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 By Ray Tuers    Features    November 8, 2018

Annette Kilgore Turns Out Goodies For Festival - Brevard NC

She may be 82, but Annette Kilgore still has plenty of energy to produce mouth-watering baked goods in her Magic Chef gas oven. She says God guides her every move. "The love of God is all over that...

 

Brevard Resident Creates 'Best In Show' Costume - Brevard NC

A towering, robotic figure called Bastion, equipped with weaponry and accompanied by a yellow bird perched in its shoulder, could be seen in the crowd at this year's Halloweenfest. The robot, tall...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 8, 2018

Fire Badly Damages Home - Connestee NC

There were no injuries in a residential fire at 235 Piedmont Camp Road off U.S. 276 on Monday night. “Connestee Fire and Rescue got the call for service at 10:46 p.m. from an automatic fire alarm and an incomplete 911 call,” said Chase Owen,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 8, 2018

Voters Approve $68 Million School Bond - Brevard NC

The school bond referendum passed by an overwhelming margin – 9,260 to 6,264 – Tuesday, with all of the county’s precincts but one supporting the bond. The $68 million bond will be used to provide new construction and extensive renovations at...

 

Will Cathey, David Guice Elected To Commission - Brevard NC

Will Cathey and fellow Republican David Guice were elected to the Board of Commissioners Tuesday. Cathey received 7,921 votes, while Guice received 7,797 votes. Mike West, an unaffiliated candidate, received 5,635 votes, and Davis A....

 

School Board Has One Familiar, One New, Face - Brevard NC

Republican Courtney Domokur and Democratic incumbent Marty Griffin were elected to the Transylvania County Board of Education Tuesday. Domokur, who hasn’t held elected office before, came out on top with 7,888 votes, while Griffin received 7,521...

 

David Mahoney Wins Fourth Term As Sheriff - Brevard NC

Republican incumbent David Mahoney won a fourth term Tuesday as Transylvania County’s sheriff. Mahoney received 9,610 votes to the 6,068 votes received by his Democratic challenger, William Hemphill. “I am extremely humbled by the outpouring of...

 

Henson, Edwards Win New Terms In Legislature

Republican incumbents N.C. Rep. Cody Henson and N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards retained their seats Tuesday. In Transylvania County, Henson received 8,357 votes to 7,237 votes for his Democratic challenger, Sam Edney. Districtwide, Henson received 22,322...

 

Mark Meadows Wins Another Term In Congress

Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows won another term representing District 11 in Congress Tuesday. In Transylvania County, Meadows received 8,868 votes to his Democratic challenger Phillip Price’s 6,471 votes and Libertarian’s Clifton B....

 

Voters Approve Four Of Six Constitutional Amendments - Brevard NC

Four of the six Constitutional amendments were approved by North Carolina voters Tuesday. The following is a breakdown of how Transylvania County voters cast their ballots, with the statewide numbers in brackets: •Constitutional amend-ment protecti...

 

Obituary: James Ernest McCall

James Ernest McCall, age 72, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. He was the son of the late Esby and Angeline Galloway McCall. In addition to his parents, he was...

 

Obituary: Tony D. Dotson

Tony D. Dotson, 80, of Brevard, left his earthly home for his heavenly home on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Miriam Dotson; son, Kirk and his wife, Stacie; grandsons, Clay and Cam; his brother, Don, of Asheville;...

 

Obituary: Bobby C. Lawson Sr.

Bobby Cleo Lawson, 71, of Brevard, passed away Nov. 4, 2018, at The Elizabeth House, in Flat Rock, N.C. He was a member of Pisgah Forest Baptist Church. He was born on June 11, 1947 in Gainesville, Ga...

 

Obituary: Carolyne Anne Moses

Carolyne Anne Moses, 42, left this world on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. She was born on April 13, 1976 in Jackson County. She was the daughter of Dwight Moses and her Daddy David and Mama Carrie Gates....

 

It's Time To Tackle Issues

Now that the elections are over, the winners are being congratulated and the losers consoled. But in just a few short days, it will be time for the winners and those already in office to address several important issues facing our county, region and...

 

WNC Military History Museum Is A True Asset

Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. the county commissioners will consider extending the lease of the Courthouse Annex Building to the WNC Military History Museum. The museum opened in this facility in August 2017 and has been growing from the beginning....

 

Things Are Getting Done

As President Obama said, “elections have consequences.” The liberal Democrats are now experiencing the consequences. They rant and rave and call President Trump “a liar, a manipulator, and a conman” and call him “a deeply disturbed and...

 

Appreciates Quick Response

I write to commend the performance of our local animal control office of Transylvania County. I called today to request removal of a potentially rabid raccoon. Officer Searcy was here within the hour. He took care of the problem promptly, safely,...

 

No Photos To Document BHS History

It has been 55 years since the first high school integrated football team in N.C. made the news in 1963. The Brevard High Blue Devils was that history making team. The school and team were honored by a documentary film enjoyed by a large audience at...

 

BRCC Doors Are Open For Spring Registration

The year was 1994, Glenda McCarson, assoc-iate vice president for the Transylvania County Campus, recalled. As she walked through the Blue Ridge Community College doors for the first time to register for classes, McCarson was celebrating her son...

 

Mountain Sun Announces The Natural Play Project

As part of “Get Set Transylvania,” Mountain Sun Community School has partnered with local organizations and is launching the Natural Play Project. MSCS is developing and enhancing its outdoor learning environment in order to provide a space for...

 

Mountain Roots Reaches All Five Elementary Schools

With the leaves starting to change and the temperature's starting to cool, the outdoor education season in Transylvania County is in full swing. Thanks to the generous aid of several grants, Mountain...

 

RHS Inducts 7th Alumni Hall Of Fame Class

Rosman High School recently inducted five new worthy candidates to the Alumni Hall of Fame on Oct. 26. The group repre-sents a wide variety of contributions to RHS and the community. Junior Madison...

 

Carol Gerson To Present Program On 'Ageless Grace'

Carol Gerson will be facilitating an interactive presentation on aging gracefully at AAUW's meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend at AAUW's new meeting location - St....

 

Free Presentation On Coping With Grief During The Holidays

Amanda Alexander, LCSW, hospice social worker with CarePartners Hospice, will be hosting an interactive presentation about coping with grief during the holidays. This will be open to anyone in the community and is free of charge. If you’ve lost a...

 

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