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Sacrifice In Times Of War

Today marks 74 years since the Japanese attack on American forces at Pearl Harbor. Unlike today’s wars or military operations, World War II was a war that impacted all Americans. Nearly 13 million Americans, or more than 10 percent of the...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    December 7, 2015

Local Missing Teen Found-Brevard NC

A missing teen from Transylvania County has been found safe in Oklahoma. Hannah M. Shipman, 16, had been missing since Dec. 4 and was spotted by a law enforcement official in the vehicle she had been...

 

Fearing Muslims

Following the latest slaughter of innocents, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says her greatest fear is an outbreak of Islamophobia. Well, I’ll own up to that label. “Phobia” means fear, and I definitely fear the Islamists. What rational person...

 

Fracking Is Beneficial

How can anyone fail to notice the recent stream of commercials on Channel 13 attacking “fracking,” Duke Energy, and Governor McCrory? It is a good illustration of how the environmental lobby uses all that money they have accumulated. First you...

 

Plan Should Protect Wild Lands

If there is anything that Sierra Club has always stood for, it is the protection of wild lands. At root it rests on an understanding that we humans are intimately connected with and dependent upon the natural world and its amazing variety of life...

 

Missing Man Found - Brevard NC

Joseph Lee Grant, the 62-year-old missing since Friday, has been found. More to follow....

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    December 7, 2015

Connestee To Vote To Allow 'Outside' Access - Brevard NC

Connestee Falls residents head to the polls this week to vote on its 2016 proposed operating budget, which includes a passport membership program that would allow access to the communities amenities to some non-property owners. Connestee Falls, a...

 

Recent Terrorist Attacks

Recalling the events of 9/11 which resulted in the deaths of over 2,900 Americans, it is not only bizarre to have a professor of history claim that “…we in America have not had such an attack,” it is downright grotesque. Tom McGovern...

 

Five File, So Far, For March Primary Election – Brevard NC

As of this morning, five candidates have filed for the March 15 primary at the Transylvania Board of Elections. The candidates are incumbent Cindy Ownbey for the Democrat primary for Register of Deeds; incumbent Jason Chappell and James Lorenz for...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    December 7, 2015

One Of County's 'Most Wanted' Captured – Brevard NC

One of Transylvania County's most wanted has been taken into custody. Adam D. Shugart, 32, of 300 Newton Road, Rosman, was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, a probation violation and...

 

Eleanor J. Thoben

Eleanor J. Thoben, 87, of Brevard, passed away Nov. 30, 2015, after a long illness. She was born in St. Albans, Vt. to the late William and Mabel Young. In addition to her parents, her husband,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 7, 2015

A Tragic Life Haunted Edgar Allan Poe's Work - Brevard NC

Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre stories and hauntingly beautiful poems are the direct result of the numerous tragedies that occurred during his life. “Poe had the most bizarre, grotesque and pathetic life of anybody we’ve ever studied,” Dr. Elliot...

 

Sheriff Clarifies Impact Of New State Gun Law - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to clarify a new state gun law signed by Gov. Pat McCrory in August. The bill makes a number of changes to the state firearms law, including the way sheriff’s departments evaluate and process...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    December 7, 2015

Brevard Man Facing Felony Motor Vehicle Theft Charge - Brevard NC

A Brevard man allegedly stole a pickup truck from a Rosman man and crashed it on Rosman Highway last month. Calen S. McNair, 22, of 27 Grindstaff Circle, was charged with felony motor vehicle theft and damage to property on Nov. 28. According to...

 

Shirley Ann Crow

Shirley Ann Crow, 86, of Simpsonville, S.C. passed away on Nov. 30, 2015, at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, S.C. A native of Weatherford, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Wallace Allen and Mary Eleanor Coulson Kuhn Sr. In...

 

Local Drivers License Office Will Be Closed This Tuesday - Brevard NC

Brevard’s drivers license office, located at 50 Commerce St., Unit 4, will be temporarily closed for equipment installation on Tuesday. It is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 8 a.m. Other offices located in the region will provide...

 

Public Invited To Have 'Breakfast With Santa' - Brevard NC

The annual Breakfast with Santa is scheduled for this Saturday at the county’s Parks and Recreation Department. As well as meeting Mr. Claus, participants will be treated to a pancake breakfast, a magician show, a chance to make a Christmas...

 

Kenneth Carol Frisbee

The angels rejoiced Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, when Kenneth Carol Frisbee, 78, went home to be with the Lord. A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Marion Posey Frisbee and Mattie Emma Lowe Frisbee. He was also preceded in death by...

 

News Of Organizations

Brevard Rotary Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Rotary Club of Brevard will hear what promises to be a fascinating presentation on one of Transylvania County’s most intriguing institutions. Christi Whitworth, the educator director of the Pisgah Astronomical Re...

 

Warm For The Winter

Brevard Sculpture Project animals around Brevard were found "scarved" on Saturday morning. What some residents call the "pay-it-forward" practice of leaving hats, scarves and gloves has become increasingly popular. Warm clothing is deliberately left...

 

Sworn In

During a special called meeting last Thursday, Gary Daniel was sworn onto the Brevard City Council. Incumbents Maurice Jones and Charlie Landreth were also sworn onto the council for second term...

 

Christmas Parades

Saint Nick made appearances at Saturday's Brevard Christmas Parade and Sunday's Rosman Christmas Parade. The Rosman High School Student Council rode in Sunday's parade. (Times photos by Michael...

 

Musicka Antiqua To Play At Library Dec. 15 – Brevard NC

Tuesday, Dec. 15, the Transylvania County Library will present "A Musicke Antiqua Christmas" program. The one-hour concert will begin at 12 p.m., and include holiday music from the 1300s to 1944....

 

Potter's Row To Hold Open House Dec. 11-13 – Transylvania County NC

Potter's Row will hold its annual Holiday Open House December 11-13. Hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Participating shops are Duckpond Pottery, Mountain...

 

Griffith And Knotts Had A Lot In Common

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Downing, David. “One Man’s Flag.” Stationed in India, British spy Jack McColl defends his country against terrorism as World War I storms across Europe. Journalist...

 

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