Articles from the June 11, 2015 edition

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Real Security

On Monday, the Syrian Electronic Army claimed they were the ones who hacked into the U.S. Army website and posted a message on the Army site stating, “Your commanders admit they are training the people they have sent you to die fighting.” Army...

 

Celebrate Flag Day

Perhaps no other nation in the world honors its flag more than the United States. In 1949, President Truman even signed into law an act of Congress declaring June 14 as Flag Day, a special tribute to the red, white and blue. For Americans, our flag...

 

Enough Is Enough

Bicycle groups using Wilson Road and Highway 276 South are clogging the road and it is dangerous! We followed them at a fast pace of 8 mph and the group was approximately eight car lengths long and sometimes four abreast! Upon turning on Wilson, one...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian For the next three Sundays, Keith Thompson will be preaching on the 15th chapter of John. This Sunday’s message is, “A Growing Commitment to Christ.” Music for the worship services will be provided by Sandra...

 

Warren "Pop" Holcomb

Warren "Pop" Holcomb, 72, of Spartanburg, S.C., son of the late Shuford and Edith Holcomb, lost his short battle with cancer Sunday, June 7, 2015. A native of Cowpens, S.C., he demonstrated at an...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 11, 2015

Public Has Its Say On County Budget - Brevard NC

After a brief public hearing Monday night, Transylvania County commissioners are expected to approve the FY15-16 county budget at the board’s next meeting in two weeks. Commissioners heard several budget presentations in April and May before...

 

Mary G. McHugh

Mary G. McHugh, of Raleigh, N.C. and seasonal resident of Brevard, passed away April 17, 2015, at the age of 80. She was the beloved wife of Patrick M. McHugh, for almost 59 years, who grieves the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 11, 2015

Exchange Student Now A 'Mountain Girl' - Brevard NC

The seniors at Rosman and Brevard high schools will not be the only students marking a milestone this weekend as they graduate. Sixteen-year-old Laura Hess of Cologne, Germany also will mark a...

 

Maggie Jane Smith Payne

Maggie Jane Smith Payne, of Brevard, passed away Monday, June 8, 2015. Born Sept. 27, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Eversta Smith. In addition to her parents, her sisters, Clara and Ella Bee, and brother, Tommy, predeceased her....

 

Ronald Eric  Mahlum

Ronald Eric "Ron" Mahlum, TSgt USAF Retired, 50, passed away late Saturday night, June 6, 2015, at his home near Rosman.  He was born at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska, June 9, 1964, to the late...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 11, 2015

'Grocery Store' Planned Downtown - Brevard NC

A proposed new market downtown seeks to provide people with a unique, one-stop shopping experience complete with local produce and meats, as well as assorted sundries. The concept is the idea of Jaime Hernandez, head chef and owner of Jaime’s Creol...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 11, 2015

Aldermen Call For No Tax Increase - Brevard NC

The proposed budget for the town of Rosman for 2015-16 will keep the tax rate at 41 cents per $100 of property value. Mayor Brian Shelton, who presented the budget Tuesday night at the monthly Board of Aldermen meeting, said, “There were no...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 11, 2015

City Budget Hearing Set For This Monday - Brevard NC

On Monday, the public gets to have its last say on the proposed Brevard City Council budget, which, as it currently stands, includes a 2-cent property tax increase and hike in utility bills. After one workshop, little has changed in the budget introd...

 

Free Movies Now 3 Times A Week - Brevard NC

In response to the overwhelming popularity of the Co-Ed Cinema’s free summer movie program, owner Mark Peddy has announced plans to expand the program from two to three days a week in 2015. Beginning June 16, free movies will be shown Tuesdays,...

 

Legal Notices For June 11, 2015

Notice of Public Hearing City of Brevard Proposed Amendments to Unified Development Ordinance The Brevard City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 15, 2015. The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the... Full story

 

Stormy Weather

This oak tree fell on Joe McCall's home about 10:30 p.m. Monday. McCall lives on Cornelius Drive behind the former Woods Chevrolet building off the New Hendersonville Highway. McCall said that "he...

 

Tough Spot

Navigating between bird feeders proved to be a challenge for this white squirrel. (Photo by Sean Trapp)... Full story

 

Grace Under Pressure

After enjoying a mid-air snack (above), this white squirrel made an impossible looking dismount (below) appear easy. (Photos by Sean Trapp)... Full story

 

SWCD Hosts Annual Awards, Appreciation Banquet – Transylvania County NC

Around 140 people gathered in the library's Rogow Room recently to attend the Transylvania Soil and Water Conservation District's (SWCD) annual appreciation and awards banquet. The district hosts...

 

SWCD Hosts Annual Awards, Appreciation Banquet – Transylvania County NC

Alan Johnson accepts the 2015 Educator of the Year award from Bragg. (Courtesy photos)...

 

VFW Post Welcomes New Commander, Officers – Brevard NC

There was a changing of the guard at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4309 in Brevard Monday night as outgoing Commander Charles Holden handed over leadership of the organization to incoming...

 

Davises To Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Don and Carleen Davis, of Penrose, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 19, 2015. They met in high school and became sweethearts in college. They were married at the First Baptist...

 

News of Organizations

Project Linus The local chapter of Project Linus, a national nonprofit organization which donates handmade blankets to children in crisis, is seeking volunteers to create blankets. The new “blanketeers” can contribute knitted, crocheted,...

 

Brevard AAUW Celebrates 60th Anniversary – Brevard NC

Brevard AAUW celebrated the 60th anniversary of their branch at their last May luncheon meeting of the year. President Betty Schenfield showed a moving tribute of pictures from the last six decades and members sang, “Happy Birthday to Us!...

 

Dodsons To Celebrate 35 Years Together

Randal and Teresa Dodson, of Brevard, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 13, 2015. They have two children, Billy (Nyla) Dodson and Sheri (Andrew) Henson, and two grandsons,...

 

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