Articles from the August 27, 2018 edition

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McCain: Great Public Servant

When U.S. Sen. John McCain passed away Saturday from his battle with brain cancer, America lost a great public servant. He had served the U.S. in some capacity for the entire 60 years of his adult life. McCain was born at a U.S.... — Updated 8/29/2018


Nonprofit Reports Being Embezzled For $1 Million

Friends for Life Forever Farm has reported the embezzlement of $1 million from the organization, according to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. Eddie Gunter, the Sheriff’s Office chief deputy, said the matter is under... — Updated 8/28/2018


Splash, The Otter, Joins Sculpture Project - Brevard NC

After considering 51 names for the bronze otter standing in front of The Brevard/Transylvania Visitor Center on East Main Street, chamber members and volunteers, narrowing the names... — Updated 8/28/2018


Talley To Launch Fall Outdoor Concert Series At The Library

The popular Outdoor Concert Series at the Transylvania County Library will be returning once again this fall. The concerts, which are traditionally held on Fridays in September,... — Updated 8/28/2018


Museum Pathfinders Are Ready For Visitors

New Pathfinders at the WNC Military History Museum are prepared to make visitors' experience interesting and meaningful. The three new Pathfinders attending training on Aug. 22 are... — Updated 8/27/2018


Men For Change To Meet Sept. 18

Men for Change of SAFE, Inc., will hold a recruitment discussion from 8-9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the coffee shop of Pisgah Coffee Roasters at 6283 Asheville Highway in Pisgah Forest. Greg Cathcart, coordinator of... — Updated 8/27/2018

 By Nona Walker    Education

Matthew Bailey To Study Science At UNC

Shortly after Matthew Bailey graduated from Brevard High School this year, his research was the subject of an article entitled "Finding a Natural Source of Medicine in Waterfall... — Updated 8/27/2018


Everyday Education Board Welcomes Students Back To School

The teachers are back, the buses are rolling, and our classrooms are filled with bright, eager learners. Welcome to the 2018/19 school year! Public schools are special because everyone in the community is a stakeholder. Good... — Updated 8/27/2018


Jimbo Chapman To Play Aug. 31

Jimbo Chapman of Cravin’ Melon will perform on Friday, Aug. 31, at 8 p.m. at 185 King Street. Chapman toured with national recording artist Cravin Melon for 17 years as lead guitarist, primary songwriter and background vocalist.... — Updated 8/27/2018


Artist Kathy Gagnon To Discuss Composition And Design Sept. 9

Artist Kathy Gagnon will present the program at the Sunday, Sept. 9, meeting of the Art League of Henderson County (ALHC). Gagnon will discuss composition and design, the most... — Updated 8/27/2018


Transylvania Choral Society Sings At Carnegie Hall

Singers from the Transylvania Choral Society and the Brevard College Chamber Singers journeyed to New York's Carnegie Hall to perform the Gabriel Fauré Requiem in D Minor in April... — Updated 8/27/2018


Ask Us Answered-Brevard NC

Why did the county health department not name a local restaurant or restaurants as a possible source/s of the recent gastrointestinal illness outbreak? Tara Rybka, the department’s public health educator, provided the following... — Updated 8/27/2018


Dogwood Health Trust Names Initial Board Members - Brevard NC

Dogwood Health Trust (“Dogwood”), a recently formed North Carolina nonprofit, private non-operating foundation, announced additions to its initial Board of Directors. Dogwood Health Trust will become operational only if the... — Updated 8/27/2018

 By Park Baker    News

Study Looked At River Quality - Brevard NC

A new study recently published about the health of the Davidson River has revealed that some effluent from the Bobby N. Setzer State Fish Hatchery is negatively impacting aquatic life downstream, but as the river flows on, its... — Updated 8/27/2018


Norman Hugo Storer-Blassini

Norman Hugo Storer-Blassini, 80, passed away Aug. 1, 2018, at CarePartners Hospice in Asheville, after a brief illness. A Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday,... — Updated 8/27/2018


Stamatia Robinson

Stamatia Robinson, 62, of Monroe, N.C., formerly of Brevard, peacefully passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, surrounded by her family. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald I. Roseboro Funeral and Cremation... — Updated 8/27/2018


Zella Ann McCall Galloway

Zella Ann McCall Galloway, 94, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at the Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Transylvania County, she was born Dec. 30, 1923,... — Updated 8/27/2018


Martha Patricia "Pat" Loveland

Martha Patricia “Pat” Loveland, 91, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. She was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Franklin, Mass. to the late Theodore and Lilian Stallwood Roth. She graduated as the valedictorian of the... — Updated 8/27/2018


Conrad Adrion Fowler Sr.

Conrad Adrion Fowler Sr., son to the late Edward and Fannie Fowler, passed away Aug. 24, 2018, at the age of 87. He lived a full and rich life. Father to Nancy (Jimmy) McCall,... — Updated 8/27/2018


James Richard Daniel

James Richard Daniel, of Brevard, passed peacefully from this earth Aug. 21, 2018, in Mission Hospital, after a brief illness. Born Aug. 1, 1967, he loved all things old Miami, from the ocean to the Dolphins, from stone crabs to... — Updated 8/27/2018


Louise C. Austin

Louise C. Austin, 81, of Etowah, went to be with her Lord Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. A native of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Ruby Freeman Coston. She was a member of Etowah Baptist Church. She was a... — Updated 8/27/2018


Sessions Respects His Office, Law

I want to acknowledge the integrity of Attorney General Jeff Sessions as head of the U.S. Justice Department. Contrary to the tweeted opinions of the president Sessions is performing his duties with respect for the office and the... — Updated 8/27/2018


Democratic Party Strategy

One thing is evident, Democrats are interested in one thing, and that is to keep up a drumbeat of resistance against Trump so that his achievements are not evident to the electorate. They cannot get over the fact that they lost... — Updated 8/27/2018


Time For Moral Courage

In 2016, Mitch McConnell prevented the Senate from even considering Barack Obama’s nomination to the Supreme Court. His motive was transparently to block the appointment of an Associate Justice by a Democratic president. Fast... — Updated 8/27/2018



In response to the editor’s column published on Aug. 9, 2018, which discusses the new site plans for Silvermont, I would like to add my two cents worth of insight. While conducting a survey to assess the desires of the community... — Updated 8/27/2018


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