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Articles from the September 24, 2018 edition

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Warning Signs - Brevard NC

Ten years ago this month, the housing market collapsed, the financial markets plunged and the Great Recession began. The situation was so dire that then presidential candidates and U.S. senators John McCain and Barack Obama briefly suspended their...

 

Protecting America - Brevard NC

I am hopeful this short letter will inspire and motivate the Republican Congress to seek help for their dysfunctional pattern of co-dependent and enabling behavior with their pathologic partner, Donald J. Trump. In this case, the Republican Party...

 

Scotland's Benefits - Brevard NC

Having more than a passing acquaintance with Scotland, I am moved to comment on Mr. Brendle’s letter on the subject of some of that fair land’s institutions. If Mr. Brendle had been unfortunate enough to have needed the services of the National...

 

Democratic Party Strategy - Brevard NC

My letter of Aug. 21 was merely intended to point out the effect of the constant harangue of the Democratic Party on Trump’s legitimacy as POTUS. While he won the election fair and square, the Democrats simply cannot get over it. Their policy of...

 

Avoiding The Gun Question - Brevard NC

While I congratulate the Chamber of Commerce for a packed and well run Candidates Forum, I wonder about questions selected. A question, submitted but rejected, asked senate/representative candidates what safe, common sense gun laws they have...

 

Living Wage Is Essential - Brevard NC

Income inequality is growing in our community and our nation, with devastating effects. I am writing in support of living wages, which I believe are essential to enable hard-working people to lift themselves out of poverty and into healthy,...

 

The Best Of Times…And The Worst Of Times - Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce deserves high praise for arranging for the 2018 Candidates’ Forum held on the evening of Sept. 20 in the library’s Rogow Room. Those who attended the event were able to see and hear 2018 candidates...

 

A Depot That Does What? - Brevard NC

As a Brevard home and business owner, I am in disbelief that our city leaders have voted 4-1 to spend more than $400,000 in city funds, on a $530,000 “pavilion for performance arts, a meeting hall, and a rest stop for cyclists and walkers on the...

 

Rebuilding Depot Is A Bad Idea - Brevard NC

My position regarding the history of American railroads rates very high. Our country prospered because of the inroads railroads made in developing small towns like Brevard. “Old stations,” for the most part, still have their charm, old charm...

 

City Proud To Replicate Old Railroad Depot - Brevard NC

At the Sept. 17, 2018 meeting of the Brevard City Council, a decision to proceed with the replication of the historic Railroad Depot was made after a presentation and discussion took place. For many, this is the news that has been anticipated for alm...

 

Election 2018: Transylvania County Board of Education - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: Candidates for the Board of Education, Transylvania County sheriff, Board of Commissioners, and state House and state Senate took part in a candidate forum Thursday at the library....

 

Tracie Fisher, Transylvania County's Director Of Elections, Announces Retirement - Brevard NC

Tracie Fisher, Transylvania County's director of elections, announced her retirement Friday, according to a press release. Fisher has served in the elections office for the past 25 years, including...

 

School System Says 12 NC Pre-K Seats Available - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools announced 12 NC Pre-K seats have become available for 4-year-olds in pre-kindergarten programs at Rosman and T.C. Henderson elementary schools. NC Pre-K seats for 4-year-olds are allocated to each county by the NC Pre-K...

 

Election 2018: Transylvania County Sheriff - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: Candidates for the Board of Education, Transylvania County sheriff, Board of Commissioners, and state House and state Senate took part in a candidate forum Thursday at the library....

 

Christopher Dakota Cobler Facing Felony Charges - Brevard NC

Christopher Dakota Cobler, 32, was arrested and charged on Sept. 15 for one felony count of fleeing to elude arrest, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Cobler also was arrested on eight misdemeanor charges of assault on a government official,...

 

Jim Jinkins, Renowned Animator, To Speak At BC

To kick off the academic year, Brevard College's Art Department has asked Jim Jinkins, esteemed Disney and Nickelodeon animator and creator, to speak about his career. Jinkins, creator of the popular...

 

Dottie Tinsley To Offer Clogging Classes At Silvermont - Brevard NC

Dottie Tinsley, veteran clog dancer, will again teach traditional mountain clogging classes at Silvermont beginning Tuesday, Oct. 9. There will be six one-hour sessions. The classes will take place...

 

Explore Art Galleries And Studios At Fourth Friday Gallery Walk - Brevard NC

Brevard's Fourth Friday Gallery Walk happens on Friday, Sept. 28, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is invited to explore art, music and wine in the downtown arts district as downtown art galleries, studios,...

 

Everyday Education: Balancing Career Goals And Liberal Arts

Part of teaching at a small liberal arts college like Brevard College is advising young people about their academic and career goals and about fulfilling their potential for living a good life. Though personalized and motivational, advising...

 

Warren Wilson College: Free In-state Tuition Draws Largest Freshmen Class

College enrollment numbers have dwindled nationally since 2011, but one small college in North Carolina's mountains has found a way to reverse that trend in a big way. Warren Wilson College's new...

 

Free History Movie Is 'We Were Soldiers'

On Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m., at the WNC Military History Museum bring your friends to see “We Were Soldiers,” a 2002 film that dramatizes the Battle of Ia Drang on Nov. 14, 1965. The United States is fighting the Vietnam War. U.S. Army...

 

Breast Thermograms To Be Offered - Brevard NC

Cindy Sullivan, CCT, clinical thermographer nurse, will be offering screening breast thermograms at Metcalf Pharmacy at 50 Asheville Highway in Brevard Friday, Oct. 12. Appointments are available. Thermography is a noninvasive, inexpensive test that...

 

With The Services: Logan Roth - Brevard NC

U.S. Air Force Airman Logan A. Roth graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included...

 

Blue Devils Blow Out Trojans For Homecoming Win - Brevard NC

It might get old if it wasn't so much fun. For the fifth week in a row, the Brevard Blue Devils cruised to a big win, recording their second straight shutout in a 44-0 demolition of the Chase Trojans....

 

Jack Essenberg

Jack Essenberg, 84, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at Tore's Home. A native of Grand Rapids, Mich., he was a son of the late Jacob and Martha Degroot Essenberg. In addition to his...

 

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