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 By Kevin Fuller    News    June 27, 2016

SBI Investigating Former Tax Administrator -Brevard NC

Former Transylvania County Tax Administrator Annette Raines, who abruptly resigned from her post last week, is being investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) for allegedly embezzling...

 

Fine Way To Treat Residents

Brevard’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) requires adjacent neighborhoods to be tied together by the extension of existing streets. When Broad River Terrace (BRT) was built, Knight Court, a narrow city street at Bedford Place, was scheduled to...

 

Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

Donald Trump has been calling Hillary Clinton a “world class liar.” Interesting, especially since he has won the trifecta from the three major fact checking agencies more than any other candidate in recent history. The fact checking site...

 

Financial Flexibility

A bill to place a constitutional amendment on November’s ballot that would permanently cap the state income tax rate at 5.5 percent is making its way through the North Carolina General Assembly. While capping the state income tax rate may be...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 27, 2016

DuPont 'Donut Hole' Being Cleaned - Brevard NC

An opportunity for the public to hear about the DuPont “donut hole” remediation process took place last week at the county library. The “donut hole” is the 420-acre tract of land in the middle of DuPont State Recreational Forest, which has...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 27, 2016

Schools' AIG Program To Be Expanded - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools plans to broaden the scope of services associated with its AIG (academically or intellectually gifted) program in the next few years. In presenting a new mandatory three-year AIG plan to the Board of Education last Monday...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 27, 2016

Pisgah District's Head Ranger Moving On - Brevard NC

Derek Ibarguen, the Pisgah Ranger District's head ranger, has taken a job as the deputy forest supervisor in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Jackson, Wyo. Ibarguen will remain in Brevard through...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    June 27, 2016

Two Men Facing Armed Robbery Charges - Brevard NC

Two men face charges of armed robbery after deputies say the two brandished a gun and took another man's wallet. Mario A. Gonzales, 18, of 86 Loeb Drive, Brevard, has been charged with robbery with a...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    June 27, 2016

Building To House Cell Phone Repair Business - Brevard NC

The small new building that replaced the old structure next to West Main Barber in downtown Brevard will soon house a cell phone screen repair company. According to Ricky Austin, co-owner of the...

 

Legal Notices for June 27, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 16 E 218 ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Arnold Barrauch Braun of Transylvania County, North... Full story

 

Doris Owen Hogsed

Doris Owen Hogsed, of the Silversteen community, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, surrounded by her loving family. She was a daughter of the late Emmett Owen...

 

Ruth Eleanor Kahler

Ruth Eleanor Kahler, 93, of Catonsville, Md. and Brevard, passed away in her sleep, June 11, 2016. She was born in Poplar Springs, Howard County, Maryland. She graduated from Lisbon High School in...

 

Musical Magic

The Beethoven statue was constructed out of more than 38 individual pieces of foam, wood and steel. It took more than 200 man-hours to complete, including planning, building, painting and...

 
 By John Lanier    Features    June 27, 2016

BMC Prepares For World Premiere Opera – Brevard NC

To an artist, a blank palette is both liberating and challenging. And so it has been with some of the staff and students at Brevard Music Center who will be presenting the world premiere of the opera...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    June 27, 2016

Destination: Wintergreen Falls

This week's outdoor destination is Wintergreen Falls. Wintergeen Falls is located on the Guion Farm side of DuPont State Recreational Forest. About a 30-minute walk down a gravel road, Wintergreen is...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Tuesday June 28 •Etowah Worlds Group Ride. Large group road ride through the river valley. Expert and Beginner groups. Meet at the Ingles in Etowah on New Hendersonville Hwy (U.S. 64) at 5:30 p.m. •The Bike Farm Group Ride. Join the folks at the...

 

Courtroom Battle Led To Klan's Downfall

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Evanovich, Janet and Lee Goldberg. “The Pursuit.” Nicholas Fox has been kidnapped, and the person who took him has no idea that Nick now works for the FBI. Special...

 

Pendergrass's Paintings Show 'The Art Of Healing'' – Brevard NC

Brevard artist Virginia Pendergrass' urban sketches of western North Carolina will be featured July 1 – 30 in the offices of Dr. Lulu Shimek at 12 1/2 Wall Street, Suite M, in Asheville. The show...

 

Library To Host Free Children's Programs – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library is offering a variety of free kids programs and activities to promote fun and learning throughout July and August. The summer reading incentive program “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” is ongoing and there is still...

 

Births

Ayla Ashely Quinn Zach and Heather Quinn, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ayla Ashely Quinn, born May 31, 2016, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She weighed 7 pounds,...

 

Connestee Quilters Quilt For Cats – Connestee Falls NC

Thanks to the Connestee Quilters, the Transylvania County Animal Shelter's cat room has been spruced up with the addition of several dozen handmade quilts. Members of The Connestee Quilt Guild, which...

 

Historic Telescope Comes To Life For Students At PARI – Rosman NC

Decommissioned and lying dormant for 25 years, a historic radio telescope has been brought to life by a multi-year effort at PARI and is now being used by students for STEM learning. PARI (the Pisgah...

 
 By Nona Walker    Education    June 27, 2016

Scholarship Helps Local Family Pursue Dreams – Brevard NC

(Statistics can illustrate the effect that a college education will have on a career and earning potential. But there is a leader in Transylvania County government who is living proof of the impact...

 

Foundation Seeks Applicants For Tinsley Scholarship – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) is seeking applicants for its Jim Bob and Dottie Tinsley Journalism Scholarship to be awarded for the 2016/2017 school year. Applicants must be graduates of the Transylvania County...

 

Transylvanians In College

Clemson University Matthew S. Harris of Pisgah Forest has been named to the dean’s list at Clemson University for the spring 2016 semester. Harris is majoring in management. To be named to the dean’s list, a student achieved a grade point...

 

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