Articles from the December 19, 2019 edition

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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 Christmas bragging rights....

 

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 director of the...

 

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 tall steeple, is...

 

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 prayer seeks to...

 

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: “Sir Walter...

 

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 Falls parking lot on D...

 

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 nursing facilities...

 

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 year, at the University...

 

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 children, seven...

 

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 recent memory. Led...

 

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 only two with any...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 19, 2019

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 related to child...

 

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 morning, incumbent...

 

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 Education. “I am...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    December 19, 2019

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 placed in the detention...

 

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 District 11...

 

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 anyone who does not feel...

 

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 alternatives and...

 

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 most of these letter...

 

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 Representatives while...

 

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 construction...

 

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 drive many of us...

 

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. My vote helped...

 

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 kindness, and it makes a...

 

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 to improvements on...

 

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