Articles from the July 16, 2015 edition

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Good Concept Needs Tweaking

Raleigh correspondent Patrick Gannon (see adjacent column) praises part of the state Senate budget that calls for counties, cities and local education agencies to post all of their budget and spending data on their websites beginning next spring....

 

Change Is Good

Pamela Blevins’ letter in the June 9 issue of The Transylvania Times was “right on!” Kudos to her! If more people would speak up and get their heads out of the sand, perhaps we would see reality. This country has evolved and progressed due to...

 

Good Coverage Of Fourth

On behalf of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, many thanks and much praise to The Transylvania Times for the outstanding issue that was published Thursday July 2, 2015. From the patriotic nameplate, to the...

 

Public Manners

I want to compliment Phyllis Marcum on her letter about the value of good manners on the part of locals and part-time residents. I, too, witnessed a situation yesterday that illustrates her point. I was in a store, and a nicely dressed gentleman...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian The church invites the public to join them Sunday as they conclude the series on Ephesians 2 by focusing on the unity of the church. A special musical guest for Sunday’s worship services will be Meghan Speed,...

 

Cradle Of Forestry Celebrates Train History Day July 18 – Pisgah Forest NC

The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to enjoy a July 18 program about western North Carolina’s logging train history and the 1914 Climax logging locomotive on display at the Cradle. Visitors will learn about the locomotive and explore the...

 

Legal Notices For July 16, 2015

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA 15 CVD 68 COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA, A Body Politic and Corporate, Plaintiff vs ALBERT L. TURK AND LAWANDA R. TURK, Owners; BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS... Full story

 

Bonnie Small Cox

Bonnie Small Cox, 77, of Penrose, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015. A native of Baxter County, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Jack Small and Lottie Sinor. A private graveside service for Bonnie Cox was held at Enon Baptist Church Cemetery...

 

Raymond Green

Raymond "Green" Green, born Dec. 25, 1948, to Alexander and Flossie Green Bryant, departed this life July 14, 2015 at the Brian Center in Brevard, surrounded by family and friends. He attended the...

 

Richard William Liell

Richard William Liell went to be with the Lord from his home in Medford, N.Y. July 8, 2015. Richie, as he was known to his friends and family, was born in Stony Brook, N.Y., May 31, 1994, having...

 

James "J.B." or "Jim" Benjamin Oldenburger

James "J.B." or "Jim" Benjamin Oldenburger passed away June 19, 2015, at the Oaks of Brevard, with his wife, Barbara, at his side. He battled SCA for many years and showed both strength and grace in...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 16, 2015

County Rejects DOT's N.C. 280 Proposal - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners, by a vote of 4-1, rejected a proposal from the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to change the traffic pattern of N.C. 280 during the board’s regular meeting Monday night. The proposal was presented at las...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 16, 2015

Ecusta Trail Gets Backing, Still Faces Obstacles - Brevard NC

After nearly five years since it became a nonprofit, the Friends of Ecusta Trail has witnessed some momentum in its favor the past few months but still faces obstacles. The nonprofit supports the...

 

Jeffery Lee Queen

Jeffery Lee Queen, 55, of Brevard, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015. A native of West Palm Beach, Fla., he was the son of Doyle David Queen and the late Myrtle Golden Queen, who passed away on Oct....

 

Annie Ruth Reece

Annie Ruth Reece, born Sept. 24, 1937, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 13, 2015. She is the daughter of the late Jim and Vacie Brittain. She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years,...

 

Local Food Fest At Saturday's Farmers Market – Brevard NC

Thanks to sponsor Domokur Architects, it will be a delicious Saturday morning at the Transylvania Farmers' Market. Plans for July 18 include local produce and food samples, hot breakfast items, and...

 

Potter 'Goes Local' With Transylvania Clay – Brevard NC

In the fall of 2014, Nick Friedman from the Duckpond Pottery did something that is not very common these days among ceramic artists of the region: he switched all of his pottery production to the use...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 16, 2015

Teen Dies At Carolina Point Camp - Brevard NC

A teenage camper fell to her death Monday afternoon at Carolina Point, a camp on the North and South Carolina border. Olivia Paige Grimes, 16, of Lakeland, Fla., was pronounced dead at the scene when Pickens County emergency services arrived. Grimes...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 16, 2015

Roles Changed In City Planning Department - Brevard NC

Josh Freeman, Brevard's planning director for more than 10 years, has a new role at city hall, while Daniel Cobb has been promoted to fill Freeman's old job. Interim City Manager Jim Fatland said the...

 

UPDATE: Wes Dickson Not Among Candidates Who Have Filed For Municipal Elections - Brevard NC

Filing for November's municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman ended Friday, but incumbent Brevard Councilman Wes Dickson has decided not to run again. Six candidates have filed, however. Gary Daniel has joined incumbent Brevard City Councilmen...

 

Pottery Camp Is Underway – Brevard NC

Mountain Roots Pottery Camp is providing local and visiting youngsters the opportunity to play in the clay this summer at the Transylvania County Arts Council in Brevard. The day camp is being held two different weeks — July 13-17 and July 27-31....

 
 By John Lanier    Features    July 16, 2015

BMC: A Perfect Fit For Future Composers – Brevard NC

Every time Sarah Chang, André Watts, Keith Lockhart or someone of similar stature steps on the stage at Brevard Music Center's Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, there are probably a few people in the...

 

Rotary Club Of Brevard Installs New Officers – Brevard NC

The Rotary Club of Brevard gathered on June 30 to both celebrate the ending fiscal year and to look forward to the exciting year ahead. The club met at the Connestee Falls Overlook Clubhouse to...

 

Brown, Mullenax Engagement Announced

Ricky and Cathy Brown, of Rosman, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Brown, to Brody Mullenax, son of Keith and Laurie Mullenax, of Rosman. The bride elect is a graduate...

 

Grayson, Osteen Engagement Announced

Kayla Brooke Grayson, of Cramerton, N.C., and William Cody Osteen, also of Carmerton, N.C., are please to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ivey and Tammy Grayson, of...

 

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