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Legal Notices For February 23, 2015

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION    Having qualified as Ancillary Administrator of the Estate of Harrison Leroy Marshall, Sr., deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to... Full story

 

Do Research On Incentives

Members of the North Carolina General Assembly are discussing what incentives the state should offer companies in the coming years. As Patrick Gannon notes in his column on this page, Gov. Pat McCrory wants more money to have more “tools” to...

 

No Births On Roadside

I’m writing in regards to the birthing center at Transylvania Hospital closing. I think it is such a sad state of affairs. It’s just another thing for us to worry about. I think we are regressing instead of getting more modern. I was born in the...

 

Republican Arithmetic

Remember when Gov. McCrory hired 24-year-old Matthew McKillip as Chief Policy Advisor to Secretary Aldona Wos and was given a raise of $22,500? Remember when Gov. McCrory gave 24-year-old Ricky Diaz a $23,000 raise as Communications Director,...

 

Is Polo A Joke?

Upon reading the letters to the editor in the Feb. 16 edition, my husband and I got a huge laugh about Kathleen Loftfield’s idea of having polo on the Glen Cannon property. At first we thought it might be a substitute for the lack of comics or an...

 

Fire Guts Family Of Seven's Home - Brevard NC

A Pisgah Forest family is lucky to be alive after narrowly escaping a house fire Friday morning that gutted the residence and claimed nearly all the family's belongings. The fire broke out at about...

 

Fiddling Without A Fiddle

In North Carolina, by 2020, nearly 500,000 citizens will be without affordable health insurance. That means they’ll be privileged to pay the full prices charged by health care providers. Insurance carriers can negotiate prices, but, individuals...

 

Brevard College To No Longer Invest In Fossil Fuels - Brevard NC

It was a historic day for Brevard College Friday as the college’s Board of Trustees passed a vote divesting all of the school’s endowments in fossil fuels, with the goal of re-investing those monies into more environmentally friendly funds by...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 23, 2015

Jeff McDaris: Grades Don't Tell The Whole Story-Brevard NC

Transylvania County schools received a letter grade of “C” or better on a recent state report card, but Superintendent Jeff McDaris said the grades don’t paint an accurate picture of everything that happens in the schools. The N.C. Department...

 

College Spring Enrollment Increases - Brevard NC

Brevard College returned to its high-water mark this spring as enrollment numbers sailed above what the college had seen in 14 years, according to a press release. New student spring enrollment increased 27 percent compared to last year. This record...

 

Ask Us: School Calendar

What impact will the missed days because of the weather last week have, if any, on the school calendar? Superintendent Jeff McDaris provided the following response: Calendar law changes and restrictions over the years have changed the landscape from...

 

Estella Galloway Brotherton

Estella Galloway Brotherton, 91, of Brevard died Thursday Feb. 19, 2015. She was born March 21, 1923, in Transylvania County to the late Freeman Estell Galloway and Ola Whitmire Galloway. In addition to her parents, her husband, Thomas Brotherton,...

 

Trail Needs Your Vote - Brevard NC

Brevard’s Estatoe Trail is one of six finalists in the “Great Greenway” competition being sponsored by the N.C. Planning Association. The winner will be determined by voting online and is open to the public. Voting ends at 5 p.m., this Friday....

 

Alvin Joseph "Buck" Case

Alvin Joseph "Buck" Case, 70, of Arden, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of Mary Edith...

 

Rev. William Harold Killian

William Harold Killian, 92, of Taylors, S.C., passed away peacefully Feb. 17, 2015. His beloved and devoted wife of 65 years, Betty Ann Taylor Killian, lovingly cared for him as his health declined. Born in Statesville, N.C., he was a son of the...

 

Evalena Cates

Evalena Cates embodied the word "Lady." She was kind, considerate, and gentle, and would help anyone who had a need. She was a woman of many talents. She excelled at preparing gourmet meals, she was...

 

Grace McKinney McNeely

Grace McKinney McNeely, 88, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Born Aug. 2, 1926, she was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Bill McNeely Sr.; her father and mother, Allen and Vergie McKinney; her brothers, Richard and...

 

Helen Jones Owen

Helen Jones Owen, 84, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Floyd Wesley and Beulah Wood Jones. Her husband, John C. Owen, daughter, Nancy Lynn Owen and her sister, Juanita Keener, also preceded her in...

 

John Alton Reed Jr.

John Alton Reed Jr., 83, of Sapphire, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. A native of Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late John Alton and Emma Ball Reed. He received his undergraduate and Juris...

 

Elmo James Smith

Elmo James Smith, 94, of Winston-Salem, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Feb, 18, 2015. He was the son of the late Chan and Laura Roberts Smith. In addition to his parents, his first wife, Alcovia Capps Smith, and his daughter, Faye Smith Case, preceded...

 

Nelson Van Watkins

Nelson Van Watkins, 55, passed unexpectedly at home Feb. 16, 2015. A lifelong resident of Brevard, he is survived by a son Jacob Watkins; daughter, Kristen Watkins and her fiancé, Bo Sheffield; and grandchildren, Olivia and Jayden Sheffield; son,...

 

Icy Ascent

Karsten Delap on Saturday inches closer to the top of Looking Glass Falls, which was partly covered in ice. (Courtesy photo)...

 

Waterfall: Climbing Challenge, Icy View

Karsten Delap, on Saturday, scaled the partly ice-covered Looking Glass Falls. (Courtesy photos) The bottom of the falls was frozen Friday in parts and drew sightseers. (Times photos by Jeremiah...

 

Jeff Orr Has 'Country Song' On Kid Rock CD – Brevard NC

Local country musician Jeff Orr has been hard at work, and one of his latest songs is being covered on Kid Rock's new album, "First Kiss." The album is set to release Feb. 24, but a three song EP was...

 

Births In Transylvania

Sebastian Lake Moore April Patterson and Chad Moore, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Sebastian Lake Moore, born Feb. 16, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces....

 

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