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Articles from the April 18, 2016 edition

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 By Kevin Fuller    News

Murder For Hire Trial Begins-Brevard NC

A jury has been seated in the murder for hire trial, where a Fletcher man is accused of hiring a man to kill his wife. The trial of 47-year-old Darrell Lee Melton, who was charged... — Updated 4/20/2016

 

George Clyde Brown

George Clyde Brown, 74, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016. He was the son of the late Bert Elmer and Stella Moore Brown. He was preceded in death by his son,... — Updated 4/19/2016

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News

Nicholson Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charge - Brevard NC

The woman who shot her ex-boyfriend in the back during a dispute and was consequently charged with attempted murder has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Jonalyn Lacy Nicholson... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

Food Trucks, Music And Beer On Tap – Pisgah Forest NC

More than 500 people attended the first annual Oskar Blues Loaded Up and Truckin' food truck showdown Saturday afternoon at the Reeb Ranch. The festival brought more than a dozen... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

Marla Nicholson Basting

Marla Nicholson Basting, 48, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016. She was the daughter of the late John Dewey Nicholson. She was also preceded in death by her... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

Bowled Over

The annual Empty Bowl Soup Lunch fundraiser was held Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Brevard. Those who attended got to buy a handmade bowl, have it filled with soup... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

Forest Officials Highlight The Necessary Steps To Avoid Bear Encounters – Pisgah Forest NC

Officials from Pisgah National Forest are encouraging visitors to Graveyard Fields, Black Balsam and the Shining Rock Wilderness areas to be on the look-out for black bears. The... — Updated 4/18/2016

 
 By Park Baker    News

Conservancy Created To Aid National Forest - Brevard NC

A new organization, The Pisgah Conservancy, has recently been formed to address a lack of infrastructure funding in Pisgah National Forest. Nearly all public land managers rely on v... — Updated 4/18/2016

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News

Tour Shows What It Takes To Be Successful – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Economic Alliance is looking outside the borders of the county for insight on how to attract industry and help grow the economy. The alliance, which is a public/pri... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

Tax Reform

Today all North Carolina and U.S. income taxes are due. While most citizens are dutifully paying their taxes, the tax burden is continuing to shift from the wealthy and corporations to the poor, middle class and small businesses.... — Updated 4/18/2016

 
 By John Lanier    News

Academy Approves Outdoor Plan - Brevard NC

Wednesday evening The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors unanimously approved a Master Outdoor Plan for its new campus on the Hendersonville Highway. The new plan could cost up to $1 million and... — Updated 4/18/2016

 
 By Park Baker    News

Town Champions Efforts On Pool- Brevard NC

The Rosman Board of Alderman discussed the Champion Park pool at its recent meeting. Alderman Mark Miller asked his fellow aldermen to spread the word about their efforts to revitalize the pool. Mayor Brian Shelton said that the... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

Jackie Prince Jr.

Military Rites for Jackie Prince Jr., 68, of Fletcher, will be presented at noon Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Western North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, in Black Mountain. To leave a condolence for the family of Jackie... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

Betty Owen Wilson

Betty Owen Wilson, 77, of Balsam Grove, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Harlow and Clora Owen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ru... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

Jackie Anita Ervin

Jackie Anita Ervin, 64, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016, at Piedmont Hospital, in Fayetteville County, Ga. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Bethel Baptist Church in... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

George G. Updike

George G. Updike, 91, of Stroudsburg, Pa., died Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Pocono Medical Center Hospice House, in East Stroudsburg. He was the loving husband of Constance (Connie) P. (Payne) Updike. He is survived by... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

Joel Hubbard

Joel Hubbard, 65, of Brevard, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Alton and Lucy Miller Hubbard. He served his country... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

Mary Mae Sizemore Bullock

Mary Mae Sizemore Bullock, 91, of Hertford, N.C., passed away Monday, April 11, 2016, at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City, N.C. Born in Yadkin County Nov. 23, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Columbus... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

Legal Notices for April 18, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 16-E-108 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the... — Updated 4/18/2016 Full story

 

Save Our Planet

While we are drowning in an ocean of advice about how to stop the destruction of our environment —our life support ecosystems—there are simple things we can all do to avoid extinction. Yesterday at the grocery store I watched... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

LGBT Frustration

Throughout my adult life I have had and still have many friends and co-workers in the LBGT community and LBGT family members as well. I have never thought more or less of them because their lifestyle may be different than mine.... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

Great Support Group

This month is National Parkinson’s Disease month. I would like to let your readers know about the Brevard-Hendersonville Parkinson’s Support Group. The people of this wonderful group helped us so much when my husband was... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

A Happy Patient

First, I’d like to thank Dr. Martin for sending me to a very good and kind dermatologist, Dr. Ron Marascalco. I first went to Dr. Marascalco’s office to fill out the paperwork. The waiting area was unlike most waiting areas... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

You May Save A Life

March 1 began as any other day with work, housework, errands, etc. Then, about 5 p.m. we received a phone call from my sister telling us that our brother-in-law, Miles, had been involved in a car accident in Shelby, N.C. He had... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

The Left Is At It Again

I can only look in awe at the skill that the left and its sycophants in the media have in putting people with traditional values on the defensive: •Believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and you’re a... — Updated 4/18/2016

 

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