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Marsha Evelyn Owen McKinney

Marsha Evelyn Owen McKinney, 79, of Lake Toxaway, passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Katherine McCoy Owen. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill”...

 

JoAnn N. Shepherd

JoAnn N. Shepherd, 78, of Asheville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at the St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Asheville, she was the daughter of the late John Richard and Willie Lee Jones Neighbors. In addition to...

 

Patsy Waters Sexton

Patsy Waters Sexton, 74, of Mills River and formerly of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lee Waters and Burndeen Waters Elliott. She is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Jim; sist...

 

Ricky Junior Whitmire

Ricky Junior Whitmire, 52, lifetime resident of Transylvania County, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. He was born Jan. 30, 1965. He is survived by his mother, Alda Geraldine Lail Whitmire;...

 

Legal Notices for October 2, 2017

Notice of Public Hearing City of Brevard Proposed Amendments to Brevard Music Center Planned Development District Ordinance Number 11-09 The Brevard City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 16, 2017. The hearing will begin at 7:00... Full story

 

Wrong Time To Cut Taxes

Everyone enjoys seeing more take home money in their paycheck, so whenever politicians say they are going to cut taxes, voters generally respond positively. But from a sound economic perspective, there are good times and bad times to issue tax cuts,...

 

I Have A Plan

I have been reading all of the opinions, support, arguments and positive and negative things that are being said about the NFL, players, owners and even the commissioner. It all revolves around “taking a knee” during the national anthem. I am a...

 

Dealing With Important World Events

As an average American voter concerned about my government’s standing in the world, the problems associated with world peace, the current investigations by three Congressional Investigation Committees of our president’s associations with Russia b...

 

Kudos For Family Resource Center

My heartfelt thanks to all those working to streamline the paperwork to be filled out and the access to agencies that must be visited by victims of domestic violence. It was great to read about the support, legwork and paper work that Commissioner...

 

Guest Column: Election Reform Is About More Than Fraud

A dozen years ago, the preface to a report on federal election reform began with these words: “Polls indicate that many Americans lack confidence in the electoral system, but the political parties are so divided that serious electoral reform is...

 

Fall Festivals Feature Fun Filled Events - Brevard, NC

Fall Festivals at Brevard Academy and the Masonic Lodge Feature Fun Filled Events....

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 2, 2017

Historian Mixes History, Humor In Presentation

Pulitzer Prize winning historian Jon Meacham mixed humor and history while speaking to a packed house at Brevard College's Porter Center for the Performing Arts Thursday evening. Meacham's...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 2, 2017

Potters Prove To Be A Good Fit For Sabra

The Sabra Dipping Company has found the right fit to present its hummus thanks to a pottery business in Lake Toxaway. In June, the White Plains, N.Y., company contacted Molly Brouwer and Klayton Huff...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 2, 2017

Sonic Closure Temporary - Brevard, NC

Without warning, the Sonic Drive-In location on College Station Drive closed, leaving many patrons of the fast-food franchise baffled. According to Drew Ritger, senior vice president of development for Sonic Drive-In, the closure is temporary....

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 2, 2017

County's Jobless Rate Falls Slightly in August

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in August was 4.2 percent, down from 4.3 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account...

 

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