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Legal Notices for 7-1-13

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO 13-E-168 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Ruby Ruth Jones Lasater, of Transylvania... Full story

 

Trashing N.C.

Last week the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners set the date for a public hearing on a moratorium regarding the proposed biomass plant in Penrose. The proposed moratorium would allow county leaders time to gather enough information to...

 

Equal Rights To All

My husband and I celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary this week. In those years we have lived in Alabama, Florida, Minnesota, Illinois and North Carolina. Never once have any authorities in any of those states ever questioned the legality of our...

 

Remember Gettysburg

Lest we forget, this week America will commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 2, and 3, 1863. Both the Union and the Confederacy lost 51,000 killed, almost as much as the Vietnam War, which lasted seven years. Some 94,000 troops under General...

 

Commissioners Are On Right Path

This past Monday night, our commissioners voted to begin the process of establishing a moratorium on polluting industries, while we decide what path we as a community want to take moving forward. This is an important first step in saying we do not...

 

Justice For All

Halleluia! DOMA (The Defense of Marriage Act) is dead! This means that the many lesbians and gay couples in Transylvania who have been married in other states will soon receive the hundreds of benefits, rights, and privileges granted to married coupl...

 

Highest Court Can Do Better

As a white lesbian woman born in the South two years before the Voting Act was passed, I am heartbroken over the Supreme Court’s decision last Monday and confounded by how some of the nation’s supposedly sharpest legal minds could gut the act,...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 1, 2013

Smith Found 'Incompetent' To Stand Trial - Brevard NC

Betty Smith, her voice cracking, said she has forgiven her grandson Connor Smith a “million times” for killing his grandfather, her husband, and seriously assaulting her. The 80-year-old was testifying Thursday during a competency hearing at the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 1, 2013

Octopus Garden Facing Federal Charges -Brevard NC

Octopus Garden Smoke Shop at 210 Rosman Highway was one of several smoke shops statewide listed in a federal indictment handed down Wednesday from the U.S. Attorney’s Office charging the stores with conspiracy to distribute and possession with...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 1, 2013

Traffic Stop Becomes Chase - Brevard NC

A routine traffic stop nearly turned deadly Thursday night as an Arden man allegedly fought with a Transylvania County sheriff’s deputy and allegedly tried to run him over after the deputy attempted to place him under arrest. Andrew Desmond...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 1, 2013

Commissioners Comment On Budget - Brevard NC

By a vote of 3-2, Transylvania County Commissioners approved the 2013-2014 budget ordinance that included a 4.2-cent tax increase at a special meeting Wednesday night. The tax increase raises the property rate from $.3949 per $100 valuation of...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 1, 2013

Panel Offers 'BIG' Ideas At Forum - Brevard NC

A crowd of roughly 50 local residents was in attendance Thursday night as the Think B.I.G. (Beyond Incinerating Garbage) Forum was held at the Transylvania County library. The forum was sponsored by...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    July 1, 2013

Thirteen Apply For Economic Task Force - Brevard NC

A total of 13 people submitted their resumes as part of the application process for a position on the Economic Development Task Force, a seven-person board that will be tasked with helping to shape the economic future of Transylvania County. County...

 

Mandalas Celebrated 50 Years Together

George and Maria Mandala of Brevard, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday June 30, 2013. They were married June 30, 1963 in New York. They have four sons, George (Holly), of Madison,...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    July 1, 2013

Pearsal Helps Veterans Through An Often Long Process - Brevard NC

Frank Pearsall, a former master sargeant in the U.S. Marine Corps who served for 20 years, said up until he began working with other veterans through the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA), he thought getting through a career in the Marine...

 

Births In Transylvania

Jaxson Waylon Gurganious Deanna and Corey Gurganious, of Rosman, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jaxson Waylon Gurganious, born June 26, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. His...

 

McCall, Owen Engagement Announced

Melissa Ann McCall, of Brevard, and Mark Owen, of Brevard, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Joseph Mack Owen and Josephine Gladys Owen, of Brevard. She is...

 

News of Organizations

Brevard Lions Club June 20 the Brevard Lion’s Club installed new officers for the upcoming year. Presiding over the oaths of office being administered was District 31A Governor Elect Will Hicks. New officers for the 2013 to 2014 year are,...

 

Summer Job

Summer is in full swing and this Bumble Bee was busy at work on a flower in Rosman. (Times photo by Eric Crews)...

 
 By Kara Fohner    Features    July 1, 2013

Willeen Beck: 55 Years At Belk And Counting – Brevard NC

It is likely that someone who is enthusiastic, reliable, friendly and honest will be respected by her employers and admired by her co-workers. Willeen Beck exudes all of these qualities, so it comes a...

 

Keeping Track

Sharing House volunteer Corinne Imhoff of Pisgah Forest works behind the scenes to track aid to local families in need. Through the end of May Sharing House has seen clients more than 5,000 times. Clothing and food are most-asked-for. Also, with so...

 

Local Residents Offer Treetop Tour And Zip Lines – Rosman NC

Transylvania’s newest attraction, Z-Z-Zip, LLC, a riverside treetop canopy tour, is pleased to announce its grand opening. They are now taking reservations for the summer season. Z-Z-Zip! is...

 

Frank Pearsall To Discuss Veterans' Benefits July 16 – Brevard NC

Veterans of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan may suffer from a variety of diseases and illnesses that were acquired via their participation in these conflicts. They may not be aware of some assistance...

 

With The Services

Alexandra Anders Air Force Airman Alexandra M. Anders graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week...

 

Stuart Brothers, Others To Perform In Brevard – Brevard NC

OTTO WOOD Presents: Mountain Roots Music Review series with Cary Fridley and the Stuart Brothers Thursday, July 4, at 7 p.m. in Brevard. The Stuart Brothers and Cary Fridley are part of the next generation of traditional mountain musicians,...

 

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