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Henson, Edwards Win New Terms In Legislature

Republican incumbents N.C. Rep. Cody Henson and N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards retained their seats Tuesday. In Transylvania County, Henson received 8,357 votes to 7,237 votes for his Democratic challenger, Sam Edney. Districtwide, Henson received 22,322...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 5, 2018

UPDATE: Final Unofficial Elections Results: School Bond Approved; Guice and Cathey Elected to Board of Commissioners; Mahoney Re-elected Sheriff; Griffin and Domokur elected to School Board

Editor's Note: The following are the unofficial election results only for Transylvania County. They are not the final results in the state or Congressional races. Those final numbers will appear in Thursday's paper. •The Transylvania County...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 1, 2018

Campaign Funding Looked At - Brevard NC

A look at the campaign donations for the N.C. House District 113 race between Democrat Sam Edney and Republican incumbent Cody Henson shows Edney has almost tripled the number of campaign contributions as Henson. Edney, who is running for the...

 

Tired Of Politics

How many times have we heard people say, “I’m so tired of politics, I never want to hear another word about it!” By now we all are tired of being assaulted by ads everywhere — on our TVs, radios, smart phones, the Internet, along our roads,...

 

Time To Clean House

If, like me, you believe that those individuals we elect in our country should be decent, moral, civil, honest individuals whom we can be proud of, then it is time to replace the insiders now in office supporting Donald Trump, who has misrepresented...

 

Edney Has Integrity

Sam Edney, candidate for Legislative District 113, including our county, is a man Transylvania County needs in office. He cares deeply for the well-being of the people and the environment of these beautiful mountains. His understanding of this area...

 

Edney Has Keen Business Sense

N.C. government is a big business, responsible for maintaining and promoting the well-being of all N.C. residents. Public education, safety and health services, for example, are critical and costly. The major way we pay for these services is through...

 

Guest Column: Why We Need A School Bond

We, the undersigned current and past members of the Transylvania County Board of Education, are appealing to our county commissioners and entire community to not only support the school bond referendum with a vote in favor, but to become actively...

 

To Support Schools Vote Sam Edney

As a former public school teacher, I am very concerned about providing our children with a high quality public education. Our schools are now being underfunded and we need a responsible representative to stand up for public education. We need Sam...

 

Vote For Sam Edney

Sam Edney, his wife and family, and their ancestors have contributed to life and the economy in our state for generations. The Edneys first arrived in N.C. in 1679! Sam’s great-grandfather purchased land in Henderson County when he returned from th...

 

Edney Understands Medical Needs

When I was volunteering in The Free Clinic, my friends and acquaintances were surprised that the majority of my patients did not have Medicaid. This was indicative of a common concept that poor people had Medicaid. There are many poor and working...

 

Edney Will Uphold Fundamental Truths

We hold these truths to be self-evident… It has become the challenge of our current time to reaffirm the fundamental truths we have shared since the beginning of our republic and to work toward a more effective and responsive government at every...

 

Edney Would Fund Rape Test Kits

Hearing those accusations in Washington of “Why did she wait so long?” must be maddening to thousands of North Carolina women who came forward immediately after their sexual assaults. Funding that would pay to test their rape kits has been...

 

Edney Supports Public Education

I am registered as an unaffiliated voter, but I am supporting Sam Edney, a Democrat, for state legislature because we both agree on the need to improve North Carolina public education. Since moving to Brevard nearly 15 years ago, I have watched...

 

Monarchs and Midterms

As my husband and I finish up another season of raising, tagging and releasing Monarch butterflies, it is hard not to feel a sense of sadness at their declining numbers in North America and the part humans have played in their decline. Although sever...

 

Election 2018: N.C. House, Senate - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Candidates for the Board of Education, Transylvania sheriff, Board of Commissioners, and state House and state Senate took part in a candidate forum recently at the library. School board and sheriff candidates appeared in Monday’s...

 

Sam Edney Supports Common Sense Redistricting

Sam Edney is my choice to represent Transylvania County and the rest of District 113 in the North Carolina House of Representatives for his support of the League of Women Voters’ common sense “Fair Maps” approach to redistricting. Twenty-one...

 

Toxic Floods Could Have Been Avoided

The arrival of Hurricane Florence has been much in the news, but while the recovery efforts are underway, for many people the worst is yet to come. The extensive flooding of rivers in southeastern North Carolina has wreaked massive environmental...

 

Living Wage Is Essential - Brevard NC

Income inequality is growing in our community and our nation, with devastating effects. I am writing in support of living wages, which I believe are essential to enable hard-working people to lift themselves out of poverty and into healthy,...

 

Men For Change To Meet Sept. 18

Men for Change of SAFE, Inc., will hold a recruitment discussion from 8-9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the coffee shop of Pisgah Coffee Roasters at 6283 Asheville Highway in Pisgah Forest. Greg Cathcart, coordinator of collaborative services for SAFE...

 

Chamber Plans Candidate Forum – Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the library’s Rogow Room. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with the Board of Education race with candidates Joe Castro, Courtney Domokur, Marty...

 

Sam Edney Has Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast

About 70 volunteers and supporters of Sam Edney for North Carolina House joined Edney Monday at Lola's restaurant in Brevard for a Campaign Kick-off breakfast and organizational meeting. Edney...

 

N.C. House Candidate Announces Listening Tour

In order to hear from his potential constituents, Sam Edney will hold a series of town-hall meetings across N.C. House District 113, which consists of south Henderson County and all of Transylvania and Polk counties. These events are open to the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 11, 2018

School Board Upset At Funding Formula

During their meeting at Brevard High School last Monday evening, some members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed their displeasure regarding the budget process at both the local and state level. Board Chair Tawny McCoy said that...

 

Connestee Falls Hosts 15th VISION Golf Tournament

VISION Transylvania's 15th Annual Golf Tournament at Connestee Falls drew golfers from local companies and golf enthusiasts, alike, to fund operational expenses and a tuition scholarship for the...

 

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