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Articles from the October 24, 2016 edition

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 By Matt McGregor    News

Trump Returns To WNC – Brevard NC

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump returned to western North Carolina Friday at the Agricultural Center, laying out his plan of action if he becomes president. Amid... — Updated 10/25/2016


Jerome Mason

Jerome Mason, 63, of Brevard, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. He was the son of the late Brady Clennon Mason. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Ann Mason. He was a member of the Royal Palm Masonic Lodge in... — Updated 10/25/2016


Tammy Bellefeuil Named As BHS's Interim Principal-Brevard NC

School Superintendent Jeff McDaris has announced that Tammy Bellefeuil will begin as interim principal for Brevard High School (BHS) on Dec. 5. Jeremy Gibbs, the school system's... — Updated 10/25/2016


John W. Jackson

John W. Jackson, 58, of Winter Park, Fla. and Richland Ridge in Lake Toxaway, passed away at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Oct. 19, 2016. He was born May 29, 1958, in Atlanta, Ga. He graduated from Brevard Hig... — Updated 10/25/2016


Wellborn Has Experience

Although I am not one that typically writes letters to the editor, I feel compelled to share my endorsement of Alice Wellborn for school board. I have known Alice for a number of years and have witnessed her passion for education... — Updated 10/25/2016


A Rigged Election

At the final 2016 presidential debate last week, Republican nominee Donald Trump said he would wait until after the election to determine whether or not he would accept the outcome of the election. A day later he said he would acce... — Updated 10/25/2016


Nancy Carolyn Birchfield

Nancy Carolyn Birchfield, 64, of Brevard, passed away Oct. 21, 2016, at her residence.  Born June 22, 1952, in Transylvania County, the daughter of the late Russell O’Shields and Joyce Owen O’Shields. She was employed by... — Updated 10/24/2016


Loree Anders Williams

Loree Anders Williams, 98, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. Born March 8, 1918, in Jacksonville, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Calvin Marcus and Helen King Anders. Her beloved... — Updated 10/24/2016


John M. Whitmore

John M. Whitmore, 72, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. He was the son of the late Roger and Cecile Mailhot Whitmore. His brother, Jerry Whitmore, preceded him in... — Updated 10/24/2016


Thomas Anthony "Tom" Martino

Thomas Anthony “Tom” Martino, 84, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 17, 1931, in Kingston, N.Y., he was the son of the late Thomas Martino and Laura Vigna Martino. He... — Updated 10/24/2016


Richard "Dick" Liebe

Richard "Dick" Liebe, of Brevard, passed away Oct. 18, 2016, in Asheville. He was born May 26, 1932, in Norwalk, Conn., and raised in Killingworth, Conn. He graduated from Bates Col... — Updated 10/24/2016


Kenneth S. Galloway

Kenneth S. Galloway, 80, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Alga and Cumile Owen Galloway. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian N. Galloway;... — Updated 10/24/2016


Cinday Deeanna "Cinda" Frady

Cinday Deeanna “Cinda” Frady, 49, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Louey and Barbara Finkle Frady. Survivors include her brother, Stanley Frady, of Pisgah Forest; sisters,... — Updated 10/24/2016


Roy G. Bird

Roy G. Bird, of Brevard, formerly of Waukegan, Ill., passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Born July 11, 1931, in Kalamazoo, Mich., he had lived in Waukegan for many years before retiring to Brevard. He was retired from the U.S.... — Updated 10/24/2016


Legal Notices for October 24, 2016


 By Norman Bossert    Opinion

Global Warming: Protecting Our Fragile World

When confronted with the facts, some people choose to ignore them… some people manipulate them …some people use them like weapons to wound those with different facts. And really, that is too bad. It’s too bad because in... — Updated 10/24/2016


TCAE Supports Copelof, Bossert

Earlier this year, the North Carolina Association of Educators asked all candidates for offices in the state to fill out a questionnaire asking about their educational policies if they were interested in receiving a political... — Updated 10/24/2016


Time For A Change

It’s time for some real change in our system here in western North Carolina and Maureen Copelof, who is running for N.C. House District 113, is the most competent, experienced and qualified candidate to get changes made. Unlike... — Updated 10/24/2016


Climate Vote

Citizens of Transylvania County might be interested to know that Senator Richard Burr has accepted $380,700 from the fossil fuel industries in hopes he will ignore the health effects of global warming on you and your children and... — Updated 10/24/2016


Great Tree Service

On the night of Oct. 8, 2016 the high wind that came through Transylvania County, blew down a huge Hickory tree, 3 feet plus at the base, onto my property. I had to have it removed and got two estimates for my insurance company.... — Updated 10/24/2016


Burr Helps Veterans

I wanted to let the citizens of our community know what a wonderful senator Richard Burr is. In this crucial election year it is so important to elect people who will work and fight for the people of this community, this state and... — Updated 10/24/2016


A Bridge To No One

I live on Cathey’s Creek Road, a single-lane gravel road that meanders up the mountains, up through the forest between Highway 64 and Shoal Creek/Fish Hatchery Roads. Over the summer and into the fall we have watched as a new... — Updated 10/24/2016


A Missed Opportunity

As an independent voter, I was looking forward to the paper’s Election Guide. I was dismayed to find that the guide did not contain a listing of all the Republican candidates as were listed for the Democrats on the inside page... — Updated 10/24/2016


Honor, Courage, Commitment

We are fortunate that we have a candidate for N.C. House District 113 with the experience we need to put North Carolina on the right track. The citizens of western North Carolina deserve fairness in the electoral process, a good... — Updated 10/24/2016


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