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Articles from the November 23, 2017 edition

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Balsam Range Art Of Music Festival Dec. 1-2

The second annual Balsam Range Art of Music Festival is coming Dec. 1 - 2, to the Stuart Auditorium on the grounds of Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. Each evening, this two-day event includes a concert-featuring top... — Updated 11/22/2017


Whitworth, Siskind To Host Holiday Bazaar

The Brevard Holiday Bazaar, brainchild of Shannon Whitworth and Sarah Siskind, will again transform the Brevard Lumberyard into a holiday wonderland Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.... — Updated 11/22/2017


Celebrate Thanksgiving With Foods From The First Feast

Thanksgiving is celebrated each November in the United States and each October in Canada. People traditionally gather around the dinner table flanked by friends and extended... — Updated 11/22/2017


Brevard's Thanksgiving Gallery Walk Is Nov. 24

Enjoy an evening stroll in downtown Brevard on Friday, Nov. 24 as you start or finish your Holiday shopping. Explore art, music, wine and beer tasting during the Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walk. Thirty-two downtown art... — Updated 11/22/2017


BMC Free Concerts Continue Dec. 4

Brevard Music Center is pleased to announce the next concert in its popular and free Community Concert Series. On Monday, Dec. 4 at 12:30 p.m., three distinguished artists and BMC... — Updated 11/22/2017


Salvation Army Projecting Fundraising Loss, Seeks Public's Help - Brevard NC

Bells will be ringing at Salvation Army Red Kettles throughout the community this holiday season, but the organization fears that the loss of key kettle locations could create a shortfall for 2018. The Salvation Army of... — Updated 11/22/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Thanksgiving Trip To Puerto Rico 'Putting Gratitude In Action' -Brevard NC

"Putting gratitude in action" is how Kiersten Wilbur describes her Thanksgiving plans to go to Puerto Rico. She left with boyfriend John Pate Tuesday night for the island to assist... — Updated 11/22/2017


Local Trout Unlimited Chapters Win Big - Brevard, NC

The Pisgah and Land O' Sky chapters of Trout Unlimited joined forces to raise a total of $4,155, given by donors from North Carolina to California, to notch a remarkable win and... — Updated 11/22/2017

 By Park Baker    Features

For Some, Bikepacking Is The Only Way To Travel -Brevard NC

For Brevard resident Logan Watts, the bicycle is absolutely the best way to travel. And many people agree with him - more than one million a month to be exact. That's the number of... — Updated 11/22/2017

 By John Lanier    News

Schools Expand Reach Of AIG Programs - Brevard NC

Heidi Bullock told the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night that the AIG (Academically and Intellectually Gifted) program is providing more options to students. Bullock, who is the AIG specialist/coordinator for... — Updated 11/22/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Train Depot Project Moving Ahead -Brevard NC

Brevard City Council approved plans to raise funds to rebuild the former train depot on property off Railroad Avenue through a "Buy-A-Brick" program. "I'd like to see it get... — Updated 11/22/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Sons,' Volunteers Preparing Thanksgiving -Brevard NC

The Sons of the American Legion have continued their Thanksgiving tradition of cooking turkeys for the Bread of Life Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday. While listening to Lynyrd... — Updated 11/22/2017


Roy S. Moore

Another woman has stepped forward, making a total of five accusers of sexual assault by Roy Moore, a candidate for the Alabama Senate. All five were teenagers when the violations occurred. At the time of the assaults Moore was in... — Updated 11/22/2017


Mission Hospital System Is Great

Contrary to all the BC/BS propaganda, the Mission Hospital System, including its Transylvania regional branch, is a great one. Friday night, Nov. 10, my wife, Sallie, had a fall at home and went to the TRH emergency room by... — Updated 11/22/2017


How Will Downtown Survive?

What did Jimmy Harris have to say about moving the courthouse? Nobody is going to come all the way from Morris Road for lunch or breaks. This move will hurt the downtown economy and we will have no downtown parking lot, further... — Updated 11/22/2017


Elections Board Thanks Precinct Officials

Thank you does not begin to express the gratitude that the Board of Elections members and staff have for the service that our precinct officials give to the voters of Transylvania County. We want to recognize the precinct... — Updated 11/22/2017


Donald Trump: Dishonorer-in-Chief

I agree with Charles Brendle’s sentiment we should pay tribute to our service men and women and not dishonor them. Unfortunately, Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump does not seem to share that sentiment. Trump has publicly... — Updated 11/22/2017


Rosman Should Be Ashamed

The townspeople of Rosman ought to be ashamed for the way their leaders are maintaining their war memorial next to the town hall. The stone is in serious need of pressure washing, the lanyard for the American flag is broken and... — Updated 11/22/2017


Many Reasons To Give Thanks

With the arrival of Thanksgiving, there are many reasons for Transylvanians to be thankful: •Wonderful weather. We have four seasons, none of which is too extreme. Our topography and geography spare us from the devastating... — Updated 11/22/2017


Reverse Courthouse Decision

The decision by the county commissioners on the future of the county courthouse is an egregious example of muddled thinking and impoverished political leadership. It is the result of a poorly thought through economic analysis at... — Updated 11/22/2017


News Of Organizations - Democratic Women - Brevard, NC

Democratic Women Running for the U.S. Congress from the 11th District, Phillip Price will meet with the Transylvania County Democratic Women’s Club on Monday, Nov. 27, to discuss his candidacy. Phillip has lived in the 11th... — Updated 11/22/2017

 By Park Baker    News

State Officials Note Changes In Trout Population - Brevard NC

The trout fishing experience in the Davidson River has been on a steady decline in the last couple of decades, according to representatives from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWCR) and local anglers. Some local anglers... — Updated 11/22/2017


Brevard Little Theatre To Hold Auditions For Award-Winning 'On Golden Pond'

Brevard Little Theatre is holding auditions for “On Golden Pond,” Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2-4 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 11, from 7-9 p.m. at the theatre, which is located at 55 E. Jordan St. in Brevard. “On Golden Pond” was writ... — Updated 11/22/2017


Elliot Engel To Present 'The Journey Of Money' Tuesday

When the holidays roll around, it means that Dr. Elliot Engel will be returning to the Transylvania County Library for a presentation of one of his popular lectures. He will present “The Journey of Money,” on Tuesday, Nov. 28,... — Updated 11/22/2017


Eltora To Play At 185 King Street

Imagine Paul Simon hanging out with John Scofield playing Muddy Waters songs: this is what Tony Eltora's music sounds like. Influenced by blues, rock and jazz music, Eltora began... — Updated 11/22/2017


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