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 By Kevin Fuller    News    March 3, 2016

Driver Could Face Charges After Asheville Highway Wreck-Brevard NC

Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris said a driver could face charges in a crash on Asheville Highway that sent three to the hospital on Wednesday. According to Harris, a teen driver traveling south on...

 

Important For All To Vote

One-stop voting for the March 15 primary begins today. Unlike some primaries, there is a lot riding on this primary from a national, state and county perspective. As a result, Democrats, Republicans and Independents need to go the polls and cast...

 

A Republic If You Can Keep It

Once we believed in a benevolent government whose elected representatives made moral decisions for the sake of the nation. Such citizen politicians, aware of the tyrannies of history and their fallibility, joined deliberations of national...

 

'Sun Outage" Can Impact TV Viewing Pleasure-Brevard NC

Twice a year, during the spring and fall, television viewers across the country and locally may experience some degree of television interference due to a phenomenon known as "sun outages." Sun spot interference this spring is expected to take place...

 

Robert Thomas Barrett

Robert Thomas Barrett, 90, died Feb. 29, 2016, at his home in Pisgah Forest. He leaves his wife, Greta; daughters, Judith (DeRyke) and Ruth (Barrett-Rendler); brother, David; grandchildren, Mitchell,...

 

How Does Loan Work

I understand that the town of Brevard is borrowing $500,000 from the Rural Economic Development Division of the N.C. Department of Commerce. This will not be a grant, but a loan. It is my understanding that this $500,000 will help support the...

 

Roy B. Colvin

Roy B. Colvin, of Pisgah Forest and Daytona Beach, Fla., passed away Feb. 24, 2016, at the age of 78. He was a retired ironworker, Local 201, Washington, D.C., and a real estate investor. Son of the...

 

Phillip Lyday Fisher

Phillip Lyday Fisher passed away Feb. 23, 2016. He was born Aug. 30, 1945, to Russell Buren and Emily Hinkle Fisher, who preceded him in death, as well as his brothers, R.H., Joe and David; his sisters, Dot Cranford, Lucy Rogers, Phyllis Moss,...

 

Alphonso Kern Welch

Alphonso Kern Welch, 93, of Brevard passed away Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. He was the son of the late John Welch and Ida Reese Welch of Bedford, Va. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years,...

 

David Cornelius McCall

David Cornelius McCall, 68, of Balsam Grove, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Born June 24, 1947, in Rosman, he was the son of the late James Cornelius McCall and Viola McCall. He was a graduate of Rosman High...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian The theme of the Speakers Forum Class at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church in March is the “Road to the Cross.” The Rev. Dr. Tom Lewis will lead a three-week Lenten study on Sundays March 6, 20 and...

 

Legal Notices for March 3, 2016

NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned, having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Mamie B. Beasley, deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate... Full story

 

Professor Meyn To Present 'The Paradox Of Southern Womanhood – Brevard NC

Virginia Meyn will be discussing "The Paradox of Southern Womanhood in Literature and Life" at the AAUW branch meeting Tuesday, March 8, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd at 7 p.m. Everyone...

 

Happy 90th Birthday

Join family and friends for a 90th birthday celebration held in honor of Wesley H. Young, Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Old Hendersonville Hwy,...

 

Stan Smith Receives Golden Elephant Award – Brevard NC

The Eleventh Congressional District Republican Party recently held its Golden Elephant Awards Banquet at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher. This year's recipient from...

 

VA Eliminates Overall Worth For Hospital Use Eligibility – Brevard NC

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has changed the way it determines eligibility for use of VA health care. The VA has eliminated the use of overall worth. Instead of using the amount of the veterans’ total household annual income combined wit...

 

With The Services

Zachary C. Cozart U.S. Air Force Airman Zachary C. Cozart graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military...

 

Sharing House Treats Clients To Warm Clothes – Brevard NC

For Sharing House families it’s a clearance “sale” in every way – except all the winter clothing is free until the end of next week. It happens twice a year when the clothing room changes over to a new season. Winter clothing gets replaced...

 

Night Sky Observation Scheduled At PARI – Rosman NC

Just two days before the vernal equinox, the public is invited to join PARI astronomers for an observing session of the night sky Friday, March 18, at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute...

 

Early Voting Begins Thursday-Brevard NC

One-stop voting begins this Thursday, March 3, for the March 15 primary election. Any registered voter in Transylvania County may vote during the one-stop early voting period at either one-stop voting site – the library’s Rogow Room or Rosman...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    March 3, 2016

Overall County Property Values Fall Slightly - Brevard NC

Transylvania County property owners will most likely find their property reassessments in the mail in the coming days, with local tax officials saying changes in property values are varying across the county. Transylvania County Tax Administrator...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 3, 2016

Friend Recalls Harper Lee - Brevard NC

When Nelle Harper Lee passed away last month, America, and especially the South, lost a literary icon. For Transylvania County resident Jerry Brown, the impact was much deeper. He lost a good friend and literary confidant. Brown first met Lee in...

 

Amy Grant To Perform At BMC - Brevard NC

Brevard Music Center has announced platinum-selling recording artist and six-time Grammy winner Amy Grant will perform at its BMC Presents: 80th Anniversary Spectacular on Saturday, June 25, at 7:30...

 

Public May See Draft 'Building Blocks' Of Forest Service Plan - Brevard NC

Starting this month, the U.S. Forest Service will provide an opportunity for the public and partners to see draft building blocks of the Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Plan as they are being developed. Some initial building blocks of the plan are...

 

Community College Students Benefit From Furr Scholarship - Brevard NC

On Feb. 16, Sandra and Joe Furr met with Blue Ridge Community College President Dr. Molly Parkhill to present a check for $7,500 from the J. Daniel Furr Memorial Scholarship Fund for 2016. The fund...

 

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