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Articles from the October 15, 2018 edition

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 By Matt McGregor    News    October 15, 2018

OCC Returns To Bring Joy In A Box - Brevard NC

When cancer rendered Pat Law ill and confined her to her home, she began to sew. “I only knew that this was something I had to do,” she said, “and I could not stop.” Pat, with the help of her husband, Jim, found a mission in making dresses...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 15, 2018

State Denies School Building Grants - Brevard NC

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction denied a request by Transylvania County Schools for more than $19 million in capital needs grants. Last Monday evening, Graham Wilson of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction sent an...

 

TDA: Tourism Impact Rising - Brevard NC

Last fiscal year, a record amount of occupancy tax revenues — $793,876 — was collected in Transylvania County. For Clark Lovelace, that one number alone shows “tourism is good in Transylvania County.” At last week’s Board of Commissioners...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 15, 2018

Academy Begins Mentoring Program - Brevard NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors learned of a new program and an instructional loss at their meeting Wednesday evening. Middle school teacher Sonya Jenkins and guidance counselor Megan Monk discussed a new...

 

Bobby Cooper Named Brevard Fire Chief

Bobby Cooper has been named as the city of Brevard's first full-time fire chief. "Bobby Cooper's experience with Transylvania County EMS, Brevard Fire Department and Lake Toxaway Fire Department will...

 

Republicans Oppose Three Amendments

There are six proposed state constitutional amendments, the most at any one time in modern history, on this year’s ballot. Although the Republican-led General Assembly decided to put the amendments on the ballot, Republicans at the state and local...

 

Concert A Real Treat

If the Brevard Philharmonic’s opening concert of the season is a preview of what is to come, music lover’s are in for a real treat! The artistic director, James Fellenbaum, is an energetic and enthusiastic maestro, conducting the orchestra...

 

Keep Mahoney Sheriff

Once every four years we get the opportunity to choose our sheriff, the highest law enforcement official in the county and the only law enforcement position directly decided upon by the voters. The office of the sheriff is a very important position,...

 

A Sham Hearing

In the Oct. 8 Opinions of the Readers, Betsy Shea stated in response to my letter of Oct. 4, that I “obviously” did not watch the Kavanaugh hearings regarding the accusations made by Christine Ford. Nothing could be further from the truth. I...

 

Vote For Sam Edney

Sam Edney, his wife and family, and their ancestors have contributed to life and the economy in our state for generations. The Edneys first arrived in N.C. in 1679! Sam’s great-grandfather purchased land in Henderson County when he returned from th...

 

Lucky To Have Mahoney

“Time for a change.” I’ve heard it through every election since I’ve been employed at the Sheriff’s Office. Let me tell you about the changes I’ve seen at the Sheriff’s Office in my 27 years. I started my career at the Sheriff’s...

 

Edney Understands Medical Needs

When I was volunteering in The Free Clinic, my friends and acquaintances were surprised that the majority of my patients did not have Medicaid. This was indicative of a common concept that poor people had Medicaid. There are many poor and working...

 

Vote For Guice

David Guice has the background, experience and temperament to serve as county commissioner. As a long time county resident, he understands the local issues. His children attended county schools. Having served as commissioner from 2000 to 2008, three...

 

David Mahoney For Sheriff

I am writing in support of Sheriff David Mahoney. As a Brevard native, I have lived in this community for 42 years. I have known Sheriff Mahoney for more than 30 of those years. Sheriff Mahoney has been a tremendous asset to this community. Not only...

 

Why I'm Unaffiliated

The two major political parties have moved to the extremes and left me “standing on a cold, windy corner,” along with others who are slightly right/left of center. I don’t see much difference between them. They both seem to be less interested...

 

Art Imitates Life - And Death - In BLT's "Deathtrap'

I love a well-told story, especially with interesting characters and meaningful themes. But, it's got to be straightforward with a solid plot that's easy to follow and not too long to meet my high...

 

Brevard Ballet Searching For Scholarship Support

Ballet changed Angie Wells' life, and she's seen it do the same for the dancers at the school she directs. That's why when Brevard Ballet received a windfall grant last year, she used part of it to...

 

Quilts Of Valor Will Honor Local Veterans - Brevard NC

Quilts of Valor, an organization whose members produce handmade patchwork quilts to honor veterans, will present quilts to five Transylvania veterans and three additional veterans from the region on...

 

Donation Of $71,000 To Benefit PEO Scholarships - Brevard NC

There were two stipulations involved when Robin Phillips received her inheritance from her father. One was that the money should go to a nonprofit organization and the other was that the money should...

 

VFW Auxiliary Annual Bike Rodeo, Halloween Fair Is Oct. 20

VFW Auxiliary 4309 will hold its annual Bicycle Rodeo and Halloween Fair on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the VFW on Nicholson Creek Road for children up to age 10. This year’s event will include a raffle of four bicycles in...

 

Everyday Education: Teachers Impacts On Students Are Significant

Every time I see a baby, I can’t help but imagine the rainbow of possibilities which this new life has to offer. And every time I learn about an adolescent or young adult succumbing to any of the many ills of society, be it as victim or...

 

Creative Classroom Grant Applications Are Available

Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) has announced that the application process for 2019-2020 creative classroom grants is now open the Foundation has set aside $18,000 again for these grants out of the more than $25,000...

 

Public, Students Invited To Sandburg Site's 50th Anniversary

On Wednesday, Oct.17, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site will celebrate its 50th anniversary with poetry, music, house and museum tours, outdoor activities, birthday cake and a formal ceremony commemorating Sandburg’s legacy. The public,...

 

Help Save Our Hemlocks

Until recently, hemlock trees were some of the largest and most common trees in the North Carolina mountains. Often referred to as the “redwood of the East,” these towering, long-lived trees once gave western North Carolina its familiar, forested...

 

'Shred Day' Comes To United Community Bank

United Community Bank has announced that it will host a free “Shred Day” event on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to help protect citizens against identity theft. Individuals are invited to bring confidential files to shred at no charge from 9 a.m. until 11...

 

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