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Prisoners Have Families Too

Whenever there is a life-altering incident, whether it is a car accident or a diagnosis of cancer or dementia, the ramifications reach far beyond the individual involved to family and often friends. The same is true for those who have family members...

 

Vote No On School Bond

If the $68 million school bond passes, the tax rate will increase about 11 cents per $100. Current tax rate is slightly over 51 cents per $100, so if the bond passes our taxes will go up a whopping 21.5 percent. Additional monies will be needed for...

 

Edney Has Keen Business Sense

N.C. government is a big business, responsible for maintaining and promoting the well-being of all N.C. residents. Public education, safety and health services, for example, are critical and costly. The major way we pay for these services is through...

 

Support The School Bond

This is an appeal to parents of the students in the public schools to vote yes on the school bond. Students at Brevard High School have to take tests at times with water leaking from the ceiling and air conditioners so old and loud it makes it...

 

ALEC: A Danger To America

ALEC – four letters that spell danger for the future of the United States. ALEC is an acronym for the American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization of corporations, the wealthy, legislators and others with power to wield. Their objective i...

 

Mahoney Means Experience

It is my honor once again to strongly support the re-election of Sheriff David Mahoney. I’d like to explain the critical nature of experience in the selection of a person to an office which, in addition to character, requires skills in the...

 

Invest In Our Future

I consider myself incredibly blessed to have received an education from Transylvania County Schools. My time in the school system prepared me to pursue my career ambitions and equipped me with life skills to face whatever challenges I have...

 

Orchestrated

It was an obvious plan and strategy to derail the confirmation of Kavanaugh. The Democrats on the Judiciary Committee saw that Kavanaugh would probably sail through the hearing and be confirmed. They probably met a week before the hearing and I can i...

 

Men: PTSD Related To Assault Is Real

This letter is addressed to the men of Transylvania County. Realizing that many men in Transylvania County have not had a member of your family abused sexually or at least haven’t been made aware of it, I wanted to tell you that the recent...

 

Rows Of Quilts: A Patchwork Of Joy

The Western North Carolina Quilters Guild Brevard Chapter/Area 5 displayed its members quilts this last weekend at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard, as part of the quilt show "Row...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 22, 2018

Abuse Victims Can Find It Hard To Talk - Brevard NC

Lying beneath the surface of what can be a day-to-day routine for some, are those who are in crisis and rendered voiceless, afraid to speak out against a violence that has confronted them at some point in their lives, a violence that is camouflaged...

 

At First Bite: A Healing Journey - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The following was written by Patti Beggs, the owner of Elements Spa and Shop in Brevard. In 2013, I awoke and while showering I found a tick embedded at the base of my neck. The tick...

 

Forest Plan Pushed Back - Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service has pushed its plan revision process back until early 2019, with no specific date set. The new management plan will guide the Forest Service for the next 15-20 years for both the Pisgah Ranger district and the Nantahala Nation...

 

Paul Simon Rewards Muddy Sneakers - Brevard NC

In a news release, Muddy Sneakers said it is grateful to be the North Carolina recipient of a recent contribution from singer-songwriter Paul Simon. As part of his Homeward Bound farewell tour, Simon...

 

Law & Order: Oct. 22, 2018 - Brevard NC

•Doreen Simons Moore, 67, was arrested on Sept. 29 for one felony count of intimidating a witness, according to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. She was placed in the county jail under a $5,000 bond. •Mason Lincoln Gordon, 22, was...

 

The Salvation Army Looking For Volunteers, Sponsors - Brevard NC

It’s that time of year again. With the holiday season quickly approaching, The Salvation Army is asking for volunteers and sponsors for its Red Kettle Drive. The Bell Ringing starts on Nov. 16 and ends on Dec. 24. Paid positions are available, but...

 

Halloween Candy Donation Sought To Help Maple, Park Avenue - Brevard NC

Several local businesses and individuals have set up locations to collect Halloween candy donations for the families of Maple Street and Park Avenue in Brevard. The city of Brevard closes these streets to all traffic on Halloween night to create a...

 

Obituary: W.O. Aiken

W.O. Aiken, 70, of Rosman, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. He was born Feb. 13, 1948, to the late Oscar and Ressie Chappell Aiken. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two infant sisters. He retired...

 

Obituary: Edith Brown Chapman

Edith Brown Chapman, 88, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at The Oaks of Brevard. She was born Dec. 13, 1929, in Jackson County, N.C., to the late John Robert and Clercie Ashe Brown. She was preceded in death by her daughter,...

 

Obituary: Daphne Davis

Daphne Davis quietly passed away Oct. 16, 2018, at The Oaks, in Brevard, after a lingering illness. She had recently lived at The Inn at College Walk, in Brevard. Born Ethel Daphne Leigh in Perth,...

 

Obituary: Veronica Howell

Veronica Howell, 67, of Brevard, passed away Oct. 16, 2018, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Glade Creek Baptist Church in Pisgah Forest. Pastor David Suber will officiate. ...

 

Obituary: Alvin "Sam" Watson Jr.

Alvin “Sam” Watson Jr., 86, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. He was born March 14, 1932, in Sylva, N.C., to the late Alvin and Fern Watson. He married Elizabeth Kathleen Jarrett Sept. 10, 1966, in Pickens, S.C. He worked...

 

Philharmonic Spotlights BMC Favorite Cohen - Brevard NC

On Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m., the current principal clarinetist at Brevard Music Center, Steve Cohen, will take the stage of the Porter Center at Brevard College. Cohen, who is also the coordinator...

 

Authors Of 'Mountain Blue' To Give Talk, Sign Books - Brevard NC

Brevard authors and photographers Les and Janet Saucier will present a talk titled “It All Starts with Bacon - Two Foodie Photographers’ View of America’s Southern Appalachian Mountains” at Highland Books on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m....

 

BRCC To Present Lino Rivera - Brevard NC

The Blue Ridge Community College Concert Series will present pianist Lino Rivera on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Auditorium. The program, titled “Altered States: Variations Through Time,” will feature works in variation format from th...

 

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