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New County Health Director Announced-Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Health has selected J. Elaine Russell as the county's new health director. She replaces Steve Smith, who accepted the same position with the Henderson County Health...

 

Legal Notices For December 1, 2014

14-SP-72 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Laura Jones and Julian H. Jones, dated October 27, 2011 and...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 1, 2014

College Stalwart Passes Away - Brevard NC

Tim Murray, the man responsible for developing the art program at Brevard College, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the age of 76. "He was the foundation of the art department. He basically built this art...

 

Mary D. Haigh

Mary D. Haigh, 86, of Brevard, beloved wife of the late Robert Bennett Haigh, entered eternal rest Nov. 16, 2014, at Danbury Hospital, in Connecticut. The daughter of the late Leroy C. and Maude Belan...

 

Douglas Timothy Gordon Murray Sr.

Every community has its pillars, and the fortunate ones also have their painters, their artists. One of Brevard's most valued artists has been Tim Murray, a 50-year resident whose artistic hand can...

 

Time Called On BHS Football Coach - Brevard NC

Transylvania County school officials announced this morning they will be seeking a new Brevard High School head football coach for the 2015 football season. "We appreciate Coach Jason Lippard for his...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 1, 2014

Lawsuit Filed On Video Machines - Brevard NC

Lucky Sweeps, Inc., has filed a lawsuit against the Brevard Police Department and the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office in response to the seizure of video gambling machines from the Riverside Grocery on Aug. 29. Lucky Sweeps, according to the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    December 1, 2014

Businesses Report Robust Black Friday Shopping - Brevard NC

The streets of downtown Brevard were bustling with activity as anxious shoppers rang in the first official day of the holiday sales season by visiting local shops and taking advantage of Black Friday...

 

McDaris Talks Weather Impact On Schools - Brevard NC

Wintry weather is here, raising the prospect of snow and icy roads ahead, and that means possible unplanned adjustments to the school calendar may also be just around the corner. In a Transylvania County Schools (TCS) press release, Superintendent...

 

Fred P. Hogsed

Fred P. Hogsed, 86, of Dunn's Rock Community, in Brevard, died Nov. 27, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Transylvania County and a member of Dunn's Rock Baptist Church. He was employed at Brittain...

 

Twilight Tour Coming To Town - Brevard NC

This year’s Annual Twilight Tour will be held on Dec. 6 in downtown Brevard. As well as fun events for the whole family, there will be an opportunity to give to others. In Vendor Village, there will be donation booths set up for Toys for Tots,...

 

Lofty Position

A worker could be spotted recently perched high up in the communications tower behind Brevard City Hall. (Times photo by Robbie Robertson)...

 

Santa Sighting

Santa Claus made an early appearance last week in downtown Brevard. (Times photo by Michael Rogers)...

 

Public Invited To Spend 'Christmas At Silvermont' – Brevard NC

Tradition lives on with the celebration of "Christmas at Silvermont" from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. This year, volunteers will deck the halls of the historic home – nearly 100 years old ...

 

Births In Transylvania

Lily Grace Emerson Jenny and Nathan Emerson, of Rosman, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Grace Emerson, born Nov. 25, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 7 pounds. Her grandparents are David and Carr...

 

News of Organizations

AARP AARP Chapter 8 will meet Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at Kelsey’s Restaurant on Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville, for the annual meeting and installation of officers for 2015. There will be a holiday gift exchange and bring a gift for...

 

County Residents Urged To Foster Giving Ideas –Brevard NC

With holidays fast approaching, shoppers are engrossed in buying gifts for family members, other relatives, and good friends. While this advance shopping has become routine, the Mediation Center is reminding us of another key aspect of the season: th...

 

County Represented Well In State Collection

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The...

 

Adopt-A-Family Empowers Those In Poverty – Brevard NC

Ernest Hemingway once penned the phrase, "Courage is hope with its sleeves rolled up." In the past few months, I have seen the volunteers and staff of Sharing House roll up their sleeves to make a...

 

Accuracy First

Last Tuesday evening one of our reporters received a tip that Jason Lippard would no longer be the head football coach at Brevard High School. Since high school football has a strong and large following in this community, staff members began making...

 

Vital Records

There is no experience more traumatic than the death of a spouse or immediate family member. Yet, it is also one of those times when numerous decisions have to be made quickly – which funeral home will handle the services, what will the services...

 

Move Forward Together

As officers of the local chapter of the NAACP, we have followed with sadness and concern the unfolding of the tragedy in Ferguson, Mo.: The tragedy, first, of the shooting death in August of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, by a...

 

Transylvania County Special Olympics Soccer Team Wins – Brevard NC

Transylvania County Special Olympics Soccer Team traveled to High Point Nov. 7-9 for state competition. The soccer team, formed in 2009, consisted of one team of 10 athletes and eight skills level ath...

 

Bereaved Families Join In Worldwide Candle Lighting – Brevard NC

The death of a child is devastating and it’s important to the family that the child always be remembered. That’s why members of the Brevard Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) will participate in an annual worldwide event designed to...

 

Knights To Host Blood Drive – Brevard NC

The next Knights of Columbus blood drive is Monday, Dec. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church fellowship hall. Giving blood takes less than an hour and is a way of giving life to those in need. Calls will be made to all those...

 

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