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HOB Organizers Readying For Halloweenfest, Seeking Volunteers, Groups And Nonprofits - Brevard NC

These few days of cooler weather remind everyone that fall is just around the corner – and that means Halloweenfest is closing in on us! As you may have guessed, Heart of Brevard... — Updated 8/31/2015

 By Park Baker    News

Three Local Cyclists Going To World Championship - Brevard NC

Three local cyclists have been chosen to represent the United States in the mountain biking world championship Aug. 31-Sept. 6 in Vallnord, Andorra, the landlocked country between S... — Updated 8/31/2015


Legal Notices For August 31, 2015


 By Derek McKissock    News

County, Schools Send Letters To State, Federal Elected Officials About Education Funding-Brevard NC

The county and school system are sending joint letters to state and federal elected officials that voice concerns about reduced public school funding and its impact locally. The Board of Commissioners approved the letters (see... — Updated 8/31/2015


Local Medicare Counselors Win Award – Brevard NC

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and SHIIP, the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program of the N.C. Department of Insurance, congratulate Marvin and... — Updated 8/31/2015


Law & Order - Brevard NC

• Roger Kent Lane Jr., 34, was arrested by Sheriff’s Office deputies on Aug. 18 and charged with one felony count being a fugitive. He is being held in the county detention center without bond. Lane is a fugitive from the sta... — Updated 8/31/2015


Candidate Forum To Be Held Sept. 17 - Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates’ forum at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17 in the library’s Rogow Room. Candidates for Rosman Board of Aldermen, Rosman mayor and Brevard City Council have been... — Updated 8/31/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Child Found, Father Charged - Brevard NC

The 4-year-old daughter of a suspect (her father) and a victim (her mother) in an alleged assault in Brevard was found safe early Wednesday evening after several amber alerts were issued. The 4-year-old was located in Buncombe... — Updated 8/31/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Court Denies Pickelsimer Family Appeal - Brevard NC

A state court has thrown out the appeal from family members of Charles Pickelsimer Jr., possibly ending a more than five-year legal battle between the family and various beneficiaries over the late businessman’s last will and... — Updated 8/31/2015


Lincoln Pea

Lincoln Pea, born to the late Archie and Falicia Ervin Feb. 2, 1947, passed away Aug. 27, 2015. She attended 9th Avenue High School in Hendersonville, and was an employee of the... — Updated 8/31/2015

 By Derek McKissock    News

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 8/31/2015


Beatrice Bell Norris

Beatrice Bell Norris, 85, of Etowah, peacefully went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. A native of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late James Earl and Della Byrd Bell. She was also preceded in death b... — Updated 8/31/2015


Dr. James A. Hefner

Dr. James A. Hefner, native son of Brevard, 21-year HBCU president and champion of students and black higher education, passed at 76. James A. Hefner, Ph.D., former president of... — Updated 8/31/2015


Lloyd James Morgan

Lloyd James Morgan, 76, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Vando Caleb Morgan Sr. and Essie Brittian Morgan. Surviving are his brother, V.C. Morgan Jr., of... — Updated 8/31/2015


Charles Leland "Dudley" Gillespie

Charles Leland “Dudley” Gillespie, 71, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Weldon and Ella Mae Scruggs Gillespie. He was also preceded in death by his... — Updated 8/31/2015


Elmer Harrison Galloway

Elmer Harrison Galloway, 95, of Rosman, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Lyman Culwell and... — Updated 8/31/2015


Shannon Jessica Barton-Clanton

Shannon Jessica Barton-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 cancer.... — Updated 8/31/2015


No Need For Great Lakes Nuclear Waste Repository

I’m a retired pathologist with boards in nuclear medicine. I have spent a big chunk of my time opposing attempts by the psychopathic rich to further enrich themselves at the expense of “ordinary people.” I have been a member... — Updated 8/31/2015


Democratic Leaders Dishonest

Here Mr. Rowe goes again with another diatribe against Republicans. I would like to respond to his ad hominem attack on Republican candidates for president, and would suggest he consider the record of President Obama (a Democrat)... — Updated 8/31/2015


GOP Tax Cuts

When my husband died late in 2013, my income was cut by 24 percent to under $30,000 a year. However, as a result of the Republican Tax Cuts, my 2014 NC Income taxes on the reduced amount went up by 36 percent! Tax cuts? Maybe if... — Updated 8/31/2015


Restore The HRC

We are most dismayed that the Transylvania County Commission has chosen to disband the Human Relations Council. Not only has this council served our community for more than 40 years, there is today, more than ever, an urgent need... — Updated 8/31/2015


The Safest Place

Sitting in the Charlotte airport this morning, awaiting a flight to Minneapolis, I took a deep breath and relaxed. I realized I felt safe in a way I seldom feel any more when I walk down the street of our town or into a... — Updated 8/31/2015


Other Lying Candidates

This is in reference to Lackey Rowe’s article in the Monday, Aug. 24 issue. Just to remind Mr. Rowe that he will save $2,500 a year on his insurance premium and he can keep his insurance if he wants and I did not have sex with... — Updated 8/31/2015


Take Long Look At Iran Deal

In his letter in the Aug. 24 issue of the T-Times, Wayne Clark sets out his reasons for favoring the Iran Arms deal, while criticizing Henri Erti’s letter of June 30 that raised some cogent issues about the wisdom of the... — Updated 8/31/2015


Reconsider HRC

Last week the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to dissolve the Human Relations Council (HRC). The move was premature and shortsighted. The commissioners said they would revisit their decision in the future if... — Updated 8/31/2015


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