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 By Matt McGregor    News    March 12, 2018

Judge Hears Probation Violations

In Transylvania County Superior Court recently, Judge Mark E. Powell heard the following pleas for felony probation violations: •Scotty L. McCall, of 845 Clinic Road, Balsam Grove, pleaded guilty to a felony probation violation. McCall was on...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 12, 2018

Sliding Rock Fee Set To Increase - Pisgah Forest, NC

When Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest opens with lifeguards on Memorial Day this spring, there will be an increase in the entry fee from $2 to $3 per person. The fee last increased from $1 to...

 

Guice Files For County Office

W. David Guice recently filed for a seat on the Transylvania County Board of County Commissioners. Guice, a Republican, served two terms as a county commissioner from 2000-2008. During his tenure as a commissioner, he served as both chairman and...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 12, 2018

Legislators Share Issues, News At Chamber Breakfast

Brevard/Transylvania and Henderson County chambers of commerce recently sponsored a breakfast at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Taproom, featuring area state lawmakers. During the breakfast, three...

 

Wildlife Conservation Recognizes Transylvania Resident David Whitmire

The North Carolina Chapter of the Wildlife Society recently awarded Transylvania County resident David Whitmire with the 2018 Wildlife Conservation Award for his lifetime of dedication to the...

 

Rice Street Community Garden Volunteers Ready To Dig In - Brevard, NC

The volunteers who care for the Rice Street Community Garden will be preparing the soil for planting cool weather crops from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, March 17. The garden is located on a...

 

Series Of National Forest Meetings Planned

This month, experts representing a diverse group of conservation, recreation and business interests will take part in a series of special panel events on the future of the Nantahala and Pisgah...

 

Sunshine Is For Everyone

This week, March 11-17, is Sunshine Week, a time to celebrate and reinvigorate the fundamental democratic belief that government represents the governed and, therefore, the people have the inherent right to see and review the actions of elected and...

 

Country Was Safer Without Assault Rifles

As a son of the South, I grew up in an environment where guns were part and parcel of the culture. Even though my family did not hunt, we kept a shotgun for protection and to keep critters away from our chickens. Most of my friends hunted and I would...

 

Preventing School Massacres

I wonder if the current discussion on how to prevent or, at least, reduce the occurrence of students being murdered in our schools could benefit from clarity of our goals and dimensions of the problem. We need to emphasize that our goal is to...

 

Trump Is Being Reasonable

Geraldine Kiley opens her letter wondering what Mark Meadows, Richard Burr and others are feeling. She moves on and warms to her subject. “They are coming to confront you, Mr. Ryan, Mr. McConnell, and Mr. Trump, and all your colleagues who have...

 

Picturing The Past: Women's Club Provided Social, Civic Activities

Women's clubs of the early 20th century offered women an opportunities for social and civic engagement. There were a wide array of clubs from purely social groups to those that worked to improve...

 

Littering

Thank you to the people who have taken the time to write about our terrible littering problem. It is difficult to comprehend how anyone having a bit of trash, cups, fast food containers, cans or bottles in their car are too lazy to take it home and...

 

AAUW Celebrates Women's History Month In March

March is Women's History Month and each year members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Brevard Branch create a display commemorating a particular theme related to women's history...

 

Museum To Hold Fashion Show At Silvermont - Brevard, NC

To kick off Brevard's Sesquicentennial year, the Transylvania Heritage Museum will be holding a Fashion Show at Silvermont Mansion, located at 364 E. Main St., on Friday, March 16, from 5:30-7 p.m....

 

News Of Organizations

Basic Apple Group At this month’s Basic Apple Group meeting on Monday, March 19, participants will take a look at photos. Join the group March 19 from 10-11:15 a.m. for computers users and (or) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for iPhone and iPad...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 12, 2018

Lady Blue Devils Roll Past Rosman 11-0 In Rivalry Game

In round one of the county's annual softball rivalry, Brevard left little to debate on Saturday afternoon, pounding on 11 runs on 15 hits and holding the Lady Tigers scoreless to pick up their third...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 12, 2018

Blue Devils Beat Warriors In Back-And-Forth Contest

On a blustery day with wind chills in the 30s, Dylan Troyer saved his best for last. With the bases loaded and the game tied, 5-5, in the bottom of the seventh, Troyer slapped an infield single for...

 

Women's Lacrosse Falls To Averett, Defeats Wesleyan

Averett's defense limited Brevard College to five shots on goal in the second period while Elizabeth Peasley netted three goals to open the frame as the Cougars emerged with a 9-7 win on Saturday...

 

Rosman Baseball, Brevard Soccer Keep Rolling

The Rosman Tigers and the Brevard Lady Blue Devils kept up their hot start to the season last week, with both picking up wins to move to 3-0 on the year. Last Thursday, Rosman scored 20-plus runs for the second time in three games, dismantling Hiwass...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 12, 2018

Blue Devil Golf Team Takes Top Spot At Connestee

Last Wednesday, the Brevard High School boys' golf team hosted a nine-hole match at Connestee Falls against Hendersonville, Pisgah and East Henderson. The Blue Devils came out on top, shooting the...

 

LaGrange Picks Up Weekend Sweep Of BC Baseball

Brevard College set a new season-high with runs in a game this year, but LaGrange prevailed 11-8 in a high-scoring affair on Saturday afternoon to complete the sweep. Brevard’s (2-15) offense was powered by Christian Ezzell, who recorded a...

 

Men's Lacrosse Beats Ferrum, Fisher Sits In Top 10

Brevard earned its first road victory of the season by holding off a late rally attempt from Ferrum to earn the 11-10 victory on Saturday afternoon. Brevard (5-2) racked up three consecutive goals in the fourth quarter from Jack Shade, Hewitt Farr...

 

A Blur Of World Champs In The Netherlands

Lights out. Go! Clip in, pedal, don't forget to breathe. Survive the first turn. Narrowly avoid the rider in front of you, hear the grind and snap as your wheels make contact with another bike. Breathe. Relax. Pedal harder. Don't settle in. The need...

 

Bike Trail Report

•The following gravel forest service roads are closed: 475-B, 477, 1206 and Turkey Pen Road. •Last week’s windstorm blew down a lot of trees. •Buckhorn Gap trail is a mess. Look out for down hemlocks. •Large Poplar tree down across FS road...

 

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