Articles from the March 16, 2017 edition

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 By Derek McKissock    News    March 16, 2017

Military Museum Wants Home In Old Elections Office – Brevard NC

The WNC Military History Museum wants the county to allow it to lease the old Board of Elections office on Gaston Street in Brevard for a permanent location. The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners heard the proposal during its regular...

 

Statewide Flu-Related Deaths Reaches 110-Brevard NC

Twenty flu deaths were reported in North Carolina for the week ending March 11, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. While flu activity has started to decrease in the state, the virus continues to be widespread....

 

UPDATE Casey Pierce Mahlum Has Been Found-Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office said 25-year-old Casey Pierce Mahlum has been found. The last time anyone had contact with Malum was in December in the Buncombe County/Black Mountain area....

 

Leslie Logemann Named Main Street Champion-Brevard NC

Leslie Logemann, the manager of the Transylvania Farmers’ Market, has been named as a Main Street Champion. Main Street Champions are individuals who work and advocate for downtown revitalization across the state. Thirty-six individuals, including...

 

Linville Gorge Fire Spread To 75 Acres-Brevard NC

The White Creek Fire was reported at 4 p.m., Thursday, and is burning near Shortoff Mountain at the south end of Linville Gorge, on the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. The fire is estimated at 75 acres and 0 percent contained,...

 

Legal Notices for March 16, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 17-E-45 NOTICE TO CREDITORS We have qualified as Co-Executors of the Estate of Elizabeth B. Gash, Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons, firms, and... Full story

 

Tighten Here, Loosen There

Last week the Transylvania County Board of Education decided to add another $250,000 to its request for local funding from the county commissioners. The request was made to cover the possibility that the school system will have to hire additional...

 

Impending Train Wreck

At a recent commissioners’ meeting, Mr. Chappell took issue with Mr. Hawkins referring to our U.S. Representative as an “extreme conservative.” Then Mr. Chappell challenged Mr. Hawkins’ misgivings about “repeal and replace” Obamacare....

 

Good People

I was on my way to Pisgah Memorial Gardens for another military funeral. I was dressed in my Honor Guard Army uniform. On the way I decided to stop at UPS to pick up a picture I had mounted there. When I walked in and asked for the picture, the...

 

Bring Our Troops Home

I heard on the news that we are sending more American troops to fight ISIS. Why? We can never make any headway over there. This war traces all the way back to two half-brothers in the Bible: Abraham’s sons, Isaac, a Jew, and Ishmael, an Egyptian....

 

Grateful To Hawkins

I am grateful to Commissioner Hawkins for addressing the impact the repeal of the ACA will have on this county. Why Mark Meadows wants to hurt the thousands of people in his district who will be far worse off than before the ACA is beyond me....

 

Against What?

We have a constant barrage these days from the Democrats against anything that the Trump administration puts forward. They are not willing to engage in reasonable debate and seem intent on bringing the president down at any cost. My conclusion can...

 

Off The Rails Again!

Well, it’s happened again! The president of the United States has told the American voters and public a baldfaced lie. President Trump has said that former President Obama had his telephone lines tapped. This baseless allegation follows on the...

 

Roland H. Enloe

Roland H. Enloe, 93, passed away March 14, 2017. He was the son of the late Herbert C. and Annie C. Enloe. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Wilma Picklesimer Enloe; his sister Louise E. Hogsed and bro...

 

Church Activites – Transylvania County

Amazing Grace Baptist Amazing Grace Baptist Church will hold a revival March 19-24. Larry Tinsley will preach at the Sunday, 11 a.m., service. Randy Bane will preach at 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday night. The church is located...

 

Lana M. Morgan Burgess

Lana M. Morgan Burgess, 75, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord March 14, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Rube and Lavada Morgan. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her middle child, Cleve, and her sister, Mary L....

 

Allen F. Martin Jr.

Allen F. Martin Jr., formerly of Brevard, left this world March 10, 2017, in Burr Ridge, Ill. He leaves Elizabeth (Betsy), his wife of 65 years; children, Dianne Knight, of Chicago; Pamela Martin-DIaz, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Ross J. Martin, of Ft....

 

Womack To Help Kick Off BMC Festival – Brevard NC

The Brevard Music Center has announced that Lee Ann Womack will perform Saturday, June 24, during its opening weekend. Womack is a Grammy, CMA, and ACM award-winning artist acclaimed for "I Hope You...

 

Estatoe Trail Closed Through Saturday-Brevard NC

Public Service NC (natural gas) closed the Estatoe Trail near Lowes this morning (Thursday) to install new gas infrastructure associated with the new Davidson River Village roadway and roundabout. The closure is likely to extend to Saturday. The...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 16, 2017

Friends Remember Jackie Whitmire – Brevard NC

Friends remember Jackie Whitmire, who died at age 72 on March 9, as someone who put others first, and met the world with a big smile and an even bigger heart. "What I remember was an ear to ear...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 16, 2017

Sen. Edwards Assails Gov. Cooper At TCGOP Convention –Brevard NC

N.C. Chuck Edwards called Gov. Roy Cooper "unwilling and uncooperative" to work with Republican lawmakers among comments made Saturday at the Transylvania County Republican Party's annual convention....

 

County Receives Grant For Bike Planning – Brevard NC

Transylvania County has received grant funding to develop a countywide bike and pedestrian plan. The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the grant funding this week. The exact amount is not yet known. The county will use the grant to...

 

County Departments Spotlight Accomplishments, Trends – Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Accomplishments, trends and goals from the past six months of the majority of the county’s departments were heard during a recent Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting. Each department head or a representative gave brief...

 

High School Blue Devils Help Out College Tornados – Brevard NC

During the past several weeks, members of the Brevard High School chapter of The National Art Honor Society have been brightening up each room of Brevard College's Office of Athletics with a mural,...

 

Tinsley Ellis To Headline 4th Blues Festival – Brevard NC

185 Productions and Brevard Music Center are bringing back the 4th Annual Brevard Blues and BBQ Festival back to the Brevard Music Center on June 2 – 3. Tickets are now on sale. This year the...

 

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