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Articles from the January 26, 2017 edition

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Unqualified

In the past few weeks, the U.S. Senate has held confirmation hearings for President Trump’s nominees for his Cabinet. Some of them have answered honestly and intelligently and have been confirmed. Others may have provided reasonable answers but...

 

E-911 Workers Have New Life-Saving Tool-Brevard NC

The professionals who take Transylvania County’s 911 calls have a new life saving tool at their disposal, thanks to a recently installed call handling system. The new system became operational on January 17th after more than two dozen county...

 

Repeal Partisan Election Of School Board

I wish to commend Sen. Chuck Edwards and Rep. Cody Henson for their campaign promise to get the politics out of the educational system. Our county has done very well with a non-partisan election of the school board; its members have worked in a...

 

Resolution Is Threat To National Forests

I am opposed to the changes to congressional rules making it easier for our federally owned lands to be transferred to individual states such as those contained in Section 3 (q) of House Resolution 5 entitled “Treatment of Conveyances of Federal La...

 

Legal Notices for January 26, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 16 E 395 EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Arnold L. Monteith of Transylvania County, North Carolina,... Full story

 

Church Activites – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, Jan. 29, Keith Thompson will be preaching on “Learning to Listen to Jesus.” Special music for worship will be provided by the Chancel Choir. Cub Scouts from Troop 703 are taking orders for BBQ at...

 

Carolina Blue At Cedar Mountain Baptist

The bluegrass gospel group Carolina Blue will be singing at Cedar Mountain Baptist Church during the worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. A love offering will be taken for this group. This...

 

Vaya Health Offers Free Dementia Seminar – Brevard NC

Silvermont Opportunity Center is partnering with Vaya Health (formerly Smoky Mountain MCO) in Asheville to provide free seminars to Transylvania County residents. The seminars will be led a member of Vaya’s Geriatric and Adult Specialty Team,...

 

Sunday Car Wash To Benefit Bread Of Life – Brevard NC

A food drive and car wash to benefit the Bread of Life will be held Sunday, Jan. 29, from 1-4 p.m. in the parking of Egolf Motors in Brevard. If participants bring five cans or items of food, they will receive a free car wash. Items that are needed...

 

Proper Pot To Host Feb. 4 Event For FOTAS – Brevard NC

Proper Pot owners Larry and Beth Canady are hosting an annual wine tasting and auction on behalf of the Friends of Transylvania Animals (FOTAS) on Feb. 4 from 6-8 p.m. Mayor Jimmy Harris will once...

 

LeRoy "Heath" Allison

LeRoy "Heath" Allison, of Pisgah Forest, went to his heavenly home Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. He was a son of the late Dorse and Sadie Allison. A sister, Agnes Jones, preceded him in death. He was born...

 

Linda Hall Hogsed

According to Scripture, Linda Hall Hogsed, 71, of Brevard, was ushered by Angels into the presence of her loving Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.      She was the daughter of the late E...

 

Henrietta Revis Owens

Henrietta Revis Owens, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory will announce service arrangements at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome....

 

Joseph Michael Parker

Joseph Michael Parker, 62, Brevard, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. He was the son of Jeanette H. Ford and the late Garris D. Parker. He earned his bachelor’s degree at N.C. State University and a master’s degree at Western Carolina Universi...

 

Grand Jury To Hear Raines' Case – Brevard NC

More than $90,000 was embezzled from the Transylvania County Rescue Squad’s bank accounts by Annette Raines, the county’s former tax administrator, according to a letter sent from the squad to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In June of last...

 

Locals Witness Trump Inauguration – Brevard NC

Transylvania County residents who attended President Donald Trump's inauguration last Friday said it was a positive experience. "It was a peaceful transition of power, and it was amazing just to be a...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 26, 2017

Women's March Draws Transylvanians – Brevard NC

While they did not travel together for the Women's March on Washington Saturday, some locals and a family traveled to the capital to make a statement. Madison Capps, a local massage therapist and a...

 

U.S. 276 Getting New Guardrails This Spring – Transylvania County 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 has been surveying and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 26, 2017

TNRC Discusses Federal Proposal – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently discussed a federal government idea to allow local governments to participate in planning for public lands. During its recent meeting, TNRC chairman Lee McMinn said that if you go to the...

 

Pisgah Pete To Again Predict Winter Weather – Brevard NC

For the third year in a row, Brevard’s ambassador white squirrel, Pisgah Pete, will take the helm at the city of Brevard’s Groundhog Day festivities, dubbed by local residents, “White Squirrel Day.” This year’s event will be held at 9...

 

Working Hard To Make Every Summer Season Better Than The Last – Brevard NC

By all measures – performances, educational instruction, program variety, revenue, attendance, acoustics, etc. – 2016 was a spectacular year for the Brevard Music Center. "It was great," said Mark...

 

Donald Portnoy To Step Down As Brevard Philharmonic Conductor – Brevard NC

After nine years, Dr. Donald Portnoy has decided to step down as artistic director and conductor of Brevard Philharmonic. His tenure began when Dr. Emerson Head put down his baton in 2007. With...

 

Beau + Luci To Perform Friday – Brevard NC

This weekend brings two headliners to the stage at 185 King St. On Friday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. and hailing from the swamplands of Southern Georgia, Beau + Luci mine their rich musical heritage to...

 

News Of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest For its February 1 meeting the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest's guest speaker is Career and Technical Education Teacher Tom Young of Davidson River School. Yong will talk ab...

 

Steve Owen & Associates Announces New South Office – Cedar Mountain NC

Steve Owen & Associates has opened a new office at 7737 Greenville Highway, just outside of Cedar Mountain, to complement its Main Street location in downtown Brevard. The expansion plans are part...

 

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