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The Real Frauds

The primary reason Republicans said the new voter laws passed in 2013 were needed was to stop voter fraud in North Carolina. And today, many of the law’s defenders still claim that was the reason for the law. Based upon the facts presented in feder...

 

Finally Over

Well, we’ve just ended two weeks of political conventions and I can only say “Hallelujah.” What a monumental waste of time, money and good primetime TV. I was easily torn away from both sideshows. If there was ever a better example of...

 

Voting Is A Privilege

The latest rulings on voter identification, i.e., having a driver’s license or some other identification to vote have been struck down. The privilege to vote is one of the most obvious benefits of being a U.S. citizen. I am astounded to realize...

 

Trump's Tax Returns

Much is being made of Mr. Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns before the election. Speculation revolves around what he is hiding; that is important. Yet, the more pertinent question is not what is he hiding, but from whom is he hiding it?...

 

BLT's 'Godspell' Is A Dellight

What a wonderfully delightful, energized play portrayed by our very talented community thespians! It was bursting with excellent acting, music and singing with a humorous overtone, while gently reminding us how to live our lives through the...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County NC

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday The Lord’s Supper will be served at both the 8:30 a.m. and the 11 a.m. services. Keith Thompson’s message will be “Faithful Grieving.” Brevard Quaker Brevard Quakers of the Religious Society of...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    August 4, 2016

Keystone Camp: 100 Years Of Family Commitment - Brevard NC

It was 1916 when a small group of girls from Jacksonville, Fla., led by Miss Florence Ellis and Miss Fannie Holt, came to Transylvania County and marked the inaugural class of Keystone Camp. Today,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 4, 2016

Report: Proposed Wilderness Areas Not Suitable - Brevard NC

Concerned mountain bikers in the Pisgah Ranger District can perhaps breathe a sigh of relief: the inventoried Wilderness areas in the western part of Pisgah have not been recommended for inclusion in the national Wilderness inventory. Those areas...

 

Legal Notices for August 4, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 16-E-229 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Dana B....

 

Brevard To Again Host Cycle NC - Brevard NC

Brevard is preparing to host the third annual Cycle North Carolina weekend “Mountain Ride” slated for Aug. 13-14. Brevard was the starting town on the 2012 Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to Coast” tour and was the third stop on the...

 

Brevard Driver's License Office Remains Closed - Brevard NC

A car drove into the Brevard Driver's License Office last weekend, temporarily closing it. Damage is visible to the outside of the building, including the door, at the Commerce Street location. The...

 

Theodore Roosevelt The Focus Of Latest J.R. McDowell Speaker Series - Brevard NC

American historian, best- selling author and CNN Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley will be the 2016 J. R. McDowell Speaker, sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership...

 

A Good Night Out – Brevard NC

The rain Tuesday evening didn't stop the Brevard Police Department and Transylvania County Sheriff's Office from hosting the annual "National Night Out," a time to promote awareness, safety and...

 

Clayton Honored With Refurbished Headstone – Pisgah Forest NC

The descendants of Sarah Clayton, wife of Lambert Clayton who fought in the Revolutionary War and who, along with Sarah is buried at Davidson River Cemetery, held a dedication ceremony Sunday, July...

 

DAR Chapter Has First National Award Winner – Brevard NC

At the District 1 meeting of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), the North Carolina State Regent, Elizabeth Candler Graham, presented the DAR's National Award for the American Heritage...

 

Reid, Ownbey Married

Ariana Bethlany Reid, of Balsam Grove and Grant Joseph Ownbey, of Atlanta, Ga., were united in marriage at 2 p.m. June 25, 2016, at Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Balsam Grove. Patrick Owen was the...

 

News Of Organizaitons

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest For its Aug. 10 meeting the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s guest speaker will be Jennifer Molliere of the Transylvania County Homeless Coalition. Molliere is the county and regional lead for our homeless coalitions....

 

Shirley Jean Jamerson Ashe

Shirley Jean Jamerson Ashe, 79, of Pisgah Forest, passed away July 29, 2016, at the Solace Center in Asheville. She is the daughter of the late William Andrew Jamerson and Alma Crowe Jamerson. Her husband, L.T. Ashe, and son, Dennis Ashe,...

 

Margaret "Peggy" Brookbank

Margaret "Peggy" Brookbank, 69, of Brevard, died July 9, 2016, at Mission Health Hospital after a long struggle with chronic illness over the last few years. She was born in Mineola, N.Y., to the...

 

Ha "River" Nguyen Mix

Ha "River" Nguyen Mix, 53, owner of Raspberry Cottage Salon in Sapphire, passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Quang T. Nguyen. Survivors include her mother, Quyen...

 

Aileen Bryson Morgan

Aileen Bryson Morgan, 86, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016, at Country View Inn in Sunbury, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Sally Dillard Bryson. She was born in Cashiers Jan....

 

Lillie McCrary Paxton

Lillie McCrary Paxton, of Brevard, went home to be with her Lord Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at the age of 102, and was united with her loved ones in Heaven. Born July 8, 1914, she was the daughter of...

 

Eric Richard Bellini

Eric Richard Bellini, 82, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016. He was the son of the late Louis and Louise Merola Bellini. His brother, Vincent Bellini, also preceded him in death. Survivors include the love of his life, his wife of...

 

Children's Author To Sign Books Aug. 13 – Brevard NC

Highland Books will present a reading and book signing by local children's book author, Kirsten McDonald at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 13. The reading is free and open to the public. At the event,...

 

FrazierBand To Play Aug. 15 – Brevard NC

The FrazierBand takes the stage at 185 King St. Friday, Aug. 15, at 8 p.m. Front man John Frazier brings a powerful, eclectic history as an acoustic and bluegrass performer into his leadership of FrazierBand. In 2009, Frazier toured with film and...

 

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