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Legal Notices for February 27, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 15 CVD 63 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA, A Body Politic and Corporate, Plaintiff vs. KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEIRS...

 

Schools, Library Seek Input

Every week there are a handful of meetings involving government bodies. Sometimes they include topics of great interest to the general public and sometimes the matters are more mundane and procedural. In the coming weeks, there will be a handful of...

 

Foolish Bills

It is unfortunate but true that in the past few years some bills filed in the North Carolina General Assembly are simply foolish. There have been bills filed in North Carolina to create a state religion and to create our own state currency....

 

Politics, Money, And Corruption

It appears that they (our psychopathic, elite “leaders) will mindlessly kill us for profits. It has been very difficult for laymen and doctors alike to discover the truth about anything that involves enriching some persons or groups acting with no...

 

No Meat For Lent

March 1 marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period preceding Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness before launching his ministry. The call to refrain from eating...

 

Impartial Judges

Imagine this - my rich neighbor puts up a fence over the line onto my property. We go to court and the rich guy has contributed to the judge’s election campaign. What do you think will be the judge’s ruling? Should we even have to consider such...

 

The End Of Childhood

Those born in 1938 are most likely the last Americans who experienced growing up without television, muscle cars, cell phones and kitchen appliances. Kids played on the floor with wooden toys, invented games with their friends and went to bed when...

 

Hope For A Miracle

We finally got us a president, with the beginning of a Cabinet, a plan — well kind of and a multi-billion dollar fence. First, let’s take a peek at a sampling of some of his Cabinet: Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, who never attended a...

 

Medical Equipment Needed

All of our area counties have centers for the free loan of medical equipment. Transylvania County is served by Habitat for Humanity on Ecusta Road. As most medical equipment is expensive, is only needed on a temporary basis and is not covered by...

 

Kathleen Golden Ball

Kathleen Golden Ball, 89, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late James and Juanita Louella Mathis Golden and was the wife of the late Cecil F. Ball. She was also p...

 

Michael Dean Fratt

Michael Dean Fratt, 73, of Flat Rock, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. A native of Pico Rivera, Calif., he was the son of the late William and Virginia Word Fratt. In addition to his parents, his...

 

Elizabeth Buckner Gash

Elizabeth Buckner Gash, of Brevard, passed away Feb. 12, 2017. A memorial service will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Monday, March 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. A reception will be held in the church Parish House following the service. An...

 

Robert R. "Bob" Lupton

Robert R. “Bob” Lupton, 87, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. He was born on Oct. 28, 1929 to the late Arnot and Irene Dawson Lupton. Private family services will be held. Online condolences may be left at...

 

James Lloyd Norman

James Lloyd Norman, 91, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Born in Sylva, N.C., he was the son of the late Sam and Mell Norman. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Carrie J. Norman, as well as brothers, Robert Norman,...

 

Floyd G. "Bear" Tinsley

Floyd G. “Bear” Tinsley, 70, of Springfield, Ore. and born and raised in Brevard, went home Feb. 21, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, C.A. Bear and Lucille Brown Tinsley; a brother, S. Gene Tinsley; and stepson, David...

 

Jessie Gwendolyn Chapman Roe

Jessie Gwendolyn Chapman Roe, of Pisgah Forest, died at home Feb. 22, 2017, at 9:40 p.m., with family at her side. She was born in Kenova, W.Va. Aug. 16, 1926, and was 90 years young. She was...

 

Gillespies Celebrate 50 Years Together

Roger and Lucille Gillespie, of Brevard, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, March 4, 2017, with a reception hosted by their daughters at Grace Baptist Church in Brevard, from 2...

 

Nicholsons To Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

Claude and Shirley Nicholson, of Brevard, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 1, 2017. They were married March 1, 1957, in Brevard. They have three children, Sharon N. (Bill) Barton,...

 

News Of Organizations

Cedar Mountain Democratic Precinct The Cedar Mountain Democratic Precinct will hold its annual meeting on Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Mountain Community Center. All Democrats and all unaff...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 27, 2017

Board Facing Difficult Decisions – Brevard NC

Due to expected funding cuts, increases in insurance and a mandate for smaller class sizes in kindergarten through third grade, the Transylvania County Board of Education could face some difficult financial decisions in the coming year. “We’ve...

 

Firefighters Want Trestle Removed – Brevard NC

The Brevard Fire Department wants to have the railroad trestle on Davidson River Road removed to cut response time to the Cemetery Road area, where there are a number of homes. "Any emergency vehicle...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 27, 2017

Outdoor Industry Seeking Cooper's Backing – Brevard NC

Members of the North Carolina outdoor gear manufacturing community have been working to get a proposal in front of Gov. Roy Cooper to declare the state the top outdoor state east of the Rocky Mountains. Tom Dempsey, the owner of SylvanSport and the...

 

Planning Board Openings On The Agenda – Brevard NC

Four openings on the county’s Planning Board are scheduled to be filled during tonight’s regular Board of Commissioners’ meeting. Commissioners have 16 applications that they could choose from to fill out the seven-member board. The board,...

 

Pet Adoptions

With two adoptions, the Transylvania Animal Welfare Coalition (TAWC) said it had a successful adoption event at the Food Lion in Brevard on Saturday. (Times photo by Matt McGregor)...

 

Trip Included Pirates, Swimming With Whales – Brevard NC

Chuck and Lynn Evans were in Cannes, France, walking along a pier looking at boats when they decided that someday they would sail around the world. It was 1973. Chuck was in the Navy, and Lynn had bee...

 

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