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Legal Notices for April 28, 2016

NOTICE OF JUNE 7, 2016 CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA Notice is hereby given pursuant to GS 163-33(8) that a congressional primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Transylvania County, North Carolina to vot... Full story

 

Principal Pay Is A Problem

Now that the North Carolina General Assembly is back in session and Gov. Pat McCrory has released his proposed budget, it seems fairly certain that pay raises for teachers will be discussed. Since teacher pay in this state has fallen behind some of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 28, 2016

Board Discusses School Capital Needs - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed the school system’s capital funding needs for the upcoming 2016-17 school year at its April 18 meeting. According to Norris Barger, director of Business Services, the capital appropriation from...

 

A Delightful Treat

Lord Nelson Mass performed by the Transylvania Choral Society with the Brevard College Chamber Singers was a delightful treat. This Mass by F.J. Hayden is not often performed, so if you missed the Sunday night performance, you missed a rare gem....

 

County: Homeless Students Being Addressed - Brevard NC

The recently highlighted problem of homeless Transylvania County students is not going “unnoticed,” officials say. County Commissioner Page Lemel made the comment and said efforts are underway to address the issue. Lemel was responding Monday...

 

Pastor Embarks On New Spiritual Journey - Brevard NC

Many people around Brevard probably were bewildered when they heard that the Rev. Rob Field, pastor at St. Philip's Episcopal Church for the past 18 years, recently resigned his position to take a...

 

Explaining Our Political System

How does one explain our political system? This is the dilemma I was faced with during the time my Swedish niece stayed with us as we watched events unfold. We were both saddened as the saga of our political process was revealed. I admit we are both...

 

Stone Mountain To Expand - Brevard NC

Brevard manufacturer Stone Mountain Cabinetry and Millwork, Inc., will be expanding its facilities and growing its workforce. The expansion, which will take place sometime this year, will result in a...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    April 28, 2016

Local Facing Four Indecent Liberties Charges

A local man has been charged after allegedly inappropriately touching a child he had developed a relationship with at his church. Wayne M. Thomas, 67, of 34 Reeves Road, was charged April 17 with...

 

Cathy Pressley Brown

Cathy Pressley Brown, 54, of Rosman, went to her heavenly home April 25, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Pickens, S.C., she resided in Rosman most of her life. She was a 1980 graduate of...

 

Jackie A. Ervin

Jackie A. Ervin, 64, of Pisgah Forest, entered into eternal rest April 15, 2016, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Ga. She was born to the late Archie and Felicia Ervin Aug. 16, 1951. She...

 

Ronald Frank "Ronnie" Jones

Ronald Frank “Ronnie” Jones, 67, of Brevard, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Jessie Grogan Miller. In addition to his mother, his brother, Gary Ray Miller, preceded him in death. He...

 

Brook Burrell Kitchen

Brook Burrell Kitchen, 42, of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of Linda Lamb Burrell, of Brevard and the late Robert W....

 

Ray Stamey Sr.

Ray Stamey Sr., 62, of Rocky Mount, N.C., passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Born in Wilson County, N.C. March 14, 1954, he was the son of the late Cleveland Howard Stamey and Katherine Warrick...

 

Doris Bullock Rozier

Doris Bullock Rozier, 87, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016. She was born March 11, 1929, in Sweet Water, Ala. to Robert Lee and Pearlie West Bullock. She had been married to Clifford...

 

A Tree City

Frank "Buster" Rogers, with the N.C. Forest Service, explains to Davidson River School students Wednesday that the Holly trees planted along the soccer field on Ecusta Road are hybrids and will fair...

 

Silver Arts Competition Winners Announced – Transylvania County NC

Best in Show in the Silver Arts competition went to James Rahrer for his Heritage Arts wood working. The piece had several moving parts.(Times Photos by Michael Rogers)...

 

Ron Rash To Headline Writing Conference – Brevard NC

Brevard College and the Transylvania County Library Foundation will bring a new literary tradition to Brevard as they co-host the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference May 20-22. The conference takes place at Brevard College and will consist of re...

 

Blue Ridge Ringers To Perform – Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Ringers, western North Carolina's premier community handbell ensemble, will perform at First Baptist Church in Brevard Sunday, May 1, at 4 p.m. and the Good Shepherd Lutheran in Brevard...

 

The Bread And Butter Band Kicks Off Weekend At 185 King St. – Brevard NC

The Bread and Butter Band will play Thursday, April 28, at 8 p.m. at 185 King Street. The Bread and Butter Band might appear to be a typical bluegrass band, right down to the instrumentation and a front woman who can wail with the best of them, but...

 

Headwaters Announces Annual Spring River Cleanup – Rosman NC

Headwaters Outfitters has announced the Annual Upper French Broad River Cleanup Saturday, May 21. Since 1992, Headwaters has organized yearly and bi-yearly cleanup efforts to clean the first 20 miles...

 

'John Williams Extravaganza' Targets All Ages – Brevard NC

For the final concert of their 2015-2016 season, the Brevard Philharmonic will kick into overdrive and rocket through the cinematic universe of legendary film composer John Williams on May 6 at the...

 

Laura Thurston To Play At Saturday's Farmers' Market – Brevard NC

Laura Thurston will perform at the Transylvania Farmers' Market for the first time this Saturday morning. Thurston brings multi-instrumentalism to a new level. She raps on a suitcase kick drum with...

 

Highland Books To Participate In Independent Bookstore Day – Brevard NC

On April 30 many small, local, independent bookstores will open their doors and invite the public to enjoy time with other bibliophiles. Independent Bookstore Day is a celebration of the love of local, independent bookstores. The first Independent...

 

Meals On Wheels Coordinator Retires – Brevard NC

Andrea Heidman, coordinator for Meals on Wheels of Brevard (MOW), is retiring. For the past 10 years, she has tended to all the details required for getting meals delivered to local recipients. Presen...

 

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