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James "Elmer" Conley

James "Elmer" Conley, 57, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016, just one week after his son, Brandon, passed away. He was the son of the late James Elmer Conley Sr. He was preceded in...

 

Mildred Shelton Stamey

Mildred Shelton Stamey, 80, of Cedar Mountain, went home to be with the Lord Friday, July 1, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Bessie Haney Shelton and was the wife of the late Lester J. Stamey. She was...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    July 4, 2016

Nicholson To Find Out Her Fate In August - Brevard NC

Sentencing has been continued until later this summer for the woman who admitted to shooting her ex-fiance in the back. Jonalyn Lacy Nicholson was back in Transylvania County Superior Court Thursday...

 

Annette Wester Thompson

Annette Wester Thompson, 65, of Brevard, passed from this life Wednesday morning, June 29, 2016, after a long heroic fight with leukemia. She is survived by her husband, Jeff, many siblings in Brevard, Asheville, Florida and New York State, as well...

 

County Approves Budget Changes - Brevard NC

During its regular meeting last week, Transylvania County commissioners approved a series of budget amendments for the 2015/16 fiscal year, which ended June 30. During the second half of the year, amendments were made that increased the budget by...

 

Bob Stoner

Bob Stoner, 84, of Brevard, is, no doubt, enjoying the face-to-face meeting with his Savior as you read this! God mercifully took him home Saturday, July 2, 2016, around 5:40 p.m. He had been in good...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    July 4, 2016

Gas Station To Get Big Expansion - Brevard NC

The Marathon gas station and Triangle Stop convenience store on Rosman Highway in Brevard is set for a major expansion in 2017. Teresa Hill, general manager of the store, said the company plans on...

 

Ask Us: Water In Trash Trucks

Why does the city of Brevard allow the trash trucks to fill with water? Is it rainwater or leakage from the trash bags themselves? When the trash trucks drive up hills, as they often do in Brevard, disgusting water leaks all over our city streets, th...

 

Trials And Compromises

On this date 240 years ago, the 13 colonies declared their independence from Great Britain, thus creating the United States of America. The move was courageous and innovative, for the signers not only enumerated why the colonies should be free from...

 

Photo ID License For Gun Ownership

I have a proposal: A required state-based license for all gun owners. License holders must pass the following: A stringent background check with an extended time frame. Pass a course on gun ownership. Have a mental health doctor sign off on your...

 

Beware Of Barbecued Bugs

Whatever happened to the good old days when our worst worries on the 4th of July were traffic jams and wayward fireworks? A well-warranted worry, according to the Department of Agriculture’s Meat & Poultry Hotline, is food poisoning by nasty E....

 

Appreciates County Cleaning Roadside

In driving back to Indian Camp Mountain from Brevard today, I observed a pair of what I assume were county workers cleaning up the abundance of trash that was rather suddenly uncovered by last week’s grass mowing along Highway 64. A fair amount of...

 

SHIIP Services In Jeopardy

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee proposes to eliminate funding for the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs. If you currently are on Medicare or expect to be some day — that’s all of us! — you want to preserve this program. The...

 

Legal Notices for July 4, 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

 

News Of Organizaitons

Handcrafters Guild The Transylvania County Handcrafters Guild is currently in its 29th year. The Guild will host an open house/open jury night for all crafters who may be interested in joining the Guild Tuesday, July 12, at the VFW Hall on Nicholson...

 

Huckebas Share Their Lives For 35 Years

David and Robin Huckeba, of Pisgah Forest, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary July 5, 2016. They were married July 5, 1981, in Worcester, Mass. They have two children, Rebecca Huckeba, of...

 

Happy July 4th

Things were already heating up this morning at the annual July 4th celebration in downtown Brevard. These young visitors from Georgia were ready to have fun. Brenda Monk, with the Daughters of the...

 
 By Norah Davis    Features    July 4, 2016

Garden Enters Fifth Year With New Irrigation System – Brevard NC

Some things are just meant to be. The Rice Street Community Garden, now in its fifth year, installed a drip irrigation system throughout the garden in 2016, just in time to cope with an unusual...

 

Ballet For Boys & Girls – Brevard NC

Students at The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club tried out some new moves during Project Plié master classes with American Ballet Theatre certified teacher and director of Brevard Ballet, Angie...

 

Top Classical Artists Coming To Music Center – Brevard NC

Brevard Music Center’s 80th Anniversary Season continues with an extraordinary roster of world-class artists. “The launch of our 2016 Summer Music Festival has drawn unprecedented audiences and accolades to the Brevard Music Center in response...

 

Stone Reader Makes Philosophy Easier

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Butterworth, W.E. “The Hunting Trip.” When Phillip is expelled from boarding school he has no idea where his life will lead. In adventurous journeys across the United...

 

Kids Enjoy Tot Hollywood – Brevard NC

Every afternoon last week at Brevard Little Theatre, childish laughter could be heard emanating from 16 tots, ages 4-7. This is the third year that Brevard Little Theatre has conducted the Tot...

 

Elk Haven Wellness Center Opens In Brevard – Brevard NC

The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Elk Haven Wellness Center on Thursday, June 16, to celebrate the wellness center's opening at 100 Elks Club Road, former site of the Brevard Elks...

 

Eli & Jojo's Partners With Friends For Life – Brevard NC

Every dog deserves healthy, safe, great-tasting treats made with real, wholesome ingredients, and a local business is making that possible while giving back to a good cause. Eli & Jojo’s Bakery Bites, a new local and online company based in...

 

Smaller Wednesday Morning Market Starts July 6 – Brevard NC

With an abundance of produce available during the summer months, the Transylvania Farmers' Market will be adding a second, smaller market on Wednesday mornings from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., starting on July...

 

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