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Legal Notices For February 2, 2015

14 SP 112 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY   Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by George L. Haffner and Marjorie N. Haffner to Trste, Inc, Trustee(s), which was...

 

Kathleen Griffin Coker

Kathleen Griffin Coker, 84, of Brevard, passed away quietly in her sleep Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. She was surrounded by her loving children and dear friend, Jerry Vincent. She was born in Union, Miss....

 

3 Teens Arrested After Shooting Incident - Brevard NC

Three Brevard teens were arrested Saturday evening after an alleged shooting incident at Balsam Crest Apartments. No one was injured during the incident, according to the Brevard Police Department (BPD). At 6:40 p.m., Saturday, the BPD received a...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    February 2, 2015

Incentives Are Necessary To Lure Businesses – Brevard NC

As counties face increasingly stiff competition in vying for economic development opportunities, the concept of offering incentive packages to recruit new companies or persuade existing businesses from relocating has gone from being the exception to...

 

James "Loster" Morris

James "Loster" Morris, 99, of Mills River, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jan. 31, 2015. He was born April 15, 1915, in McDowell County to the late James Noah Morris and Lue Vena Moore...

 

Prescribed Burns Keep Forests Healthy-Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles about prescribed burns. Between now and when things begin to green later in the spring, smoke will occasionally be seen rising from the hillsides of Gorges State Park. This is the season...

 

Ask Us Answered-Brevard NC

Is there anything the county can do to get cellular service on the U.S. 276 corridor toward Cedar Mountain? This is a safety issue as realized with the school bus incident recently near the entrance to Connestee Falls. County Manager Jamie Laughter p...

 

Law & Order-Brevard NC

• James Diandre Gardin, 39, was arrested Jan. 21 by the Brevard Police Department and charged with a felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and felony hit and run with injury. Gardin turned himself in and is being held on a...

 

Voncile M. Snipes

Voncile M. Snipes, 78, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2014, at The Lodge of Mills River. A native of Panama City, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Nancy Pippin Sapp. In...

 

Eric Ashley Morrow

Eric Ashley Morrow, born Nov. 10, 1965, in Brevard, passed away at his residence in Coral Springs, Fla. Jan. 27, 2015. The family will have a private memorial at a later date. Online condolences may be left at moodyconnollyfuneral...

 

The Clock Stops Ticking

Friday was the last day for customers to get some fried chicken and other favorites at The Clock of Brevard. Jimmy Banias, who has worked at The Clock since he was 15 years old, sends out one of the...

 

Pisgah Pete Picks Spring

Pisgah Pete decided this morning at Jaime's restaurant in Brevard that it was time for spring despite Punxsutawney Phil delivering a prediction of more winter. (Times photo by Park...

 

Old Meets New

New Brevard High School head football coach Craig Pritchett (seated, right) meets longtime Blue Devil skipper Dan Essenberg (far left) at a "meet the coach'" event hosted by Creekside Subs Friday...

 

Pete's Decision

Jennifer Burgin and Don DeBiase this morning on the patio at Jaime's in downtown Brevard eagerly await, along with a group of chldren and adults for Pisgah Pete's prognostication. (Times photos by...

 

'What Once Was Old Will Be New Again'

In the age of technology, when people scramble to cram productivity into their workday, it is easy to forget how not long ago we went about our tasks in a much different way. We had no computers, powe...

 

Births In Transylvania

Amiyah Chanel Brooks Britney Dailey and Josh Brooks, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Amiyah Chanel Brooks, born Jan. 24, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Her...

 

Benigni, Witek Announce Engagement

The Benigni and Witek families are delighted to announce the engagement of Danielle Marie Benigni to Kyle Lane Witek, both of Boston, Mass. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bethanne Benigni, of...

 

News of Organizations

Ikenobo Ikebana Society The Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Blue Ridge Chapter, will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the First Congregational Church of Hendersonville. Members usually arrive by 9:45 a.m. to...

 

Wine Tasting To Benefit FOTAS – Brevard NC

The Proper Pot in downtown Brevard will hold a wine tasting and auction Saturday, Feb. 7, from 6-8 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Transylvania Animals (FOTAS). Those planning to attend should respond by Wednesday, Feb. 4, by calling...

 

Several Communities Comprised Rosenwald

The African-American population in Transylvania County has always been relatively small. When Transylvania County was created in 1861 there were 447 slaves recorded living in the county. The first...

 

Two Bad Bills

A strong economy that benefits everyone, affordable health care and quality education are probably the primary concerns of most state residents. Yet, two of the first bills filed in the state Senate last week have nothing to do with any of those...

 

Positive Kids In A Negative World

I am writing to inform people about Davidson River School. A friend called the school a “juvenile facility” for “bad” kids. This stunned and hurt me that our school was looked upon as a place for the bad and not a place with qualified...

 

A Great Childbirth Educator

Recently, my wife and I were blessed with the birth of a healthy little girl. We have been overwhelmed and humbled by the amazing support we’ve received from family and our friends in this community, but we wanted to take a moment to recognize and...

 

Stand Up For A Living Wage

It is time for workers everywhere to stand up for a living wage! The last time I wrote a letter to the editor, I was a candidate for State House. I was laser focused on education, Medicaid expansion, stopping fracking legislation, common sense tax...

 

Two Best Jobs For The Lazy And Feckless

The first job on the list for the lazy and feckless is to be a member of United States Congress. Should you get elected for only one term, you get lifelong pay and benefits. Should you be in our present Congress, you will reap those benefits for...

 

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