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Encouraging Vote On SB 897

In the past several years, there have been too many partisan votes in the North Carolina General Assembly on controversial items. Legislators of both parties have abandoned their principles on various votes. Last month we pointed out that state...

 

West Loop Is A Bad Idea

It is almost inconceivable that someone in Brevard government would suggest such a stupid idea as this west loop corridor. But, given idiots who somehow get elected to government, it is conceivable. 1. What makes anyone think that Brevard is big...

 

A Brighter Day

We would like to publicly express our appreciation of Brighter Day Coffee Shop, a little jewel in our town that really shines. They not only have healthy and homemade breakfast and lunch fare, but the best tasting coffee around, which is organic and...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County NC

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday the Rev. Dr. Tom Lewis will be bring the message, “For the Beauty of the Earth.” Lewis is a retired director of Spirituality at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. Music for worship will b...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    July 7, 2016

Flood Pleads To Lesser Charge - Brevard NC

A Pisgah Forest man originally charged with six counts of indecent liberties with a child has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Joshua Flood, 35, of 2910 Asheville Highway, pleaded guilty in...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    July 7, 2016

Vehicle Break-ins Reported - Brevard NC

Law enforcement officials are urging people who are hiking in the area to hide their valuables when parked after a string of break-ins in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Four cars parked near Hooker Falls in DuPont were broken into on Friday, July...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 7, 2016

Musical Mural Planned - Brevard NC

Local artists Ashley Lowe and Billy Smith have started work on a mural on the Rice Furniture building on the corner of Probart and Caldwell streets in Brevard. The site was formally that of another...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 7, 2016

Rosman Approves Budget - Brevard NC

Last week, the Rosman Board of Alderman unanimously approved its 2016/17 fiscal year budget, including a 3-cent property tax increase. The $245,521 general fund budget is roughly $6,000 more than the previous fiscal year’s, which ended June 30....

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 7, 2016

Mark Meadows Addresses Chamber - Brevard NC

U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows visited the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce recently and briefed the "Coffee Connections" audience on an array of topics. The Republican, who represents the...

 

Rosman And Selica UMC Welcome Their New Pastor – Rosman NC

Rosman and Selica United Methodist Churches welcome new pastor, the Reverend Cole Altizer. Pastor Altizer is a graduate of Brevard College, and received a master’s degree in administration from the University of Alabama. He responded to his call...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    July 7, 2016

N.C. Labor Candidate Visits Transylvania - Brevard NC

Transylvania County needs to take more advantage of state economic development incentives, according to Charles Meeker, former Raleigh mayor and current Democratic candidate for N.C. Commissioner of...

 

Animals In Enclosed Vehicles At Risk During Summer Months - Brevard NC

During the hotter temperatures of summer, our dog-friendly community needs to be aware that leaving your pet in an enclosed vehicle while doing daily errands can put the animal at great risk. The inside temperature of an enclosed vehicle can...

 

Annual Duck Race Makes Everyone A Little Quacky - Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has announced the winners of the 2016 Duck Race for Kreative Kids that was held Monday evening at King's Creek on the Brevard College campus. The winners are:...

 

Legal Notices for July 7, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 16E232 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Sheppard Neal Moore of Transylvania... Full story

 

Lake Toxaway To Hold Heritage Night – Lake Toxaway NC

Lake Toxaway’s Community Center’s annual Heritage fundraiser will be this Saturday, July 9, from 5- 9 p.m. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. They will be serving barbecue, buttered parsley red potatoes, Toxaway bean salad, dessert and drink of choice....

 

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Hyatt Caccavale

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Hyatt Caccavale passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016. She was 93 and resided at the Bridge at Lake Pointe Landing in Hendersonville. She is survived by her husband, Philip Caccavale; her son, Robert and wife, Emma; daughter,...

 

William Thomas Hayes

William Thomas Hayes, 90, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A native of Rockville Centre, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Margaret McMahon Hayes. In addition to his parents, he was...

 

Mary Margaret Keller – Wood

Mary Margaret Keller – Wood, 71 of Austin, Minn., died peacefully at her home Friday, July 1, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Born Oct. 2, 1944, in Belleville, Ill., she was the daughter of...

 

John David Whitmire

John David Whitmire, 51, of Brevard, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016. He was the son of Geneva Javery. He was preceded in death by an infant son. He was employed by Transylvania County EMS, Little...

 

Alice "Claudia" Thompson

Alice “Claudia” Thompson, 69, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord July 4, 2016. Born in Charlotte, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Edward Austin and Alice Hood Williams. She was a member of the grandmother’s club. She was retired...

 

Barbara Weathers Wood

Barbara Weathers Wood, 76, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord July 4, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Rev. James and Dallas Hammett Weathers. She was a member of Open Arms Tabernacle for more than 50 years. She adored her family. She...

 

Good Times

There were a lot of fun activities Monday during the annual July 4th celebration in downtown Brevard, including the bike parade, free flags and the water cannon. (Times photos by Michael Rogers and...

 

Connestee Art League Announces Winners Of 2016 Juried Art Show – Connestee Falls NC

The Connestee Art League has announced the winners of the 2016 All-Member Juried Art Show. The winners were selected by Arden artist Brennen McElhaney, who praised the mastery of the works of art and...

 

See Off Community Pulls Together

The first of four planned summer events at the See Off Community Center featured great music, good barbecue, and a flea market on a recent Saturday. Almost 100 people from See Off and several...

 

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call For Blood And Platelet Donations – Brevard NC

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply. Blood donations have fallen short of hospital needs for the past few months,...

 

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