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Joe Moore Resigns As City Manager -Brevard NC

Joe Moore resigned Tuesday morning as Brevard city manager. After a closed session to discuss a personnel matter, City Council accepted Moore's resignation, effective Tuesday,... — Updated 3/31/2015


Ask Us: City Stock Portfolio, Country Club Road, Extra School Hours

Does the city of Brevard have any holdings in fossil fuel companies in its portfolio? No, by statute, local governments cannot invest in stocks, according to the city. Are there plans to pave Country Club Road in Brevard? The road... — Updated 5/30/2017


Legal Notices For March 30, 2015

14 SP 108 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY   Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Julius Esby McCall and Bridgette Kerri McCall to Jennifer... — Updated 3/31/2015


Davidson River Was Commercial Center

On Aug. 1, 1783 both James Davidson and Benjamin Davidson applied to the State of North Carolina for land along the French Broad River. The process completing these sales was not... — Updated 3/30/2015


Transylvania County Awarded FEMA Food And Shelter Funds – Brevard NC

Steve Pulliam, the chief executive officer of the United Way of Transylvania County, announced that Transylvania County has been chosen to receive a $4,788 grant to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The... — Updated 3/30/2015


Merrill To Retire From ABAC On April 1

Picking green beans out in the field was Melvin Merrill's first job when he was a freshman at Berry College in 1960. In a 37-year career in the fundraising field at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, he hasn't picked any beans... — Updated 3/30/2015


Blue Ridge Biking Club To Meet April 8

The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club (BRBC) will kick off the spring riding season with a club meeting Wednesday, April 8, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Sycamore Cycles located at 146 Third Aveue East in Hendersonville. This meeting is design... — Updated 3/30/2015


Recognized For Service

Long-time EMS employee Jeff Pressley (left) stands beside Bobby Cooper, EMS director, as county commissioners read a proclamation honoring Pressley's 32 years of service to the county at last Monday's commissioners meeting.... — Updated 3/30/2015


News of Organizations

AARP AARP Chapter 8 will meet Wednesday, April 8, at 10:15 a.m. in Room 17 at Opportunity House, located at 1411 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville. There will be refreshments, a brief business meeting with a program,... — Updated 3/30/2015


London To Address Parkinson's Group – Brevard NC

Richard London will be the "Parkinson's Awareness" month speaker, April 14. The support group meets at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian... — Updated 3/30/2015


Easter Egg Extravaganza

More than 8,500 eggs, loaded by 15 volunteers over a three-week period, marked the 18th annual VFW Ladies' Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt Sunday. Special eggs contained tickets to be... — Updated 3/30/2015

 By Park Baker    News

State Official Visits Brevard To Support 'Historic' Tax Credits - Brevard NC

On an "awareness tour" promoting the need to reinstate the historic preservation tax credit, N.C. Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz stopped in Brevard last Thursday to highl... — Updated 3/30/2015


Willard Bruce "Red" Davis

Willard Bruce “Red” Davis, 74, of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully Monday, March 23, 2015, at his home. Born in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., he was preceded in death by his parents, Willard Theophilus and Betty Jane... — Updated 3/30/2015


Ruby Wright Baynard

Ruby Wright Baynard, 80, of Asheville, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at John F. Keever Solace Center. She was born Feb. 11, 1935, in Buncombe County, where she had lived all of... — Updated 3/30/2015


Lillian Cabe Morris

Lillian Cabe Morris, 88, of Brevard, passed away March 26, 2015. A native of Sylva, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Otis and Victoria Hall Cabe. In addition to her parents,... — Updated 3/30/2015


Sarah McCormick

Sarah Ida Lackey McCormick, 80, of Bessemer City, N.C., died March 25, 2015 at Shelby Hospital. A native of Gaston County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Sarah Susan... — Updated 3/30/2015


Use Headlights In Rainy Weather

Julie E. Lee’s article on “Committing to Cautious Driving,” provided an excellent run-down on the things you should do to prepare for a road trip in your automobile. Although it is not directly on point with the items... — Updated 3/30/2015


Fooling Consumers

With April Fools’ Day just around the corner, it appears that the meat, egg, and dairy industries have been playing us for fools all year round. Their more remarkable hoaxes include “California’s happy cows,” “Free-range... — Updated 3/30/2015


Responses Required

Recent opinion letters criticizing Republican actions related to the Iran open letter literally begs for a response. Most people agree that the decision to send the letter was questionable at best, but I submit that the motivation... — Updated 3/30/2015


Hendon Deserves Help

As I write, my heart is going out to Chaplain Willie Hendon and his wife, Julie. He’s the founder and lead Chaplain of the Chaplain Program for the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. He oversees the volunteer program, heads... — Updated 3/30/2015


Law & Order

During the March 5 Superior Court term in Transylvania County the following cases were handled: Nicholas McDevitt was sentenced to 48 months for possessing chemicals used to make methamphetamine. Avery Hamlin was sentenced to 29... — Updated 3/30/2015


BLT's Best Play Yet

If you want to really enjoy yourself and experience good hearty laughs over and over, don’t miss the current BLT play, “How Does Your Garden Grow?” written by N.C. playwright Aubrey Simpson, the hilarity of our Southern... — Updated 3/30/2015

 By Park Baker    News

More Headwaters State Forest Land To Be Bought - Brevard NC

The Duke Energy Water Resources Fund has donated $100,000 to the N.C. Conservation Fund to purchase more land for inclusion in the Headwaters State Forest. Roughly 4,200 acres of land have been purchased so far from former... — Updated 3/30/2015


State Autocrats

For all their talk about preserving democracy, the Constitution and people’s rights, the actions of many in the General Assembly betray their words. In fact, their actions are more autocratic than democratic. One of their latest... — Updated 3/30/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Restoring A 'Mighty Giant' Focus Of CMLC Presentation - Brevard NC

With average heights reaching more than 80 feet and trunk diameters measuring as much as 12 feet, American chestnut trees once dominated the forests of the eastern United States, ranging from Alabama to Maine and earning the... — Updated 3/30/2015


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