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BHA Unveils New Laundry And Resource Facilities

Residents and community members joined the Brevard Housing Authority (BHA) Friday, June 29, for the ribbon cutting of its new laundry and resource facilities during a community social event. BHA unvei...

 

Help Unaffiliated Candidate

As some of you know, Transylvania County Board of Education elections are partisan. That means if you are a Democrat or Republican all you have to do is pay your fee and file. But if you are an unaffiliated candidate, you must get 1,008 registered...

 

Christmas Parade: Thank you from the Chamber

The staff, volunteers and Board of Directors of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce would like to sincerely thank the following individuals and organizations for their help and participation in the 46th Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas...

 

Parades, Twilight Tour Set For Weekend

Brevard and Rosman will celebrate, respectively, the traditional local kick-off to the festive season with Christmas parades this weekend. Organizers are saying the Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade & Twilight Tour will be the best yet. The...

 

'Men For Change' Will Walk At Twilight Tour, Christmas Parade - Brevard, NC

‘Tis the season for giving, advocating and lending a helping hand. SAFE, Inc. of Transylvania County will have their “Men for Change” campaign join the Brevard Twilight Tour and Christmas Parade. About 100 men are expected to walk in the...

 

Feeling Better About Voting

Voting is a serious responsibility. This season I started out being complacent, listening to others and taking the easy way out. I did not do my due diligence or thoroughly research all of the candidates. Now that it is time to cast my vote I remind...

 

Rodney Locks To Marshal Parade - Brevard, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will host its 46th Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade at 3 p.m., Dec. 2. This year’s grand marshal is Rodney Locks, who served for 16 years on Brevard’s City Council. He is also a past president...

 

Men For Change To Host Celebration Lunch

SAFE Inc. and the Men For Change Steering Committee will host a lunch for supporters and others interested in the Men For Change initiative on Thursday, June 22, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library in...

 

Sexual Assault Is A Men's Issue

Rodney Locks’ letter in the April 13 edition of this paper was right on. I often hear domestic violence and sexual assault referred to as “women’s issues.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Domestic violence and sexual assault are...

 

Calling Men To Stand Against Violence

This appeal letter is to well-meaning men who care about their communities and who will work with SAFE, Inc. to build healthy manhood, healthy families and thus a healthy community. Since 1985 SAFE, Inc. has taken the lead in Transylvania County to...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 30, 2017

Committee Wants Tannery Park To Move Forward -Brevard NC

The proposed Tannery Park project in Brevard could be soon moving ahead with the incorporation of bathrooms as part of the "phase one" plan. The city's Parks, Trails and Recreation Committee recently...

 

Facing Domestic Violence

Year in and year out, domestic violence is a far greater threat to Americans than terrorism or mass shootings. Outside of the 2005 tapes of presidential nominee Donald Trump, the accusations of sexual assault against Trump and the previous...

 

Men Should Stand Against Sexual Assault

My name is Rodney Locks. I am the immediate past president of SAFE, Inc., the Transylvania County Center for the elimination of domestic violence and sexual assault. Again, sexual assault is drawing national attention. I went to an all-boys school...

 
 By Rodney Locks    Opinion    August 8, 2016

State Republicans Broke Constitutional Oath

Most of us still believe our word is our bond. Every member of the General Assembly and every person elected (city council, mayor, school boards, county commissioners, sheriff, clerk of court, registrar of deeds, etc.), or appointed to hold any...

 

Board President Rodney Locks Honored By SAFE

It's the end of an era for SAFE, Inc. Rodney Locks was honored by the board of SAFE at their June board meeting for serving as the board president for the last eight years. As of July, the beginning...

 

Domestic Violence Task Force Holds First Meeting

The Transylvania Coun-ty Domestic Violence-Sexual Assault Task Force came together for its first meeting on June 9 in the Commissioners Chambers at noon. County Commiss-ioner Page Lemel called for...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 13, 2016

Davidson River School Hosts 2016 Graduation Ceremony - Brevard NC

Graduating seniors at the Davidson River School have worked hard to make it this far. Some have had overcome significant hardships in their lives, but last week they walked tall in front of family,...

 

Make Our Schools Safer

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPT) has released a report that Transylvania County Schools has the highest crime rate in the state. What does that mean? It means that all of our children and the community have been tainted with...

 

Schools First

Keep sending the commissioners emails. Commissioner Larry Chapman said that $25,000 won’t break the bank, but he’s received emails and comments from teachers having to buy supplies for students. Commissioner Kelvin Phillips said he’d also heard...

 

Put Education Before Courthouse

First, let me thank the commissioners for engaging the community in this exercise of considering alternatives for the courthouse. If money were the issue, the commissioners would renovate the courthouse, spend $16 million and develop a plan for...

 

Wet Weather Doesn't Deter Llama Rama Event – Cedar Mountain NC

Despite Saturday's wet conditions, SAFE's Llama Rama Golf Tournament at the Sherwood Forest Golf Club was well attended and participants played with enthusiasm and enjoyed the event. "October 10th...

 

Bring Issues To Council, Commission

Who is going to do “community engagement” now that both the county commissioners and city council have dissolved the Human Relations Council (HRC), an organization that has been in effect since 1972? My answer is the county commissioners and...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 18, 2015

City Passes 2015 Budget With Tax, Fee Hikes – Brevard NC

Brevard City Council approved its 2015/16 fiscal year budget, which includes a property tax increase of 2 cents, following a public hearing at the council’s regular meeting Monday night. The total FY16 budget proposed by interim City Manager Jim...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 6, 2015

A Lot Done During Moore's Tenure As City Manager -Brevard NC

Last Tuesday, Joe Moore resigned as Brevard city manager after five and a half years in the job. Moore has not said publicly, so far, why he resigned. Before being hired in August 2009, Moore was the...

 

Community Gathers For MLK Breakfast

Members of the community Saturday gathered for breakfast at Bethel "A" Baptist Church to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate his efforts for equality and change. (Times pho- tos by...

 

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