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Articles from the October 25, 2018 edition

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 By Park Baker    News    October 25, 2018

Mail Bomb Suspect Was Former Brevard College Student

Cesar Sayoc, the man suspected of sending mail bombs to prominent Democrats, attended Brevard College in the early 1980s. The 56-year-old Aventura, Fla., resident Cesar Sayoc was arrested this...

 

Mack McKeller Appointed Judge - Brevard NC

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed local attorney Mack McKeller as the District Court judge for District 29B, serving Transylvania, Henderson and Polk counties. McKeller will fill the vacancy created by...

 

Early Child Initiatve Now Called 'Get Set Transylvania' - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) announced Saturday that its collaborative of more than 24 local organizations will combine efforts to help the area's youngest children under...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 25, 2018

Charles Clayton Moore, 68, Sentenced For Child Sex Abuse Charges - Brevard NC

Charles Clayton Moore, a 68-year-old Sapphire resident, was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to eight felony counts of indecent liberties with a child and three...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 25, 2018

Mold Causes Medical Facility's Relocation - Brevard NC

The discovery of mold and moisture in the Brevard Cancer and Infusion Center on Hospital Road has led to Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) officials temporarily relocating the facility to 159 Medical Park Drive, with the infusion services...

 

County Disputes Section 8 Rental Amounts - Brevard NC

County officials will reach out again to U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows to help address what they believe are incorrect Fair Market Rents (FMR) issued for Transylvania County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 25, 2018

German Group Sees U.S. Forest Practices Up Close - Brevard NC

Visiting foresters and scientists from Germany recently took a tour of public lands in Transylvania County, and other parts of the southeast U.S., to learn more about public and private land management. Among them were a count, a baron, a member of...

 

Halloweenfest Returns - Brevard NC

On Saturday, Halloweenfest returns to downtown Brevard and includes some new faces. Sesame Street's The Count and Abby Cadabby will be at the festival as part of a celebration to announce...

 

Learning To Read Begins In Infancy

It has been known for decades that reading is an essential skill for academic and economic success. The illiterate and semi-literate struggle not only in school but also throughout their lives. Many states, including North Carolina, have tried to...

 

You Can't Beat Education

My grandfather loved to prod me with the expression “you can’t beat education.” Now, when I hold my 4-month-old granddaughter and see her bright eyes and happy expression, I cannot help wondering who among past generations she might eventually...

 

Edney Has Integrity

Sam Edney, candidate for Legislative District 113, including our county, is a man Transylvania County needs in office. He cares deeply for the well-being of the people and the environment of these beautiful mountains. His understanding of this area...

 

Guice Will Represent All

I do not make it a habit to write letters to the editor to voice an opinion, and I never engage in political campaigns. But I am making an exception because of the remarkable contributions made to SAFE of Transylvania County by David Guice over the...

 

City Council Listens

I am writing to express my appreciation to the Brevard City Council for postponing the Railroad Depot project until they get more public input. Regardless of what you think about this project, the council responded to concerns by demonstrating that...

 

Mahoney Is Honest And Trustworthy

It has been my pleasure to know David Mahoney and his family since I moved to Brevard over eight years ago. Through the years our families have gotten to know each other very well. I can say without a doubt that David is one of the most honest...

 

U.S. Is On The Wrong Path

Adolph Hitler first proposed “the big lie” as propaganda in 1925 and incorporated it into his rules for political behavior: “never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your...

 

Vote For Guice

Here it is with the election process underway and I believe it is reasonable to say that we all want the best person to be elected into office. As a lifelong resident of Transylvania County, I know that I personally want the very best qualified...

 

Friday Gallery Walk Kicks Off Halloweenfest

The temperatures have dropped, the leaves are falling and artists are calling. The downtown art galleries, studios and artists invite the public to explore all things creative during Brevard's Fourth...

 

Megan Shepherd To Sign Newest Book

Brevard’s favorite New York Times bestselling author, Megan Shepherd, will be sharing her most recent book, “Grim Lovelies,” at Highland Books on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5-6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. “Grim Lovelies” is an epic...

 

Todd Nance And Friends To Perform At Pilot Cove

Ecusta Brewing Company presents Todd Nance and Friends at the Pilot Cove Amphitheater in Pisgah Forest on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6:30-10 p.m. Todd Nance, former drummer of Widespread Panic, is on a limited tour with longtime collaborators, including...

 

Raffle Of Photograph To Benefit Meals On Wheels

Rob Travis’s photograph “Mountain Majesty” is, in a word, spectacular. It captures an ethereal light streaming over the Blue Ridge Mountains behind a foreground of foliage and wildflowers. If you’re lucky, you just might end up admiring it in...

 

Brevard College To Present 'The Phantom Of The Opera'

Brevard College will present a showing of the classic 1925 silent film, "The Phantom of the Opera," starring Lon Chaney. The film is a horror picture in the public domain. Brevard College professor...

 

Farmers' Market Offers Music

With a day of festive fun planned for downtown Brevard, the Transylvania Farmers’ Market looks forward to kicking off Halloweenfest this Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. with live music, facepainting and activities for kids, costumes,...

 

Young Archers Earn Top Awards At District And State 4-H Competitions

Transylvania County's first 4-H archery club was organized in May, 2018 under the leadership of Jessi and Nic Owen upon their completion of the NC 4-H state volunteer leader certification prog-ram...

 

Brevard Hosts Hendersonville In Pivotal Mountain Six Clash

With only two games left on the regular season schedule, the Brevard Blue Devils return home on Friday for the first of their biggest matchups all year. One week after suffering an upset loss on the road to Smoky Mountain, Brevard faces the tough...

 

Brevard Staves Off Shelby, Faces Bearcats In Second Round

It wasn't the start they had in mind, but once the Brevard Lady Blue Devils settled into their first-round playoff match on Tuesday night, they reeled off three straight sets to defeat the Shelby...

 

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