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 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 20, 2015

Shooting Case Ends In Mistrial - Brevard NC

A Transylvania County Superior Court Judge ruled a mistrial Friday in the state's case against a Brevard woman accused of shooting her former fiance in the back in 2013. Judge Greg Horne ordered a...

 

Janice Cantrell Dummitt

Janice "Jan" Cantrell Dummitt, 67, of Columbus, Ga., passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at her home. She was born Dec. 24, 1947, in the Middlefork community of Transylvania County to the late Ernest and Helen Galloway Cantrell. She was educated in...

 

Legal Notices For August 20, 2015

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO: 15-E-230 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LARRY A. HARRIS, JR. EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executrix of the... Full story

 

Yoga Class To Benefit SAFE – Brevard NC

Brevard Yoga will begin offering a new monthly charitable donation-based class to benefit SAFE, Inc. of Transylvania County. Brevard Yoga has generously offered to donate their space to help raise...

 

With Railroad Track, Look To The Future

I have to admire Mr. Pearsall’s imagination and nostalgic view of the sound of a train whistle (Keep The Railroad Track, T-Times, August 13, 2015). However, I doubt that many living close to a train crossing would have the same romantic feelings. I...

 

Supporting Our Students

It’s time for school. Traditional public schools in Transylvania County open Monday. Brevard Academy opened earlier this month. No advanced society on earth has done well with a poorly educated citizenry. Those countries with the strongest public...

 

Group Does Not 'Sell Body Parts'

However many times the folks who want to use the issue of abortion as a political wedge repeat the meme “Planned Parent-hood sells body parts,” the fact stubbornly remains that Planned Parenthood does not sell body parts. Simple exercises using...

 

Creating Leaders

Alexander the Great once said, “I would fear an army of sheep if it were led by a lion, but I would not fear an army of lions if it were led by a sheep.” Alexander the Great understood that great leadership was crucial for success. Success for hi...

 

Trump Is Antithesis Of Obama

Mr. Rowe’s (My Prediction For What it is Worth) letter fails to point out that Trump’s resounding success is directly related to Obama’s failures. In his own arrogant way, he is simply verbalizing what many Americans, including myself would...

 

Forget Forgiving Student Loans

The argument for student debt forgiveness is intuitive, compassionate but highly misleading. Why? Because it’s based on bad economics. Brookings Institute argues that student loans - $1.3 trillion - are the largest source of household debt after...

 

Fatland Gets Manager Position Full Time - Brevard NC

Jim Fatland, who has been interim Brevard city manager since April 1, got the job full time Monday evening. After a closed session meeting to discuss personnel, Councilman Mac Morrow made a motion,...

 

State: Fish Hatchery Trout Don't Have Whirling Disease-Brevard NC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission resumed stocking Hatchery Supported trout waters Wednesday after receiving confirmation that trout from Armstrong State Fish Hatchery in Marion and Setzer State Fish Hatchery in Pisgah National Forest tested...

 

Council Votes To Not Accept $9 Million Loan - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council voted unanimously Monday not to accept the nearly $9 million no-interest loan from the state to renovate the city’s wastewater plant. As previously reported, the city’s Public Works and Utilities Committee, which includes...

 

Thomas "Tom" John Bellefeuil

Thomas "Tom" John Bellefeuil, 57, of Fletcher, formerly of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 at his residence. Born Jan. 16, 1958, in Iowa, he was a son of Don Bellefeuil and the late...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 20, 2015

Students Use 'WILD' Training To Aid Man - Brevard NC

Thanks to some training, three Duke University students saved a man's life recently during a school trip in the Pink Beds areas in Pisgah National Forest. Jared Schwartz, Kyrstin Lulow and Iza...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 20, 2015

T.C. Henderson Elementary Receives $10,000 Gift - Brevard NC

TC Henderson Elementary received a $10,000 gift from the Burlingame Country Club during Monday’s regular Board of Education meeting. The club had hosted a fundraising event on July 30. Linda Crout, a retired Florida school principal, spearheaded th...

 

Transylvania School Bus Needs More 'Stuffing' - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Retired School Personnel (TCRSP) worked with United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) and local businesses to collect 135 cubic feet of donated school supplies and $345.20 in...

 

Bill Allows Some National Guard To Carry Guns - Brevard NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A bill allowing some North Carolina National Guard members to carry concealed handguns while on duty is now law. Gov. Pat McCrory signed the measure Tuesday at a ceremony at...

 

William Lee Keener

William Lee Keener, 93, of Highlands, N.C., passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Born in Fannin County, Ga., he was the son of the late William Leander and Nettie Jane Ray Keener. He was a general...

 

James Ellis "Bocus" Bullock

James Ellis “Bocus” Bullock, 51, of Rosman, passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Fort Benning, Ga., he was the son of the late Robert Franklin “Red” Bullock and Josephine W. Moore Bullock....

 

Virginia Ford Norris

Virginia Ford Norris, 96, of Brevard, went to be at peace with the Lord July 31, 2015. Born in Detroit, Mich., May 23, 1919, her parents were Maurice A. Ford and Josephine H. Curtis. She had three...

 

Verlin "Slim" McCall

A Celebration of Life service will be held for Verlin “Slim” McCall, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, 2:30 p.m. at Shoal Creek Baptist Church. Born April 18, 1936, he passed away Aug. 7, 2015. Burial will be in Shoal Creek Cemetery, followed by a potluck...

 

Searching For The DAR Memorial Forest – Brevard NC

"How could we lose this forest?" It's a historical mystery we'd been working on since July 2, when Molly Tartt, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in western North Carolina,...

 

Episcopal Wowen's Shop Benefits Local Nonprofits – Brevard NC

Over 50 years ago, the women of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church joined together to start a small resale shop. Their goal was to provide quality items at consistently low prices. Over the years that shop has occupied many different spaces with the...

 

First Baptist Gets Renovation – Brevard NC

First Baptist Church in Brevard has completed plans for a complete sanctuary renovation and the addition of a New Welcome Center. Sanctuary renovations will include new windows, handicap accessible...

 

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