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Articles from the December 17, 2018 edition

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 By John Lanier    News    December 17, 2018

Storm Won't Impact School Days - Brevard NC

Schools in Transylvania County were closed for much of last week due to last weekend’s winter storm, but it appears as if the inclement weather will not have much impact on the schools’ calendars. Transylvania County Schools was prepared for the...

 

Live Nativity Celebrating 50th Anniversary - Brevard NC

For 50 years, the tableau of the nativity scene at Bethlehem has been viewed on the hill of Brevard Wesleyan Church off North Broad Street during the Christmas season. The congregation's homage to...

 

Teen Found Guilty Of Assault - Brevard NC

The then 16-year-old Brevard High student who was initially charged on three misdemeanor charges of simple assault, communicating threats and ethnic intimidation of a fellow student in May 2017 was found guilty Friday of simple assault, while the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 17, 2018

Athlete Running To Help St. Jude's - Brevard NC

Local athlete Jessica Dawn Payne is on a mission to raise $5,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through its St. Jude Heroes program. By registering for events, such as the upcoming Rock n'...

 

Farm Bill: Good And Bad

Somewhat lost amid all of the hoopla last week – the sentencing of President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, the Senate’s decisions regarding funding the Saudi war effort in Yemen, and locally recovery from winter storm Diego...

 

Republicans Threaten Democracy

The Republican leadership has shown time and again that the party constitutes a threat to American democracy. Republicans are consumed with holding on to power at all costs, including voter suppression and legislative maneuvers that are fraudulent...

 

Obituary: Carolyn Lloyd Daniels Owen

Carolyn Lloyd Daniels Owen, 82, of Horse Shoe, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. She was born Jan. 4, 1936, in Pisgah Forest, to the late Lemuel Lloyd Daniels and Olivia Morris Daniels. In addition t...

 

Obituary: Violet R. Panczyn

Violet R. Panczyn, 82, of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Cherry Tree Nursing Center. Born in Perryopolis, Pa., June 16, 1936, she was the daughter of the late David and Edna...

 

Obituary: Brenda Kay Whitmire

Brenda Kay Whitmire, 57, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Alvin and Bessie Hamilton Teets. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Diana and...

 

Obituary: Lea Alexandra Whitmire

Lea Alexandra Whitmire, 30, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Russell Curtis Camp Jr. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend. Survivors include her mother, Rebecca Whitmire, of Wetumpka,...

 

Obituary: Tony Ira Petit

Tony Ira Petit, of Rosman, winged his way home Dec. 12, 2018. He is now seeing the half that’s never been told. He was the son to the late Walter and Nora Petit. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his late sister, Dorothy...

 

State Squabbles For Two Years Only To Finish Where It Began

Here we are, two years later. We’ve taken many, arduous, often tedious steps. Only to return to where we began, having gone nowhere. In late 2016, as Gov. Roy Cooper was preparing to take office, the General Assembly decided it would change the...

 

First United Methodist To Present Final Christmas Organ Recital - Brevard NC

The Beulah McMinn Zachary Organ Foundation of Brevard First United Methodist Church (FUMC) will present organist Tate Addis on Friday, Dec. 21, at 12:30 p.m. This is the third and final of a series of...

 

State Rural Infrastructure Authority Approved $7.2 Million In Grants

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 19 grant requests totaling $7,275,100, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 407 jobs, 167 of which were...

 

Everyday Education: Non-Core Classes Enhance Multiple Skills

The Christmas concert. The presentation of the colors at the football games. The marching band at halftime. The art shows. The yearbook. The musical. All these products are created by students at Brevard High School, and I could keep on listing thing...

 

BC Students Change The World Through Research - Brevard NC

Brevard College's mission, rooted in experiential learning, is on full display at Jones Library in the center of the Brevard College campus. Students studying various academic disciplines, primarily in math and sciences, have spent their academic...

 

Chamber Announces Third Holiday Giveaway Winner - Brevard NC

Local resident Maureen Siber won the third weekly drawing for the Brevard/ Transylvania Chamber of Commerce 2018 Holiday Giveaway. Siber entered the drawing at Hoyle Office Solutions located at 285...

 

Moog Expands Its Murphy Plant

Moog Inc., a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems, will expand its plant in Murphy and create 20 jobs, Go. Roy Cooper announced. The company plans to invest $1.8 million in Cherokee County....

 

Panthers Pull Away In Overtime, Defeat Tornados 80-73 - Brevard NC

The Brevard College Tornados men’s basketball team (4-5, 1-2 USAS) suffered a tightly-contested overtime setback by a final score of 80-73 to the LaGrange Panthers (5-3, 2-1 USAS) on Sunday afternoon in LaGrange, Ga. Four straight free throws by...

 

Second Half Surge Leads Lions To 69-55 Win Over Tornados - Brevard NC

The Brevard College women’s basketball team (6-4, 2-3 USA South) fell 69-55 to Piedmont College (8-3, 3-0 USAS) 69-55 in a key early-season USA South Conference tilt on Saturday afternoon at the Boshamer Gymnasium. Deja Riddick led the Tornados...

 

Public Comment Period Concerning Clean Water Act Open

In its latest legal bout, the Trump administration is attempting to roll back regulations and change the language of the Clean Water Act by redefining "waters of the United States," which could have...

 

Picturing the Past: The Day Houston Furniture Nearly Went Up In Smoke

Over the last two weeks Picturing the Past has featured businesses that were located at 55 E. Main during a portion of their existence: B&B Feed & Seed from 1928-1940 and Grover's Office Supply...

 

N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards Appointed To State Travel And Tourism Board

N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards has been appointed to the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Board. “Travel and Tourism is vital to all of North Carolina, especially the three counties in District 48,” Edwards said. “I am excited to have a more...

 

Appalachian Santa Appearing At SAFE Interiors Until Dec. 23

Today, Blake Ellege, also known as “Appalachian Santa,” will be posing as Santa for local children at SAFE Interiors, located at 283 N Broad St. in College Plaza. Until Dec. 23, children will be able to pay $5 to visit with Santa from 1 p.m. to...

 

Mountain Skies: The Moon And Three Planets Greet The New Year

The Stars When asked to name a favorite constellation, many people respond with either “Orion” or “The Big Dipper.” Orion is the hunter in the sky and was well known to the ancient Greeks. It is one of 88 classical constellations. Realize,...

 

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