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Commissioners Vote 3-2 To Buy Property - Brevard NC

By a 3-2 vote, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to buy the roughly 55 acres of property behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard, with the...

 

County Approves Military Museum's Lease Extension - Brevard NC

During its regular meeting Thursday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved declaring its intent to extend the WNC Military History Museum’s lease of the old county administration build-ing. The museum’s current lease ends June 3...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 3, 2018

Emergency Officials Train For Active Shooter - Brevard NC

An active-shooter simulation was held in the Transylvania County administration building on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, Brevard Police Department, Brevard Fire Department, Emergency Management,...

 

Mike Hawkins Named As Board Chairman Board - Brevard NC

Mike Hawkins was unanimously voted this morning to be the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ chairman. The vote occurred after Will Cathey and David Guice were sworn onto the board during a ceremony at the county’s Administration Buildin...

 

More Space For Manufacturing

After months of talking with local leaders and reviewing economic data, consultant Jeannette Goldsmith in February of 2013 released an “Economic Development Readiness Assessment for Transylvania County.” She wrote that one of the physical...

 

Probe Resulting In Guilty Pleas

Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s 18 month long investigation has resulted in more than 100 criminal counts against 33 people and three companies, one conviction and several guilty pleas. These charges involve the most serious forms of criminal...

 

Do Not Speculate With Tax Money

We who live in Brevard have a lot to be thankful for. We have endless access to beautiful open space through national forest land and state parks. That said, I am troubled by actions being taken or considered by two separate governance bodies. I...

 

Off Base

It’s always somewhat disturbing to me when someone refers to somebody as “evil.” In Mr. Roger’s recent letter he refers to “Trump’s evils.” To me, calling someone evil implies intent in actions. Mr. Rogers voiced very strong criticisms...

 

Ridiculous Assertions

Mr. Van Antwerp’s recent opinion letter asks us to believe that Trump never spews hatred and vilification of minorities, to just ignore and forget the numerous, well recorded quotes/tweets where he called Mexicans “rapists,” Muslims...

 

BLT's Finale, 'The Lion In Winter,' Snarls Into Your Heart - Brevard NC

I think it is fair to surmise that if a theatre group is going to mount a production of "The Lion In Winter," they must know that, for better or worse, they must compete with the specter of that...

 

Tom Chalmers Returns To Star In 'The Santaland Diaries' - Asheville NC

Local performer Tom Chalmers returns once again to star as Crumpet in "The Santaland Diaries," Asheville's celebrated non-traditional holiday tradition. Written by modern-day humorist David Sedaris,...

 

Picturing The Past: B&B Feed & Seed Business Boosted County's Economy

Most people who have lived in Transylvania County for more than 20 years are familiar with B&B Feed & Seed, formerly located on Gaston Street. However, did you know that for approximately 40...

 

Christmas Organ Recital Series Kicks Off Dec. 7 - Brevard NC

The Beulah McMinn Zachary Organ Foundation of Brevard First United Methodist Church (FUMC) will present the first program in its Christmas Organ Recital Series on Friday, Dec. 7, at 12:30 p.m....

 

The Dream Continues – Blue Devils Advance To Semifinals - Brevard NC

There are big wins, there are huge wins and there is what Brevard did Friday night. Trailing 13-12, with under 5:30 to play, the Blue Devils orchestrated an 88-yard, game-winning drive capped off by...

 

Everyday Education: Strengthening Our Skills And Ourselves

As I was leaving the Brevard College’s cafeteria with a friend the other day, he looked around at the young faces, turned to me and said, “You know, I am turning 60 in a few days, and that does not scare me at all; but, if I were turning 18 years...

 

Parent Event To Focus On Cyberbullying, Social Media

Parents, do you know what your children are doing online today? This week, parents are warmly invited to a unique opportunity with “Parents Know More” to gain knowledge about social media and cyberbullying that could have immediate impact in the...

 

From Blue Devils To Dark Horses – Brevard's Magical Playoff Run

"Wow." It's the one word that probably left the lips of every Blue Devil fan once they picked their jaw up off the ground following Friday night's win. The final 14 minutes of Brevard's victory over...

 

Tornados Beat Eagles, Fall To Pacers In USA South Opener - Brevard NC

The Brevard College Tornados men's basketball team held off the visiting Toccoa Falls Eagles, pulling out a 73-68 victory late Wednesday evening at Boshamer Gymnasium. The Tornados were led by a very...

 

BC Women Cruise To Wins Over Toccoa Falls, Wesleyan - Brevard NC

The Brevard College women’s basketball team (3-1) won in dominant fashion over visiting Toccoa Falls (1-8) 72-45 on Wednesday evening at the Boshamer Gymnasium. The Tornados were led offensively by Destiny Williams who scored 20 points on 10-of-17...

 

Obituary: Rosalee Galloway

Rosalee Galloway, 80, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. She was born June 25, 1938, in Transylvania County, to the late Wayman and Mattie Compton Galloway. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Floyd Mitchell Galloway, James...

 

Obituary: Leon Fisher Wall

Leon Fisher Wall, 81, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. A native of High Point, N.C., he was the son of the late Cicero and Mary Ellen White Wall. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Luzene...

 

Obituary: Todd Russell Whitmire

Todd Russell Whitmire, 58, of Brevard, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Maysville, Ky. He was a member of Olivet Methodist Church in Maysville. He is survived by his children, Shane Whitmire, Jenny Whitmire, Brandon...

 

Obituary: Donald Douglas Wolven

Donald Douglas Wolven, 87, of Connestee, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. A native of New Salem, N.Y., he was the son of the late Marie Berardi Matthews. A retired CPA, comptroller and efficiency expert, he was a graduate of Rider University in...

 

Elvis Legs And Other Lessons From Looking Glass - Brevard NC

There's this relationship I want to talk to you about. You know the kind. On one hand, you get a little giddy with excitement, and on the other it's that sweaty-palmed, "I think I'm going to throw...

 

Mountain Skies: Dark Skies For The Geminid Meteor Shower

The Planets While it was nice back in the summer to locate the planets all in a line in the evening sky, they may seem to move around randomly. Of course, there is nothing random about their movements; ancient astronomers and math-ematicians have...

 

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