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Legal Notices For December 22, 2014

ADVERTISEMENT FOR FORMAL BIDS Project Name: City of Brevard – City Wide 6 Inch Gravity Sewer Upgrade Project Description: The replacement of approximately 8,500 LF of old, obsolete 6” clay sewer line with 8” PVC, 8” DIP and 8” HDPE in... Full story

 

The Heat In Pat's Kitchen

Whenever elected officials do something unpopular, unethical or something that hints of impropriety, they resort to several defense mechanisms, one of them being to attack the media. Since taking office in 2013, Gov. Pat McCrory has shown himself to...

 

Giving Kids Mixed Signals

A recent protest drew in WLOS cameras. The reporter called it “roughly 100 people.” What I saw was dozens of young impressionable children and a few “organizers.” What is disturbing? The kids. Teaching young children that they are born...

 

Proud Of Brevard Businesses

We just arrived home and had to send a note expressing our thanks for a great weekend in Brevard. My wife and I spent the weekend with friends and had a delightful experience meeting some of the business owners and staff. 32 Broad Gallery is a...

 

Births In Transylvania

Kitra Hokupaa Krueger Kelii Ann Krueger, of Brevard, is proud to announce the birth of her daughter, Kitra Hokupaa Krueger, born Dec. 11, 2014, at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville. She weighed 8...

 

Volunteers Honored

Meals on Wheels held their annual Christmas luncheon at St. Timothy United Methodist Church for all their volunteer drivers Tuesday, Dec. 2. (Courtesy photo)...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 22, 2014

Driver Charged After Children Struck On 276 - Brevard NC

The driver involved in an accident Friday morning that sent three Transylvania County school children to the hospital faces a felony charge. The N.C. Highway Patrol has charged Floyd Hipps, 85, of Pine Shore Drive in Brevard with a felony failure to...

 

Ex-School Board Member Indicted – Brevard NC

A Pickens County grand jury recently indicted former Transylvania County Board of Education member Michael J. Rogers on two felonies stemming from a vandalism incident at Clemson University's Frank...

 

'Bookmobile Lady' Known For So Much More - Brevard NC

Dorothy Gay "Dottie" Vaniman, who recently passed away at the age of 83, leaves behind a legacy of service to Transylvania County, and some of those who worked closely with her over the years shared...

 

New Pediatric Therapist In Town - Brevard NC

Dalton Pediatric Therapy, a family-owned pediatric physical therapy practice, held a ribbon cutting last week to celebrate the opening of a new facility on the Transylvania campus of Blue Ridge Community College. The practice is owned by Ashleigh and...

 

William Terrell "Terry" O'Conner

William Terry O’Connor, 66, of Marion, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at MUSC after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at the Catholic Church of the Infant Jesus in Marion, N.C. Burial with full...

 

Clarence "Dillard" Whitmire

Clarence “Dillard” Whitmire, 73, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. He is the son of Opal Christine Dodgin Whitmire, of Pisgah Forest, and the late Clarence Dillard Whitmire Sr. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church. A...

 

Christmas At College Walk

College Walk in Brevard last week held a Christmas Tree Extravaganza, with music (above) and decorated trees. (Times photos by Michael Rogers)...

 

Seasonal Sounds

Current and former Brevard High School students brought some Christmas cheer to downtown neighborhoods Friday by singing Christmas carols. (Times photo by Leigh Trapp)...

 

Heritage Committee Of Cathey's Creek Publishes New Book – Rosman NC

After two years of research, the Heritage Committee of Cathey's Creek has announced the publication of the "Cathey's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Book." The 584-page soft cover book is dedicated "in...

 

County's Historic Bridges Reside In Forest

The North Carolina Department of Transportation website lists four historic bridges in Transylvania County. All four are located on a short stretch of Highway 276 in the Pisgah National Forest. They w...

 

Timber Harvest Planned At Holmes Educational State Forest In January –  Pisgah Forest NC

The N.C. Forest Service is planning to harvest timber at Holmes Educational State Forest in January. The harvest, which could take several weeks to complete, will take place on roughly eight acres just north of Crab Creek Road. The tract is...

 

Library To Offer Book Nuts Club For Youth In 2015 – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library will be offering its Book Nuts Club for young, independent readers in 2015. Participants must be capabale of reading the books on this year’s list on their own. The club meets every other month, except in the...

 

President Wanted To Change Political Culture

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Carver, Tania. “The Doll’s House.” From the outside, the house looks like any other house in the suburbs. But on the inside it is a doll’s house; pink walls,...

 

AIG Program In Transylvania

Parents are often confused about the Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program. How do students get referred and selected for the program? What does the AIG program provide for identified students? What is the definition of a gifted student?...

 

Toy Drive

Brevard High School student Breze Betts organized a toy drive for special needs children for her senior project. Her sister, Blaze (bottom right), helped out with the event, which was held on Friday...

 

Tigers Climb All Over Highlanders In Sweep – Rosman NC

The Tigers vanquished the visiting Highlanders of Highlands Friday night in a sweep of non-conference basketball action. The boys had no trouble at all in a 68-46 victory, while the Lady Tigers eventu...

 

Tornados Clip Visiting Falcons' Wings 69-67 – Brevard NC

Jaylon Debardlabon only scored six points in Brevard's nonconference men's basketball contest with the visiting Pfeiffer Falcons on Wednesday afternoon at Boshamer Gymnasium. He made sure all of them...

 

BC Women Make It Two In A Row With A 77-47 Win – Brevard NC

The Brevard College women's basketball team picked up its second straight regular season win by downing Converse, 77-47, on Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference match-up in Boshamer Gymnasium....

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 22, 2014

Series Of Little River Fires Being Investigated-Brevard NC

Local law enforcement is investigating a string of unoccupied structure fires in the past several weeks in the Highland Hills neighborhood in the Little River community. The latest occurred around 4...

 

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