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Legal Notices For April 6, 2015

EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrator CTA of the Estate of Reba Elizabeth Blankenship of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claim against the Estate of Reba Elizabeth... Full story

 

Woman Dies In U.S. 276 Wreck-Brevard NC

Dorothy Imogene Holpp, 72, died in a fatal car wreck at about 5:30 p.m., Tuesday. Holpp was a passenger in the Nissan Altima driven by her 82-year-old husband, James, as they headed south on U.S. 276...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 6, 2015

Preliminary Report: Courthouse Structurally Sound - Brevard NC

A preliminary engineering report conducted on the Transylvania County courthouse indicates while the facility is structurally sound, as a whole, there are repairs needed to address deficiencies related to the ceiling above the civil divisions office....

 

Juanita S. Polk

Juanita S. Polk, 95, of Indianapolis, Ind. and Brevard, passed away March 20, 2015. Juanita was born on Nov. 30, 1919, the second of seven children. She graduated from Arsenal Technical High School,...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 6, 2015

Chambers Gather Together - Brevard NC

It was an evening of beer, barbecue and business last Thursday as Oskar Blues Brewery hosted a regional networking event featuring members of the Henderson County and Brevard/Transylvania County...

 

County Plan Kicks Off Thursday - Brevard NC

The future of Transylvania is about to be put in the hands of the most qualified experts the county has to offer: its citizens. Over the next several months, county residents will have an opportunity to engage in the county’s 2025 Comprehensive Pla...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 6, 2015

A Lot Done During Moore's Tenure As City Manager -Brevard NC

Last Tuesday, Joe Moore resigned as Brevard city manager after five and a half years in the job. Moore has not said publicly, so far, why he resigned. Before being hired in August 2009, Moore was the...

 

George Valdemar Selwyn Jr.

George Valdemar Selwyn Jr., born in Orlando, Fla. May 30, 1926, entered Heaven's gates March 21, 2015. His childhood was strongly influenced by his Norwegian family, who instilled in him a sense of...

 

William Walker Wilson

William Walker Wilson, 81, passed away April 5, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital after a period of declining health. He was born in Barker Heights in Henderson County, to the late William Walker McGraw and Ada Elizabeth McGraw. His adoptive...

 

Rebecca "Becky" Ruth Overman Smith

Rebecca "Becky" Ruth Overman Smith, 65, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Haywood County, she had lived in Transylvania County most of...

 

Knights To Hold Blood Drive April 13 – Brevard NC

The next Knights of Columbus blood drive is Monday, April 13, from noon to 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Giving blood takes less than an hour and is a way of giving life to those in need. Calls will be made to all...

 

Back Home

Wilderness Leadership students from Brevard College return from their annual Immersion Semester, which includes a self-supported expedition, where the students map, plan and complete a 21-day trip....

 

DOT Official Discusses Highway Beautification – Brevard NC

Whether it is spring, summer or fall, locals and visitors alike have an opportunity to admire miles and miles of brilliantly colored flowers gracing highways throughout the state. Members of the...

 

Brevard High Students Go Downtown For Art Class – Brevard NC

It was a beautiful April 1 last Wednesday as a group of budding young artists took their classroom outdoors. Members of Sean Parrish's art class at Brevard High School spent the afternoon in front of...

 

News of Organizations

Democratic Men The Transylvania County Democratic Men’s Club will have Salley Stepp, executive director of SAFE, Inc. of Transylvania County, as its speaker for the Thursday, April 9, meeting. Join them to hear about domestic violence programs in...

 

Archaeological Dig Helped Date Deaver House

In 1987 the "Old Deaver House" was to be torn down to make way for development when a group of people interested in saving the local landmark formed the Transylvania County Historical Society and...

 

Blue Ridge Health Services Welcomes New Doctor – Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS) announces the arrival of Bonnie G. Green, M.D., a board certified family practice physician. Dr. Green joins the BRCHS medical staff as the associate medic...

 

Affordable Health Screenings Coming To Pisgah Forest – Pisgah Forest NC

Residents living in and around Pisgah Forest can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Pisgah Forest Baptist Church will...

 

RFRA Follies

Given the firestorm in Indiana regarding that state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the stated intentions of some legislators in the North Carolina General Assembly to propose a similar bill, the latter would do well...

 

Does The Present Predict The Future?

What difference should it make to readers, our community, our state, our country if a student struggles with literacy skills of reading, spelling and writing? It matters to Augustine Literacy Project-Brevard (ALP) volunteers who provide free...

 

Spying On Friends

During the past weeks, the mainstream media have reported our president’s phony shock over his belief that Israel has spied on the current negotiations between our government and Iran regarding their nuclear development program. Phony, because he...

 

Short Memories

I am vexed by the letter writers who ignore or can’t remember even recent history. Let me help. Middle East Problems: Think — invasion of Iraq where we upset the balance of power, while we, the U.S.A., inserted ourselves into a religious war,...

 

Good Consignment Store

We want to recommend the consignment store in the Go Store plaza for their incredible service and commitment to honesty. They have helped us to downsize to a smaller house and encouraged us as we make difficult decisions. Thanks to Lynley Todd,...

 

How Do You Spell Hypocrite?

Guess what fans? The “darling of the right,” the first declared Republican candidate for president of the United States in 2016, the role model for government “obstructionism,” and the man who filibustered Obamacare and caused a government...

 

STEAMing Along At Brevard Middle School

It's the age of STEAM in Transylvania County! Not steam engines, but Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. And Brevard Middle School principal Kerry Putnam and Media Specialist Amy...

 

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