 stores nationwide and the Brevard location is on the list of... — Updated 4/27/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Melton Found Guilty Of Murder-For-Hire Case - Brevard NC

Darrell Melton, who was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder and solicitation of murder, was sentenced Thursday to a minimum of 13 years and a maximum of roughly 17 years... — Updated 4/26/2016


BES Holds First Annual Healthy Color Run – Brevard NC

Mrs. Cowlishaw's first grade class. (Photo by Heather Layton)... — Updated 4/25/2016


Rethink The 'War on Drugs'

Drug abuse is a horrific thing. It destroys the lives of individuals, families and communities. It affects the very old and the very young and all ages in between. Its effects can be quickly devastating or slowly agonizing. The... — Updated 4/25/2016


Barton Attends Phi Beta Lambda Event – Brevard NC

Barton College was well represented at the 62nd annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 7-10 in Charlotte. Five Barton chapter members participated in a variety of competitive events and... — Updated 4/25/2016


Mountain Sun Students Meet Nobel Peace Laureate – Brevard NC

Alongside 400 youth from around the country, four students from Mountain Sun Community School (MSCS) traveled south recently to attend the Southeast PeaceJam Conference at Florida State University. PeaceJam is, according to its... — Updated 4/25/2016


The Diverse Classroom As A Community Model

Looking at my students, I do not see much diversity at first glance. Transylvania County is not known for racial diversity. Below the surface, my students represent the underlying diversity of our community, and they bring into... — Updated 4/25/2016


Local Business Students Attend State Conference – Transylvania County NC

Transylvania County high school students building toward a successful future in business recently tested their skills at the FBLA State Leadership Conference. Several... — Updated 4/25/2016


Fundraising Has Never ­­Been So Much Fun! – Brevard NC

More than a few tireless Brevard Elementary Students ran in the first annual BEE Healthy Color Run, April 15, until they were blue in the face. And green, or yellow and even... — Updated 4/25/2016


Onnink Discusses Interview Process, Future Goals – Brevard NC

Senior Carly Onnink of Brevard High School was recently awarded the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall of 2016. Her experience of the application process and... — Updated 4/25/2016


Onnink Receives Morehead-Cain Scholarship – Brevard NC

When the Morehead-Cain Foundation - home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States - announces its class of 2020, it will include the name of Brevard High School... — Updated 4/25/2016


On The Stump

Deborah Ross, Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, visited Brevard Saturday morning, stopping and meeting with potential voters at Rocky's Grill & Soda Shop. Ross has... — Updated 4/25/2016


Market Opens For The Season

Ila Adams-Duplooy takes time to hula hoop at the Transylvania Farmers Market on Saturday. The market resumed its summer hours on Saturday and saw hundreds of visitors with dozens... — Updated 4/25/2016


Get Outside

Local students play music during the Kids Get Outside Festival on Saturday. Josh Freeman, with the city of Brevard, fits David Corn with a bike helmet during the festival. Animal... — Updated 4/25/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Students Hear, See The Consequence Of Drunk Driving - Brevard NC

Local high school juniors and seniors and others witnessed firsthand the effects of driving while being impaired. Three men who share a common bond, who were all impacted by drunk... — Updated 4/25/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Break-Ins - Brevard NC

A Transylvania County jury last week found 57-year-old Alfred F. Worley guilty of several felonies, including breaking into several dwellings and the larceny of items, as well as be... — Updated 4/25/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Company Plans To Sell Greystone Inn - Brevard NC

Plans to reopen The Greystone Inn in Lake Toxaway this spring have come to a halt. Natural Retreats, the parent company, confirmed the news but no statement has been made. A letter,... — Updated 4/25/2016


Charlie Cline Anders

Charlie Cline Anders, 89, of Rosman, passed away April, 16, 2016. He was the son of “Charlie” Calvin Anders and Rosa Irene “Rose” Mathis Anders, of Jackson County, N.C. Born the fifth child out of 11, he grew up in the... — Updated 4/25/2016


Florence "Flo" Burgess Fleming

Florence "Flo" Burgess Fleming, 82, passed away April 22, 2016. Born in Crystal River, Fla. May 28, 1933, she was the youngest of five daughters. She was preceded in death by her... — Updated 4/25/2016


Legal Notices for April 25, 2016


 By Sam Blakley    Opinion

'It's On Us' To Help Prevent Sexual Assault

No one wants to talk about sexual assault, but with national statistics claiming that more than 20 percent of women will be assaulted during their time at college, it’s time we start talking. One in five women and one in 16 men... — Updated 4/25/2016

 By Patty Stark    Opinion

April Is Time To Consider Organ Donations

For the past two years my husband has written an article about the importance of organ donation. This year I am writing the article because I received a kidney transplant from my brother over a year ago at Tampa General Hospital. T... — Updated 4/25/2016


Conversation With An Alien

Having just experienced yet another titanic contest of wills in our very fractured country I happened upon an alien here in Brevard who offered some advice from a more advanced planet: Your problem in the USA is not with the... — Updated 4/25/2016


One Bad Decision At A Time

It’s not easy being a “businessman’s governor.” He started his successful journey to the top of the Republican heap by attempting to settle the 30-mile Dan River coal ash spill with Duke Power (his ex-employer for over 20... — Updated 4/25/2016


Road Signs

I recently went to the Newberry, S.C. Opera House for a country music performance by some talented Nashville musicians. As my friend and I were crossing over a major intersection on the way into town, I saw an interesting road... — Updated 4/25/2016


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