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New: Scott McCombs Arrested In Florida

Scott McCombs, the man charged in the hit-and-run killing of Transylvania County resident Jerry Morgan in December 2012, and who authorities have been looking for since he failed to appear in Superior Court, has been found in Florida. Florida law...


More 'Headwaters State Forest' Preserved-Brevard NC

Today the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, The Conservation Fund and the U.S. Forest Service announced the latest achievements of a private-public partnership to conserve nearly 8,000 acres along the crest of the Blue...


Legal Notices for Feb.3, 2014



New: Transylvania Jobless Rate Falls Again

Transylvania County’s jobless rate decreased from 6.8 percent in November to 6.6 percent in December, according to the latest figures from the state Division of Employment Security (DES), which were released today. The local jobless numbers have...


Assault on the Carolinas Coming April 14-Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard has approved the staging of this year's Assault on the Carolinas in downtown. The event will be held from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., Saturday, April 12 on Main Street. The Water Oaks Suites will be the main staging area. More than...

 By Jeremiah Reed    News    February 3, 2014

Task Force Gives Its Pitch For New Economic Group - Brevard NC

In what was just the first of many steps to come, Transylvania County’s Independent Economic Development Task Force presented its recommendation for a new Transylvania County Economic Development...


Council To Explore Tax Options To Fund City Projects - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: Last Thursday and Friday, Brevard City Council held its annual retreat. The following is the first of several stories on some of the decisions made and discussions had during the retreat, which was held at Brevard College. Instead of...


Leming Bassett Corlis

Leming Bassett Corlis, 83, of Etowah, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his home.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Leming Corlis and Lucille Kramer Corlis. He was a member of the Mental Health Society of Broward Co., Fl. He is... Full story


Robert Stickle

Robert Stickle, of Brevard, died peacefully at home in his sleep with the help and support of Hospice. He was born in Freeport, Ill. and worked on Montegue and Muskegan, Mich. where he taught government and economics as well as coordinated the... Full story

 By Park Baker    News    February 3, 2014

Gorges Starts New Year With New Faces - Brevard NC

"The community is what we want this park to be built around," said Torry Nergart, one of three new rangers at Gorges State Park. Gorges, named for the four large river gorges that dissect the...


Dorothy "Dot" Holden Moore

Dorothy “Dot” Holden Moore, 83, of Hickory, N.C., formerly of Hendersonville, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Springs of Catawba after an extended illness. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha... Full story


Chris Whitmire Announces Re-election Bid – Brevard NC

N.C. Rep. Chris Whitmire announced his intention Monday to seek reelection to the N.C. House of Representatives. "I enjoyed tremendous success with multiple local, state, and national issues during...


Residents Warned Of Telephone Scam -Brevard NC

Recently, some Transylvania County residents have received telephone calls at their homes informing them that they have won a car, other prize or sweepstakes, according to a press release from Sheriff’s Office, but the calls are part of a scam.... Full story


Vera Mauney Misenheimer

Rejoice with family and friends in the long life and loving memory of Vera Mauney Misenheimer, who died Jan. 31, 2014, at the age of 95, at home in Rosman, surrounded by her three daughters. She... Full story


School Board Hosts Planning Retreat-Brevard NC

Transylvania County Board of Education will have its planning retreat from 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. today (Feb. 3) in the MEC Board Room. The retreat is open to the public....


Delores Ane Weibel

Delores Ane Weibel, 83, of Brevard, was called home to be with the Lord Dec. 28, 2013. Born in Dumont, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Delmar and Esther Clark. She is survived by her loving... Full story


Rosa Lee Walker Davis

Rosa Lee Walker Davis, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Brevard. She was a native of Transylvania County and a member of Glade Creek Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Ecusta Paper Mill. She is survived by a son,... Full story


Jeffrey Allen Benjamin

Jeffrey Allen Benjamin, 40, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. He is a member of Bethel “A” Baptist Church where the service will be held Wednesday at noon. Burial will follow in Davidson River... Full story


Wintry Lumberyard

Ansley Chappell and Kurt Reise, with Capturing WNC Photography, "caught" this image of the Brevard Lumberyard on King Street in the snow....


Lumberyard Follows Community's Lead – Brevard NC

After creating a calendar of all the events in the past year or more at the Brevard Lumberyard, Josh Leder noticed those events were helping define a vision for the site. "It's a gathering spot and a...


Artist Explains Mural – Brevard NC

Brian Tull, an awarding-winning artist from Tennessee, with help from his wife, Laura, painted the large mural of a man sitting on the tailgate of a truck on the wall at the Brevard Lumberyard. "Like...


Artie Wilson: A Steady Hand

On Sept. 1, 2014, County Manager Artie Wilson will retire. Wilson has served as county manager for 22 years. That is a long stint for anyone to serve as a county manager, particularly in one community. As people move up the hierarchy of government, t...


Glen Cannon

Opportunists look no further. Sad as it is, Glen Cannon Country Club has closed its doors. Now we have some 900 acres of prime Real Estate just waiting for development. The land is clear and for the most part level. Water is abundant and drainage...


Tore's Home Is The Best

My mom passed away Jan. 3 after spending her final eight months of life at Tore’s Home. From the first day of her time there until her last, Mom was treated with dignity and loving kindness and professionalism by each and every member of Tore’s...


The Cost Of Living

In your Jan. 20 paper you had an article on page 9A about “Gas Prices Fall Slightly” and then Jan. 27 you had an article on page 11A “Retail Gas Prices Remain Stable.” You must never get out of Brevard. You can go to surrounding counties and...


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