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 By Park Baker    News    February 15, 2016

The Hub Expands At Forest Entrance – Pisgah Forest NC

The Hub at Backcountry Outdoors celebrated Friday with a soft opening of its new location. Owners Sam and Jordan Salman bought the property next to Dolly's at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest...

 

Forests, Parks Need Money

North Carolina State Parks set a new attendance record in 2015. According to Gov. Pat McCrory’s office, attendance increased from 15.6 million people in 2014 to 17.3 million people in 2015. That’s an 11 percent increase in one year. Leading the w...

 

NEW: Schools Operating on a Three-Hour Delay/Bus Info-Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools will operate on a Three-Hour Delay Wednesday. Transylvania County Schools has just released the following information about buses for today: The following roads are not being serviced. If the bus does not run the road in...

 

Political Ads

For the last several weeks, TV stations in South Carolina have been running political ads. And after the South Carolina primaries towards the end of this month, TV stations in North Carolina will be running political ads prior to this state’s prima...

 

What Is Really Crazy?

This letter is in response to “Crazy Season,” published Feb. 4. Is it crazy that Americans are fed up with establishment politics as usual? Is it crazy that Republicans look to the one contender who is not bought, yet represents the billionaire...

 

Canceled/Rescheduled Events-Brevard NC

•The Transylvania County Board of Education meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled. The meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Morris Education Center. •The Red Cross has canceled the K. of C....

 

Misconstrued

I will follow the rules being used in the Republican debates. That is, when your name is mentioned in a statement you are given the opportunity to respond. Therefore, I will respond to Mr. Mockridge’s statement which totally misconstrued my letter....

 

Schools First

Keep sending the commissioners emails. Commissioner Larry Chapman said that $25,000 won’t break the bank, but he’s received emails and comments from teachers having to buy supplies for students. Commissioner Kelvin Phillips said he’d also heard...

 

Elites Dislike Socialism

Socialism has been made a buzzword by the billionaire class, who are terrified of the prospect of having to share the wealth with the unwashed 99 percent. Socialism means a commitment to a more egalitarian society, not the record-breaking inequality...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    February 15, 2016

O'Shields' Trial Gets Delayed To Tuesday – Brevard NC

The trial of the Transylvania County man accused of killing 27-year-old Toby Mathis in the Rosman Dollar General store in 2010 has been pushed back to Tuesday morning. According to District Attorney...

 

Elections Board Encourages Voting Despite ID Changes-Brevard NC

The Board of Elections is encouraging voters to vote in the March 15 primary regardless of whether they have an acceptable ID. The acceptable photo IDs includes N.C. drivers licenses, N.C. DMV identification cards, U.S. passports, U.S. military IDs,...

 

Jerry Michael "Mike" McCall

Jerry Michael “Mike” McCall, 62, of Penrose, a lifelong resident of Transylvania County, went home to be with the Lord Feb. 10, 2016, after a brief illness. He was a Vietnam 101st Airborne Veteran who loved God, family and country. He was a...

 

Brewery Joins Voter Registration Efforts - Brevard NC

Oskar Blues Brewery has joined the local efforts to get people registered to vote. Tracie Fisher, the county's elections director, said the brewery contacted her office to see if they could have...

 

Fumes Cause College Building Evacuation - Brevard NC

Brevard College's Sims Art Center building was evacuated at 10 a.m. Thursday because of fumes created by the external portable heating unit. Part of the exhaust pipe became misdirected overnight,...

 

Mary Christine Newton

Mary Christine Newton, 83, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Flesher Fairview Healthcare Center. Formerly from Rosman, she was the daughter of the late R.K. and Arie Paxton...

 

Booth Sending A Special Message - Brevard NC

Gary Epperson has a simple mission: he wants the public to show its appreciation for the many men and women who have made sacrifices serving in the military. In particular, the Transylvania County...

 

County Departments Lay Out Achievements, Goals - Brevard NC

(Editor’s Note: Earlier this month, the Transylvania Board of Commissioners began the budget preparation process by hearing from the departments that make up Transylvania County Government. About 75 percent of county services are mandated by the...

 

B. D. Pratt

-sonville, formerly of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Born Feb. 10, 1921, in Huntington, W.Va., he was the son of Clarence G. and Ruby Mansfield Pratt. A graduate of Marshall...

 

Ask Us: Sunrise, Sunset & Twilight

What is the difference between sunrise and sunset, civil twilight, nautical twilight and astronomical twilight? According to Dr. Bob Hayward, astronomer and educator with the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), Sunrise and Sunset are the...

 

Marjorie McKeand Sturges

Marjorie McKeand Sturges, 89, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents. She had many special accomplishments throughout her life, but she is best remembered as a loving wife and mother. She will be...

 

Kathleen "Kat" Cannon Samuelsen

Kathleen "Kat" Cannon Samuelsen, 89, of Brevard, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at her home. Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home chapel at 3 p.m. The family will...

 

Students Learn About The Financial Realities – Brevard NC

Brevard Middle School students recently learned about the "Reality of Money." The local State Employees Credit Union and community volunteers, such as retired teacher Sandy Rogers, led the project,...

 

Gates Says Institutions Can Be Transformed

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Brown, Carrie. “The Stargazer’s Sister.” Caroline Hershel’s life is ripe with boredom until William takes her to England to be his assistant. For the first time in...

 

BC Students To Show Juried Work – Brevard NC

The Brevard College Art Department opens its Spiers Art Gallery once more to showcase students’ original artwork in this spring’s Juried Student Art Exhibition. The show opens with a free reception on Friday, Feb. 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. and runs...

 

Fraker To Present Gouache Workshops For All Abilities e Workshop – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council will present a workshop entitled Beginner/Intermediate Gouache offered by Lisa Fraker. This workshop will be held on Friday, March 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost for the workshop is $50 per student. In...

 

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