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Articles from the June 17, 2013 edition

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Exceptional Landfill

I took a field trip to the landfill yesterday with four other “People for Clean Mountains” in an attempt to track and take responsibility for my own garbage. I wanted to see just what went on up there. My first impression 13... — Updated 6/17/2013


Vouchers Are Not The Answer

One sticking point between the North Carolina House and Senate is a proposal by the House to provide “opportunity scholarships,” more commonly referred to as “vouchers,” to low and middle income students. These vouchers... — Updated 6/17/2013

 By Edwin Arnaudin    Arts

McLean Discusses Work With Harris – Brevard NC

Throughout the 1970s, Fayssoux McLean was known as Emmylou Harris’ go-to harmony singer. Adding vocals to the likes of “Pieces of the Sky” and “Green Rolling Hills,” McLean then disappeared from the music scene, only to... — Updated 6/17/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Wet Weather Should Continue To Impact Area – Brevard NC

National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists anticipate the wet weather that has produced record rainfall in recent months will continue. NWS Meteorologist Bryan McAvoy said showers and thunderstorms would continue to be part of... — Updated 6/17/2013


Philharmonic Hires Part-Time Administrator – Brevard NC

Brevard Philharmonic has grown rapidly in the last few years. Led by conductor and artistic director, Maestro Donald Portnoy, the 60-plus member orchestra delivers a five concert... — Updated 6/17/2013


Transylvania Art Guild's Summer Showcase Opens – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has announced its next exhibit with artwork by members of the Transylvania Art Guild. The exhibit is called Transylvania Art Guild’s... — Updated 6/17/2013


Author Discusses Confusion On Food

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction DiSclafani, Anton. “The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls.” Exiled to an equestrian boarding school in the South at the height of the Great... — Updated 6/17/2013


HealthTRAIN Runs To Rosman, Pisgah Forest – Transylvania County NC

The HealthTRAIN now runs from both Rosman and Pisgah Forest to various destinations in Brevard. The HealthTRAIN community van picks up in Rosman every Monday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at Rosman Town Hall and 9:10 at Queen’s Mini... — Updated 6/17/2013


Program To Help Caregivers – Brevard NC

A presentation on “Sharing the Care: Guiding Caregivers to Find and Utilize Help with their Responsibilities” will be held Thursday, June 27, from 1-3 p.m. at the Transylvania County Library. People who are caring for a family... — Updated 6/17/2013


Red Cross Launches Summer Of Stories Blood Donor Campaign – Brevard NC

The American Red Cross is launching the Summer of Stories campaign to share the personal impact blood and platelet donors can have on a patient in need and to help ensure a sufficient blood supply is available in the months ahead.... — Updated 6/17/2013


WNCA's 2013 'Save The French Broad River Paddle Trip' Began Saturday – Rosman NC

The 2013 “Save the French Broad River Paddle Trip,” a nine-day journey down the storied waterway, began Saturday morning at the river’s headwaters in Rosman. The Western North Carolina Alliance’s French Broad Riverkeeper,... — Updated 6/17/2013


Pisgah Labs Develops Abuse Deterrent Products – Pisgah Forest NC

As controversy surrounds the recent FDA decisions concerning abuse deterrent forms of oxycodone drug products, Pisgah Laboratories, Inc. ( has achieved another technical milestone which may radically alter the... — Updated 6/17/2013


Foster Grandparents Needed – Transylvania County NC

Foster grandparents are trusted mentors, confidants and friends to children in need. Foster grandparents are 55 yeaf age or older and volunteer 20 hours of time a week. Their goal is to help children with special needs improve... — Updated 6/17/2013


Cradle Of Forestry Celebrates Bug Day – Pisgah Forest NC

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites all ages to learn about insects and their relatives Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This event will be held in and around the Cradle’s Forest Discovery Center and commemorates... — Updated 6/17/2013


Garden Party Planned For Silvermont – Brevard NC

Master Gardeners will host a Garden Party at Silvermont mansion on Main Street in Brevard Friday, June 21, from 1-3 p.m. This event is open to the public. There will be refreshments on the front porch and tours of the gardens with... — Updated 6/17/2013


United Way, OnTrack Help Accident Victim Keep Home – Brevard NC

Lisa Haney was a paralegal for a prominent Asheville lawyer. Years ago, she was driving home and had a head-on collision. She had to be pried from her vehicle by the “jaws of... — Updated 6/17/2013


TRH Foundation Hosts Annual Appreciation Event – Brevard NC

“You have been instrumental in helping to make Transylvania Regional Hospital our local health care facility that emphasizes exceptional patient care and safety,” said Fred... — Updated 6/17/2013


News of Organizations

Transylvania Art Guild J.C. Chapman is winner of the Show and Tell Competition at the June meeting of the Transylvania Art Guild. Chapman is designated Artist of the Month and her work will be on display in the lobby of the... — Updated 6/17/2013


Births In Transylvania

Gabriella Alvie Rose Owen Samantha K. Owens and Walter A. Owen, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Alvie Rose Owen, born June 13, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She... — Updated 6/17/2013


Legal Notices for 6-17-13


 By Jane Wrath    Features

AAUW Features Women Writers At Library – Brevard NC

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) honors North Carolina women writers in this month’s display at the Transylvania County Library. More than 30 writers whose... — Updated 6/17/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Historical Marker Points To Tannery's Past – Roaman NC

A N.C. Highway Historical Marker recognizing the importance of the state’s early tanning industry was unveiled Saturday afternoon in front of the Rosman Town Hall. One hundred years ago, the site of the marker would have been... — Updated 6/17/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Kitchen Case Heads To N.C. Court Of Appeals – Brevard NC

A petition of writ assertiari, a filing asking the appellate court to permit review of a trial court order that is not otherwise immediately appealable, usually because the time for appeal has passed or has not yet arrived, has be... — Updated 6/17/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

TYA's Barbara Johnson Says Goodbye After 52 Years – Brevard NC

The last time the Transylvania Youth Association (TYA) had a meeting without Barbara Johnson taking shorthand notes as secretary, gas was 27 cents a gallon, “Mister Ed” debuted... — Updated 6/17/2013

 By Derek McKissock    News

EDAB Wants To Keep Railway – Brevard NC

Efforts to maintain the railway line between Transylvania and Henderson counties should continue until it’s shown it can’t be used, according to the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB). The EDAB approved a motion... — Updated 6/17/2013


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