Articles from the October 8, 2015 edition

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Heart Of Brevard Issues Scam Alert- Brevard NC

The Heart of Brevard (HOB) has issued a warning to its members about a possible scam. The HOB said it received a call from Keith Mann at the Masonic Lodge. Someone is apparently going to businesses asking for donations for the Shriners' "Foster...

 

Localities Lose More Power

Several actions in recent weeks have resulted in the transfer of more power from local governments to the state of North Carolina and the General Assembly. One of the more troubling transfers for local leaders and residents concerned the Asheville...

 

Local Donations Accepted To Help South Carolina Flooding Victims-Brevard NC

Transylvania County residents have come together to help out people in Columbia, S.C., recovering from the heavy rains and flooding that left many without water and electricity. Michael Collins, with the Bread of Life, has just returned from...

 

Parkway Ready To Welcome 2 Million Visitors-Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Parkway rangers and staff plan to welcome approximately 2 million visitors along the 469-mile scenic route this October. With fall color beginning, park managers want to remind the public that a Parkway drive is different than most. The Pa...

 

Courthouse - A Want Or A Need?

Not long ago Transylvania County spent roughly $20 million on a state of the art jail that normally houses around 75 inmates. The capacity is 114 inmates. On top of the cost to build it, it requires a huge staff and upgrades in equipment at taxpayer...

 

Of Whom Shall I Be Afraid?

Deaths on American soil for the period 2001 through 2013 from: 1. Domestic acts of terrorism; 3,030 2. Homicides by firearms; 121,387 3. Accidental by firearms; 48,057 4. Suicide by firearms; 237,052 Clearly our elected officials and law enforcement...

 

Culture Of Violence

The Guardian, a major English newspaper, recently published statistics on the number of mass shootings in the United States between Jan. 1, 2013 and the most recent carnage in Oregon on Oct. 1. A mass shooting is defined as four or more people shot...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    October 8, 2015

DuPont Forest Sees More Than 500,000 Visitors - Brevard NC

Officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest are reporting record numbers of visitors to the popular tourist destination this past summer. According to Jason Guidry, forest supervisor, nearly...

 

Mass Murders

Yet again we are subjected to an armed psychopath killing many innocent people for reasons we have yet to understand, this time in idyllic rural Oregon. This is happening like clockwork with little or no action taken by elected officials responsible...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    October 8, 2015

Task Force Nets 17 Alleged Fugitives - Brevard NC

A violent offender task force has apprehended 17 alleged fugitives in Transylvania County, resulting in 30 charges, stemming from an operation hoping to combat narcotics. A joint task force consisting of the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Offender...

 

Fantasy Democrat

I was pleasantly surprised to read Bob Youngerman’s letter to the editor (Oct. 1), the subject of which was “Fantasy Conservatism,” a definition that the writer applies to Republicans who are “only interested in making (political) points...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    October 8, 2015

Judges Dismisses Several Lawsuit Claims - Brevard NC

A federal judge has dismissed several more claims in a lawsuit against Transylvania County law enforcement officials that alleges abuse of power, leaving the original suit on thin ice. U.S. District Court Martin Reidinger narrowed a lawsuit filed by...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 8, 2015

Historian: Integration Of Cheerleaders Was Difficult To Achieve - Brevard NC

While the integration of white and black athletes in the 1960s and ‘70s took place with relatively few problems, the integration of cheerleading squads was more problematic. Pamela Grundy, a sports historian, told a crowd of roughly 50 people...

 

Commissioners Seeking Public Input On Courthouse - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners are scheduled to receive public comment Monday on the proposals for updating court space needs during their next regular meeting. The county is currently exploring...

 

Mary Magdalene Kincaid Taylor

Mary Magdalene Kincaid Taylor, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. She was 94 years young. A native of Avery County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Earl Kincaid...

 

Extension Director: Bird Owners Need To Be Aware Of 'Avian Flu' - Brevard NC

In the past several weeks, Bart Renner has received numerous calls about Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Renner is the Transylvania County Extension director. All bird owners, he said, whether for commercial production, backyard meat or...

 

'Camping In The Old Style' Returns Saturday To Cradle Of Forestry – Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service invites the public to attend “Camping in the Old Style,” a re-created campsite of the early 1900s at the Cradle of Forestry on Oct. 10. During this time in history, the Pisgah National Forest was in its infancy. City folk...

 

Archie Mann Galloway

Archie Mann Galloway, 75, husband of Flora Morgan Galloway, of Salem, S.C., entered into eternal rest at his residence Oct. 1, 2015. A native of Rosman, he was the son of the late Curry and Maybelle Kimsey Galloway. A retired mechanic and a heavy...

 

Jane Taylor Mann

Jane Taylor Mann, 89, of Pisgah Forest died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. She was the daughter of the late W.H. (Bill) and Birdie Carroll Taylor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph “Bud” Mann Sr.; an infant son, John Carroll Mann; four...

 

Brevard High Picks Its Queen

During Monday's rescheduled Brevard High football game, Camille Woody was named this year's Homecoming Queen. (Times photo by Jeremiah Reed)...

 

Brevard College Holds Court

Brevard College named its 2015 Homecoming Court last Friday. The court is pictured here, along with Brevard College President David Joyce and his wife, Lynne (far right). The freshman, sophomore and junior court included Lance Pearl, Sarah Haga,...

 

On Parade

The Brevard High School Homecoming Parade had to be rescheduled from Friday to Monday because of the rain and changed from downtown to the stadium. Students, school officials and others appeared to...

 

Paris: City Of Lights Remains True To Itself

It was the best of times; it was the best of times," to misquote Charles Dickens. Ten days in Paris with my sister and brother-in-law at the end of October in 2014 will go down in my travels as a...

 

Learn Self-Defense With SAFE – Brevard NC

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, SAFE, Inc. is hosting two self-defense classes in October. The classes will discuss awareness as a first line of defense, as well as the mental aspects of self-defense. The classes will also feature hand...

 

Legal Notices for October 8,2015

PUBLIC NOTICE 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, October 13, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. The purpose of this...

 

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