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Trump Will Be Great President

In response to persons who say they will not vote in the presidential election this November: Men and women have died fighting for our right and privilege to vote. You should be ashamed if you do not respect that. Donald Trump is the only man...

 

Predictable

Some of you may have been so star-struck by President Obama that you have missed the slow demise of his Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka OBAMACARE. The word “Affordable” is becoming a joke. The foundation of the plan is the participation of the maj...

 

Tell Me Why

The proposed West Loop connector to be built around Brevard should instead be built around the necks of those who proposed it. Sacred Heart Church would lose one half of its present parking lot. I’ve seen this parking lot totally full with drivers...

 

Nikki Talley Takes Stage Friday – Brevard NC

After years of hard touring, 150-200 shows annually, Nikki continues traveling on, bringing her gorgeous voice and thoughtful songs all across the nation. Hailing from the mountains of western North...

 

Palmer To Give Solo Performance – Brevard NC

Brevard College faculty pianist Katherine Morgan Palmer will perform a solo recital in The Porter Center for Performing Arts’ Scott Concert Hall on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The program will include a...

 

Johnson To Play

Guitarist and songwriter Howie Johnson will perform at the Farmers' Market Saturday....

 

School Of Science And Technology Opens With New Curriculum Focus, Leadership At T.C. Henderson – Rosman NC

Along with a new name and science-rich curriculum at T.C. Henderson Elementary, approved by the Transylvania County Board of Education, a new interim principal has also been named to lead the school....

 

Brevard Cruises Past Rosman 3-0 In Home Opener – Brevard NC

Led by Ashley McBee, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils' senior class put on a commanding display Tuesday night to help lead Brevard over Rosman in straight sets. McBee finished with a triple-double (15...

 

Connestee To Host Annual Furr Memorial Tournament – Connestee Falls NC

The Eighth Annual Daniel Furr Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2 at Connestee Falls Golf Club. Shotgun start time is 1:30 p.m. and the format is captain's choice. A barbecue awards banquet will follow at 6:30 p.m. at...

 

Brevard 'Bees' Give School Bright New Look

"Alone we can do so little. Together, we can do so much." This phrase, first coined by Helen Keller, has been a motto moving into this past summer at Brevard Elementary School. A true community school...

 

Tigers Dedicating Football Field To Coach Cathey – Rosman NC

There will be a special ceremony Friday night prior to the Rosman Tigers' home opener against Brevard as the Tiger athletic community dedicates its field to William Cathey, the man who started the...

 

Rosman Hosts Brevard In Rivalry Game To Kickoff 2016 – Rosman NC

Rosman Tigers have been the big brother the past three years – taking what they wanted and doling out punishment along the way. The Blue Devils are hoping that 2016 is the year things change. Afte...

 

Tornados Tennis Team Hosting Breakfast Fundraiser – Brevard NC

The Brevard College tennis team has announced its second annual breakfast fundraiser will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m. The event will take place at the McCoy Tennis Complex on the Brevard...

 

Retired School Personnel Help Collect Needed Supplies – Transylvania County NC

In the spring of 2011, Bob Hunter, retired school board member; L.C. "Bud" Case and John Huggins, retired assistant superintendents, initiated the idea of a supply closet to assist public school...

 

Transylvania County Schools Open Houses Planned – Transylvania County NC

Transylvania County Schools students have numerous opportunities to meet their teachers and administrators during the first weeks of school. In addition to math and reading literacy nights, the following are school-wide sessions available at TCS...

 

Several Ways To Preserve Summer's Harvest – Brevard NC

Many gardeners suffer from SAD during the long winter months. That’s not “seasonal affective disorder,” but “seed acquisition disorder.” The bright photos in those seed catalogues look so enticing in February, we dream of planting one of ev...

 

McCall Reunion Set For Sunday – Lake Toxaway NC

The annual McCall Reunion for the descendants of the late Juda Owen and William Monroe McCall will be at the Silversteen Community Center in Lake Toxaway on Sunday, Aug. 28. Lunch is at 1 p.m. Plates, cups, forks, drinks and ice will be furnished....

 

Honey & Bee Expo Set For Sept. 10 – Brevard NC

Saturday, Sept. 10, will be the launch by the local Beekeeping Club of the first Transylvania County Honey & Bee Expo, a fun and educational family event. From 10 a.m. through 4 p.m., there will be presentations, information booths, demonstrations,...

 

Broadbent Hired As Development Director For Muddy Sneakers – Brevard NC

Brevard native Rachel Broadbent has been tapped as the development director for Muddy Sneakers, an organization originally founded in Transylvania County that has grown to serve 1,300 students in six...

 

Toby Huter Heads To Korea For A Year – Brevard NC

Toby Huter, a 16-year-old Brevard High School student and Cedar Mountain resident, has excelled in almost everything she has attempted. Toby has taken all advanced classes in academics as well as...

 

Fall Cleanup Is A Mixed Blessing For Nonprofits

August is a big month for most families in Transylvania County. Vacations are winding down, camps have closed for the summer, and the last ovation has been delivered at the music center. We can hear...

 

Carolyn Pollie

Carolyn Pollie, nee Carolyn Jeanne Merion, died at home in Virginia Beach July 28, 2016. She was 89. She was predeceased by her parents, Nathaniel and Gladys Hitchcock Merion; her husband, Donald...

 

Richard Blake Zingre

Richard Blake Zingre, 96, of Brevard, whom most of us know as "Dick," "Mr. Jingles" or the "Chief," passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Kirkwood, Miss., he was the...

 

Mary Lou Galloway Summey

Mary Lou Galloway Summey, 81, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Lesco and Ruby Masters Galloway. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Ernest...

 

BHS Teacher Placed On Leave Pending Investigation Of Assault Charges

Transylvania County Schools has announced that a Brevard High School teacher, Band Director James Leatherwood, has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of an investigation of an assault allegation from a student. The following...

 

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