Articles from the April 11, 2016 edition

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BC Wind Ensemble Performs Free Concert Tuesday-Brevard NC

The Brevard College Wind Ensemble will present its last concert of the academic year on Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., at The Porter Center for Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public. Special guests will be the BC Chamber Singers...

 

The Insanity Of HB 2

Andreja Pejic is a Bosnia-born and Australia-raised beauty who was scouted for modeling while she was still a male high school student working at McDonald’s. In 2011 she was on the list of the top 50 male models. Three years later she underwent...

 

On Bathrooms, Use Common Sense

How wide is home plate? The answer is 17 inches. It’s the same size from Little League to the “Bigs.” So when an athlete can’t throw a ball over that 17-inch width, what do you do? Do you widen the plate so they can? Using this analogy, when...

 

Deflecting Responsibility

On March 18, Gov. Pat McCrory’s office sent out a press release entitled “Governor McCrory Announces 400 New Jobs as PayPal Comes to Mecklenburg County.” The release stated PayPal would open a 400-job global operations center in Charlotte,...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    April 11, 2016

Restaurant's Stance On Bathrooms Goes Viral On Facebook -Brevard NC

A local restaurant’s Facebook post about making its bathrooms unisex has gone viral, spurring comments and reactions. Pescado’s Burritos on North Broad Street in Brevard had posted a statement regarding a change to its bathrooms on the bathroom...

 

Sorry Landis Is Leaving

When a loved one is battling health issues, little matters as much as getting them the care and comfort they need. In short, family comes first. At the Transylvania Regional Hospital, we witness the power of this unbreakable bond every day, and we...

 

Local Elected Officials Comment On House Bill 2 - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners, Brevard City Council members and Mayor Jimmy Harris were contacted last week and asked the following question: Would you like to share your position/thoughts/support/opposition to the recent passage of House Bill 2...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 11, 2016

School System Hosts Its First Kindergarten Rally At Rec. Center - Brevard NC

Last Thursday, Transylvania County Schools hosted its first-ever kindergarten rally, a day of games, information, and a time for parents and children to meet some of the school system's administration...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    April 11, 2016

Tannery Neighbors Hear Update On Park Plans - Brevard NC

About 20 residents came out last Thursday to hear an update and give input on the proposed project to redevelop the old Transylvania Tanning Company property into a park. At the meeting, Josh Freeman, the city of Brevard’s community development/spe...

 

Hospital Head Stepping Down; Search Now On For Her Replacement - Brevard NC

A nationwide search is underway to find a replacement for Cathy Landis, Transylvania Regional Hospital's president and chief nursing officer. The hospital announced last week that Landis would be...

 

Ask Us: N.C. 280 U.S. 276 Connector, Rich Mountain Road

What is going on with the proposed connector road from the Asheville Highway to the New Hendersonville Highway? The four-lane road is currently planned to be constructed just past the Ecusta Credit Union on Asheville Highway and come out just past...

 

Legal Notices for April 11, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 16-E-108 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Alphonso... Full story

 

Dorsie M."Dottie" Baynard

Dorsie M. “Dottie” Baynard, 78, of Mills River, passed away April 6, 2016. A native of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Carson and Rosa Jones. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilbren...

 

William Edwin Bentley Sr.

William Edwin Bentley Sr., 90, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Charles George Veterans Community Living Center in Asheville. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son...

 

Dan Richard Blunt

Dan Richard Blunt, 74, a resident of Brevard, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at Transylvania Regional Hospital Tuesday, April 5, 2016. He was born May 21, 1941, in Youngstown, Ohio to the late...

 

Joseph "Joe" F. Farina Sr

Joseph “Joe” F. Farina Sr. 85, of Brevard, passed away March 26, 2016, at Transylvania Regional Hospital after a long illness. Born Jan. 14, 1931, he was the son of the late Frank Farina and Jane Cole. In addition to his parents, his son,...

 

James N."Greasy" Galloway

James N. “Greasy” Galloway, of Brevard, passed away April 9, 2016, at Transylvania Regional Hospital with family members by his side. He was born in Jackson County July 5, 1924, to the late Cornelius Galloway and Marie Galloway Meece. He moved to...

 

Johnny Eugene Gillespie

Johnny Eugene Gillespie, 59, passed away peacefully at his home April, 5, 2016. He was a native of Transylvania County and the son of the late Alvin Bruce Gillespie and Emmaline Parker Gillespie. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Don...

 

Doris Gossett

Doris Gossett, 84, of Etowah, died Thursday, April 7, 2016. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce arrangements....

 

Emilee Bret Holland

Emilee Bret Holland, 33, lifelong resident of Transylvania County, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 7, 2016. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, grandmother and aunt. She is...

 

Burley Edgar McCall

Burley Edgar McCall, 89, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Louie and Lettie Owen McCall. He was also preceded in death by...

 

James William "J.W." Owen

James William “J.W.” Owen, 74, of the Silversteen community in Lake Toxaway, passed away April 7, 2016. A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Rev. Ranzie Owen and Martha Shook Owen. Surviving is his wife of 51 years, Jolene...

 

William Thad McCall

William Thad McCall, 72, of the Silversteen community, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 6, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Flemming J. McCall and Grace...

 

Roland H. Meyer Jr.

Roland H. Meyer Jr. passed away April 8, 2016, at the age of 88. He was born in New Orleans, La. June 20, 1927 to Roland H. Meyer Sr. and Louise Wall Meyer. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 70 years, Eunice Paton Meyer (Masie)...

 

Dr. Stuart Alexander Tinkler

Dr. Stuart Alexander Tinkler, 57, died Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at his mountain home near Rosman. Dr. Tinkler had just retired March 31 from his career of more than two decades as a radiologist, serving patients in Charleston, S.C., Valdese, N.C. and...

 

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