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 By John Lanier    News    December 24, 2018

Board To Discuss How To Retain Teachers - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris and school members plan to discuss teacher retention and the impacts of opioids, vaping and other drugs at a work session in February. During last Monday night’s Board of Education meeting,...

 

Election Official Reports No Absentee Ballot Issues - Brevard NC

Transylvania County officials report they have had no problems with absentee ballots unlike the controversy stirring in Bladen County, which is about 100 miles east of Charlotte. According to news reports, McCrae Dowless, a Bladen County elected...

 

Lemel To Chair Health, Human Services Committee - Brevard NC

Commissioner Page Lemel has been appointed chairwoman of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners’ Health and Human Services Steering Committee. In her new role, Lemel will lead the committee as it meets quarterly to evaluate and recommend...

 

Storey Named Elections Director - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Elections has announced the promotion of Jeff Storey to director of elections for the county. Storey has been the interim director since September and was appointed director on Wednesday by State Executive Director...

 

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

Editor’s Note: In Sept. 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of The New York Sun asking, “Is there a Santa Claus?” An editorial writer of the Sun Staff, Francis Pharcellus Church, wrote a response...

 

Fortunate To Have

Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16, we attended the Brevard Philharmonic’s Christmastime in Brevard. What a performance! Artistic director and conductor James Fellen-baum was absolutely outstanding and his conducting was light-hearted and fun. His “Cat...

 

Be Careful On Turnpike

To those who may be driving down Turnpike Road and not really familiar with it, please allow me to offer some insights: Turnpike is very narrow, windy and a bit hilly. It is wise to drive at 25mph or slower and here’s one reason why: On Monday morn...

 

TC Arts Announces New Classes For 2019 - Brevard NC

As we enter 2019, have you been thinking about trying something new? Challenging yourself? Taking an art class or trying pottery? The Transylvania Community Arts Council has just announced their 2019...

 

WCU To Exhibit Faculty's Work

The WCU Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center will present the School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition 2019, on display form Jan. 15-May 3, with a reception on Jan. 17. Outside of the classroom, faculty members in the School of Art &...

 

BRCC Graduates 18 From Basic Law Enforcement Training - Brevard NC

Eighteen Blue Ridge Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) cadets graduated during Dec. 18 exercises at the Thomas Auditorium on the Henderson County Campus. Graduates and the city...

 

Alexa Broadbent Finishes Master's Studies At Miami - Brevard NC

Brevard native and current Hilton Head Island, S.C. resident Alexa Broadbent has been applying the tools of science, education and conservation to become a leader in the conservation community. In mid...

 

WCU Holds Commencements For Fall, Summer Graduates

A pair of graduating students delivered the primary addresses Saturday, Dec. 15, as Western Carolina University held commencement exercises to recognize the academic accomplishments of its fall class...

 

Chamber Visitor Center Volunteers Celebrate The Holidays

Just ahead of the “snowstorm of the century,” Visitor Center volunteers gathered at the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber to celebrate and to be celebrated. “Our volunteers should be celebrated every...

 

First Day Hikes Are Planned For Jan. 1 - Brevard NC

North Carolina’s New Year tradition of family adventure, exercise and reconnection with nature continues in 2019 with First Day Hikes throughout the state parks system on Jan. 1. More than 40 guided hikes are scheduled for New Year’s Day,...

 

Luke Ellenberger Commits To Coastal Carolina Football - Brevard NC

It's not quite South Beach, but Luke Ellenberger is taking his talents to the coast. Last Wednesday, the Brevard senior officially committed to play football for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers....

 

Tornados Claim Cyclocross Championship - Brevard NC

The Brevard College relay team of Hannah Arensman, Tyler Clark and Tyler Orschel brought home a national championship in the Collegiate Varsity Team Relay at this past weekend’s USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championship held in muddy conditions...

 

WNC Wildlife Day Will Be Held At Headwaters Outfitters

The role Transylvania County and the Pisgah National Forest played in the beginning of modern day wildlife conservation, often referred to as the "North American model of wildlife conservation," is a...

 

National Register Adds 17 N.C. Historic Places

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announces that 17 individual properties across the state, including seven shipwrecks, have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The following properties were reviewed by the...

 

Legal Notices: Dec. 24, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 18E358 EXECUTOR’S —- ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Patricia Anna Jones Selby of Transylvania...

 

EPA Says Grants Available To Reduce Diesel Engine Emissions

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding...

 

Gov. Roy Cooper Signs An Executive Order Supporting Women Workers, Healthy Families

Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent signing of Executive Order No. 82 supports recommendations outlined in the 2018 Status of Women in NC: Employment and Earnings Report released by the Department of Admin-istration’s Council for Women and Youth Involvement...

 

MLK Celebration To Feature Tamika Mallory - Asheville NC

Tamika D. Mallory, national co-president of the Women's March, will deliver the keynote address for UNC Asheville's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week. The keynote talk is the highlight of a week focu...

 

Obituary: Joyce McCall Tobin

The family of Joyce McCall Tobin is sad to announce her passing on Dec. 7, 2018, at the age of 74. She was preceded in death by her father, Virgil E. McCall. She is survived by her mother, Ophelia Morgan McCall; brother, Joe McCall; sisters, Joan...

 

Picturing The Past: How Reid's Furniture Co. Started And Grew

This week's Picturing the Past photograph features Reid Furniture Company and was taken in 1959. The buildingwhere Reid's was located at the time looks different today. The best clues in the photo...

 

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