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Helping The Hospital And Us

Transylvania Regional Hospital has made major strides in the last 20 years. To make those significant strides requires money, lots of it. No one has played a greater role in raising money for the hospital than Sharon Johnson, executive director of...

 

Tea Party Hits New Low

Our local Tea Party has once again demonstrated their lack of leadership and insight regarding key issues. Their demonstration downtown last Saturday showed complete disregard for basic human rights. They hit their lowest point with a placard...

 

Coach Supports Hemphill

I am pleased to write in strong support of William Hemphill, a candidate for Sheriff of Transylvania County. I have known William for 26 years. I was his defensive coach here at Mars Hill University during his undergraduate years here. I have come...

 

Don't Fix What's Not Broken

I was born and have lived in this county all my life, and lived through some wishy washy sheriffs in this county. But we now have one that is willing to stand up, work hard for what is right, and to do what is right. David Mahoney, in my lifetime,...

 

Public Safety

A fundamental function of government is ensuring the safety of its citizens. Our legislature in Raleigh has apparently forgotten this. Their inability to pass legislation requiring the complete and timely closure/removal of the Duke Energy coal ash...

 

Undocumented Children

Funny how things work out! Take for example, the poor and the sick people of North Carolina who do not receive medical care because our Governor Pat McCrory and his party will not expand Medicaid, which affects 500,000 people; or students in our publ...

 

Oppose Anti-Semitism

The news media have lately begun to report a worldwide tide of anti-Semitic behavior since Israel took action to defend itself against the thousands of missiles with which it has been attacked by the Hamas controlled leadership of Gaza over the past...

 

Holmes Educational State Forest Encourages Families To Hike

The staff at Holmes Educational State Forest will host an event Saturday, Aug. 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help families minimize the aggravations and maximize the joys of family hiking. The event will be held at the covered picnic shelter and...

 

Supplies Needed As School Bells Begin To Ring – Brevard NC

The Great Recession and its laboring recovery have been bad news for most Americans, but some people have suffered more than others. Around these parts we call them "children." North Carolina and a handful of other Southern states saw the biggest...

 
 By Ray Tuers    Arts    August 14, 2014

Connestee Connections Performs Concert At Lake Pointe Landing – Connestee Falls NC

The Connestee Connections, a group of five musicians who live in Connestee Falls, took their show on the road to perform at Lake Pointe Landing, a senior community in Hendersonville Monday, Aug. 11. It was the second time the newly formed quintet...

 

Amy Hart To Headline Weekend At 185 King Street In Brevard

A full slate of bands is scheduled to perform at 185 King Street in Brevard beginning Thursday. Mandolinist Chris Emerson and guitarist/ singer-songwriter Ty Bennett will take the stage Thursday,...

 

Jennifer Frick-Ruppert To Discuss New Book – Brevard NC

Highland Books will host Jennifer Frick-Ruppert Friday, Aug. 15, at 4 p.m. for a discussion of her new book, "Waterways: Sailing The Southeastern Coast." The author is a professor of biology and...

 

Oskar Blues Show To Benefit TC Arts Council – Brevard NC

One Monday a month, Oskar Blues Brewery hosts Makin’ A Difference Monday where 10 percent of the beer sales from the taproom will benefit a local nonprofit. Monday, Aug. 18, the nonprofit will be the Transylvania Community Arts Council. Beer sales...

 

Paws For Celebration Artist: Shannon Smith – Brevard NC

Editor's Note: This is one in a series of profiles on artists participating in the Paws for Celebration scavenger hunt and auction. Twenty local artists have donated art to be auctioned off November...

 

Dave Desmelik To Play At Saturday's Farmers Market – Brevard NC

Brevard musician Dave Desmelik will be playing at the Transylvania Farmers Market this Saturday morning, Aug. 16. Desmelik is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical focus is on original compositions. What attracts listeners to...

 

BC Head Coach Hamilton Talks Football – Brevard NC

The South Atlantic Conference hosted its second annual Digital Media Day Monday morning, giving fans and media members the opportunity to interact with the head coaches of all eight football-playing...

 

Rev. Dr. Eugene Cavis McDowell

There are no words to express our senses of sadness and loss as we announce the passing of Gene McDowell. He peacefully passed away at his home, surrounded by loved ones, in Nantucket, Mass. Aug. 12,...

 

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