Articles from the September 19, 2019 edition

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 By John Lanier    News    September 19, 2019

County Schools Get Bs and Cs In State Report Card – Transylvania County, NC

“The majority of our schools are B schools,” Missy Ellenberger, curriculum director for Transylvania County Schools, told the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening. Five of the county’s eight schools received a B. (Davidson Rive...

 

Brevard Academy Receives B Grade – Brevard, NC

“We are a B school once again,” Ted Duncan, director of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation, informed the school’s Board of Directors Wednesday evening. The school also met its growth expectations for the 2018-19 school year. Brevard...

 

City Asked To Allow E-Bikes On Its Paved Trails – Brevard, NC

Art Odell, Sycamore Cycles’ manager, asked Brevard City Council at its Monday meeting for a text amendment to its regulations prohibiting motorized vehicles, specifically E-bikes, from operating on paved sections of the city’s greenway trails....

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 19, 2019

Families Gather For Get Set Dinner, Games – Transylvania County, NC

Families throughout the community gathered Monday night at the library for Get Set Transylvania's family dinner series, a free event designed to bring families together for conversation and fun. The...

 

More Veterans Wrapped In Quilts Of Valor – Brevard, NC

Eight area veterans received handmade quilts to honor their service in a ceremony at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas on Sept. 7. Quilts of Valor is a national organization whose members produce hand-made patchwork quilts to honor...

 

Toss The School Report Cards

On today’s front page, readers will find two stories about school report cards issued by the state. These report cards, however, are not necessarily an accurate assessment of the quality of a school. In fact, they are extremely flawed because they...

 

Vaping And Guns

In 1987, one child died by a lawn dart embedded in her brain. Very quickly the U.S. Government banned lawn darts. Just recently, in 2019, six people died from vaping e-cigarettes. President Trump tweeted, “New provisional data show that youth use...

 

Finding A Unicorn

Oh look, there is a unicorn sticking his head in the sand! I never would have believed it possible, but there it is. Marc Schneider Brevard...

 

No. 7 Art Gallery Features Four New Artists

As the sourwood and dogwood trees are whispering, "fall is near," Transylvania store windows are echoing the same news. Likewise, The Number 7 Art Gallery reflects the promises of glorious color...

 

Brevard College Stages 'The Liar'

On Thursday Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., Brevard College Theatre presents its first production of the 2019-2020 season, “The Liar,” by David Ives and directed by guest director Elizabeth Kirkland. The...

 

Brevard Faculty To Read Works

The 4th annual Working Writers’ Reading features Brevard College professors Alyse Bensel, Margaret Brown and Jubal Tiner. Each author will read from their creative work on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. in room 125 of the McLarty-Goodson (MG) buildin...

 

Cedar Mountain News

Flea Market The Cedar Mountain Community Center is hosting a community-wide flea market from 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Sept. 28. Most tables have been rented, but if you have items to donate for...

 

Cathey's Creek News

Selica United Methodist Church Selica United Methodist Church will have a homecoming service at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 22. Sunday school will be held at the regular time at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Ike...

 

Dunn's Rock News

Tonight’s Dinner And Program We’re in for a treat tonight at Dunn’s Rock Community Center. Keith Parker, whose family goes back generations in this area, will present a program on Dunn’s Rock’s role in county history. Keith will share an...

 

The Right Beer Can Make For A Perfect Pairing

When people look for the perfect beverage to pair with food, many may assume wine earns that distinction. But author John Holl believes there's a perfect beer for every meal, and even suggests...

 

Brevard Rotary Club: 1947 To Today - Déjà Vu All Over Again!

The year was 1947 and there was much good news to celebrate. The country was at peace after World War II. The U.S. Marshall Plan to reconstruct post-war western Europe was signed. Major League Baseball allowed Jackie Robinson to “play” and Chuck...

 

Democratic Women's Club To Meet Sept. 23 At Twin Dragons

The September meeting of the Transylvania Democratic Women’s Club will be held at noon, Monday, Sept. 23, at Twin Dragons Grand Buffet on Asheville Highway. The program will focus on the local Guardian ad Litem program. The program’s purpose is...

 

All BBQ Ball Dinner, Dance Set

Come have a ball at the 12th annual Camp for All BBQ Ball dinner and square dance. The 12th annual BBQ Ball takes place on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Green River Preserve summer camp. This signature event raises funds to provide a nine year leadership...

 

In High School, Nguyen Discovered New Species

Connestee Falls scholarship recipient and 2019 Brevard High School graduate John Nguyen participated in his first science fair when he was in fourth grade. At the time he was still living in...

 

Homework Club Resumes; Volunteers Needed

Homework Club We are beginning Homework Club again at El Centro. New and returning students are meeting two times a week to improve their skills in reading, mathematics and other school subjects. They work with tutors who, along with helping them...

 

Celebrate National Hunting And Fishing Day Sept. 28

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host three outdoor events on Sept. 28 in support of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Each wildlife conservation-focused event, held on the coast, the piedmont and the mountains of North Carolina, will...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us at 9:45 a.m., Sunday, for a Christian Speaker’s Forum in Davidson River Fellowship Hall. Dr. James Ragusa, retired NASA engineer, manager and scientist, will tell some of his experiences over 23 years...

 

Tigers Take On Trojans In Final Non-Conference Game

With just one game left before Smoky Mountain Conference play begins, the Rosman Tigers are hoping to shake off a tough loss and pick up a win over the Chase Trojans. Chase (3-0) is a new opponent...

 

Tornados Host Captains In "White Out" Game

Following a season-opening cancellation last Saturday versus Apprentice due to severe lightning, the Brevard College football team returns to action this Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. when the Tornados welcome perennial NCAA DIII power Christopher...

 

Dr. William (Bill) C. Andersen Jr.

Dr. William (Bill) C. Andersen Jr., of Brevard, moved to a new part of the universe Sept. 5, 2019, surrounded by family. He was a gifted healer who practiced at The Andersen Clinic in Fletcher. He had a seemingly unending desire to experience...

 

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