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 By Derek McKissock    News    June 27, 2019

Commissioners Approve Budget, 12.5 Cent Tax Increase

On Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved a $63,936,857 budget for the 2019/2020 fiscal year, including the 10.5 cents voter-approved tax increase to pay the $68 million school construction bond and a further 2 cents to help...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    June 27, 2019

City Fire Dept. Benefit Being Axed

As the Brevard Fire Department has transitioned from a volunteer staff to paid employees, a long-time benefit will be dropped when the city’s new budget goes into effect July 1. For more than 20 years, Brevard firefighters who lived within the...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    June 27, 2019

Official Hopes Mushrooms Have Magical Effect At Landfill

Fungi are taking over the Transylvania County Landfill, or, at least, Solid Waste Director Kenn Webb hopes so. Webb, with the help of mycologist Leif Olson of Integrated Land Enhancement, has been...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 27, 2019

New Organization Will Work On Helping Transylvania's Poor

Beginning July 1, Community Action Opportunities (CAO) is taking over the work of Western Carolina Community Action to help some of Transylvania County’s poorest residents. CAO will now administer the roughly $60,000 Community Services Block Grant...

 

BMC's Explosive Patriotic Pops Returns

The annual Brevard Music Center (BMC) audience favorite, Pendergrast Family Patriotic Pops, returns to the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium stage on Thursday, July 4, at 2 p.m. The dynamic program of...

 

Former CIA Officer Writes Of America's Greatest WWII Spy

Pisgah Forest novelist and former CIA senior officer Craig Gralley has written a new book about America’s greatest spy of World War II, a disabled woman from Baltimore named Virginia Hall. The American spy, unknown until recently, is the subject...

 

Haen Gallery Debuts New Location

The Haen Gallery debuts their new location at 210 S. Broad St. during this Friday’s gallery walk from 5-8 p.m. Stop by to tour the gallery space, see new artwork, and enjoy a glass of wine in...

 

Restricting Public Info

Sometimes relatively obscure decisions that are not front page news may have far greater longer-term implications than the hot news item of the day. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 vote, issued a ruling that could make it much harder for...

 

Women Are Not Expendable

Anti-abortion advocates claim to be “pro-life,” yet they have no regard for the life of the woman carrying the fetus. To them, the woman is expendable. Forget the fact that she is someone who is loved by family and friends. Dismiss the fact that...

 

Trivializing Reparations

Jack Matthews trivializes the matter of reparations for descendants of slaves in the United States. He understands the matter is complex, but he raises so many false flags that one begins to suspect that he has motivations other than complexity....

 

Balsam Grove News

Fifth Sunday Services Fifth Sunday services will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church on Sunday, June 30, starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Several churches will be attending as...

 

El Centro Comunitario Hispano-Americano: Board Member Shoshana Fried Is Honored

Board Member Highlight We are excited to share this news about El Centro Board member Shoshana Fried. Shoshana was named Distinguished Young Lawyer of the Year by the Buncombe County Bar Association. Shoshana is a staff attorney and Immigration...

 

Local Needs Help Living At Home

Ted Tawney is independent minded, but it’s a full-time job for the 67-year-old to help look after himself. The Brevard resident has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. “Everything I do...

 

McRaven Discusses Life In Special Operations

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Roper, Richard. “How Not to Die Alone.” Andrew has been lying to his co-workers for years. They think he goes home to a loving family every night. The lie started as a...

 

Time To Find Waldo In Brevard

Where’s Waldo? In Brevard, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 25 local businesses throughout this community in July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation...

 

Seven Ideas To Give Barbecue The Ultimate Flavor Boost

When the temps heat up, home cooks look for lighter, more refreshing food and drinks that still pack a nutritional punch. The cranberry is just the thing — a tangy fruit that adds flavorful zing to...

 

The Many Ways You Can Benefit From Having A Pet in Your Life

Pets have been kept for centuries. Statistics from various sources indicate North Americans own millions of dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and reptiles. Pets’ affable nature and loving looks are...

 

Dunn's Rock News

A Lesson On Cherokee History Joe McGaha came prepared for Yvonne Dickson-McCall’s presentation on Cherokee history. Over the years of gardening at his home off Walnut Hollow Road, Joe has found a...

 

Museum Curator Casciato Receives TV Award

Emmett Casciato was presented with WSPA-TV’s Caring for the Carolinas Award on June 25 at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas in Brevard. The ceremony will be broadcast on channel 7,...

 

Local Dies On DuPont Road

According to the N.C. Forest Service, at 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 21, emergency personnel responded to a call for assistance in DuPont State Recreational Forest in the area of Fawn Lake Road. When personnel arrived, they found 71-year-old John...

 

Cozart Dental Welcomes A.J. Nicopoulos

The staff at Cozart Dental is pleased to welcome Dr. A.J. Nicopoulos, DDS, on staff. “My favorite thing about practicing dentistry is the ability to make impactful changes in the lives of my...

 

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