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County Dept. Case In D.A.'s Hands - Brevard NC

District Attorney Greg Newman is considering how to proceed with the State Bureau of Investigation’s (SBI) findings of allegations of mishandling of funds in the county’s Transportation Department. As previously reported in June of 2017,...

 

Master Plan Approved For Silvermont Park - Brevard NC

Last week, Transylvania County commissioners approved a final master plan for the Silvermont Park, but the phasing of the work will be decided at a later date. At the commissioners' meeting, Jared...

 

Hans Nurnberger Recalls USS Iowa Tragedy - Brevard NC

A grandfather's journey in teaching his granddaughter how to make her way into future endeavors became his own opportunity for closure on a haunted past. Together, Hans Nurnberger, who is co-owner of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 19, 2018

Local Veterans Discuss How The Military Is Changing - Brevard NC

Three veterans – U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Bob McCann, U.S. Navy Flight Lieutenant Chuck Evans and U.S. Army Master Sergeant Roy Million – spoke at Brevard College last Wednesday on a wide range of topics regarding the military. Paul...

 

Whitmire Talks About The History Of Wildlife Management - Brevard NC

David Whitmire gave a presentation on the history of game in Pisgah National Forest during the recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. Whitmire, a TNRC member and the N.C. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council chairman,...

 

Do We Need More Venues?

Numerous Brevard residents have expressed strong reservations about the revised plan to have the city spend more than $400,000 to construct an abbreviated facsimile of the old railroad depot. Many people supported the plan when originally presented b...

 

Will Council Consider Input?

What was the intent of the recent public input session on city projects? I read the public comments that were collected and posted online, but beyond compiling and uploading them, is there any plan to incorporate public opinion into project designs?...

 

Terrific Football Game

Friday night I attended the football game between the Brevard Blue Devils and Eastern Randolph. From the beginning it became apparent that the visitors had four backs who were fine athletes. The task to the Blue Devil team was to play their best...

 

American Made Christmas Cards

It’s so difficult to find cards made in America. We are fortunate to have Highland Books right here in Brevard that sells cards made in America. We bought ours today and it makes us feel patriotic that once again we did not support China, who in...

 

Are Commissioners Taking A Knee?

I just read the commission notes on their failure to renew the lease for the WNC Military Museum until 2021 while we seek funds to buy a new facility. The stated logic was to wait for the new commissioners to be seated. Translation: Wait so they can...

 

Brevard Is 'Above Average' Without The Depot Project

In early October, I asked that the Brevard City Council to subject the $530,000 depot project to a public hearing, despite the fact that the same council had already approved the project in a 4-1 vote a few weeks earlier. In my opinion, the project...

 

Call Planned Depot What It Is

Mayor Harris’s “Brevard’s Best Day’s Are Still Ahead Of Us” column in the Nov. 12 edition of the paper was very interesting and brought back many memories of the Brevard I met when I moved here in 1949. A favorite memory is of the trains...

 

Support WNC Military History Museum

I am humbled by the outpouring of support for our museum to remain at its present location, the courthouse annex building, for two more years, as we launch our capital campaign and unique vision to expand and to share history with all visitors who...

 

Why Do People Still Support Trump?

After all the lies and despicable things he has said and done, I’ve often been puzzled why so many otherwise good people still approve of Trump. The answer is now clear — it’s a cult. Political movements can be cults and people in cults...

 

Bluegrass Bash Was Incredible

Thanks to Carolina Blue for the Bluegrass Bash in Rosman on Nov. 3. The bands and music were incredible. The sounds in Rosman High School auditorium were to the note. We so much enjoyed ourselves and were very glad we went. They all were amazing! The...

 

Glancing Back: Grey Repeats As National Champion

The following briefs are from Thursday, Nov. 21, 1968, edition of The Transylvania Times. Three 17-year-old Haywood County youths were found guilty recently of juvenile delinquency in destruction of government road signs in federal court in...

 

Obituary: Janice Marguerite Niehoff Carney

Janice Marguerite Niehoff Carney died peacefully in Baltimore, Md., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the age of 75. She was born April 18, 1943, in St. Charles, Mo., to the late Joseph C. Niehoff Jr. and...

 

Obituary: Marlene McCall Head

Marlene McCall Head, 65, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. She was born Sept. 16, 1953, in Transylvania County to Burlin and Ernestine McCall, of Brevard. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and was a...

 

Obituary: Mark Earl Jackson

Mark Earl Jackson, 66, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. He was born Nov. 25, 1951, in Milwaukee, Wis., and raised in the nearby suburb of Elm Grove. He is predeceased by parents Earl Jackson and Ellen Graham Jackson, of Sun City...

 

Obituary: Nancy F. McManus

After an extended illness, Nancy F. McManus, 79, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Huntsville, Ala. She was preceded in death by her parents, Broadus and Leila Fincher, and her sister,...

 

Obituary: Bradley Garner McMillen

Bradley Garner McMillen was born Dec. 1, 1971, in Columbus, Miss. He left this world to join his heavenly father Nov. 4, 2018. He leaves behind a large extended family and many loving friends. He is survived by Bradley Hunter McMillen (son), of...

 

Obituary: Wayne "Sonny" Whitmire Sr.

Wayne “Sonny” Whitmire Sr., 83, of Avon Park, Fla. passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Winter Haven, Fla. Born to Cecil and Iva (Sanders) Whitmire in Brevard, he moved to Avon Park in 1958, becoming the founder of Whitmire Air Conditioning....

 

Obituary: James "Jim" Brown Wright

A memorial service for James “Jim” Brown Wright, 86, of Brevard, who passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in the chapel of Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations. Military Rites will be offered by...

 

BLT Presents 'The Lion In Winter' On Nov. 30 - Brevard NC

Every family has its ups and downs. But James Goldman's "The Lion in Winter" takes that expression to deliciously pithy extremes. The Brevard Little Theatre (BLT) will conclude their 2018 season with...

 

Walk Off The Turkey Dinner At Gallery Walk - Brevard NC

Do you have houseguests for the Thanksgiving Weekend? Looking for creative things to do? More than 30 art galleries, studios and shops in downtown Brevard will host the Thanksgiving Gallery Walk on Friday, Nov. 23, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tammy...

 

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