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Articles from the August 6, 2018 edition

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 By Park Baker    News

Local Wins National Mountain Bike Competition -Brevard NC

Brevard resident Beth Hoffmeister won her age group last month at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, an annual event that draws racers from all over the country... — Updated 8/10/2018

 By Park Baker    News

Roundabout Projects Approved For Pisgah Forest Area-Brevard NC

Two roundabouts, one at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest and the other at the entrance to the Forest Gate shopping center, have been approved, according to staff at the Land of Sky regional planning office. N.C. Department... — Updated 8/7/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Glen Cannon Association Files Lawsuit - Brevard NC

A civil suit has been filed by 37 members of the Glen Cannon Property Association, Inc. against Le Parc, LLC, a commercial development company in Brevard owned and operated by Josh Leder. In the suit, the members, or plaintiffs,... — Updated 8/7/2018


Conserving Carolina: Gwynn Valley To Host Conservation Celebration

On Saturday, Aug. 18, Conserving Carolina will be hosting its 18th Conservation Celebration. An annual ticketed event, the Conservation Celebration is the organizations largest... — Updated 8/6/2018


Legal Notices: August 6, 2018



Free CAMO Kids Crafts Class To Be Held Aug. 11

From 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, kids K-5 can learn about the honor of America's Armed Forces through crafts, reading, drawing, games and creating tributes to military members and... — Updated 8/6/2018


Martha Gay Owen Smith

Martha Gay Owen Smith, 75, of Brevard, passed away July 22, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville, after a brief illness. She was born in Brevard Dec. 13, 1942, to Van and Edna Owen. She was self-employed before retiring... — Updated 8/6/2018


Helen Warren

Helen Warren, 95, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018. A native of New Jersey, she had resided in Brevard for the past 32 years. She was the daughter of the late Earl Scott Wemple and Mary Josephine Wemple. She was... — Updated 8/6/2018


James "Jimmy" William (Rowe) Cornwell

James "Jimmy" William (Rowe) Cornwell, of Penrose, passed away Aug. 2, 2018, at his home with family by his side. He was born Feb. 24, 1938 in Arcadia, Fla. to the late Vivian... — Updated 8/6/2018


Katherine Frost Bunch

Katherine Frost Bunch, 103, passed away peacefully Aug. 2, 2018, in her home, surrounded by family, just 11 days after attending a family reunion in Flat Rock. She was born Oct. 2,... — Updated 8/6/2018


Weekly Outdoor Destination: Explore 50-Foot Waterfall At Cathey's Creek Falls

Our outdoor destination this week is Cathey's Creek Falls, a 50-foot waterfall just west of Brevard on Cathey's Creek. The falls are named for a Revolutionary War veteran, Captain... — Updated 8/6/2018


Master Gardeners Will Host Spring Flowering Bulbs Talk Aug. 14

The spring is probably the time when our gardening enthusiasm is at its peak. Warmer temperatures and the ability to be out in the garden really puts us in the mood to get out there and do something that will bring color and... — Updated 8/6/2018


Sheriff David Mahoney Elected Association's Second Vice President

Sheriff David Mahoney recently attended the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association’s 96th Annual Training Conference held in Carteret County with other sheriffs and law enforcement professionals from across the state. For the upc... — Updated 8/6/2018


Jim Fritz Named New Tornados' Men's Lacrosse Coach

Jim Fritz was named the fourth head coach of the Brevard College men’s lacrosse program announced Friday morning by athletic director Myranda Nash. “I’m thrilled to welcome Jim Fritz as our head men’s lacrosse coach,... — Updated 8/6/2018


Perseid Meteor Shower Event Planned Aug. 11

Astronomers at the Learning Center at PARI remind the public of the upcoming annual Perseid Meteor Shower. Meteors result from particles of dust causing the atmosphere to glow as... — Updated 8/6/2018


Transylvanians In College

Blue Ridge Community College The Transylvania Cattlemen’s Association scholarship has been given to Luke Owen, of Lake Toxaway. Owen recently graduated from Blue Ridge Community College and plans to attend North Carolina State Un... — Updated 8/6/2018


Scholarship Has Vital Impact For Local Student

By Ellen O'Brien Ashari Arkansas loves snow. She grew up in Brevard, but she loves snow. That is just one of the facts about this 2017 recipient of a Connestee Falls scholarship. As... — Updated 8/6/2018


Arts Council Of Henderson County Seeks Artists

The Arts Council of Henderson County is making a call for artists to enter Bring Us Your Best XV, an all media visual art exhibition, which will open with an awards reception on... — Updated 8/6/2018


Separating Children Was Trump's Policy

“It’s not President Trump’s policy,” was written in a letter of July 16 regarding immigration. It’s always useful when stating an opinion to check one’s facts, lest one might be seen offering their own “fake news.... — Updated 8/6/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Officials: Norovirus Cause Of Recent Illness Outbreak - Brevard NC

A contagious norovirus has been reported as the cause of more than 200 people getting sick last week in Brevard. “Transylvania Public Health (TPH) has received confirmatory laboratory tests from the N.C. State Laboratory of... — Updated 8/6/2018


RADfest Announces Inaugural Music And Arts Event At Grey Eagle

RADfest announces its inaugural music and arts event in the River Arts District of Asheville on Oct. 13-14, 2018. The all ages festival will take place at the Grey Eagle music venue located at 185 Clingman Ave. A portion of the... — Updated 8/6/2018


Singer-Songwriters Coming To The Peace Center

The Peace Center has added two music events to its 2019 schedule. Sierra Hull will perform on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at 8 p.m. in Gunter Theatre. The cost is $35. Hull has been... — Updated 8/6/2018


Silvermont Plan

That draft plan for Silvermont? What happened to the one the Silvermont Centennial Committee headed up less than 5 years ago when they worked on “Plans for the Enhancement of Silvermont Park?” It had active stake holders at... — Updated 8/6/2018


Sacrificing For Justice

I admire Colin Kaepernick. He is pointing out the social injustice that black people endure day in and day out in this country. We only have to read the Asheville Citizen-Times in the last three weeks to appreciate the problem.... — Updated 8/6/2018


'These People' Are Us

A July 30 opinion letter recounted a disrespectful comment made about an Ingles employee who was perceived to have a disability. The commenter used the term “these people,” indicating an ignorant belief that “these people... — Updated 8/6/2018


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