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Lawsuit Filed After Squirrel Box Derby Accident-Brevard

A lawsuit has been filed claiming the Transylvania County Board of Education, the Heart of Brevard and others were negligent in the May 27 accident during the Squirrel Box Derby races. Tanne Trawick, one of six people who were injured during the...

 

Taxes And The Courthouse

Last Thursday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners agreed to increase the tax rate 2.5 cents to pay for a new county courthouse adjacent to the public safety complex on Morris Road. During the discussion, some highly questionable...

 

School Board Hosts Input Meeting On Building Renovations - Brevard

“This was not a chiller that was on our capital list,” said Transylvania County Board of Education Chair Tawny McCoy Monday evening as she greeted parents and school personnel at the Brevard High School media center, in which the air...

 
 By Matt McGregor    Arts    June 7, 2018

New Short Film Seeking Public's Financial Support -Brevard

Brevard's own Tyler Chase will be stepping into a new acting role as Arthur, a clinically depressed man who has been diagnosed with "corpuscular ignition." "He finds out he's literally going to explod...

 

Board Approves New Rosman Elementary School Principal – Brevard

At their regular meeting on Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendation by Superintendent Jeff McDaris for Robert Dinsdale to become the new principal of Rosman Elementary School. “We are pleased to...

 

Democracy

What is democracy? In its simplest form, it is a government by the people and for the people. It is not a fascist type of government. Fascism, in my opinion, is the type of government we have in Brevard as ruled by the county commissioners. The...

 

Earthshine Lodge Closes, Farewell Party Set - Brevard

After more than 28 years in business, Earthshine Mountain Lodge has closed. Thirty years ago, Marion Boatwright and Kim Provost conjured the dream that became Earthshine Mountain Lodge on Golden Road...

 

Why Block Roads To Churches?

I would like to know why any direct access to two of our large churches, St. Philip’s Episcopal and Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian, was denied. They were several blocks from any of the vendors and activities of the White Squirrel event on...

 

Offensive Symbols Should Not Be Paraded

It was with shock that we witnessed a group, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, carrying Confederate flags – a symbol of hatred to many of our citizens — in our White Squirrel parade this past weekend. We assume that the carrying of this flag was...

 

Cole, DuBose Engagement Announced

Michael and Kimberly Cole, of Mills River, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Patricia Cole, to Eric Buel DuBose Jr., son of Eric and Lori DuBose, of Lexington, S.C....

 

Local Students Represent N.C. At The International Science And Engineering Fair

Throughout the 2017-18 school year, millions of students worldwide competed in local and school-sponsored science fairs. The winners of these events advanced to participate in regional and state fairs...

 
 By Bill Strang    Lifestyles    June 7, 2018

Master Gardener: Follow These Easy Tips For Growing Tomatoes

It’s not too late! Your friends may have planted their tomatoes in early May, and the big box stores may have been selling tomatoes since March, but you still have time to plant your own, get a great crop, and be eating fresh tomatoes from your own...

 

Hoopers To Celebrate 50 Years Of Marriage

Grady and Pat Hooper, of Brevard and Rockwood, Mich., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 7, 2018. They were married at Glady Branch Baptist Church and moved to Michigan the next year....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    June 7, 2018

Four Lady Tigers Named Smoky Mountain All-Conference

With the 2018 season complete, the Smoky Mountain Conference recently released its list of all-conference players, and four members of the Rosman Lady Tiger softball team made the cut. Emma Galloway...

 

AAUW Book Sale Takes A Community

"We are so proud of the fact that our annual book sale is truly a community affair," said this year's book sale chair Pinkie Byrd. Nothing exemplifies that community spirit more than local attorney Ma...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    June 7, 2018

World Cup 2018: Ground Zero For U.S. Soccer's Revival

In seven days, the biggest sports party on the planet will begin and it will take place without the United States. Next Thursday, the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia. The 21st installment of the tournament features 32 teams from around the...

 

Irene M. Cahoon

Irene M. Cahoon was welcomed into the arms of her heavenly father on May 29, 2018, at Transylvania Regional Hospital, after a long illness. She was born on Feb. 27, 1924, in New Bedford, Mass. She was survived by her son, Michael Moniz; daughter,...

 

Healthy Feet And Skin Brushing Workshops

Join the Silvermont Senior Center on Wednesday, June 13, or Wednesday, June 27, from 2:30-3:20 p.m., for a unique workshop for healthy feet and skin brushing activity. The workshops are identical. Carol Gerson will demonstrate ways to achieve...

 

Ellen G. Kent

Ellen G. Kent, 72, of Belvedere, S.C., formerly of Brevard, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018. She was the daughter of the late June Greer. Her husband, Frank Kent, preceded her in death. A native of Transylvania County, she was of the Christian...

 

Historical Society Resumes Speaker Series June 10

The Transylvania County Historical Society once again offers its Sunday Speaker Series at the Allison-Deaver barn through September. On Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. “The World of Monarch Butterflies” will be presented by Joyce Pearsall. Pearsall,...

 

Rice Street Community Garden Celebrates 7th Year

On the evening of June 2, Rice Street Community Garden celebrated its seventh growing season by throwing a party at the fellowship hall of St. Philip's Episcopal Church. The Spring Fling 2018...

 

Mary Merrill Perez-Robinson

Mary Merrill Perez-Robinson, 54, of Brevard passed away surrounded by loved ones, Thursday, May 31, 2018, at The Oaks of Brevard. She was the oldest daughter of the late Carl Perry Merrill and Barbra...

 

Legal notices: June 7, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 17-E-269 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of John Raymond Barber of Transylvania...

 

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