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Articles from the July 12, 2018 edition

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Gussie Capps

Gussie Capps, 87, of College Walk, in Brevard, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in the John F. Keever Solace Cen-ter in Asheville. A native of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Lannie and Cheva Ward Bayne.... — Updated 7/13/2018


Supporting Fire/Rescue

Nearly every day during the summer, one can hear sirens somewhere in Transylvania County as members of our communities’ fire/rescue squads head out to extinguish a fire, extricate people from a vehicle involved in an accident or... — Updated 7/13/2018


BMC Puts Bernstein's Life, Work In Context

For the third summer in a row, the Brevard Music Center is hosting a Festival within a Festival, in which students and audience members are able to immerse themselves not only in the music, but also the lives and thoughts of a... — Updated 7/12/2018


The Writers' Workshop Offers Summer Events

The Writers’ Workshop is offering classes for beginning and experienced writers. Each class meets on Saturdays, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at 387 Beaucatcher Road in Asheville. July 21: Poems of Anger and Joy with Ephraim Sommers.... — Updated 7/12/2018


Errors Mean $450,000 More For Project - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners Tuesday approved $450,000 more in funding for the Ecusta Road industrial building project because of “design team errors and omissions on the project.” Commissioners had initially approved a... — Updated 7/12/2018


Jim Hardy: Going Green Will Save City Money -Brevard NC

Local resident Jim Hardy has a few ideas that he believes could help the city of Brevard “go green” and save some money. Hardy is an active member of the local chapter of the Sierra Club, and he presented his suggestions to the... — Updated 7/12/2018


Moonshining Program To Explore History And Folklore

Whatever you call it — moonshine, white lightnin', mountain dew or others — home-distilled whiskey was once a vital part of Transylvania County's culture and economy. The... — Updated 7/12/2018


Camp Muddy Sneakers Expands Programming

In the 2018 season, Camp Muddy Sneakers celebrates five years of kids learning, exploring and discovering nature. This summer, Camp Muddy Sneakers is branching out by offering new... — Updated 7/12/2018


Work Underway On A Proposed County Bike Plan - Brevard NC

Work on creating the Transylvania County Comprehensive Bike Plan is well underway, with a third meeting Monday night at the library's Rogow Room. The county's Planning and... — Updated 7/12/2018


Houston Scout Troop 604 Visits WNC Military History Museum

Thirteen Scouts from Troop 604 of Houston, Texas, received some insights about military service from their leader during their visit to Brevard's WNC Military History Museum on... — Updated 7/11/2018


Steven William Landrigan

Steven William Landrigan, 70, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018. Born in Bayshore, N.Y., he was the son of the late William Francis and Olga Elizabeth Stearn Landrigan. A graduate of Curry College, in Milton,... — Updated 7/11/2018


Charles Thomas Roe

Charles Thomas Roe, 94, died at his home Tuesday, July 3, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born March 11, 1924 in Silver Pointe, Tenn. to the late Charles Cox Roe and... — Updated 7/11/2018


Lorina "Lorene" McCall

Lorina "Lorene" McCall, 80, of Balsam Grove, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018. She was born June 28, 1938, in Transylvania County to the late Roy and Myrtle Galloway McCall. She... — Updated 7/11/2018


Helen Owen Frye

Helen Owen Frye, 91, of Lake Toxaway, passed away in her home peacefully, Monday, April 9, 2018. She was surrounded by family and those who loved her. She was born to the late John and Alice Owen Feb. 18, 1927, and grew up in... — Updated 7/11/2018


Wallace Buckner

Wallace Buckner, 72, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Heavenly Father, Sunday, July 8, 2018. He was the son of the late Esby Sr. and Beulah Galloway Buckner. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eloise Galloway and G... — Updated 7/11/2018


David Jack Crane

David Jack Crane, 71, an admirable gentleman, who was cherished by his family and friends, passed peacefully on July 6, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. He was born Feb. 28, 1947, to Charles and Nora Crane. He was preceded in death by his... — Updated 7/11/2018


Charles Edward Chapman

Charles Edward Chapman, 76, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 3, 2018. He was the son of the late Richard D. and Ora Stamey Chapman. He was also preceded in... — Updated 7/11/2018


Local Food Fest At Saturday's Farmers' Market

It’s Local Food Fest at Transylvania Farmers’ Market this Saturday, and that means a delicious morning with local produce and food samples, sampling of vendor products and great breakfast and coffee options. There will also be... — Updated 7/11/2018


Brevard College Choral Camp To Culminate With Performance

This week, 18 high school singers will be on the Brevard College campus for a residential choral intensive. Now in its third year, the Brevard Choral Institute is a collaboration between Brevard College and the Brevard Music... — Updated 7/11/2018


ART Of The Mountains Show Returns To St. Philip's July 27-28

The annual ART of the Mountains fine art show, sale and raffle returns to St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Brevard on Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28, with works of 18 local... — Updated 7/11/2018


Library Program Explores 'The History Of The Working Women Of Ecusta'

The 2018 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in July with “The History of the Working Women of Ecusta,” presented by local history librarian Marcy Thompson. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, July 17, in the Rogow Room at the... — Updated 7/11/2018


Smart Start Dinner Honors Early Childhood Educators

On June 13, Smart Start of Transylvania County hosted its annual professional learning dinner to celebrate the academic achievements of local early childhood educators whose... — Updated 7/11/2018


Pride In Southern Heritage

A recent writer’s attempt to make the Confederate flag a benign symbol of “Southern Heritage,” of which he offered no definition, yet, nonetheless, declared his pride therein, seemed to be an attempt at obfuscating the most... — Updated 7/11/2018


Invasive Insect Spotted In County For The First Time - Brevard NC

The emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in Transylvania County for the first time, making it the 35th county within the state where this invasive insect has been detected. The EAB was found in traps set for the beetle at South... — Updated 7/11/2018


Losing International Respect

As we look back upon the recent July 4 celebrations, we should reflect upon our Declaration of Independence. In calling for separation from Great Britain, our founding fathers did not argue that we should defer to other countries... — Updated 7/11/2018


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