Articles from the March 21, 2016 edition

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Nonsense In The Senate

Recent comments made by several Republicans in the U.S. Senate explaining their refusal to provide a hearing for President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court weakens the integrity of the Senate. Within hours of the death of Supreme Court...

 

Pensions For Veterans

I learned two months ago that the Veterans Administration has had a pension system in place for 20 years. Some veterans may not be aware of it. To qualify you must have an honorable discharge, be disabled according to a doctor’s report, be over...

 

Peanuts

As if we don’t have enough to think about and be concerned about, we now learn that the airlines are taking advantage of us at just about every turn. A recent report revealed the following. There are now four airlines that control 80 percent of...

 

A Peachy Job

While I was reading the daily Citizen-Times, a headline caught my eye, “4 Democrats vying for Lt. Governor.” You may wonder, as I did, what is a lieutenant governor? What does he/she do? How much do they make? What is their term in office? Who do...

 

I Apologize

A few weeks back I wrote a letter to this paper in response to a bumper sticker I had seen, which had a picture of Hilary on it and said “Life’s a _____—so don’t vote for her.” The sticker ticked me off and in my letter I called the driver...

 

Peter Bergen Discusses Homegrown Terrorists

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Deaver, Jeffrey. “The Steel Kiss.” While chasing a suspect, detective Amelia Sachs stops her pursuit to help a man who has just been mangled in an escalator. Sachs...

 

Choral Society Begins Fundraising – Brevard NC

Many years ago, a number of county residents who loved to sing put together a group to perform at an arts festival in Brevard. That group became the Transylvania Choral Society. This group, open to all singers without audition, has entertained and en...

 

Connestee Breaks Record In Supporting BC Students – Connestee Falls NC

Through the combined efforts of Connestee Falls volunteers, local organizations and businesses, the Connestee Falls Scholarship Program raised a record-breaking $22,000 to support Brevard College...

 

Library Offers College And Career Resources

Getting ready to go to college can be overwhelming, but the library is here to assist! We have many resources to aid with college research. We have handbooks and guides for planning and applying to college, finding a college, selecting a major,...

 

Ruth Angeline Ball Barton

Ruth Angeline Ball Barton, lovingly known to her family as Granny Barton and Nana, went home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, March 18, 2016, just two days before her 88th birthday. She was such an example of his love to everyone she met. She lo...

 

Rose Marie Camp

Rose Marie Camp, 74, of Brevard, passed away March 15, 2016, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Walter Milton and Mary Farino Shelton. She...

 

Shirley Anna Fournet Chappuis

Shirley Anna Fournet Chappuis, born Dec. 16, 1925, in St. Martinville, located in south Louisiana, passed away March 18, 2016. The daughter of Mildred and Valsin Fournet, she was raised in St. Martinville and then attended Louisiana State University...

 

William J. (Jerry) Morrill

William J. (Jerry) Morrill, 88, of Brevard, and Bluffton, S.C., passed away Friday, March 18, 2016, surrounded by his family in Brevard. He was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Fort Wayne, Ind. to the late Wayne and Olga Welch Morrill. He graduated from South...

 

George Robert Sisk

George Robert Sisk, 71, of Brevard and Myrtle Beach, S.C., passed away at Asheville Mission Specialty hospital March 18, 2016, as a result of heart failure. Having been born in Rosman July 12, 1944, to Loonie Franklin and Maxine Arnett Sisk, he was...

 

James Foster Sheafer

James Foster Sheafer, 83, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Harley Foster and Edith May Walters Sheafer. In addition to his parents, his wife, Dorris Andersen Sheafer; his son,...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    March 21, 2016

Dead Body On College Campus Was A Male - Brevard NC

Police are describing the dead body found on the Brevard College campus Friday as that of a white male between 20 and 30 years of age. According to Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris, two college...

 

Roy H. Wright

Roy H. Wright, 78, of Brevard, passed away Wedesday, March 16, 2016. He was the son of the late Thomas and Ruby Cothern Wright. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Bryson Wright and a sister, Colleen Fish. He...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    March 21, 2016

Caldwell St. Widening Delayed While Power Companies Work - Brevard NC

The project that will widen a portion of Caldwell Street in Brevard has been again delayed because of utility work on the street. According to Josh Freeman, the city’s community development/special projects director, utility companies have been...

 

County Facing 'Product' Challenges - Brevard NC

Having available sites and buildings in Transylvania County for existing local businesses to expand and new businesses to move into is crucial to improve the economy and to bring in more jobs. That fact has been voiced repeatedly the past few years,...

 

Legal Notices for March 21, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 15-E-233 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of David...

 

Ask Us: Publix and BAT

Is it true that Publix has purchased the pieces of property where Creekside Subs, Burger King and the Shops at St. Philips are located in Brevard? No, according to Kim Reynolds, community relations manager for Publix in an email. Publix, she said, is...

 

Jobless Number Increases In January-Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in January was 6 percent, up from the 5.3 percent in December, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 

Brevard, County Join 'Watch For Me NC' Statewide Campaign - Brevard NC

The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) is partnering with communities, including Brevard and Transylvania County, across the state this year as part of Watch for Me NC, the statewide pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign. The Watch for Me NC...

 

College Housing

Work is advancing on the new residence hall facing King's Creek on the Brevard College campus. The hall will house 84 students and is scheduled to be open this fall. (Times photo by Jeremiah...

 

Spring Has Sprung

Signs of spring, which officially began Sunday, have been popping up all over the county. (Times photos by Jeremiah Reed)...

 

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