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Local Citizens Support Pipeline Demonstrators-Brevard NC

A group of local concerned citizens Friday morning gathered in front of the county courthouse in support of the protest by Native Americans in North Dakota of a proposed pipeline. Wayne Clark helped...

 

Pinnacle Mountain Fire 84 Percent Contained

After unsafe conditions prevented work from being done on the fire lines the last three days at the Pinnacle Mountain fire in South Carolina, crews returned to the lines this morning (Friday) to continue mop up and reinforcement of the fire lines,...

 

Patti Shankle Caldwell

Patti Shankle Caldwell, 69, a native of Durham, N.C., and a resident of Pisgah Forest since 2003, died Nov. 26, 2016, of complications related to lung cancer. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church until her recent illness....

 

Legal Notices for December 1, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 16 E 392 EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Adele L. Anderson of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this... Full story

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 1, 2016

Harris Welcomes New Lease On Life – Brevard NC

Former Brevard Police Department patrol sergeant Harry Gilbert Harris was working his beat one night in 2010 when he faced a new and difficult culprit he had never encountered: an inability to catch...

 

County Backs Effort To Improve Brevard Park – Brevard NC

The county will seek a $240,000 grant to make significant improvements to the South Broad Park in Brevard. On Monday during their regular meeting, Transylvania commissioners approved applying for the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 1, 2016

Wilson Road Plan Chosen – Brevard NC

The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) has chosen an option for the Wilson Road widening project, which, if funded by the state, would not begin construction until at least 2020. Out of three...

 

Jobless Rate Remains Steady In Transylvania – Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in October was 4.5 percent, the same as the previous month’s, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 

TDA Launches New Grant Program – Brevard NC

Special events such as the White Squirrel Festival and Halloweenfest have made Brevard a must-visit destination during popular times of year, according to the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA). TDA is hoping that a new grant...

 

Parade Information – Brevard NC

•The Brevard/Transylvania County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, in downtown Brevard. Twilight Tour will follow at 4 p.m. Brevard College’s Lessons & Carols concert will then be held at 7:30 p.m. in the...

 

Pole Destroyed

A 67-year-old Candler woman hit the light pole in front of The Sunset Motel on South Broad Street in Brevard with her vehicle Tuesday morning. She was coming from the Rosman Highway turning left onto...

 

Rosman Celebrates The Christmas Season – Rosman NC

It's just 24 days until Christmas and local youth made sure they paid a visit to Santa, who took time out of his busy schedule to visit the Rosman Town Hall on Tuesday. Children got a chance to tell...

 

Rosman Celebrates The Christmas Season – Rosman NC

The annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the town of Rosman, was held Monday evening at the town hall. Leland Miller was among the many young and old who attended. Martha Mathis helped...

 

Keep Eye On Public Purse

At least two announcements by the President-elect Donald Trump and his subordinates should give Americans grave concern over how public money will be handled during his administration. The first involves the preliminary plans for infrastructure...

 

Mending Fences Honors All Veterans

I had to write this letter to express how disturbed I was upon reading County Commissioner Larry Chapman’s Veteran’s Day letter. My son and daughter, both Iraq War veterans, and their father, a Vietnam War vet, all voted for Hillary Clinton....

 

Concerned About Dignity For All

In response to the letter writer (Nov. 21) who was unhappy that UUTC (Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County) had hosted a post-election “Gathering for the Dispossessed and Brokenhearted,” no, the church did not hold a similar meeting whe...

 

Help Less Fortunate Animals

Thanksgiving has come and gone and we now turn our attention and thoughts to the festive holiday season fast approaching. As we should be, this time of year we are reminded to think of those less fortunate or in need of a hand up, and many of us...

 

Media Bias

Ari Fleischer was the White House press secretary from January 2001 to July 2003. Fleischer had an op-ed piece in the Wall St. Journal of Nov. 28, which discussed the culture and fairness of the “mainstream media.” The press wasn’t kind to...

 

Patricia K. Carrington

Patricia K. Carrington, 58, died Nov. 29, 2016, from a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Born Aug. 18, 1958, in Lynn, Mass. to Robert and Barbara Kinghorn, Pat lived her life with a passion...

 

John Luther Collins

John Luther Collins, 84, went home to be with our Heavenly Father Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was born May 13, 1932, in the Eastatoe Township, to Pinkney Monroe Collins and Dealy Gibson Collins. His parents joined in...

 

Suzanne Reuter Lorenz Gusterson

Suzanne Reuter Lorenz Gusterson, 81, of Balsam Grove, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in her home while in the care of hospice and her longtime caregivers. She was the daughter of the late Paul P. Reuter Lorenz and Mildred Lucille Vess Reuter...

 

Steven Edwin Hooper

Steven Edwin Hooper, 68, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at the Rhea Medical Center in Dayton, Tenn. He was born Nov. 19, 1948 in Brevard to the late Walter and Louise Hooper. His early life was spent on the family farm in the Calvert community....

 

Harold Owen

Harold Owen, 81, of Rosman, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. He was the son of the late Fred and Otha Estelle Chapman Owen. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Howard Owen; sister,...

 

Norton G. "Bud" Pritchett Jr.

Norton G. "Bud" Pritchett Jr., of Brevard, died Nov. 18, 2016, at the age of 88. He was the elder son of Norton G. Pritchett and Mary Elizabeth Watts. Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Ca...

 

Oliver Cleveland Raines

Oliver Cleveland Raines, 82, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late James Kirby Raines and Gertrude Daisy Eubanks Raines. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Sanford...

 

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