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Ballots Issued For Those Who Wish To Vote By Mail-Brevard NC

Elections officials today (Friday) began issuing ballots to voters who requested to participate by mail. "North Carolina's voters are among the first in the nation to make their voices heard in this election," said State Board of... — Updated 9/9/2016


Donald Trump Coming To Asheville -Brevard NC

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a rally Monday evening at the Cellular Center in Asheville. Doors will open at 3 p.m., with the event scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at no charge through... — Updated 9/9/2016


Legal Notices for September 8, 2016



Authorities Remind Public About Neely Road Closure-Brevard NC

Authorities are reminding the public that Neely Road in Brevard is closed for a construction project anticipated to take until November to complete. The city project aims to improve the sewer system infrastructure in the Neely... — Updated 9/9/2016

 By Park Baker    News

White Squirrel Shoppe Changing, Number 7 Moving – Brevard NC

The White Squirrel Shoppe is closing in its current form after 28 years in business in downtown Brevard. Donna Stout, the owner, said that she has been forced out of the retail... — Updated 9/8/2016


Scout Pack 703 Invites New Recruits – Brevard NC

Scout Pack 703 is inviting all boys in first through 12th grade to join it during a special recruitment event at 6 p.m., Sept. 15, in the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Boys in grades one through five... — Updated 9/7/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Lake Toxaway Man Dies After ATV Flips, Lands On Him – Lake Toxaway NC

A Lake Toxaway man died after being involved in an ATV crash. William S. Hobgood, 71, of 1600 Golden Road, died from injuries sustained in a crash on Aug. 28. Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter with the Transylvania County Sheriff’s... — Updated 9/7/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Mountain Song Festival Returns – Brevard NC

For Mountain Song Festival volunteer Bob Marcum, standing security at the front gate is all fun and games. Marcum, who has volunteered every single day of every festival, which... — Updated 9/7/2016


Library Boards Meet Sept. 15 – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library Board of Trustees and the Transylvania County Library Foundation Board of Directors will have a joint meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Connestee Conference Room at the Transylvania County... — Updated 9/7/2016


Elk Haven Wellness Center To Hold Open House This Friday – Brevard NC

New life has come to the old Brevard Elks Club building, where the Elk Haven Wellness Center is a new destination spot for health and wellness. The center will hold an open house this Friday, Sept. 9, from noon-4 p.m. The event wil... — Updated 9/7/2016


Silvermont Opportunity Center To Offer Balance Workshops – Brevard NC

Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns... — Updated 9/7/2016


Final Historical Program Features Apple Cider Press – Pisgsh Forest NC

The final Transylvania County Historical Society Sunday program for the 2016 season will be "The Old Apple Cider Press" on Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. at the barn on the Allison-Deaver... — Updated 9/7/2016


Brevard Tractor Supply Store To Celebrate Pets On Sept. 17 – Brevard NC

Pet owners and pet lovers should mark their calendars for Saturday, Sept. 17, when the Tractor Supply Co. store in Brevard will be celebrating Pet Appreciation Week. The main event on Saturday, Sept. 17, will include pet adoptions... — Updated 9/7/2016


Marilyn Jane Shaw Moore

Marilyn Jane Shaw Moore, 88, of Sapphire, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. A native of Zanesville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Charles Clayton and Mary Ellen Stein Shaw. In addition to her parents, she was also... — Updated 9/7/2016


Beverly Ann Romo (Begalle)

Beverly Ann Romo (Begalle), 78, born Jan. 17, 1938, passed away Aug. 30, 2016 peacefully at Hendersonville Health & Rehabilitation (HHR) in Hendersonville after battling MS for... — Updated 9/7/2016


Mildred Lowe Fuller McGowan

Mildred Lowe Fuller McGowan, 84, of Faison, N.C., and formerly of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Born in Atlanta, Ga. Feb. 17, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Emery Fuller... — Updated 9/7/2016


Charles M. Greene

Charles M. Greene, 85, of Six Mile, S.C. and formerly of Brevard, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at his home. He was married to the late Pansy Ferguson Greene. Born in Pickens County, S.C., he was the son of the late William... — Updated 9/7/2016


Rev. Ray E. Aiken

Rev. Ray E. Aiken, 81, of Brevard, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday evening, Sept. 4, 2016, while surrounded by his family at home. He was born March 17, 1935 to the... — Updated 9/7/2016


Ian Maher To Lead Local Unitarian Universalists – Brevard NC

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Transylvania County has announced the appointment of Rev. Ian White Maher as their interim minister. Rev. Maher is a life long Unitarian Universalist from Portsmouth, N.H. He is a hiker,... — Updated 9/7/2016


Church Activities – Transylvania County NC

Blantyre Baptist Homecoming for Blantyre Baptist Church will be this Sunday, Sept. 11, at 10:30 a.m., with special music by Blantyre’s ladies trio and message by Rev. Tommy Madden. Pastor Ron Nelson and the congregation invite... — Updated 9/7/2016


Send Burr Into Retirement

Richard Burr’s endorsement of Donald Trump demonstrates that he is unfit to serve as a North Carolina Senator. By endorsing Trump and even campaigning for him, Burr has put his party over our country, an extremist ideology over... — Updated 9/7/2016


Qualifications And Experience Matter

Given the current state of escalating and ineffective partisan politics, it is critical that we as responsible voters in the coming November elections do more than simply determine a candidate’s party affiliation and vote along... — Updated 9/7/2016


Copelof: Standard Of Excellence

When Maureen Copelof retired from the U.S. Navy to Brevard, she volunteered to be executive director of Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding and Education here in Brevard. As Free Rein’s founder and, at the time, a board... — Updated 9/7/2016


Milestone Birthday

I’d like to thank my community of friends for helping make my “milestone” birthday (100 years) so special. Your all-out generosity — gifts, visits, phone calls, flowers, etc. — were heartwarming and appreciated. What a... — Updated 9/7/2016


Closed Debates

The first presidential debate will be held Monday, Sept. 26, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. It will be followed by one vice presidential debate on Oct. 4 and two more presidential debates on Oct. 9 and Oct. 19. Yet,... — Updated 9/7/2016


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