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Articles from the May 23, 2013 edition

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A Mountain Treasure

Transylvania County lost a mountain treasure earlier this month when Roy Chapman passed away. Chapman was well known throughout the county and western North Carolina for his exceptional ability to play the fiddle. People would drive for miles to...

 

Keep SBI Independent

There has been a steady movement since January to consolidate power in state government. It can be seen in the move to employ the theory of nullification with a bill saying the religion clause of the First Amendment does not apply to North Carolina....

 

Small Business Week

This is small business week and there are many small businesses here in Brevard that can use our help. A great many of these are owned or co-owned by women who want to prosper in this economic downfall. We all see signs around town and in print...

 

Catching Up To Henderson County

At the recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council meeting three local business owners spoke about why they chose to do business in our county and the benefits, as well as the challenges they have experienced. One of them started and ran a...

 

Help Smart Start Survive

Smart Start is about building brighter futures for children through quality child care and early childhood education. But the prospect of continuing to accomplish this mission has become murky now that the Senate budget proposal cuts Smart Start by...

 

Schenck Is A Good Investment

I read with dismay the headline in the May 13 edition of The Transylvania Times: “Schenck (Job Corps) still in Limbo.” The Times said that Director Tammy Wentland is still uncertain whether an enrollment suspension affecting 125 Job Corps...

 

Legal Notices for 5-23 -13

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO 13-E-141 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Walter Herlitschek, of Transylvania... Full story

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church will host a Church Chicken for Charity event Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. during the White Squirrel Festival. Meals, which cost $7.50, include chicken or...

 

Gillespie, Shelton United In Marriage

Deedra Gillespie, of Rosman, and Brian Elliott Shelton, Mayor of Rosman, were united in marriage at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013. Kyle Reese officiated. The bride is the daughter of Roger and...

 

Allstaedt, Kirtley Engagement Announced

Mrs. Donna Allstaedt, of Brevard and Mr. and Mrs. Steven Allstaedt, of Asheville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ingrid Kathleen Allstaedt, of Asheville, to John Charles Kirtley, also of...

 

McNeils Celebrate 50 Years Together

Larry and Marge McNeil were joined in marriage in Pontiac, Mich., Jan. 12, 1963. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii. They have a son in Michigan, a daughter...

 

News of Organizations

Dunn’s Rock Community Center Dunn’s Rock Community Center’s senior lunches will begin Tuesday, May 28, and continue the fourth Tuesday of each month through September. This Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. is a buffet lunch of homemade pot pie, house...

 

Museum To Host Several Events – Brevard NC

Friday, May 24, Transylvania Heritage Museum will be open late for Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk. Music will be provided by Celtic Conspiracy, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, the Transylvania Heritage Museum, located at 189 West Main...

 

BRCC To Host Workshop On Grant Seeking For Nonprofits – Brevard NC

The Blue Ridge Community College’s Non-profit Business Center will host a free networking event and workshop on grant seeking for nonprofit organizations Tuesday, June 11. The session will be led by Kief Schladweiler, coordinator of Cooperating...

 
 By John Lanier    Lifestyles    May 23, 2013

Outdoor Lifestyle Attracts Entrepreneurs –Brevard NC

Three successful entrepreneurs told the Transylvania Natural Resources Council that the proximity to outdoor recreation was a major factor in establishing their businesses locally. Pete Newsome, co-owner of PharmAgra; Tom Dempsey, owner of...

 

Celebrate The White Squirrel Festival At Farmers Market – Brevard NC

The public is invited to celebrate the White Squirrel Festival at the Transylvania Farmers Market Saturday, May 25, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dogs may have to stay home during the festival downtown, but Saturday morning is a great time to bring pups out...

 
 By Eric Crews    Features    May 23, 2013

AAUW Members Host Spring Luncheon – Connestee Falls NC

In accepting her award as “Woman of the Year” at the Transylvania Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) spring luncheon last Tuesday, Dee Dee Perkins said she was honored...

 

Postal Workers Collect Record Haul Of Food For Salvation Army – Brevard NC

On May 11, the National Association of Letter Carriers held its annual food drive, where all the postal mail carriers across the United States collected donated food and money donations from patrons...

 

Watch Out! Children's Center To 'Squirrel' Folks For Money – Brevard NC

The Children’s Center of Transylvania County is joining the spirit of Brevard’s White Squirrel Festival this week with a novel new “fun raiser” designed to help raise money for its programs...

 

185 King Street To Feature Various Genres During Festival – Brevard NC

185 King Street will offer a wide range of music this Memorial Day weekend. Blue Rags will headline Friday night at 8 p.m., Levee Daze will play Saturday night, and Billy Jonas will perform two children’s shows Sunday at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Blue...

 

JoAnn Bryson To Sign New Squirrel Book – Brevard NC

During the White Squirrel Festival, local children’s book author JoAnn Bryson will be signing her latest book “Prissy and the Little Squirrels Rescue the Calf” at Highland Books store Saturday, May 25, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. This latest Little...

 

City Budget Proposal Calls For Tax Increase

As a way to fulfill Brevard’s vision and expand its service level, City Manager Joe Moore in his proposed budget has called for a 4-cent property tax increase, a jump in utility rates, improvements to downtown and funds to maintain Bracken...

 

Gallery Walk Begins White Squirrel Weekend – Brevard NC

This year’s May Gallery Walk and the White Squirrel Festival coincide on Friday, May 24 during gallery walk from 5-9 p.m. Hunters & Gatherers featured artist is Brian Gaffney, who creates bark-edged and mountain-inspired rustic furniture. Their...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    May 23, 2013

Board Eyes Senate Budget – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed some of the proposals in the state Senate’s budget and reflected on their latest joint budget meeting with county commissioners at Monday night’s regularly scheduled meeting. Transylvania...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    May 23, 2013

Students Aid Musician With CD Cover - Brevard NC

For artists, collaboration is all about coming together to combine different skills and components into a product that captures and represents the ideas and visions of each contributor. For three art...

 

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