Articles from the January 25, 2016 edition

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A Warming World

Despite the snow, winds and low temperatures brought by winter storm Jonas this past weekend, the world is getting warmer. Last week NOAA announced 2015 was the warmest year on record. According to the NOAA, “During 2015, the average temperature...

 

Transylvania County Schools Closed Wednesday-Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools will be closed Wednesday. It will be an optional workday for teachers. A large number of secondary roads remain unsafe for bus travel, and the morning hours may bring additional hazards in certain areas of the county,...

 

City of Brevard Trash Pickup & Notice of Recycling Schedule Change

Today's trash pickup in the city of Brevard will run on the normal schedule. Public Works, however, says it may be running slower than normal. Thursday's recycling routes will be collected on Friday, Jan. 29, and Friday's recycling routes will be...

 

Do Not Abandon Political Parties

If letter writer William Page (Jan. 18) and his unnamed former-Democratic pal are so unhappy and disillusioned with the leadership of either the Democrats or Republicans my advice to them is not to run away and hide under the banner of...

 

Tax Imported Oil

Hiking in the mountains today it occurred to me that the answer to our oil crisis is taxation. Why not tax all imported oil so that the price per barrel of oil is set at $60 per barrel. Conversely, place no tax on oil from the USA. That would...

 

U.S. 276 Closed Through Pisgah National Forest-Brevard NC

Due to snow and ice accumulation in western North Carolina from winter storm Jonas, closures remain in effect for the Pisgah National Forest. The NC DOT has closed additional roads in the area due to snow, including U.S. Highway 276 through Pisgah...

 

Bungling Health Insurance

I found the article “Open Enrollment For Health Insurance Is Closing Soon” ironic. My husband and I, with the assistance of our insurance agent, signed up for our 2016 policies in November. The insurance company was quick to delete my husband...

 

What About General Lee?

While Martin Luther King Jr. got front page news and the entire back page of your newspaper, General Robert E. Lee’s birthday on Jan. 19 got nary a word. So much for the obliteration of southern history, heritage and culture, which is...

 

Put ID Tags On Pets

Every day dogs and cats are lost on the streets of Transylvania County and there a countless reasons why. Some are dumped by heartless owners who no longer want them. Others get spooked during storms and run off. Occasionally good luck prevails when...

 

Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr.

Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr., 81, departed this life Jan. 16, 2016, at his home in Salem, Ark. Born Jan., 23, 1934, in Brevard, he was the son of Frank Feaster and Annie (Clark) Bagwell. He served his country with the United States Air Force and was a...

 

Transylvania Digging Out From Snowfall - Brevard

Anywhere from 9 to 15 inches of snow were reported in different areas in Transylvania County late last week, cancelling numerous events, closing schools and causing power outages. Transylvanians woke...

 

Robert "Bobby" Carr

Robert “Bobby” Carr, 65, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, after a brief illness. He was born March 19, 1950, in New Bedford, Mass. to the late Winfield “Scott” and Mary Anne Carr. His brother, Winfield Scott Carr Jr., also...

 

Donald "Don" Herrman

Donald “Don” Herrman’s mortal life transitioned Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, peacefully at home. He was born March 15, 1927 to Bonnie Hoadley and Alvin Wesley Herr-man. He grew up in Bloomington, Ind. He was a World War II veteran serving in the A...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 25, 2016

Board Of Education Tables Graduation Changes - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education passed a number of revised policies at its meeting last Monday, but tabled a policy regarding changes to graduation requirements. Board member Betty Scruggs requested that Policy 3460 regarding graduation...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    January 25, 2016

Pisgah Forest Man Arrested - Brevard NC

A Pisgah Forest man who led Transylvania County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase was apprehended in Henderson County. Joshua D. Weaver, 35, of 3603 Wilson Road, was charged with fleeing or eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, which is a...

 

Legal Notices for January 25, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA FILE NO. 15E349 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Eloise Burtis Crow of Transylvania County,... Full story

 

Talent Show Is Postponed – Brevard NC

SAFE's Brevard's Got Talent show, originally scheduled to take place on Jan. 23, has been postponed until Saturday, Jan. 30, due to inclement weather. The family-friendly talent show will still...

 

Avoid Financial Mistakes With 'Retire Inspired'

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Cain, Sarah. “The 8th Circle.” Danny’s wife and son have only been dead for a year when his friend and fellow journalist Michael is murdered in front of his house....

 

How Do Civil Rights Laws Apply To Student

We have just celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, so it’s a great time to think about federal civil rights laws and how they apply to schools, colleges, and universities. The most important civil rights laws for educational...

 

News Of Organizations

Brevard Rotary On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Rotary Club of Brevard will hear a presentation from Clark Lovelace, the executive director of the Brevard/Transylvania County Chamber of Commerce and the...

 

Births

Jack Walter Wells Matthew and Kelly Wells of Decatur, Ga., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jack Walter Wells, born Sept. 28, 2015 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He weighted 7 lbs....

 

United Way Driving Toward Greater Community Impact – Brevard NC

Members of the United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) Board of Directors brought their individual experiences and visions to the table Friday, Jan. 15, as they refined the organization's strategy...

 

Use Free Spay/Neuter Vouchers Before Spring – Transylvania County NC

The free spay/neuter voucher program run by FOTAS (Friends of Transylvania Animals) in October was a huge hit as the group handed out 582 free vouchers. Roughly 400 of those vouchers have been used, but there are 180 outstanding vouchers. Judy...

 

Winter Weather Causes Shuffling Of Schedules – Transylvania County NC

The blast of winter weather that hit last week and dumped between eight to 12 inches of snow across parts of Transylvania County also wreaked havoc on prep and college athletic events. Several events were postponed, starting last Wednesday with...

 
 By Eli Sirota    Sports    January 25, 2016

Alfonso, Nemeth Tabbed For LAX Pre-Season SAC Team – Brevard NC

Anthony Alfonso has been tabbed preseason second team all-SAC by the conference coaches. The Port Charlotte, Fla., product is coming off a freshman campaign where he scored 30 goals and six assists...

 

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