Articles from the April 1, 2013 edition

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Legal Notices for 4-1-13

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO 13E79 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Velma Mae Talley, of Transylvania County,... Full story

 

Andee And Gilbert Atkisson

A memorial service will be held for Andee and Gilbert Atkisson, former owners of GA Enterprises of Rosman, formerly Peter Vitalie Pool Tables, at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013. The service will be held at the field adjacent to the former Peter...

 

James Frank Greer

James Frank Greer, 49, of Brevard, formerly of Greenville, S.C., died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Brian Center in Brevard. He was a son of the late Frank and Lona Mae Greer. He is survived by two sisters, Tina G. White, of Seneca, S.C., and...

 

Frances Gillespie Patterson

Frances Gillespie Patterson, 90, of Brevard, passed away March 28, 2013, at Cedar Mountain House. She was a daughter of the late James and Emma Baker Gillespie. Her husband, Grady Parker Patterson, preceded her in death in 1997. She worked as a...

 

Col. Robert J. Rankin

Col. Robert J. Rankin, USAF Ret., 94, died March 14, 2013, at his winter home in Jenson Beach, Fla. Born in Washington, D.C., he served in the United States Air Force for 32 years, and later retired...

 

Charlcie Marguerite Peek Smith

Charlcie Marguerite Peek Smith, 91, of Brevard, passed away March 31, 2013, at Kingsbridge House in Brevard. A native of Carroll County, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Bruce Marion Peek and Vassie Harris Peek, and was the wife of the late...

 

Donald John Stephenson

Donald John Stephen-son, 62, of Brevard, passed away at his home March 27, 2013. He was born July 12, 1950 to the late Paul Stephenson and the late Virginia Leatherwood Stephenson. He worked for over 40 years in the heating and air-conditioning...

 

Premiums Are An Incentive

The county commissioners made the right move last week when they decided to establish a health and wellness center for county employees, but they undercut that decision when they failed to implement a refundable $50 premium. While funding to provide...

 

What Good Is A 'Roundabout'?

My sister, brother, a friend and I went to Pennsylvania a few years ago on vacation. As we were out and about, we had to ask for directions to a certain area. We were told to go straight ahead to the “roundabout” and turn right after turning left...

 

Unemployment Is Good Parameter

Peter Mockridge in a recent letter took me to task for my letter describing the economy as “tanking,” whereupon he utilized certain “parameters” that he felt were more pertinent to the subject. I found it indeed interesting that a front page...

 

Alpha Lambda Chapter Celebrates 55th Birthday – Brevard NC

The Alpha Lambda Chapter of Eta State of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International celebrated its 55th birthday at its Founders’ Day Celebra-tion Saturday, March 16, at the Mills River United...

 

Births In Transylvania

Jessica “Jessi” Renae Owen Jeff and Renee Owen, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jessica “Jessi” Renae Owen, born March 26, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces....

 

Girls' Day Camp Offered – Brevard NC

Parents can make plans now for their daughter to have the best summer ever at a local day camp. The best part is Girl Scout membership is not required for participation. Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is offering day camps at three resident...

 

News of Organizations

AARP AARP Chapter 8 will meet Wednesday, April 10, at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Hendersonville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2301 Asheville Highway. A social period is followed by a brief business meeting. There will be a fashion show, with...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    April 1, 2013

Report Shows Economic, Population Changes - Brevard NC

Since 1990, the average price to rent a residence in Transylvania County has more than doubled, rising from an average of $256 in 1990 to $632 in 2010. This, along with other news regarding housing in Transylvania County and across the region, was...

 

Gallery On Main To Close At End Of April – Brevard NC

After 21 years on Main Street in Brevard, the owners of Gallery on Main, Bill and Libby Lindsey, have announced that they are closing their store at the end of April. “It has been a great adventure and we cannot thank our customers enough who have...

 

Ford's 'The Searchers' Based On True Story

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Blas de Robles, Jean-Marie. “Where Tigers Are at Home.” Retired French correspondent Eleazard von Wogau’s family life unravels when he begins editing an odd,...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    April 1, 2013

Judge Hears Pleas - Brevard NC

Judge Mark Powell presided over several felony cases during an administrative session of Criminal Superior Court in Transylvania County last Thursday. • Joseph Patrick Duncan entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of accessory after the...

 

Summer Art & Pottery Camps Offered At The TC Arts Council – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council is offering a one-week summer art camp June 24-28 at the Transylvania Community Arts Council. Children ages 5 to 12 may participate in either a morning session, from 9 a.m. to noon, or an afternoon session,...

 

TRH Ranked Among The Top - Brevard NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. “Transylvania Regional Hospital is proud of the efforts of our physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 1, 2013

Hiker Doesn't Need To See To Walk Trails

To the outsider, Trevor Thomas looks like just another hiker you may encounter on any given trail on any given day; fit, athletic and perhaps a few years younger than his actual age, with a black lab...

 

Plair Releases Updated Book – Brevard NC

In 2002 Jim Plair wrote “Three Score and Thirteen,” which was a study of the U.S. Constitution and the Federalist Papers. Over the past six months Plair has revised and updated the 2002 material. The new 2013 version is entitled “A Study of...

 

Dance Away Despair

Kristen Pangle (left) of Pisgah Dance Academy and students Kyla Leopard and Lindsey Pangle look over some of the food collected for Sharing House. The dance class that collects the most food for Sharing House will win an award at the academy’s...

 

Insurance Agent Faces Embezzlement Charges - Brevard NC

Last week, Holly Ann Small, 38, of 115 McMinn Ave., Brevard was charged with two counts of embezzlement by an insurance agent. Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that on April 4 and 5, 2012, while working as an agent for an...

 

Law and Order – Transylvania County

Felony Arrests On March 28, David Carlton Brown, 36, of Elkin, was indicted on 12 felony counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine precursors. Bond was set at $10,000 secured. On March 28, Tracy Catherine Briggs, 40, of Brevard,...

 

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