Articles from the May 22, 2017 edition

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 By Matt McGregor    News    May 22, 2017

Residents Support Human Relations Council - Brevard, NC

Brevard City Councilman Maurice Jones presented data to the Brevard City Council at their regular meeting last Monday supporting the need for a Human Relations Council (HRC). As previously reported, both the city and the county jointly sponsored an...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 22, 2017

Cascade Lake Dam Needs Inspection - Brevard, NC

Recommendations that the owners of the Cascade Lake Dam hire an independent engineering firm to conduct a thorough inspection have been ignored, according to the North Carolina Department of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 22, 2017

CTE Students Surpass Peers - Brevard, NC

Students in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes in the Transylvania County school system are performing better than their peers in the region and state. “We’ve done very well compared to the other systems in the state,” said...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 22, 2017

Land Trust Seeks City's Help - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Community Land Trust has asked the city of Brevard to make a timeline for coming up with a plan to make it possible for workforce housing to be built in Transylvania County. Chair of the Community Land Trust Claudia Hawkins...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 22, 2017

Graham Wins Ninth Title - Brevard, NC

Brevard High School senior Noah Graham won his ninth state championship at the 2A state track and field championship this past weekend....

 

Cradle Of Forestry Offers Beaver And Butterfly Sessions - Brevard, NC

The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to a program, “Bogs, Bugs and Beavers,” on Saturday, May 27. The program begins in the Forest Discovery Center at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. with an introduction about beavers’ adaptations to living in a...

 

Ignoring 'The General Welfare'

According to the U.S. Constitution, one function of goverment is to “promote the general welfare.” In modern times, that has included providing assistance to Americans who have had their homes and businesses destroyed by natural disasters. In...

 

A Recipe For Disaster

Do you like reading about small children being maimed or killed? Then you will enjoy reading about Brevard’s latest bikeway endeavor. An artist, who has been paid by the city, is painting children’s games in the middle of Brevard’s bikeway, whi...

 

Community Garden

Physical activity in addition to healthy, nourishing food are equally important to overall health and wellness. Brevard Health Club recognizes the importance of a holistic approach to wellness and has started an organic community garden in addition...

 
 By Matt McGregor    Features    May 22, 2017

In War And Peace, Borgia Has Been A Fighter

It had become hard to reconcile Phil Borgia's experiences in the Vietnam War with the boredom and routine that followed. When he returned home to the Astoria section of Queens, N.Y., he sank into the...

 

Number 7 Arts Gallery Features Four New Artists - Brevard, NC

The Number 7 Arts Gallery is highlighting four of our new artists: David Adler: parquetry wood, Brenda Cameron: fiber, Suzanne Crolley: charcoal and Jerry Maxey, basketry and wood. They will be on hand Friday night, May 26, at Brevard’s Fourth...

 

Brevard High School: Merrell Wins Top Prize In Sidewalk Arts Festival - Brevard NC

Brevard High School freshman, Alana Merrell, recently claimed a top honor at the Annual Sidewalk Arts Festival in Savannah, Ga. on April 29. She traveled with a group of 9 other art students, from Bre...

 

The Transylvania County Library's Hidden Treasure - Brevard, NC

Most patrons who visit the Transylvania County Library are aware of the various services and programs that are available there. It’s not just about the books — except in the case of The Second Story Book Store, where it is all about books. “We...

 

New At The Library: Gardening Helps Bring Beauty Back To Life - Brevard, NC

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Backman, Fredrik. “Beartown.” The little community of Beartown has virtually nothing left in it. There are few jobs and fewer residents than several decades ago. But...

 

St. Philip's To Host ART Of The Mountains Show - Brevard, NC

The annual ART of the Mountains show, sale and raffle returns to St. Philip's Episcopal Church on May 26 and 27 as part of Brevard's White Squirrel Festival. The fine art show features 20 local...

 
 By Sam Farrar    Education    May 22, 2017

Everyday Education: Time To Change Graduation Speakers

There have been rumors recently on whether or not Brevard High School is planning to eliminate valedictorian and salutatorian speeches at its graduation. The school would switch to simply recognizing the top 10 academic students instead. Whether...

 

News of Organizations

Sierra Club The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Ryan Olson, executive director of Muddy Sneakers, on May 25. Muddy Sneakers, which is approaching its 10th anniversary, is based in Brevard. It...

 

Connestee Falls: Scholarship Program Raises More Than $900,000

On May 17, volunteers working on the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program kicked off the Program's 30th year of raising money to help Transylvania County students attend college. At the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 22, 2017

Four Lady Blue Devils Named All-Conference - Brevard, NC

After a season where the Lady Blue Devils defied expectations – finishing the regular season 18-4 and advancing to the second round of the 2A playoffs – four members of the team were recognized as...

 

Mountain Sun Students Backpack The Foothills Trail - Brevard, NC

On May 2, Mountain Sun Community School's sixth and seventh graders and their teachers Kim Skeen and Nick Pearl put on their backpacks filled with all the gear and food they needed for a three-night,...

 
 By Philip Latter    Sports    May 22, 2017

Brevard Track Re-Writes Record Book At 2A Title Meet - Brevard, NC

For the briefest of moments, coming down the final straightaway, it looked like Noah Graham had one last surprise up his sleeve. Desperately pumping his arms, the Brevard senior was right on the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 22, 2017

Blue Devils Denied Once Again In Championship Match - Brevard, NC

It's become disappointingly all too routine for the Brevard Blue Devils. Grinding out a regular season and playoff run of nearly perfect tennis, only to come up short in the title match. That...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 22, 2017

Six Lady Tigers Named To SMC All-Conference Team - Rosman, NC

The Rosman Lady Tigers entered the 2017 season with a bevy of upperclass talent and after putting up big numbers all year, a number of those players were recognized as members of the Smoky Mountain...

 

Legal Notices for May 22, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF BREVARD Please take notice that the City Council for the City of Brevard enacted the following Resolution on May 15, 2017. This notice is published to solicit comment from the public on the subject of the Resolution, consistent... Full story

 

Sliding Rock Opens Memorial Day Weekend, New Management

One of western North Carolina’s favorite destinations, Sliding Rock in the Pisgah National Forest, will be operated by the Cradle of Forestry Interpretative Association (CFAIA) for the 2017 season. Carlton Murrey, Executive Director of CFAIA said...

 

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