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Articles from the September 29, 2016 edition

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Fire Guts Neely Road Home-Brevard NC

This morning (Friday), some time after 11 a.m., the Brevard Fire Department was called out to a house fire on Neely Road, near the intersection with the Old Hendersonville Highway.... — Updated 9/30/2016


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Scholarship Winners Honored At Connestee Falls Gala – Connestee Falls NC

More than 280 people gathered in the Connestee Falls clubhouse on Friday, Sept. 16 to recognize the 28 recipients of Connestee Falls college scholarships for school year 2016-2017.... — Updated 9/28/2016


DAR Chapter Holds First Meeting After Summer Recess – Brevard NC

The September meeting of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution was called to order by Regent Nancy Funston. The membership participated in the... — Updated 9/28/2016


Comedy's Final Weekend

This is the final weekend of "The Deval Divas" comedy at Brevard Little Theatre. Friday and Saturday shows are 7:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday. The cast is front row:... — Updated 9/28/2016


Last Library Concert Set

Asheville based band The Alex Krug Combo brings its Americana groove to the stage at the county library's outdoor amphitheater Friday at 7 p.m. to close out the fall concert... — Updated 9/28/2016


Brevard Little Theatre To Hold Auditions For Christmas Play – Brevard NC

Brevard Little Theater will hold auditions for “Yes Virginia, There is A Santa Claus” this Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2, from noon-2 p.m. It’s Christmas Eve and Virginia O’Hanlon is left... — Updated 9/28/2016


C.A.T.S. Present 'The Cemetery Club'

The Connestee Falls theatre group, affectionately called C.A.T.S., as in Connestee Amateur Theatre Society, will be performing, "The Cemetery Club," a comedy by Ivan Menchell.... — Updated 9/28/2016


Transylvanians Compete At Mountain Fair – Transylvania County NC

Students from Brevard and Rosman high schools competed in a number of competitions during the recent Mountain State Fair. Brevard High's Selina Brown and Abigail Gant competed in... — Updated 9/28/2016


Friends Of PARI Honors Supporters And Student Scholars – Rosman NC

PARI supporters and student scholars were honored with a special night of entertainment and hands-on science at the Friends of PARI annual meeting. The evening included a preview of... — Updated 9/28/2016


Chamber Hosting Program On Overtime Regulation Changes – Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special program on Wednesday, Oct. 5, about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the NC Wage and Hour Act. The 10 a.m. program will be held in the Transylvania County... — Updated 9/28/2016


New Dorm

Brevard College President David Joyce led a crowd in a dedication ceremony Tuesday for the William C. and Nancy B Stanback Hall. The dorm has 84 beds and overlooks the new athletic... — Updated 9/28/2016

 By Park Baker    Features

Karla Mather Wins Fitness Pro Award – Brevard NC

Local Karla Mather has won the female Fitness Professional of the Year Award, as presented by Hylete athletic apparel. Her own clients nominated Mather, with voting for the... — Updated 9/28/2016


Two Face Methamphetamine Drug, Guns Charges – Brevard NC

Two men have been charged after being found asleep in a pickup truck that contained drugs and guns. Jessie K. Ward, 22, has been charged with maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance; possession of... — Updated 9/28/2016

 By Derek McKissock    News

Recreation Plan Calls For Changes, Investment – Brevard NC

Consolidating the county's and city of Brevard's parks and recreation services into one jointly funded department and building a $19 million recreation center/neighborhood park are... — Updated 9/28/2016

 By Matt McGregor    News

Political Chairs Tune Into Debate – Brevard NC

Democrat Jackie Hovey and Republican Aubrey Woodard, chairs of the county’s respective political parties, were among the more than 80 million viewers who watched the first presidential debate Monday between Hillary Clinton and... — Updated 9/28/2016


Veva Jewel Jordan Thompson

Veva Jewel Jordan Thompson, 92, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at her daughter’s home. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Sadie Beech Jordan. Her husband, Jesse Garfield Thompson and her son, Jesse... — Updated 9/28/2016


Larry McCall

Larry McCall, 72, of Balsam Grove, went home to be with the Lord the morning of Sept. 27, 2016. He was born Aug. 10, 1944, in Balsam Grove. He was known as Daddy, Pop and Papa and had a heart of gold. He was a carpenter, mechanic... — Updated 9/28/2016


Thomas Franklin Cooper Jr.

Thomas Franklin Cooper Jr., of Brevard, passed away peacefully in the presence of family Sept. 23, 2016, in Birmingham, Ala. He was born Aug. 25, 1953, in Brevard to Tom and Lucile Cooper. While growing up in Brevard, he became a... — Updated 9/28/2016


Patty Lynn Branham Cover

Patty Lynn Branham Cover, 51, of Brevard, passed away Sept. 21, 2016. A native of Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Mabel Alley Branham. In addition to... — Updated 9/28/2016


Pisgah Forest Baptist To Celebrate 100th Birthday – Pisgah Forest NC

Pisgah Forest Baptist Church will be celebrating its 100th birthday in October. The church began as an outgrowth of a Union Sunday School that was organized by D.L. Braynard in his... — Updated 9/28/2016


Church Activities – Transylvania County NC

Brevard- Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday Keith Thompson’s sermon will be, “Our Story: The Timeline of B-DRPC, Pt. I.” In observance of World Communion Sunday, music for worship will be based on songs and hymns from... — Updated 9/28/2016


Is There Life Before Death?

It seems like there is always some special observance around the corner. There is even a World Day for Farmed Animals. It’s observed fittingly on Oct. 2 (Gandhi’s birthday). It’s intended to memorialize the tens of billions... — Updated 9/28/2016


Impressed With Copelof

I don’t know when I have been as impressed with a candidate for public office as I have been with Maureen Copelof, who is running as our representative in District 113 of the N.C. House of Representatives. Why is that so? Maybe... — Updated 9/28/2016


Grand Deceptions

Politicians are typically wary of the press. Since they want their programs implemented and want to be re-elected, they generally seek to be presented in a positive light. The duty of the press, on the other hand, is to report... — Updated 9/28/2016


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