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Holding The Powerful Accountable

American politicians have often criticized the press. Usually politicians criticize those journalists, newspapers or TV stations that point out the formers’ hypocrisy, incompetence, corruption, deceitfulness or other unworthy traits. As Thomas...

 

Mahoney Is The Best Choice

I have had the distinct honor of working for five great sheriffs in my 30 years of law enforcement. Since 2006, I have worked for Sheriff David Mahoney. I have always known David as someone who leads by example and sets the bar high for all of us to...

 

An Invitation

I’m a Democrat, and I will tell you why. I invite someone to write a letter about why you’re a Republican. Then perhaps, we and those like us can talk publicly in a spirit of mutual respect – not trying to convince each other. But maybe we’ll...

 

Edney Will Uphold Fundamental Truths

We hold these truths to be self-evident… It has become the challenge of our current time to reaffirm the fundamental truths we have shared since the beginning of our republic and to work toward a more effective and responsive government at every...

 

Legal Notices: Oct. 11, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 16-E-424 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of Preston Harold Rahn, Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons, firms, and...

 

County Talks About Bond Impact - Brevard NC

The county has faced several questions from the public about the upcoming $68 million bond referendum and its potential financial impact. During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, Finance Director Jonathan Griffin addressed some...

 

Forum To Be Held On Train Depot - Brevard NC

On Monday, Brevard City Council voted unanimously to hold a public forum for citizens to discuss the proposed railroad depot project. A date for the forum has not been set, as of going to press....

 
 By Ray Tuers    News    October 11, 2018

Mountain Song Festival Donates $100,000 To Club - Brevard NC

Producers of the Mountain Song Festival have donated $100,000 to the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club, their largest annual donation in the musical event’s history. The festival was established by club supporters 13 years ago to help fund the youth...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 11, 2018

Council OKs Skate Park - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council has unanimously approved the construction of the Tannery Skate Park, which would be the first constructed amenity in the proposed park’s master plan. The council’s decision during its regular meeting Monday completes a long...

 

Obituary: Ruby McCall Fitzgerald

Ruby McCall Fitzgerald, 67, died Sept. 20, 2018, at her residence. A native of Transylvania County, she was a daughter of the late Leroy McCall and Ima Brown McCall. She was preceded in death by both sisters, Maxine Dean and Evelyn Louise McCall....

 

Obituary: Faith Rose Hvidding

Faith Rose Hvidding, 62, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Gladys Ulrich Hvidding. She was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Joseph Hvidding. She loved the Lord and had a servant’s...

 

DAR Members Support Local School Programs

The members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution were proud to lend their support to three programs that directly affect the youth of Transylvania County as...

 

Rice Street Garden Holds Potato Treasure Hunt - Brevard NC

On Oct. 4, Rice Street Community Garden held its annual treasure hunt - for sweet potatoes. Karen Palmer, Kristine Hall and Lynne Urbain helped Bill Chandler, the garden's workday coordinator, harvest...

 

SAR to Honor Davidson And Patton

Benjamin Davidson and Thomas Patton, Revolutionary War veterans, will be honored by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. Lambert Clayton, a third Revolutionary War veteran, also interned at Davidson River and was...

 

Rockin Bowl Steps Up For Local Habitat For Humanity

Great fun was had by all at the recent Transylvania Habitat for Humanity fundraiser hosted by Rockin Bowl. More than $1,000 was raised to support Habitat’s vision for decent housing in our community, as well as worldwide. Bowlers, and non-bowlers a...

 

BHS Class Of '58 Enjoys Reunion

On the evening of Sept. 15, members of the Brevard High School class of 1958 met at Lola's Old Hickory House for their 60th reunion. The location was the clubhouse of the old Brevard Country Club...

 

Brevard Clashes With Franklin For Top Conference Position - Brevard NC

After defeating East Henderson 27-0 last Friday, and holding a 6-1 record, the Brevard Blue Devils are currently the top team in the Mountain Six Conference standings. They’ll need one of their best performances of the season this Friday if they...

 

Brevard Defeats Pisgah 4-2 For First Conference Victory

A pair of goals in the final 30 minutes proved to be the difference Monday night, as the Brevard Blue Devils defeated the Pisgah Bears to earn their first Mountain Six Conference win of the season....

 

Brevard Falls To West, Defeats Pisgah For Mountain Six Title - Brevard NC

It was a tough match against one of the best teams in the state, and while the Brevard Lady Blue Devils found some moments of inspiration, it wasn't enough to overcome the West Henderson Falcons. Brev...

 

Tigers Face Tough Test In Road Game Against Swain County

Coming off a tough loss where they had the defending state champions on the ropes, the Rosman Tigers will try to regroup as they face another Smoky Mountain Conference foe this Friday night. The Tigers (2-6) are on the road this week, facing the...

 

Lady Tigers Battle In Four-Set Loss Against Robbinsville

You couldn't ask for a better effort than the Rosman Lady Tigers gave Tuesday night. On a night that saw Rosman honor the five senior members of the team, the Lady Tigers fought back-and-forth with...

 

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian To Hold Kirkin' O' The Tartan Services

The rich Scots heritage of the Presbyterian Church will be celebrated again this year with the Kirkin' o' the Tartan at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the 8:30 a.m....

 

Cole, Charles Recognized Following Win Over Methodist

Brevard College Football student-athletes Dalton Cole and Trevon Charles have been named as weekly USA South Conference award recipients for their performance in BC's 41-36 victory over Methodist Univ...

 

Tyler Orschel Wins Mountain Bike Omnium Championship

Brevard College Cycling student-athlete Tyler Orschel has won the 2018 Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Men's A Individual Mountain Bike Omnium Championship. Orschel clinched the Omnium...

 

BC Women's Soccer Falls In OT To Bob Jones

Despite battling to extra time in a scoreless tie, the Brevard College Tornados women’s soccer team (7-5-0) fell to Bob Jones University (6-4-2) by a final score of 1-0 in extra time late Tuesday night. The first half was a possession battle...

 

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