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 By Derek McKissock    News    June 18, 2018

School Board, County Spar Over Capital Spending

In her recommended budget for the 2019 fiscal year, County Manager Jaime Laughter said all future school system capital projects at $50,000 or more will require school officials to submit draft contracts or purchase orders and then the county would...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 18, 2018

Charges Filed In Goat Kidnap Case

While not exactly kidnapping, a report of a stolen goat in February on Limousine Lane in Pisgah Forest led to the arrest of an animal rights activist, 36-year-old Wayne Hsiung, on June 7 at the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 18, 2018

Brevard Academy Reports Healthy Finances

Nick Iosue, vice chair and treasurer of the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors, informed the board at its monthly meeting last Wednesday that by June 30 of this year, the school’s fund balance will be close to...

 

Wayfinding Signs Placed In Key Spots Around County

New wayfinding signs are appearing all over Transylvania County thanks to grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the county's Tourism Development Authority (TDA). The project was...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 18, 2018

Panel Extols Buying Local

The importance and benefits of buying local were discussed Thursday during a Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce discussion panel in the library Rogow Room. Heath Seymour, Heart of Brevard...

 

Candidate Filing For Judicial Seats Begins Today

The candidate filing period for judicial seats in the 2018 general election began at noon, today, and will end at noon on June 29. Statewide judicial seats on ballots Nov. 6 will include one N.C. Supreme Court seat and three N.C. Court of Appeals...

 

State Elections Board Recognizes Constitution Party

The Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement voted unan-imously last Wednesday to recognize the Constitution Party of North Carolina as the state’s newest political party. That means voters in North Carolina can register as...

 

In Praise Of Tyrants

Criticism of President Trump for meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un last week in an attempt to resolve a potential nuclear conflict is somewhat misguided. Many prior presidents have made similar overtures: Richard Nixon talked with the...

 

Questions About Shooting Range

I have a few questions for the mayor and the leaders of the city of Brevard regarding the proposed shooting range on Cathey’s Creek. 1) When were the citizens asked for any input? I must have missed it because, I am not aware of any opportunity...

 

'House Concert' An Outstanding Success

A “House Concert” and pre-season fundraiser to launch the 42nd year of the Brevard Philharmonic was held on June 7 in the home of John and Kristine Candler. Three outstanding musicians — violinists Paul Huang and Danbi Um and pianist Jessica...

 

While The World Looked East

While the world looked east to Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un, we may have expected theatrics, but instead we got smiles and handshakes. A signing of a document, short on details, followed by Trump’s fatuous reassurance that we could all sleep...

 

Proud Of President

I am very proud of our president. He has accomplished so much in the year-and-a-half he has been in office. Unemployment is down, the stock market is up and now the summit with North Korea. He may not be perfect, but if there is a perfect man living...

 

They Are God's Children

Can we not hear their cries even at this great distance? These are the pitiful cries of young migrant children who have been cruelly ripped from their parents’ arms by ICE at the U.S. border. The parents are arrested while the children are sent...

 

Winners Announced For Summer Arts Showcase

The Transylvania Art Guild (TAG) has partnered with the Transylvania Community Arts Council to present a Summer Arts Showcase from June 15-July 13. The TC Arts Council will host a public reception on...

 

Author's Treks In Remote Lands Inspire Insights, Self-Reliance

Faced with a prognosis of late-in-life osteoporosis, Aleen Steinberg responded by adapting a vigorous exercise regimen and fulfilling a life-long dream of adventuring to distant lands. Determined to...

 

Fourth Friday Gallery Walk Kicks Off Arts & Culture Celebration

The community is invited to explore art, music and wine at the Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on June 22 from 5-8 p.m. Thirty-three downtown art galleries, retail stores and restaurants will be participating. Tammy Hopkins at the TC Arts Council...

 

TC Arts Council Hosts 46th Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase

The Transylvania Community Arts Council invites everyone to enjoy Arts & Culture Celebration from June 22 - July 4. Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the TC Arts Council, said, “This is a celebration of all arts and culture in Brevard and...

 

Anne Morris Receives American Legion Auxiliary National Award

Anne Morris has been selected as the National Volunteer of the year by the American Legion Auxiliary office in Indianapolis, Ind. Her name was submitted by the chief of voluntary service at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. She has...

 

Barkers To Celebrate 50 Years Of Marriage

John and Helen Barker, of Pisgah Forest, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 22, 2018. They first met in California in 1966, when he was stationed at George Air Force Base, and she was...

 

Elaine Barbuto Turns 100

Elaine Barbuto was born in New York City, May 18, 1918. She later married Dominic and moved to Cranford, N.J. to raise their family, two daughters, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren....

 

Master Gardener: Have You Considered Planting A Fern Garden?

People in the Southeast have learned that there are a variety of ferns that can be successfully grown in the climate of warm moist weather. This is particularly true in Transylvania County, with its abundance of rainfall and prevalence of shade...

 

Brevard Housing Authority To Host Ribbon Cutting And Fair

The Brevard Housing Authority will be hosting a ribbon cutting of its new laundry facility and community resources room from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June 29. After the ribbon cutting, we will also host a Stronger Families Picnic and Resource Fair in...

 

Cradle Of Forestry Invites Public To Celebrate Bug Day, Pollinator Week

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites all ages to come learn about insects and their relatives on Saturday, June 23, in honor of National Pollinator Week. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. activities and displays around the Cradle’s Forest Discovery Center e...

 
 By Jermiah Reed    Sports    June 18, 2018

Lynch Notches Double-Double In Win

Thanks to a huge performance from Markese Lynch, Carolina Crossover picked up a big win over Sexton Brothers Construction to move to 2-1 on the year in the Transylvania County adult recreation basketball league. Lynch finished with 36 points, 16...

 

Brevard Community Hands Morningside First Loss Of Year

After cruising through most of the season, Morningside Baptist’s co-ed softball team suffered their first loss of the year to Brevard Community Church last week. The two sides played a doubleheader last Tuesday, with the first game finishing out a...

 

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