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Articles from the August 22, 2016 edition

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Reporting On Crime

In today’s Opinion of the Readers, Bill Thomas criticizes us for publishing a story and photo in last Monday’s paper of Charles Kells Hogan, who has been charged with two felonies: first-degree sex offense with a child and... — Updated 8/24/2016


BMC Volunteer Raffle Supports Young Musicians – Brevard NC

On Friday, Aug. 5, during intermission at a concert at the Brevard Music Center, Peter McKinney learned that his was the winning raffle ticket for a generously stocked wine and... — Updated 8/22/2016


Celebrating 100 Years At Camp Keystone

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Abbott, Megan. “You Will Know Me.” Katie and Eric Knox will stop at nothing to make sure their daughter Devon has a shot at making the Olympic... — Updated 8/22/2016


Heavy Rains Bring County Waterfalls To Life – Transylvania County NC

Rainbow Falls (Times Photos by Michael Rogers)... — Updated 8/22/2016


Political Chit-Chat

Republican Congressman Mark Meadows visited Pisgah Forest Friday, meeting supporters at Hawg Wild Barbecue. (Times photo by Kevin Fuller)... — Updated 8/22/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Trout Unlimited Receives Funding For River Study – Brevard NC

The Pisgah chapter of Trout Unlimited has secured funding for an environmental impact study on the Davidson River. Graduate students from Clemson University, under the guidance of a professor of entomology, will study the... — Updated 8/22/2016

 By Derek McKissock    News

Planning Board Reaches Compromise On 2025 Plan – Brevard NC

The draft document of the 2025 Transylvania County Comprehensive Plan was unanimously approved Thursday by the county’s Planning Board. The document, which will guide policy and development issues in the county for the next sever... — Updated 8/22/2016


Brevard College Students Return To Campus

Brevard College students are back in town, and college officials anticipate overall enrollment to be more than 700. The exact number won't be known until later, however. This fall,... — Updated 8/22/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Jury: Man Not Guilty In Crossbow Accident – Brevard NC

The man accused of shooting another man with a crossbow and killing him in 2014 was found not guilty by a Transylvania County jury last week. Boyce Walter Stepp, 56, of 810 Glenn Bridge Road, Arden, was found not guilty of... — Updated 8/22/2016


Arnetta LaVatta Owen

Arnetta LaVatta Owen, 90, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Tressa Clark LaVatta. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Owen. Survivors include her sons, Curtis... — Updated 8/22/2016


Ronald C. Lavery

Ronald C. Lavery, 80, of Brevard, went to our Lord Aug. 4, 2016, at the Kingsbridge House after battling Alzheimer’s for nine years. He was born in Queens, N.Y. and lived on Long Island until he retired as an All State Insurance... — Updated 8/22/2016


Maye Ledford Winget

Maye Ledford Winget, 99, of Brevard, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at her home. She was a daughter of the late Colon Alonzo Ledford and Creola Guffey Ledford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death... — Updated 8/22/2016


Matthew Charles Hughey

Matthew Charles Hughey, 26, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. He was the son of Brian Shelton and wife, Deedra, and Diane Shelton and her companion, Scott. His... — Updated 8/22/2016


Betty C. Hughart

Betty C. Hughart, 87, of Cedar Mountain, died Aug. 18, 2016, at her home after a brief illness of MDS. The retired music teacher taught many years at Disston Junior High School and... — Updated 8/22/2016


Joyce E. Barnard

Joyce E. Barnard, 71, of Asheville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at John F. Keever Solace Center.  She was born Dec. 26, 1944, in Brevard and had resided in Asheville most... — Updated 8/22/2016


Mary Ann (Marianne) Bertlshofer Gove

Mary Ann (Marianne) Bertlshofer Gove, 86, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Leo and Isadore Agnes Bertlshofer. The... — Updated 8/22/2016


Legal Notices for August 22, 2016

NOTICE OF THE RELOCATION OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE Notice is hereby given that the Transylvania County Board of Elections office will be relocated to the Transylvania County Election Center located at, 150 South Gaston... — Updated 8/22/2016 Full story


Keeping Health Care Local

As the two Ob/Gyns in this county, we would like to thank the people who signed this petition to bring back the TRH Birthing Center. We are always appreciative of community interest in women’s and children’s health ... — Updated 8/22/2016


Copelof Is Experienced Leader

Maureen Copelof is a proven choice for N.C. House. Her 30 year career serving her country in the United States Navy helped her gain valuable leadership and problem solving skills. Locally she has served our community through the... — Updated 8/22/2016


Appreciates Fire Department

My wife Ginnie and I would like to extend our gratitude and admiration to the Rosman Fire Department, as well as Connestee and Toxaway for who they are. The brave men and women who responded and did everything they could to save... — Updated 8/22/2016


Copelof Would Represent The People

Margaret Thatcher quipped, “If you want something said, ask a man, if you want something done, ask a woman.” Maureen Copelof, a candidate for N.C. District 113 House of Representatives, has spent a lifetime actively... — Updated 8/22/2016


Vote For Henson

As a young voter in Transylvania County I would like to encourage other young voters, all voters for that matter, to get out and vote this election season. With so much attention on the presidential race, local and state positions... — Updated 8/22/2016


Reasons To Oppose Bypass

We are writing in opposition to the proposed West Loop Corridor plan. As far as we can tell, this expensive project’s only benefit would be to carve off a minuscule amount of time for people on their way through Brevard to... — Updated 8/22/2016


Copelof's Rules Make Sense

We recently heard Maureen Copelof speak at the Democratic Women’s Club. Copelof is the Democratic candidate for N.C. House of Representatives District 113. Of the things she spoke about, one of them really made an impression on... — Updated 8/22/2016



I am shocked and perturbed that you chose to run a story and picture of Kells Hogan along with the charges against him on your front page. Though I do not know and have never met this gentleman, I know that he has run a camp for... — Updated 8/22/2016


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