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Articles from the July 28, 2016 edition

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 By Park Baker    News

Sabotage Reported On Forest Bike Trail - Brevard NC

Someone is apparently actively seeking to harm mountain bikers in Pisgah National Forest. Kurt McEntire, a Brevard local and manager at Pescados Burritos, was riding down Bennett Gap trail this past Sunday when he was nearly... — Updated 7/29/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Head-On Collision On Asheville Highway Was Deliberate-Brevard NC

A 30-year-old man told witnesses and Brevard police that he deliberately struck a dump truck with his SUV while driving down Asheville Highway near Little Mountain on Wednesday... — Updated 7/29/2016

 By William Grimm    Opinion

Lessons Learned In Brevard And At Academy

I used to camp in Pisgah National Forest as a Boy Scout and gained a love for the Brevard area. My wife and I honeymooned in Sherwood Forest and we returned with our children to play in the area every time we got a chance. I... — Updated 7/27/2016


Firefighters Challenged During 'Realistic' Training – Transylvania County NC

In the cold evening hours of this past January, a group of about 25 local volunteers began the process of completing the requirements for state certification as a firefighter.... — Updated 7/27/2016



Sadie Helena Lance Nathan and Ashley Lance, of Rock Hill, S.C., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Sadie Helena Lance, born June 16, 2016, at Carolina Medical... — Updated 7/27/2016


Winchester 90th Birthday Celebration Planned

The family of Carolyn Winchester will celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at a drop-in from 2 - 4 p.m. at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main... — Updated 7/27/2016


Bridge Classes To Start Aug. 12 – Brevard NC

Bridge classes for Standard American Bridge will start Aug. 12 at the French Broad Community Center at 281 E. French Broad St. in Brevard. Classes will be based on the text “Play of the Hand.” second in the series originally... — Updated 7/27/2016


16-Year-Old Launches Brevard Bites Food Tours – Brevard NC

Brevard Bites Food Tours has announced the launch of its Brevard-based food tour company, offering guided culinary walking tours through downtown Brevard. The tours, part of a... — Updated 7/27/2016


Donated Property Will Become Memorial Park - Brevard NC

A portion of land being gifted to the Brevard Music Center will serve as a memorial park and tribute to local families who have contributed to the Brevard community over the years,... — Updated 7/27/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Couple Starting A Red Boot Coalition - Brevard NC

Pisgah Forest residents Angie and Nelson Stegall are starting a local chapter of the Red Boot Coalition. The Red Boot Coalition's mission is to create places where people feel... — Updated 7/27/2016


ER Getting Upgrade – Brevard NC

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday for a $7.8 million expansion of the Transylvania Regional Hospital's Emergency Department. The new Emergency Department will open in fall... — Updated 7/27/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Teens Rescued After Being Hit By Rock - Brevard NC

Two male teens had to be rescued from a cave Tuesday afternoon after being injured by a falling rock while seeking shelter from a storm on a trail off Cathey's Creek Road. A... — Updated 7/27/2016


Petulant Pat

Former President Harry Truman is closely identified with the phrase “The buck stops here.” Truman accepted responsibility for his decisions, even the unpopular ones. Our current governor, Pat McCrory, is the antithesis of... — Updated 7/27/2016


Church Activities – Transylvania County NC

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday Keith Thompson concludes the summer sermon series with the message, “Sign Me Up with a Church Like This One.” Soloist Jacolyn Campbell will provide special music for worship. Wors... — Updated 7/27/2016


Public Invited To 'Night Out' - Brevard NC

The Brevard Police Department and Transylvania County Sheriff's Office invite the public to the 2016 National Night Out, which will be held 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2, on East Main Street in Brevard. The night is a time to promote... — Updated 7/27/2016

 By John Lanier    News

Asheville High Assistant Principal To Lead Academy - Brevard NC

Ted Duncan, currently an assistant principal at Asheville High School, has accepted the position of school director at Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy. Former board chairman and current interim school director... — Updated 7/27/2016


Gladys Mae Hadden Owen

Gladys Mae Hadden Owen, 73, of Brevard, passed away July 25, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Pete and Sallie Mills Hadden. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Cleo Walter Owen, and close friend, Doug Fisher.... — Updated 7/27/2016


Frank Earle Briden

Frank Earl Briden, 83, of Brevard, passed away July 2, 2016, at Mission Hospital, St. Joseph’s Campus in Asheville. He was a resident of Tore’s Home. He was the son of the late Lloyd H. and Olive F. Briden. In addition to his... — Updated 7/27/2016


Edith Green McCall

Edith Green McCall, 68, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. A native of Jackson County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late William Ed and Elizabeth West Green. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in... — Updated 7/27/2016


Legal Notices for July 28, 2016



High-Speed Broadband Project In The Works - Brevard NC

An effort is underway that its backers hope will eventually see an affordable high-speed broadband network serving all parts of Transylvania County and other western North Carolina communities. During the Transylvania Board of Comm... — Updated 7/27/2016



It seems as if the young progressive supporters of Sen. Sanders have once again been presented with the inclined plane spirally grooved cylinder and a corresponding grooved hollow cylinder, into which it fits. Is there anyone who... — Updated 7/27/2016


Traffic Here Is Not Bad

I will not repeat what the recent letters to our paper have said. They were very good in explaining that we do not need a West Loop. Have you ever lived in a city such as Birmingham, Ala.; Shreveport, La.; Houston, Texas; or a... — Updated 7/27/2016


Two Ways To Help Environment

There are two easy ways to help our local environment — one of which can save you money as well. 1. Instead of running shower/tub or kitchen water waiting for the hot water to show up and flushing hundreds if not thousands of... — Updated 7/27/2016


Millions For Five Minutes

The city of Brevard has a contract with a consulting firm to help select a preferred route for the new West Loop Road. The city website has a map which shows several alternative proposed routes for sections of the road. Several... — Updated 7/27/2016


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