Articles from the January 6, 2014 edition

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State Taxes To Increase For Many

If they haven’t already, North Carolinians should see a little more take-home pay when they receive their paychecks this month due to a decrease in the state income tax. Last year Gov. McCrory and Republicans in the General Assembly passed...

 

A Cowardly Killer

I live in Balsam Grove and my 20 acres is bordered by the national forest. I used to love living in this beautiful peaceful place. That has all changed now. I had four hounds that I have always allowed to run the woods at will because there is 13,000...

 

Do Not Fear The Cloud

I read Bill Harrah’s column “We’re In The Cloud Now.” I had to write in and help people who agree with the statements: 1) We trust our treasure to a technology no one understands and 2) Users only need a subscription (license) to access it...

 

Legal Notices for Jan. 6, 2014

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF B. STEVENS ZEIGLER State of North Carolina, County of Transylvania In the General Court of Justice Superior Court Division File Number 13-E-369 All persons, firms and corporations having claims against B. STEVENS...

 

Virginia Sue Grogan Brown

Virginia Sue Grogan Brown, of Brevard, 70, took her final journey home to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at The Oaks of Brevard, after an extended period of illness. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Charles...

 

Anna Regina "Nancy" Dowling

Anna Regina “Nancy” Dowling, 80, of Hendersonville, and former resident of Brevard and Bradenton, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1933 to the late Joseph W. and Mary Miner McCabe. Her husband, John R. Dowli...

 

Jeanne B. Fischer

Jeanne B. Fischer died Jan. 3, 2014 at Tore’s Home in Brevard. She was 85 when Alzheimer’s finally took her away. She was born Jan. 8, 1929 in Albany, N.Y., lived most of her adult life in Pittsfield, Mass., and was a devoted wife and mother as...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 6, 2014

Flu Season Back - Brevard NC

For the second straight year, the Transylvania Regional Hospital is limiting visitors to the hospital due to an increase in the number of flu symptoms they are seeing in the county. “Because rates of influenza have risen sharply statewide and...

 

Charles Newton Kelley

Charles Newton Kelley, of Brevard, passed away Jan. 1, 2014 at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He was born Sept. 29, 1924, to the late Cornelious and Clara Sanders Kelley. His wife, Jimmie...

 

Study Supports Median, Roundabout On Broad - Brevard NC

A traffic impact study found a roundabout and a median on North Broad Street in Brevard would neither increase congestion nor hurt traffic flow. The city hired a traffic engineering firm, Mattern &...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 6, 2014

A New Baby For A New Year - Brevard NC

Transylvania County welcomed its first new resident of 2014 as Kannon Braylon Wright was born at Transylvania Regional Hospital this past Saturday. Kannon was born to Katrina and Josh Wright. It is th...

 

Evelyn Romans Whitaker

Evelyn Romans Whitaker, 89, went home to be with her Lord Jan. 3, 2014. Born Aug. 31, 1924, in Alliance, Ohio to the late George Sr. and Dorothy Patterson, she was a Lakemore area resident most of...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 6, 2014

Headlines Dominated By Education In 2014 -Brevard NC

Between Moral Mondays, teacher ‘walk-ins’ and being spotlighted in national media, North Carolina’s public education policies, as well as the Republican legislation that created them, came under heavy fire in 2013. The past 12 months saw some...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 6, 2014

Brevard Elementary School's New Entrance Completed - Brevard NC

Brevard Elementary School (BES) has started off 2014 with a new look after completion of the school's new entrance and office lobby. While the new office is an upgrade aesthetically, its primary...

 

John Lewis Rider

John Lewis Rider, 76, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Robert and Etta Eubanks Rider. His first wife, Polly Rider,...

 

Law and Order – Transylvania County

Felony Arrests Joseph Flint Willis, 36, of Gallapolis, Ohio was arrested Jan. 2 and charged with one felony count of extradition/fugitive from another state. Willis received a $5,000 secured bond. Larceny There was a report of a larceny on Dec. 26....

 
 By Eric Crews    Features    January 6, 2014

'Missing Link' Would Complete Epic Trail

For around five years, staff at the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy have been working on gaining access to a tract of land in southeastern Transylvania County they've dubbed "The Missing Link."...

 

Births In Transylvania

Byron Ray Gill Ray and Rebecca Gill, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Byron Ray Gill, born Dec. 31, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 8 pounds, 7.5 ounces. His grandparents are Bob and Ann Cox,...

 

Sook, Robinson Engagement Announced

Ahn Hae Sook, of Bucheon, South Korea, and Christopher Robinson, of Incheon, South Korea and formerly of Brevard, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ahn...

 

News of Organizations

Democrats Rick Wood, candidate for the North Carolina Senate, District 48, will be the guest speaker at the January 2014 meeting of the Transylvania County Democratic Men. The meeting will be at Pisgah Fish Camp, Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m....

 

Transylvania Promoted Tourism 100 Years Ago

Since the mid-1800s the mountains western North Carolina have attracted those escaping the heat, humidity and disease of the lowlands of South Carolina and Georgia in the summer. During the winter...

 

Spotts Joins Local United Way Team – Brevard NC

Katie Spotts is the new resource development director for United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC). Her responsibilities include developing and implementing the community campaign program, with special emphasis on leadership donors. Along with...

 

Why Become A Transylvania County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer? – Brevard NC

There are many reasons why so many of our county residents become Extension Master Gardeners. First of all, we share a love of plants and gardening, but it’s more than that. We also have a desire to learn more about gardening in our area and share...

 

Paint It Forward To Support Tundra, The Snowy White Owl – Brevard NC

Carlton Burke of the Carolina Mountain Naturalists recently gave an update on the progress of Tundra, the Snowy White Owl who was rescued on Wil Kilpatrick's farm in Rosman. "Although she has been eating about 14 mice daily, and gaining weight...

 

Tony's Deli Owner Thanks TRH Staff With Complimentary Bagels – Brevard NC

Shortly before Christmas, Tony Duscio, owner of Tony’s Real Food Deli, did something real special for the staff at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He provided hundreds of bagels and a variety of cream cheese spreads for employees to drop in and enj...

 

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