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Articles from the August 11, 2016 edition

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 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 11, 2016

Boys Camp Founder Charged-Brevard NC

The owner of a local boys camp has been charged with sexually abusing a camper nearly 30 years ago. Charles Edmund Kells Hogan, 78, of 848 Deep Woods Road, has been charged with first-degree sex...

 

Telling Testimony

The questions asked and the testimony given in a federal courtroom in Winston-Salem regarding House Bill 2 last week were quite telling. The lead attorney representing Gov. McCrory and defending the legislation basically admitted that there have been...

 

Person Injured in Sunday Night Fire-Brevard NC

One person was injured and flown to hospital after a manufactured home caught fire Sunday night on See Off Mountain Road, according to Connestee Falls Fire Rescue. The squad received a 9-11 call about 8:45 p.m. The call was initially for a vehicle...

 

GOP Picks Chuck Edwards To See Out Apodaca's Term-Brevard NC

In a special meeting today, Chuck Edwards, the Republican candidate for the N.C. Senate District 48 seat in November, was unanimously chosen to see out the term of Tom Apodaca, who recently resigned as state senator for District 48. Read more in...

 

Wasted Money Defending Lawsuits

Readers may have recently read about the N.C. voter ID law being overturned by the federal appeals court. Four other states’ restrictive voter ID laws were also overturned. They are Texas, Wisconsin, Georgia and Pennsylvania. Bad as the laws were,...

 

Which America Do You Want?

According to political polls, the 2016 presidential election will be a very close race. While most voters have already decided who will get their vote, some plan not to vote at all because they don’t like either candidate. This is by far the worst...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County NC

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11 a.m., Gary Greene, director of Family Ministries at B-DRPC, will be telling the story of Jonah. Greene says that this story “is a story for our time.” In the book of Jonah,...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 11, 2016

Trial Scheduled In Fatal Hunting Accident Case-Brevard NC

The man accused of killing another man with a crossbow is scheduled to stand trial next week when Transylvania County Superior Court resumes Monday. Boyce Walter Stepp, 56, of 810 Glenn Bridge Road, Arden, is facing involuntary manslaughter charges...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 11, 2016

Driver In Head-On Wreck Receives Citations - Brevard NC

The driver of a vehicle who admitted to trying to kill himself by driving his car into a dump truck on Asheville Highway has been given two citations by the N.C. Highway Patrol. Christopher Guilkey, 30, of Horse Shoe, was cited for driving left of...

 

News Of Organizaitons

Brevard Duplicate Bridge Club “Play of the Hand” course number 2 in Standard American Bridge will start Friday, Aug. 12 at the French Broad Community Center at 281 E. French Broad St. in Brevard. The two hour class will be every Friday, for 8...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 11, 2016

Objectives Released As Part Of National Forest Revision Plan - Brevard NC

In the latest from the Pisgah-Nantahala plan revision process, the National Forests of North Carolina has released 34 management objectives. These objectives will provide a general framework for...

 

Deborah Tibbets Named As Director Of Smart Start Of Transylvania County -Brevard NC

Deborah Tibbetts has been named the new executive director of Smart Start of Transylvania County, the early childhood initiative that works to help prepare children for kindergarten by providing...

 

Bridge Work Should Be Finished By Oct. 1 -Brevard NC

The new bridge on Sugarloaf Road should be ready for vehicles by Oct. 1, according to the company contracted to do the work. Since early June, work on the new two-lane bridge over Nicholson Creek has...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 11, 2016

Rosman's Champion Park Pool Averaging 130 Children A Day-Brevard NC

Rosman's Champion Park pool is averaging 130 children per day, an increase in visitation over last year. Official numbers from the past are unknown, but the pool managers have started keeping track, r...

 

Thompsons Mark 60 Years

Allen and Norene Thompson, of Rosman, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 13, 2016, with a reception hosted by their children at Glady Branch Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 2 to 4...

 

Legal Notices for August 11, 2016

Legal Notice New Excelsior Inc. located at 1379 Old Rosman Highway, Brevard, NC 28712, is submitting an air permit application to NCDENR to install a new flexographic printing press. TM/8/11/2TP-63043 ... Full story

 

James Allen Bassett

James Allen Bassett, 58, of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully Aug. 6, 2016, at his sister's home, where she cared for him for the past two years. He had lived in Transylvania County for the past 1...

 

Margaret Barnette Bromfield

Margaret Barnette Bromfield, 101, passed away Aug. 3, 2016. Born Nov. 15, 1914, in Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Adgar Washington and Mary Hollingsworth Barnette. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her...

 

Henrietta Rebecca Shepherd Corn

Henrietta Rebecca Shepherd Corn, 55, of Rosman, passed away Aug. 2, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Garland and Annie McCall Corn. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Tina Tilson and Lydia Holden....

 

Sandra Kitchen Groves

Sandra Kitchen Groves, 62, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 7, 2016, at her home following a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was the daughter of Thomas C. Kitchen, of Brevard and the late Dorothy L. Kit...

 

Jacqueline Giovannetti

Jacqueline Giovannetti, 90, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Edmund and Ruth Palmer Giovannetti. She was preceded in death by her brother, Vincent Giovannetti and sister, Ruth Giovannetti. Survivors...

 

James "Jim" Douglas Martin

James “Jim” Douglas Martin, 72, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. A career soldier, he was a member of the United States Navy and then the Army National Guard. He was also a member of law enforcement. He loved to shoot guns,...

 

Wilkie Owen

Wilkie Owen, 75, of Mills River, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. He was the son of the late Henry Harmon and Emma Knox Owen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Owen; brothers, Curtis and A.L. Owen and sisters, Thelma, Vergie and Viola....

 

Mmmm, Good

Katie, Jane and Julianna Futrelle, along with mother and grandmother, enjoy ice cream cones Tuesday at Dolly's Dairy Bar in Pisgah Forest. (Times photo by Derek McKissock)...

 

RYLA Students Learn To Put 'Service Before Self' – Brevard NC

Local Rotary clubs throughout the country strive to do good works. From grand global projects like Polio Plus, which is Rotary International's drive to stamp out polio, to local initiatives such as...

 

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