Month: September 2017

Meet Mark Burrows, Director of Transylvania County Planning and Community Development

Transylvania Together Podcast of the Transylvania NAACP

Meet Mark Burrows, Director of Transylvania County Planning and Community Development

Meet Mark Burrows, Director of Transylvania County Planning and Community Development. Mark shares his stories about the history of the area, some of the goals for the county and the wonderful character of our people. With this release of the podcast you will notice a new member to the team, Steven Anderson. Steven’s talents definitely add a great deal to the show and we know you will enjoy Mark’s story presented through Steven’s talents. Thanks to everyone for their help and support.   This podcast Transylvania Together is a production of the Transylvania NAACP. You can  find all episodes of the podcast at the following locations: iTunes: Transylvania NAACP website: Transylvania Together Podbean Podcast website: BeRightThere.Info: RSS Feed: ...

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Mountain maternity wards closing, WNC women’s lives on the line

All of which means that delivering babies is a money loser for small hospitals already struggling to stay afloat. Aside from the substantial inconvenience of significant travel to medical providers, these closures have rural residents concerned that they’ll be put in dangerous situations, including giving birth on the side of the road, at home or with lesser-qualified emergency providers.

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Coverage gap now unavoidable for customers of Mission and Blue Cross

Blue Cross NC has around 70 percent of the state’s private health insurance market, insuring about 3.5 million people in the state. In 16 WNC counties, about 260,000 people have Blue Cross NC health insurance. Without an agreement with Mission, many of the insurer’s customers could find themselves searching for new doctors – or even driving out of state for care. Mission gave Blue Cross NC notice July 5 that it was terminating its contract with the insurer, effective in three months.

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So Many Issues, Hard to Know Where to Put Your Energies – Does Rev. Dr. Barber and Company Have the Answer?

Systemic racism, poverty, militarism, environmental destruction and related injustices are connected.  Stand up to save health care, fight racial gerrymandering, take a knee to call for reform against systemic racism; it makes my head spin.  Sometimes I don’t know what to do but I do know action works, as in the many defeats of healthcare repeal has shown. But these are not small problems and they are not isolated.  What is the big picture solution?  Where should I focus my energies?  I believe Dr. Rev. Barber is a part of a campaign that has the answer, the Poor Peoples...

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  • 19

    6:00 pm-8:30 pm
    Coffee Carts
    1061 Rosman Hwy, Brevard, NC 28712, USA

    Community Compost Raising

    You have heard of a barn raising.
    Join us for a community drop-off
    compost raising!

    When: April 19th at 6 pm

    Where: Coffee Carts
    1061 Rosman Hwy, Brevard, NC

    Hosted by: Moving to Conservers

    All are welcome! Please join us!

    We will be constructing a community
    compost drop-off site at Coffee Carts
    and celebrate with a community potluck!
    Bring a dish to share and your own
    non-disposable place setting. This is
    a zero-waste event.

    For more information email

  • 28

    8:00 am-12:00 pm

    The annual spring plant sale by the Transylvania Master Gardeners, The Transylvania Garden Club, The French Broad Garden Club and the Heritage Museum will be held Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Brevard Ingles parking lot on Asheville Highway. This will be the second year in this location and it allows very easy access and plenty of parking for customers.

    The annual plant sale raises funds to support gardening and landscape projects throughout Transylvania Count including the Master Gardeners projects including those at Silvermont and the Pisgah Ranger Station and scholarships provided by the garden clubs.

    Come early for the best selection from a large variety of high quality, locally raised perennials, annuals, vegetables, trees and shrubs. Local gardeners also will be on hand to offer advice.

    The plant sale takes place rain or shine. Admission is free.

    For more information, contact the Transylvania County Extension office, (828) 884-3109 or

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