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Legal Notices for 4-8-13

12 SP 178 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Transylvania County In the matter of the foreclosure of the Deed of Trust of Elizabeth T. Bakhaus, John T. Bakhaus, Frances T. Byers and Charles C. Byers Sr. to Gary V. Green, Trustee for Regions B... Full story

 

Good News, If

That Transylvania County is a frontrunner as the home for a future biomass plant is potentially very good news. But that news is contingent upon a number of environmental factors. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists website, “When well...

 

What Happens To Free Clinic Funds?

I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering at the Free Clinic. When I was asked if I’d be interested in working there, my only question was, ‘Do they treat the patients with respect and dignity?” After working with this skilled and compassionate...

 

Where Do We Draw The Line?

The TV and radio news these days are full of reports from Brussels or The Hague about trials of people charged with war crimes or crimes against humanity. I’m not in a position to determine the guilt or innocence of those accused, but I ask,...

 

Great Hospital

Kudos to Transylvania Regional Hospital and The Transitional Care Unit. Transylvania County is blessed with a marvelous hospital and rehabilitation unit. My husband had knee surgery in early March and we could not have asked for a better experience....

 

Rutgers

The publicity surrounding the Paterno scandal is finally winding down and up jumps the shocking Rutgers basketball story. No reasonable person can defend the sordid behavior of Mike Rice, the former head basketball coach at Rutgers University. His...

 

Donate Life Month

April is Donate Life Month. Organ donation truly can be life-saving. One person can enhance up to 50 lives through organ and tissue donation. A person can donate eyes, lungs, heart, pancreas, kidneys, intestines, liver. Donation of tissues such as...

 

Biochar Is A Good Byproduct

The biomass plant at Penrose deserves more research and public education. It is a technology that is being considered as a sequestration of carbon in the soil to combat climate change. It is not burning of waste but heating organics to high...

 

Thoughtful Biomass Letter

There is a fair amount of noise in yesterday’s paper about the possible biomass plant. Nestled amongst it all is a letter from Moseley Waite who raises questions regarding this important issue. I don’t know Moseley Waite, but his letter is a...

 

Whitmire Ignores Constitution

Representative Whitmire has sponsored House Joint Resolution 494, Rowan County Defense of Religion Act, which establishes the right of North Carolina to declare a state-sponsored religion. H494 is at www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLo...

 

Births In Transylvania

Kyla Maureen Davis Michelle Smith and Tabor Davis, of Lake Toxaway, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kyla Maureen Davis, born March 30, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Her...

 

News of Organizations

Brevard Rotary The Rotary Club of Brevard will host the chief financial officer of the Transylvania Hospital, Mark Nakagawa at their Tuesday meeting. The club meets at the Brevard College cafeteria...

 

Volunteers Sought For April 20 Cleanup – Brevard NC

Saturday, April 20, help keep Transylvania County beautiful by being a part of the Earth Day events being organized by the Brevard/ Transylvania Chamber of Commerce and the city of Brevard Police Department. The Brevard/ Transylvania Chamber of...

 

Presentation To Address Brain Injury Recovery – Brevard NC

Brain injuries figure prominently in the spectrum of illnesses commonly encountered in medical and psychological practice. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., with over 700,000 new cases annually and is the leading cause of...

 

Fundraiser For Fisher Planned – Brevard NC

A “Road to Recovery” fundraiser will be held for Zack Fisher at Thomas Hall, located on the Brevard Music Center campus, Saturday, April 20, from 1-4 p.m. Musical performers are the Bishop Brothers, Moon Shine Babies, and Dust N’ the Wynn....

 

Our People, Our Past – Transylvania County NC

The old ways of our mountain people were not always kind to our environment which was there to be used without limit — presumed to last forever in endless abundance. We lived only because of the...

 

Brevard College Hosts Earth Day Activities April 20-22 – Brevard NC

Brevard College will celebrate Earth Day this year with a number of earth-friendly events, including the college’s annual EarthFest and two screenings of the film, “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle For a Living Planet.” All events are open to...

 

Mary Hunter Hemphill

Mary Hunter Hemphill, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, at The Oaks at Brevard. She was a native of Transylvania County and daughter of the late James Hunter and the late Delia Kincaid. She was a homemaker and widow of the late...

 

Lena Virginia "Cookie" Jenkins

Lena Virginia “Cookie” Jenkins, 72, died Wednesday, April 3, 2012, at the Brian Center in Brevard. She was born Oct. 9, 1940, in Transylvania County to the late Walter Issac O’Shields and Alda Craft. There are no services planned at this time....

 

Leo Krug

Leo Krug, 61, passed away March 6, 2013 in Florida. As a retired division chief of the city of Miami Beach Fire Department and a volunteer chaplain for the Palm Beach County Jail, he lived a life...

 

Gaylord Booth Lyon

Memorial services for Gaylord B. Lyon will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Rocky Hill Baptist Church, Greenville Highway, in Cedar Mountain. The family welcomes his friends to join in the celebration his life. In lieu of flowers,...

 

Andy "A-Rock" Rogers

Andy “A-Rock” Rogers, 51, of Brevard, passed away April 3, 2013, at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville. He was the son of the late Robert Clifton Rogers and Mildred Jamerson Rogers. He was...

 

Zebulon Weaver III

Zebulon Weaver, III, M.D., 77, of Asheville, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 6, 2013. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Elizabeth Roberts Weaver and Judge Zebulon Weaver...

 

Dr. Elton Dewitt "E.D." Winstead

Dr. Elton Dewitt “E.D.” Winstead, 99, formerly of Wilson, N.C., died March 25, 2013.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Wilson,...

 

Jay Harold Pressley

Jay Harold Pressley, 71, of Mountain Rest, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Mtn. View Health & Rehab, in Clayton, Ga. Born in Brevard, he was the son of the late Plato and Ellie McCall Pressley, and a retired welder with Duke Power. Survivors...

 

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