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Fast Bills Make Bad Laws

“Haste makes waste.” North Carolina’s legislators should have heeded that adage when they passed controversial House Bill 2 last week. Most of the discussion of House Bill 2 revolves around the reversal of the city of Charlotte’s ordinance...

 

Solar Power Is Not The Answer

The letter of March 17 by Katie Nickels needs comment. It’s obvious from her comments that she is a staunch believer in the “global warming” misinformation being spread by the environmentalists. It is causing her undue angst because it cannot...

 

New Law Is A Red Herring

Our state legislature, in its unsurpassed wisdom, has decided to ban transgender people from using pubic restrooms of the sex of their choice. The evidence of abuse of the privilege to use the restroom one wishes is as nonexistent as evidence of...

 

Whose Water Is It Anyway - 16 Months Later

Many Transylvania Times readers will recall that in November 2014 a conference was held at Brevard College’s Porter Center under the provocative title “Whose Water Is It Anyway?” Organized under the auspices of the Transylvania Natural Resource...

 

JoAnne Frances Guider Chase

JoAnne Frances Guider Chase, 86, of Brevard, died March 24, 2016, at the home of her son, Andrew, in Lexington, Va. Hers was a wonderful life. Many thanks to the Rockbridge Area Hospice for its...

 

Lillian Mary Clark

Lillian Mary Clark, 80, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016. A native of the Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Spencer and Lillian White. In addition to her parents her husband of 41 years, William B. Clark, her brother James...

 

Geneva Powell Holcombe

Geneva Powell Holcombe, 87, of Rosman, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016. A native and lifelong resident of Rosman, she was a daughter of the late Marion Cornelius Powell and Callie Emilee Aiken Powell. In addition to her parents, she was also pr...

 

Wesley Chad McCall

Wesley Chad McCall, 46, of the Silversteen Community, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 23, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of William Thad McCall and Mary Hogsed...

 

Oren Eugene "Fat Cat" Matthews II

“Welcome Home my Good and Faithful Servant.” Oren Eugene “Fat Cat” Matthews II, 70, of Brevard went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 23, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Oren Eugene Matthews Sr. and...

 

Brenda Galloway Spillman

Brenda Galloway Spillman, 74, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016, at Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Ida...

 

DD-214 Needed For Military Burial Honors – Brevard NC

You served faithfully in the U.S. military and got an honorable discharge. You went back to civilian life and quickly forgot about all things military. As time passed (20, 30, 40 years), you began to realize your own mortality and even grudgingly...

 

Legal Notices for March 28, 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... Full story

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    March 28, 2016

Police Identify Body Of Man – Brevard NC

Police have identified the body found on the Brevard College campus last week as 24-year-old Matthew Kyle Jenkins, who had been missing since February. According to Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris,...

 

County, Brevard And Rosman Look To Pool Resources For Water – Brevard NC

The creation of a water authority involving the city of Brevard, the town of Rosman and the county is something that will likely be considered in the near future. This was one of the things that came out of a recent meeting of the Transylvania Natura...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 28, 2016

Smoky Mountain Gets Better Grades – Brevard NC

After previously raising concerns about what they viewed as a lack of accountability and transparency, Transylvania County commissioners now appear a little more satisfied with the Smoky Mountain Center. Smoky Mountain is a local management...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    March 28, 2016

Man Arrested In Meth Lab Raid – Brevard NC

A man charged for allegedly having materials to make methamphetamine in February had pending charges for similar activity. Michael B. Jones, 47, of 100 Pearlie Drive, which is in the Old Toxaway community, had been charged in July of last year for...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    March 28, 2016

Two Charged For Drug Possession – Brevard NC

A search of a residence in the Penrose community led to the arrest of two Transylvania County residents for allegedly being in possession of multiple drugs. Richard M. Brickner, 25, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a...

 

Parkway Officials Release Opening Dates

Blue Ridge Parkway managers have announced the spring opening dates for facilities and visitor services along the 469-mile route. As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016,...

 

Spring Fling

The sun has been shining and the flowers are starting to bloom with the arrival of spring. (Times photo by Michael Rogers)...

 

Arts Council Hosts 'Pigments Of Your Imagination' – Brevard NC

"Pigments of Your Imagination" will be open through this Thursday at the TC Arts Council building located at 349 S. Caldwell St. in Brevard....

 

An Evening Of Jazz – Brevard NC

Brevard College Jazz Ensemble, with special guest Blue Ridge Bones, presents its annual spring concert Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in The Porter Center for Performing Arts. The concert is free...

 

Hayden Gives Insight Into Intelligence Agencies

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Bowen, Rhys. “Time of Fog and Fire.” Molly’s husband, Daniel, has just joined the Secret Service but can’t tell Molly where he’ll be working or what he’ll be...

 

Philharmonic Concert To Feature Pipe Organ – Brevard NC

Brevard Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m., the Brevard Philharmonic will offer “A Wall of Sound” with an additional musical instrument, played by a guest musician. The massive pipe organ, the conspicuous centerpiece of the auditorium, is the elephant...

 

Brevard Music Center To Present Free April Concerts – Brevard NC

Brevard Music Center (BMC), in partnership with Brevard College, the Osher Lifelong Learning Center (OLLI) in Asheville, and Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra in Hendersonville, has announced its April program of chamber concerts as part of BMC’s...

 

Handcrafters To Hold Open House – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Handcrafters Guild is getting ready for an exciting 28th year. The Guild will host an open house/open jury night for all crafters who may be interested in joining the Guild. Tuesday, May 12, at the VFW Hall on Nicholson Creek...

 

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