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What's The Point?

The state of North Carolina announced last week that it is discontinuing the signs and symbols test as part of renewing one’s driver license. This is being done under the guise of helping the Division of Motor Vehicles “streamline the issuance pr...

 

We Know Best

“Raleigh Knows Best” seems to be the motto of our current state representation. Our “Raleigh Knows Best” Sen. Tom Apadoca decided he knew better than the residents of Asheville about how they should be electing their city council. Our...

 

Ignoring Facts

In Ms. Blevins’ recent response to my letter about Obamacare and Hillary Clinton, she points out various facts about the insurance industry. Regardless of her facts, the major insurance companies are still bailing out of Obamacare. All the excuses...

 

Trump Or Clinton

In the 58 presidential elections since 1788 third party candidates have only won 5 percent or more of the votes 12 times (21 percent). The last third party candidate to win any electoral votes was George Wallace (1968) and the last third party...

 

Who Is The Most Qualified?

Soon people will be going to the polls to elect the person that will be our next N.C. House Representative. It is critical that we elect someone that will represent all of us. This election need not be partisan. This job is going to require a lot of...

 

Our Working Poor Need Medicaid Expansion

State Republicans love to talk about compassionate conservatism. But there is nothing compassionate about our state leaders’ refusal to accept Medicaid expansion, which would cost the state practically nothing and give half a million of our...

 

Legal Notices for September 12, 2016

Notice of Public Hearing City of Brevard Proposed Amendments to City of Brevard Code of Ordinances The Brevard City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 19, 2016. The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possibl... Full story

 

TV Show Chef In The Final 3 - Brevard NC

Former Brevard resident Shaun O'Neale has cracked the top three on Fox's "MasterChef" and will compete for the grand prize during Wednesday night's season finale. "It's been a long journey," O'Neale s...

 

Caldwell Street Work Ready To Begin - Brevard NC

Summer may be nearly over but construction is full steam ahead on two projects slated for Brevard streets. Crews are about to kick off the major stages that would widen South Caldwell Street, as well...

 

Governor's School Is A Unique Experience

This past summer, we both attended the North Carolina Governor’s School. This is a six-week long residential program for intellectually gifted rising seniors. Students concentrate in a specific subject area, but spend half their class time in...

 

Ballots Available To Those Voting By Mail - Brevard NC

Elections officials 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 Elections Executive...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 12, 2016

Locals' Son Named Submarine Commander - Brevard NC

Chad Hardt, son of Brevard residents Bob and Vicky Hardt, has been named commander of the USS Tucson. Hardt assumed command of the Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine during a ceremony held at...

 

Authorities Remind Public About Neely - 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 Road area. Local traffi...

 

BC Students To Work With Local Businesses – Brevard NC

Brevard College’s Business and Organizational Leadership (BORG) department will allow students from its Principles of Total Quality class the opportunity to help businesses and organizations with a quality improvement project. Projects will focus...

 

Transylvanians In College

BRCC The following Transylvania County students listed with their program of study were named to the dean’s list at Blue Ridge Community College for the summer term: Katherine Moore, Associate Degree Nursing RIBN, and Rachel Whitmire, Associate in...

 

John James Bell Sr.

John James Bell Sr. passed away Sept. 7, 2016, at the age of 90. He was the son of Walter Aspenwald Bell and Helen Youngblood Bell. Five brothers, Walter, Louis, Richard, Joseph and David Bell, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 64...

 

Kathryn (Kay) Galvin

Kathryn (Kay) Galvin, 93, formerly a resident of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully Sunday. Aug. 28, 2016, at the Country House, in Wilmington, Del. Born in Forest City, Iowa, she lived in several locations in Iowa and Wisconsin until her...

 

Margaret McCall Surrette Greer

Margaret McCall Surrette Greer, 86, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Judson and Mollie Lyday...

 

Katy H. Hooper

Katy H. Hooper entered this world in Tuckasegee, N.C. Oct. 15, 1933, into the loving arms of her midwife grandmother, Mary Jane Hooper. She departed this world and entered the gates of heaven Sept. 9,...

 

Harry Monroe Howell

Harry Monroe Howell died peacefully at home in Brevard, Sept. 5, 2016, at the age of 99. The son of Jesse Monroe and Grace Bedell Howell, he was born June 27, 1917 in Schenectady, N.Y. He graduated...

 

Henry Clark Snyder

Henry Clark Snyder, 78, of Brevard, exited this world Sept. 4, 2016, after nearly eight decades of violating the accepted rules of healthy living, while at the same time painting, drawing, reading, building, swimming, doing yoga and flying gliders....

 

Aileen Bryson Morgan

A Celebration of Life Service for Aileen Bryson Morgan will be held at Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at 4 p.m. at St. Timothy’s United Methodist Church, in Brevard, followed by dinner at Twin Dragon Buffet. Join her family and friends to celebrate her...

 

Gary Wayne McDuffie Sr.

Gary Wayne McDuffie Sr., 63, born Feb. 26, 1953, in Miami, Fla., crossed the finish line on Sept. 9, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. Anyone who knew and loved Gary felt his larger than...

 

Virginia Eileen Cooper Stone

Virginia Eileen Cooper Stone, 97, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. A native of Sedan, Kan., she was the daughter of the late Emery Franklin and Myrtle Ostland Cooper. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her...

 

Leroy Summey

Leroy Summey, 88, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late James Oscar Summey and Nora Huggins Summey and was the husband of the late Mary Lou Galloway Summey,...

 

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