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Articles from the January 18, 2016 edition

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Both Parties Have Faults

Last Tuesday night was quite unusual in the sense that during his State of Union address President Obama admitted that he had not done the best job in bridging the partisanship that exists in Washington, D.C. when he stated “There’s no doubt a...

 

Schools Being Let Out At 1p.m., Winter Weather On The Way-Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools announced it was letting children go home at 1 p.m., today (Wednesday), because of the predicted snowfall. As of noon, Wednesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) was calling for a 70 percent chance of snow, with a...

 

Corporations Have Hijacked Democracy

I enjoyed reading D. G. Martin’s review of UNC-CH Professor Konrad Jarausch’s “Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the 20th Century.” I hope to muster the courage one day to pick it up and read all 800 pages. Martin writes that...

 

Unaffiliated Voter Responds

Ms. Shaffer’s Jan 11 letter stated UNAs (unaffiliated voters) should “make a choice” and not keep “sitting back” for “others to bear the burden.” As a UNA I find that offensive because the national party leadership abandoned us; we did...

 

Time To Address Animal Neglect

I continue to be saddened by the animal abuse that was addressed in the Times article earlier this month, and what I believe is an ongoing issue in Transylvania County. As I drive throughout the area I see far too many pastures with far too many...

 

King Better Than Jester

In response to Mr. Brendle’s letter complaining the president has been acting like a king: I would rather have a king in charge, a wise one, than a court jester, which was what his predecessor was. Peter Margolin Pisgah Forest...

 

We Created Racial Divide

President Obama is regularly accused of widening the America’s racial divide and exacerbating racial tension. Is it because he himself is black and White America doesn’t like it? Certainly his opposition doesn’t seem to care for it. They have o...

 

Ruth's Legacy Lives

Thank you for the Jan. 14 article featuring Ruth Jones. Ruth became my personal Transylvania County historian and public health advocate during our working relationship for the Transylvania County Health Department. She was very helpful to me as...

 

PowerUp! Money Stays Here

Thank you for the article about the efforts of Duke Energy “Share the Warmth” program to assist low-income families with their heating bills this winter season. The Sharing House is the appointed agency that distributes this money to meet the...

 

Legal Notices for January 18, 2016

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE FILE NO. 15-SP-65 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Allison and Associates Investments, LLC to MTNBK, Ltd, Trustee, dated September 17, 2009 and recorded in Book DO... Full story

 

Priscilla Bobst Caldwell

Priscilla Bobst Caldwell died Jan. 14, 2016 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Ransom Bobst and Edith Morgan Bobst; her sister, Barbara Bobst Bradford; and her husb...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    January 18, 2016

DA: No Charge In Case Of Dead Horse - Brevard NC

The owner of the horse that had to be put down because of malnourishment will not be charged. District Attorney Greg Newman said this morning there was no evidence of animal neglect against the owner of a horse that was euthanized at a farm on Windov...

 

Tax Office Talks Property Values -Brevard NC

A public awareness campaign by the county’s Tax Administration Department for this year’s property value reappraisals is underway. Last week during the county commissioners’ regular meeting, Tax Administrator Annette Raines gave an update on...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 18, 2016

Council Seeking Funding For Hemlock Study - Brevard NC

During its recent meeting, the Transylvania Natural Resources Council agreed to request funding from the county for a study on hemlock trees, which have been devastated by the hemlock wooly adelgid...

 

Schools Foundation Names New Director - Brevard NC

Cressa Megown is the new Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) executive director. With a strong management and marketing background, Megown looks forward to helping the TCSEF...

 

Dr. John Alderman Freeman

Dr. John Alderman Freeman Jr., of Osprey, Fla., longtime former resident of Venice, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at the age of 72. Also known to many as Jay, he was born in Raleigh,...

 

Oskar Blues Aids Flint, Mich. With Water - Brevard NC

Oskar Blues Brewery and the Ball Corporation recently teamed up with the CAN’d Aid Foundation to can and ship clean drinking water to the residents of Flint, Mich. The Ball Corporation donated all cans to be filled with water. A shipment of 50,000...

 

Officials: Fugitive Charge Was An Error - Brevard NC

In the Jan. 7 edition of The Transylvania Times, it was reported that 25-year-old Aaron Russell Heath was charged as being a fugitive from justice in Georgia, according to information provided by the Sheriff’s Office. According to court documents...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    January 18, 2016

Brevard Man Facing Strangulation Charge – Brevard NC

A Brevard man allegedly strangled and punched another man, and assaulted a woman by pushing her to the ground on Jan. 10, according to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. John P. Abbott, 33, of 58 Boxwood Lane, was charged with assault by...

 

Ask Us: Brevard Place

What’s going on with the Brevard Place development? Construction has seemed to come to a halt. According to City Planning and Zoning Director Daniel Cobb, the developer had contacted his office last week, explaining there have been some design...

 

City Warning Residents About Flooding - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard is warning residents to be careful of flooding after a wet fall and early winter have raised water levels in the area. According to a press release sent out by city Planning and Zoning Director Daniel Cobb, Transylvania County...

 

Public Health Exercise To Be Held On Jan. 26 - Brevard NC

Transylvania Public Health and several partner agencies will be conducting a full-scale public health emergency preparedness exercise at the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Activities Center Tuesday, Jan. 26. This exercise will allow public...

 

Donald Keith Herrman

Donald Keith Herrman, 88, of Penrose, passed away at his home Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. Asheville Mortuary is assisting the family....

 

John Michael Israel

John Michael Israel, of Atlanta, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, unexpectedly from a heart attack. Born Aug. 12, 1965, in Waynesville, he was the son of the late Edgar and Matilda Israel. He is...

 

Robert Joseph "Bob" Nicholson Jr.

Robert Joseph "Bob" Nicholson Jr., 64, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at Transylvania Re-gional Hospital in Brevard. A native of Brevard, he was a son of Robert Joseph Nicholson Sr....

 

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