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Legal Notices for March.28, 2014

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO 14-E-87 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Patricia Debra Lever of Transylvania... Full story

 

April 28, 2014 County Commissioner's Meeting - Audio Recording

Transylvania County Commissioners heard from members of the public as well as cellular network representatives Monday night during the last public hearing before commissioners vote on the county's...

 

Medical Associates Forced To Relocate – Brevard NC

The Medical Associates of Transylvania medical practice has been temporarily relocated due to facilities issues at their medical office in Brevard. Water damage was discovered last week at the Medical Associates building on Gallimore Road after a...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 28, 2014

Grimm To Lead Charter School – Brevard NC

Brevard Academy: Challenge Foundation Academy last week voted unanimously for Barbara Grimm to become the school's new director. "It wasn't an easy decision," said board chairman Frank Prince, who...

 

BES Gets Pumped For Big Heart – Brevard NC

How much blood pumps through a healthy heart each day? There's no need to guess: any student at Brevard Elementary School can tell you it's 2,000 gallons, thanks to teaching assistant Patti Whitaker....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 28, 2014

County Growth Stalls

After decades of growth in the past Transylvania County’s population has stagnated over the past several years, according to recent numbers from the U.S. Census. Although the county’s population increased from 29,334 in 2000 to an estimated...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 28, 2014

Feeding Children Increasingly Difficult – Brevard NC

At any Transylvania County School Board meeting, the topic of feeding students at public schools surfaces. The fact is, the Child Nutrition program that provides breakfast and lunch is losing money, and it’s getting worse. “I’m going to keep...

 

City Of Brevard Launches New Website – Brevard NC

The City of Brevard is pleased to announce our new website. The site has a fresh, new look that provides easier access to City services and information. Departments continue to work on updating information, creating calendars, and learning more...

 

Gallery Walk Lures Art Lovers

A Gallery Walk was held Friday night in various art galleries around downtown. Above, a pair of art aficianados study a painting in the Haen Gallery. Below, Kim Keifrider and son Wayah...

 

Homemade Fertilizers Can Save You Money – Brevard NC

Are you looking for alternatives to often costly mass marketed fertilizers? I know I always am, so many years back I started to research ways I could save money without starving my garden of the nutrients and minerals that plants need to flourish. Fo...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    April 28, 2014

Multiple Efforts Underway To Save Hemlocks – Transylvania County NC

The once-abundant Eastern Hemlocks provided shade and respite from the summer heat and played a key role in riverbank ecology. Now they resemble towering grey skeletons, and, gradually, their broken...

 

United Way Plans For 'Life, Death And Taxes' – Brevard NC

Gregg Condon, vice president -financial advisor with Morgan Stanley, is a United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) volunteer, Waterfall society member, and former UWTC board member/ planned giving...

 

Community Contributions Buy New Tools For Orthopedic Surgery At TRH – Brevard NC

Board certified orthopedic surgeons – Dr. Angus Graham and Dr. Mark Lemel – perform leading edge surgery, including joint replacement, at TRH. Recently, donor contributions to the TRH Foundation...

 

Local Smart Start Director Selected For Statewide Leadership Program – Brevard NC

Joe Castro, executive director of Smart Start of Transylvania County, has been selected to participate in a statewide early childhood leadership program. The Leaders’ Collaborative prepares Smart Start local partnership executive directors to...

 

Healthy Harvest To Present Free Community Lectures – Brevard NC

Healthy Harvest Natural Foods of Brevard will present two free lectures Friday, May 2. From noon to 12:45 p.m., Brian Hampton of Gaia Herbs will lecture on “The Health Benefits of Turmeric,” as well as introduce Gaia’s new Turmeric Supreme...

 

Ecusta Was More Than A Workplace

Before Ecusta was torn down, the library had the opportunity to get a few things from the offices. This included photographs which were added to a collection of Ecusta related photographs that...

 

Love During A Revolution

In an endless struggle for love in Brevard High School's upcoming production of "Les Miserables" May 9-10, Marius (John Smith), an aspiring revolutionary, is unaware of Eponine's (Madeleine Lefler at...

 

Tickets For TC Arts Spring Tour Of Homes Are Available – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has announced that tickets for their spring fundraiser are now on sale. The Spring Tour of Homes, which will happen on Saturday, May 17, from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., will feature five homes in Brevard and...

 

Triathlete Edwards To Speak At Highland Books – Brevard NC

Lynn Edwards has run, swam and biked a total distance of three times around the equator of the earth. At age 90, she is still running. Well-known as a resident of Brevard for many years, Edwards will...

 

Bertlshofer To Retire From Number 7 Arts – Brevard NC

Bonne Jean Bertlshofer, basket weaver, founding member, and gallery historian of Number 7 Arts Gallery in downtown Brevard is retiring at the end of April. She, along with artists Marcia Brennan, Joy...

 

Lewis Looks At Rigged Stock Market

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Alcott, Kate. “The Daring Ladies of Lowell.” Alice and her friend Lovey are both “mill girls” in Lowell, Massachusetts. When the factory conditions become...

 

Health Care Responsibilities

Earlier this month the county commissioners passed changes that would still require county employees and their spouses to receive health screenings or pay $600 a year in premiums. Part of the discussion centered around employees’ responsibilities...

 

President Is Weak

I found it extremely interesting, according to Scott Mooneyham’s April 27 column, that Kay Hagan’s campaign with help from Harry Reid’s political action committee, is doing its best to meddle in this year’s Republican primary by supporting...

 

A Job Well Done

I recently experienced a theft of a piece of jewelry from my home. This item had tremendous sentimental value to me, and I was devastated with its loss. I was fortunate to realize the item was missing within 24 hours of it being taken. That same day,...

 

Diversity Or Division

I saw where a BHS counselor showed support for one senior’s Senior Project by emailing the student’s letter to the student body. This student was declaring April 21-25 School Spirit Week, but with a twist. Each day the students are being asked...

 

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