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Articles from the April 27, 2015 edition

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 By Park Baker    News    April 27, 2015

Ecusta Trail Gets Funding Boost-Brevard NC

The Henderson County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) Tuesday approved a tax appropriation to help fund construction of the proposed Ecusta Trail. Board member Selena Einwechter, owner of the Bed...

 

Public Encouraged To Attend Tonight's Planning Meeting-Brevard NC

Members of the public are encouraged to come out and help forge their vision for the future of Transylvania County later tonight at the 2025 Comprehensive Plan Public Input Session. Over the past...

 

Legal Notices For April 27, 2015

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 14-E-148 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Ann Erwin... Full story

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 27, 2015

Bill Could Alter Sex Education Instruction - Brevard NC

A recent bill introduced into the North Carolina Legislature could drastically alter the information teachers are allowed to provide in sex education classes, including banning all instruction about emergency contraceptives. House Bill 596 was... Full story

 

Maude Coward Fisher

Maude Coward Fisher, 83, of Waynesville, N.C., went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Elizabeth House, in Flat Rock. A native of Madison County, she was the daughter of the late William Grady Coward and Nola Suttles Coward, an...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 27, 2015

Hit-And- Run Case Settled -Brevard NC

Scott McCombs received a suspended sentence last week in Transylvania County Superior Court after pleading guilty to a felony hit and run charge and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in connection with a Dec. 26, 2012, incident that left 58-year-old...

 

Jerry C. Pierson

Jerry C. Pierson, 79, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He was the son of the late Augustus and Susie Rogers Pierson.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gazella Matthews Pierson; brothers, Frank, Ed, Henry and...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 27, 2015

TPED Officials Provide Update - Brevard NC

Fresh off hiring a new executive director, the Transylvania Partnership for Economic Development (TPED) plans to develop a new strategic plan and how to best “ brand” the county. In an interview last week, TPED Chairman Andy VonCanon and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 27, 2015

Businesses Get OK On Signs - Brevard NC

Chase Insurance and Tony’s Deli have been given the go-ahead by the city of Brevard to have their signs added to the brick monument at Chestnut Square on the Asheville Highway. The decision comes after months of back and forth between the city and...

 

Ralph "David" Reaves

Ralph "David" Reaves, 55, left this world for a better one April 23, 2015, after being at the Elizabeth House in Hendersonville for a short while. Born July 26, 1959, in Henderson, Tenn., he was the...

 

Mission Health Named A Top 15 Health System By Truven Health Analytics

For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Mission Health has been named one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics. The Truven Health study identifies the nation’s 15 best health systems and is the only study that...

 

Ask Us: Officers At Gas Station Bars

Is it true that Transylvania County sheriff deputies are no longer allowed to hang out at gas stations with bars? Sheriff David Mahoney provided the following response: “I encourage our deputies to visit businesses throughout our county as part of...

 

Get Outdoors!

It was a beautiful Saturday for the annual Kids Get Outside (GO) Festival held at South Broad Park in Brevard. The day provided multiple activities for children - from a bicycle safety course, to...

 

Champion Cloggers

The planks of the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium saw plenty of action over the weekend as Brevard Music Center played host to the 18th Annual Clogfest Clogging Championships. The event began Friday and...

 

Friday Gallery Walks Return To Brevard

Elda Brown (left), one of the newest artists at Gallery #7, shows her jewelry to a visitor.(Times photos by Michael Rogers)...

 

Handcrafters To Hold Open House – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Handcrafters Guild is getting ready for an exciting 28th year. The guild will host an open house/ open jury night for all crafters who may be interested in joining the guild. Those curious about the guild or wish to be juried...

 

An Improved Trail At Silvermont

Sally Baker cuts the ribbon to an improved and extended trail at Silvermont as her husband Gene (right) and Todd Branham look on Friday morning. The Bakers donated the money for the trail in honor of...

 

Barn Is Only Remaining Outbuilding

The barn is the only remaining outbuilding on the farm that Benjamin Allison, William Deaver and Carl and Mae Smith operated for 170 years on the Allison-Deaver property. It was most likely...

 

Solar Astronomy Presentation Set For PARI – Rosman NC

The public is invited to a solar astronomy presentation Friday, May 8, at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). The evening's activities will include a tour of the PARI campus and celestial observations using PARI's optical or radio...

 

Irvin Does Good Deed – Brevard NC

Volunteering at The Shop of St. Philip's provides opportunities to meet interesting people. Sam Irvin, lead fabricator at Sam's Granite, proved to be more than interesting, talented, and helpful....

 

Strawberries And Blueberries, Oh My! Little Bites Of Heaven – Brevard NC

It’s spring and I’m on a fruit kick. What more luscious dreams than of growing your own blueberries and strawberries! Actually thinking of blueberries and strawberries always makes me feel patriotic with all that blue and red going on. But, I dig...

 

United Way And OnTrack Promote Financial Empowerment – Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) and OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling have joined forces to offer financial empowerment toolkits for social service providers. The goal is to...

 

Bloomin' Plant Sale Planned – Brevard NC

As the days grow warmer, brightly colored annuals, perennials, herbs, and bedding plants entice gardeners. Thanks to the Bloomin' Plant Sale April 30-May 2, gardeners can now satisfy their green thumb...

 

Brown Elected To National Issues Forums Institute – Cedar Mountain NC

Cedar Mountain resident Jerry Elijah Brown has been elected to serve on the board of the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI). Brown is a longtime leader in journalism education. Until 2007, he was dean of the School of Journalism and... Full story

 

Drop HB 596

House Bill 596, sponsored by local representative Chris Whitmire, is contradictory and counterproductive. Whitmire says the bill calls for local school boards to have more control over sex education classes, but the bill prohibits any instruction...

 

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