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Legal Notices For June 22, 2015

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION RE: ESTATE OF HELENA SCHAFF FILE NO. 15-E-150 Having qualified as the Executor of the Estate of Helena Schaff, the undersigned does hereby notify all... Full story

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 22, 2015

Brevard Academy Board Receives Design – Brevard NC

Members of Challenge Foundation Properties (CFP) presented conceptual drawings of a new campus to the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors last Monday night. CFP is condu...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 22, 2015

NAACP To Hold Vigil – Brevard NC

Members of the Transylvania County NAACP will hold an open vigil tonight to honor the memory of the nine victims of last week’s shooting at a historic black church in Charleston. The event will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd...

 

BHS/RHS Gets New Leaders – Transylvania County

Both Brevard High School and Rosman High School will have new principals when faculty and students return this August. Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris recently announced that...

 

Comporium To Speed Up Internet – Brevard NC

Local residents should begin seeing expanded and faster Internet soon as Comporium continues to upgrade its cable infrastructure. “Comporium has started a $5.6 million, two-year project to upgrade the cable TV system for most of Transylvania...

 

Drug Sentences Handed Down – Transylvania County

Judge Zoro Guice presided over Superior Court cases in Transylvania County last week. The following judgments were rendered: Dontavius Cox, 23, pled guilty to a felony probation violation out of Pitt County. He was sentenced to a 90-day confinement...

 

Summer Fun

Aria Schoenacher and Ethan Huggins cool off under the waters of the Franklin Park Pool Friday afternoon. Sarah Chang plays a selection from Beethoven and Bruch under the direction of maestra JoAnn...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    June 22, 2015

Harry Farthing Journeys To World's Summits

Harry Farthing, an Englishman now living in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. gave an inside account into what inspired him to write his novel "Summit" when he spoke at the county library last Tuesday. On a tour to...

 

Roberts, Bullard And Holland Earn Eagle Scout Rank – Brevard NC

Boy Scout Venturing Crew 710 finished the year strong with three of its members - Joe Roberts, Jacob Bullard, and Ryan Holland - earning the rank of Eagle Scout. The three, now graduates of Brevard...

 

Births

Merritt James McCora Edwin and Kristin McCora, of Charlotte, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Merritt James McCora, born June 17, 2015, at CMC-University Hospital in Charlotte. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long. His...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 22, 2015

Comprehensive Plan Survey Data Examined Brevard NC

Members of the Transylvania County Planning Board discussed some of the early results from the county’s 2025 Comprehensive Plan survey as well as feedback from the April 28 public input session during the board’s regular meeting last Thursday. Ma...

 

Reunion Set For June 27

Descendants of Squire and Sarah Bayne Morgan will be tapping their toes this year at their annual family reunion on June 27 at the Cathey's Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Amanda Morgan, a fourt...

 
 By Peter Barr    Features    June 22, 2015

CMLC Protects More Than 1,000 Additional Acres

Two decades ago, a small group of community members gathered around a kitchen table in the interest of preserving our region's precious natural heritage. What resulted from their vision would prove...

 

Coalition Year Reviewed At Annual Meeting – Transylvania County

On June 10, the C.A.R.E. Coalition held its annual meeting and celebrated its many accomplishments throughout the year. The overall theme was the spirit of collaboration in the Transylvania County community around the prevention of substance abuse am...

 

Camps Have Drawn Children For A Century

Tourism in Transylvania County in the early 20th century increased dramatically when the railroad reached Brevard and then Lake Toxaway. People from the lowlands and from the North spent the summer...

 

Benefits Expanded For Some Air Force Veterans – Brevard NC

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published a new regulation that expands eligibility for benefits for a select group of Air Force Veterans and Air Force Reserve personnel who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange through regular...

 

– Brevard NCClass Of 1965 Holds 50th Class Reunion

The Brevard High School Class of 1965 held its 50th Reunion over the weekend of April 30 through May 3. This class represented a graduating group of 212 students. The American Legion Hall supported...

 

Cradle Of Forestry Launches Junior Forester Program – Pisgah Forest

The Cradle of Forestry in America has announced that it will offer a Junior Forester program for boys and girls ages 8-12 years old. This outdoor-oriented experience will be held biweekly on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning June...

 

Book Lovers Flock To BC For Annual Sale – Brevard NC

Jane Carter puts out books in preparation for the 2015 AAUW book sale. Donations were up 300 boxes this year.(Times photos by Robbie Robertson)...

 

In Defense Of The Always Versatile Zucchini – Brevard NC

Alas for the poor zucchini squash! Butt of jokes, it is probably the most maligned yet versatile vegetable in the garden. My first encounter was when I was fresh out of high school and working my first summer job. My boss kindly gave me a paper bag f...

 

Dartboard Budgeting

While the budget proposed by the N.C. Senate has some positive and negative aspects, it is loaded with contradictions and sometimes no rationale. It’s almost as if legislators shaping the budget placed a number of items on a dartboard, blindfolded...

 

Shameful

The terrible massacre of African Americans by a young white man in Charleston’s Mother Emanuel Church is one more heartbreaking, outrageous example of the wicked combination of racism and gun violence that is plaguing our nation today. On these...

 

Haywood Electric Vote

The election of directors for Haywood Electric is usually determined by the Nominating Committee of Directors. However, this year there will be an actual election for the Lake Toxaway District because over 100 members nominated Jerry Kline for that...

 

Move Forward On Race

The hateful slaughter by a young white man of nine African Americans in the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. last Wednesday night demands a response. We are writing as members of the local NAACP’s Religious Affairs Committee a...

 

Whitmire Undermines Freedoms

Chris Whitmire’s article entitled “Law Protects Religious Rights” is deceptive and dishonest. I am embarrassed for Mr. Whitmire. Whitmire extols the opportunities women now have “to investigate” as they wait 72 hours (rather than 24 hours)...

 

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