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Bipartisan Opposition

An extraordinary event happened Monday. North Carolina’s five former governors – two Republicans and three Democrats – joined forces to publicly announce their opposition to two proposed constitutional amendments. “The legislature should be...

 

Remembering Victor G. McCall

In “Glancing Back” to Jan. 23, 1964 an item referred to Victor G. McCall’s deployment on Jan. 3 on a mine sweeper with the Seventh Fleet to the Far East. “Glancing Back” to Aug. 8, 1968 published on Monday describes his participating in...

 

What Are We To Do?

Being a baby boomer and only understanding fascism through its definition and historical examples of such prior to my birth following WWII, I feel compelled to speak out as I witness the atrocities of this fascist, treasonous president. This is my ca...

 

Signs Up Too Early

I believe there must be an ordinance or something that political signs were not to be put out five months prior to election. The signs William Hemphill has all over the area are intrusive on our landscape and should not be displayed so far ahead of...

 

Don't Cut Social Security, Medicare

Recently we’ve been hearing a lot out of Washington, D.C. about balancing the budget through cuts to Social Security and Medicare, a devastating prospect to many. These are the two most popular government programs and are crucial to people,...

 

Be A Good Neighbor

As an outside observer to the legal issues carried on the front page of this newspaper developing between Josh Leder and the Glenn Cannon Property Association, Inc., I make one simple recommendation: Leder should get back to being who he purported...

 

What's The Real Reason To Sell Mission?

We have yet to have an article in this paper explaining the real reasons for the obvious desire of our hospital system to be acquired by HCA. The most recent article did suggest that access to financing for new facilities/projects would be more...

 

Frederick Eugene "Gene" McCrary

Brevard loses a native son, Frederick Eugene McCrary, better known as Gene, and by his co-workers as "Mop." Born in Brevard July 5, 1938, to Ellison Kay and Lula Heath McCrary, he was raised in a two...

 

Rachael (Becky) Donaldson Brown

Rachael (Becky) Donaldson Brown went to be with the Lord Aug. 11, 2018, at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Elba Donaldson; husband, Fred W. Brown; one son, Donald F. Brown; five brothers, Roy,...

 

Anglers Worry About Otter Impact - Brevard NC

Local anglers are worried about the increasing impact river otters have on the trout population. Thanks to being captured on camera, otters are cleaning out the deeper holes hiding the bigger fish on...

 

Students Taking On The World - Brevard NC

In September, three handpicked Brevard College students will compete in the Mountain Bike World Championships in Grisons, Switzerland. Carson Beckett, a sophomore from Benton, Ky.; Nathan St. Clair,...

 

Irish Time-Travel Love Story 'Bloomsday' Opens In 35below

Steven Dietz's Irish time-travel love story, "Bloomsday," closes out Asheville Community Theatre's 35below season. The production is directed by Jason Williams who directed last year's critically accl...

 

School Officials Learn How To 'Stop The Bleed' - Brevard NC

As the new school year approaches, safety improvements at Transylvania County Schools has been a major focus. On Wednesday, Blue Spear Solutions, a training organization in active shooter...

 

Meet The Teacher Events Planned - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools begins its new year next Wednesday, with several schools to hold either "meet the teacher" events or orientations prior to it. Brevard Middle School held a sixth-grade...

 

BLT To Hold Auditions For 'Deathtrap' Aug. 25-26

Brevard Little Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming production of “Deathtrap” on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 2-4 p.m., and on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 7-9 p.m., at the theater, located at 55 E. Jordan St. in Brevard. The play, a thriller...

 

WNC Military History Museum To Show 'Run Silent, Run Deep'

On Thursday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m., bring your friends and join us to see "Run Silent, Run Deep," a 1958 American black-and-white film starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster. The movie is based on the...

 

Forest Service Warns About Bear Encounters - Brevard NC

Visitors to the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests have experienced an increasing number of encounters with black bears exhibiting bold behavior over food in the past few years, according to the U.S Forest Service. Most encounters are at places...

 

The Asheville Symphony Announces 2018-2019 Season

The Asheville Symphony has announced its 2018-2019 season, which includes a seven-concert Masterworks Series, a New Year's Eve performance that blends beloved classical works with circus arts, a...

 

Local SCORE Hosting 'Human Resources' Workshop - Brevard NC

On Sept. 12, SCORE will host a workshop with its partners aimed at small businesses and nonprofits in Transylvania County. SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300...

 

N.C. Premiere Of 'The Groundling' Opens Next At ACT

Bob and Karen are clearly going through a rough patch in their marriage. They cannot speak to each other without screaming; in fact, they can barely look at each other without visibly recoiling. So...

 

Tasty Weasel Supports Local United Way With Donation

The Tasty Weasel Taproom at Oskar Blues Brewery will make a donation to United Way of Transylvania County based on the community support demonstrated at the facility on Monday, Aug. 20. “We encourage folks who are curious about United Way of...

 

Mystery Author To Present Book At Highland Books

On Tuesday Aug. 21, at 11 a.m., Asheville mystery author J. Marshall Gordon will be presenting his newest book “Malice at the Manor.” What one reviewer called “a fast paced romp” features ex-Naval officer Penny and her precocious C.S.I. wanna...

 

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest Awards Community Grants

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest started a new year on July 1 and welcomed Nick Bearden as the club's 22nd president. Bearden is joined by officers Chris Biecker (president elect), John Krishingner (p...

 

The Future Is Bright For BRCC - TCS Partnership

Sometimes things come full circle. Blue Ridge Community College machining instructor Kevin Spradlin first got to know Brevard High School junior Raegan Eggleston when he coached her track team at...

 

Scholarship Recipient Has Best Job In The World

"I have the best job in the whole world, and I get to play with dogs!" said Kory Jones, a 2013 recipient of a Connestee Falls scholarship. Jones is a three-year K-9 patrol officer with the...

 

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