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What A Vice President And My Son Have In Common

A young boy had to read a line in class: “Sir Walter Raleigh was a gentleman. He laid his cloak upon the muddy road so the lady wouldn’t soil her shoes when she entered the carriage.” When he read the line, the boy stumbled:... — Updated 12/19/2019


Brevard To Hold Final Gallery Walk Of Year

The galleries and arts spots of Brevard invite the public to the final Gallery Walk of the 2019 season on Friday, Dec. 20, from 5-8 p.m. Cindy Rehm serves as interim executive... — Updated 12/19/2019


Changing Political Parties

The recent decision by three of our commissioners to change their registration from Republican to Unaffiliated generated a number of letters from readers who praised their decision and their integrity for doing so. I know that... — Updated 12/19/2019

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Revises Policies – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education passed more than 40 revised policies Monday night, including policies 7240 and 4325, which relate to drug and alcohol abuse, and policy 4240, which relates to child abuse and threats... — Updated 12/19/2019


A Nighttime Walk To Hooker Falls To Celebrate The Winter Solstice

To celebrate the winter solstice – the longest night of the year – a nighttime walk to Hooker Falls will be hosted by Conserving Carolina at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Meet at the Hooker Fal... — Updated 12/18/2019


Gina Collias Challenging Meadows – Transylvania County, NC

North Carolina attorney and businesswoman Gina Collias is one of three candidates who have filed so far for the Democratic Party primary to challenge U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows for the... — Updated 12/18/2019


Gingerbread House Competition Held

Platt Architecture PA, Witherspoon Platt + Associates and Platt Management Group held an inter-office gingerbread house competition last week, with six teams competing for... — Updated 12/18/2019


Tigers Have New Coach For 2020 – Rosman, NC

The Rosman High School football team will be led in 2020 by former standout player and longtime multi-sport coach for the Tigers, Dusty Robinson. Superintendent Jeff McDaris announced the move following approval by the Board of... — Updated 12/18/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tepper Scores Big Thanks To $110 Million Assist From Taxpayers

With Tuesday’s announcement that Charlotte is set to be the host city for Major League Soccer’s 30th franchise, David Tepper pulled off what nobody else before him was able to accomplish. He got a new team, he got an agreement... — Updated 12/18/2019


Thankful For The Gift Of TRH's Stellar Volunteers

As we enter the season of giving, I want to acknowledge a very special group of community members who make a difference at Transylvania Regional Hospital: our dedicated volunteers. They give freely of their time, energy and... — Updated 12/18/2019


The Three Commissioners Should Have Resigned

As I read the letters of praise for the three commissioners who bailed on the Republican Party recently, I have quite a different response. I am very disappointed in Lemel, Hawkins and Guice as they chose not to recognize my vote.... — Updated 12/18/2019


Two Points To Consider

I fully understand and concur with the editorial of Thursday, Dec. 12, regarding the Dollar General store on Greenville Highway. However, two relevant points were left out of consideration. One was the inconsistency of floodplain... — Updated 12/18/2019


Not Again

Parking meters in Brevard, again? We went through that phase of parking meters some years ago, and I sincerely hope the city leaders will not do it again. Although other factors played a role, I am convinced that the meters helped... — Updated 12/18/2019


Keep Current Courthouse

In a recent letter, Faye Yeager wrote in support of retaining the county courthouse in its present prominent location. I vigorously join her in requesting that the Board of County Commissioners put aside the consideration of... — Updated 12/18/2019


Districts Still Problematic

Earlier this year, a three-judge panel ruled the U.S. Congressional districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered. Under those unconstitutional districts, Republicans held 10 of North Carolina’s seats in the U.S. House of... — Updated 12/18/2019


Hospital Visits Limited Because Of Flu Increases – Transylvania County, NC

Due to increased flu activity in North Carolina, Mission Health has implemented visitor limitations for all Mission Health hospitals, including Transylvania Regional. Mission Health is encouraging visitors younger than 12 and anyon... — Updated 12/18/2019

 By Alex Perri    News

Latest Sheriff's Office Arrests Reported

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests and incidents in November and December. Arrests •Kimberly Dawn Duncan, 45, was arrested for felony possession of a schedule I drug on Dec. 12. She was plac... — Updated 12/18/2019


Filing For 2020 Primary Ends On Friday – Transylvania County, NC

Filing for the March 3, 2020, primary continues until noon, Friday, for the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, Register of Deeds, state House and Senate and statewide seats, and national races. As of this Wednesday... — Updated 12/18/2019


Blue Devils Look Ahead To Season With Overhauled Roster

For third-year head coach Jonathan Owen, there aren't many familiar faces on this year's Blue Devil basketball team. Brevard returns only three players from last year's squad, and... — Updated 12/18/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lady Blue Devils Enter Season Loaded With Experience

With a bevy of returning players from last year's squad and the infusion of some new underclass talent, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils are poised to have one of their best seasons in... — Updated 12/18/2019


Turners Celebrate 60 Years Of Marriage

Stanley and Jimmie Turner of Etowah, formerly of Brevard, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 19, 2019. They were Dec. 19, 1959, in Brevard. They have three... — Updated 12/18/2019


Goars Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary

Connestee residents, Bunny and Jim Goar, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 20, 2019. They met Nov. 13, 1965 (Homecoming) during his senior year and her junior... — Updated 12/18/2019


Elves of Brevard Rotary Go HO-HO-HO!

The elves of Brevard are getting ready for Christmas. Usually that means making greeting cards for all of the residents in the nursing homes, assisted living residences and skilled... — Updated 12/18/2019


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. At 3 p.m., this coming Saturday, we offer “The Longest Night: A Winter Service of Hope and Healing.” This service of music, scripture and... — Updated 12/18/2019


Dunn's Rock News

Sending Peace From Dunn's Rock The old Carr's Hill Baptist Church building stands atop a slope facing southwest toward the French Broad River. The stately frame structure, with... — Updated 12/18/2019


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