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Articles from the December 20, 2018 edition

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 By John Lanier    News    December 20, 2018

School Board Reaches Consensus On MOU Draft - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education reached a consensus Monday night to present a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding new construction at Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle schools to the Transylvania County Board of...

 

City Of Brevard Receives A 'Clean Audit'

During Monday’s regular Brevard City Council meeting, the city received a “clean audit” report for the close of the fiscal year on June 30. Dan Mullinix, assurance manager for Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A., said there was nothing major to...

 

Local Offices Will Close At Different Times - Brevard NC

The following are some of the local closures for the holiday season: •Transylvania County Schools and Brevard Academy are closed through Jan. 2. Post offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25. •City of Brevard and Transylvania County offices will...

 

SylvanSport Announces New Hires At New Site - Brevard NC

With strong growth forecast in 2019 and beyond, SylvanSport will relocate to their new factory and office off Ecusta Road later this month. The new headquarters, built in partnership with the Transylvania Economic Alliance, brings expanded...

 

DOT Suspending Road Closures - Brevard NC

With a busy Christmas and New Year holiday travel week being predicted, the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) is suspending most road and lane closures on interstates, U. S. and N.C. routes across the state from Friday, Dec. 21, to Wednesday,...

 

Simple Change For Efficiency

There are quirks in state law that make no sense and create government inefficiency. One of those quirks came to light at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday night regarding reimbursement of sales taxes. Because the sales tax...

 

Let Bygones Be Bygones

Something unsual happened in the Transylvania County courthouse last week. After a former white Brevard High School student was found guilty of simple assault on a black student, the mother of the black student told the defendant and his family,...

 

Outstanding Concert

Last Sunday’s “Christmastime in Brevard” concert by the Brevard Philharmonic at the Porter Center was a wonderful way of ushering in the holiday season. What a treasure we have in that superb mix of talented musicians, now led with verve and...

 

United Way Invites Nonprofits To Apply For Funding

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) Allocations Team Chair Joni Pavlik has approved the schedule for the agency's 2019-2020 grant funding cycle. The process begins with the Request for Proposal...

 

Obituary: William E. "Bill" Batson

William E. "Bill" Batson, of Asheville, went home to be with his Lord Dec. 18, 2018, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born in Brevard, Aug. 9, 1938, to the late U.G. and...

 

Obituary: Ruby Irene Crane Brown

Ruby Irene Crane Brown, 76, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. She was born May 8, 1942 in Transylvania County to the late Hayden and Grace McCall Crane. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister,...

 

Obituary: Lewis Franklin Howell

Lewis Franklin Howell, 73, of Brevard, died Dec. 10, 2018, at Blue Health and Rehab in Hendersonville. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec.  22, 2018, at  Cooper’s Cemetery in Brevard.    Professional Services rendered by...

 

Obituary: Billie Sue West Lawing

Billie Sue West Lawing died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, after a brief period of declining health. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend, who will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She was...

 

Final Gallery Walk Of The Year Is Friday - Brevard NC

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Downtown Brevard's art galleries, studios and art spots will host the last Gallery Walk of the season on Friday, Dec. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. "This is your...

 

Super Jam To Benefit SAFE And Bread Of Life - Brevard NC

A Super Jam to benefit SAFE and the Bread of Life will be held at 185 King Street on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 8 p.m. Bring non-perishable and canned food items to benefit the Bread of Life or warm clothes to benefit SAFE. This year’s line-up will cons...

 

Running On E To Perform Reunion Show At DFR Room

Local rock band Running on E is reuniting and returning home for Christmas with a holiday show at the DFR Room in Brevard on Saturday, Dec. 22. The show will also feature Cody Siniard as a special guest. Doors open at 9 p.m. with a $5 cover charge;...

 

Church Activities: Dec. 20, 2018

Brevard First Baptist It’s the week before Christmas, excitement abounds, shoppers are busy, and all are excited. The church is beautifully decorated for services to come. We hope you can be here to participate in honoring the Christ child’s...

 

The Journey Inward: Christmas And The Birthing Creativity Of God

Christmas represents the birthing creativity of God, the Great Spirit. We honor not only the birth of Jesus as a specific event but the pervasive movement of creative energy from the earliest inception of the world until now. Indeed, birthing is...

 

TRAIN To Coordinate Local Nominations - Brevard NC

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Governor's Volunteer Service Award. Transylvania County nominations are being coordinated by United Way of Transylvania County's TRAIN (Transylvania...

 

Galloways To Celebrate 70 Years Of Marriage

Edward and Gladys Galloway, of Rosman, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Dec. 23, 2018. They were married Dec. 23, 1948, in Pickens, S.C. They have two children, three grandchildren and...

 

Wilsons Mark 50 Years

Larry and Nancy Wilson, of Brevard, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 21, 2018. Spending 50 years together is an accomplishment that deserves recognition. Congratulations from the...

 

Red Cross Urgently Needs Blood And Platelet Donations - Brevard NC

Emergencies don’t take a holiday. The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice. In November 2016, a 100-foot...

 

Ziegler Wins Grand Prize In Chamber Holiday Giveaway - Brevard NC

Local resident Nanci Ziegler won the final weekly drawing for the Brevard/ Transylvania Chamber of Commerce 2018 Holiday Giveaway. Ziegler entered the drawing at The Cherry Tree located at 14 E. Main...

 

Brevard Rolls Past Blue Ridge For Second Straight Win

The Brevard Blue Devils made it look easy Monday night, rolling past Blue Ridge 58-21 for their second straight win to start the season. The Blue Devils smothered the visitors all night, holding the...

 

Lady Blue Devils' Offense Soars In Win Over Bobcats - Brevard NC

Tristen Berry's 33-point outing highlighted a big night for the Lady Blue Devils that featured three players scoring in double digits as Brevard defeated Blue Ridge by a final of 79-45. Brevard...

 

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