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Articles from the August 18, 2016 edition

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Wrong Person Resigned

As we noted Monday, state toxicologist Ken Rudo testified in a federal lawsuit that he could not, from “an ethical and moral standpoint” put his name on a document changing the “do not drink” advisory regarding wells... — Updated 8/19/2016


Joe Lasher Jr. To Take Stage At The DFR Room – Brevard NC

Joe Lasher Jr. will take the stage at the DFR Room Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Lasher is a new southern country and rock artist, songwriter and performer. Local musician Cody Siniard will open for Lasher. Lasher has shared the stage with... — Updated 8/17/2016


Local Choral Society To Host Orientation Aug. 30 – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Choral Society (TCS) is sponsoring a one-hour “Orientation and Welcome” meeting at the Porter Center Rehearsal Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 6:30 p.m. Prospective and past members will have an opportunity to... — Updated 8/17/2016


Lomazov To Perform With Philharmonic – Brevard NC

The Brevard Philharmonic, our county's own professional symphony orchestra, debuts its 40th anniversary season on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. at the Porter Center at Brevard... — Updated 8/17/2016

 By John Lanier    Features

Floods Of 1916 Were Devastating To Region – Brevard NC

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the floods that devastated much of western North Carolina. According to the film "Come Hell or High Water: Remembering the Floods of... — Updated 8/17/2016


The Crew

On Tuesday, members of the all-volunteer Pisgah Trail Crew were hard at work improving the trail to Courthouse Falls, located off N.C. 215 in Balsam Grove below the Devil's... — Updated 8/17/2016


Probart Street Sidewalk Project Underway - Brevard NC

Work began Monday to build 3,500 linear feet of new sidewalk on Probart Street in Brevard. The sidewalk will extend from the Railroad Avenue intersection to Adante Lane, near... — Updated 8/17/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Lake Toxaway Man Gets 20 Years For Rape Of 7-Year-Old - Brevard NC

A Lake Toxaway man was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison after admitting to raping his then 7-year-old stepdaughter in 2013 and 2014. Paulino E. Salas, 30, was sentenced to... — Updated 8/17/2016


Leslie Carla Johnson

Leslie Carla Johnson, 60, of Hendersonville, died Saturday Aug. 13, 2016, following respiratory and cardiac arrest. Born Jan. 27, 1956, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Marie H. Johnson. She graduated from UNC-... — Updated 8/17/2016


Benjamin Flynn Smith

Benjamin Flynn Smith, 32, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 13, 2016, in Indianapolis, Ind. Born in Anderson S.C. Oct. 7, 1983, he was the son of Rebecca Randolph Worley and Ralph Edwin... — Updated 8/17/2016


Joy Corrigan McGill

Joy Corrigan McGill, born Nov. 6, 1916, in Los Angeles, Calif. to Vincent and Carol Johnston Corrigan, died Aug. 15, 2016 in Brevard. She grew up in California and Ontario, Canada,... — Updated 8/17/2016


Furman Hooper

Furman Hooper, 86, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Pardee Hospital after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Huff and Patsy Dietz Hooper. His sister, Clara... — Updated 8/17/2016


Eldon Galloway

Eldon Galloway, 85, of Brevard, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday morning, Aug. 14, 2016. Just as his church family began praise and worship, he was also praising and... — Updated 8/17/2016


Dwayne Caison

Dwayne Caison, 33, of Penrose, received the ultimate healing at his home Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, following a nearly three-year battle with esophageal cancer. A native of Candler, he was a son of Michael and Sharon (King) Caison,... — Updated 8/17/2016


Faye Riddle Ball

Faye Riddle Ball, 84, of Mills River, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Noah and Della Meadows Riddle. Her brother, Everette Riddle, preceded her... — Updated 8/17/2016


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Religious Author Amy-Jill Levine To Speak – Brevard NC

Self-described "Yankee Jewish Feminist" Amy-Jill Levine will spend some time in Brevard Sept. 15-18, leading a series of lectures and discussions on topics such as Jesus's parables... — Updated 8/17/2016


Church Activities – Transylvania County NC

Brevard - Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday there is an update at both services planned on the work of the Associate Pastor Search Committee. Keith Thompson will be preaching on the story of Nicodemus. Every third Sunday... — Updated 8/17/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Council Delays Vote On Short-Term Rentals - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council has tabled a vote on a proposed ordinance that would allow and regulate short-term rentals in city limits despite public support for the ordinance. During its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, the council... — Updated 8/17/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Cigarette May Have Caused Sunday Fire - Brevard NC

Family members of the woman injured in the mobile home fire on Sunday said the fire probably started from a cigarette. According to Transylvania County Fire Marshall Gerald Grose, 49-year-old Lynette Ward, who lived in the See Off... — Updated 8/17/2016

 By John Lanier    News

Questions Raised About Sixth-Grade Sports -Brevard NC

A recent decision by the state to allow sixth grade students to participate in interscholastic sports has raised a number of questions and concerns, Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris told the Board of Educatio... — Updated 8/17/2016


Sorry Hillary And Don

My standards aren’t all that high for politicians (how could they be), but I find both Clinton and Trump wanting. I will sit this election out and it will be the first time I will not have voted. Remember the ‘60s and the... — Updated 8/17/2016


Officials Warn About Rabies After Infected Fox Bites Individual - Brevard NC

Officials are encouraging people to protect themselves and their pets against rabies after a rabid fox bit a person on Aug. 13 near Franklin Park in Brevard. A second fox was captured by Brevard police officers and Transylvania... — Updated 8/17/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Board Of Elections Sets Number Of Hours For Upcoming Early Voting - Brevard NC

Last week, the Transylvania County Board of Elections voted to increase the number of early voting hours from what it originally planned. Across the state, Board of Elections have had to take another look at early voting hours... — Updated 8/17/2016


Just What We Need

We are fortunate here in N.C. House District 113 to have a new voice that brings hope, insight and courage to the campaign setting. Maureen Copelof comes to the political arena with successful experience in building bridges and... — Updated 8/17/2016


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