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So Much More

There has been a trend in the past few decades to determine the quality of schools based solely on a few factors, primarily student performance on standardized tests. As has been discussed in previous editorials, grading schools... — Updated 7/5/2019


Tammy Moman Named Teacher Of The Year

Tammy Moman, a health science teacher at Brevard High School, was named Teacher of the Year for Transylvania County Schools at an awards event held at the Transylvania County Librar... — Updated 6/5/2019


Brevard Community Band Will Feature Trombonist Bobby Powell

At 3 p.m., June 9, the Brevard Community Band under the baton of Maestro Jamie Hafner will present “Anvils & Brass” at the Straus Auditorium on the Brevard Music Center campus. Bobby Powell will be featured trombone soloist... — Updated 6/5/2019


MountainTrue and Pisgah Conservancy Talk about Saving Ash Trees in Pisgah on June 5

"Have you heard of the emerald ash borer (EAB)? It’s the pest that is killing ash trees throughout North America. EAB was discovered in Brevard last year and it is impacting... — Updated 6/5/2019


Legal Notices: June 3, 2019


 By Allison Taylor    Opinion

Guest Column: Tax Increase Proposed For North Transylvania Fire District

The county commissioners received a budget proposal last Tuesday evening to increase the fire tax rate in North Transylvania’s fire district from 14 cents to 21.39 cents per $100 to meet the budgetary needs of the department.... — Updated 6/3/2019


Schenck Hosting Its Monthly Dinner Monday, June 10

The Community Relations Committee of Schenck Job Corps is having its monthly Community Relations Council dinner at 6 p.m., Monday, June 10, in the dining hall at Schenck Job Corps. This is an excellent opportunity to meet some of... — Updated 6/3/2019


Beverly-Hanks Is Collecting Supplies To Benefit Giving Closets

The Beverly-Hanks downtown Brevard office at 6 E. Main St. will be collecting supplies for Transylvania County Schools’ Giving Closets from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. “We are proud to support such an important community... — Updated 6/3/2019


Picturing The Past: Dairy Farming Was Important In Transylvania County

June is National Dairy Month, and while Transylvania County is not known for dairy products today, throughout much of the 20th century there were local farms with dairy operations t... — Updated 6/3/2019


Riders Enjoy WNC Flyer

Temperatures were more seasonal yesterday for riders that left Oskar Blues Brewery for the WNC Flyer, an annual cycling event that regularly draws 1,000 plus riders from all over... — Updated 6/3/2019


Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•North Slope Trail tree down blocking trail •Riverside Trail clear of downed trees •Tree down on Turkey Knob Trail •Wire mesh on Andy Cove Trail bridge trip hazard •Bridge out across Little River in DuPont •Trees down... — Updated 6/3/2019

 By Park Baker    Outdoors

Outdoor Destination: High Falls In Nantahala National Forest

This week’s outdoor destination is High Falls, also known as Cullowhee Falls, in neighboring Nantahala National Forest. Just north of Cashiers, High Falls marks the beginning of... — Updated 6/3/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Fisher Joins Running Eagles Wrestling In Historic Signing

Ever since she first stepped on the mat as a freshman, Madison Fisher has been breaking the mold. Last Thursday, she did it again. As one of only a handful of female wrestlers in... — Updated 6/3/2019


On Friday, Food Matters Market & Cafe To Host The King Midget Car Club Festival, Fundraiser

Food Matters Market & Cafe - Brevard will host the King Midget Car Club Festival and Fundraiser on Friday, June 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The King Midget Car Club will parade on Broad Street beginning at the Sunset Motel and ending... — Updated 6/3/2019


O'Rear Presents The Story Behind 'Bliss' Wallpaper

Go behind the scenes as Chuck O’Rear presents “The Story Behind the Stories” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. The... — Updated 6/3/2019

 By Alex Perri    News

Forest Visitors Face Heavy Summer Traffic

During the summer, those who visit Pisgah National Forest, particularly during the weekends, can expect to face heavy traffic and delays. Each year, more than 2 million people are e... — Updated 6/3/2019


News of Organizations: Republican Executive Committee

The Transylvania County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the Community Services Building located on Morgan Street in Brevard. Meetings are held on the... — Updated 6/3/2019


Paces 75th Wedding Anniversary Celebrated

Bill and Frances Pace, of Brevard, were married on May 27, 1944, while Bill was on a short leave from the Navy. Their family recently gave them the wedding reception they didn’t... — Updated 6/3/2019


Ways To Honor Dad This Father's Day

Father’s Day is a day many families look forward to. Though its history might not go back as far as many religious or government-designated holidays, Father’s Day is rife with... — Updated 6/3/2019


What's The Difference?

It seems that every year during the Memorial Day weekend many people don’t understand the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. I cringe when people who recognize me as a veteran say, “Happy Memorial Day,” for... — Updated 6/3/2019


American Cars Made Overseas

I’m just a simple person and I have a few questions for the letter to the editor crowd. Why does a Trump supporter buy an imported car, beer and wine when domestically produced equivalents are easily available? Would we need... — Updated 6/3/2019

 By John Lanier    News

RHS Seniors Ready To Expand Their Horizons

Joshua Voris and Luke Stewart have been classmates since elementary school, but now the Rosman High seniors are ready to graduate and expand their horizons. Voris, who is senior... — Updated 6/3/2019

 By John Lanier    News

BHS Provides Welcoming Family Atmosphere

When Jackson Whitt and Cullen Duval began their freshmen years at Brevard High School, they were not well known. Whitt and his family had just moved to Brevard from a small town in... — Updated 6/3/2019


Carland Picked As Telephone Company Manager

Comporium has promoted long-time employee Shelia Carland to general manger and city executive at its Brevard location. Carland replaces Frank Porter, who retired after 34 years of service to the company in March. According to a... — Updated 6/3/2019


County Announces New Library Director

Rishara Finsel of Polk County has been chosen as the new director of the Transylvania County Library. Finsel, who will replace Anna Yount, who retired, was the director of the Polk... — Updated 6/3/2019


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