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Articles from the November 19, 2015 edition

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 By Kevin Fuller    News    November 19, 2015

Three Males Charged In Connection With 'Ethnic Intimidation'- Brevard NC

Brevard police have charged three males in connection to alleged ethnic threats that stemmed from a situation Tuesday at Brevard High School. Christopher M. Blackburn, 20, of Brevard has been charged with ethnic intimidation, a misdemeanor, after he...

 

Compassion For Refugees

Do not watch Frontline on Syria. Do not consider the Civil War between factions there. Do not visualize the stack of dead bodies or the blood running in the streets that viewers were warned about at the beginning of the footage. Do not imagine what...

 

Folly Of For-Profit Schools

It has been known for several years among people who pay attention to higher education that many for-profit colleges and universities are little more than scams. A multitude of facts revealed that many of these for-profit schools were giving loans to...

 

Flag Displayed Incorrectly

The flag on the front page of the Nov. 9 issue was displayed incorrectly. According to flag etiquette, the union or blue field is to be on the observer’s left whether viewed vertically or horizontally. Jenny E. McGaha Brevard...

 

Do We Really Appreciate Our Freedoms?

We go to a movie, eat out at a restaurant, or attend a sporting event. Do we take for granted the opportunities to be entertained or enjoy food and comradery? Following the events which unfolded in Paris, do we take these privileges for granted? How...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    November 19, 2015

Council Annexes Campground Into City Limits - Brevard NC

A large campground that will offer upscale cabins and tent sites has been annexed into the city of Brevard corporate limits. During its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, Brevard City Council annexed an almost 65-acre property behind the Walmart...

 

Build A Mile High Wall

Have you been watching the terror attacks in Paris on T.V.? I wonder what city is next? What means will they attack us with? We need a wall now. Put it up at least a mile with no means to climb. How many of us have had a loved one slaughtered? I...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 19, 2015

Hemlock Depletion Having An Impact - Brevard NC

The loss of hemlock trees because of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is having an impact on local rivers and aquatic species. Members of the Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) were informed of this at their monthly meeting last Friday....

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    November 19, 2015

Board Hears Short-Term Rentals Debate - Brevard NC

Despite passionate debate between both sides of the issue over short-term rentals operating in Brevard, Planning Board members tabled taking a vote to make recommendations to Brevard City Council. About 20 city residents came out to the regularly...

 

Salvation Army Red Kettles On The Way -Brevard NC

The Salvation Army of Transylvania County will kickoff its Red Kettle Campaign at 5 p.m., Friday, at its new location at 126 N. Caldwell St., Brevard. The kickoff marks the beginning of the traditional fundraising Red Kettle Campaign, as volunteers...

 

Janie Nicholson Hogsed Clemmer

Janie Nicholson Hogsed Clemmer, 85, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Alberta Bracken Nicholson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Bill Hogsed and Hugh...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 19, 2015

Some Concerned Forest Service Bill Would Limit Input - Brevard NC

If approved, a federal bill concerning U.S. Forest Service management would eliminate options for public comment in certain situations. Public comment is currently allowed under federal law regarding how the Forest Service considers taxpayer input....

 

Carl Dean Harris

Carl Dean Harris, 55, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Carl Albert Harris and Carolyn Ann Batson Harris. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Lynn Harris. He...

 

Chamber, Businesses Promote 'Buy Local Transylvania' - Brevard NC

Nearly 40 businesses from Transylvania County have joined together to present the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce’s eighth annual holiday promotion. The program is designed to promote holiday spending at local businesses and coincides...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    November 19, 2015

Brevard Man Faces Drug Charges After Undercover Operation - Brevard NC

A Brevard man faces felony charges after investigators said he sold marijuana to an undercover cop. Brandon S. Roland, 25, of 222 Parkview Ave. was charged with selling or delivering marijuana and maintaining a dwelling or place to sell a controlled...

 

Robin Ellis Harris

Robin Ellis Harris, 88, of Penrose, passed away Nov. 16, 2015, at the Oaks of Brevard. A native of Louisville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Robert Leon and Margretha Stocker Wilson. A graduate of Michigan State University, she worked as a...

 

CAN'd Aid Foundation Traveling To South Carolina Community - Brevard NC

The CAN’d Aid Foundation will spearhead a weekend of service in Georgetown, S.C., one of the hardest hit areas from last month’s flood. CAN’d Aid Foundation and Oskar Blues Brewery employees will travel from the Brevard brewery to the...

 

Della Vera Moody

Della Vera Moody, 78, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. A native of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Nannie Sitton Moody. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Gerald Moody, and her...

 

BOE Appreciates Volunteers

Thank you does not begin to express the gratitude that the Board of Elections members and staff have for the service that our precinct officials give to the voters of Transylvania County. We want to recognize the precinct officials that worked this...

 

In Place

A large crane was brought in to help place steel beams at the proposed retail and residential development at the corner of Broad and Jordan streets in Brevard. (Times photos by Michael...

 

Wild Time

Jim Stillwell and his red-tailed hawk were at the Oskar Blues brewery Tuesday as part of a benefit for the nonprofit Wild for Life: Center for Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. (Times photo by Michael...

 

Why We Climb

Mike Reardon, a local climbing guide for Fox Mountain Climbing School, hosted the Bag Lunch series Tuesday at the county library. Reardon is also the owner of Ground Up Publishing, which he started...

 

Going Up

The proposed retail and residential development at the corner of Broad and Jordan streets in Brevard has seen some significant progress this week with the installation of steel beams, thanks to a...

 

Patt Gunn And Saltwata Players Perform To Benefit Rise & Shine – Brevard NC

Master Storyteller Patt Gunn and the Saltwata Players, along with Brevard's own Lisa Crite, will present a Gullah Geechee cultural performance – "Jubilee – The Road To Freedom" – Friday, Nov....

 

Stickley, Book To Play Friday – Brevard NC

Jon Stickley and Travis Book will perform at 185 King Street Friday, Nov. 20. Stickley has been involved in music in various forms his entire life. He moved to Asheville to join the Biscuit Burners. When founding member, Shannon Whitworth left to...

 

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