Author: Kimberly Jo Coram

Pipelines are built because of our demand

I often look at pictures of people protesting oil platforms in the ocean from inside their plastic kayaks and want to invite them to my home town I left because of the impact of fracking on our environment and specifically water supply. I want to share with them first hand how the train cars of dangerous chemicals pass through the town on a regular basis to the plastics plants. I am not judging. I own plastic kayaks. I won’t ever buy another new one. I won’t need to because they will last a very long time. Plus I do...

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Rev. Dr. Barber

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II was born in Indianapolis in 1963, two days after the March on Washington for jobs and freedom. His parents, young but seasoned activists, made a conscious decision to relocate to Eastern North Carolina having been recruited to help integrate the state’s public schools. Dr. Barber transitioned from a northern city to a segregated kindergarten in the rural South, his father served as the first African-American in the department of general science and physics at Washington County’s white high school, while his mother became its first black office manager. President of the North Carolina...

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Transylvania Co. Indivisible

SAMPLE QUESTIONS FOR YOUR CONGRESSMAN THIS JULY 4 RECESS FOR REPUBLICANS • The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 15 million people will lose their Medicaid coverage under the American Health Care Act (AHCA). That includes 638,900 people in our state. Kids with disabilities and the elderly rely on Medicaid—it’s not just low-income people but the working poor who are struggling to live the American Dream. It’s true that Medicaid funding increases in raw dollar terms, but by so little that millions will lose their coverage. All of this so you can give $700 billion in tax breaks to the...

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    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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  • H.R.5447
    Music Modernization Act (04/25/2018 legislative day)
  • H.R.3144
    To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes. (04/25/2018 legislative day)
  • H.R.4009
    Smithsonian National Zoological Park Central Parking Facility Authorization Act (04/25/2018 legislative day)
  • H.Res.839
    Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4) to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3144) to provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes; […]
  • H.R.256
    Protect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights Act (04/25/2018 legislative day)

RSS US Senate Activity Excerpt

  • PN1761
    Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Secretary of State, vice Rex W. Tillerson. (04/25/2018 legislative day)
  • S.Res.429
    A resolution commemorating the 59th anniversary of Tibet's 1959 uprising as "Tibetan Rights Day", and expressing support for the human rights and religious freedom of the Tibetan people and the Tibetan Buddhist faith community. (04/25/2018 legislative day)
  • S.Res.401
    A resolution designating May 5, 2018 as the "National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls". (04/25/2018 legislative day)

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