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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO 13-E-29 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Nola Mae Owen, of Transylvania County,...

 

New Girls Invited To Girl Scouts’ Bowling Night – Brevard NC

Transylvania Girl Scouts invites parents and girls interested in joining to Rockin’ Bowl Feb. 5 from 5‐7 p.m. “Come meet our leaders and chat with the girls about all that being a Girl Scout can offer,” said Becca Reece, leader of troop...

 

Wade Glenn Blythe

Wade Glenn Blythe, 74, died Jan. 27, 2013, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was born in Pisgah Forest to the late Glenn and Nettie Jones Blythe. A sister, Nancy Wilson, and grandson, Josh Blythe, preceded him in death. He retired from DuPont...

 

Ellen W. Owen

Ellen W. Owen, 92, of Brevard, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at The Oaks of Brevard. She was born Oct. 13, 1920, in Transylvania County to the late Dalphus A. West and Mary Green West. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husban...

 

Inez Perry Palmer

Inez Perry Palmer, 78, passed away Jan. 23, 2013, at The Oaks of Brevard. She was born Sept. 16, 1934, to the late Milas and LaRue Perry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Jewell Palmer; her son, John Milas Palmer, and two sisters,...

 

Public Funds For Panther Stadium

We have been told by our state leaders in Raleigh that times are tough, and as a result, state employees will receive less in pay and benefits and state residents will have to do with reduced services. If that is the case, then why were state...

 

No Logging Near Devil’s Courthouse

Let’s face it. We are not an industrial center. We don’t have an interstate, airports, railroads or ports. We have to rely on our appeal and beauty to attract visitors. Brevard and Transylvania County get a lot of their revenue from tourism. We...

 

Mounting Debt

Until President Obama was inaugurated in 2009, it had taken 220 years and 43 presidents to raise our federal deficit to $10 trillion. During Obama’s first 4 years in office, the deficit has increased by an additional $6.4 trillion, to the obscene...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, the youth group will sponsor their “Souper Bowl of Caring.” The public is invited to join the congregation for this event following the 10 a.m. service. During the service, there...

 

Students Honor Dr. M.L. King Jr. Through Volunteer Service – Brevard NC

Students from Brevard College, Rise & Shine Freedom School and the Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County joined together to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering throughout Transylvania County. As part of the college’s...

 

BC Library Recognizes Black History Month – Brevard NC

Brevard College’s J.A. Jones Library will recognize Black History Month in February with an informational display and special lineup of books and online resources. This year’s national theme is “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality.”...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    January 31, 2013

New Lawmaker Supports Tax Reform - Brevard NC

Newly elected N.C. Rep. Chris Whitmire is a busy man. Between trying to respond to the flood of emails he receives each day (around 150) to navigating his way around Raleigh while fielding calls from reporters, Whitmire has been running full-steam...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    January 31, 2013

Sliding Rock Fee Increase Proposed — Brevard NC

A proposal to raise the fees at seven North Carolina national forests includes hiking the price of admission from $1 to $2 per visit at Sliding Rock. Annual passes would continue to cost $25. According to Derek Ibarguen, district ranger of Pisgah Nat...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    January 31, 2013

County Looks At State Goals — Brevard NC

In September 2012, Transylvania County Commissioners crafted a series of legislative goals they believed should be considered by state lawmakers, who reconvened in Raleigh yesterday. Last week, Commissioner Larry Chapman attended the annual N.C....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 31, 2013

Recent Election Spending Reported — Brevard NC

Six of the seven candidates who ran for seats on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners in November have filed their campaign finance reports with the Transylvania County Board of Elections. Only candidates who received more than $1,000 were...

 

An Agent In The Crowd

Hundreds of people were present at the launch of Megan Shepherd’s “The Madman’s Daughter” at Highland Books Tuesday evening. On the far left is Lis Rowinski of Fake Empire, which works with...

 

Brevard City Council Holds Annual Retreat — Brevard NC

Updating the comprehensive plan, and discussing the way forward on water production and the downtown master plan are among the topics scheduled for the Brevard City Council’s yearly retreat. The retreat will be held over two days, beginning this...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    January 31, 2013

Task Force Makes Pot Bust — Brevard NC

A recent drug bust in the city of Brevard resulted in the seizure of 20 pounds of marijuana, according to Robert Shular with the Transylvania County Narcotics Task Force. The Jan. 18 search and seizure was led by the Brevard Police Department and...

 

Transylvania Jobless Rate Increases - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate was 10.1 percent in December, up from 9.3 percent in November, according to the latest figures from the state Division of Employment Security (DES). The statewide rate in December was 9.5 percent, up from 9...

 

Gale Offers Papermaking Workshop For Valentines – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council invites families to a workshop entitled Handmade Paper Valentines Thursday, Feb. 7, from 4-5 p.m. Learn the hand papermaking process in this fun family class. Learn the dipping method as well as the pouring...

 

Jeff Sipe Trio To Play – Brevard NC

Jeff Sipe Trio will perform live at 185 King Street in Brevard, from 8 p.m. until midnight, Friday, Feb. 1. Sipe began to play drums in the sixth grade. In 1975, his first stepping stone was attending the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. He was acce...

 

BMC First Mondays Concert Continues Feb. 4 – Brevard NC

The Brevard Music Center in partnership with Brevard College continues its First Mondays concert series Feb. 4, at 12:30 p.m. in Scott Concert Hall at the Porter Center on the campus of Brevard College. The program will feature the McIver String Quar...

 

BLT Announces Auditions For ‘Blithe Spirit’ Feb. 9-10 – Brevard NC

Brevard Little Theatre is holding auditions for “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. at 55 East Jordan Street downtown Brevard. The cast consist of two male roles and five female roles. The production...

 

Law and Order – Transylvania County

Felony Arrests On Jan. 25, Lawrence Walter Clark, 70, of Pisgah Forest, was arrested and charged with one felony count of failure to register as a sex offender and one misdemeanor charge of resisting a public officer. Bond was set at $10,000 secured....

 

Book Signing

A large crowd turned out Tuesday at Highland Books in Brevard for the book signing by local author Megan Shepherd. Her book, “The Madman’s Daughter,” was released Tuesday by HarperCollins....

 

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