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Nina Mae Bumgarner

Nina Mae Bumgarner, 87, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Carl Eugene and Maudie Galloway Searcy. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her... Full story

 

Shelby McCrary Mull

Shelby McCrary Mull, 62, of Brevard, passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Born in Orlando, Fla. and raised in western North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late William Russell and Nancy Imogene Pittman McCrary. Her survivors include her partner...

 

Ruth Nettleton Wetmore

Ruth Nettleton Wetmore, 82, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Russell and Ruth Kirkpatrick Nettleton. She was an archeologist, stamp collector and author, and a beloved wife, mother, sister and...

 

Mildred Doe Szabo

Mildred Doe Szabo, granddaughter of Dr. Christopher Grimshawe, passed away June 10, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. at the age of 98. She was born in her grandfather’s home in the Montvale/Whitewater/ Boyhaynee area of Transylvania County near...

 

Veterans Deserve More

This Saturday is Veterans Day, a time to remember and thank veterans for their service. Locally, the official ceremony to honor veterans will be held in front of the Transylvania County courthouse this Friday morning. Other events to honor veterans...

 

Thanks

Thanks to all of the candidates who put themselves forward to represent the city of Brevard and town of Rosman for the next four years. Running a campaign takes time and money. It is something that very few of us are willing to do, possibly because...

 

Humiliation Is Only Destructive

During a recent trip to Berlin, I went to a permanent exhibit entitled “The Topology of Terror” where the Nazi era is examined. One image stands out. After the Nazis assumed power in 1933, anti-Nazi establishment figures were subjected to...

 

Correction

In an earlier editorial extolling the benefits of the TIME program and the need for donations so that award-winning students could attend a national convention, we provided an incorrect email address. The correct email address to send a donation is...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 9, 2017

Maureen Copelof, Mac Morrow Elected To Council - Brevard, NC

Maureen Copelof and incumbent Mac Morrow were elected to the Brevard City Council Tuesday for four-year terms. The two were competing with Jessica Gallagher for two open seats on the council. The...

 

Greystone Inn Has New Owners, Plans To Upgrade Property

The Greystone Inn has been bought by an Aiken, S.C., couple who plan to make improvements and to reopen the historic building, which has been closed for the past few years. Last month, Ellis Mountain Management, LLC, closed on the deal to buy the...

 

United Way 'Thermometers' Chart Fundraising

United Way of Transylvania County's (UWTC) campaign thermometers are in place. An annual occurrence, 7-foot tall thermometers stand at the intersection of Caldwell and Broad streets in Brevard, at...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 9, 2017

Mystery Of Missing Turkey Continues - Brevard, NC

Shrouded in mystery, the disappearance of a dissident turkey that deserted its flock to strut among moving vehicles on U.S. 64 has people wondering, “What happened to the turkey?” Some have speculated that the turkey moved on from the car-chasing...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 9, 2017

Proposed Federal Forests Act Sparks Debate

Concerns about the recently passed Resilient Federal Forests Act in the U.S. House have some of the key players in the ongoing Pisgah/Nantahala Plan Revision Process looking for alternatives. The measure passed the House 232 to 188 last week, and if...

 
 By Norah Davis    News    November 9, 2017

Rice Street Community Garden Volunteers Celebrate - Brevard, NC

Rice Street Community Garden ended its sixth year by doing something different. Instead of holding a year-end fundraising dinner, the garden thanked its volunteers at a party held last month on the...

 

Public Invited To The Lumberyard Arts District Party - Brevard, NC

The Lumberyard Arts District in Brevard and the businesses in the neighborhood will be throwing a block party from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The public is invited to come and enjoy an afternoon of art, food and music. Maps, with a schedule of...

 

Former Ecusta Site Noted In EPA Recognition Of State Agency - Pisgah Forest, NC

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency noted the cleanup of the former Ecusta plant site as among the reasons that the N.C. Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) received EPA’s “Excellence in State Engagement Supporting Reuse...

 

ACA Enrollment Help Available

Folks who need help signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act can meet with trained, in-person assisters at free events this Saturday, Nov.11. Pisgah Legal Services and other ACA Partners of WNC will educate people about their...

 

Donated Supplies Sought For Puerto Rico-Brevard NC

Transylvania County residents have a chance to help their fellow American citizens by donating needed supplies Puerto Ricans are still working hard to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s destruction. The Teachers Federation of Puerto Rico is...

 

Long-Running Swank 65 Now A Fall Classic - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Sycamore Cycles Swank 65, held this past weekend in Pisgah National Forest, is the longest running mountain bike competition in western North Carolina The race is operated by Blue Ridge...

 

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