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City Council Discusses Property Tax Increase, Increases In Utility Bills

With Brevard City Council scheduled to approve its budget June 16, council is looking at a 1-cent property tax increase and increases in utility customers' bills. The proposed tax increase is...

 

Legal Notices for June 2, 2014

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO.: 14 E 119 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: ELEANOR H. SCHWARTZ, DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE UNDERSIGNED, having qualified as... Full story

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 2, 2014

Funding For EDO Proposed In County Budget – Brevard NC

County commissioners continued their work crafting a budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 last week as they heard funding recommendations for economic development and the eight county fire departments. The second budget workshop last Thursday began with...

 

Hoax Of Energy Independence

The summer travel season is upon us. AAA predicts the price of gasoline will be 20 cents a gallon higher than at this time last year. In a true supply and demand economy, higher prices would indicate demand is greater than supply, and the price of...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 2, 2014

Glen Cannon Sold; Plans For The Site Still Unknown - Brevard NC

Last Wednesday, Josh Leder took his option to buy the former Glen Cannon County Club property for $850,000. A company, Le Parc, LLC, is now listed as the owner of the roughly 129 acres and buildings. Leder, a local businessman who also owns the...

 

Save Silvermont

As a grateful resident of this community I have enjoyed Silvermont Park for many activities that have enriched my life as well as the lives of families, children and seniors. What other public parks or meeting facilities does Brevard have with the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 2, 2014

County, City To Study Parks – Brevard NC

Brevard City Council gave its backing last week to partner with the county on the creation of a new recreation master plan. During its budget workshop last week, council approved a motion to take up to $20,000 out of fund balance to pay for the...

 

Taxes And The IRS

In the May 23 edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times, there was an article revealing that Federal employees owe $3.3 billion (that’s “B” for billion) in back taxes to the federal government. Veteran Affairs Department is the winner. Their...

 

Blind Obedience

As the old saying goes, “There are none so blind as those who will not see.” The most deluded people are those who ignore what they already know. It continues to amaze me how the Obama administration followers can continue to follow and drink...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 2, 2014

Fire Chief Pushes For Evening Staffing At City Department - Brevard NC

On Thanksgiving evening, 2012, a call came into E-911 dispatch of smoke coming from a home at Glen Cannon Point. The home, roughly 5 miles from the Brevard Fire Department, is located in an area called Sylvan Valley 2, which the department is contrac...

 

Brevard Has Good Leaders

Recently, I have attended some of the meetings of Brevard’s City Council and Planning Board. While I have lived in both large cities and small towns, I have rarely seen such conscientious effort on the part of public officials, city employees, and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 2, 2014

Rosman Elementary Goes Into Lock Down - Rosman NC

An 8-year old Rosman Elementary School student caused a scare Thursday afternoon after an altercation with another student on the playground, according to the Sheriff's Office. The student went home...

 

Melanie Jones Stepping Down From Club -Brevard NC

Melanie Jones, who as executive director of The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club led the organization through a period of major growth over the past five years, is resigning effective Aug. 15. She is proud of her tenure and happy with her...

 

Antique Car, Motorcycle Gathering Passing Through Town Wednesday -Brevard NC

An antique car, muscle car and motorcycle gathering will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard. Hot Rod Magazine hosts an annual, long distance road rally called “The Power Tour,” with thousands of...

 

Law and Order

Kayla Berry, also known as Kayla Cantrell, was arrested on May 27 for felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, and felony larceny, according to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. She was held on a $4,000 bond. The Brevard Police...

 

Government Inefficiency

You think government is efficient? I sent a letter clearly addressed to “United Community Bank, 206 W. Main St., Brevard, NC 28712.” Nine days later it came back from the Post Office marked “return to sender, no such number.” The address is,...

 

We Should All Be Ashamed

I believe that our wounded veterans should be treated like the national treasures that they are. They should receive the best medical care possible, waiting lists should be unthinkable, and manipulating waiting lists or skimping on care should be a...

 

When There's A Choice!

Yes sir, when there’s a political choice to be made in North Carolina you can always bet on the Republicans to choose the wrong one. On the other hand if you’re a teacher — just don’t bet. You can’t afford it. No matter how many degrees...

 

Shop Local

Brevard had a wonderful White Squirrel Festival this year. Saturday was a perfect day. Everyone seemed to have a great time on the street and the vendors and local merchants were busy. While walking the streets, I was struck with the contradiction...

 

Births In Transylvania

Camden Joshua Nelson April B. Nelson, of Brevard, is proud to announce the birth of her son, Camden Joshua Nelson, born May 27, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces. His grandparents are Larry and Linda...

 

News of Organizations

Dunn’s Rock Community Center Dunn’s Rock Community Center meal will be served Tuesday, June 10, from 5-6:45 p.m., followed by a music jam at 7. The menu includes baked chicken thighs, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, yellow squash, carrot...

 

Touring

Cyclists toured the roadways of Transylvania and Henderson counties during the Fletcher Flyer bike ride on Sunday. The ride included a variety of events available for riders of all skills levels: A...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    June 2, 2014

Blue Devil Pair Dancing To New Adventures – Brevard NC

Allie Williams and Grace Williams both share the same last name, but they are not related. They do however share a close friendship and leadership roles at Brevard High School. Allie is the student...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    June 2, 2014

Good Friends, Tigers Taking Next Step In Life – Rosman NC

Lauren Mahoney and Candace Petit have been friends since the sixth grade and plan on walking together during Rosman High School's graduation exercise this Saturday. Both are also in the running for...

 

New Director Committed To Quality Food And Nutrition – Brevard NC

For James Hargis, the new director of Food and Nutrition Services at Trans-ylvania Regional Hospital, "it's all about the food." Essentially, his philosophy is if you start with basic, "real" food...

 

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