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 By Derek McKissock    News    May 20, 2019

School Board Presents Budget To Commissioners

With a 10.5-cent property tax increase likely to be approved to pay for the $68 million school construction bond, some county commissioners are voicing concerns at the Board of Education’s latest budget request. As previously reported, the school...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 20, 2019

School Attorney Refutes County Official's Claims

In a letter written to the Transylvania County Board of Education dated May 9, school board attorney Christopher Campbell refuted many of the comments made by Transylvania County Finance Officer Jonathan Griffin regarding the school board’s...

 

AAUW Preparing For 50th Book Sale

Members of the local AAUW Chapter work throughout the year to collect, sort, price and prepare hundreds of boxes of books for its annual book sale. In 2018, the book sale raised more than $28,000 for...

 

Sheila Mooney Chosen As Woman Who Makes A Difference

Since 1996, Brevard AAUW has honored women who, through leadership and willingness to share their knowledge and experience, have had a significant impact in this community. The award is presented at...

 
 By John Lanier    Opinion    May 20, 2019

One Cent More

Last week some members of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners asked Superintendent Jeff McDaris about the school budget. The following are some thoughts about the issues broached by the commissioners.    •The school board has...

 

Fake Economics

A specter is haunting the American political landscape, specter of Modern Monetary Theory or MMT for short. I’m nearly 60 years old, and as far back as I can remember, Democratic and Republican leaders have agreed that the “boogeyman” national...

 

Screaming Children Ruin Show

It’s too bad that people seated on the hillside lawn for the otherwise excellent Songsmith Gathering were negatively impacted by the screaming children running wild throughout the area. Don’t take me for a cranky old lady. I volunteer with small...

 

Make Your Event 'Zero Waste'

I recently participated in the Rise & Shine’s Motown fundraiser as one of the Moving to Conservers volunteers who helped make the event “zero waste.” I want to recognize Kim Coram for her huge effort in organizing this part of the event. She...

 

Engaging Performance

Brevard High School’s play featured outstanding singing, acting, choreo-graphy and sets. The students in the play and orchestra gave an engaging performance. It was nice to see such talent. Thanks also to the advisors. Carole Deddy...

 

Support Nurses, SAVE ACT

Thank you for the recent article about nurses. Nurses are often a lifeline and more important than one realizes, particularly if a hospital closes in an area. Kathleen Balogh recently spoke in Buncombe County from the NC Council for Women. There was...

 

A Convenient Forgetfulness

In the 1950s and 1960s, Southern whites faced a moral test after the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation in “Brown v. Board of Education” (1954). Most failed. Driven by fear and anger, the majority of white Southerners remained silent or...

 

Chumbley, Fogel And Leazenby Display Work

May in the mountains is a truly special time as flowers of every sort begin to bloom. Number 7 Arts is putting a colorful foot forward too, featuring three of its more than 30 artists: Peter Chumbley...

 

New At The Library: FBI Agent Unlocks Secrets Of Serial Killers

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Hepworth, Sally. “The Mother-in-Law.” Lucy’s mother-in-law Diana has never liked her, and despite Lucy trying for years to win her over, nothing has changed. Diana...

 

Library To Begin Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Catch the Reading Bug at your library through the Adult Summer Reading program at Transylvania County Library! Simply come by the Circulation Desk to register beginning Monday, June 3. Then read or...

 

Veterans History Museum To Show WWII Movie 'U-571'

On Wednesday, May 22, at 6 p.m., the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas will show “U-571.” A team based on a U.S. submarine is sent on a mission to capture a German U-Boat intact in order to steal the Enigma Machine (German code...

 

Based On O'Keefe Painting, Studios To Host 'Masterful Collaboration'

On May 24, from 5-8 p.m., many downtown artist studios and galleries will join together in the second annual Masterful Collabo-ration, using masterpiece works of the past, familiar to many, as...

 

Allstaedt Shows 'A Burst Of Color'

Donna Allstaedt’s art shows a raw power… a bit primitive in execution …on purpose. Her current show during the month of May at Main Street Ltd.’s Gallery is titled “A Burst of Color,...

 

Everyday Education: Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started

Being a new teacher today is remarkably different from being a new teacher 25 or so years ago, but many things do remain the same. I began my career in the early 90s in a nearby public school system. After a four-month student teaching assignment, I...

 

Blue Ridge To Start Summer Continuing Education Classes

Blue Ridge Community College has begun enrollment for its summer Continuing Education classes. The classes are as follows: Art Understanding Color meets June 3-July 22 on Mondays from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Registration fee is $60. Pastel Painting meets...

 

Transylvanians Graduate From Blue Ridge

The following students from Transylvania County graduated from Blue Ridge Community College on Saturday, May 11. The students are listed with their program of study. Justin Luke Aiken, college...

 

Mullen, Ruff Highlight Conference Awards For Tigers

2019 was a banner year for the Rosman Tiger baseball team, and the post-season accolades came rolling in as the Tigers recently racked up a bevy of Smoky Mountain Conference honors. Topping the list...

 

Four Blue Devils Tabbed As Mountain Six All-Conference

A quartet of Brevard Blue Devils were recently named to the Mountain Six All-Conference baseball team. Among the selections were Sawyer Smith, Talyn Clark, Kane Deshauteurs and Walker Case. The group...

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    May 20, 2019

Tornados Relay Team Wins Gold At ECAC Championships

Six members of the Brevard College Tornados track & field team made the trip to New Haven, Connecticut to compete in the ECAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted at Southern Connecticut State...

 

Connestee Falls Hosts Annual VISION Golf Tournament

VISION Transylvania’s 16th annual golf tournament at Connestee Falls drew golfers from local companies and golf enthusiasts alike to fund operational expenses and a tuition scholarship for the leadership program and its high school counterpart, VIZ...

 

John Anthony Curro

John Anthony Curro, 84, of Brevard, died Friday, May 17, 2019. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory will announce the arrangements....

 

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