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C.A.R.E. Coalition: C.A.R.E. Seeks Community Opinions On Marijuana

When people think about marijuana, their own personal preferences, or indifference, often shape their opinions. That’s natural. As the controversy between federal regulations, medicalization and state legalization continues to... — Updated 9/4/2017

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Blue Devils' Defense Shuts Out Draughn For 27-0 Win - Brevard, NC

It wasn't always pretty, but a flawless defensive effort and some timely plays on offense helped the Brevard Blue Devils earn their second straight win Friday night as they shutout... — Updated 9/4/2017

 By Michele Pilon    Opinion

Membership In Mission Health Is Beneficial

One of my top priorities is listening to any community concerns in my role as hospital president and chief nursing officer of Transylvania Regional Hospital. I’ve enjoyed meeting with so many of you via public forums, including... — Updated 9/4/2017


Worrisome Comment

“The president speaks for himself,” says our Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. How shall we read this? That he does not speak for Tillerson? That he does not speak for his own administration? That he does not speak for the... — Updated 9/4/2017


The Ruff Study – Still Used In Deer Management

On July 15, 1937 Fredrick J. Ruff submitted his original copy of "The Whitetail Deer of the Pisgah National Game Preserve," thus completing one of the first studies on whitetail... — Updated 9/4/2017


Thank You

On behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 4309, American Legion Auxiliary 88, and the Waightstill-Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, we would like to thank all our members who stepped up to make... — Updated 9/4/2017


Betty And Robert Balentine Honored As Preservation Heroes At Local Arboretum

Library of American Landscape History, a nonprofit publisher based in Amherst, Mass., announces the recipients of the 2017 Preservation Hero Award, Betty and Robert Balentine of... — Updated 9/4/2017


Silvermont Celebrates National Senior Center Month

Silvermont Opportunity Center announces a Septem-ber packed with special events to celebrate Nation-al Senior Center Month. With two prize drawings, six special events and lots of opportunities to make friends, SOC has it all.... — Updated 9/4/2017


Dottie Tinsley To Teach Clogging Classes At Silvermont This Fall - Brevard, NC

Dottie Tinsley and Silvermont Opportunity Center are excited to announce that Tinsley will return to the senior center in October to teach another traditional mountain clogging... — Updated 9/4/2017


Weekly Trail Report For Sept. 4, 2017

Weekly Trail Report For Sept. 4, 2017 - sponsored by Sycamore Cycles. •Some trees down from high winds on Friday. • Flat Laurel Creek trail has been trimmed from Little Sam to Big Sam parking lot. •Tree down on Pilot Cove... — Updated 9/4/2017


Scenes from the Collegiate Southeast Conference

The Collegiate cycling season kicked off at the REEB Ranch this past weekend. Brevard College hosted the Southeast Conference with Dual Slalom, Short Track, Cross Country and Super... — Updated 9/4/2017


Everyday Education: What? Computers In Elementary Schools?

The third grade student in Tammy Buckner's Rosman Elementary School classroom is proud as punch. Her job this week is technology. She is unplugging the Chromebooks from the... — Updated 9/4/2017


Call To Resolve Stalemate

The negotiations between Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina and Mission Hospital have reached a stalemate. This threatens the health care of all North Carolina residents currently covered by BC/BS, in particular those in the... — Updated 9/4/2017


Weekend Of REEBellion At REEB Ranch Sept. 23-24

REEBellion at the Ranch 2017 is going down at the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch on Sept. 23 and 24 this year with three bike competitions and barn parties with live music, food and beer.... — Updated 9/4/2017


Statues And History

As President John Adams famously said, “Facts are stubborn things.” For 78 days in 1964, led by Albert Gore Sr. and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Kleagle, Robert Byrd, Senate Democrats filibustered the landmark 1964 Civil Rights... — Updated 9/4/2017


Uncertain Times For Middle Class

In the midst of all of the weekend Labor Day sales and outdoor events – barbecue cookouts, rafting down rivers, hiking in the forests, etc. – that typically mark the end of summer, Labor Day is an appropriate time to assess... — Updated 9/4/2017


Casting Call Set For Short Film In Brevard - Brevard, NC

A short film called “Enter the Zoot Suit Riot,” A Nu Paradigm Production, a film by Fesiuk Films, is holding an audition for local talent! An upcoming short film musical about the infamous 1943 L.A. riots is being shot in... — Updated 9/4/2017


Local Guild Displays Work - Brevard, NC

Numerous paintings by members of the Transylvania Art Guild are on display through September at the Hollingsworth Gallery located in the building containing the Quotations Coffee... — Updated 9/4/2017


Transylvania 4-H Youth Attends NCACC Youth Summit

4-H Teen Council member Cjon Conley represented Transylvania County at the annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Durham,... — Updated 9/4/2017


BC Music Faculty To Present Recital Sunday - Brevard, NC

The Brevard College music faculty will present its annual showcase recital on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m. in the Porter Center for the Performing Arts. The recital is free and open... — Updated 9/4/2017


News Of Organizations

Hearing Loss Association The Brevard Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. in the Carlson Conference Room of the Transylvania Regional Hospital in... — Updated 9/4/2017


The Kevin Reid Band Returns - Brevard, NC

Charlotte's The Kevin Reid Band will perform at 185 King Street on Sept. 9. Two of the band members, lead vocalist and guitarist Kevin Reid and keyboardist Dalton Monroe, are... — Updated 9/4/2017


New At The Library: A Young Auschwitz Survivor Tells His Story - Brevard, NC

These new young adult books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Young Adult Fiction Anderson, Jodi Lynn. “Midnight at the Electric.” Three stories spanning thousands of miles and multiple generations... — Updated 9/4/2017


DAR Members Participate In Saying Welcome Home To Vietnam Era Veterans

Regent Sharon Jenkins of the Waightstill Avery Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution was asked by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the American Legion... — Updated 9/4/2017


Organist Ken Cowan To Perform Sept. 15

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, located at 249 E. Main St., in Brevard, will present highly acclaimed organist Ken Cowan in concert on Friday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is free of charge; an... — Updated 9/4/2017


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