Articles from the May 23, 2019 edition

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Consensus Is To Expand Medicaid

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed, one of its major components was expanding Medicaid coverage. The idea was that by expanding Medicaid coverage and providing subsidies to those who made too much to qualify for... — Updated 7/5/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

City Of Brevard's First Green Built Home Completed-Brevard NC

The first house to be Green Built-certified in the city of Brevard was completed on Friday at 156 Rosenwald Lane. In addition to it being Green Built-certified, it's the developer's first Tiny House, which will be used as an... — Updated 5/24/2019


16th 'Nutty' Weekend Returning To Brevard

The White Squirrel Festival returns to downtown Brevard this weekend. The festival, which begins on Friday night, includes a lineup of locally and nationally known musicians, food... — Updated 5/24/2019


Memorial Day Parade And Remembrance Ceremonies To Be Held Saturday - Brevard, NC

The American Legion Post 88 will be sponsoring its annual Memorial Day Parade at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, during the White Squirrel Festival. Continuing the Legion's 100th... — Updated 5/23/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

City Manager Proposes No Tax Increase In Budget

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland’s proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year includes no property tax increase, but a hike in water and sewer fees. Fatland presented his $24.3 million budget during Brevard City Council’s... — Updated 5/23/2019


Nolan Bradley McJunkin

Nolan Bradley McJunkin, 66, of Candler, passed away May 15, 2019, at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville. He is survived by his children, Hallie Owen, Megan Sansosti, Sally... — Updated 5/23/2019


Thomas Gaston McCall Jr.

Thomas Gaston McCall Jr., 84, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019. A native of Brevard and Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Thomas G. and Bessie Bragg McCall. A graduate of Brevard High School, he was a... — Updated 5/22/2019


Janet Lucille Krug

Janet Lucille Krug, 93, of Etowah, formerly of Oshkosh, Wis., passed away Monday, May 20, 2019, in hospice at Lake Point Landing Life Care, in Hendersonville. She was born July 16,... — Updated 5/22/2019


John Andrew Curro

John Andrew Curro, 84, of Brevard, passed away May 17, 2019, at home under Hospice care. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Joseph and Anna Fallica Curro. In addition to his parents, a son, John Jr., preceded him in death... — Updated 5/22/2019


Larry E. Hall

Larry E. Hall, 72, of Rosman, passed away May 21, 2019, at Asheville VA Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Lystra; two daughters, Tanya and Tysha; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and lovingly remembered by a niece... — Updated 5/22/2019


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church Sunday, May 26, as Keith Thompson brings the message based on John 5:1-9, “A Callous Question?” Sunday Worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and... — Updated 5/22/2019


The Journey Inward: Reminiscing About My Southern Background

By Dr. John Campbell My wife says that I am a connoisseur of “Cracker Barrel” restaurants. “Is there a Cracker Barrel you haven’t tried?” she asks. The food is not like home-made, but their menu is southern. Mind you, I h... — Updated 5/22/2019


At Brevard College: Democracy Project Recognizes Local Students

Last Tuesday, May 14, a large crowd gathered at Brevard College’s Porter Center to recognize middle school students involved in this year’s Democracy Project competition. The... — Updated 5/22/2019


News of Organizations: Democratic Women

On Monday, May 20, the Transylvania County Democratic Women hosted its annual luncheon in the library Rogow Room. Nearly 100 members and guests gathered to listen to Patsy Keever, former chair of the N.C. Democratic Party, speak... — Updated 5/22/2019


Potential Threats To Pets In Your Yard, Easy Tips For Your Home

Pets love to roam free, and homeowners with outdoor space often let their pets get some exercise and play time in their backyards. While it’s important for pets like dogs and... — Updated 5/22/2019


Gallery Walk Kicks Off White Squirrel Weekend

Explore art, music and wine at the Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on May 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Brevard. This free walkable event kicks-off the 2019 White Squirrel Festival Weekend. New this month is a... — Updated 5/22/2019


Cedar Mountain News

CMFRD Memorial BBQ Come on down for a fundraiser BBQ lunch with all the trimmings at the fire station on Saturday, May 25. The auxiliary will be serving mouth watering barbecue... — Updated 5/22/2019


Winners Of White Squirrel Photo Contest Announced

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has partnered with the Heart of Brevard to host the 15th annual White Squirrel Photo Contest. Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the TC Art... — Updated 5/22/2019


Cellist Peled Returns For Philharmonic Fundraiser

Israeli cellist Amit Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence who performed with the Brevard Philharmonic in 2016, will return for a house concert at... — Updated 5/22/2019


DAR Members Meet For Final Meeting Of Term

The May 14 meeting of the Waightstill Avery Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution began at 5 p.m. at Lola’s Old Hickory House, with a social hour presided over by Bob... — Updated 5/22/2019


What Will Johnson Do?

I read in the May 2 edition that Jake Johnson is seeking the Republican nomination for State House District 113. Several of his statements are interesting beginning with the statement “conservative values that make North Carolina... — Updated 5/22/2019


Book Remembers 'Fallen Heroes'

Editor’s Note: At 9 a.m. on Saturday, the American Legion and VFW will host the annual parade and wreath ceremony in downtown Brevard. The following story highlights a new book... — Updated 5/22/2019

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Discusses Bond Choices

In a special meeting Tuesday morning, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the top choices of architects and CMARs (construction managers at risk) to implement the renovations and additions to Brevard High School... — Updated 5/22/2019


DuPont Forest Opens New Bathroom At Hooker Falls Access

DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) is opening a new restroom near the Hooker Falls Access Area to the public today. The bathrooms are designed for high traffic and to improve the visitor experience over portable toilets... — Updated 5/22/2019

 By Ray Tuers    News

Boys & Girls Club Seeks New Executive Director

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club, Transylvania County’s largest youth organization, has good news and sad news these days, according to a press release. Founded in 1999, the good news is that 2019 marks 20 years of impressive... — Updated 5/22/2019


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