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No Contest

In performing due diligence on candidates prior to voting, I took a look at Cody Henson’s website. What I found was a plethora of grammatical errors, which confirmed my decision to vote for Maureen Copelof for N.C. House. Issues aside, one who...

 

Early Voting Continues Friday And Saturday-Brevard NC

Through Thursday, 10,086 Transylvania County voters have cast ballots during early voting. The number is inching closer to the 2012 turnout of 10,127. Early voting continues until 8 p.m., today, at...

 

Tired Of Negativity

We’ve been hearing nothing but negative ads about the two presidential candidates. Now we are bombarded with the negative ads concerning the U.S. senator seat from N.C. as well as our choice for N.C. governor. It looks like if we win, we lose, and...

 

An Easy Choice

I just don’t get it. People write and explain Maureen Copelof’s experience, her education, her maturity her open-minded approach to problem-solving, and her credentials. Others (most recently Ken Walend) write in with total nonsense about a...

 

Angels In Room 212

My wife Maisie H. Talmadge fell and fractured her right hip socket. She has dementia and with the trauma involved with her accident, I chose to be with her until she was able to understand what was happening. It meant I stayed at Transylvania...

 

Hogwash?

I read the Opinion Page often with great interest. Since this is a political season the likes of which we have never seen, the letters flooding to your doorstep discuss (and cuss) the nature of our current condition both locally and nationally. As I...

 

Elect The Most Qualified

How do you pick your doctor? How do you decide on the best person to represent you in a court of law? You find out who is best qualified to do the job and check out their experience and training. We should pick who represents us in government with...

 

What Is This All About?

The Republican majority in the United States Senate refuses to do its constitutional duty to hear arguments for an Obama nominee to the Supreme Court. He’s a nominee, by the way, who is known historically to be even-handed and fair. Now our...

 

Bossert Has Core Values

In 2014, I ran for a seat on the Transylvania County Commission Board. I often campaigned with Norm Bossert, who was running for N.C. House. What impressed me most about Norm was the strength and energy of his values. In this election, Norm is...

 

Democrats Have Mountain Values

I vote for candidates that support my values, morals, and pass legislation that affect the common good of their constituents. We ask ourselves, “What Would Jesus Do?” Do you think Jesus would “support the common sense legislation” from...

 

Kaepernick Should Visit Cemeteries

Colin Kaepernick is perfectly correct within his Constitutional Article 1 rights to protest his grievance. There are others who are in agreement with him. However, he may not understand what the American flag stands for; that many soldiers have died...

 

Fortunate To Have The Oaks

I would like for people to know that we are very fortunate to have The Oaks of Brevard here in Transylvania County. Over this past summer I had the opportunity to witness the care and compassion shown by everyone at this institution. From the...

 

Seeing Beyond Labels

When you look at yourself, what do you see? Maybe you see your jean size, or maybe you see the color of your skin, but isn’t there more to you than that? Sometimes it’s hard to see a person as a whole without looking at the things that are right...

 

Copelof For NC House 113

My name is Brady Odell. I am a fifth grade student at Mountain Sun Community School and I love to learn about politics and the election process. Everyone is worried about the presidential race, but I am more into the local races because they are...

 

Politics:Ugly Business

Yesterday, (Oct. 20) I received a message from my school secretary that there was a need to evacuate Republican headquarters in Hendersonville. I was very disturbed by that, and, like so many other people, found myself speculating as to who would...

 

Legal Notices for November 3, 2016

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY 11SP195 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY MICHAEL DENNIS BAXLEY AND CHARLOTTE BAXLEY DATED JANUARY 26, 2007 AND RECORDED IN... Full story

 

Nancy Carolyn Birchfield

Nancy Carolyn Birchfield, 64, of Brevard, passed away Oct. 21, 2016, at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at the Quebec Community Center in Lake Toxaway....

 

Michael Klim

Michael Klim, 88, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. He was born July 4, 1928, to Kazimier and Magdalena (Nizio) Klim in Hamtramck, Mich. and was raised on a farm outside of...

 

Barbara Jean Fenton

A memorial service for Barbara Jean Fenton will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Shawn O’Neal officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to The Center for Women in...

 

Marlene O. Leonard

Marlene O. Leonard, 82, of Moravia, N.Y. and formerly of Brevard, went “Home” to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. She passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside. She was born April 12, 1934, to Erwin and Ruth Owen of...

 

Jewell Irene Martin

Jewell Irene Martin, 92, of Brevard, passed away Oct. 27, 2016. A native of Apopka, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Reuben Milton and Myrtle Mae Wells. In addition to her parents, she was also...

 

Deloris J. McCall

Deloris J. McCall, 67, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Hazel Hayes Brock. She was also preceded in death by her brother; R.B. Brock; sister, Wilma Cain; and her...

 

Elisha Keith McCall

Elisha Keith McCall, 2 1/2, of Balsam Grove, went home to be with Jesus Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. He was born on April 6, 2014 to Rev. Jeremiah Keith McCall and Amanda Eubanks McCall. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ebenezer Keith McCall....

 

Library Boards To Meet Nov. 17

The regular meetings of the Transylvania County Library Board of Trustees and the Transylvania County Library Foundation Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17. The Library Foundation Board meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 3, 2016

Mental Health Help Available – Brevard NC

Do you know someone who needs mental health care or help with substance abuse? Do you have moments in your day-to-day life when you just need to talk to someone? In Transylvania County, there are a number of different resources to help, and many of...

 

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