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Legal Notices For March 2, 2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT TO NORTH CAROLINA G.S. 44A-43 1. Name and Address of Lienor: Cherryfield Self Storage P.O Box 864 Rosman, NC 28772 2. Property Being Sold: Various items of personal property located at Cherryfield Self Storage are being... Full story

 

Russell William Bentley Jr.

Russell William Bentley Jr., 79, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. He was the son of the late Russell Sr. and Jennie Conner Bentley. Surviving are his sons, Freddy Jolly and wife, April, of Jacksonville, N.C., and Robert Allen...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 2, 2015

Business: Alcohol Vote Good For Sales - Brevard NC

It’s been nearly four months since Transylvania County voters approved a referendum on countywide alcohol sales. Since acquiring their permits some local businesses say the availability of alcohol is already bringing in additional revenues. Karen...

 

Eva Ann Patterson Bishop

Eva Ann Patterson Bishop, 80, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Jenny Ledbetter Patterson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 2, 2015

Snow Forces Stores To Decide If To Open - Brevard NC

Last week’s winter weather may have given some a welcome respite from work and few days to enjoy the snow, but for downtown business owners the weather forced the decision whether to brave the elements and open their doors or remain closed for a...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 2, 2015

Winter Weather Cleanup Efforts Happened Around The Clock - Brevard NC

Clearing roads in the city of Brevard and the rest of Transylvania County during last week's snow events was an around-the-clock undertaking. As previously reported, the N.C. Department of...

 

Brevard College's Economic Impact Analyzed - Brevard NC

An analysis of the economic impact of higher education in North Carolina found that Brevard College created $36.4 million of added economic value during the 2012-13 fiscal year. Overall, the public and private colleges and universities had an impact...

 

Billy Ray McCall

Billy Ray McCall, 63, of the Silversteen community, born June 28, 1951, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, March 1, 2015. He was the son of the late Flemming Jahu McCall and Grace Galloway McCall. In addition to his parents, his sister, Lo...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 2, 2015

Puppies Looking For A Home - Brevard NC

When the Betts family of Brevard took in "Nia," a rescue dog from the Transylvania Animal Alliance Group (TAAG), they knew she was going to have puppies soon. What they didn't expect was the litter...

 

Douglas Macauthor McCall

Douglas Macauthor McCall, 64, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. He was the son of the late Walter E. and Ella Mae McCall. Surviving are his brother, Cleon McCall, of Lake Toxaway; sisters, Lynda Stewart, of Cullowhee, Betty...

 

Estatoe Trail Finishes Second In Competition - Brevard NC

Brevard’s Estatoe Trail came in second out of six finalists in the “Great Greenway” competition sponsored by the N.C. Planning Association. The Roanoke Canal Trail in Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County, was the winner. Voting was done on-line and...

 

Charles B. "Chuck" Sklar

A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, Charles Burrowes Sklar, 80, of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully at his home Feb. 27, 2015, with his family by his side. He had bravely...

 

Hawk Eye

Transylvania Times photographer Michael Rogers recently captured on film this Cooper's hawk....

 

Grants Available To Transylvania County Farms – Transylvania County NC

Earlier this month the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded a total of $168,000 to 31 farm businesses in western North Carolina, including two in Transylvania County. Twenty five of the farm...

 

Vaccines: Science Vs. Myths

The measles outbreak continues in the United States. While considered to be nonexistent in the United States in 2000, according to CNN there were 644 cases in 27 states last year. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there have been...

 

Private Property Rights

Richard Mayberry (in his letter published Feb. 26 edition of The Transylvania Times) suggests the city place parking meters in the Walmart parking lot. That parking lot is private property. Using the reasoning, the city might also place a parking...

 

Restore County's Birthing Center

One of the saddest days for Transylvania County citizens was when Mission Health Systems took over our community hospital! Little did we know that they would soon dictate the demise of the birthing of babies in our hospital, although I am sure it...

 

Births In Transylvania

Riley Addison Parker Donny and LaShae Parker, of Asheville, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Riley Addison Parker, born Feb. 20, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. S...

 

News of Organizations

AARP AARP Chapter 8 will meet Wednesday, March 11, at Carolina Village Hall, Carolina Village Road in Hendersonville. There will be refreshments a brief business meeting and program “Biltmore Women” presented by Gayle Hoverson a Biltmore Estate...

 

Museum's New Exhibit Is Opening Saturday – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Heritage Museum will open for the 2015 season on March 7. The new exhibit is "Davidson River: Land of the Free." This exhibit depicts the important role the Davidson River has played in the history of not one, but three counties:...

 

Current Hospital Broke Ground In 1971

By 1939 Transylvania County was well on its way to recovering from the Great Depression. Harry Straus was constructing Ecusta which would bring jobs and growth to the area. Although there were a...

 

Mardi Gras Event Raises Funds For Rise & Shine – Brevard NC

On Fat Tuesday, Jaime's Creole Brasserie hosted the inaugural "Mardi Gras in the Mountains." Proceeds from the event benefited the Rise & Shine afterschool program. Despite the snowy weather, the...

 

Spring Night Sky Presentation Set For PARI – Rosman NC

The public is invited to join PARI astronomers for an observing session of the spring night sky Friday, March 13 at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). The evening's activities will...

 

UWTC Reschedules Agency Showcase And Campaign Celebration – Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) has rescheduled its Annual Agency Showcase and Campaign Celebration for Thursday, March 12, in Miller Hall at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Brevard. The worldwide-themed event starts at 5:30 p.m. with a...

 

World-Renowned Photojournalist To Lecture – Brevard NC

Gifted storyteller and world-renowned portrait photographer Platon will deliver the spring 2015 J. R. McDowell lecture Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ingram Auditorium in the Dunham Music Building on the Brevard College campus. Tickets are...

 

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