Articles from the August 1, 2016 edition

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Shanon Williamson Leslie

Shanon Williamson Leslie, 39, born Dec. 15, 1976, passed away May 3, 2016. During her life she lived in many places including Wooster, Ohio; Akron, Ohio; Brevard; Charleston, S.C .; and most recently in Aiken, S.C ., where she... — Updated 8/11/2016


Republicans Targeted Blacks

On Friday, three judges of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the state’s voter ID laws passed in 2013 by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. McCrory violated the 14th, 15th and 26th Amen... — Updated 8/2/2016


Library Book Store Receives New Name – Brevard NC

More than 50 entries were submitted to the Friends of the Library as suggestions for a name for its book store, located on the second floor of the Transylvania County Library. The book store sells gently used books for a fraction... — Updated 8/1/2016


Galloway Wins

Local resident Eden Galloway, 11 years old, is the 2016 National New York City Dance Alliance Mini Outstanding Dancer. Galloway attends Center Stage Dance Studio in Asheville where... — Updated 8/1/2016


Who Inspired 'Peter Pan'?

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Cline, Emma. “The Girls.” Evie is a teenager in California at the end of the 1960s. She is lonely and searching for a place she feels she belongs... — Updated 8/1/2016


Yeah! Rosman's Champion Pool Back In Business – Rosman NC

Earlier in the year, it looked like the Champion Park pool in Rosman might not open this summer. But thanks to efforts by town and county officials, and a signifcant amount of... — Updated 8/1/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Whitmire, NAACP Differ On Group - Brevard NC

In a recent newsletter, N.C. Rep. Chris Whitmire referred to the "Black Lives Matter" group as a "racist hate group," to which the local NAACP chapter takes exception. The "Black... — Updated 8/1/2016


Mountain Singing – Brevard NC

Mountain Song Productions announced its deepest and most star powered lineup yet for Mountain Song Festival, which will be held Sept. 9 through Sept. 11. Performers include (above)... — Updated 8/1/2016


Commission Hosting 'Bear' Meetings

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a series of public meetings in August to update the public on current black bear information and discuss bear management. The... — Updated 8/1/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

ABC Now Partnering With City Police And Sheriff - Brevard NC

The Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) board has dropped its contract with Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) out of Asheville and local law enforcement will now enforce alcohol-related... — Updated 8/1/2016


BMC To Conclude 80th Season – Brevard NC

The Brevard Music Center concludes its spectacular 80th anniversary season with a grand finale week of performances. BMC Artist Faculty IV – Aug. 1 The fourth and final concert by BMC faculty members features Mozart’s Serenade... — Updated 8/1/2016


Caroline N. Wells

Caroline N. Wells, 84, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Tulsa, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Fain and Marjorie Cope Newman. In addition to her... — Updated 8/1/2016


Betty Ruth Moody Tinsley

Betty Ruth Moody Tinsley, 81, of Brevard, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Roy Edward Moody and Cora Lucille Turner Moody and was the wife of the... — Updated 8/1/2016


Pauline Edwards Scarborough

Pauline Edwards Scarborough passed away July 16, 2016 at the age of 103. She was the daughter of Earl Edwards and Nellie Pearle Tyson Edwards of Macon, Mo., which was her childhood... — Updated 8/1/2016


Carl Miller

Carl Miller, 93, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016. A native of Brevard, he was the son of the late George Larkin and Ida Reid Miller. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen L.... — Updated 8/1/2016


Government Is Just A Joke

Now that we have spent a year in campaigns for the presidency and billions of dollars spent so far on campaigns I think it is high time to review a few basic facts. 1. Does the public have any say in who is nominated for vice... — Updated 8/1/2016



Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are committed to redistribution and equal outcomes. So then doesn’t it follow that Hillary should have given Bernie the DNC Convention delegates he needed? I’m looking forward to getting... — Updated 8/1/2016


Privatizing Education

As we look over the results of the recently concluded session of the North Carolina Legislature, it is striking how much energy was devoted to advancing the privatization of North Carolina’s public education system. The... — Updated 8/1/2016


Vote For Unity, Equality

After the two political conventions, I would like to issue a plea to voters to focus on what we all have in common in this global world. Too much time and money were spent on dividing us, appealing to our fears, not our best... — Updated 8/1/2016


David Ralph Hogsed Sr.

David Ralph Hogsed Sr., 78, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, July 31, 2016. Born in Andrews, N.C., he was the son of the late Ralph Pitt and Hazel Kilpatrick... — Updated 8/1/2016


Brevard DMV Office Temporarily Closed - Brevard NC

The Brevard Driver License Office at 50 Commerce St. is temporarily closed. According to the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles, those needing driver services should go to the offices in Hendersonville, Asheville or Sylva. The... — Updated 8/1/2016


Legal Notices for August 1, 2016


 By Kevin Fuller    News

Truck Driver Aids Man Who Deliberately Crashed - 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 last Wednesday afternoon. According to Trooper E.W. Hemphill, with... — Updated 8/1/2016


Comporium Wants To Hear Customer Feedback - Brevard NC

Comporium’s residential customers in Transylvania County are being given the opportunity to share feedback with the communications company. An in-depth customer service survey is being emailed initially, the company announced... — Updated 8/1/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

School System Embracing 'SPIRIT' Program - Brevard NC

After an incident involving Brevard High School students, which the FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime, Transylvania County Schools is taking part in a U.S. Department of Justice initiative that aims at curbing racism... — Updated 8/1/2016


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