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Articles from the June 21, 2018 edition

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 By Matt McGregor    News    June 21, 2018

Council Approves Brevard Budget, Tax Increase

Brevard City Council unanimously voted Monday to approve a $22.2 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, including a 1.5-cent property tax increase to help pay for the new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center and increases in water and sewer rates....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 21, 2018

Hotel Planned For Site Beside Old 64

A new Holiday Inn Express is planned for the Old Hendersonville Highway in Brevard behind the Wells Fargo Bank. Brevard City Council Monday approved an amendment to the preliminary master plan for...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 21, 2018

School Board Concerned About Lack Of Planning Funds

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed great concern at their meeting Monday night at Rosman High School about the absence of $276,000 in the proposed local budget that would have been designated to pay for advanced planning...

 

Local Ataxia Benefit Set

A fundraiser to benefit the National Ataxia Foundation will be held Saturday, June 23, at the Transylvania County Recreation Center. The goal of the “Western North Carolina Walk n’ Roll To Cure Ataxia” is to raise awareness, participation and d...

 

Health Officials Warn About Heat

Public health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are urging people to take steps to protect themselves from heat-related illnesses, with sweltering heat expected to impact parts of North Carolina this week....

 

State Pushing Smoke Alarm Canvass

As the number of fire deaths continues to rise in North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as the State Fire Marshal, has organized a team of firefighters and volunteers to be out in force on Saturday — not to battle a...

 

Blue Ridge Community College Nearly Half Way To $2 Million Goal

Blue Ridge Community College is nearly half way to raising $2 million, which, among other things, will provide scholarships for high school graduates. In May, Dr. Laura Leatherwood, president of Blue Ridge Community College, along with Trustee John...

 

Report: Opioids Devastating Families

The opioid epidemic has devastated North Carolina families, driving thousands of children into foster care, according to a new report by NC Child. Statewide, parental substance misuse was a contributing factor to children entering foster care in 39 p...

 

The Greater Crime

It’s a misdemeanor. Under federal statute, illegally entering the United States is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $5,000 and/or a maximum of six months in prison. Yet, parents who are charged with this misdemeanor are being physically...

 

Don't Move Courthouse

The courthouse of many small towns is usually located in the center of town. Our courthouse is in a perfect location, the corner of Main and Broad, the center of attraction for our town. With our old inn being renovated as well as other buildings,...

 

A Whiff Of Fascism

Who says it can’t happen here? If you want a whiff of fascism American style, just walk outdoors, face south and breathe the air coming up from the border. You might even hear cries and screams in the distance as Homeland Security rips children...

 

Dismantling Civilization

If it was hard to understand how civilized society in Germany was able to be slowly dismantled, we should understand what is happening here, now, under this administration. Marilyn Compton Brevard...

 

You've Heard Those Cries

Recently, my sister and brother-in-law visited us from Oregon. Our daughter and son-in-law joined us from Georgia, bringing along our beautiful 18-month-old grand baby. It was great having these family members all together, but clearly it was little...

 

Where Is The Outrage?

The current administration is slowly and methodically destroying our democracy. If we, as citizens, continue to remain silent, the United States as we know it will reach a point of no return. When Donald Trump stands on the White House lawn and...

 

Malcolm Holcombe To Play At 185 King Street

Malcolm Holcombe will perform at 185 King Street on Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Holcombe is possessed by a singular sort of solitary genius that,...

 

BMC Presents Season-Long Leonard Bernstein Festival

Over the course of its 82nd season, the Brevard Music Center (BMC) will host a myriad of performances and special events saluting the centennial of celebrated American com-poser Leonard Bernstein. BMC’s third “Festival Within a Festival” pays...

 

Farmers' Market To Host Summerfest For Kids

Children of all ages are invited to attend the Transylvania Farmers' Market in downtown Brevard this Saturday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to noon for its annual Summerfest for Kids. The morning's free event...

 

DAR Members Enjoy World War II WAC's Story

Dorothy Wilson, the youngest of five children, was born in Bonham, Texas. Her father, a railroad telegrapher and agent, was transferred to Van, Texas, when oil was struck there. Drilling equipment...

 

Brevard College Teachers Make The Grade

While all educators deserve respect and gratitude, two of Brevard College's graduates from the teacher licensure program have done some amazing things in their careers thus far. Brevard College's...

 

Mountain Roots To Offer Summer Discovery Camp

Mountain Roots will be launching their first summer of Discovery Camp over the week of July 4. This new offering is a travelling summer camp experience - where campers get to discover somewhere and...

 

From Bavaria To Blue Ridge: BRCC Adult-Ed Instructor With International Experience

In the back of the Blue Ridge Community College Library on the Transylvania Campus exists a little known launching pad, the adult education lab. Time spent in this classroom can change a person's...

 

Campus Adventures To Return To BC

Campus Adventures has been a part of Brevard College summer programs since the early 1990s, and it is back again this summer. This year’s camp is for students entering first through seventh grades and takes place July 9-13 on the Brevard College...

 

RES Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Rosman Elementary School Honor Roll for the fourth quarter of 2017-18 school year. 3rd Grade A Honor Roll Amarah Hall, Kameron Hendricks, Blake Lee and Kiahna Sexton. 3rd Grade A/B Honor Roll Corbin Bradley,...

 

Free Medicare Made Easy Class June 28

The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Programs (SHIIP), Transylvania County and the Parish of Sacred Heart Catholic Church will present “Medicare Choices Made Easy” from 10 a.m. until noon, Thursday, June 28, at Sacred Heart Catholic...

 

Food Lion Gives Sharing House $2,700

Sharing House received $2,700 to provide food for hungry Transylvanians from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation. Executive Director Rev. Shelly Webb said the gift will be used to purchase food...

 

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