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Solar Eclipses And Their Different Meanings To Different Cultures

Solar eclipses have long been met with fascination, awe and fear. In the West, the etymology of the word stems from the Greek word meaning “abandonment.” But different cultures around the world have interpreted a solar eclipse in different ways....

 

Blue Devils Host Cougars In Tough 2017 Season-Opener - Brevard, NC

The Brevard Blue Devil football team won’t waste any time jumping into the deep end of the pool in 2017. While some might expect the home-opener to be a coronation of sorts after capturing a share of the conference championship the year before,...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Whoever said, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never harm me,” was clueless. Words can hurt, but they can also heal. Come Sunday to hear Keith Thompson’s message on “The Taming of the...

 

The Lutheran Church Awards Local Grants - Brevard, NC

In July, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard was pleased to provide a total of $20,000 in grants to one global and several local organizations. El Centro Comunitario Hispano-Americano strives to enhance the wellness and the integration...

 

At Brevard FUMC: Pianist David Troy Francis To Give Concert Sunday

The Music Ministry of Brevard First United Methodist Church will present pianist David Troy Francis in concert on Sunday, Aug. 20, at 4 p.m. This is the second concert given by Francis at the church,...

 

Lady Blue Devils Fall To Tuscola, Roberson To Start Season - Brevard, NC

It was a rocky start to the season as the Brevard Lady Blue Devil volleyball team lost 3-0 to Tuscola on Monday and T.C. Roberson on Tuesday. Ashton Pogue, above, had six kills in the two...

 

2017 Football Preview: Stack Ready To Bring New System To Rosman Football - Rosman, NC

From the moment he arrived at Rosman High School after being hired as the new head coach of the football team, Matt Stack never shied away from saying he wanted to shake things up and implement a new...

 

Tigers Look For Solid Start To Season Against Eagles - Rosman, NC

If you’re a first-year head coach and looking to get your team some confidence in the season-opener, it always helps going against a team with one win over the past two seasons. That’s the position Rosman head coach Matt Stack finds himself in...

 

Bonnie Bearss Burgan

Bonnie Bell Bearss Burgan died peacefully in Brevard Aug. 14, 2017. She was born March 25, 1924, in Ellsworth, Mich. to Hubert and Rose Bearss. She was raised in Michigan and married Grover Burgan in 1943. They later moved to Charleston, W.Va.,...

 

Susie Mae Norman

Susie Mae Norman 82, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Aug. 13, 2017 at The Oaks Nursing Home. Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at 1 p.m., viewing at 12:30 p.m. at Glade Creek Baptist...

 

Lawrence Watson

Lawrence Watson, 93 of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully Aug. 10,2017. Born in Jackson County, N.C, he was the son of the late Charlie and Hannah Fox Watson. He moved to Brevard as a teenager and was a farm worker before he went into the Army...

 

Frances Quinn Pratt

Frances Quinn Pratt, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Born April 22, 1923, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of John Earl Quinn Sr. and Eva Bondurant Quinn and grew up in Roanoke, Va. A graduate of Roanoke College, she was a...

 

This Saturday: Kick Off An Eclipse Weekend At Farmers' Market

The total eclipse is coming on Monday, Aug. 21, so kick off a long weekend of eclipse-related activities at Saturday's Transylvania Farmers' Market. The market is located at the corner of Jordan and...

 

Free Books From United Way At Library And Housing Authority - Brevard, NC

United Way of Transyl-vania County (UWTC) has made arrangements with the Transylvania County Lib-rary and the Brevard Housing Authority to distribute 167 bags of new books to children from birth to...

 

Revolting

Revolting, but not surprising. It’s clear that we are not going to get any respite from the hair-on-fire liberals over the next four or eight years. Their strategy is clear – attack every (and I mean every) action, statement, expression, move and...

 

Henson Voted For HB 330

After the horrific events in Charlottesville I feel the citizens of Transylvania County need to know that N.C. Representative Cody Henson voted for HB 330, which would protect drivers who hit protesters. There should be no protection for drivers who...

 

Transylvania NAACP: Who Will Stand With Us?

The president of the United States has stepped across a line from which there is no return. His tacit support of neo-Nazi groups who mounted the violent protest in Charlottesville must galvanize us into action. Silence is assent. Saying you are “no...

 

Death Wish Politics

Late in life, Freud made a radical shift in his thinking. Possibly from seeing the tragedy of World War I, Freud focused on two main elements in the mind’s internal struggle with itself: he saw dual “drives” —life, or eros, against death, or...

 

I'm Not Sleeping So Well

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said no one should be panicked by President Trump’s remarks and that the U.S. was not moving closer to taking military action against North Korea. Americans, he said, “should sleep well at night.” Remember, the...

 

Thoughts On Confederate Monuments

(The following statement was made by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper Tuesday in response to the recent events in Charlottesville, Va., and Durham, N.C.) Last weekend, I watched with horror as events in Charlottesville unfolded. Having served as No...

 

Legal Notices For August 17, 2017

NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned, having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Lorance Calvin Ferguson, deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the... Full story

 

Local School Offices To Close At 10 a.m. On Monday

With students returning to school next Wednesday, this is crunch time for “Back To School” in classrooms and schools. Transylvania County Schools (TCS) teachers, according to a news release, have four required workdays in schools before classes...

 

Chamber Provides Update On Amazon Solar Eclipse Glasses

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has provided an update on issues with some solar eclipse glasses that were distributed from Amazon.com. Amazon issued the following statement to customers: “We’re writing to provide you with important...

 

Attendees Eat Well, Raise Money During Art Spark - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council' summer fundraiser, Art Spark 2017, was held Sunday at the Brevard Lumberyard, which is located off King Street and Railroad Avenue. As well as food and drink,...

 

Forest Service Asking The Public To 'Leave No Trace' While Enjoying Eclipse

With an influx of visitors expected for the solar eclipse on Monday, U.S. Forest Service staff remind visitors to follow the principles of “Leave No Trace” to keep the forests clean and safe. Plan ahead and prepare for the eclipse weekend, Aug....

 

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