Articles from the December 5, 2016 edition

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State Travel Guide Features Looking Glass Rock – Brevard NC

Looking Glass Rock has been chosen to grace one of three covers for the Official 2017 North Carolina Travel Guide. This is the first time the guide has featured separate covers to... — Updated 12/6/2016


Legal Notices for December 5, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 16-E-405 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Jewell Irene Martin... — Updated 12/6/2016 Full story


Hi Santa!

Santa Claus made an appearance Saturday during the Christmas Parade in downtown Brevard. After the parade, the annual Twilight Tour was held. Rosman's Christmas Parade was... — Updated 12/5/2016


Brevard Sweeps Blue Ridge, Rolls Past Wolverines – Brevard NC

It was a great start to the season for the Brevard High School basketball program as the boys' and girls' teams picked up wins against Blue Ridge and Polk County. Aiden Green paced... — Updated 12/5/2016


Winter Pottery Classes To Be Offered At TC Arts – Brevard NC

Looking for something to do this winter? Is one of your New Year's resolutions to be more creative? Then check out the Transylvania Ceramic Arts program at the TC Arts Council.... — Updated 12/5/2016


Brevard Philharmonic Presents Holiday Show – Brevard NC

Tickets are on sale now for the Brevard Philharmonic’s always anticipated holiday concert. On Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Porter Center at Brevard College, “Christmas Splendor” takes the stage. Joining the full... — Updated 12/5/2016


WPNF Was First Commercial Radio Station

Radio broadcast experiments began in the early 1900s and became practical by 1920. Amateur radio enthusiasts all across the country could obtain experimental licenses to broadcast... — Updated 12/5/2016


Capone's Family Talks About His Softer Side

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Crosby, Ellen. “The Champagne Conspiracy: A Wine Country Mystery.” For the first time ever, Lucie and Quinn decide to make champagne, but when... — Updated 12/5/2016


Potters Row To Host Holiday Open House – Brevard NC

Potter's Row will hold its annual Holiday Open House Dec. 9 – 11. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 1 – 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Shops participating... — Updated 12/5/2016


During Twilight Tour

Twilight Tour participants enjoyed holiday treats and visiting at Rocky's Soda Shop on Saturday evening. (Times photo by Michael Rogers)... — Updated 12/5/2016


News Of Organizaitons

Hearing Loss Association The Brevard Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) will celebrate the holiday season with its annual luncheon at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Carlson Conference Room of the... — Updated 12/5/2016


Local Group Shows Support For Pipeline Protestors – Brevard NC

A group of concerned citizens Friday morning gathered in front of the Transylvania County Courthouse in support of the protest by Native Americans in North Dakota of a proposed pipeline. Wayne Clark helped organize Friday’s... — Updated 12/5/2016


Knights To Hold Blood Drive Dec. 12 – Brevard NC

The next Knights of Columbus Red Cross blood drive will be Monday, Dec. 12, from noon to 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Giving blood takes less than an hour and is a way of giving life to those in... — Updated 12/5/2016


Habitat Holds Annual Meeting – Brevard NC

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity recently held its annual meeting which was open to the public in the Habitat ReStore board room. Board president Don Campbell called the meeting... — Updated 12/5/2016


Chapman Elected Board Chairman – Brevard NC

County Commissioner Larry Chapman was unanimously voted to be the board's chairman's this morning, but the vote for vice chairman was less unanimous. The commissioners gathered... — Updated 12/5/2016

 By Derek McKissock    News

Sheriff's Office To Offer Tuition Help – Brevard NC

A new tuition assistance policy for the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office — partly designed as a recruitment and retention tool — was approved last week by the Board of Commissioners. During its regular meeting,... — Updated 12/5/2016


Ban On Burning No Longer In Place – Brevard NC

Fire experts with the N.C. Forest Service say recent rains have helped to reduce fire danger in the North Carolina mountains, prompting the agency to lift the ban on open burning for 32 counties, including Transylvania. However, th... — Updated 12/5/2016

 By John Lanier    News

Report Cards Show County Schools Above Average – Brevard NC

“We can do better, but we’re doing well.” That is just one of the things Jeremy Gibbs, chief academic officer for Transylvania County Schools, has gleaned from the state report card for public schools for 2015-16. All of the... — Updated 12/5/2016


Mildred Givens Jaggard

Mildred Givens Jaggard, 83, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Woodbury, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Maude Campen Givens. In addition to her... — Updated 12/5/2016


Patti Shankle Caldwell

Patti Shankle Caldwell, 69, a native of Durham, N.C. and a resident of Pisgah Forest since 2003, died Nov. 26, 2016, of complications related to lung cancer. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church until her... — Updated 12/5/2016


Ronald Thomas Drury

Ronald Thomas Drury passed away after a very brief illness on Dec. 1, 2016, surrounded by his loving and heartbroken family. Born in Miami Beach, Fla. and raised in North Miami, he... — Updated 12/5/2016


Ashe Is A True Public Servant

Thank you to Clerk of Superior Court Rita Ashe for 28 years of kind, concerned public service. Ashe worked diligently to create a responsive and helpful department in our county government. Many of the people she served were... — Updated 12/5/2016


Four-Lane All Of Rosman Highway

While there has been a good deal of discussion about re-routing traffic around Brevard this year, nobody has mentioned improvements to Rosman Highway, which are also badly needed. What many do not realize today is that several... — Updated 12/5/2016


Powerful Play

The theatre group of Brevard College recently put on the production titled “The Laramie Project.” The performance I attended was sold out. If you missed it, I wish you could’ve witnessed the power in this performance. Power... — Updated 12/5/2016


Football And Report Cards

Who did the best job of coaching football this fall: Nick Saban at Alabama or Chris Peterson at Washington? Saban has led Alabama to a Southeast Conference Championship, an undefeated regular season and No. 1 ranking. Peterson has... — Updated 12/5/2016 Full story


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