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Blue Devil AD, Baseball Coach Call It Quits

Blue Devil athletics lost a pair of leaders last week as athletic director John Hart and head baseball coach Brooks Owenby resigned to take jobs elsewhere. Owenby, resigned last week to pursue another job opportunity, according to a press release...

 

Robert Frank Debiase Pleads Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter

More than seven years after 26-year-old Christopher Lien died after a fight at a bonfire party in Pisgah Forest, Robert Frank Debiase last week pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Thursday morning in Transylvania County Superior Court, Judge...

 
 By Katie Rogers    Sports    June 12, 2014

BC Women's Soccer Adds Six Signees For 2014 Season

Head women’s soccer coach Shigeyoshi Shinohara and the Brevard College women’s soccer team has announced the signing of Jocelyn Springer, Sydney Alencewicz, Kaylee Smith, Carmen Garza, Christiana Jimenez-Beltran and Kimiko Nakanishi as...

 

Second Annual Pisgah Bike Omnium Slated July 5-6

The second annual Pisgah Bike Omnium will be held July 5-6 in areas around Brevard and Etowah, bringing riders from all over the country to compete in road biking events. A prize purse of $8,500 is...

 

Sports Editor Doesn't Want To Die 'Doing What He Loves'

Transylvania County was in a virtual box canyon of bad weather yesterday evening as I drove to the river. (Some of you may recall reading my fear of weather). Everywhere I looked on three sides were purple mountains of clouds, dark on the bottom...

 

D-Day Medic Recounts Historic Battle

Edwin Kendrick was a combat medic who waded ashore in Normandy three days after D-Day with nothing but a medical kit and red cross armband. His memories are the first installment in The Local's...

 

Brevard Native Serves Aboard Historic Sailing Ship

A 2008 Brevard High School graduate from is part of a hand-picked Navy crew serving on the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, the U.S.S. Constitution. Seaman Corey Essenberg serves aboard...

 

Fracking Law

The Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly quickly passed and Gov. McCrory immediately signed the Energy Modernization Act of 2014 that opens the state to fracking. Proponents of the legislation say the law will make North Carolina and the...

 

Good People, Good Community

I knew I had retired to a remarkable community, but my recent experience has confirmed it. In the process of doing a number of errands, I was finishing up at the library circulation desk. I had no wallet and no library card. Thinking it must be in...

 

Guns

I don’t trust people that carry guns, “packin’ heat,” as they say. The only ones I trust carrying guns are officers of the law. Mr. average-guy packin’ heat worries and scares me. I think that they are a bit paranoid and that really...

 

Obama Did The Right Thing

One American soldier is worth five Islamic terrorists. First, get the man home, and then worry about how he conducted himself. Any other president would have done exactly the same thing. Any other president but Obama would have been praised for it....

 

Restrict DMV Questions

The last time I visited a N.C. DMV office for a drivers license renewal I was surprised to learn that the eye examination and traffic signs test are only part of the renewal process. The people at the driver’s license office were real nice. It’s...

 

A D-Day Fantasy

As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, let’s hope that the heroes and deeds of June 6, 1944, will never be forgotten. But what if the Obama Administration had been in charge in 1944? It might have gone something like this: • Long before...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 12, 2014

Council Majority Changes Mind On Tax Increase - Brevard NC

A majority of Brevard City Council Monday decided not to approve a 1-cent property tax increase, reversing an earlier decision. During the third and final workshop for its 2014/20145 fiscal year budget, council voted 3-2 against the tax increase...

 

Transylvania County Politics

Several days ago my wife and I were invited to our friends’ house, people we admire and respect, to hear a candidate for the county government. Now I’ve been known to beg off such invitations for years, but like I said, these are dear friends...

 

The Attack On Education

There is so much to be saddened about and troubled by in North Carolina these days, but nothing is more grievous to me than the attack on public education. Our public schools are called “government schools” by our Republican legislators, and it...

 

Itzhak Perlman Makes BMC Debut On Opening Night

The Brevard Music Center (BMC) will open its 2014 season Saturday, June 21, at 6 p.m. The festival's opening night performance features the Brevard Music Center debut of internationally acclaimed...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 12, 2014

Bike Experts 'Trek' To Transylvania - Brevard NC

Trek Bicycle Co., one of the biggest bicycle manufacturers in the world, launched its newest line of high-performance mountain bikes Wednesday on some of the most demanding and diverse terrain in Nort...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 12, 2014

Commissioners Continue Their Budget Talks - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Commissioners tackled a number of issues including the county’s compensation study, personnel and the Brevard Fire Department during Monday night’s budget workshop at the library’s Rogow Room. Compensation Study Anne...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 12, 2014

Raleigh Will Impact School Budget - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners rejected a request from Transylvania County Schools to increase their recommended level of funding by approximately $128,000 during a portion of the budget workshop held Monday night. The original total budget...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 12, 2014

Commissioners Fund Silvermont - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Commissioners, by a vote of 4-1, approved funding $150,000 to support ongoing renovation and preservation efforts at the Silvermont Mansion during Monday night’s budget workshop. At the beginning of the meeting, 10 people spoke...

 

National Honor Society

Twenty-three new members were inducted into the Brevard High School chapter of the National Honor Society at a candlelight ceremony on May 13th. NHS was founded in 1921 and has grown to an estimated...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 12, 2014

Rosman Worried About Water Control - Brevard NC

The Rosman Board of Aldermen discussed the importance of water and how to maintain control of the water supply at its monthly meeting Tuesday night. “To say that water supply has become a serious matter is to understate the situation,” Mayor...

 

World Language Honor Society

On May 20, BHS students were inducted into the World Language Honor Society. To be invited, a student must successfully complete 3 levels of a language course, while maintaining a 3.1 average in...

 

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