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Bipartisan Opposition

An extraordinary event happened Monday. North Carolina’s five former governors – two Republicans and three Democrats – joined forces to publicly announce their opposition to two proposed constitutional amendments. “The legislature should be...

 

Frederick Eugene "Gene" McCrary

Brevard loses a native son, Frederick Eugene McCrary, better known as Gene, and by his co-workers as "Mop." Born in Brevard July 5, 1938, to Ellison Kay and Lula Heath McCrary, he was raised in a two...

 

Anglers Worry About Otter Impact - Brevard NC

Local anglers are worried about the increasing impact river otters have on the trout population. Thanks to being captured on camera, otters are cleaning out the deeper holes hiding the bigger fish on the Green River headwaters, for one, and then disa...

 

Students Taking On The World - Brevard NC

In September, three handpicked Brevard College students will compete in the Mountain Bike World Championships in Grisons, Switzerland. Carson Beckett, a sophomore from Benton, Ky.; Nathan St. Clair, a freshman from Statesville; and Tyler Clark, a...

 

School Officials Learn How To 'Stop The Bleed' - Brevard NC

As the new school year approaches, safety improve-ments at Transylvania County Schools has been a major focus. On Wednesday, Blue Spear Solutions, a training organization in active shooter preparedness, conducted a workshop on how to treat...

 

Forest Service Warns About Bear Encounters - Brevard NC

Visitors to the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests have experienced an increasing number of encounters with black bears exhibiting bold behavior over food in the past few years, according to the U.S Forest Service. Most encounters are at places...

 

Mystery Author To Present Book At Highland Books

On Tuesday Aug. 21, at 11 a.m., Asheville mystery author J. Marshall Gordon will be presenting his newest book “Malice at the Manor.” What one reviewer called “a fast paced romp” features ex-Naval officer Penny and her precocious C.S.I. wanna...

 

Principal Profiles: Carrie Norris

Carrie Norris Brevard Elementary School 399 Greenville Highway Brevard, NC [email protected] (828) 884-2001 Website: bes.tcsnc.org Twitter/Instagram: @BrevardBees Facebook: Brevard Elementary School...

 

Principal Profile: Scott Strickler

Scott Strickler Rosman Middle School 2770 Old Rosman Highway Rosman, NC [email protected] (828) 862-4286 Website: rms.tcsnc.org Twitter: @ScottAStrickler The transition from a principal of an eleme...

 

Principal Profile: Donna Wilde

Donna Wilde Davidson River School 970 Ecusta Road Brevard, NC 28712 [email protected] (828) 884-9567 Website: drs.tcsnc.org Twitter: @DavidsonRvrSch Instagram: @davidson_river_school My name is Donna...

 

Principal Profile: Dr. Bryan Abernethy

Dr. Bryan Abernethy Brevard High School 609 N. Country Club Road Brevard, NC 28712 [email protected] (828) 884-4103 Website: bhs.tcsnc.org Twitter: @BrevardHS My name is Bryan Abernethy and I am cu...

 

Senior Playmakers Look To Lead Tigers' Turnaround

When you listen to Rosman head coach Matt Stack talk about his football team, you would never know they were coming off their second straight 2-10 season. From day one, Stack has been at the forefront...

 

Teacher Shortage

This month, public school teachers are returning to their classrooms, preparing their classrooms and lessons for the upcoming school year. However, many schools are facing a shortage of qualified teachers. Principals and administrators are...

 

Christine Hinrich Basnett

Christine Hinrich Basnett, 90 years young, passed away peacefully, early Tuesday morning, July 31, 2018. She was born in London, England. Experiencing some of the worst bombings by the German blitz...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 13, 2018 

Officials Ponder HCA Deal - Brevard NC

The potential impacts of the Hospital Corporation of America’s (HCA) possible purchase of Mission Health on rural communities were discussed in a recent Facebook Live forum. This is the second part of the question and answer forum, the first of whi...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 13, 2018 

Children Learn About Summer On The Fly -Brevard NC

While the summer camp season is coming to end, the memories created for most campers will last a lifetime, and for one local camp owner those memories he hopes will instill a sense of wonder, in...

 

Paul "Ray" Luker

Paul "Ray" Luker, 74, of Rosman, went to be with his lord Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday,...

 

Mountain Heritage Day Presents 2018 Lineup

Mountain Heritage Day, the annual celebration of southern Appalachian culture presented by Western Carolina University, has announced scheduled performers and unveiled a new website for the 2018...

 

BC's Francois Featured In ESPN Film

Brevard Tornados’ two-sport sophomore Evan Francois will be featured in ESPN Films’ documentary “Crossroads.” The film chronicles the inspiring journey of an upstart lacrosse program at Charlotte Secondary School, which became North Carolina...

 

White Horse Musicians Bring A Week Of Mostly Jazz

From Wednesday, Aug. 15, to Saturday, Aug. 18, White Horse Black Mountain will be hosting a variety of musicians, many of which specialize in jazz. Shows on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday cost $10 in...

 

Songbirds, Shorebirds And Other Migratory Birds To Benefit From $18 Million In Funding

Each spring, the air fills with the calls of millions of migratory birds making their annual journeys from wintering grounds in the southern hemisphere to breeding grounds in North America. Yet...

 

Legal Notices: Aug. 13, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 18-E-244 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Collector of the Estate of Gordon Brooks Shows of...

 

Clubs And Organizations In Transylvania County

American Legion & Auxiliary, meets first Monday of each month, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St. Now a non-smoking facility. American Association of University Women, AAUW branch meetings are held at the St. Timothy’s... Full story

 

Support Group Meetings In Transylvania County

AA Meetings - every day of week: for information on meeting, places and times. 885-2788 • www.aabrevardnc.org. AA Meeting - Fireside Group, Sundays 11 a.m. at United Community Bank Building, Straus Park, 1225 Asheville Highway. 885-2788. AA... Full story

 

Homeless Advocate Shares Struggles, Redemption - Brevard NC

Brevard resident Eric Edwards knows pain, and he knows defeat. Edwards lost his son, Dylan, to leukemia two years ago, and he turned to substance abuse to cope. He also lost his wife to grief, his home and almost his life – self-medicating with...

 

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