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Legal Notices for Nov. 7 2013

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT TO NORTH CAROLINA G.S. 44A-43 1 Name and Address of Lienor: ShowTime Mini-Storage 16792 Rosman Highway Lake Toxaway, NC 28747 2 Date of Sale: Saturday, November 16, 2013 3 Time of Sale 10.00 A.M. 4 Place of Sale:... Full story

 

LeLi's Nook & Krannie Opens – Brevard NC

A new thrift store, LeLi’s Nook & Krannie, has opened at 14 E. Jordan Street west between Brevard Insurance and Attitudes Salon. Donations of toys are accepted and distributed to families needing help with Christmas gifts. There are four places to...

 

Joseph W. Keller III

Joseph W. Keller III, of Arden, passed away Nov. 3, 2013. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. March 13, 1941. He worked as an electrical engineer for the United States Department of Defense and NASA before moving to Brevard to own and operate the... Full story

 

Lt. Col. (Ret) William G. Newkirk Sr.

Lt. Col. (Ret) William G. Newkirk Sr., 91, of Pisgah Forest, died Nov. 1, 2013, surrounded by his family at his home in the North Carolina mountains. He was born Feb. 2, 1922. Three children, Carole Thifault, William Newkirk Jr., and David Newkirk;... Full story

 

Henry Odell Purgason

Henry Odell Purgason, also known as “Hank Odell” or “Cotton,” 85, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away Nov. 5, 2013. Born in Rhodhiss, N.C., he was the second son of Clyde and Ollie Purgason. In addition to his parents, two wives, Evelyn... Full story

 

Leo Lester Winchester

Leo Lester Winchester, of Henderson, Ky., went to be in the presence of His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Nov. 5, 2013. He was born May 24, 1935, in Calvert/Brevard area in Transylvania County, to... Full story

 

Fighting For Public Schools

In the battle over state public education, there are basically two sides. On one side are Phil Berger, Neal Hunt and Republican legislators who believe that public education in North Carolina is broken and that the way to fix it is to direct more...

 

Getting Health Care

The forum on health care in North Carolina in the Rogow Room Oct. 24 presented practical information for folks now trying to sign up for health care. Dr. Pam Silberman, president and CEO of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, a dynamic...

 

Where's The Justice?

Has anybody noticed or is it just me? Why is it that when a military general falls below expectations he is immediately fired and when an incompetent government civilian fails to perform he or she testifies (or refuses to) before Congress, is put on...

 

Fraudulent President

If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep it, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” I can’t imagine how that declaration could be much clearer. Those were the unequivocal words of our president, beginning in 2009...

 

Arrest Made In Edna Glaze Case - Brevard NC

After 17-and-a-half years, an arrest has been made in the case of Edna Eloise Glaze. Glaze was reported missing on March 19, 1996. She was last seen near the Brevard Music Center. Michael Owen, 63,...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    November 7, 2013

Testimony Heard On Pickelsimer's Mental Capacity - Brevard NC

The civil case involving the estate of the late Charles Pickelsimer Jr. has included testimony from several witnesses about Pickelsimer’s mental faculties during 2009 and 2010. Gregory Johns served as the accountant for Citizens Telephone Co. and...

 

Hollingsworth, Morrow Win Seats - Brevard NC

Downtown business owner Ann Hollingsworth and incumbent Mac Morrow comfortably won the two open seats Tuesday for the Brevard City Council, according to the unofficial election results. Kim Provost came in third, and Lori Swank finished fourth. In Ro...

 

Survey: Locals Support City Retail

Despite being seemingly heavily reliant on tourism dollars, locals are the "backbone" of the retail economy in Brevard. That's one conclusion of representatives from the firm hired by the city to...

 

Hunger Awareness Focus Of Forum - Brevard NC

Ten years ago, Carolyn Barton drove one of two cars full of Christmas presents to a home in the Silversteen community. Barton, the director of child nutrition for Transylvania County Schools, and other members of the central office had sponsored...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    November 7, 2013

Three Arrested For Alleged Sex Crimes Against 14 Year Old - Brevard NC

A year-and-a-half-long investigation that began when investigators were tipped off to alleged sex crimes through a post on Facebook, a social media site, came to a close last week when three men were...

 

Christmas Parade Set For Dec. 7 In Downtown Brevard - Brevard NC

The 42nd Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 7 and will celebrate “Winter Wonderland.” The parade will follow its usual route, leaving Brevard High School at 2:50 p.m. and arriving in downtown at 3 p.m. The parade will...

 

Law and Order – Transylvania County

Felony Arrests On Oct. 30, a 17-year-old Lake Toxaway man was arrested and charged with one felony count of indecent liberties with a child and one misdemeanor count of assault on a child under 12. Bond was set at $20,000 secured. On Oct. 28, Edward...

 

Coast Guard Prints On Display At Library – Brevard NC

The United States Coast Guard was created in 1790, and its role has been to provide maritime safety, security and stewardship. The USCG Academy was founded in New London, Conn., in 1876. The USCG Acad...

 

BES Student's Art Displayed In Washington, D.C. – Brevard NC

A fifth grader at Brevard Elementary School, Liam Zink, was recognized last week during an awards ceremony by art teacher Pam Granger-Gale. Zink's art was selected by Granger-Gale to be part of a... Full story

 

BMS Students Test Local Water – Brevard NC

For one of the final activities in a unit on Earth’s freshwater resources, students in Mrs. Elliott’s 8th grade science classes at Brevard Middle School tested the water quality of BMS creek. This creek is a tributary of the French Broad River....

 

Brevard FFA Members To Sell Citrus – Brevard NC

The Brevard High School FFA Chapter will sell citrus again this year as a fundraiser to support the group’s activities, travel, competitions, and events. Members will be selling quality citrus products including navel oranges, pink grapefruit,... Full story

 

Christi Whitworth To Outline PARI's SciGirls Math, Tech Programs – Brevard NC

Christi Whitworth, the education director for the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), will be the featured speaker at the AAUW branch meeting at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd...

 

Chapmans To Observe 70th Wedding Anniversary

George and Mary Chapman are celebrating a big month. On Nov. 2, George celebrated his 94th birthday. Two days later, Mary marked her 90th. Mary will celebrate their 70th wedding anniv-ersary on Nov....

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Blantyre Baptist Blantyre Baptist Church will host bluegrass singing Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. with Colt Creek from Greenriver. Pastor Ron Nelson and the congregation invite everyone to attend. Brevard Jewish Community Brevard Jewish Community...

 

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