Articles from the March 6, 2017 edition

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Two Charged With Kidnapping, Victim Safe-Brevard NC

Two men are facing first-degree kidnapping charges following an incident caught on camera Tuesday afternoon in the area of Hendersonville Highway and King Road. The victim, who is pregnant, was found...

 

Valid Concerns

In today’s paper, county commissioner Mike Hawkins expresses some valid concerns about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As we previously noted, the ACA is not without its flaws. For those individuals and families who are not...

 

Remember The Pledge

I am truly dismayed to read in The Transylvania Times of Feb. 23 that some Republican lawmakers have proposed two controversial and — potentially destructive — bills. One measure would amend the North Carolina Constitution to permit the state to...

 

Heritage Museum Is A Great Asset

Area residents and visitors to our historic community might not realize we have a goldmine of memorabilia and information easily within reach at the Transylvania Heritage Museum, located at 189 W. Main St. This nonprofit, tax-exempt museum boasts a...

 

Legal Notices for March 6, 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... Full story

 

Willa Mae Jones

Willa Mae Jones, 90, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 2, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Henson and Genieva Morris Owens. Survivors include her sons, Kermit McCall and wife, Barbara, of Rutherfordton, N.C., Cecil...

 

Charles Richard O'Shields

Charles Richard O’Shields, 50, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Feb. 3, 2017. Born to Joyce Moore and Russell O’Shields Feb. 24, 1966, he grew to be a strong, hardworking man who loved his family deeply. A love so strong, that he truthfully gave up...

 

Melissa Taylor Savino

Melissa Taylor Savino, 63, of Brevard, passed away at Mission Hospital in Asheville on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, subsequent to a long illness. She was born Aug. 30, 1953, in Fort Worth, Texas, to the...

 

Lena Mae McCroy Owens

Lena Mae McCroy Owens, 84, of Pisgah Forest, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family. Born June 11, 1932, in Kansas City, Kan., she was a daughter of the late Henry Burley McCroy and Margaret Opal McCroy. In addition to...

 

Virginia Kathleen Valentine

Virginia Kathleen Valentine, of Pisgah Forest, passed peacefully to her eternal rest Wednesday, March 1, 2017. She was born Virginia Kathleen Mulllins, Aug. 16, 1930, in Logan, W.Va., to Roy and Freda Mullins. In 1951, she married Mark Valentine and...

 

Glenn Howard Woody Jr.

Glenn Howard Woody Jr., 71, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Feb. 28, 2017, due to a brain injury from a fall. He was a native of Cherokee County and lived in Transylvania and Henderson counties for most of his life. He was a United...

 

New Gentle Exercise Class Offered At Silvermont – Brevard NC

Silvermont Opportunity Center is now offering a new exercise class for older adults called “Ener-Chi Healing Movement.” This class is ideal for people healing from injuries or health issues such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, cancer, excess...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 6, 2017

Uncertainty Haunts Local Hispanics – Brevard NC

A fog of fear and uncertainty loomed over members of the local Hispanic community who attended a talk last week on immigrant rights at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. Shoshana Fried, an...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 6, 2017

Commissioner Worries About ACA Repeal Impact – Brevard NC

Transylvania County Commissioner Mike Hawkins believes the current proposed plans being floated to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would be a “disaster” for the working poor, small business entrepreneurs and others. During the recent...

 

Chappell Responds To Hawkins – Brevard NC

Each of the Transylvania County commissioners were contacted to provide feedback on Commissioner Mike Hawkins’ comments on the Affordable Care Act (see related story). Commissioner Jason Chappell was the only one to respond: “I personally want...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 6, 2017

County, City Say Recreation Plan Still On The Table – Brevard NC

County and city officials say they still want to work with the each other to provide citizens of Transylvania County adequate recreational facilities. This is despite Brevard City Council’s recent vote to table the discussion of forming a joint...

 

Restrictions In Place For Hospital Visitors-Brevard NC

Mission Health is restricting visitors to its hospitals, including Transylvania Regional Hospital, because of an increase in reported influenza-like illness throughout North Carolina. Only partners and immediate family members over the age of 12...

 

BHS Grad and Super Bowl Winner Mickey Marvin Dies-Brevard NC

Former Brevard High School graduate Mickey Marvin died this morning at the age of 61. Marvin graduated from Brevard in 1973 after transferring from West Henderson. He played one season for the Blue Devils He went on to play college football at...

 

Flu Cases, Deaths On The Rise In N.C.

The number of confirmed flu cases and flu-related deaths is rising in North Carolina as the peak of the 2016-17 flu season nears, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. There were 16 influenza-associated deaths in the state...

 

Fire Departments Welcome Building Donations To Help With Their Training – Brevard NC

The Brevard Fire Department recently hosted a live fire training on Capps Road, thanks to a donation by the property owner. There were 35 firefighters from Brevard, Connestee, Little River and North...

 

Law & Order – Transylvania County

•Princton Dajon Thomas, 25, was arrested on Feb. 24 for one felony count of larceny and one felony count of burglary, according to the Sheriff’s Office. He has been placed in the county jail under a $20,000 bond. •Brendon Robert Puttick, 25,...

 

Several U.S. Forest Service Campgrounds Now Open – Pisgah Forest NC

Several U.S. Forest Service campgrounds are now open or will open later this month. A few additional facilities will open later this spring but many other sites are open year round. In some cases, campsites can be reserved in advance at...

 
 Events   

Dr. Seuss On The Loose At County Library – Brevard NC

Julie Hitchcock and her son, Connor, make masks of Dr. Seuss characters during Thursday's Dr. Seuss birthday celebration at the Transylvania County Library. (Times photos by Matt M...

 

Dean Smith: Great Coach, Humanitarian

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Armstrong, Kelley. “A Darkness Absolute.” When detective Casey Duncan decides she is going to live off the grid in the secret town of Rockton — no cell phone, no...

 

Virginia Pendergrass's Art On Display At National Show – Brevard NC

A plein air oil of the Black Balsam trailhead, titled "Summer Clouds-Black Balsam," by Trackside Studios painter Virginia Pendergrass was selected for AIS's "Impressions: Small Works Showcase." This j...

 

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