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Legal Notices For February 12, 2015

CREDITOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of William H. Jackson, deceased, late of Trans-ylvania County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the under... Full story

 

BC Hoops Coach Plans "Red Out" For Saturday's Game

Head men’s basketball coach Lee Burgess and assistant coach Kaylin Johnson have designated tomorrow’s crucial South Atlantic Conference contest against Coker as a “red out” game in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s Heart... Full story

 

Fashion Show Saturday – Brevard NC

The public is invited to a free fashion show at 4 p.m., Saturday, at Bethel “A” Baptist Church in Brevard. The fashion show will feature Afrocentric designs by two Brevard designers — Wilma Lewis and Sherry Edington. The show will feature 24...

 

Area Girls Ages 9-14 Invited To SciGirls Program About Bees – Brevard NC

Area girls ages 9-14 are invited to a SciGirls program Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Transylvania County Extension Office, 98 East Morgan St., in Brevard. Co-hosted by PARI and the...

 

Great Coach, Great Man

“Dean Smith was the perfect picture of what a basketball coach should have been.” -Roy Williams, UNC basketball coach When former University of North Carolina Tarheel basketball coach Dean Smith passed away last weekend, the state truly lost a le...

 

Council Backs Tax Increase For Paths, Sidewalks - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat Jan. 29-30 at the library. The following is the third in a series of articles about the issues discussed and decisions made during the retreat. Brevard City Council indicated it is wil...

 

We Need Jobs, Not Meters

Brevard City Council is strongly considering parking meters and parking garages for patrons of the downtown business district. Initial costs are very high and could become a tax burden on residents of Brevard and possibly the entire county. The...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 12, 2015

Drug Pleas Heard - Brevard NC

Minnie Bell Smith was sentenced to 70-84 months in prison after pleading guilty this week in Transylvania County Superior Court to several drug-related charges, including heroin trafficking. Smith was also fined $50,000. In other pleas: • Joseph Cl...

 

What An Honor

Today I attended a memorial service for a 94 year-old World War II Veteran. There aren’t many of those left, so it was a distinct honor to witness the service and honor of a rapidly fading breed. The religious part of the service was well done and...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 12, 2015

Rosman Wants ABC Board - Rosman NC

Tuesday night the Rosman Board of Aldermen decided to pursue establishing an ABC Board for the town. Town Attorney Donald Barton said he had been in contact with ABC personnel in Raleigh and was informed that the old Rosman ABC Board had been discont...

 

County OKs Fire Job Funding - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners approved funding for a full-time fire inspector and heard an evaluative report on the “Whose Water Is It Anyway” conference held last November during the board’s regular meeting Monday night. The request for...

 

Alternate To Metered Parking

I can’t think of a better way to hurt our struggling downtown businesses than to impose parking fees on curbside parking. That would give residents even more incentive to drive to a mall or shopping center in south Asheville or Hender-sonville...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 12, 2015

BA Board Discusses Enrollment, Finances - Rosman NC

Monday night the Board of Directors of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy discussed the necessary enrollment and finances the school will need to open at a new location in 2016. The school is in the process of purchasing the Old Woods...

 

Expanding Education Opportunities

In his State of the Union address President Barack Obama included an ambitious plan to expand educational opportunities across the USA by proposing free tuition in our community colleges for those who have shown the motivation and ability to be...

 

VISION Announces New Executive Director - Brevard NC

VISION Transylvania has announced the appointment of Dr. Steve Woodsmall as its executive director and course instructor. The VISION 10-month course is managed through the Blue Ridge Community...

 

Getting Ready For School

During a recent meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Chair-man Mike Hawkins suggested and the board unanimously agreed that the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners include funding for early childhood education as an issue to keep...

 

What A Hullabaloo!

Zia McConnell helps Isabella Gibbs and Xavi Morrison choose a book during Tuesday Hullabaloo! Children's Event at the library. Amber and Avery Cate Aiken near the end of their book, while Isiah...

 

Brevard And The Big Easy Share Connection – Brevard NC

It's a 638-mile journey from the corner of Broad and Main streets in Brevard to the corner of Royal and St. Peter streets in New Orleans' wild and wooly French Quarter, but the distance between the...

 

AAUW's Yellow Boxes In Place For 46th Book Sale – Brevard NC

AAUW yellow boxes are back. Look for them in convenient locations throughout Brevard and surrounding communities. For the 46th year, AAUW is asking for donations of used books to raise money at their Annual Book Sale to fund educational scholarships...

 

News of Organizations

Gem & Mineral Society The regular monthly meeting of the Henderson County Gem and Mineral Society will be held Monday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., at the Salvation Army Activity Center located at 239 3rd Ave E., Hendersonville. The public is invited....

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian A traditional Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Davidson River Hall, Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. Children from the church will lead a Mardi Gras parade...

 

Daylight Saving Time Will Begin March 8

Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Rosman remind the public that at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the United States begins and we set our clocks forward one hour. Some people get a bit...

 

USAF And Marines Announce Two New Military Decorations – Brevard NC

The U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force have recently announced two new military decorations. The Marine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon was established on Aug. 20, 2014. The ribbon recognizes the successful completion of a tour as a combat...

 

'Let's Loop WNC' Event Planned – Brevard NC

The Brevard Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America is participating in a project entitled “Let’s Loop Western North Carolina!” In support of this project the Asheville Chapter of HLAA has invited Dr. Juliette Sterkens, the National...

 

For Opera Soloist Hopkins 'Anything Goes' – Brevard NC

Her Twitter handle is, "The Met Diva;" but two minutes into any conversation with her proves she is anything but a diva. Mezzo-soprano Janet Hopkins, one of four soloists who will celebrate the music...

 

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