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Articles from the September 27, 2018 edition

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 By Derek McKissock    News

Hawkins Discusses State's Response To Economic Development - Brevard NC

How to promote economic growth in North Carolina’s rural areas, such as Transylvania County, is one of the focuses of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC). During Monday’s Board of Commissioners... — Updated 9/27/2018


Lake Toxaway Community Collecting Donations For Hurricane Florence Relief - Lake Toxaway NC

In light of Hurricane Florence’s aftermath, the Lake Toxaway Community Center will be a collection center through October for upper Transylvania citizens to donate lightly used goods to be transported to impacted areas of North... — Updated 9/26/2018


Election 2018: County Commissioners - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Candidates for the Board of Education, Transylvania sheriff, Board of Commissioners, and state House and state Senate took part in a candidate forum last week at the library. School board and sheriff candidates... — Updated 9/26/2018


Savvy Senior: Health Insurance Tips For Traveling Abroad

Dear Savvy Senior, How does health insurance and Medicare cover health care outside the U.S.? My husband and I have a trip abroad planned this fall and would like to find out if we should buy extra insurance. What can you tell us?... — Updated 9/26/2018


Obituary: Marshall Lee Messer

Marshall Lee Messer, 78, of Sapphire, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. He was the son of the late Roy and Bonnie Woody Messer. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce Messer, and sister, Gay Roper. Survivors include two... — Updated 9/26/2018


Obituary: James L. Hensley

James L. Hensley, 91, of Hendersonville, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at the Brian Center of Hendersonville. He worked for 30 years for the city of Brevard Public Works Department. No services are planned. Shuler Funeral Home of... — Updated 9/26/2018


Obituary: Andrew "Andy" George Samchuck

Andrew “Andy” George Samchuck, 70, of Ellicott City, Md., passed away Sept. 22, 2018, at Gilchrist Center of Howard County in Columbia, Md. He fought a courageous battle for nine months with sinonasal undifferentiated... — Updated 9/26/2018


Obituary: Gladys Dorothy Mull Gravley

On Sept. 23, 2018, Gladys Mull Gravley sat down for her Sunday afternoon nap and woke in the presence of Jesus. She was born June 12, 1921, to the late Warrior and Della Mull. She was married to Lewis Gravley for 75 years until... — Updated 9/26/2018


Obituary: Irene Wilson Highsmith

Irene Wilson Highsmith, 84, formally of Hickory, N.C., passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Kingsbridge House in Brevard. Born July 15, 1934, she was the daughter of the late... — Updated 9/26/2018


The Journey Inward: When Is Guilt A Form Of Crazy Making?

By Dr. John Campbell Ever left a worship service feeling worse than when you walked in? Randy and Vickie felt that way. On the way home from church, they were feeling down about the sermon. Pastor Glenn’s topic that day was,... — Updated 9/26/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tigers Face Black Knights Looking For Third Straight Win - Rosman NC

After back-to-back wins, including a big victory over Andrews in the conference opener, spirits are high in the Rosman Tiger locker room. The Tigers are coming off their best offensive performance of the season and currently sit... — Updated 9/26/2018


Pisgah Pest, Whitmire Grading Lead Softball Standings - Brevard NC

The season is quickly winding down for the Isaac Homes fall softball league and two teams have clearly pulled away from the rest of the pack. In the coed league, Pisgah Pest leads the way, at 7-0. And in the men’s league,... — Updated 9/26/2018

 By John Lanier    News

Board Sees Refined Options, Answers Bond Questions - Brevard NC

About 40 people were present at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting at Brevard High School Monday evening to hear revised construction options for both Brevard High... — Updated 9/26/2018


Living In A Polarized Time

We live in a divided country. And I don’t just mean politically. Our economy is creating winners and losers, with no clear way up the ladder for millions of Americans. The last few decades have produced great inequality of... — Updated 9/26/2018


Toxic Floods Could Have Been Avoided

The arrival of Hurricane Florence has been much in the news, but while the recovery efforts are underway, for many people the worst is yet to come. The extensive flooding of rivers in southeastern North Carolina has wreaked... — Updated 9/26/2018


Powell Saved Sibelius Concerto

On Sunday, Oct. 7, the Brevard Philharmonic opens its new season, featuring the Violin Concerto in D Minor by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Today, it stands as one of the most popular and recorded 20th century violin concertos,... — Updated 9/26/2018


Re-elect Mahoney

The November election is fast approaching. I just want to encourage everyone to vote and to voice my support for the re-election of Sheriff David Mahoney. David’s experience should speak for itself. He has worked over 27 years... — Updated 9/26/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lady Blue Devils Hang On To Defeat Eagles In Three Sets - Brevard NC

As the old saying goes, "heavy lies the crown." Less than a week after earning the number one ranking in the state, for 2A teams, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils got all they could... — Updated 9/26/2018


Lake Toxaway Hosts U.S. Croquet National Championships - Lake Toxaway NC

Last week, Lake Toxaway Country Club played host to the U.S. Croquet Association's National Championship. The event, called The Nationals, featured the best singles and doubles... — Updated 9/26/2018


Legal Notices: Sept. 27, 2018

CREDITOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Gussie Lee Capps, deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit... — Updated 9/26/2018


Rachel Hillyer To Discuss Work In Forests Of Amazon And Andes - Brevard NC

The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Rachel Hillyer, visiting assistant professor of biology at Brevard College, at 7:30 p.m., today. Hillyer's talk will discuss her work... — Updated 9/26/2018


'Celebration Of Education Gala' Highlights Scholarships - Connestee Falls NC

This year's Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program "Celebration of Education Gala" on Friday night, Sept. 21, lived up to its theme, "A Night to Shine." The highlight of the... — Updated 9/26/2018


Nikki Talley Brings Songs To 185 King Street Friday - Brevard NC

Hailing from the mountains of western North Carolina, it's only fitting that Talley's songs are as eclectic as the state that boasts the mountains and the sea. Along with her... — Updated 9/26/2018


Brevard College Theatre To Present 'All In The Timing' - Brevard NC

Come out for a night of monkeys, cafe patrons and French impersonators as Brevard College Theatre opens their first production of the 2018-2019 season with, “All in the Timing,” by playwright David Ives. This comedy wraps... — Updated 9/26/2018


'Seeking Home' Opens At TC Arts On Sept. 28 - Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has partnered with Brevard artists Bianca Mitchell and Stephen P. Jackson to present the invitational exhibit, “Seeking Home.” This exhibit will run Sept. 28 through Oct. 19 and will... — Updated 9/26/2018


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