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Legal Notices For October 23, 2014

NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY ADMINISTRATION NOTICE OF CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Nina L. Widmeyer, late of Roanoke, Virginia, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims... Full story

 

Callie Victoria Owen

Callie Victoria Owen, 100, passed away Oct. 4, 2014, at UVA Culpeper Hospital in Culpeper, Va. She was born June 24, 1914, in Swain County, N.C. to the late Jeff and Mamie (Cline) Brooms. Her...

 

Jimmie Shelton Pittman

Jimmie Shelton Pittman, 74, of Rowland, N.C., formerly of Brevard, passed away Oct. 6, 2014. He was born in Robeson County Feb. 2, 1940, to the late Graham Pittman and Pearl Mercer Pittman. In addition to his parents, his brother, Ernest Pittman,...

 

Fowler Dugger Jr.

Fowler Dugger Jr., 92, of Highland Farms Retirement Community in Black Mountain, and former 20-year resident of the Cedar Mountain community, died peacefully Oct. 15, 2014. Born April 10, 1922, in And...

 

A True Public Servant

The refrain “there’s nothing for the kids to do” is quite common these days. One person who worked constantly to provide healthy activities for children and teenagers was Malcolm Johnson. Johnson, who passed away last Friday, and his wife,...

 

Ballots, Letters And Festivities

We have received a good response from the public regarding the election guide that we published and we appreciate that. One complaint that we did receive is that the sample ballots are too small to read. As a result, we are publishing the sample...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 23, 2014

Brevard Academy Identifies Possible New School Site - Brevard NC

If all goes according to plan, Brevard Academy: Challenge Foundation Academy could open its doors next year on the old Woods Chevrolet property on U.S. 64. Since the school opened in 1998, it has leased buildings on the Brevard Music Center campus....

 

Edney Has Vision

I have known Sam Edney for many years. He is a person of intelligence and integrity, making him well qualified to be a county commissioner. But, as crucial as those characteristics are for any public servant, Sam has a clear, practical vision for...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 23, 2014

TC Henderson, Pisgah Forest Are Top Title I Schools – Brevard NC

Pisgah Forest and TC Henderson elementary schools have been recognized as among the state’s top performing Title I Reward Schools and will compete to represent North Carolina for the national Title 1 program award. Title I is the largest federal...

 

School Board Needs Betty Scruggs

We have known Betty Scruggs personally and professionally for over 35 years and find her to be a most viable candidate for Transylvania County School Board. Her successes as teacher, counselor, and administrator have equipped her to give sound...

 

City Eyes Changes In Railroad Avenue - Brevard NC

The creation of a municipal service district (MSD) tax to pay for improvements in the Railroad Avenue area of Brevard was rejected Monday by City Council. During its regular meeting, council voted...

 

Vote Robinson

I take the right to vote seriously. I research the candidates, talk to those in the know, and then make a decision. I do this not only for national and state elections, but for local ones as well. One race that has received little publicity is the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    October 23, 2014

County Board Continues Crafting Plan - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Planning Board continued its work crafting the county’s 2025 Comprehensive Plan by deciding on an action plan and beginning early discussions on the plan’s elements at last Thursday’s regular meeting. At the onset of...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 23, 2014

DuPont Sets Hours Of Operation - Brevard NC

Beginning on Nov. 2, DuPont State Recreational Forest’s operational hours will be set in stone. The forest will open daily at 5 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. Dupont Forest Supervisor Jason Guidry said this isn’t a new rule for state lands in North Ca...

 

McMinn Looks To Future

As we near Nov. 4, I’ve been doing my homework to decide how to cast my votes. This year we have an opportunity to shift into a forward gear rather than continuing to stay idle. I’ve decided to vote for Lee McMinn in the County Commissioner’s...

 

Law & Order -Brevard NC

Ernest Maze Eubanks, 58, was arrested by Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Oct. 22 and was charged with a felony obtaining property by false pretense. He was placed on a $6,000 bond. • Ronnie Joe Lail, 42, was arrested by county...

 

Legislature Causes Hospitals To Close

As you consider your vote for members of the N.C. legislature, consider the effect that their decision not to expand Medicaid is having on our state. In addition to the roughly 500,000 N.C. residents who continue to be uninsured because Medicaid is n...

 

Fall View

Neil Hayes took this fall photograph from the Blue Ridge Parkway....

 

Vote No On Alcohol

On Nov. 4, a referendum on countywide alcohol sales will be on the ballot. Some have argued that by not allowing all businesses in the county to sell alcohol, it is unfair. Before you vote, ask yourself… is it fair for the innocent young children...

 

Help A Hero

This is a story about a warrior and a hero. By definition a warrior is a person who fights in battles and is known for having courage and skill. A hero is a person who has made noble and or brave accomplishments. Samuel Hendon is a warrior and a hero...

 

Inspirational Leader

I have watched the law enforcement career of Sheriff David Mahoney since he first started in 1991. Sheriff Mahoney understood from day one that when you build a house, the house must have a strong foundation. David built a strong foundation for his c...

 

We Need Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers was obviously the most informed and prepared and experienced candidate for the school board at the Chamber Candidates’ Forum! Mike Rogers’ responses were grounded in reality and revealed his caring and logical grasp of the hard facts...

 

Hemphill Deserves Our Vote

I recently had the good fortune of meeting William Hemphill, a wonderful gentleman running for the office of Sheriff of Transylvania County. I was so impressed that I felt I should break my promise to myself to stay out of politics, and make a...

 

McMinn Has A Plan

I am writing an endorsement for Lee McMinn for Transylvania County commissioner. I have had the opportunity to know Lee for several years and in the past few months have heard him speak on a few occasions. Lee has presented himself to be thoughtful...

 

Supports Whitmire

Chris Whitmire deserves bi-partisan support in his bid for re-election as state representative for District 113 which includes Polk, southern Henderson and Transylvania counties. I met Chris when he was head of Transylvania County School Board where...

 

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