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Islam Is Not Terrorism

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and the murder of 14 people in San Bernandino, Calif. last week, many Americans, including some in this county, are exrpessing their fear of Islam. They are equating the Muslim religion with terrorism....

 

We Need Understanding Not Hate

In his letter to the editor (Dec. 7), Jim Grodnik says he fears Islamists and asks “What rational person in the Western world does not?” I, for one, do not fear Islam and those who practice this religion. Why? Because I have known and worked...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    December 10, 2015

Missing Senior, Teen Found - Brevard NC

Two locals who went missing last Friday in separate incidents have been found. Joseph Lee Grant, the 62-year-old Brevard man who was last seen Friday, Dec. 4, was found safe in Henderson County. Grant was located by Henderson County Sheriff’s...

 

Historic Taylor Hall Torn Down - Brevard NC

Work began this week on the demolition of Taylor Hall, a former student residence hall on the Brevard College campus. The college decided to demolish the building, which was built in 1940, after it...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 10, 2015

Mountain Bikers Worry About Forest Service Plan -Brevard NC

Supporters of mountain biking worry that their access to U.S. Forest Service land could become limited in the future. The Forest Service is in the process of updating its land management plan, which...

 

A Request For Santa

I really think this needs to begin “Dear Santa:” How I miss Kelly’s Restaurant. Native Transylvanians, those who returned after a long career elsewhere, long time residents, newbies and visitors would gather for a lingering breakfast or lunch....

 

Anti-Muslim Fear And Hatred

As leaders of the local NAACP Chapter, we wish to express our dismay at the anti-Muslim rhetoric being generated by Donald Trump in his bid for the presidency. If this were just one person speaking for himself, it would be bad enough, but Trump...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 10, 2015

Guice Decides Not To File - Brevard NC

Former Transylvania County Commissioner and N.C. House District 113 Rep. David Guice has decided not to run for a seat in the General Assembly next year. As previously reported, Guice, a Republican, said he was considering running for either the...

 

Peace, Tolerance Vigil Scheduled For Dec. 15 - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County branch of the NAACP, along with parents, students and friends, are sponsoring a vigil for peace and tolerance at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, in front of the courthouse, according to a press release. The candlelight vigil is...

 

Kelsey Eugene Cole Jr.

Kelsey Eugene Cole Jr., 45 of Etowah, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at his home in Etowah after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Sheila Ann Oliver Fisher Cole, and two sons, Zachary Gene Cole and Brenton Tsali Cole....

 

City Wants Businesses To Comply With Sign Rules - Brevard NC

The purpose of sign regulation is to prevent dangerous conditions from occurring because of their size, location, construction, manner of display or to mislead the public by causing confusion, or obstruct the vision necessary for traffic safety,...

 

SAFE Resale Store Moving - Brevard NC

In January, SAFE's Attic resale shop will move to a new location on South Broad Street in Brevard. The uncertainty about the future of the shop's current site on North Broad Street is the main cause f...

 

Barbara Annette Mason (Heard)

Barbara Annette Mason (Heard), 74, of Pikens, S.C., passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at Heartland Healthcare in Greenville, S.C. A native of Oconee County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Irene Whisnant Mason, and was a CNA with West...

 

County Jobless Rate Increases In October - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate increased from 5.1 percent in September to 5.2 percent in October, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 

Carol Jean McCall

Carol Jean McCall 74, of Balsam Grove, passed away peacefully at Mission Hospital Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Connie Gosnell, and her loving spouse, Sidney Riley McCall; sisters, Sandra Levasser and...

 

James "Jim" Edwin McKinna

James “Jim” Edwin McKinna, 84, of Etowah, passed away suddenly at his home Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, with his beloved dog, Mollie, at his side. He was the son of the late William Homer and Gladys Blythe McKinna. In addition to his parents, his...

 

Carolyn Powell Murdock

Carolyn Powell Murdock, 71, of Mills River, passed away Dec. 3, 2015, at Elizabeth House, after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 17, 1944, in Transylvania County. She graduated from Rosman High School and retired from Ecusta...

 

Howard "Roger" Orr

Howard “Roger” Orr, 71, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. He was the son of the late William Howard and Minta Baynard Orr. A native of Transylvania County, he was a member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church. He...

 

Ruth LaVerne Owen

Ruth LaVerne Owen, 64, of Balsam Grove, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late George T. Owen and Willie Mae Elmore Owen, and was the wife of the late Carol Willie Owen....

 

New Service

N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall visited the county's Register of Deeds office Tuesday to help kick off a new service. Electronic recording will now allow for real estate attorneys and others...

 

Sworn In

During Tuesday's regular Rosman Board of Aldermen meeting, Mark Miller , Larry Bullock (right) and Mayor Brian Shelton (not pictured) were sworn on to the board for four-year terms. (Times photo by...

 

Legal Notices for December 10, 2015

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA CIVIL ACTION 15-CVS-447 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Plaintiff, v. REGINALD D. HEINITSH, JR., ET UX, ET AL, Defendants. NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY...

 

Gallery Features Art By Hart, Hawk And Lassiter – Brevard NC

Number 7 Arts Galley is currently featuring the works of Freddie Hart, Barbara Hawk and Dave Lassiter. Hart creates uncommon enamel art and has been working with copper enameling for many years. She...

 

BLT To Hold Auditions For 'Kitchen Witches' Dec. 12-13 – Brevard NC

Brevard Little Theatre’s auditions for “Kitchen Witches” are Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12 and 13, at 2 p.m. This comedy written by Caroline Smith won the 2005 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest. The play runs weekends from Feb. 19...

 

Author Cancels Book Signing – Brevard NC

E. B. Hunter, scheduled to appear at Highland Books on Saturday at 3 p.m., has cancelled this program due to a death in his family. He is the author of “The Chronicles of Dillon and Fuzzy,” a book for children on dealing with bullying. The...

 

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