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Derby Deluge

Sunday's Squirrel Derby was interrupted by a summer storm at approximately 2pm. Organizers hoped to carry on with today's derby once the storm passed in downtown Brevard, however the storms...

 

George Porter, Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners Headlined Friday Night

The 11th Annual White Squirrel Festival kicked off Friday night with performances by Love Canon and George Porter, Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners. Saturday's festivities include: 8:00 am ~White Squirrel...

 

Demolition begins at Rodeway Inn

Debris is hauled off to make way for new construction at the former Rodeway Inn. (Times Photo by Park Baker)...

 

Memorial Day Closings

City and County Offices will be closed Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen at normal time on Tuesday, May 27. In recognition of Memorial Day there will be no garbage or... Full story

 

Where's The Real Fraud?

Last year when the Republican General Assembly passed the voter ID bill, along with several other voting measures, they claimed that voter fraud was occurring in North Carolina. Earlier this spring, when the controversial Crosscheck program...

 

Doris Eileen Shankwiler Brittain

Doris Eileen Shankwiler Brittain, 80, passed away May 20, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She was the daughter of the late Arthur C. and Helen Shankwiler. In addition to her parents, her husband of 33 years, Wilburn Brittain, and...

 

Henry Samuel "Judd" Lance

Henry Samuel “Judd” Lance, 75, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014. He was the son of the late Samuel and Ina Chapman Lance. In addition to his parents, three brothers, Howard, Ernest “Red” and Ralph Lance, preceded him in death....

 

Legal Notices for May 22, 2014

READVERTISEMENT* ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY BREVARD, NC In accordance to North Carolina General Statute 143-129 and 143-131 notice is hereby given that sealed bids addressed to Ashley Hawes, Purchasing Agent, Transylvania County will b... Full story

 

BDRP Provides Funds, Help For Whitewater Cove – Brevard NC

When Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families was offered an opportunity to open a satellite facility near Brevard, it allowed the ministry to serve more children in need. The on-going partnership between Black Mountain Home for...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 22, 2014

City Manager Proposes No Tax Hike In Budget - Brevard NC

Brevard City Manager Joe Moore presented his 2015 fiscal year budget Monday, calling for no property tax or water and sewer fee increases and for less amounts to be spent in the general and utility funds. Pointing to a “stagnant” property tax...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Calvary Baptist Mission Calvary Baptist Mission Church will be honoring graduates this Sunday, May 25. Those to be recognized are church Sunday school students, Do Right Club students, kindergarten, high school, and college graduates. Join the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 22, 2014

Glen Cannon Concerns Voiced - Brevard NC

A petition to keep the Glen Cannon golf course open is being drafted after roughly 140 people attended a meeting Tuesday. The meeting at Brevard College was organized by Glen Cannon residents and members of the golf course, which was closed in...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    May 22, 2014

Box Derby Races Produce Friendly Rivalry - Brevard NC

The annual Squirrel Box Derby is an event that combines do-it-yourself ingenuity, creativity and a willingness to surrender your fate to Sir Isaac Newton's laws of motion. The Squirrel Box Derby is on...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 22, 2014

Academy Sees Test Score Improvement -Brevard NC

Kristen Rodriguez, educational technology specialist for TeamCFA, told the Brevard Academy: Challenge Foundation Academy board of directors Monday night that the school has made tremendous improvement in its MAP test scores this year. “This is an...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 22, 2014

City Manager: Budget Reflects Brevard's Vision-Brevard NC

City Manager Joe Moore said his 2015 fiscal year budget (see related story) reflects Brevard’s vision as a “safe, friendly, family-oriented community with small-town charm, outdoor recreation, arts, and culture that bring investment...

 

W.E.E. School To Honor Grads, Kathy Babb – Brevard NC

The 45th year of First Baptist W.E.E. School will end with a graduation for those who have completed the 4-year-old class Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Twenty-seven very excited c...

 

Water Fun

Four local youngsters play around in Lake Imaging in DuPont State Recreational Forest Tuesday. (Times photo by Robbie Robertson)...

 

Toxaway Falls Garden Club Hosting Plant Sale – Lake Toxaway NC

The Toxaway Falls Garden Club is hosting its Fifth Annual Native Plant Sale at Whistlin' Dixie Garden Center located on U.S. 64 in Sapphire on Thursday and Friday, May 29 and 30, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The...

 
 By Norah Davis    Features    May 22, 2014

Community Garden Has New Addition – Brevard NC

Earlier this year, the Rice Street Community Garden began its third season of growing crops for the needy of Brevard and Transylvania County. But this time, the garden started the year with a new...

 

Lindsey Burgess Places First In 4-H State Contest – Brevard NC

In February, Transylvania County 4-H was represented by two "mixed" teams (composed of juniors (9-13 year olds) and seniors (14-18 year olds) at the West District 4-H Horse Bowl Competition held in...

 

Virginia Norris To Mark 95th Birthday

Family, friends and staff are invited to a cake and punch reception Saturday, May 31, 2014, from 2 until 3 p.m. at The Inn at College Walk, to honor Virginia Norris' 95th birthday. She was born May...

 

Maneys Celebrate 60 Years Together

Russell and Louise Maney, of Brevard, celebrated their 60th anniversary May 15, 2014. They were married May 15, 1954, at the home of Rev. W. L. Buchanan, in Bryson, City, N.C. They moved to...

 

News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s featured speaker for the May 28 breakfast meeting will be Devin Gentry with the Friends of Dupont Forest. Friends of DuPont Forest is a volunteer service organization working to...

 

White Squirrel Festival Schedule of Events - Brevard NC

White Squirrel Festival Schedule of Events May 23-25 FRIDAY – May 23, 2014 4th Friday Gallery Walk – galleries open until 9:00pm Winners of White Squirrel Photo Contest will be on display throughout the event at Raw 44, (44 East Main, the former...

 

Silvermont Keepsake Ornament Available – Brevard NC

A replica of this historic mansion at Silvermont, created by The Charleston Mint, and made in the USA, is being presented by the Silvermont Centennial Committee under the Transylvania Historical Society. This elegant piece, in detailed silver-like...

 

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