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Fair Districts Can Be Drawn

Nearly everyone is opposed to gerrymandering, the practice of politicians drawing districts to virtually assure their re-election and that the party in power remains in power. Current North Carolina gubernatorial candidates Pat... — Updated 9/1/2016

 By Park Baker    Features

'Pisgah Pride Day' Planned For Sept. 24 - Brevard NC

The Pisgah Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service and a host of supporting organizations have announced a broad-based volunteer workday in the Pisgah Ranger District called "Pisgah Pride... — Updated 8/31/2016


Sirius B To Play

The Transylvania County Library fall concerts resume this Friday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m with a performance by Sirius B. The performance will be held at the library's amphitheater.... — Updated 8/31/2016


Franklin "Lionel" McCall

Franklin “Lionel” McCall, 86, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 1, 1929 to the late Archie and Vinessa Owen McCall Neill. He retired from Ecus... — Updated 8/31/2016


Pamela Jane (Perdue) Jordan

Pamela Jane (Perdue) Jordan, 75, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, Though she succumbed to cancer, she was not beaten by it. In the few weeks after diagnosis, she interacted... — Updated 8/31/2016


Pedro A. Sandín-Fremaint Gives Speech-Brevard NC

Editor's Note: Pedro A. Sandín Fremaint gave the following speech at the Lutheran Church in Brevard recently: A six-year-old girl in nice clothes stands alone in the city of... — Updated 8/31/2016


Josephine A. Kline

Josephine A. Kline, 90, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 24, 2016, at The Oaks of Brevard. Born Nov. 25, 1925, in Charleroi, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Olive Hutch Strapkovic. She was a devoted mother and a... — Updated 8/31/2016


Public Reminded About School Bus Stop Law - Brevard NC

Now that school is back in session, law enforcement officers across the state are reminding everyone that school buses are back on the road, and that all drivers must do their part... — Updated 8/31/2016


Never Too Old

Jim Kimzey, 80, and his granddaughter Jess, 12, take the plunge at Sliding Rock this past weekend. Jim has been going down Sliding Rock for more than 70 years. (Courtesy... — Updated 8/31/2016


Museum Hosting Founder's Day Saturday - Brevard NC

This Saturday, the Transylvania Heritage Museum will host its annual Founder's Day event. The annual day celebrates the county's more than 150 years of history, with crafts, music,... — Updated 8/31/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Local Young Rock Climbers Step Up - Brevard NC

The Brevard Rock Gym climbing team recently held a climb-a-thon and donated the proceeds to the Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC). The team, whose members number about 25 young... — Updated 8/31/2016

 By Park Baker    Lifestyles

'Community' Gathers To Talk About Empathy - Brevard NC

Members of the Transylvania County community met at the Lutheran Church last week to discuss a topic they feel needs addressing: empathy. Facilitated by Mark Burrows, director of the county’s Planning and Community Development,... — Updated 8/31/2016


County's Jobless Rate Falls - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in July was 4.6 percent, down from 4.8 percent in June, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce released Wednesday. The local jobless numbers only take into... — Updated 8/31/2016


Commissioners OK New Vaccine Fees - Brevard NC

New vaccine fees for the county’s health department have been approved by the Board of Commissioners. The fees, which were approved during the commissioners’ recent meeting, have been changed to cover the cost of buying the... — Updated 8/31/2016


Official: Fish Kill Incident Closed - Brevard NC

The case involving last month’s fish kill in King’s Creek at Brevard College is “essentially closed,” according to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). There are “no definitive conclusions or findings for... — Updated 8/31/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Plea Deals Result In Prison-Brevard NC

District Attorney Greg Newman has announced two men have pleaded guilty to two separate felony cases in Transylvania County. Newman, who is the chief prosecutor for the county, said in a press release that Corey Miller, of 76 Kant... — Updated 8/31/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

DA: No Evidence Band Leader Assaulted Student - Brevard NC

District Attorney Greg Newman has decided not to pursue charges against Brevard High School Band Director James Leatherwood, stating there was no evidence Leatherwood assaulted a student. Newman, who is chief prosecutor for... — Updated 8/31/2016 Full story


NAACP To Meet – Brevard NC

The Transylvania NAACP will meet at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, to form a nominating committee for election of officers and executive committee members. The meeting will be at Bethel A Church, 92 Oakdale St., in Brevard. Any... — Updated 8/31/2016


Library To Show 'America's First Forest,' Next Thursday – Brevard NC

"America's First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment" a one-hour documentary, will be shown at the Transylvania County Library on Thursday, Sept. 8. There will be two... — Updated 8/31/2016


SHIIP To Present Class On Medicare Sept. 19 – Brevard NC

The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) of Transylvania County will present a Medicare 101 class two times during the month of September. Transylvania Regional Hospital will host the program on Thursday, Sept.... — Updated 8/31/2016


Waldrop-Bracken Reunion Planned – Brevard NC

The descendants of William David “Mannie” Waldrop and Sallie Bracken Waldrop will gather at the home of Charles and Kathy Killian Merrill at 400 Carolina Avenue on Saturday, Sept. 3, at noon. Bring food and any family... — Updated 8/31/2016


Nickels For Know-How Referendum Planned – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The polling place in Transylvania County is the Cooperative Extension Center at 98 East Morgan St. in Brevard from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Coopera... — Updated 8/31/2016


Legal Notices for September 1, 2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Brevard Board of Adjustment will meet in the Council Room of the Municipal Building located at 95 W. Main St. in Brevard, North Carolina, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at... — Updated 8/31/2016 Full story


BFD Is The Best

The Brevard Fire Department is the best. I needed to have a car seat put into my car for visiting grandchildren. Adam was not only proficient in installing it but also made sure it was the age appropriate car seat. I so appreciate... — Updated 8/31/2016


Copelof Would Be Outstanding Representative

There is a well-known saying: all politics is local. This means a representative’s success is directly tied to the ability to understand and impact constituents’ issues in a political setting. This year there is a... — Updated 8/31/2016


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