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New Taxes Are Inequitable

Last Monday, Feb. 29, if you took your car in for service repairs, you paid no tax on the services provided by mechanic. Today, if you take your car in for service repairs, you will pay a sales tax on the services provided by the mechanic. It’s...

 

Amber Alert: Missing - Dixie Bailey

Dixie Bailey (15-years old) Last seen in Brevard, NC North Carolina AMBER Alert. The Brevard Police Department is searching for 15 year old Dixie Mae Bailey. She is approximately 5 feet 4 inches...

 

Politics Of Fear

While in West Berlin on June 12, 1987 Republican President Ronald Reagan implored Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the barrier between East and West Berlin, uniting the two Germanys. Republicans touted this as a huge victory for democracy without...

 

A Good Outcome

In early January of this year, a horse died in Windover Farms subdivision and made the front page of this newspaper. Since that time, the remaining ten horses continued living in deplorable conditions, often going several days without food or water....

 

Make Our Schools Safer

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPT) has released a report that Transylvania County Schools has the highest crime rate in the state. What does that mean? It means that all of our children and the community have been tainted with...

 

Trump And David Duke

Now that we have a slight but horrifying chance that The Donald could get the Republican nomination, how can any person of color in this country feel safe, when it takes this candidate several days to stammer around being either too bigoted or too...

 

News Flash!

In a stunning political turnaround well-known tax evader operator Al Sharpton has endorsed GOP front runner Donald Trump. Sharpton vows to leave the country if Trump is elected President. This announcement comes shortly after Democrat candidates...

 

Sanders Supports Seniors

“It is beyond my understanding why the Democratic Party has not focused on the needs of seniors much more than they have — and you better believe I plan to.” — Bernie Sanders Just how is Bernie Sanders leading the fight for senior citizens?...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    March 7, 2016

Driver Charged After Wreck - Brevard NC

The driver in a crash who left an SUV turned on its roof, sent three people to the hospital and tied up traffic on the Asheville Highway last Wednesday has been charged. Caleb Overcash, 19, of...

 

Roy Cooper Comes To Town-Brevard NC

N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper came to Transylvania County Friday to raise support for his bid to unseat incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory in the 2016 election. "I love coming to Transylvania County, the l...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 7, 2016

Speakers: Butterflies, Bats Need Help - Brevard NC

The challenges facing Monarch butterflies and bats were discussed during the recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. Right now, Joyce Pearsall said, Monarch butterflies are in...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    March 7, 2016

Local Wins Emmy For Editing - Brevard NC

A Brevard filmmaker has won an Emmy for his editing work on a documentary. Philip Henry was awarded an Emmy for his work on the short documentary program "Roy Williams' Game Day Security Blanket" duri...

 

Prescribed Burns Planned For Gorges - Brevard NC

State park staff, along with professionals with the N.C. Parks and Recreation Natural Resources program, plan to conduct prescribed burns during the coming weeks at Gorges State Park. The park staff has partnered with N.C. Forestry Service personnel...

 

Boy Scout Troop 701 Selling Pine Straw - Brevard NC

Boy Scout Troop 701 is holding its annual “Long Leaf Pine Straw Sale.” For $6 a bale, the Troop will deliver, free of charge, to the buyer’s home. There is a five-bale minimum order, with the order deadline set for March 13. Delivery day is...

 

With All Due Respect

Are we ready for president Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or a third party candidate yet to declare? Though wanting to appear as a regular Democrat, Bernie’s socialistic messages place him far to the left of most Americans. His...

 

Carter Owes An Apology

Like Mr. Dan Carter of Pisgah Forest, I do not ordinarily respond to letters from other contributors to the opinion section of this newspaper regarding their editorial opinions, but there the similarity ends. Indeed, I would not be sending this one...

 

A Dangerous Man

On the evening of Super Tuesday, as CNN’s commentators kept trying to categorize the source of Trump’s rising red tide of victories, they credited his “outsider” status. But Trump is way beyond an outsider: he is drawing millions of votes,...

 

Legal Notices for March 7, 2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT TO N.C. G.S. 44A-43(c) Name and Address of Lienor: Pisgah Mini Storage LLC 281 Whitmire St. Brevard, NC 28712 Various items of personal property located at the above address are being sold pursuant to the assertion of...

 

Self Storage Open For Business

A ribbon cutting was held Friday at the Forest Gate Self Storage facility on Ecusta Road. On hand were Carolyn Hardin, Don Debiase, Trent Hardin, Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris, Moonyean Wood, Clark...

 

Let The People Vote

NAACP Transylvania and fellow branches around the state marched March 5 to call attention to early voting and to underscore their commitment to voting rights. (Courtesy photo)...

 

Prokofiev Brought To Life In Music, Painting – Brevard NC

The Brevard Philharmonic hosted "Fifth Grade Does Prokofiev" Wednesday at the Brevard College Porter Center. (Times Photos by Michael Rogers)...

 

Iona Delphine Craig (Hamilton)

Iona Delphine Craig (Hamilton), 84, of Brevard, went home to be with her Lord and savior Jesus Christ Feb. 24, 2016, at Care Partners Hospice Care Center in Asheville. A native of Yancey County, she...

 

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, and his sisters, Dot Cranford, Lucy Rogers, Phyllis Moss,...

 

Jason Brady Johns, J.D.

Jason Brady Johns, J.D., 25, of Charlotte, passed away March 4, 2016. He was the beloved boyfriend of Ashley Sineath; son of Tracie Lankford (Johns); and grandson of Wayne and Linda Johns. He graduated from Winthrop University in 2012 where he...

 

James W. (Jim) Liston

James W. (Jim) Liston, of Penrose, passed away at his home Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, following a long illness. Born in Colleton County, S.C., near Smoaks, in September of 1929, he was the son of the...

 

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