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Keep Videos Public Record

In the past few years, many law enforcement agencies have not only installed dashboard cameras in all of their vehicles but also have provided body cameras for their officers. The idea is that such video can be used to provide an impartial “third...

 

Forest Officials Warn About Bears In Pink Beds - Brevard NC

The Pisgah National Forest is warning visitors going to the Pink Beds in the Pisgah Ranger District to be on the look-out for black bears. The warning comes after a recent bear encounter was reported...

 

Whitmire Bill Restricts Participation

I’ve been going over Rep. Chris Whitmire’s “Raleigh Update” of June 2, in which he touts his bill, HB1133, to turn our election for Board of Education into a partisan brawl. I wonder at the reasons. One may only guess, but the net effect of t...

 

Don't Miss "Odd Couple"

Theater-goers won’t want to miss the hilarious “Odd Couple - Female Version” by Neil Simon playing at Brevard Little Theatre until June 19. Florence smashes a cup against the wall. Olive hurls a bowl of linguini into the kitchen. Manolo and...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 13, 2016

Rosman Graduates Shine During Celebration - Brevard NC

It was the perfect setting Saturday morning as Rosman High School celebrated its centennial class of graduates at the Brevard Music Center. The Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium was packed with faculty,...

 

Commends Campbell

I wish to commend Dr. John Campbell for his thoughtful article (June 9, 2016) on the prevalence of scapegoating in our society: my religion, my nationality, my race, my upbringing, my culture is superior to yours. “We feed our ever present...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 13, 2016

Brevard Graduates All Smiles At Ceremony – Brevard NC

An overflow crowd of family members and friends packed Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium and sat the on hillside as 171 students of the Brevard High School Class of 2016 received their diplomas Friday...

 

Pass Cyclists Safely

A man in a silver/light grey Mercedes was driving on Wilson Road last Thursday morning headed toward Asheville. My husband and I were in the car ahead of him waiting to safely pass two cyclists when he chose to recklessly and illegally pass us on a s...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 13, 2016

Davidson River School Hosts 2016 Graduation Ceremony - Brevard NC

Graduating seniors at the Davidson River School have worked hard to make it this far. Some have had overcome significant hardships in their lives, but last week they walked tall in front of family,...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    June 13, 2016

Gaia Herbs Growing - Brevard NC

A local certified organic grower and national manufacturer of herbal extracts is growing its business with the expansion of its facility and the creation of 25 positions. Gaia Herbs broke ground on...

 

Board Finishing Up Work - Brevard NC

On the vast majority of its work on the proposed 2025 Comprehensive Plan for Transylvania County, the seven-member Planning Board has reached consensus. On some key issues, however, the board remains divided as it heads toward wrapping up the work...

 

Fire Guts Popular Balsam Grove Eatery - Brevard NC

A fire early Friday morning gutted a popular eating spot in Balsam Grove and partially damaged the community's post office. Balsam Grove Fire Chief Burt Hogsed said the call came in at 3:57 a.m. of a...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 13, 2016

Champion Takes Nationals - Brevard NC

Brevard cyclists had a good showing at the 2016 Marathon National Championship last week in Augusta, Ga. An impressive performance was given by all who traveled to the flatlands, but the champ of the...

 

Legal Notices for June 13, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 16E203 EXECUTOR’S –- ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Ruth Elizabeth Winger of Transylvania... Full story

 

Barbara McCall Fisher

Barbara McCall Fisher, 79, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Carter Riley and Elsie Owens McCall. In addition to her parents, her husband, Perry H....

 

Lillian P. Hudson

Lillian P. Hudson, 99, of College Walk in Brevard, passed away at her home, June 11, 2016. Born Oct. 6,1916, in Baldwin County, Ala., she was the daughter of Thomas and Dora Phillips. She grew up on...

 

Richard Hyde

Richard Hyde, 73, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 9, 2016. He was the son of the late James Louis and Frankie Buchanan Hyde. He was a member of Anchor Baptist Church...

 

Margie West

Margie West, 67, of Etowah, passed away June 10, 2016. She was born Jan. 21, 1949, in Dade City, Fla. and grew up in Brevard. Her parents, Alton and Jean Davenport and her sister, Anne Robbins,...

 

Andrew MacDonald

Andrew MacDonald, 72, of Brevard, passed away June 10, 2016, with his family by his side. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall of...

 

Great Effort

Brevard's Chris St. Peter placed fifth in his age category, Masters 50-54, during last week's Marathon National Champions in Augusta, Ga. (Courtesy photo)...

 

DAR Members Present Certificates To Fifth Grade Students – Brevard NC

In April and May, participating elementary schools held their awards assemblies at which time certificates for the American History Essay Contest were presented to winning students by DAR members....

 

Births

Claire Thomas Coan Jay and Nora Coan, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Claire Thomas Coan, born April 25, 2016, at Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher. She weighed 7.14...

 

News Of Organizations

Dining For Women The local chapter of Dining for Women, a Giving Circle dedicated to relieving the burden of extreme poverty for women around the world, will meet Thursday, June 23, at noon at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 22...

 

After Prom Lock-In: 'An Offer You Can't Refuse' – Rosman NC

For the fifteenth straight year, Rosman High School students and their guests enjoyed a bonus "night in" following the prom. Thanks to energetic organizers and generous donors, student leaders and com...

 

Dr. Riemann To Discuss Advanced Dementia – Brevard NC

Dementia isn’t a specific disease. Instead, it describes a group of symptoms affecting intellectual and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning. It’s caused by conditions or changes in the brain. Different types of...

 

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