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Charles Thomas Roe

Charles Thomas Roe, 94, died at his home Tuesday, July 3, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born March 11, 1924 in Silver Pointe, Tenn. to the late Charles Cox Roe and... — Updated 7/9/2018


UPDATED: Rainbow Falls Claims Another Fatality - Brevard NC

A 16-year-old Charlotte female, H'Money Siu, died Wednesday after falling down the 150-foot-tall Rainbow Falls in Nantahala National Forest. “We got a call for service right around noon, and finished about 6 p.m.,” said Bobby... — Updated 7/5/2018

 By Park Baker    News

Local Group Wants More Conversations On Guns - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part story about the local chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. The first part appeared in Monday’s paper Emily Walthall, a member of the local chapter of Moms... — Updated 7/4/2018

 By Park Baker    News

Thousands Of Fish Dead After Pool Spill In Rosman-Rosman NC

A valve left open in a chlorine tank at the Rosman Champion Park pool Tuesday resulted in 250 gallons of chlorine spilling into the French Broad River, killing thousands of fish, according to Rosman Mayor Brian Shelton. Shelton... — Updated 7/4/2018


Thoughts On The County Courthouse

The existing building is a landmark. The building is old and is past its useful life as a safe, efficient space for holding court or doing business. Expanding the courthouse and trying to continue to use the existing building in... — Updated 7/4/2018


We Need Immigrants

Last month two immigration bills were brought before the U.S. House but neither one passed. Both of them would have significantly reduced legal immigration. Depending upon the bill and its analysis, the number of legal immigrants... — Updated 7/4/2018


Legal Notices For July 5, 2018



Joshua Caleb McKinney

Joshua Caleb McKinney, 32, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018. He was the son of James and Debora Bryant McKinney, of Lake Toxaway. In addition to his parents,... — Updated 7/4/2018


Randal Keith Shelton

Randal Keith Shelton, 61, of Brevard, was called home by his Lord Friday, June 29, 2018. The last thing he did was mow the grass with his new John Deere. Thus, those who knew him... — Updated 7/4/2018


Fundraiser Features Going 'Bald For The Cause'

At the end of an eventful Bike and Brew on June 30 that began at Brevard Brewing and ended at Ecusta Brewing Company, Josh Chambers, the owner, laughingly submitted to the clippers... — Updated 7/4/2018


Edgar "Red" Nicholson

Edgar "Red" Nicholson, 85, of, Inman, S.C., passed away Monday, July 2, 2018, at White Oak of North Grove in Spartanburg, S.C. He was born in Brevard Dec. 24, 1932, a son of the... — Updated 7/4/2018


Rice Street Garden Welcomes Back Pack Campers

"Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow." First they sang the famous "Garden Song" by John Denver, and, then, on June 19, they went to the Rice Street Community Garde... — Updated 7/4/2018


Randall Eskew

Randall Eskew, 78, of Spruce Pine, N.C., formerly of Hendersonville, passed away July 2, 2018, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, with his wife by his side. A native... — Updated 7/4/2018


Samuel Elliott Richardson

Samuel Elliott Richardson Samuel Elliott Richardson, who flew for the Navy from 1962-66 and held a variety of career pursuits that included retail sales, real estate development, farming and landscaping, died of a stroke, June 27,... — Updated 7/4/2018


Lawrence "Larry" Edward Braisted

Lawrence "Larry" Edward Braisted, formerly of Brevard, passed away June 27, 2018, at his home in Venice, Fla., with his loving family by his side. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., on... — Updated 7/4/2018


Blue Ridge To Host The Super 60s On July 29

Blue Ridge Community College announces the performance of Super 60s set for Sunday, July 29, on the Henderson County Campus. The Super 60s is comprised of professional musicians... — Updated 7/4/2018


Immigrant Talks About Her American Journey - Brevard NC

What does it mean to be an American? For Theresa Morgan, “It means freedom. I know that sounds trite. It’s the freedom to define myself, to express myself.” And every American, regardless of where they were born, has that fre... — Updated 7/4/2018


Connestee Art League Presents 'Art In The Park'

The 13th annual “Art in the Park,” featuring more than 30 local artists, will take place on Saturday, July 7, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Highway 276, between Connestee Falls Realty and The Top of the Falls Realty. The outstanding... — Updated 7/4/2018


Millions Are Still Enslaved

It would surprise most Americans to know that slavery still exists. It surprised me when I first started following the issue in 2005. According to IJM, the largest anti-slavery organization in the world, right now, more than 40 mil... — Updated 7/4/2018


What Does The Pledge Of Allegiance Mean?

You know the Pledge of Allegiance, probably by heart. You may recite it only occasionally, or get the chance several times a week. Sometimes, I’m guessing, you say it mechanically, and other times filled with deep meaning. I hope... — Updated 7/4/2018


Seek Positive Rhetoric

For weeks, I’ve been contemplating how to make a constructive comment to the increasingly anti-establishment letters given space for “Opinion of the Readers” in this newspaper. The tone firmly establishes many are to be categ... — Updated 7/4/2018


Light In A Dark World

The article about Devon Holmes in the June 28th Transylvania Times was a light in a dark world. When Devon’s mother and his 3-year-old brother were killed by a drunk driver, Devon was comforted by the Boys & Girls Club. As he... — Updated 7/4/2018


Trump's Style Is Dehumanizing

The writer of the June 28, 2018 letter entitled “Despicable” wondered why anyone would want to be associated with the radical left-wing after learning that Trump’s press secretary was asked privately to leave a restaurant,... — Updated 7/4/2018


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