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Reining In Coaches

This weekend the 2018 college football season hits full stride, and as is all too often the case, it is being accompanied by scandals. This year the scandals involve a player’s death, domestic violence and a cover-up. On May 29, Jordan McNair, a...

 

Database Of The Mentally Ill

It’s happened again. A person with mental health issues has used a gun in a mass shooting. Again, someone has suggested creating a vast database of people with mental illness as a way of removing guns from those who should not have them. Maybe it...

 

Joseph Anthony Kolinsky

Joseph Anthony Kolinsky, 72, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. He was born June 10, 1946, in Queens, N.Y. to the late John Valentine Kolinsky and Marie Abbruzzese Kolinsky. He was preceded in death by his brother Father Arthur (Artie)...

 

Aubrey "Orb" Lew McCrary

Aubrey "Orb" McCrary, 61, of Penrose, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at St. Joseph's Critical Care Unit in Asheville. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of Myrtle Hoxit...

 

Joey Randall Luker

Joey Randall Luker, of Walhalla, S.C., passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Born in Brevard, he was a son of the late Joseph Louis and Mary Ethel Lail Luker. He is survived by a brother, Mark Kosht, of Williamston, N.C., and sisters, Ellery Dalton...

 

Ray Nelson Simmons

Ray Nelson Simmons, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. He was born in McDowell County on March 3, 1922, to the late Furman and Sarah Jaynes Simmons. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and Gene Simmons. He attended...

 

Helen Chapman Smith

Helen Chapman Smith, 88, of Brevard, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Noah and Beulah Chapman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Smith; five brothers, Harrison, Robert, Paul, Charles and Tommy...

 

Stamatia "Stacy" Betsill Robinson

Stamatia "Stacy" Betsill Robinson, 62, formerly of Brevard, peacefully departed this world Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at home in Monroe, N.C. She was born in Brevard Feb. 13, 1956, and during her youth...

 

59th Art On Main Festival Set For September

The Arts Council of Henderson County is proud to present the 59th annual Art on Main fine art and fine craft festival along Hendersonville’s historic Main Street, Sept. 29-30. Festival hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. One of the region’s m...

 

Patton Oswalt Comes To The Peace Center March 30

A comedian, actor, and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his award-winning comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on...

 

BC To Exhibit Faculty's Art

Brevard College will host an exhibition of work by Brevard College's art faculty from Sept. 7-28 at the college's Spiers Gallery. An opening reception will be held Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:30-7 p.m....

 

Mountain Sun School Welcomes 81 Students

Teachers, faculty and staff at Mountain Sun Community School welcomed 81 students back to school on Aug. 22. The highest number of children in 11 years of operation joined together with their families on Brevard Music Center’s campus to celebrate t...

 

New State Forest Will Be Unveiled - Brevard NC

The Conservation Fund and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host an event Sept. 6 to celebrate the opening of North Carolina's Headwaters State Forest. Located near the...

 

FFA Leadership Conference: Doing What We Can

On July 10-14, I had the opportunity to attend the FFA Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) and represent not only Brevard but also the state of North Carolina. Along with 340 other FFA members from across the country, I explored the city of...

 

Changes Made To Animal Control - Brevard, NC

During their regularly scheduled meeting Monday, Transylvania County commissioners approved changes to Animal Control. Supervision of Animal Control’s functions will remain under Emergency Management Director Kevin Shook, while the Animal Control...

 

School Lunch Payment Changes Made - Brevard NC

Getting children to eat healthy foods requires equal parts art, science and magic on a good day, according to a press release from Transylvania County Schools. Schools play a major role in encouraging students to make healthy meal choices. Parents...

 

City Gets Grant To Aid Greenway Project - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard has been awarded a $90,000 grant from the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) for the Estatoe Greenway property acquisition project. The money will go to acquiring land to extend the city’s Estatoe Greenway, of which six...

 

Brevard Try To Make It Two In A Row Against Draughn

Fresh off a shutout win over Rosman, the Brevard Blue Devils will have the chance to make it two consecutive goose eggs on Friday night when they travel to Valdese to take on Draughn. The Wildcats (0-2) are barely averaging 100 yards per game on...

 

Lady Blue Devils Knock Off Undefeated Asheville Christian

Despite taking an early lead in the first set, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils saw their advantage slowly ebb away Monday night against Asheville Christian Academy. And while the Lions ultimately took th...

 

Tigers Host Patriots With Both Sides Desparate For A Win

With only two games in the books so far in 2018, it’s far too early for any team to push the panic button. That being said, there will certainly be a sense of urgency in Silversteen Stadium on Friday night as the Rosman Tigers clash with the...

 

Rosman Rolls To Third Straight Win, Defeats Andrews 3-0

A 3-0 victory against Andrews on Tuesday night marked the third straight win for the Rosman volleyball team and moved the Lady Tigers to 2-0 on the year in the Smoky Mountain Conference. Rosman made...

 

Diner's Raffle Raises Money For Sharing House Programs

The 14th Annual Diner's Extravaganza raffle raised $11,000 to help Transylvania Neighbors In Need, said Sharing House Executive Director Rev. Shelly Webb after the official drawing Aug. 21....

 

Silvermont To Host Program On Protection From Scams

Silvermont Opportunity Center and the Better Business Bureau will offer a seminar on How to Protect Yourself from Scams. The seminar will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, from 10-11 a.m. at the Silvermont Opportunity Center at 364 E. Main St. in Brevard....

 

PARI's Hayward To Discuss Night Skies At Library Sept. 6

Discover Natural Transylvania will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, to focus on the skies overhead. Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute’s astronomer and educator Dr. Bob Hayward will discuss what is in the current night sky and why we are...

 

Pisgah Pest, Vaughan Heating & Air Tied Atop Softball Standings

Play continued last week in the Isaac Homes Youth Shelter Fall Softball League. After three weeks of play, Pisgah Pest Control and Vaughan Heating and Air are tied for the league lead with a 3-0 record in the coed league. The following standings...

 

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