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Legal Notices for January 2, 2016

Notice of Public Hearing Proposed Amendment to Official Zoning Map Rezoning from NMX to GI-CD The Brevard City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The hearing will begin at 7:00 PM or as soon thereafter as possible in the... Full story

 

News Of Organizations

Transylvania Republicans The next meeting of the Transylvania County Republican Party Executive Committee is Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the Community Services Building located on...

 

Artist, Writer Spent Summers Near Brevard

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner was a well-known artist and writer, as well as a popular lecturer. She was awarded honorary degrees "for her artistic and literary achievements that have enriched the...

 

Silvermont Opportunity Center Announces First Fitness Class For Men – Brevard NC

What’s your excuse? Do you know a man who could benefit from daily movement that’s vital for active aging of the body and brain? Winter blues got you down? Just not into going to the gym? Don’t have the time? Feel exercise to be boring?...

 

Johnson Nets Career High, Tornados Topple Crusaders In OT – Brevard NC

Backed by a career-high 23-point explosion by freshman guard JaMarquis Johnson and 18 points by junior guard Stevie Williams the Brevard College Tornados (2-10) took the North Greenville University...

 

BC Women Halt Losing Streak With 54-47 Win Over LaGrange – Brevard NC

The Brevard College women’s basketball team picked up a non-conference victory on Friday, as they defeated LaGrange College 53-47. The win snapped a five game losing streak for the Tornados. LaGrange will be in the USA South conference with...

 

Prep Roundup

Tigers Take Third At Christmas Tourny The Rosman Tiger boys’ basketball team played three games in three days, ultimately finishing third at the North Henderson Knights Christmas Tournament. Rosman crushed Polk 73-36 in their opening round game...

 

Polly "Smiley" Hobbs McCall

Polly "Smiley" Hobbs McCall, 64, of Balsam Grove, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at the John F. Keever Jr., Solace Center in Asheville. A native of Flovilla, Ga., she was a daughter of the late...

 

Dr. Frank E. McClelland Jr.

Dr. Frank E. McClelland Jr., 98, of Arden, former resident of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. Born Jan. 29, 1916, he was the son of the late Frank E. McClelland Sr. and Emma Carpenter...

 

Derek Lane Miller

Derek Lane Miller, 17, of Hendersonville, was suddenly taken from us on December 22, 2016, and entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born Feb. 5, 1999, in Hendersonville, the son of Darrell and Angie Hamilton Miller....

 

Ruth King Reid

Ruth King Reid, 87, of Brevard, died peacefully surrounded by her family, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at Sunny Brook Assisted Living in Hendersonville. A native of Yancey County, she resided in...

 

Mary Elizabeth Traywick

Mary Elizabeth Traywick, 96, of Brevard, passed away Dec. 29, 2016. A native of McCormick County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Walter Jones and Sarah Jane Turner Richardson. In addition to...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 2, 2017

Harmony Korner Opens New Pub – Brevard NC

Long known for its breakfast biscuits and tasty lunch offerings, Harmony Korner's owner is now expanding the business, hoping to attract an evening crowd for a burger and a beer. The new pub, which...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 2, 2017

Caldwell Street Work To Kick Into Gear – Brevard NC

The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) begins in earnest this Wednesday the construction project to widen South Caldwell Street in Brevard from two to three lanes. The project was initiated in...

 

Brevard College Hires Bill Khayat As Football Coach – Brevard NC

Passion, pedigree and success are three key elements in the Tornados inking former National Football League tight end and Washington Redskins assistant coach Bill Khayat as the 11th head football...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 2, 2017

Collier To Judge 'Super Bowl' Of Dog Shows – Brevard NC

Sapphire resident Dorothy Collier will be among the judges at the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. Collier will officiate over several breeds from among the nearly...

 

County Employees Recognized With Service Awards – Brevard NC

During its Christmas luncheon for its employees, Transylvania County held its annual service awards: •30 years — Lodema D. Crowell (library); James H. Jones (sheriff’s office); Christy T. Stansel (finance); and Debra W. Walker (tax administrati...

 

County's Jobless Rate Jumps To 4.7 Percent – Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in November was 4.7 percent, up from 4.4 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 

Curb The Cost Of Prescriptions

On behalf of seniors such as myself who are living on limited budgets, I would like to suggest that a major priority for 2018 is to vote out all members of Congress who refuse to do anything about the extremely over inflated charges and profits the...

 

A Preview Of Things To Come

Donald Trump has four years to wreak havoc in America and around the world, but we can already begin to judge the future by the staff and cabinet members he has selected.. Steve Bannon will be chief adviser. Publisher of Breitbart News, the main sewe...

 

Al Platt Is Right

Al Platt’s praise to Transylvania County (“Do You See What I See?”) on a recent editorial page was spot on! Thank you, Al, for reminding us of our good fortune to call these mountains home! Freddie Hart Brevard...

 

Rosenthal Played Major Role

As a proud member-artist of Number 7 Arts, I appreciate the wonderful article about the move the Gallery is undertaking to 2 West Main (site of the old White Squirrel Shop). I would like to make clear, however, that an important person to the...

 

Grateful For College Walk

As I considered my New Year’s resolutions, I decided to count my blessings instead. College Walk Retirement Center, my home since Oct. 31, 2002, is high on the list. I first lived in the Clusters (individual homes), later in the Lodge and now in...

 

Clarification

Editor’s Note: A recent story about the new Number 7 Arts Gallery inadvertently left out the contributions of Michael Rosenthal. Michael Rosenthal, founder of MRA Design, Inc. (Michael Rosenthal Associates, Inc.), said he did all the space...

 

A Picnic Hike At Lake Alford In DuPont State Recreational Forest

This week's outdoor destination hike is Lake Alford in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Lake Alford is located behind Lake Dense, near the Buck Forest parking lot, and is about an hour hike on...

 

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