Articles from the August 23, 2018 edition

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 By Sean Trapp    Arts    August 23, 2018

Taj Mahal, Robert Earl Keen And Steep Canyon Rangers To Headline Mountain Song

The 13th Annual Mountain Song Festival will return to the Brevard Music Center Sept. 7-9, featuring singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen, blues icon Taj Majal and host band the Steep Canyon Rangers....

 

Be Involved In Education

As of today, all the major educational institutions in Transylvania County – Transylvania County Schools, Brevard Academy, Blue Ridge Community College and Brevard College – are fully operational with classes and extracurricular activities...

 

Appalled By Congress

I am appalled that the Senate and House of Representatives of our country do not stand up to Trump. They allow him to make outrageous statements and outright lies day after day without censoring his actions. We do not need a despot ruling our...

 

Bravo, Brevard Music Center

Bravo, Brevard Music Center! What a wonderful 2018 season! It was an incredible night, Saturday. The Béla Fleck Blue Ridge Banjo Camp concert, the night sky, half moon, frogs and crickets … it was all incredible. Fleck and his students at the...

 

Boyce Morgan Robinson

Boyce Morgan Robinson, 75, of Little River, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at The Oaks. Born Sept. 18, 1942, in Travelers Rest, S.C., he was a son of the late Elzy Robinson and Hessie Blackwell Robinson. In addition to his parents, he was...

 

DAR Members Attend District Meeting At Lake Junaluska

Thirteen members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of DAR attended the annual District I meeting, which was held at Lake Junaluska. District I is made up of 12 chapters in western North Carolina. Regen...

 

DAR Chapter Received Proclamation For Constitution Week Sept. 17-23

Mayor Jimmy Harris officially proclaimed the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in the city of Brevard. The proclamation was presented to the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the...

 

Brevard Academy New Teacher Profiles: Robert McCarson

Robert McCarson Brevard Academy K-8 Spanish I graduated from Brevard High School in 1982 and went to college at Appalachian State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 23, 2018

Board Hears School Bond Rules - Brevard NC

At the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, Board Attorney Chris Campbell informed school board members and school staff what they can and cannot do to advocate for the passage of the school bond referendum slated for...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 23, 2018

Shooting Victim Critical, Suspect Sought - Brevard NC

Waybern Shelton, the 68-year-old victim of the Friday morning shooting incident in the parking lot of Cardinal Drive-In, was listed as in critical condition as of Wednesday morning, accor-ding to the Brevard Police Department (BPD). Brevard...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 23, 2018

Council Suspends Parking-In-Lieu-Of Fee Increase - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council approved a motion Monday to suspend the city’s parking-in-lieu-of fee sche-dule until next year’s budget discussion. Parking in-lieu-of is an option for developers or businesses within the downtown mixed use and neighborhood...

 

Former Astronaut Named As The Fall McDowell Speaker – Brevard NC

Former NASA astronaut Dr. Mike Massimino will be the fall 2018 J. R. McDowell Speaker, which is sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard College. His...

 

Chamber Plans Candidate Forum – Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the library’s Rogow Room. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with the Board of Education race with candidates Joe Castro, Courtney Domokur, Marty...

 

Brevard Academy New Teacher Profiles: Lizette Lampe

Lizette Lampe Brevard Academy Special Education Teacher (EC) Lizette Lampe originally became a teacher while living in Morganton, She taught five years at Table Rock Middle School in Burke County....

 

Brevard Academy New Teacher Profiles: Lori K Luhrs

Lori K Luhrs Brevard Academy Federal Programs and Exceptional Children's Compliance Director I have a master's degree in education with 23 years of experience in special education as a teacher and...

 

Brevard Academy New Teacher Profiles: Rebecca Kiel

Rebecca Kiel Brevard Academy EC Teacher Growing up in Transylvania County and graduating from Brevard High in 1999, I had not yet decided upon my major - but I had decided that I was going to make a d...

 

Rosman Middle & High School New Teacher Profile: Sydney Bryant

Sydney Bryant Rosman Middle And High School Sixth-Eighth Grade Music Ninth-12th Grade Choir I'm from Winston-Salem and I graduated from Mars Hill University. This is my first teaching job! I have...

 

Brevard High School New Teacher Profile: Richard Stubbs

Richard Stubbs Brevard High School Civics/Economics Ladies Tennis Coach My family and I moved here in June from Statesboro, Ga. I attended Mars Hill College and moved back to Georgia when my oldest...

 

Brevard Middle School New Teacher Profile: James Markey

James Markey Brevard Middle School Chorus I was born in New York City and lived in the Myrtle Beach area during high school and college. I have always loved to sing. I fell in love with chorus at...

 

T.C. Henderson New Teacher Profile: Kimberly Geer

Kimberly Geer T.C. Henderson Second Grade I am from Fayetteville, N.C., and attended Meredith College (bachelor's in music), William and Mary (master's in reading) and East Carolina University (master...

 

Rosman Elementary School New Teacher Profile: Emily Griffin

Emily Griffin Rosman Elementary First/Second Grade Combo Class I was born and raised in Hickory. I grew up in the Caldwell County School system where I found my passion for teaching. I attended...

 

McConnell Receives Tinsley Scholarship For College

The Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) has announced Brighton McConnell, a 2015 Brevard High School graduate, as the 2018 recipient for the Jim Bob and Dottie Tinsley...

 

Sam Edney Has Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast

About 70 volunteers and supporters of Sam Edney for North Carolina House joined Edney Monday at Lola's restaurant in Brevard for a Campaign Kick-off breakfast and organizational meeting. Edney...

 

Brevard-Rosman Rivalry Moves To Primetime TV

Between the atmosphere of a county rivalry and the bright lights of the TV cameras, Friday night’s Brevard-Rosman showdown will be center stage for football fans far and wide. This year’s installment of the rivalry marks the sixth straight year t...

 

BLT To Hold Auditions For 'The Lion In Winter'

Brevard Little Theatre will hold auditions for “The Lion in Winter,” at the theatre located at 55 E. Jordan St., Brevard on Saturday, Sept. 1, and on Sunday, Sept. 2, from 2-5 p.m. This dramatic comedy written by James Goldman and directed by...

 

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