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Deadly Water?

Protecting public health is a basic function of government. In the past few years, questions have arisen as to whether or not the state of North Carolina has let politics and profits usurp that basic role. In February of 2014, a pipe underneath one...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 15, 2016

See Off Mountain Woman Recovering After Fire - Brevard NC

Family members of the woman injured in the mobile home fire on Sunday said the fire probably started from a cigarette. According to Transylvania County Fire Marshall Gerald Grose, 49-year-old Lynette...

 

Turn Lanes And Lights Are The Problem

There are two major traffic corridors through Brevard, Main Street (Highway 276) and Broad Street (Highway 64). Traffic stays backed up on these streets primarily because of the traffic light system. There are left turn lanes but no left turn...

 

Voting Is Not A Privilege - It's A Right!

A recent letter submitted by John and Renee Bruce (Voting Is a Privilege, Aug. 4) couldn’t be more wrong. This letter suggests that voting is a “privilege” similar to that of checking a book from the library where he had to show an ID card....

 

Expanding Gun Control

Last month, a majority of the gun control liberals were probably wondering how they should incorporate “truck control” into their agenda. Yes, the weapon of choice in Nice, France was a truck and it killed 84 people, including 10 children in...

 

Elect Experienced Leadership

I write in support of Maureen Copelof, candidate for N.C. House of Representatives from our district. Maureen is a retired Captain, United States Navy, with extensive experience in leadership, managing large ($100 million) budgets, setting and...

 

Trump As Snake Oil Salesman

Mr. Hardy was spot on with his description of “The Donald” as a “narcissistic egomaniac.” He lives for today’s headlines with outrageous rhetoric. Were he elected president of the United States of America it would be a dangerous,...

 

Donald In Charge

As a 22-year veteran of the Marine Corps, I feel it’s time to weigh in on this year’s presidential election. The questions I ask are, “Who would be the best to fill the role of Commander in Chief of the world’s premier military force?” And...

 

We Love Them To Death

This year’s ten highest grossing box office releases are about animals, including “Finding Dory,” “The Jungle Book,” “Zootopia,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” and “Kung Fu Panda.” Nearly half of our households include a dog and...

 

Families Not Felons

Thank you so much for not choosing to plaster picture of any or all of the four various felons, perps, malefactors, etc. across the front page of today’s paper and instead showing a picture of little girls eating ice cream at Dolly’s. A smart...

 

Legal Notices for August 15, 2016

NOTICE OF THE RELOCATION OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE Notice is hereby given that the Transylvania County Board of Elections office will be relocated to the Transylvania County Election Center located at, 150 South Gaston Street, Suite A,... Full story

 

Henrietta Rebecca "Becky" Shepherd Corn

Henrietta Rebecca "Becky" Shepherd Corn, 55, of Rosman, passed away Aug. 2, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Garland and Annie McCall Corn. Her sisters, Tina...

 

Deborah Lee Brooks

Deborah Lee Brooks, 58, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of Dot Brooks of Brevard and the late Robert Lee Brooks. She was a member of Carr’s Hill Baptist Church and was a...

 

Rev. Charles "Pete" Dodson

Rev. Charles “Pete” Dodson, 96, of Rosman, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. Born in Rosman to the late John W. and Delia Ann Galloway Dodson, he was the husband of the late Lela Aiken Dodson. He was also preceded in death...

 

William C. "Red" Randall

William C. "Red" Randall, 76, of Foxboro, Mass., died July 19, 2016, in the Boston Medical Center following his long battle with cancer. Born in Brighton, Mass., March 5, 1940, the son of the late Art...

 

Roland John Stickle

Roland John Stickle, 80, died peacefully at home Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. Born in New Jersey March 28, 1936, he was the son of the late Fred J. Stickle and Irene Paxton Stickle. He served in the United...

 

Five Generations Of Goodsons

Seated, Mildred Sprouse Goodson; standing, left to right, Cindy Goodson Taylor, granddaughter, Rex Goodson, son, Brooke Taylor Romesberg, great-granddaughter and Jolie Rue Romesberg,...

 

Averill 100th Birthday Celebration With Four Generations

Amy Averill, of College Walk, born Aug. 13, 1916, had an early 100th birthday celebration in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. in June. Helping to celebrate were four generations of her family. Seated, left...

 

News Of Organizaitons

Brevard Rotary On Aug. 16, the Rotary Club of Brevard will hear a presentation from David Whitmire, a local business owner. Whitmire was born in Brevard and lives in the area with his wife Debi. He is the owner of Sapphire Landscaping and Headwaters...

 

How To Handle Southern Blight Rot – Brevard NC

Has this happened to you? You just walked into your garden and picked up a plant that appeared to be wilting only to find out that the entire plant came out of the ground. Then you noticed that the hole in the ground was so deep you swore you saw a...

 

Who Will Be Kissing A Pig? – Brevard NC

Brevard High School football coach Craig Pritchett wants to make sure it is not him but he needs your help. Pritchett will have to kiss Ira Jean, the African pigmy guinea hog, if he does not raise...

 

Mosquitoes On The Frontline Of Zika Battle -Brevard NC

The best way to fight Zika is to fight mosquitoes. So, Environmental Health Specialist Neill Cagle has been spending a lot of time with mosquitos lately as part of the Transylvania Public Health response to Zika. Transylvania County was one of 16...

 

Silvermont Dance Club Celebrates – Brevard NC

Members of the Silvermont Dance Club recently celebrated the club's 27th anniversary with a formal dinner-dance. The event featured a delicious meal catered by Blue Ridge Bakery and attendees enjoyed...

 

Decorative Bat Houses

Local resident Jeff Hubbard displays his bat-themed bat houses that he was selling at the Brevard College campus last Friday and Saturday. (Times photo by Michael Rogers)...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 15, 2016

Boys Camp Founder Facing Sex Charge - Brevard NC

The owner of a local boys camp has been charged with sexually abusing a camper nearly 30 years ago. Charles Edmund Kells Hogan, 78, of 848 Deep Woods Road, has been charged with first-degree sex...

 

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