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Ask Us Answered

Why were new basketball goals installed at the Silvermont grounds in Brevard when the plan is to move them in just a few years? County Manager Artie Wilson said the old goals were getting dangerous and these goals can be removed... — Updated 8/8/2014


VFW Post Damaged By Fire, Closed Until Further Notice-Brevard NC

Fire badly damaged the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4309 building in Brevard Friday, closing it until further notice. VFW Post Commander Charles Holden said the fire was... — Updated 8/8/2014


Legal Notices For August 7, 2014



Gary Rubin Young

Gary Rubin Young, 67, of Brevard, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. He was the son of the late Theodore Rubin and Juanita Moody Young. In addition to his parents, his brother, Larry Young, preceded him in death. He loved to hunt... — Updated 8/6/2014


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard Church Of Christ The Brevard Church of Christ located at 1001 Hendersonville Highway is hosting a Super Saturday Vacation Bible School Saturday, Aug. 9, entitled “Joshua! Can you get to the Promised Land?” Come Saturday... — Updated 8/6/2014


Huffman Twins Celebrate 68th Anniversary

The Huffman twins will celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary this year. They were married in a double wedding ceremony Aug. 10, 1946, in Kentucky. Richard and Joanne Tuttle (on... — Updated 8/6/2014


Gillespies Celebrate 60 Years Of Marriage

Claude "C.E." and Mary Gillespie will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 8, 2014. They were married Aug. 8, 1954, in Pickens, S.C. She is the former Mary Meece, of... — Updated 8/6/2014


BC Alumnus Joining NASCAR Hall Of Fame – Brevard NC

Brevard College alumnus and longtime motorsports writer Tom Higgins will soon join the ranks of racing legends like drivers Richard Petty, Junior Johnson and the late Dale... — Updated 8/6/2014


At Work

Kalyton Huff, at the Carwile–Dodson Studio next to Mud Dabbers Pottery and Crafts on U.S. 276, works on his art Tuesday. (Times photo by Michael Rogers)... — Updated 8/6/2014


Hospital Names New Role, New Leader - Brevard NC

A new leader will take the helm of Transylvania Regional Hospital on Aug. 11. As part of a previously announced restructuring process, hospital leadership roles throughout Mission... — Updated 8/6/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Manager Search Ends In Mills River - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners introduced Jaime Laughter, the current town manager for Mills River, as the county's new manager at their regular meeting Monday night. The... — Updated 8/6/2014


Our Rights On Fracking

Fracking became a reality after 25 years of research to find the “optimal combination of water, sand,...” “to successfully free natural gas” how? Through a partnership with the DOE and the gas industry. Since our tax money... — Updated 8/6/2014


Out Of Town Developers

This letter is written in response to the letter written by Terry L. Barham on Monday, July 28, 2014. Mr. Barham is correct in stating that the developers of Brevard Place, Brevard Partners of Tennessee, LLC, are not from Brevard,... — Updated 8/6/2014


Main Street Angels

On Thursday, July 31, at noon, enroute to our car, my husband and his walker met the curbing and sidewalk! Instantly men, women and young folks alike appeared, untangling him from his walker and aiding him to our car. Their... — Updated 8/6/2014


Government Should Cover Costs

We had a grand time at the Little River Stampede! In between the bull riding, barrel racing and clowning, they had two raffles: One to raise funds for the Fire Department, and another to raise funds for a child who has cancer and... — Updated 8/6/2014


Oskar Blues: More Than Beer

And to think we were just getting a brewery. The opening of Oskar Blues a few years ago has brought life back into this community. Dale Katechis took a gamble opening his brewery in Pisgah Forest a few years ago. The outreach he... — Updated 8/6/2014


Voting Matters

August reminds us of the lengthy and difficult struggle for one of our most critical rights...the right to vote. On Aug. 19, 1920 the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified granting women the right to vote. Then... — Updated 8/6/2014


Alcohol Sales

In Transylvania County, there are few issues more contentious than the sale of alcoholic beverages. Years ago, the issue garnered a great deal of attention when liquor by the drink came before voters in Brevard. Not long ago... — Updated 8/6/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Commissioners Fund Water Conference - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners Monday night approved more than $75,000 worth of requests to fund a new DSS position, help fund an upcoming water conference and fund the county’s new economic development organization (EDO).... — Updated 8/6/2014


Black Balsam Resurfacing Project Will Begin Sept. 2 - Brevard Nc

Derek Ibarguen, district ranger of the U.S. Forest Service Pisgah Ranger District, announced that the Black Balsam Road (FDR 816) and Black Balsam Trailhead resurfacing project will begin Sept. 2. The road and trailhead will be... — Updated 8/6/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Commissioners Approve Alcohol Referendum-Brevard NC

Transylvania commissioners – by way of a 3-2 vote Monday – approved a referendum to be placed on the November ballot allowing citizens to vote on whether to extend the sale of alcohol to the county’s unincorporated areas.... — Updated 8/6/2014


Clifton C. Miller

Clifton C. Miller, 68, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 04, 2014. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Lee Haynes and Cora Lily Searcy Miller. In addition to his parents, his brother,... — Updated 8/6/2014


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