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Ask Us: One Stop Early Voting, State Bond & Stormwater

How many people voted during one-stop early voting for the Nov. 3 municipal elections and how much did it cost to put on the election? During the one-stop voting period, 207 ballots were cast. For the overall election, a total of... — Updated 5/30/2017


No More Undeclared War

“We’re in an undeclared war that the president started on Aug. 8, 2014 and that Congress has refused to debate and vote on it as the Constitution requires.”             Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia)   While several... — Updated 11/10/2015


Say Something

The Rockbrook Camp office on West Main Street in Brevard has recently had a temporary “chalkboard” installed, which Jeanne Wilson (pictured in the photo on the right), with the... — Updated 11/9/2015


Lorraine Ruth Marsik

Lorraine Ruth Marsik, 84, of Brevard, went home to be with her Lord Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, after a battle with cancer. A native of Forest Park, Ill., she was the youngest of five... — Updated 11/9/2015


Gold Medal Guitarist Discusses Her Career – Brevard NC

Meng Su, one half of the Beijing Guitar Duo performing with the Brevard Philharmonic at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15, was not surprised when she won the 2015 Christopher Parkening Intern... — Updated 11/9/2015


News Of Organizations

Democratic Men’s Club Tom Thomas, president of the North Carolina Backcountry Horsemen of America and vice president of the Backcountry Horse-men of America’s national organization, will speak to the Democratic Men’s Club... — Updated 11/9/2015


70th Wedding Anniversary

Harold and Alice Carr were married Nov. 8, 1945 in the Columbia Street Baptist Church in Bangor, Maine. They moved to Brevard from Mattituck, N.Y. in 1991. They have four sons, 11... — Updated 11/9/2015


Steep Canyon Rangers To Give Winter Concert – Brevard NC

Mountain Song Productions and Brevard College present two performances by Brevard's own, Grammy Award winning Steep Canyon Rangers at the Porter Center for Performing Arts on the ca... — Updated 11/9/2015


Kennedy Discusses Living With Mental Illness

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction George, Elizabeth. “The Banquet of Consequences.” Lyn-ley’s partner Barbara takes on a case that goes straight to the center of a sick and twisted... — Updated 11/9/2015


Celtic Thunder's Emmet Cahill To Perform – Brevard NC

Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill will present "An Irish Classical Christmas Concert" on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at Brevard First United Methodist Church. The concert is open to the public... — Updated 11/9/2015


Homeschool Day Scheduled Nov. 19 At PARI – Rosman NC

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is continuing its series of events for children being schooled at home with an all-new educational experience Thursday, Nov. 19, on the PARI campus. PARI astronomers and educators... — Updated 11/9/2015


Legal Notices for November 9, 2015


 By Kevin Fuller    Features

Putting Out Fires - Without a Hose – Brevard NC

For Morris Davis, a long-time spreader of the Gospels and a man who spent eight years in Zambia spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ, one of his most memorable ministries was... — Updated 11/9/2015


PARI Names Its New Executive Director - Brevard NC

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute has selected Stephen F. Saucier to serve as its new executive director. Saucier comes to PARI from the North Carolina Grassroots Science... — Updated 11/9/2015


Forest Service Planning Prescribed Burns - Brevard NC

Over the next several months, the U.S. Forest Service will be conducting several prescribed burns across the four National Forests in North Carolina – Croatan, Uwharrie, Nantahala and Pisgah. The agency will notify the public whe... — Updated 11/9/2015


Patricia Leigh Huggins Owen

Patricia Leigh Huggins Owen, 69, of Brevard, went to heaven Nov. 6, 2015. Her faith in God gave her much strength throughout an 18-month battle with cancer. She was born to the late Van Elliott Huggins Sr. and Lula Blanche Huggins... — Updated 11/9/2015


Veterans Day Events Scheduled - Brevard NC

Several events will be held this week related to Veterans Day on Wednesday. •The public is invited to attend a Veterans Day Ceremony at the courthouse gazebo beginning at 11a.m. on Wednesday. •The Mountain Marines invite... — Updated 11/9/2015

 By Park Baker    News

Public Input Sought On Forest Lands - Brevard NC

The United States Forest Service (USFS) is hosting two opportunities for public input concerning the Nantahala and Pisgah Plan Revision, including the Wilderness and Wild and Scenic River evaluations. The first meeting is tonight... — Updated 11/9/2015


Mary Lee Sumerel Ricker

Mary Lee Sumerel Ricker, 85, of Brevard, died at a health care facility after suffering a stroke earlier in the day. She was surrounded by family at her passing. She was a native... — Updated 11/9/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

New Restaurants Planned For The Asheville Highway - Brevard NC

With ground freshly broken at Brevard Place, developers have announced the names of two restaurants that will occupy spaces at the Asheville Highway site near the Bojangles restaurant. Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina and Donato’s... — Updated 11/9/2015


Rev. Thomas "Preacher Tommy" Perry Owen

Rev. Thomas “Preacher Tommy” Perry Owen, 81, passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, surrounded by his immediate family in Brevard. Called to preach in 1965, at the age of 31, he went from bi-vocational ministry to fulltime... — Updated 11/9/2015

 By Mike Hawkins    Opinion

Courthouse Decision Will Be Based On Facts

This correspondence occurs in my capacity as a member of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. Its contents come from myself only, and do not imply any action or decision which must otherwise occur during an open meeting... — Updated 11/9/2015


Plan Is Not A Affordable

I love math. I find that mental exercises that involve numerical series are fascinating. Here is an obscure series to ponder. What do the following numbers have in common, or what numerical series do they represent? 668, 757, 933... — Updated 11/9/2015


Support Our Coaches

One Saturday morning, I heard the following on ESPN College GameDay: “When you lose, you say little; when you win, you say less.” I know people who could benefit greatly from this. Rome wasn’t built in a day. People forget... — Updated 11/9/2015


A Pleasant Surprise

What a wonderful surprise to answer my doorbell last week and find two teachers, the resource officer and four students from the Brevard Middle School. They had come with Halloween goodies to let me and other senior residents of... — Updated 11/9/2015


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