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Legal Notices For March 16, 2015

110 .009753 14-SP-1 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Norman E Denslow Jr. and Katherine Denslow, dated... Full story

 

Public Notices

Every spring for the last decade some legislators in the North Carolina General Assembly file a bill that would allow local governmental entities to remove public notices from newspapers and place them on government websites. Every year members of th...

 

Duke's Tree Assassins

Duke Energy's hired tree assassins, a company that bills itself as "tree experts," are rampaging through Brevard again. They are topping and shearing trees without any regard to the shape of the tree...

 

A Dangerous Precedent

I was asked by a friend whether the letter sent recently by 47 Republican Senators to the leadership in Iran, while our government was engaged in negotiations with the government of Iran, is standard congressional practice. I want to share my...

 

Now You've Done It!

As a voter, a citizen, a patriot, and a Democrat, put me down as a supporter of President Obama in his efforts to conduct foreign policy in Iran. I believe the 47 senators who signed a letter to Iranian leaders that any deal struck by the president w...

 

Netanyahu Is The Realist

On March 3, I took the opportunity to see and hear Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, speak to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives defining the horrendous risks to world peace inherent in the submissive position President...

 

Amber Rhodes

If you have ever felt frustrated in life or unhappy with your circumstances, stop. Consider Amber Lynn Rhodes, age 17, who passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on March 11, 2015.... Full story

 

Israel McDaniel "Dan" Fisher

Israel McDaniel “Dan” Fisher, 86, of Waynesville, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the Elizabeth House, in Flat Rock. A lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Lizzie Russell...

 

Selma Beryl Goodman

Selma Beryl Goodman, of Brevard, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015, at Tore’s Home in Brevard. Born July 15, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pa. she was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie Goldstein Klevansky and Isreal “Issy” Klevansky. In...

 

Mack Erwin Guilliams

Mack Erwin Guilliams, 74, of Brevard, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. Born in Gloucester, Transylvania, he was a son of the late John Guilliams and Bertie Owen Ashe. In addition to his parents, his...

 

Betty F. "Nan" Hartnup

Betty F. “Nan” Hartnup, born Sept. 3, 1938, ended her pain and suffering and went home to be with the Lord March 12, 2015. She loved the Lord, she loved her family and she loved life. She will be greatly missed by all. She was a member of...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 16, 2015

Temporary Fix Granted For Champion Pool - Brevard NC

Champion Pool in Rosman will be up and running for the upcoming summer after Transylvania County Commissioners recently approved spending $15,000 on renovations, but the larger issue of how much...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 16, 2015

Groups Vital In Helping Public Lands - Brevard NC

The paid staffs of state and national forests and parks rely heavily on nonprofit organizations to manage public lands in this county. Representatives of the Friends of Gorges State Park, Friends of DuPont Forest, and the Cradle of Forestry in...

 

Gloria Ann Jones

Gloria Ann Jones, 73, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015. She was born Feb. 7, 1942 in Avery County to the late Roger Nix and Carylene Blackburn Hughes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Jones,...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 16, 2015

Election Director Steps Down - Brevard NC

Karen Brinson, Transylvania County's elections director, resigned last week to take another job. Last Wednesday, the Board of Elections held an emergency meeting and accepted Brinson's resignation. The three-member board has begun looking for Brinson...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 16, 2015

Comprehensive Plan Discussions Continue - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Planning Board members played catch-up recently as they held a brief meeting, which had been postponed twice before, to further work on preparations for 2025 Comprehensive Plan. The first topic of the evening was the April 9...

 

James "Jim" Robert Marcum

James “Jim” Robert Marcum was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, March 9, 2015 at the age of 77. He was born July 19, 1937, to Bertie Marcum and Robert Marcum, and was a native of Transylvania County. He was the brother to three...

 

Gorges State Park Wants 'Gravity' Mtn. Bike Trail - Brevard NC

Gorges State Park, in collaboration with the Friends of Gorges State Park group, has been selected as one of nine national finalists to receive the Bell Built Grant, a $100,000 technical assistance grant to fund a gravity mountain bike trail. Bell...

 

Law & Order

Michelle Lynn Pierce, aka Michelle Lynn Thigpen, 36, was arrested by Sheriff’s Office deputies on Feb. 26 and charged with possession of stolen goods/property. • Matthew Shane Cantrell, 32, was arrested by deputies on March 5 and charged with...

 

Maybell M. Mathis

Maybell M. Mathis, 87, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Born In Carnesville, Ga., she was a daughter of the late William Stiles Murphy and Lessie (Hunter) Murphy. She is survived by her...

 

Chris Theo Trakas

Chris Theo Trakas, 79, of Bessemer City, N.C., went to be with the Lord March 10, 2015, at the Robin Johnson House in Dallas, after an extended illness. A native of Gaston County, he was the son of...

 

Gerald Wesley Mills

Gerald Wesley Mills, 79, of Pisgah Forest, passed away March 10, 2015. A native of New London, N.H., he was the son of the late Charles and Verna Phillips Mills. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Norman Mills....

 

Amber Rhodes

Amber Rhodes, 17, died March 11 after battling a brain tumor since 2012. In two years, she raised more than $16,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation and was named the Honorary Chairperson for this...

 

JAM Benefit Raises Funds For Boys & Girls Club – Brevard NC

Members of The Pisgah Pickers took to the stage last Wednesday for the first ever JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) benefit concert. The event, held at the Lumberyard in Brevard, helped raise money...

 

Up and Running

Frank Patton, who donated the money to resurface the track at Brevard College, fires off the starting gun Saturday morning at the Tornados' first track meet in more than a decade. (Courtesy photo by...

 

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