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Ask Us Answered-Brevard NC

Why doesn’t the city of Brevard allocate more funds to fixing the roads, rather than beautification projects to attract tourists? City Manager Joe Moore provided the following response: The allocation of funds toward one area or... — Updated 5/30/2017


Three Courthouse Offices Closed After Engineering Recommendation

A recent incident where concrete fell from a ceiling at the Transylvania County courthouse has led to the closing of at least three offices following a recommendation by a local... — Updated 3/24/2015


Legal Notices For March 23, 2015

110 .009753 14-SP-1 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Norman E Denslow Jr. and... — Updated 3/24/2015 Full story


News of Organizations

Easter Egg Hunt Ladies Auxiliary VFW 4309 announces the 18th Annual Easter Egg Hunt event will take place Sunday, March 29. Mr. Bunny will arrive at 12:45 p.m. and the children ages 1 to 3 will hunt for eggs in their designated... — Updated 3/23/2015


City Manager Joe Moore Joins Brevard Rotary Club – Brevard NC

The Rotary Club of Brevard is continuing with its membership drive for 2015. The most recent addition is the city manager of Brevard, Joseph Moore. Moore was appointed by the mayor... — Updated 3/23/2015


Mark Tilley Qualifies For Edward Jones' Conference – Brevard NC

The Edward Jones Financial Advisors’ Leadership Conference recognizes financial advisors who are among the leaders in the financial-services firm. The conference also will provide additional training to help them serve more... — Updated 3/23/2015


Bonnie Cantrell Sample

Bonnie Cantrell Sample, of Candler, born Aug. 9 (39 and holding) passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Albert Hood and Grace Kilpatrick Cantrell.... — Updated 3/23/2015


John Lincoln Olewine

John Lincoln Olewine passed away March 9, 2015, at his Tore's Home residence from natural causes. He was 88 years old. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Louise Elder Smith... — Updated 3/23/2015


Elizabeth Virginia Dietz

The family of the late Elizabeth Virginia Dietz would like to invite anyone who knew her to join them in celebrating her life Sunday, March 29, 2015, 9:30 a.m. at the English Chapel, in Pisgah National Forest. A Sunday service... — Updated 3/23/2015


James Ogden Owens

James Ogden Owens, 88, of Brevard, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at The Oaks of Brevard. Born in Utica, N.Y., he was the son of the late James Carroll and Agnes Ogden Owens. In addition to his parents, his wife of 44 years, Rody... — Updated 3/23/2015


Addie Owen Fisher

Addie Owen Fisher, 95, of Lake Toxaway, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at the Brian Center in Brevard, after a brief illness. Her family surrounded her. A... — Updated 3/23/2015


Renee Braun

Aided by the Spirit and her love of life, the family of Renee Braun sadly reports her death, which occurred Feb. 26, 2015. The daughter of Jules and Fanny Jokel, she was born in... — Updated 3/23/2015


Signs Of Spring

Friday was the first official day of spring, but in the past couple of weeks people have already being getting out and about, visiting Transylvania County's many natural... — Updated 3/23/2015


Graveyard Fields Closed To Overnight Camping - Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service is temporarily closing the Graveyard Fields Area to overnight camping. This closure, issued in consultation with the N.C. Wildlife Commission, has been implemented due to human safety concerns after a bear... — Updated 3/23/2015


Excessive Police Force?

Why do court proceedings for the two misdemeanor charges against Michael Kitchen for resisting arrest keep getting delayed? It’s been four years! Are these court delays an attempt to cover up excessive use of force by several... — Updated 3/23/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

School Board Reviews Board Policy Manual -Brevard NC

At its Feb. 23 meeting, the Transylvania Board of Education reviewed options for converting the existing board policy manual to a new policy manual based on and aligned with the North Carolina School Board Association (NCSBA)... — Updated 3/23/2015


The Free Clinic And The Health Department

Kudos must go to The Free Clinic about the change in name to the Medication Assistance Program (MAP). It now reflects what is does: help get medication to those who meet its eligibility requirements. The historical article in the... — Updated 3/23/2015


County's Jobless Rate Increased In January - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate increased from 5.4 percent in December to 6.2 percent in January, according to preliminary figures from the state Division of Employment Security. The local jobless numbers only take into... — Updated 3/23/2015

 By John Lanier    News

Platon Highlights Military, Celebrities - Brevard NC

(Editor’s Note: This is the second and final article about a recent presentation made by internationally renowned photographer Platon at Brevard College. Photos discussed may be viewed at Platon spent a year with... — Updated 3/23/2015


Obama Is Self-Destructive

As a voter, a citizen, a patriot, a Republican and a disabled veteran, here is a reply to those Democrats who have nothing better to do except write junk in the local newspaper. They indicate that Republicans sabotaged Obama’s... — Updated 3/23/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Planning Board Debates Survey - Brevard NC

The midnight oil was burning last Thursday as the Transylvania County Planning Board worked long into the night preparing for two meetings in April that will serve as the first steps toward developing the county’s 2025... — Updated 3/23/2015


Netanyahu Represents Israel, Not U.S.

Mr. Muir is correct about Netanyahu being a realist and a hard pushing politician. However, he has one job and the president of the United States has a different job. Netanyahu has the responsibility to lead and defend Israel... — Updated 3/23/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Public Gives Input on Parks Projects - Brevard NC

Two local playgrounds are just a few months away from getting facelifts and last Tuesday members of the public got their first chance to offer feedback on the different equipment and layout proposals. The input session, held at... — Updated 3/23/2015


Beware Sales Tax Changes

For some time there have been two North Carolinas. There is the prosperous Piedmont with burgeoning communities and the rest of the state, which has experienced nominal growth. Now some politicians from rural areas are attempting... — Updated 3/23/2015

 By John Lanier    News

Electric Vehicle Owners Want Charging Stations - Brevard NC

In the tri-county area of Buncombe, Henderson and Transylvania counties, only Transylvania does not have a public place or work place where drivers can recharge their electric vehicles (EVs). About a dozen people were on hand... — Updated 3/23/2015


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