Articles from the August 25, 2016 edition

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DMV Has Mobile Unit At Brevard Driver License Office-Brevard NC

A mobile unit is now open to the public at the site of the Brevard Driver License Office. The DMV mobile unit is located in the parking lot of the Brevard office at 50 Commerce St. and offers driver...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County NC

Brevard- Davidson River Presbyterian Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church is kicking off a new Presbyterian Weekday Preschool Year with special musical guests in worship on Sunday, Aug. 28, with Elizabeth Bahnson (fiddle, vocals) and Brittany...

 

Legal Notices for August 25, 2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Brevard Board of Adjustment will meet in the Council Room of the Municipal Building located at 95 W. Main St. in Brevard, North Carolina, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. The... Full story

 

Daphna Nicholson Brown

Daphna Nicholson Brown, 89, of Brevard, rejoined many of her family Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Ben and Frances Parker Nicholson. She was preceded in death by her...

 

Paul E. Koenig

Paul E. Koenig, of Brevard, most recently Penrose, died Aug. 20, 2016, at the age of 87, after struggling with Parkinson's. He was born May 30, 1929 in Gallup, N.M. to Marie and Leo Koenig, and grew u...

 

Arnetta LaVatta Owen

Arnetta LaVatta Owen, 90, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Tressa Clark LaVatta. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Owen. Services will be held Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 at 4 p.m. at...

 

News Of Organizaitons

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest For its Aug. 31 meeting, the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s guest speaker will be Carolyn Barton, Transylvania County Schools’ Director of School Nutrition Services. Barton oversees the Back Pack Buddies Food Program...

 

Carvers Celebrated 60 Years of Matrimony

Fred and Helen Carver, of Brevard, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a family gathering. They were married Aug. 15, 1956, in Mansfield, Ohio. They have been blessed with the love and...

 

Coggins To Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Clifford and Gay Coggins will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Their family is hoping that anyone that knows them will join them to celebrate this milestone with...

 

Ward, Drennen Exchange Wedding Vows

Deidra Ward, daughter of Jackie Gosnell and Mark Ward, and Corey Drennen, son of Suzanne and Timothy Drennen, of Brevard, were married Aug. 13, 2016, at Holmes Educational State Fo...

 

Medical Issue May Have Caused Wreck – Brevard NC

A medical issue may have caused a driver to operate erratically, eventually crashing into another vehicle head on near Little Mountain on Asheville Highway Tuesday morning. John Campbell, 25, of Balsa...

 

Connestee Falls Appoints New GM – Connestee Falls NC

Connestee Falls Property Owners Association (CFPOA) has announced the arrival of Keith Lamb, new general manager for the planned community. "I am pleased to be a part of the Connestee Falls team and...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 25, 2016

Phone Company Crews Fix Problem – Brevard NC

Some Comporium customers in Transylvania County went nearly two hours without phone service on Tuesday morning. Frank Porter, general manager of Comporium Brevard, said crews were conducting standard maintenance Tuesday morning in Rosman about 10:10...

 

Angela McElwee Picked As Gaia Herb's President – Brevard NC

Gaia Herbs has announced that Angela McElwee will move into the role of company president, effective immediately. McElwee, with 23 years of experience in the natural products industry, will assume day-to-day operations, enabling founder and CEO Ric...

 

McCrory Makes Edwards' Appointment Official

Gov. Pat McCrory made it official last Friday, appointing Chuck Edwards as a member of the N.C. State Senate, representing District 48, which includes Transylvania County. McCrory's appointment comes...

 

Ancient Craft

Kristen Necessary, owner of Starfangled Press at 36 W. Jordan St. in Brevard, slowly carves a print block from wood for one of her new projects. Her work has been featured in embassies in Iceland and...

 

SylvanSport Taking GO Camping Trailer To Germany – Brevard NC

Hundreds of motor home retailers, from around the world are caravanning overseas this August, and Sylvan Sport is leading the way. SylvanSport will be attending the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf,...

 

Hundreds Of Snakes At Serpentarium Magic – Brevard NC

Brevard resident Rob Swiers lies next to the reticulated python at the Mills River serpentarium. The python is about 25 feet long and weighs close to 300 pounds. Swiers knows his serpents, and said...

 

TC Arts To Host WNC Design Guide Collection – Brevard NC

Enjoy an evening stroll in downtown Brevard as you explore art, music, wine, and beer tasting. Twenty-seven downtown art galleries, retail stores and restaurants will be participating in Brevard's...

 

Planning Board Compromise

There are few issues more contentious in Transylvania County than planning, particularly when it comes to land use. There are some residents who believe that property rights are absolute and there should be no land use plannig. There are others who b...

 

Of Politics And Letters

It seems as if this presidential campaign has been with us forever. But now, the campaigns for all of the other offices begin to kick into high gear. And with each election comes a flurry of letters to the paper for publication. Thus, it is a good...

 

A Change Is Coming To Raleigh

We are registered as unaffiliated voters in North Carolina. We feel that neither major party has all the best candidates or the best ideas. We prefer to vote for individual candidates who are the most qualified and aligned with our priorities,...

 

Stroup Is Spot On

I’m a “Flor-an/”Flidiot” who’s been spending summers here for almost 20 years, and I couldn’t agree more with reader John Stroup concerning traffic, or rather lack there of, in downtown Brevard. To me, Stroup’s suggestions are spot on...

 

Olympics

Ryan Lochte is not only a proven liar, but he is also dumb as a brick. He had endorsement deals generating $2 million dollars plus a year. I would bet that these deals will disappear as quickly as his exit from Rio. He is hardly a kid at age 32, but...

 

Copelof Will Make People Proud

Over the past four years our Republican state legislators have forgotten that they were elected to serve the interests of the people they represent. They were not elected to promote their own personal agendas. We have seen our respected public...

 

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