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John W. Duncan

John W. Duncan, 77, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the Elizabeth House in Fletcher. He was born in Burnsville, N.C. to the late William A. and Zettie Letterman Duncan. He was also preceded in death by his... — Updated 6/22/2012


George Graham Madgwick

George Graham Madgwick, 80, died Monday, June 18, 2012, of a recurrence of Merkel Cell Carcinoma. He and his beloved, Margaret, were married 55 years and he was the proud father of Susan, Karen, and Robin. Born in Sydney,... — Updated 6/22/2012


Mabel “Mimi” Souther Herzberg

Mabel "Mimi" Souther Herzberg, 92, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced. Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Services are caring for the family... — Updated 6/22/2012


Betty Bynum Esping

Betty Bynum Esping, 85, of Sunset, S.C. and Sapphire, died on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. Born in Stonefort, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Francis Marion and Mabel Murphy Bynum.... — Updated 6/22/2012


VISION Transylvania Creates A Guide To Local Nonprofits

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life, but people also volunteer for their own skill development, to meet others, to make... — Updated 6/20/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Virus Turns Family Upside Down

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — Chasity McCall, the mother of J.T., a 6-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus, wants to know why the local health department and... — Updated 6/20/2012


Gallery On Main Will Feature Photographer Bobby Southerland At Brevard Art Walk On June 22

BREVARD, N.C. As a self-taught nature photographer, Bobby Southerland developed a passion for photography at a young age while hiking and exploring the Great Smokey Mountains of... — Updated 6/20/2012


TC Arts Hosts Open Mic Nite For Writers

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. The Transylvania Community Arts Council would like to invite all writers in the county to come share their literary works at an Open Mic Nite on Monday, June 25 from 7-9 p.m. This event will take place at... — Updated 6/20/2012


Brevard’s White Squirrels Meet New Friends In ‘Magic Moments’

BREVARD, N.C. “Magic Moments: Brevard’s White Squirrels Meet New Friends,” a painting by René Donovan, will be on view at the Transylvania Community Arts Council on Friday evening, June 22, during the monthly gallery walk.... — Updated 6/20/2012


Oil Painting Class Offered

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. Local art instructor Pete Ferry will be hosting a Bob Ross Oil Painting class on Wednesday, June 27 at the Parks and Recreation Department. This one day class will begin at 9 a.m. and will extend through... — Updated 6/20/2012


TC Arts Council Hosts 2012 Arts & Culture Week From June 22-July 4

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY,N.C. The Transylvania Community Arts Council invites everyone to come out and celebrate Arts & Culture Week 2012 from June 22-July 4. Tammy Hopkins, the executive director of the TC Arts Council said, “This... — Updated 6/20/2012


Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk Set For June 22

BREVARD, N.C. The downtown art galleries, art spots and restaurants will host the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk on June 22 beginning at 5 p.m. This month’s Gallery Walk is the official start of Arts & Culture Week 2012. Tammy... — Updated 6/20/2012


BLT Day Camp Scheduled July 16-20

BREVARD, N.C. Brevard Little Theater will conduct its seventh annual weeklong day camp July 16-20. The camp will be held at the BLT Theatre at the American Legion located on Johnson Street — one block over from Main Street. The s... — Updated 6/20/2012


Brevard Music Center Opens 2012 Season

BREVARD, N.C. The Brevard Music Center (BMC), a summer festival and institute, will open its 2012 season this Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. The opening night concert features... — Updated 6/20/2012


Center Gets Funding

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS) has been awarded more than $550,000 in grant funding made available by the Affordable Care Act to open a new health clinic in Brevard that will increase... — Updated 6/20/2012

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Board Given School Safety Report

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — A brief Board of Education meeting Monday night was highlighted by a presentation regarding health and safety issues in the schools. Alan Justice, the system’s safe schools director, presented... — Updated 6/20/2012


Brevard Council OKs Budget

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — The Brevard City Council approved a $19,046,421 budget Monday for the 2012/13 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The budget includes no increase in property taxes or user fees, but a 2 percent hike in... — Updated 6/20/2012


VFW May Game Again

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — The two gaming machines at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4309 may now be legally played after the Brevard City Council Monday approved the required licensing. During its regular meeting, the... — Updated 6/20/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Citizens Divided On The County Budget

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — A crowd of around 50 people gathered at the library Monday night for the final discussion on the proposed county budget and the commissioners’ recent revisions to that budget. Nearly $1 million in sp... — Updated 6/20/2012


Faye Glasgow Craft

Faye Glasgow Craft, 73, of Campobello, S.C., passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Weldon, N.C., she was one of... — Updated 6/20/2012


News of Organizations

Dunn’s Rock Community Center Dunn’s Rock Community Center will host a senior lunch at 12:30 on Tuesday, June 26. The menu will be roast beef, garden fresh potatoes and Caesar salad, carrot and pea casserole, rolls and dessert.... — Updated 6/20/2012


DeJong, Hagedorn United In Matrimony

Annelise Clare DeJong and Jacob Gerrit Hagedorn celebrated their marriage with friends and family on May 26, 2012. The bride’s grandfathers, Rev. Dr. J. Edward Barrett and Rev.... — Updated 6/20/2012


Legal Notices For 6 -21-12

CARE AND PROTECTION TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION DOCKET NUMBER: CP 11D0017 COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Juvenile Court Department Worcester Division, Dudley Session West Main Street Dudley, MA 01571 TO: KY... — Updated 6/20/2012


Dr. Robert Phillips Travis Jr.

Dr. Robert Phillips Travis, Jr. 81, of Cedar Mountain, died Monday, June 18, 2012. Arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be made at — Updated 6/20/2012


Inez C. Ferkovich

Inez C. Ferkovich, 95, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Thomas E. Culpepper and Emma Clark Culpepper. Her husband, Thomas Antone Ferkovich, and brother, Thomas Elbert Culpepper,... — Updated 6/20/2012


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