Articles from the November 21, 2016 edition

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23-Year-Old Dies After Falling From Moore Cove Falls-Brevard NC

A 23-year-old Florida resident died Tuesday evening after falling from Moore Cove Falls. Walace Rice Parish, of Melbourne, Fla., was in the area visiting friends from a neighboring... — Updated 11/23/2016


Forest Service Gives Update On Wildfires, Related Information-Brevard NC

Due to the sheer number of uncontained and uncontrolled fires in the southern region, local, state and federal agencies have banded together in an unprecedented effort to contain and control these fires and to help communities... — Updated 11/23/2016

 By Matt McGregor    News

Board Of Elections Makes Transylvania Election Results Official-Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Elections completed the canvassing of votes on Monday, officially certifying the Nov. 8 general election results in the county. Canvassing had been moved from Friday to Monday due to a delay by the... — Updated 11/22/2016


Where Business Is Headed?

One topic that strikes home with many Americans, including those who lived and worked in this county 20 years ago, is the loss of traditional manufacturing jobs. Many Americans hope those jobs will return and their communities... — Updated 11/22/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Plates Promote Pisgah Conservancy – Brevard NC

The Pisgah Conservancy is continuing its efforts to generate more awareness, appreciation and funding for Pisgah National Forest. The Conservancy's board has designed special licens... — Updated 11/21/2016

 By Derek McKissock    News

Natural Resources Council Recaps The Past 12 Months – Brevard NC

The past 12 months have been a “busy and productive time” for the Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC). This was one of the findings reported to the Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting last week. During t... — Updated 11/21/2016

 By Matt McGregor    News

Students Seeking 'Green' Commitment – Brevard NC

Brevard College's environmental science organization, BC Greens, has partnered with a national movement called "The Climate Reality Project" with the goal of having the college... — Updated 11/21/2016


As A Precaution, County Issues 'State Of Emergency' – Transylvania County NC

As of this morning, Transylvania County was still in a “state of emergency” because of the potential threat of the Pinnacle Mountain, S.C., wildfire, but officials said there was no “immediate threat” from it. On Sunday,... — Updated 11/21/2016


Russell Wells

Russell Wells, 78, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. He was the son of the late Jule and Connie Murphy Wells. He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Bolton... — Updated 11/21/2016


Alberta Lusk Talley

Alberta Lusk Talley, 92, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Brack and Evelyn Duncan Lusk. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hovie Carr Talley; son, Gary... — Updated 11/21/2016


James Charles Tuttle

James Charles Tuttle, 86, resident of Hendersonville, passed away Oct. 28, 2016, at Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A memorial service will be held Nov. 23, 2016, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Brevard. In lieu of... — Updated 11/21/2016


McKinley Morris

McKinley Morris, of Fletcher, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at his residence. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and will announce the arrangements.... — Updated 11/21/2016


Ruth Elaine Pridemore

Ruth Elaine Pridemore, 79, of Lee High Acres Fla., formerly of Transylvania County, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at Gulf Coast Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by... — Updated 11/21/2016


Patricia Ann Cantrell

Patricia Ann Cantrell, 53, of Columbus, Ga., died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Gentiva Hospice. A memorial service was held Nov. 4, 2016, at The Little Church in the County, in... — Updated 11/21/2016


Legal Notices for November 21, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 16-E-365 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of George Eldon Howe,... — Updated 11/21/2016 Full story


He's Not My President

If you believe in democracy and your candidate loses, do you then protest that the winner of an election is not your president? I can’t imagine what the reaction would have been from our nation’s so-called progressives had our... — Updated 11/21/2016


Look In The Mirror

Let me start out by saying that I am one of the least political people you would ever meet. Since we retired and moved here, my wife and I have come to totally enjoy Brevard and all that it has to offer — beautiful scenery and... — Updated 11/21/2016


Preserve Wilson Drive Neighborhood

I’d like to thank Mr. Fatland and the city for reducing the speed limit on Wilson Drive to 20 miles per hour. It has helped some, but was not a final solution. We still have a problem with speeding vehicles, especially between... — Updated 11/21/2016


Justice For All

Like the majority of voters in the country, I woke up Wednesday, Nov. 9, wanting to spend the day in my pajamas and a blanket fort. Instead, I drove to work, past a church with the sign “One Nation, Under God.” As the week’s... — Updated 11/21/2016


A Tragic Opportunity

There is no way to turn the lemon of this election into lemonade, but it gives us an opportunity to find out if we were wrong and the country will prosper under pure trickle down economics and a foreign policy that isolates us in... — Updated 11/21/2016


Snake-oil Salesman

The results of the election have not “proven that God loves us and wants us to be happy” as Tom Maund claims (Nov. 14). The results of this disastrous election prove that too many people listened to the hate-filled, bigoted,... — Updated 11/21/2016


An Enjoyable Afternoon

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Silvermont, on Saturday, Nov. 19, in preparation for the annual fundraiser. The refreshments were delicious and the entertainment took the audience back in time as we enjoyed Dolly... — Updated 11/21/2016


Grateful For Firefighters

We all owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the firefighters who are currently battling wildfires on our behalf. Let’s just hope that in the future we are not put in peril because of zealous and misguided budget cuts at the... — Updated 11/21/2016


Little League Needs Volunteers

I went to the organizational board meeting of the Transylvania Little League this past Tuesday and the main topic was the lack of volunteers to run the program. I suggested that we tap the retirees in the Brevard area as there are... — Updated 11/21/2016


Stop Coddling Kids

On June 6, 1944, a bunch of 18-year-old kids stormed the beaches of Normandy facing eminent peril. These young soldiers are referred to as “the greatest generation.” By contrast, today’s college age students have to retreat t... — Updated 11/21/2016


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