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Win The $250 Grand Prize In The Transylvania Times Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Contestants in the 2013 Transylvania Times Pumpkin Carving Contest can take a stab at winning one of several cash prizes, including a $250 grand prize for the best overall pumpkin. Six other contestants will win cash prizes for first ($100) and secon... Full story

 

Robert "Ted" Clarke

Robert “Ted” Clarke, 77, of Brevard, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, Oct. 16, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol Diqui Clarke; three daughters, Chiara Mellert, of Port Barrington, Ill., Simone (Alan) Richardson, of... Full story

 

James Wilson

James Wilson, 78, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Pardee Hospital, in Hendersonville, after a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Lonard and P. Ellen Clayton Wilson. His brothers, Monroe, Lee Roy, Walter and Bill,... Full story

 

Leila R. Bailey Mahoney

Leila R. Bailey Mahoney passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. She is survived by two daughters, Ruth B. Atkinson, of Taylors, S.C., and Teresa P. Hall, of Pisgah Forest; two granddaughters, Tasha Ford, of Greenville, S.C. and Delia H. McCall, of... Full story

 

Annie Jones Wickliffe

Annie Jones Wickliffe, 97, of Cedar Mountain, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Aston Park Nursing Home in Asheville. Born April 15, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Solomon Jones and Janie McCrary Jones. She was preceded in death by her... Full story

 

Legal Notices for Oct. 24 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing during a regular meeting on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the Community Services Building located at 98 East... Full story

 

With The Services

Corey E. Biecker Air Force Airman Corey E. Biecker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program...

 

Fifty Years

While today our forests draw bikers, hikers and other outdoorsmen to the area, 50 years ago our forests drew another group: scientists, engineers and technicians. Looking for a remote location far from city noise and other manmade interference, the...

 

Red Ribbon Week

Last week we reported that prescription drug abuse is a significant problem in this county. Last year in this county there were 131 accidental overdoses of prescription drugs and 219 emergency room visits related to prescription drugs. According to...

 

Attorney Explains Pickelsimer Estate Plan – Brevard NC

(Editor’s Note: Last week, opening arguments and testimony from the first witness, John Kelso, were heard in the civil case involving the will of the late Charles Pickelsimer Jr., the former co-owner of Citizens Telephone. There were no further...

 

Hollingsworth: A Good Money Manager

At a time when many of us are concerned about taxes and sound fiscal management, Brevard is blessed to have Ann Hollingsworth running for a position on Brevard City Council. Over the past few decades, Ann has owned a home, opened and run a...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    October 24, 2013

Arrest Made After Shooting - Brevard NC

A 29-year-old Brevard woman was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly shooting her boyfriend in the back following a domestic dispute. Jonalyn Lacy Nicholson was taken into custody at about 9 p.m....

 

Make A Candy Donation

Each year, several streets in Brevard become the epicenter of Halloween festivities. Park Avenue, Maple Street and Franklin Street swarm with trick or treaters. It has been, traditionally, the primary locations for children from throughout the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    October 24, 2013

Attorney Explains Pickelsimer Estate Plan - Brevard NC

(Editor’s Note: Last week, opening arguments and testimony from the first witness, John Kelso, were heard in the civil case involving the will of the late Charles Pickelsimer Jr., the former co-owner of Citizens Telephone. There were no further...

 

Support Those Who Support Sharing House

Bill Harrah’s article about the Sharing House gave an excellent overview of how the food pantry works, and where all the food comes from. I was amazed to read that Food Lion donates 5,000 pounds of food a month. This is a local business that...

 

New Recreation Director Picked, Begins Dec. 2 - Brevard NC

Carleen Dixon Hanscom has been named as the new Transylvania County parks and recreation director. She replaces Rick Pangle, who recently retired, and will start her new job Dec. 2. Hanscom has more...

 

HOB Officials Highlight Change - Brevard NC

Heart of Brevard (HOB) officials gave an update Monday on changes to the nonprofit, including a new director, how it’s organized and plans to help economic development efforts in the downtown district. The new HOB director, Heath Seymour, was...

 

Provost Will Work For All

I support Kim Provost for city council because through my work with her, I know that she’ll listen to you, she will take to heart your position but she will do the research and listen to all parties involved. Her solution will be educated,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 24, 2013

Academy Discusses Preschool Option -Brevard NC

After a lengthy discussion Monday night, the Brevard Academy: Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors said they needed more information before committing to a feasibility study on opening a preschool. School director Tony Helton said having...

 

Instability Hurts Country

Recently the Washington Post quoted Senator John McCain: “budgetary instability… is causing well-performing programs to be cut, program officials to be furloughed and readiness accounts to be plundered.” He was referring to the Defense Departme...

 

Signs

If you voted for Obama once, you should have to wear a sign that reads, “Easily Fooled.” If you voted for him twice, you should have to wear a sign that reads, “Darn Fool.” Donald Weiser Pisgah Forest...

 

Time For Men To Step Aside

When humans lived in hunter-gatherer tribes, or even primitive agricultural communities, male leadership made a certain intuitive sense. Men were stronger and faster, better hunters and better warriors. It was natural, under those conditions, to...

 

Halloweenfest Returns To Downtown - Brevard NC

This Saturday, downtown Brevard will be taken over during the day by the annual Halloweenfest, while in the evening Osktoberfest will keep the fun going. Today’s paper also includes a special...

 

Operation Christmas Child Kicking Off - Brevard NC

Good News. Great Joy. This is this year’s them for Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Gifts. Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in more than 150 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Op...

 

Public Invited To Hear City's Retail Marketing Findings s - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard Planning Department invites the public to attend the first presentation of the findings of the Retail Market Analysis and Strategy project. The presentation will be at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 in the council chambers at city...

 

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