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Articles from the May 21, 2015 edition

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Scenes From Annual White Squirrel Festival

The annual White Squirrel Festival continues today in downtown Brevard offering fun and activities for all ages. Sunday's band lineup begins with Pretty Little Goat at noon... — Updated 5/24/2015


White Squirrel Festival, Memorial Day Parade Return - Brevard NC

Downtown Brevard is gearing up for its 12th annual celebration of a locally famous furry critter at the White Squirrel Festival. Spread over the three days of Memorial Day weekend,... — Updated 5/24/2015


Committees Ready As Summer Arrives – Brevard NC

(This is the fourth in a series of monthly articles about Brevard Music Center Association (BMCA), the volunteer support group for the Brevard Music Center (BMC). This month's... — Updated 5/20/2015


United Way Board Members Wash Donor Cars – Brevard NC

Members of the Board of Directors of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) spent part of a couple of May days at White Squirrel Car Wash "washing" cars for First Citizens Bank's... — Updated 5/20/2015


Farmers' Market Goes To The Dogs On Saturday – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Farmers' Market is going to the dogs this Saturday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and it's all thanks to sponsor Spring Valley Farm Dog Care. Bring your leashed, well-behaved pooch to the Farmers' Market for a morning of... — Updated 5/20/2015


Organizers Declare 'Brevard Cares' A Success – Brevard NC

The fourth annual "Brevard Cares" Community Clean-up event was a great success, according to its organizers. More than 100 volunteers came between rain storms on April 18 and spent... — Updated 5/20/2015

 By Robbie Robertson    News

College President Answer Questions About NCAA III Transition-Brevard NC

Editor's Note: Brevard College President David Joyce answered the following questions: Why the decision to go to NCAA Division III? Joyce: The college saw an opportunity to enhance... — Updated 5/20/2015


Junior Birdmen

Talon Lance last week rescued a bird that had fallen from a nest and began feeding it worms bought at Jarrett's Store in Rosman. Emma Reese helps him out. (Times photo by Robbie... — Updated 5/20/2015


Free Health Screening At Sharing House

Brevard Health Center CNA Kenett Melgar visited Sharing House to perform basic health tests, including blood pressure and glucose screening, and to answer health questions for... — Updated 5/20/2015


Silvermont Museum Opens White Squirrel Weekend – Brevard NC

The Silvermont Mansion’s House Museum will open for the 2015 season during the White Squirrel Festival. The nine room museum, located on the second floor will be open from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23. The... — Updated 5/20/2015


WiFi Access Available On Main St. - Brevard NC

Comporium will complete a new WiFi wireless access system for Main Street in Brevard in time for this weekend’s White Squirrel Festival. This free service will serve Main Street from City Hall to Comporium’s business office,... — Updated 5/20/2015

 By John Lanier    News

Board Reviews New Brevard Academy Campus -Brevard NC

Three members associated with Challenge Foundation Properties (CFP) made their initial presentation to the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors Monday night regarding design and financing of a new... — Updated 5/20/2015


Boy Scouts Honor Veterans

The Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 703 placed American flags on each veteran's grave at Davidson River Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day. Scouts who participated in this activity were Edwin Jones, Assistant Troop Leader;... — Updated 5/20/2015


College Changing Classification To Align With Mission - Brevard NC

Brevard College plans to reclassify as a NCAA Division III institution. College President David C. Joyce joined with Athletic Director Juan Mascaro on Wednesday afternoon to announce the college’s intention. “After closely... — Updated 5/20/2015

 By Derek McKissock    News

Proposed City Budget Includes Tax Increase - Brevard NC

A 2-cent property tax hike to partly pay for pedestrian/bike paths is proposed in interim Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland’s budget for the 2015/16 fiscal year. Fatland, who is also the city’s finance director, presented his... — Updated 5/20/2015


Legal Notices For May 21, 2015

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 15 SP 1 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Scott Major and Jessica Major, husband and wife to Henry V. Cunningham, Jr., Trustee(s), dated the 24th day... — Updated 5/20/2015 Full story


New Exhibit On Historical Role Of Summer Camps – Brevard NC

Transylvania Heritage Museum's new exhibit, 'Camp Country: Where America Comes To Play," will open Saturday, May 23, at 1 p.m. at 189 West Main Street, during Brevard's White Squirr... — Updated 5/20/2015


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian For several years, Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church has held a cookout for charity on the Saturday of the White Squirrel festival. All the proceeds go to the Sharing House and House... — Updated 5/20/2015


Club To Explore Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – Brevard NC

America is at the beginning of a quiet revolution, one that has profound implications for energy use in transportation and for the environment. Spurred by the federal government... — Updated 5/20/2015


News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest featured speaker for its May 27 breakfast will be Jim McAdams, Use of Force – Legal Aspects Instructor, Department of Homeland Security. McAdams will discuss legal... — Updated 5/20/2015


Screams Of A Wounded Elephant

I hear the screams of a wounded elephant. The “wounded elephant” is Governor McCrory. The screams are the pleadings of guilty by Duke Energy to nine violations of the federal Clean Water Act, after Duke ignored repeated warning... — Updated 5/20/2015


Lessons From Duke's Crimes

Last week Duke Energy pleaded guilty to nine violations of the federal Clean Water Act and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution. The penalty was the largest criminal fine in North Carolina history. The violations... — Updated 5/20/2015


Wilkie B. Robinson

Wilkie B. Robinson, born in Brevard, the youngest and last of 10 children of Ella and Issie Bailey, went to Glory May 16, 2015. Her son, Everett Lee Camp, preceded her in death Dec. 25, 2014. She leaves behind in her legacy, one... — Updated 5/20/2015


Mary Lou Reese

Mary Lou Reese, 80, of Brevard, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Waymon and Mattie Compton Galloway. In addition to her parents,... — Updated 5/20/2015


William Aldor Daviau

William Aldor Daviau, of Brevard and Houston, Texas, died May 7, 2015 in Houston following complications from diabetes. Born April 2, 1949, in Holyoke, Mass. to Al and Margaret... — Updated 5/20/2015


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