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Council: Explore Bond For Sidewalks – Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Brevard City Council recently held its annual retreat. The following is the fifth story on some of the decisions made and discussions had during the retreat, which was held at Brevard College. Brevard City Council wants staff to...

 

Transylvania NAACP Chapter Receives Charter-Brevard NC

Transylvania’s NAACP branch has received its official charter from the state and national organizations of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. “I am so proud of the group here in Brevard. It looks just like the...

 

Clark Lovelace Named New Chamber Head-Brevard NC

Clark Lovelace is the new executive director of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (TDA). Lovelace replaces Libby Freeman, who is retired. Lovelace comes...

 

Legal Notices for Feb. 17, 2014

Advertisement for Proposals TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / AUDIO-VISUAL SYSTEMS PACKAGE Sealed proposals endorsed TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/AUDIO-VISUAL SYSTEMS PACKAGE...

 

National Expert On Economic Growth, Protection of Natural Resources To Speak in Brevard

Ed McMahon, a noted author, attorney, and resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute, will deliver a talk entitled "The Dollars and Sense of Protecting Community Character” on Tuesday, March 4 from 7-9 p.m., in the Rogow Room of the Transylvania C...

 

Spreading The Wealth

In sports it’s called “spreading the wealth” and is vital for the success of any team. Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning had a record-setting year for touchdowns because he had not one but four quality receivers as his disposal. The...

 

BES Students Need Help

Much has been written about the “nature deficit disorder” and everyone these days seems to have some complaint about public education, but quietly the fourth grade teachers at Brevard Elementary School have created an amazing and innovative...

 

The Reality Of Community Theatre

Season, single and group ticket sales are an essential source of income. However, they are not nearly sufficient to cover the cost of each production. Other sources include revenue from the sale of advertisements in our playbills, concession sales,...

 

Rush To Oblivion

There are still people out there who believe our government is honest and serving “The People.” These well-meaning but confused persons should never leave home unaccompanied. We at Physicians For Social Responsibility, an organization which has...

 

Satisfied With Current

Thanks to Mr. Denton, he has succinctly pointed out exactly why our tax dollars should not be used for building a Y in Brevard. Now if the hospital and doctors want to use the Y as a source of income, which is being done in Fletcher, so be it. They...

 

Lemel To Address AAUW

Due to the weather last week, AAUW has re-scheduled Transylvania County Commissioner Page Lemel's presentation entitled "The Role of Government in Your Life" to noon Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 17, 2014

Snow: Fun, A Headache - Brevard NC

Transylvania County saw between 8 and 10 inches of snow fall last week. While many Transylvanians had fun, the snow also caused problems, shutting school for several days, and impacting local...

 

The Haven Buys Homeless Shelter For Families - Brevard NC

In December, The Haven of Transylvania County announced it purchased a house and 0.6 acres of property to house local homeless families. The 2,400 square-foot, five-bedroom building lies directly behind The Haven’s South Caldwell Street address in...

 

Mark Tooley Files In Republican Primary For Commissioner - Brevard NC

Mark Tooley filed last week as a candidate for the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. Tooley is seeking one of two commission seats that will be on this year's ballot. "This is an exciting...

 

News of Organizations

AARP Due to the weather, the AARP meeting scheduled for Feb. 12 will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 10:15 a.m. in Room 17, Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. A social period with refreshments will be followed by a brief...

 

Solar Energy Presentation Will Be Held Wednesday - Brevard NC

Solar energy experts will provide details on the emerging options for developing clean energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development for Transylvania County residents, officials and businesses during a presentation at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday,...

 

Dr. Jamie Ramsey Earns OB/GYN Board Certification – Brevard NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital has announced that Jamie Ramsey, M.D., has successfully completed the final phase of board certification and has been awarded the designation of Diplomate of the America...

 

Women's Voices Sponsors Panel Event Feb. 25 – Brevard NC

Women’s Voices will hold a panel event Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Church in downtown Bre-vard. The event was originally scheduled for Jan. 28 and cancelled due to weather conditions. Panel members will talk about the importance...

 

Genell Brown

Genell Brown, 81, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She was born April 5, 1932, in Polk County, N.C. to the late Jay Edward and Martha Jackson McGuinn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded... Full story

 

Robert Hadley Denton

Robert Hadley Denton, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, after 85 years of a life filled with devotion to family, service to his state, a career in the telephone... Full story

 

Robin George Ewen

Robin George Ewen, 85, of Brevard, passed away, Feb. 13, 2014, at his home in the College Walk Retirement Community. A native of Detroit, Mich., he graduated from Michigan State University with a business degree. He married Margaret Ann Sellards,... Full story

 

Charles Kenneth "Kenny" Pierson

Charles Kenneth “Kenny” Pierson went to heaven to be with his Momma and Daddy Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. He passed peacefully in his sleep shortly after he informed the nurse he was going to heaven and she could not stop him. He was 57 years old an... Full story

 

Marvin Leonard Wild

Marvin Leonard Wild, 71, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville. He was born Aug. 19, 1942 to the late Carl Marvin Wild and Vivian Christine... Full story

 

Road Work

Workers with the city of Brevard were busy on Main Street last week keeping local roads cleared of snow. (Times photo by Derek McKissock)...

 

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