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College Art Center Again Evacuated-Brevard NC

Brevard College's Sims Art Center building was evacuated again Wednesday after an initial evacuation on Feb. 11 due to fumes created by the external portable heating unit. The temporary boiler that...

 

Revitalizing Democracy

On Feb. 5, three federal judges ruled that North Carolina’s drawing of the 1st and 12th Congressional districts violated the U.S. Constitution and must be redrawn. It was a step towards revitalizing democracy in North Carolina. The 1st...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    February 18, 2016

Prosecution: Charles O'Shields Executed Toby Mathis-Brevard NC

During opening statements of the Charles O’Shields' murder trial today (Thursday), Assistant District Attorney Beth Dierauf said that O’Shields executed Toby Mathis on April 6, 2011. “He acted as the judge, jury and executioner of Toby...

 

They Are Kidding, Right?

Brevard, like many towns of similar size, is struggling to bring in new business to increase jobs and enhance the tax base to meet its many infrastructure needs. In this struggle, Brevard has three very important attributes: A diverse tourism base,...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Sunday, Feb. 21, in the Christian Speakers Forum Class, Dr. Keith Parker will conclude his three-part lecture series on The Crusades at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. The class begins at 9:45 a.m. in...

 

All Invited To The Ninth Women's Day Of Reflection – Brevard NC

The ninth Women’s Day of Reflection will be held Saturday, March 12, at Sacred Heart Church, 150 Brian Berg Lane, Brevard. This event brings women of all denominations throughout Transylvania County and surrounding areas together for a day of...

 

Tepper To Discuss 'Is Christianity Reasonable?'At Brevard College – Brevard NC

Brevard College’s FCA and Student Life will host a unique Faith and Reason event Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. International Christian apologist and lecturer, Michelle Tepper, will be the guest speaker. Her presentation, “Is Christianity...

 

Kids' 'Backyard Barnyard' Club Open To New Members – Brevard NC

The Backyard Barn-yard 4-H Club provides unique opportunities for young people ages 5 and up to learn about farm animals without having to own one. Monthly meetings are held every third Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Club leaders are Anita Arnold and Ja...

 

News Of Organizations

Democratic Women The Democratic Women’s Club of Transylvania County will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 22, at the Pisgah Fish Camp. Brief presentations and discussion on “energizing younger voters” will be led by Stepheny Hines, a stude...

 

DeVores Celebrate 50 Years Together

John "J.B." and Louise DeVore, of Brevard, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 18, 2016. They were married Feb. 18, 1966, in Pickens, S.C. They have one child, Karen Warren, and one...

 

Guinn Hinman To Discuss Historic Site Management – Brevard NC

Brevard College faculty, staff and students, as well as community members interested in learning about the field of historic site management, museums and historic preservation won’t want to miss BC alumna Guinn Hinman speak at the college...

 

Friends For Life Forever Farm Seeks Donations For Box Truck – Lake Toxaway NC

The Friends for Life Treasure Shop retail store sells furniture, home accessories, antiques, collectibles, and jewelry and one-of-a-kind items at bargain prices. All proceeds from The Friends for Life Treasure Shop supports The Friends for Life...

 

Transylvania County Medication Assistance Program Adds Coverage – Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s Medication Assistance Pr-gram (MAP) is designed to help uninsured low income individuals determine their eligibility for medication assistance, discuss which types of income documentation will be needed to apply, help fill...

 

Perkins Family Expanding Stores-Brevard NC

Longtime downtown Brevard retail stores, D.D. Bullwinkel's General Store and Moosetracks Footwear, will move to a new shared location in mid-2016. The new location is the former Belk's building at 60...

 

Thomas Gary Henninger

Thomas Gary Henninger, 16, of Versailles, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. He was born in Lexington, Ky. to Eric Russell Henninger and Lori Jean Hibbard Henninger, of Versailles. In addition...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    February 18, 2016

O'Shields' Jury Takes A Lengthy Time To Pick - Brevard NC

As of 2 p.m., Wednesday, 12 jurors and one alternate juror had been seated in the Charles O'Shields' murder case. As of going to press, prosecutors and the defense still had to pick two alternates...

 

Pauline E. Kessler

Pauline E. Kessler, 102, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at the Oaks of Brevard, after a period of declining health. She was born in Wheeling, W.Va. and was the wife of the late Harold V. Kessler, who died in 2000. Her parents; her...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 18, 2016

TNR Council Votes Against NRA - Brevard NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council passed a resolution last week opposing the creation of a National Recreation Area (NRA) for Pisgah National Forest and the creation of more wilderness area....

 

Richard Darrell Hooper

Richard Darrell Hooper, 78, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. Originally from Cashiers, he was the son of the late John Will and Zona Cloer Hooper. In addition to his parents, his...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    February 18, 2016

City Police Looking For A New Site For A Firing Range - Brevard NC

The Brevard Police Department is searching for a new firing range, after plans for construction of a new wastewater treatment tank will force them out of their current location on Wilson Road later this year. “We are going to be looking at...

 

Wintry Weather Makes Travel Dicey, Dangerous And Cancels School, Events - Brevard NC

Earlier this week, the winter weather again played havoc in Transylvania County, causing dangerous road conditions, canceling school and forcing the rescheduling of events. On Monday, reports came in early over 911 communications dispatch of cars,...

 

Recent Rainfall Brings Flood Insurance Into View - Brevard NC

This past weekend, Mark Burrows, the county’s director of planning and community development, was jogging along the Davidson River when he noticed both the river’s clarity and volume. With the recent heavy snow and even more recent rainfall, the...

 

County Departments Lay Out Achievements, Goals (Part 2) – Brevard NC

(Editor’s Note: Earlier this month, the Transylvania Board of Commissioners began the budget preparation process by hearing from the departments that make up Transylvania County Government. About 75 percent of county services are mandated by the...

 

Keith Roger Poole

Keith Roger Poole, 79, of Brevard, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at his home. Born in South Plainfield, N.J., he was the son of the late John and Eleanor Stine Poole. His sister, Barbara Parentiss, and brother, John Jackie Poole, also preceded...

 

Crystal Lea Cleveland Phillips

Crystal Lea Cleveland Phillips, of Thomasville, Ga., formerly of Brevard, passed away Feb. 16, 2016, in Pavo, Ga. She is survived by her husband, Buddy Lester Phillips, of Thomasville, Ga.; her adoptive parents, Frank Leon Cleveland and Vera Elaine...

 

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