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OCS Classes Prepare Students For Work

In this election season, it seems like the candidates all want to talk about how they are going to create jobs. Lots and lots of great jobs. And that’s wonderful. Job creation is an important part of our country’s economic recovery and something...

 

Suicide And Mental Health

According to information released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Defense, an average of 20 veterans commit suicide every day. To put that number in a larger perspective, within one year 7,300 veterans commit...

 

Endorses Wellborn

Alice Wellborn has head-to-head relationships as a school counselor with a diverse range of county students which would be a valuable balance and resource to the Board of Education. She is also very insightful, articulate, patient and by nature and...

 

It's Just A Clothespin

Thanks to Michelle Crum for her efforts in asking our county school system to do away with posted behavioral charts. As a longtime early educator I agree wholeheartedly with her reasoning. Young children, birth through 7 or 8 years, think concretely...

 

Vote For Copelof

Electing the best representative for District 113, regardless of political party, should be the goal of every voter this election. We need our state representatives to be knowledgeable with an in-depth understanding of the issues, with specific...

 

The Largest Number

The numbers keep coming. Seventy-five years beyond my birth. The days I’ve lived are countless. Meanwhile, polls and scores throw figures my way. I try and stop the counter but it rolls higher like a clock. All I can do is grab hold of the...

 

Vote For Cody Henson

What we are missing in federal and state government are working citizens to represent us. We need representatives who understand the impact of legislation and taxes on working families who are trying to make a living, raise a family, and pursue the...

 

A Patriot To Serve All

I have watched Maureen Copelof in service to the Transylvania County Planning Board as she stands up and speaks out with intelligence and thoughtful consideration of our needs to successfully move our county forward, starting now, not next year or...

 

Copelof Is Best Choice

Those of us who live and vote in N.C. House District 113 can find some escape from the noise and claims that come with the TV ads in these politically charged days. Maureen Copelof is not only a new voice on the political scene, she is an outspoken...

 

Sad To Say Farewell

It is with a heavy heart that we must say farewell to our friends and family in Transylvania County. Due to declining health, we had to make the decision to move to Florida, closer to our children and grandchildren. Sadly, due to transportation...

 

Legal Notices for October 3, 2016

CREDITOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Carolyn Merion Pollie, deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the... Full story

 

David Michael Justice

David Michael Justice, 55, of Penrose, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. He was the son of Calvin Justice and the late Joanne McCrary Justice. He was a loving father and husband who particularly enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters. A...

 

Betty Henderson Wilson Thomas

Betty Henderson Wilson Thomas, 67, of Sapphire, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt, went home to live with her heavenly Father Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with a terminal illness. She crossed over...

 

Cynthia J. Roach

Cynthia J. Roach, 57, of Boca Raton, Fla. and Brevard, passed away Sept. 18, 2016, peacefully at her home in Connestee. She was a daughter of the late Clifford William Rustia and Muriel Barbara Wollman Rustia. She was also preceded in death by her...

 

Enjoy 'Camping In The Old Style' At The Cradle Of Forestry – Pisgah Forest NC

The Pisgah National Forest's Centennial Celebration continues at the Cradle of Forestry in America on Saturday, Oct. 8, with "Camping in the Old Style." A classic camping interpretive team known as...

 

Crop Hunger Walk Set – Brevard NC

The annual Brevard area CROP Hunger Walk is Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m., starting at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. The 5K (3.6 mile) walk on the streets of Brevard is a great family/civic/youth interfaith outing with the purpose of raising...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 3, 2016

Charges Filed After Fatal Accident On Earthshine Property – Lake Toxaway NC

A 34-year-old has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a fatal accident Aug. 27 involving a utility task vehicle (UTV) on the Earthshine Discovery Center property in Lake Toxaway. Celena Faith Barclay, an Earthshine Discover Center...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 3, 2016

'Voices In Recovery' Heard At Meridian – Brevard NC

Meridian Behavioral Health Services (MBHS) gathered Thursday for its annual "Voices in Recovery" event, celebrating those helped by its services and the progress they made recovering from substance...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 3, 2016

Governor Honors State Trooper – Brevard NC

N.C. State Trooper William Hemphill has received the 2016 Governor's Excellence for Public Service award. The award honors those state employees who exceed his or her service requirements. "He's one...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 3, 2016

Schools Rank 13th In The State – Transylvania County NC

Based on grade level proficiency, Transylvania County Schools rank 13th out of the state’s 115 school districts for the 2015-16 school year. The county schools ranked 16th the previous year. The rankings are based on student proficiency scores on...

 

Transylvania Jobless Rate Creeps Upward – Transylvania County NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in August was 4.8 percent, up from 4.6 percent in July, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for unemployment...

 

Neely Road Fire – Brevard NC

At 11:17 a.m., Friday, Brevard Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire in the 100-year-old residence at 77 Neely Road. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find heavy fire coming from one...

 

Rosman's Homecoming Queen – Rosman NC

Ressie Mae Owen was crowned Rosman High School's Homecoming Queen Friday night. (Times photo by Jeremiah Reed)...

 

Pumpkin Patch Open – Brevard NC

The Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church in Brevard is open for business from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday; 9:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays; and noon to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays. The...

 

Rosman High School Celebrates Homecoming – Rosman NC

Avery McNeely (Photos courtesy of Billy Ragland)...

 

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