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Legal Notices For June 29, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 15 CVD 63 GENERAL NOTICE OF TAX FORECLOSURE SALE COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA, A Body Politic and Corporate, Plaintiff vs. KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEIRS OF... Full story

 

Transylvania Senior Companion Volunteer Recruitment Underway - Brevard, NC

Are you over 55, have an annual income of less than $24,120, and are willing to volunteer a minimum of 15 hours up to a maximum of 40 hours a week with older adults who want to remain living independently at home? Volunteers are being recruited to...

 

WCCA Welcomes Lorna Festa As The New Director Of The Silvermont Opportunity Center - Brevard, NC

Silvermont Opportunity Center welcomes Lorna Festa as the new director. Festa is a graduate of the University of South Carolina's bachelor of psychology program. She was raised and attended public...

 

Visit 'Urinetown'

I attended the Sunday matinee of BLT’s adventurous production “Urinetown” and can’t recommend it enough. Great singing, dancing, acting and live musicians. Anyone could see what a challenging show this was and I must say, the director did...

 

Patriotic

It is patriotic to want to build bridges rather than walls. It is patriotic to want the American Dream for all immigrants who come at the invitation of our words “Give me your tired and your poor.” It is patriotic to strive to wage peace over...

 

What Was Meadows Doing?

While we weren’t watching, our congressman Mark Meadows was recently in Colorado with a group of governors and legislators being entertained by the infamous Koch brothers. Were they being instructed on how to save our environment, reduce financial...

 

Helping Youth And The Disabled

Every summer hundreds of youth attend one of our many exceptional summer camps. Although some of those campers are local residents and some of the camps provide scholarships or discounts to local campers, most of those campers come from outside the...

 

Human Relations Board Needed

The Brevard City Council’s unanimous vote to endorse and sponsor the creation of a new Community Relations Board is a step in the right direction. While relations among various groups within the community have improved over the past 50 years,...

 

Kindness Beyond Words

Last Monday afternoon (June 19), coming to Brevard from South Carolina, just below Connestee Falls, I rounded a short curve a little too far to the left. I overcorrected, and there being no shoulder, my car plunged down a short embankment into a...

 

Celebrate The Fourth Of July Early At The Farmers' Market - Brevard, NC

This Saturday, July 1, the Transylvania Farmers’ Market kicks off the July 4th holiday with a fun market from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The morning’s free event includes: •Make a card for a service member. Stop by the tent near the eating area to make...

 

The Crusades

The Crusades took place between the 11th and 15th centuries. They were sanctioned by the Popes in control of the Roman Catholic Church during that period. Contrary to their originally stated aims (creating a path for Christians to Jerusalem),...

 

Jury Convicts Man Of Robbery With Dangerous Weapon

Jonathan Antonio Richardson, 28, was sentenced to a prison term of 108 months for one felony count of robbery with a dangerous weapon after a Transylvania County jury found him guilty during a recent Superior Court term. On Oct.15, 2016, Christine...

 

Classical Bluegrass

The Brevard Music Center Orchestra joined Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for part of their performance Tuesday....

 

Brevard Lions Club To Sell Protective Eclipse Glasses

The Brevard Lions Club is selling certified protective eclipse glasses as a vision project fundraiser. The glasses are $2 and will be sold by the club at the upcoming July 4 street festival. Lions...

 
 By Paul Morgan    News    June 29, 2017

Former College Cyclist Lands His Dream Job - Brevard, NC

Once in a very great while, dreams do come true. Former national championship Brevard College cyclist Joshua Cole, an Asheville native, is in Busan, South Korea, and about to realize his...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 29, 2017

Town Of Rosman Approves Its 2017/18 Budget - Rosman, NC

Last week, the Rosman Board of Alderman unanimously approved its 2017/18 fiscal year budget. The $253,271 general fund budget is roughly $7,750 more than the previous fiscal year’s. The town’s property tax rate is $.44 per $100 of valuation,...

 

Hospital Chief Presents Plans - Brevard, NC

The completion date for the Transylvania Regional Hospital's new emergency department (ED) will be in August, with an opening in October, according to President and Chief Nursing Officer, Michele...

 

Whitewater Falls Area to Reopen Friday June 30 at Noon

The Whitewater Falls viewing area and staircase is expected to reopen to the public Friday, June 30 at noon, after being closed since November 2016. During the fall 2016 fire, the staircase and access facility to the observation deck were destroyed....

 

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