Articles from the June 1, 2017 edition

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Blues Festival Begins Friday - Brevard, NC

The 4th Annual Brevard Blues & BBQ Festival kicks off this Friday at Brevard Music Center's Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium. The festival, which runs this Friday and Saturday, is... — Updated 5/31/2017


Local DAR Involved In Memorial Day Activities - Brevard, NC

Sharon Jenkins was installed as Regent of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on May 8 and wasted no time in getting the chapter involved with... — Updated 5/31/2017


Selina Anne Sullivan

Selina Anne Sullivan, 76, a long-time resident of Brevard, died Friday, May 19, 2017, at The Lodge at Mills River Rehabilitation Center. Many years ago she and some close friends in... — Updated 5/31/2017


Russell J. Mize

Russell J. Mize, born April 8, 1920 in Patrick County, Va., departed this life for Heaven Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Stuart, Va. He was predeceased by his mother and father, six sisters and one son. He was a member of Christian... — Updated 5/31/2017


Brenda Hope Miller Broome

Brenda Hope Miller Broome, 77, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2017. Funeral services will be held at noon, Friday, June 2, 2017 at Oak Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the... — Updated 5/31/2017


The Family Place To Celebrate 20th Anniversary On June 24

For the past 20 years, The Family Place has played an integral part in educating and empowering children and families in Transylvania County. It has continually offered support, education and resources, and has been an important... — Updated 5/31/2017


In Brevard: OnTrack WNC Offers Free Credit Report And Score Event

On Monday, June 12, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling will team up with Self-Help Credit Union’s Brevard Office at 40 Forest Gate Drive to offer free credit reports and FICO scores. This event is... — Updated 5/31/2017


Sheriff's Office Makes Drug Arrests

The following arrests and incidents were reported by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. Arrests Anthony Jermaine Daughtery, 38, was arrested on May 29 for one felony count of methamphetamine possession. He has been placed... — Updated 5/31/2017

 By Park Baker    News

State Beer Bill Has No Local Impact - Brevard, NC

Local craft beer brewers say that legislation limiting their production won’t affect their business like some other North Carolina beer brewers. HB500 was introduced to the General Assembly, in an attempt to raise the state limit... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story

 By Matt McGregor    News

El Centro Honors Homework Club Students And Tutors - Brevard, NC

Students and tutors involved in El Centro's Homework Club were honored at an awards ceremony that took place at El Ranchero Mexican restaurant Monday afternoon in Brevard. "Every... — Updated 5/31/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Venezuelan Riots Felt In Brevard - Brevard, NC

Retired journalism professor Paul Morgan is raising money to support the efforts of a 2015 Brevard College graduate from Caracas, Venezuela who has joined in the protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro... — Updated 5/31/2017


Chamber Part Of Regional EXPO - Brevard, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania, Henderson County, and Asheville Area Chambers of Commerce have joined forces to host the largest business exposition in western North Carolina. On Wednesday, June 7, more than 100 members representing... — Updated 5/31/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

SBI Probes Mishandling Of County Funds - Brevard, NC

A former staff member of the Transylvania County Transportation Department is being investigated for allegedly mishandling funds. According to Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter, the investigation involves a county... — Updated 5/31/2017


Smallest Full Moon Of 2017 Is This Month

In view of all the recent hype over super moons, astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) point out that the upcoming June full moon will be the smallest of 2017, i.e., a mini-moon. Why do we have full... — Updated 5/31/2017


Tired Of Hearing About Russia

Are you as tired of hearing about Russia as I am? I was even thinking of giving up Vodka, but I reconsidered that pretty quickly. Maybe you saw where, in jest, a reporter said that someone had seen Trump eating Russian dressing on... — Updated 5/31/2017


Pathway Belongs To All

I have a different opinion on the pathway through Brevard than Stephan Jackson. I understand the path to be a linear park for all to enjoy. I am a cyclist. I use that path as a pleasant safe way to do errands, go to the forest or... — Updated 5/31/2017


Wake Up And Smell The Steak

The May 25 opinion writer prescribes shutting down the meat industry. He thinks we all should become vegans and eliminate all meat and dairy products from our diets and get used to vegetable substitutes. In other words, every... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story


Trump's View Of People

Donald Trump has a brutally simple way of categorizing people — into winners and losers. Winners are wealthy and famous people, certain dictators (the Saudi royal family), those in the limelight. Trump wants to help the winners,... — Updated 5/31/2017


Patriotism And Skepticism

When I was in Germany a few years ago I chanced upon a pretty city park which was typically German, neat and clean with lovely flowers. The main feature of the park was a monument, and when I got close I saw that it was dedicated... — Updated 5/31/2017


Remembering JFK

May 29, 2017 would have been the 100th birthday of President John F. Kennedy. How well I remember that November day in 1963 when the principal of Brevard High School called the student body and staff to the auditorium and... — Updated 5/31/2017


Following Protocol

Protocol is defined as “the official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions” and “the accepted or established code of procedure or behavior in any group, organization, or... — Updated 5/31/2017


BLT Will Host Tot Hollywood Theater Camp June 26-30

Brevard Little Theatre (BLT) is offering Tot Hollywood for the fourth summer at the theater, located at 55 East Jordan St., June 26-30 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. This camp is for ages 4-7 and each day will have a specific theme as... — Updated 5/31/2017


Farmers' Market Holds Health Fair This Saturday - Brevard, NC

Thanks to sponsor Healthy Harvest Natural Foods, free health screenings, free mini-massages, free exercise classes, produce sampling and recipe sampling, live music, and lots of... — Updated 5/31/2017


Highland Books To Host Local Author - Brevard, NC

On Saturday, June 10, at 1 p.m., Highland Books will be hosting local author Charlotte Christ-mas Baxley. Baxley will be discussing and signing her book “I Still Have It All,” which the author calls an emotional story of... — Updated 5/31/2017


Lake Toxaway Art Guild To Exhibit At TC Arts

Members of the Lake Toxaway Art Guild will host an art exhibit at the TC Arts Council from June 2 - 19. A public reception to meet the artists will be held this Friday, June 2 from... — Updated 5/31/2017


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