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Articles from the June 24, 2019 edition

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 By Derek McKissock    News    June 24, 2019

County Closes Out New Building Project

Efforts are underway to try and recoup some of the costs that caused the construction of the now finished Sylvan Valley Industrial Facility on Ecusta Road to run over its initial budget. During its recent meeting, the Transylvania County Board of...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 24, 2019

Local Had Many Roles To Play In 'Games Of Thrones'

Transylvania County native Stephen Presley’s ascent to the throne wasn’t accomplished through sword fighting or dragon slaying, but through networking. “Looking back everything has worked...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    June 24, 2019

Ginseng's Value Extends Far Beyond Just Money

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) announced late this May that applications for the ginseng harvest lottery would be taken from June 10 to July 12 for the 2019 season. A lucky eight diggers will have...

 

Brevard Music Center Opening Weekend

Violinist Chee-Yun takes a bow after a stunning performance during Friday’s all-Tchaikovsky concert at the Brevard Music Center. Principal Conductor JoAnn Falletta is at right. BMC officially...

 

What's The Plan For Iran?

Last Thursday evening, President Trump halted plans to launch strikes against Iran for shooting down an unmanned drone. The president tweeted, “We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die. 1...

 

Veterans Should Not Demean Another Veteran

I had presumed that the tempest in a thimble over Jim Fatland’s uniform fiasco was behind us, but yesterday’s paper (June 20) proved otherwise. I would like to present a perception that the tempest has sadly distorted reality. The facts seem...

 

Slavery Reparations

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee is now holding Congressional hearings on slavery reparations. I did a bit of research and have concluded that creating formulas for selecting payment locations and the beneficiaries of compensation will be, to put...

 

My Two Cents Worth

I just want to add my opinion to the current scandalous behavior. As a retired U.S. Army veteran and current Commander of the Transylvania County Honor Guard, I too, am appalled at the conduct of a Coast Guard veteran during the Memorial Day Parade....

 

Use Schenck As A Model

On June 13, eight students from Schenck Job Corps loaded 30,000 books onto trucks to be moved from storage into the Brevard College gym for the AAUW Book Sale. In 3.5 hours the job was done — 3,700 books per student. These hard-working, responsible...

 

Flag Is Not A Decoration

When is the flag only a decoration? I am speaking of course of the American flag, the one that inspired our national anthem because it did not fall during the fierce fighting at Ft. McHenry. So, was our flag just decoration that night with the...

 

Water Oak Dental Welcomes Dr. Meghan Valdes To Brevard

Dr. Krishinger and Dr. Root of Water Oak Dental are pleased to announce Dr. Meghan Valdes is joining their dental practice. “What I love most about dentistry is the life-long impact patients can...

 

Pisgah Forest Solid Waste Collection Center To Be Closed On June 26 and June 27

The Pisgah Forest Collection Center (PFCC) site location for Transylvania County Solid Waste (TCSW) will be undergoing a paving project on Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27. TCSW is asking residents to avoid the site during these days and...

 

NCWRC Announces That July 4 Will Be A Free Fishing Day In North Carolina

July 4 is Free Fishing Day in North Carolina. From 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina can fish for free in any public body of water, including coastal waters, without having to purchase a fishing license or additional trout fishing...

 

Celebrate Summer With Fourth Friday Gallery Walk

The Transylvania Community Arts Council invites the public to enjoy summertime with a walk to the art galleries and shops that stay open late for the June 28 Fourth Friday Gallery Walk. Explore art, m...

 

Allen McCrary Donates Art To Veterans History Museum

Stone artist Allen McCrary delivered an original painting he created for the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas “to honor all who have served.” Painted on an 80-pound stone, McCrary’s...

 

Art Guild Showcase Begins June 28

The Transylvania Art Guild has partnered with the Transylvania Community Arts Council to present their annual Summer Arts Showcase. The exhibit will run at T.C. Arts Council from June 28 through July...

 

Summer Heat Facts And Safety

For many people, summertime is synonymous with trips to the beach, water sports and recreation. Even though summer warmth is a welcome break from winter weather for many people, that heat is one of...

 

Wade, Bajek Engagement Announced

Kennedy Chevalier Wade, of Mt. Pleasant, N.C. and Logan Paul Bajek, also of Mt. Pleasant, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Eddie and Mandy Wade, of Pisgah Forest. She is a Brevard High School graduate....

 

BRCC Is Collecting Old Photos To Celebrate 50 Years

Blue Ridge Community College asks local residents to look back through their memorabilia to find photographs that capture the College throughout the 50 years (1969-2019) the college has served the...

 

Transylvanians In College

Belmont University Madeleine Lefler from Brevard qualified for the spring 2019 dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a q...

 
 Events   

Quilts, 'Bed Turning' On June 27, At Silvermont

The Transylvania Heritage Museum will present quilting in North Carolina and “Bed Turning” at 4 p.m., June 27, at Silvermont in downtown Brevard. The history of quilt making in North Carolina spans four centuries and has been shaped by Tar Heels...

 

Fred And Christie Morse Receive The Golden Elephant Award

The 11th Congressional District Republican Party recently held its Golden Elephant Awards Banquet at the Lake Junaluska Harrell Conference Center in Haywood County. This year’s recipients from...

 

In July: Free Workshops Offered At Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout July. Online registration...

 

College To Receive $250,000 Matching Grant

Brevard College recently announced that The Paul and Margaret Porter Foundation in Cleveland County, N.C., has pledged a $250,000 grant over five years to support the Paul Porter Center for the...

 

BES Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Brevard Elementary School’s Honor Roll for the fourth quarter of 2018-19 school year. 4th Grade A Honor Roll Odin Cleveland, Rion Coadwell, Ella Crider, Marlena Daves, Elena Durant, Justin Elmore, Eli...

 

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