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Articles from the August 8, 2013 edition

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 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Fire Guts Home

A large fire burned down most of a residence located off Sugarloaf Road and left the remainder of the home gutted Friday shortly before noon. Fire crews responded to a call that... — Updated 8/9/2013


Free Or In Fear?

Are we living free or in fear? That is the new question. I’m sure that many of you have heard the heated debates regarding marriage/religious equality and pure equality in general. Are the non-Christians and the homosexuals... — Updated 8/9/2013


Quixote And Bracken Bakery

If anyone has yet to try Quixote, we recommend they get to it! We thoroughly enjoyed a superbly delicious dinner, service, value, and ambiance Saturday. Their grilled pork on our Ensalada de la Casa was exquisite, as was the... — Updated 8/9/2013


Area Fire-Rescue Units Receive FEMA Funding – Transylvania County NC

Congressman Mark Meadows of the 11th Congressional District of North Carolina will officially present a check for $554,360 in FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) funds Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Cedar Mountain... — Updated 8/7/2013


Legal Notices for 8-8-13

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO 13-E-219 EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Ruth C. Jaquith, deceased, late of... — Updated 8/7/2013 Full story


CMLC To Lead 'Dog Days Of Summer Hike'

Bring your dog along for a hike with Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy this Saturday, Aug. 10 to explore trails in CMLC-conserved DuPont State Recreational Forest (DRSF). This is CMLC’s first-ever hike hosting four legged... — Updated 8/7/2013


Joint Replacement Program With Graham Offered At TRH – Brevard NC

Most people are familiar with joint replacement surgery — an orthopedic surgeon removes a damaged joint, often a knee, hip or shoulder, and puts in a new one. But there are... — Updated 8/7/2013


Free Rein Center Announces Schedule, Seeks Volunteers – Brevard NC

One of more than 800 accredited therapeutic riding centers throughout the world is right here in Brevard. Free Rein Center provides group classes and individualized equine-assisted... — Updated 8/7/2013


Sharing House Schedules Open House Aug. 15 – Brevard NC

Sharing House invites all Transylvania to see its remodeled facility and enjoy a free barbecue plate from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. “We moved walls, redid the floor and rearranged our workspace to serve clients faster,... — Updated 8/7/2013


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Blue Ridge Baptist Blue Ridge Baptist Church will be holding its annual Homecoming Sunday, Aug. 11. Sunday school will be at 9:45 a.m. with music and worship at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served after preaching, followed by special... — Updated 8/7/2013


News of Organizations

Beekeepers The Transylvania Beekeeping Club will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Community Service Center in Brevard. This will be a general meeting with questions and answers. All beekeepers, people inter... — Updated 8/7/2013


Video To Chronicle How RYLA Camp Was Done – Brevard NC

“RYLA, How it was Done” will be presented at the regular Tuesday meeting of Brevard Rotary Aug 14. RYLA chairperson Jennifer Webb and Jo Crebbin, photographer, will be the... — Updated 8/7/2013


Republicans Adopt U.N. Agenda 21 Resolution – Transylvania County NC

Transylvania County’s Republican Executive Committee accepted a resolution Aug. 1 on local governments for sustainability, sustainable development policies, smart growth, wildlands projects, resilient cities, regional visioning... — Updated 8/7/2013


Pisgah Forest Rotary Awards Community Grants – Pisgah Forest NC

On July 31, 2013, at the regular weekly breakfast meeting at Glen Cannon Country Club, the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club awarded grants totaling $15,000 to local non-profit... — Updated 8/7/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    Features

'Caveman' Finds Treasures, Hunts Fugitive – Brevard NC

It may not be a typical term of endearment, but those who know Darren Free know there is only one moniker that aptly describes him: caveman. Free, originally from Henderson County,... — Updated 8/7/2013


More Beer Brewing

Oscar Blues Brewery in Brevard has been reporting recent increases in its production levels. On Tuesday, the brewery, located off the Old Hendersonvill Highway, saw the arrival of... — Updated 8/7/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Expert Warns About The Threat Of Landslides - Brevard NC

With more than 75 inches of rain already recorded this year and deluges expected to continue for the foreseeable future, a western North Carolina geologist warns that landslides... — Updated 8/7/2013

 By Robbie Robertson    News

New Lights To Shine On Stadium – Brevard NC

When half of Transylvania County comes to Brevard Memorial Stadium Aug. 23 to watch the Blue Devils and Rosman Tigers duke it out on the gridiron, fans should notice a distinct... — Updated 8/7/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Locals Going To Fight Wildfires - Brevard NC

With wildfires raging in the Western United States, the U.S. Forest Service has called on a crew of 20 North carolina-based firefighters to help battle a blaze in northern California. Nineteen of the 20 firefighters are based in... — Updated 8/7/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Libby Freeman Stepping Down From Chamber - Brevard NC

Libby Freeman, the executive director of the Bre-vard/Transylvania Chamber and the Tourism Development Authority (TDA), will be stepping down from her position Nov. 1. Freeman has served two stints as executive director, from... — Updated 8/7/2013


Blatant Double Standard

Just when we think our “Anger Meter” has redlined, another Democratic congressman pushes it even higher. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) spouted a blatantly racial slur in an interview about the Tea Party. Rangel is not a football... — Updated 8/7/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Rescue Highlights Current River Dangers - Brevard NC

A leisurely float down the French Broad River Saturday turned dangerous quickly when about a dozen recreational kayakers, canoeists and inner-tubers were entangled in a large tree that fell across the river near Island Ford Road.... — Updated 8/7/2013


Voters Are Misinformed

Leslie Keir rightly calls for national campaign reform (Reader Opinion, July 22). However, I think the deeper problem with voting has to do with a lack of the same calm common sense thinking (e.g. The Federalist Papers) which... — Updated 8/7/2013


Voter Rights Malarkey

I have just read Mr. Plair’s letter and know that he considers himself something of an historian and an expert on the U.S. Constitution. In spite of these self-styled credentials, he obviously has a problem with statistics and... — Updated 8/7/2013


Hopkins Is A Great Asset

I want to tell you about an extraordinary woman in Brevard. Her name is Tammy Hopkins. She is the director of the Transylvania Arts Council. I helped with an art program earlier this summer for children. She had found some... — Updated 8/7/2013


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