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Articles from the May 14, 2015 edition

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 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Brevard Ranked As A Top Spot To Start A Business - Brevard NC

Transylvania County has made several efforts to improve on its economic viability in recent years, and a new study shows all that hard work is paying off, as the city of Brevard was named one of the top 10 best places to start a ne... — Updated 5/14/2015


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Jacques Helps Sutton Knob's Pavilion 'Go Green' – Transylvania County NC

Ryan Jacques, owner of Going Green Builders and a fourth generation builder, is dedicated to building environmentally friendly homes and structures. “Basically, I just want to build the healthiest, most energy efficient home I... — Updated 5/13/2015


Food Matters Announces Staff Changes, New Store – Brevard NC

Food Matters Market & Café announces that it will be opening a new store in Hickory, next month and with that expansion, announces new staff changes in Brevard. As the Food... — Updated 5/13/2015


Mountain River Tap And Growlers Opens – Brevard NC

Mountain River Tap and Growlers held an official ribboncutting ceremony last Friday in honor of their new location at the Marathon gas station on the Asheville Highway. Mountain... — Updated 5/13/2015


SAFE To Host Friend Raising Fair – Brevard NC

SAFE will hold a Friend Raising Fair Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the field next to SAFE’s Attic, which is located at 168 North Broad St. There will be food, games, crafts and opportunities to learn about... — Updated 5/13/2015


Wheels To Work

Mary Lee Corn (left) and Zenobia Blu-Bey are "eager, motivated and wonderful women to work with," said Donna Raspa (third from left), director of Sharing House's Getting Ahead... — Updated 5/13/2015


Rocky's Marking 20 Years Of Grilling, Milkshakes – Brevard NC

While Rocky's Grill and Soda Shop in Brevard is turning 20 years old this spring, its history and ambiance go way back beyond 1995. It's one of those retro things, for sure. Back... — Updated 5/13/2015


United Way Celebrating 60 Years of Service – Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) celebrated 60 years of service to the community with a dinner and fundraising event Friday, May 8, at Brevard College's Porter Center. "At... — Updated 5/13/2015


New Path

Construction is underway on the Cherry Street Greenway in Brevard. The roughly 1,300-foot path begins at Spruce Street and intersects the city's mult-use path behind Transylvania... — Updated 5/13/2015

 By Derek McKissock    News

Christi Whitworth Recognized For Making A Difference - Brevard NC

Christi Whitworth received the AAUW's "Women Who Make a Difference Award" Tuesday during a luncheon at Connestee Falls. Whitworth, the education director at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Balsam Grove, is the... — Updated 5/13/2015


National Award Given To 'Inheritance' Founder - Brevard NC

Deric Milligan, a Pisgah Forest resident and Inheritance of Hope executive director, was honored Saturday during the 29th annual Ellis Island Medals of Honor ceremony on Ellis... — Updated 5/13/2015


Carolene Elizabeth Lewis "Tottie" Marchbanks

Carolene Elizabeth Lewis "Tottie" Marchbanks, of Clemson, S.C., loving wife for 72 years of the Honorable Claude V. Marchbanks, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at AnMed Health, of An... — Updated 5/13/2015


Patricia Bryant Mitchell

Patricia Bryant Mitchell, 72, of Easley, S.C., went to be with the Lord May 1, 2015. She was born in Brevard to the late Margaret Robertson Bryant and Wilton Elmer Bryant Loving wife of Vaughn E. Mitchell Sr. for 54 years, she was... — Updated 5/13/2015


Mayor's Good Advice

Sounding like your favorite uncle, Jimmy Harris can explain how city government works and how that affects you. He can tell you how to stop a pipe leak without spending an arm and a leg. He can coax the last dollar out of a... — Updated 5/13/2015


Pills Prevent Abortions

Missing from the recent letters about the morning after pill is the reason why these pills are used. The pills are used to prevent unwanted pregnancies and by preventing unwanted pregnancies, they prevent abortions. The morning... — Updated 5/13/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Schools Make Budget Pitch - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Commissioners heard budget requests from Transylvania County Schools (TCS), as well as the county’s volunteer fire departments and rescue squads, at the board’s regular meeting Monday night. The evening... — Updated 5/13/2015


Older Americans And Strokes

May is both Older Americans Month and Stroke Awareness Month. When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million Americans were 65 or older. In 2010 when the last U.S. census was taken, there were 40.3 million... — Updated 5/13/2015


A Charter To Educate

Thank you for the excellent editorial about North Carolina charter schools and the ways in which changes in these schools are further undermining our already stressed and diminished public schools. I was saddened to learn that dono... — Updated 5/13/2015


Riemann To Discuss Who Needs Palliative Care – Brevard NC

Facing a complicated illness is overwhelming for the patient and the family. Palliative care is a medical specialty that focuses on relieving the symptoms (e.g. nausea, pain,... — Updated 5/13/2015


'Live Well And Die Faithfully' Series Begins May 20 – Brevard NC

The book, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” by Atul Gawande, M.D., has sparked a lot of conversation since it was released in late 2014. Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd will host a series of... — Updated 5/13/2015


Fundraiser Planned To Support Chaplain Hendon – Brevard NC

A fundraiser for Chaplain Willie Hendon will be held on Saturday, May 16 at the Samuel’s Haven Thrift Shop on the Old Hendersonville Highway. The yard sale will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hendon is the founder and head chaplain... — Updated 5/13/2015


Blue Ridge Ringers To Perform At Lutheran Church – Brevard NC

Ragtime and spirituals, sacred music and handbells classics all will be heard at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard, on Sunday, May 17, at 4 p.m. The Blue Ridge Ringers, a western North Carolina community handbell... — Updated 5/13/2015


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian As a special part of the service on May 17, the Chancel Choir will perform choral settings of four different psalms. The choir will be conducted by Lawrence Doebler, this year’s conductor for... — Updated 5/13/2015


News of Organizations

Apple Country Woodworkers The Apple Country Woodcrafters (ACW) will be holding their monthly meeting at the Hendersonville City Operations Center located at 305 Williams St. in Hendersonville Monday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m., with a... — Updated 5/13/2015


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