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Law and Order Report

The Brevard Police Department arrested Krista Rodriguez, 34, of Brevard on April 25 and charged her with felony larceny from McDonald's. She was placed on a $5,000 unsecured bond.... — Updated 5/1/2015


DA: Law Enforcement Justified In Defending Themselves Against Lester Brown

District Attorney Greg Newman announce today that he has been briefed by a special agent for the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation concerning the shooting death of Lester Randolph Brown on March 9 in Transylvania... — Updated 5/1/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Commissioners Hear Department Trends, Goals – Brevard NC

Budget season officially began Monday night as Transylvania County commissioners heard brief presentations from 25 different department heads in advance of multiple budget workshops coming up in the next two months. The format of... — Updated 4/30/2015


Food Concerns

The vegan lifestyle may be comfortable for some people, but may I remind you, back when early inhabitants were walking over from Siberia, the people were meat eaters. They knew nothing about agriculture, partly because they were... — Updated 4/29/2015


Bradford Carson To Play At The Farmers' Market – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Farmers' Market continues its tradition of weekly live music by local musicians by hosting Bradford Carson this Saturday, May 2. Many styles of music influence... — Updated 4/29/2015


TC Arts Calls For Artists – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has announced its newest fundraiser, Art Spark, ignite your passion for the Arts! This summer garden party will be held Sunday, Aug. 9, at The Barn located at Old Bishop Place Farm in Cedar... — Updated 4/29/2015


"Religious Freedom" Bill Blocked

Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bill blocked in North Carolina House. House speaker Tim Moore told reporters that the so-called “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” modeled after the law in Indiana, would not move... — Updated 4/29/2015


Pills Are Abortafacients

I would like to thank Dan Carter for his opinion letter titled, “Another Embarrassing Bill.” I was unaware of the bill proposed by our state representative, Chris Whitmire concerning a “valued based program” as quoted by... — Updated 4/29/2015


Brevard, Our Caring Community

On April 9, 2015, a friend of mine ran up against a curb on Park Avenue after turning off Highway 276, causing a tire to deflate. One of the lord’s angels driving right behind her, immediately stopped and put on her spare tire,... — Updated 4/29/2015



I am delighted that Nathanael Meese plans to travel to Israel in September and hope that his musical fundraiser Saturday, April 18, was successful. I am apprehensive, however, about his intent to “minister to the young children... — Updated 4/29/2015


Secretive Trade

In a global economy, nothing is more important than trade and regulations regarding trade. That is why it is essential Congress and the American people have access to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership legislation and that the... — Updated 4/29/2015


Pack 701 Provides Some 'Hope' – Brevard NC

Scouting provides unique, life-changing experiences for youth. Inheritance of Hope does the same for families facing the loss of a parent through its Legacy Retreats,... — Updated 4/29/2015

 By John Lanier    News

Bishop Delivers His Message Of 'God's Family' – Brevard NC

All people, regardless of their differences, are God's children, and Jesus of Nazareth came to show people how to move from being self-interested toward becoming God's family. That... — Updated 4/29/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Public Gives Feedback On Planning - Brevard NC

Roughly 100 people were in attendance Tuesday night at the Brevard Community Church as part of the 2025 Comprehensive Plan Public Input Session. The gathering was the first opportun... — Updated 4/29/2015


James C. Wyatt "Wildman"

James C. Wyatt, “Wildman,” 59, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. His parents, Earl and Stella Cody Wyatt, preceded him in death. Survivors include his son, Jay, and his... — Updated 4/29/2015


Barbara "Jo" Pangle Powell

Barbara "Jo" Pangle Powell, 81, of Rosman, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015.   She was the daughter of the late Ernest Charles Pangle and Bertick Rogers Holcombe. In addition to... — Updated 4/29/2015


Frank Owen

Frank Owen, 91, of Balsam Grove, went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 26, 2015. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Ephraim and Laurie McCall Owen, and was the husband of the late Bessie Galloway Owen. He... — Updated 4/29/2015


Sarah Marie "Shirley" Hunsinger Osteen

A reunion in heaven took place as Sarah Marie "Shirley" Hunsinger Osteen left her earthly home and set foot on streets of gold as she was greeted by family and friends and entered i... — Updated 4/29/2015


Steven Keith Marschke

Steve Marschke, of Davis, Calif. went to be with our Lord April 8, 2015. He succumbed to cancer. Born in Santa Monica, Calif. May 23, 1963, he graduated from U.C. Davis and enjoyed... — Updated 4/29/2015


Dorothy Myrtle "Dot" Dobbins

bbins, 95, passed away April 21, 2015, in Raleigh, N.C. Born in Indianapolis, Ind. in 1920, she was the daughter and only child of Ivan and Emilie Crouch. In addition to her parents, her husband, James “Dobby” Dobbins,... — Updated 4/29/2015


Carolyn M. Owen Childress

Carolyn M. Owen Childress, 77, of Boynton Beach, Fla. and formerly of Brevard, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015. A native of Greenville, S.C., she was the daughter of the late R.E. and Cora Lucille Turner Moody. In addition to he... — Updated 4/29/2015


Elizabeth G. Ball

Elizabeth G. Ball, 92, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015. A native of Biloxi, Miss., she was the daughter of the late James Monroe and Georgia Payne Swanzy. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in... — Updated 4/29/2015


Dorothy Ellen Baer

Dorothy Ellen Baer, 91, of Manassas, Va., formerly of Brevard, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Novant Health Prince William Medical Center. She was preceded in death by stepsons,... — Updated 4/29/2015


Legal Notices For April 30, 2015

CREDITOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Richard C. Tresise, deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to... — Updated 4/29/2015 Full story

 By Park Baker    News

Ecusta Trail Gets Financial Boost - Brevard NC

The Henderson County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) Tuesday approved a tax appropriation to help fund construction of the proposed Ecusta Trail. Board member Selena Einwechter, owner of the Bed and Breakfast on Tiffany Hill,... — Updated 4/29/2015


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