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 By John Lanier    Opinion    May 1, 2017

How Much For Capital Needs?

The figures are high: $93 million and $158 million. The first is what the Transylvania County Board of Education says it needs to renovate and update the local public schools for the next 20 years. The latter number is the higher projection of the...

 
 Arts    May 1, 2017

New At The Library: Ambitious Women Are Caught In A Double Bind - Brevard, NC

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Dickey, Eric Jerome. “Finding Gideon.” Though Gideon wants to change his life, getting out of the hitman business is harder than he expected. It gets even harder when...

 
 Arts    May 1, 2017

Music Jam On May 9 To Benefit Local JAM - Brevard, NC

On Tuesday, May 9, from 6-10 p.m. at the Brevard Lumberyard, the third annual JAM Jam will raise most of the year's budget for the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) Program at the Boys & Girls...

 
 Arts    May 1, 2017

Writers' Conference Offers Free Presentations - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Library Foundation and Brevard College are once again serving as co-hosts for the Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference, May 18-21. The conference takes place at Brevard Colle...

 
 Arts    May 1, 2017

Library To Host 'Spring Into Books!' Event This Saturday

This Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Family Place and the Transylvania County Library will co-host Spring Into Books!” as part of the Month of the Young Child. Kids ages 4-12 can trek through a book-related adventure course provided by...

 

A Must See Production

Our local Brevard Little Theatre has put three ladies on stage whose acting skills are amazing. If you enjoy delightful character interruptions, please support our B.L.T. and go enjoy the current production, “Agnes of God.” Sally Burnett as Dr....

 

Ms. Janie Lynch Turns 90

Janie Aiken Lynch, of Brevard, will celebrate her 90th birthday Monday, May 1, 2017. Joining her celebration at the Pisgah Fish Camp Sunday, April 30, was her sister, Rose McKee, of New Jersey and...

 

Kudos To The DOT

When a huge tree came down blocking Cardinal Drive during the recent heavy rain storm, the DOT was called. They were quick to respond with heavy equipment to open up the road again. This followed a short time after with a crew that removed the huge...

 

Help Eugene "Gene" Shonka Celebrate His 90th Birthday!

Gene Shonka turned 90, April 26, 2017. He grew up in the Omaha area and served in the United States Navy in World War II. He and Jacky (Anderson) Shonka were married in 1954. In 1971 they moved to...

 

Statesmen Needed

After World War II, Arthur Vandenberg, the powerful isolationist and conservative senator from Michigan, stood in the rubble of what was Berlin and had a revelation. Returning to Washington, he led the Republican charge across the aisle to ensure...

 

News Of Organizations - Brevard, NC

Brevard Rotary The Brevard Rotary Club has moved its meeting location from the Twin Dragons Grand Buffet to the Silvermont mansion. The Rotary club meets every Tuesday at noon and will now meet at the Silvermont mansion in Room B. All meals are...

 

Learn Single Bin Composting For The Home Garden

Composting in your own garden sounds like a wonderful idea. Take waste thayou do not want and turn it into “black gold.” Many people start off with good intentions, but it does not always turn out as black or as gold as one may wish. Or others ne...

 

Picturing The Past: McCrary's Had Several Locations In Brevard, NC

The McCrary family spent nearly 70 years working in the automobile industry in Brevard. Carl McCrary and his younger brother, Charlie, began McCrary Tire and Battery Company in 1928. Their first shop...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 1, 2017

Blue Devils Win Fourth Straight Conference Tennis Title - Brevard, NC

It was little more than a formality last Thursday as the Brevard Blue Devil tennis team rolled past Franklin to stay undefeated on the season and claim their fourth straight WNC Athletic Conference...

 

Veterans Need DD Form 214 For Military Honors - Brevard, NC

You served faithfully in the U.S. military and got an honorable discharge. You went back to civilian life and quickly forgot about all things military. You no longer called the bathroom the latrine.” No one said you have the “duty” this payday...

 

Consignments Of Brevard To Open Second Location - Brevard, NC

Are you downsizing, getting ready to sell a house or cleaning out an estate? Are you trying to decide what to do with furniture and décor that you don’t want to keep? Are you looking for furniture for your own home or outfitting a vacation...

 
 By David Whitmire    Outdoors    May 1, 2017

Sweepers and Strainers - Oh My! - Brevard, NC

Last weekend's rain was no record breaker, no drought breaker and actually pretty average. Well, average compared to average years. Last year was not an average weather year. Last weekend's rain was...

 

Mayberry's To Celebrate Seventh Year In Business

Mayberry’s Just Good Food in downtown Brevard is celebrating its 7th birthday for a full week starting on Monday, May 8 through Sunday, May 14. The original goal of Mayberry’s was to be a solid anchor in the downtown dining scene. After 7 years,...

 

Mother's Day Photo Fundraiser Is Planned

North Transylvania Fire Rescue will be holding a photo fundraiser on Sunday, May 7, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., with the portraits available on May 13 - just in time for Mother’s Day. Anyone can be in the picture, including family pets. For a...

 

Selica Church To Hold Revival May 1-5

Selica Community Wor-ship Center, located at 698 Ross Road, is holding a revival from May 1-5 at 7 p.m. each night. There will be a different evangelist each night. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Rev. Jim Jones at (828)...

 

Grant Improves Rosman High Health Sciences - Rosman, NC

Stephanie Ramsey is in her third year teaching Health Sciences at Rosman High School. Having studied nursing at the graduate level in rooms with tens of thousands of dollars in equipment, she knows...

 

BMS To Hold Dodgeball Challenge, Raffle May 19

Brevard Middle School will hold its first Raffle Basket fundraiser along with the Dodgeball Challenge on Friday, May 19. The event will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the BMS Gym on Fisher Road. Student sales of raffle tickets started April 25....

 

Rosman High: Students Reflect On Visit To 9-11 Museum - Rosman, NC

After a whirlwind week of travel through Washington, D.C. and New York City, seniors at Rosman High School had spring break to reflect on their adventures. One of the attractions that seemed to...

 

Everyday Education: The Difference Between Knowledge And Know-How - Brevard, NC

By Meredith Licht Which is more important: knowing things or knowing how to do things? Most people would agree that it does not matter how much you know; what matters is knowing how to do something. We, as a society, tend to value know-how. Though...

 

PARI Program Explores Light And Perception - Rosman, NC

The public is invited to PARI Friday, May 12, for a fascinating presentation entitled "Light: It's All Astronomers Get, or What to Do When It's Raining Outside." The evening's activities will include...

 

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