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Articles from the January 23, 2017 edition

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A Warmer World

Last Wednesday, Jan. 18, the temperature hit 70 degrees in Brevard. People were out in short sleeves riding bicycles and working outside. That same day the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Aeronautics and Space...

 

NEW: U.S. 276 Guardrails To Be Replaced -Brevard NC

Old guardrails are going out, and new guardrails will be installed beside U.S. 276 later this spring in Transylvania County. But first, the N.C. Department of Transportation must survey and mark more than 40 spots in an 11-mile stretch of the...

 

City Traffic

The article “Caldwell Street Work To Kick Into Gear” in this newspaper reminded me of the dysfunctional workings of the city of Brevard traffic planning for downtown. It reminds that about 10 years ago when the NCDOT was developing a plan for...

 

What We Were Marching For

More than 1 million people rallied at women’s marches in this nation and around the world Saturday. Although I spend most of the year in Brevard, along with four friends from the Coachella Valley in California, I participated in the march in Los...

 

How Trump Will Rule

If the last few weeks are any indication, I think we can already see that Trump intends to rule, not govern. That should come as a great shock to our Founding Fathers. I think we can also see how he will go about it, as in one “self-promoting,...

 

Carroll Samuel Holden

Carroll Samuel Holden, 79, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. He was the son of the late Frank Edward and Bertha Mason Holden. In addition to his parents, three sisters, Lois Gallo-way,...

 

Mary Margaret Houk

Mary Margaret Houk, 87, of Asheville, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at Givens Estates. She was born in Morganton, N.C. to the late John Robert and Allie Herron Houk. Her brother, J. Edwin Houk, also preceded her in death. She attended public scho...

 

Gertrude "Tood" Whitson Morris

Gertrude “Tood” Whitson Morris, 93, of Etowah, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Willard Rex Whitson and Ada Mitchell Whitson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Stral...

 

Richard R. Ryder

Richard R. Ryder, of Connestee Falls in Brevard, died peacefully in his sleep, Jan. 17, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 60 years, Joy and their four children, their spouses and seven grandchildren; son, Gary Steven Ryder and...

 

Evelyn Scharin

Evelyn Scharin, 92, of Brevard, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.   She was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and was a realtor with Steve Owen and Associates and Aiken Realty. No services will be held. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of...

 

Albert Joseph Smith

Albert Joseph Smith, 66, a longtime resident of Brevard, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 15, 2017, at 12:15 a.m. at the Elizabeth House in Hendersonville. He was born in Kinston, Jamaica Aug....

 

Thomas Gordon Smith

Thomas Gordon Smith, 74, of Horse Shoe, passed away Jan. 16, 2017, at Four Seasons Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. He was a son of the late Gordon and Bernice Badmone Smith. In addition to his parents,...

 

Legal Notices for January 23, 2016

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 20 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Cathy Jackson A/K/A Cathy F. Jackson, single (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Cathy R. Jackson) to Mtnbk, Ltd., Trustee(s), dat...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 23, 2017

Fire Chief Seeking Night Staffing – Brevard NC

Brevard Fire Chief Craig Budzinski presented to City Council last week why he believes two staffers should be on duty from 5 p.m. to midnight., each day, at the department “Our request is to add two firefighters for evening coverage in this coming...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 23, 2017

Chamber Celebrates Top Businesses – Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce celebrated members, volunteers and sponsors during its 94th annual gala Saturday night at the Brevard College Porter Center. "Tonight is a night of big...

 

Chamber Recognizes Special Groups, Individuals – Brevard NC

Platinum sponsors include Brevard IT Solutions, Brevard Music Center, College Walk Retirement Community, Domokur Architects, Duke Energy, Egolf Brevard, Food Matters Market, Oskar Blues, The...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 23, 2017

TNRC Hears How County Is Marketed – Brevard NC

Josh Hallingse, director of the Transylvania Economic Alliance, recently spoke about his group’s marketing efforts at the regular Transylvania Natural Resources Commission meeting. The Alliance is a public/private economic development entity that...

 

Manufacturing Company Announces Expansion Plans – Brevard NC

Automated Tool & Machine, an advanced manufacturing company located in Transylvania County, has announced plans to acquire, relocate and transform an existing roughly 50,000-square-foot industrial building located on the Old Rosman Highway. “Our co...

 

Freewrite Fridays Reaches 100th Class – Brevard NC

By Darlene O’Dell A few years ago, I went for a walk through the snow left by a late winter storm. In the quiet, I began thinking about how to create a supportive writing community in Transylvania County that would be focused on the practice of...

 
 By Carol Dodson    Arts    January 23, 2017

Dodson's 'Big Boy' – Brevard NC

(Carol Dodson's essay "Big Boy" developed from a lighthearted prompt about National Chicken Boy Day. Chicken Boy is an old Route 66 statue that once stood above a diner in California. When the...

 

Library To Host Second Program In Wildlife Series – Brevard NC

The second program in the "Wildlife of Transylvania County" series will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. This week's presentation...

 

DVDs Add Variety To Growing Collection

The following DVDs have been added to the library’s collection: “Chicken People.” Starring Brian Caraker, Brian Knox and Shari McCollough, this is a heartfelt look at the ambitious world of show chickens and their breeders. The show follows peo...

 

Little Theatre To Offer Adults Comedy Improvisation Class – Brevard NC

An Improvisation Class for Adults will be taught at Brevard Little Theatre from Jan. 28 - March 11, on Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. (no class will be held on Feb. 11). The cost is $60 for 12 hours of fun. Teachers are Kerry Corlis and Jason Denton,...

 

McCalls To Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage

Rev. Vess and Barbara McCall, of Brevard, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 25, 2017. They were married Jan. 25, 1957, in Pickens, S.C. They have three children, Berlinda Carson,...

 

N.C. Sierra Club Vice Chair To Speak – Brevard NC

Methane (CH4) occurs naturally. This byproduct of digestion and decomposition is also, by far, the major component of natural gas. After carbon dioxide (CO2), methane is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted in the U.S. from human...

 

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