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Mary Evelyn Raspa

Mary Evelyn Raspa, 95, of Cedar Mountain House, in Brevard, went to her heavenly home Aug. 24, 2014. Born Aug. 19, 1919, on Prince Edward Island, in Canada, she was the daughter of the late Sanctinus Praught and Minnie Peters... — Updated 9/24/2014


Ernest "Ernie" Allen Thompson

Ernest “Ernie” Allen Thompson, 69, of Old Fort, went home to live with Jesus Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Thanks to the care of Hospice and many supporters, he was able to live at home until his passing. He was born Dec. 8, 1944,... — Updated 9/24/2014


Eileen Lampe

Eileen Lampe, 84, died peacefully, surrounded by family, Sept. 23, 2014, in Concord, N.C. Born May 21, 1930 in New York, N.Y., she was the daughter of Eileen and Ralph Mackey. She... — Updated 9/24/2014


Sam R. Dill

Sam R. Dill of Transylvania County went to be with our beloved Lord Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. He will be immensely missed by his surviving family, including his mother, Mary Amos; daughters, Kimberly Clark and Dylan Dill; his five... — Updated 9/24/2014


Melinda "Mindy" Hogsed

Melinda “Mindy” Hogsed, 48, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. A native of Pickens, S.C., she was the daughter of Leon and Mary Murphy Hogsed. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jackie Hogsed Muniz. She... — Updated 9/24/2014


Jessie Lee Stamey James

Jessie Lee Stamey James, 92, of Manassas, Va., passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, surrounded by her daughters and a large loving family. She was born May 13, 1922, in Brevard, to the late Fred Morris and Mattie Lee... — Updated 9/24/2014


Stephanie Nicole Godlove

Stephanie Nicole Godlove, 19, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was preceded in death by her... — Updated 9/24/2014


Marshall Howard Bord

Marshall Howard Bord, 80, of Brevard, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, from cancer. He is preceded in death by his father, William Bord; mother, Esther Merkin Bord; sister, Marilyn Bord, of... — Updated 9/24/2014


Terina Plyler To Play At Farmers Market

Local musician Terina Plyler will be back and playing at the Transylvania Farmers Market this Saturday morning, Sept. 27. A self-described "singing-songwriting mountain nymph,"... — Updated 9/24/2014


BC Faculty Exhibits Art

Brevard College will host a faculty artwork exhibition in the college’s Spiers Gallery in the Sims Art Center from Oct. 3-31. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. An opening reception for the... — Updated 9/24/2014


Friday Gallery Walk To Highlight New Works

The Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk is this Friday, Sept. 26, from 5-9 p.m. Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the Transylvania Community Arts Council, invites residents and... — Updated 9/24/2014


Popular Mipso To Perform In Brevard

Friday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. the increasingly popular Americana band Mipso will take the stage at185 King St. in Brevard. Americana's jailbreak from sleepy town squares and the scrat... — Updated 9/24/2014


Local Author Reconciles Faith With Science

Selected as one of Foreword Reviews top five Mind/Body/Spirit titles of 2014, “Something There Is: Seeking a Rational Faith for Our Children” by Brevard resident David Dayton Sayre is a collection of essays that reflects on... — Updated 9/24/2014


Jim Meyer Exhibits Art Made From Hub Caps

How would you like to spend a weekend looking at discarded junk? That is exactly what Brevard residents, Jim and Madelyn Meyer did Sept. 6 and 7, at the Museum of the Shenandoah... — Updated 9/24/2014

 By Guest Column    Opinion

Our Future: It's Time To Make A Decision

In the Aug. 14 issue of this paper a child in our county said he went hungry because “It wasn’t my turn to eat.” This child must be heard. The same article reported that 28 percent of our households earn less than $25,000... — Updated 9/24/2014


McMinn For County's Future

The November election for two Transylvania County commissioners is extremely important and will affect the county’s direction and progress for many years to come. As a formally trained and practicing urban and regional planner... — Updated 9/24/2014


Standing By His Oath

Having been present at the recent commission meeting resulting in the issue of alcohol sales in the county being put on the November ballot, I am still troubled by the rudeness of some in attendance, especially calling out against... — Updated 9/24/2014


Looking For A Few Good Men

The Marine Corps has a recruiting slogan in which they say they are looking for a few good men. Well, Transylvania County is also looking for a “few good men” – in the coming election. Luckily for Transyl-vania County there... — Updated 9/24/2014


Move Forward With McMinn

Lee McMinn, candidate for County Commissioner, has a workable strategy for bringing jobs with living wages to Transylvania County. He has outlined concrete steps to establish a viable industrial park, equipped with the needed infra... — Updated 9/24/2014


McMinn Has Right Approach

If we want to grow our economy and get more jobs, we need Lee McMinn as one of our new commissioners. Candidates have been talking about economic growth for a long time, but it’s not happening fast enough. He points out we need... — Updated 9/24/2014


Big Losses For Workers

Actions by the N.C. General Assembly in this last session had an especially harsh effect on many working people in North Carolina. First, legislators in Raleigh made massive cuts to the unemployment insurance program. The maximum... — Updated 9/24/2014


Vote Mahoney

Ms. Sinclair-Chapman stated that Mr. Hemphill “worked his way up through the ranks.” If my memory serves me right, Mr. Hemphill has never held a position within the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Department. However, Sheriff... — Updated 9/24/2014


Chefs To Prepare Meal To Benefit Brevard Boy

In recent years, Ashe-ville, N.C., and Charleston, S.C., have cemented their reputations as two of the South’s top culinary destinations. Now, for the first time, the two cities will partner for an Underground Chef Collaboration... — Updated 9/24/2014


Paying For Transportation

As Patrick Gannon notes in his column on this page, Gov. Pat McCrory has proposed improving all types of transportation throughout the state. While everyone is for improved transportation, the challenge is how the state is going... — Updated 9/24/2014


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