Articles from the June 28, 2018 edition

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Young Elk Hanging Out In The Area-Brevard NC

The video of the elk crossing N.C. 280 near Turkey Pen a couple of weeks ago has circulated far and wide by now. But can the public expect to see more of them on this side of the... — Updated 6/28/2018


Local BC Graduate Aims To Teach Locally

After taking two years off from substitute teaching to complete her English degree, Melissa Ashe is ready to step back into the teaching field. The 2018 Brevard College graduate is... — Updated 6/28/2018


Polly Ruth Penland

Polly Ruth Penland Polly Ruth Penland, 65, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, June 24, 2018, of complications of ALS. Born in Atlanta, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Thomas E.... — Updated 6/28/2018


Vessie James Ashe

Vessie James Ashe, 89, of Brevard, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018. He was the son of the late Luster and Sarah Greene Ashe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Swangim... — Updated 6/28/2018


U.S. 64 Wreck Results In Injuries-Brevard NC

Despite the severity of an accident in Rosman on U.S. 64 Tuesday involving two cars and five people, there were no fatalities. "It was probably one of the worst wrecks I've worked... — Updated 6/28/2018


County Halts Courthouse Plans, Drops Tax Hike-Brevard NC

During a nearly five-hour meeting Monday, Transylvania County commissioners approved a $51.6 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, ceased all current work on a new courthouse until a later date and dropped a proposed 2.5-cents p... — Updated 6/28/2018


Sipe's Electric Buddha To Perform June 29

Jeff Sipe's Electric Buddha will play at 185 King Street on Friday, June 29, at 8 p.m. The cost is $7 for members and $12 for non-members. Sipe is a founding member of Aquarium... — Updated 6/28/2018


A Reader Responds To Normandy, D-Day Invasion Article

(Editor's Note: The following was written by Rick Rogers, a retired law professor at Campbell University Law School, to D.G. Martin after reading Martin's article referencing... — Updated 6/28/2018


Robert J. "Bobby Joe" Nicholson

Robert J. "Bobby Joe" Nicholson Robert J. (Bobby Joe) Nicholson, 85, of Brevard, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018. Born in Savannah, Ga., he was the son of the late Guy and Lessie... — Updated 6/27/2018


Helen Rowell Lee

Helen Rowell Lee, 74, of Cedar Mountain, lost her battle to cancer May 26, 2018. She received her degree in radiological science from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in... — Updated 6/27/2018

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Mantiques Coming To Downtown Brevard -Brevard NC

A new store, which will house an array of rustic collectibles for home furnishing, is in the works for the site on West Main Street in Brevard that once occupied Rice Furniture. The store is called Mantiques and is owned by Carl... — Updated 6/27/2018


What's Next For Courthouse?

Monday night the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners reversed course and decided to cease work on a new courthouse on Morris Road. It was certainly not an easy decision for the commissioners, who had spent time reviewing... — Updated 6/27/2018


Legal Notices: June 28, 2018

Creditor’s Notice Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Gary D. Kendrick, deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit... — Updated 6/27/2018


Hospital Auxiliary Honors Scholarship Winners

The Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) Auxiliary held a reception on Sunday, May 6, for its 2018 scholarship winners. The event was held in the Carlson Conference Room at the... — Updated 6/27/2018


DAR Members Present 'A Salute To Dorothy Schieve, WAC In WW II'

On June 12 at 2 p.m., Dorothy Wilson Schieve processed on the arm of Col. Richard G. Woodhull to her seat of honor in the Activities Room at Cedar Mountain House where she is a resi... — Updated 6/27/2018


'Beach Bop' Dance Set

Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club will hold a “Beach Bop” dance on Saturday, July 7, at the Whitmire Activity Building, located at 310 Lily Pond Road in Hendersonville. Advanced dance begins at 6 p.m. with early... — Updated 6/27/2018


Mark Mothersbaugh Discusses Art At Bardo Art Center

The Western Carolina University School of Art and Design and WCU Bardo Arts Center announce a special evening with Mark Mothersbaugh on Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Mothersbaugh,... — Updated 6/27/2018


Snapp And Haviland Hit Main Stage At Isis Music Hall

Beth Snapp and Rebecca Haviland will perform at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville on Saturday, July 14, at 9 p.m. Snapp is a pop infused roots artist from northeast Tennessee. Her... — Updated 6/27/2018


Do You Shag Dance?

This past Friday evening, June 22, I was invited to a dance at the local VFW post. My invitation was from an active member of that organization. What an entertaining, pleasant surprise! The D.J. started the music. It was kind of... — Updated 6/27/2018


Bar Members Want Courthouse Downtown

(Editor’s Note: This column was received by the paper Monday after publication and read at the county commission meeting Monday night.) The Transylvania County Bar consists of attorneys who live and practice in Transylvania Count... — Updated 6/27/2018


Coming Here Out Of Hope

What sacrifices would you make, and what risks would you take, to give your children the chance for a safe and hopeful future? I spent six years as a missionary in Honduras, working with families living in stark poverty. When I... — Updated 6/27/2018



I note a reader’s “bleating lambkins” missive about minors being separated from their families and being “ripped from the mother’s arms.” Each day in the United States thousands of children are separated from their... — Updated 6/27/2018


Praise For Museum

I want to take this opportunity to commend the curator and directors of the Western North Carolina Military Museum for a job well done. I served in the Army for 24 years and have seen military museums all over the world and on each... — Updated 6/27/2018



I’m not sure why anybody these days wants to be associated with the radical left-wing. In case you missed it, there have been two recent occasions where people associated with President Trump have been ask to leave restaurants... — Updated 6/27/2018


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