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Articles from the August 27, 2015 edition

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 By Kevin Fuller    News

Child Found; Father Arrested-Brevard NC

The 4-year-old daughter of a suspect and victim in an alleged assault case in Brevard was found safe early Wednesday evening after several amber alerts were issued. The 4-year-old was located in Buncombe County, according to Brevar... — Updated 8/29/2015


Shannon Jessica Barton-Clanton

Shannon Jessica Blanton-Clanton, 29, of Brevard, born June 6, 1986, went to be with the Lord Aug. 20, 2015, at the Solace Center in Asheville, after a long battle with colon... — Updated 8/28/2015


Commissioners Scrap Human Relations Council-Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners' decision to disband the county Human Relations Council, at least for now, has those associated with the group and the local NAACP upset. During their regular meeting last week, commissioners... — Updated 8/28/2015


Legal Notices For August 27, 2015

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 15-E-212 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of Mary Jane Harrison, Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons,... — Updated 8/27/2015 Full story


Rice Street Announces Sept. 19 Garden Party -Brevard NC

Friends and volunteers of the Rice Street Community Garden are gathering to celebrate this year's bountiful harvest and raise operating funds to keep the garden growing next year.... — Updated 8/26/2015


Run Or Walk 'Main Street Mile' For Boys & Girls Club – Brevard NC

Brevard's Main Street will be crowded with runners and walkers for a rare one-mile race called the Main Street Mile Sept. 12 to benefit The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club. There... — Updated 8/26/2015

 By Derek McKissock    News

Courthouse Design Options Unveiled - Brevard NC

The public got to see Monday what a new county courthouse could look like if the Board of Commissioners decides to go that route. During Monday's regular commissioner meeting, Dan... — Updated 8/26/2015


Silvermont Bible Goes Missing - Brevard NC

An old and large version of the King James Bible has gone missing from the Silvermont mansion. The Bible was part of the historical display at Silvermont. If anyone mistakenly took the Bible or knows of its whereabouts, they... — Updated 8/26/2015


Obie Richard Willingham Jr.

Obie Richard Willingham Jr. 76, of Trent Woods, N.C., hiked his last wood, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. A native of Greenwood, S.C., he was the son of the late Launa McKee Willingham and Obie Sr. He was a United States Navy veteran, and... — Updated 8/26/2015


Heritage Museum Hosting Founders Day Sept. 5 - Brevard NC

The Transylvania Heritage Museum will hold its seventh Annual Founders Day Fair Sept. 5. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony featuring Kit Owen performing the national anthem. “This year promises to be the best... — Updated 8/26/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

City Committee To Recommend 'BATS' For Trail System Name – Brevard NC

The city of Brevard is one step closer to choosing a name for its trial system. The city’s Parks, Trails and Recreation committee will recommend to city council the trail system be named BATS, which is an acronym for Brevard Area... — Updated 8/26/2015


William R. White

William R. White, 80, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorsville, N.C. A native of Laurinburg, N.C., he was the son of the late Emmett and Hannah Hutchins White. In... — Updated 8/26/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Rosman Man Gets Prison Time After Drug Plea - Brevard NC

A Rosman man could spend up to nearly three years in prison after admitting to dealing drugs in Transylvania County. Daniel B. Butler, 35, pleaded guilty in Transylvania Superior Court last week to possession with intent to... — Updated 8/26/2015


William Frederick Martin

William Frederick Martin, of Crowley, Texas, and formerly of Brevard, a United States military veteran, made his final transfer Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. A memorial service was held... — Updated 8/26/2015

 By John Lanier    News

Brevard Academy Reports Good Opening, Record Enrollment - Brevard NC

Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy has had a good month, opening school with its highest enrollment ever and signing a contract with Challenge Foundation Properties for purchase of the old Woods Chevrolet building.... — Updated 8/26/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Guilty Plea Made After Fatal SUV Wreck - Brevard NC

A Charlotte man could spend up to two years in prison after admitting to getting behind the wheel after drinking and crashing an SUV in Pisgah National Forest, which led to the death of another man. Carlos Soloman-Ramon, 21, was... — Updated 8/26/2015


Grace Schmidt Mangel

Grace Schmidt Mangel, 84, beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother, and friend, passed away Aug. 11, 2015. She was born to loving parents, Helen and Ferdinand Schmidt, in 1930... — Updated 8/26/2015


Court Rules Against Young - Brevard NC

North Carolina’s highest court is holding firm against a third trial for Brevard High School graduate Jason Young, who was convicted of killing his pregnant wife. The state Supreme Court ruled last Friday that Young’s case was... — Updated 8/26/2015


R. Frank Davis

R. Frank Davis, 70, of Concord, N.C. and Brevard, died Aug. 24, 2015, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Joan; son, Dave, of Concord; daughter, Kyle Cochran and husband, Tony; two grandchildren, Ryan and Lindsey,... — Updated 8/26/2015


Opposes Rails To Trails

This letter is in response to Colleen Murphy’s letter in support of Rails to Trails. Although there are many in support of it, there are also many against the conversion, albeit much less vocally. I am strongly against it and... — Updated 8/26/2015


A Guilt Free Life

Due to the recent surge of comments about the abortion issue, for and against, there is a much better solution. How about a guilt free life? A program began in 1903 for young girls and women who were pregnant, scared and had no... — Updated 8/26/2015


Apple Has New Products

It is obvious that Bill Harrah knows his IT knowledge as evidenced by his columns. However, I would suggest that Harrah refrain from knowing anything about Apple. In older columns, he admits his distrust of the iCloud and this week... — Updated 8/26/2015


Adopt Senior Pets

As I type this, the newest member of my home is sitting on my lap. He is a senior dog who is the perfect little gentlemen who makes my perfect little old lady very happy. He came from Friends for Life Forever Farm. He is my third... — Updated 8/26/2015


Talking About Sex

Many parents have difficult talking with their teenagers about sex. But it’s a conversation that needs to take place. In 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34 percent of high school students had... — Updated 8/26/2015


Another Top Ranking?

Transylvania County and Brevard have received many accolades over the years. This area has been rated as one of the best places to retire in the nation, as well as one of the best mountain biking venues. Brevard College’s cycling... — Updated 8/26/2015


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