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Legal Notices For May 7, 2015

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY 15SP32 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY GAYNELLE P. BREWER DATED MARCH 18, 2009 AND RECORDED IN BOOK DOC 497 AT PAGE 334 IN...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 7, 2015

Schools Dropout Rate Goes Up -Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools reported 41 student dropouts for the 2013-14 school year, an increase from the previous year’s 24. The school system’s dropout rate for the 2013-14 school year was 3.37 percent, the second highest compared to...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    May 7, 2015

New Business, Brevard Vapory, Blows Into Town – Brevard NC

A new downtown business hopes to capitalize on one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation: vaping. Brevard Vapory, which recently opened its doors at 46 West Jordan St., hopes to fill a...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 7, 2015

Sewer Plant Study Under Review - Brevard NC

A proposal to study the current state of Brevard’s wastewater plant and other related issues came under scrutiny during the recent inaugural meeting of the city’s Public Works and Utilities Committee. Questions were asked about the fee being prop...

 
 News    May 7, 2015

County's Jobless Rates Falls In March - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate decreased from 5.8 percent in February to 5.5 percent in March, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 7, 2015

Wreck Reported At Elm Bend, Wilson Roads - Brevard NC

A motor vehicle accident on Monday night put one Pisgah Forest resident in the hospital. Thomas Sweeney, 68, was transported to Transylvania Regional Hospital and then sent on to Mission Hospital after a neck injury sustained during the accident at...

 
 News    May 7, 2015

County Wins Financial Reporting Award For 28th Year -Brevard NC

Numbers matter, but the manner in which they’re presented is also important, especially when those numbers reflect the finances of an entire county. That’s the idea behind the “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial...

 
 News    May 7, 2015

Senior Living

Terry Jones hits a shot in the local Senior Games competition at Silvermont recently, while Tom Dugger pedals around the old Brevard High School track for the gold medal in the 5K event. Games...

 

Value Of Small Businesses

The facts about the importance of small business are fairly well known: they create nearly two-thirds of all new jobs in the country and employ more than half of the private sector workforce. But those facts are a little misleading. The SBA (Small...

 

ADA Silvermont Trail

My wife Sally and I want the public to be aware that the new trail at Silvermont announced in the April 23, 2015 issue of The Transylvania Times is handicap accessible. The trail was designed and built by Todd Branham of Long Cane Trails according...

 

More Thought Needed On JROTC

The article in the April 23 edition on “After School Programs Under Threat” raised some questions when I read the section on the JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) programs. These questions are not based on their worth to the...

 

James C. "Bud" Henderson

James C. “Bud” Henderson, 75, of Balsam Grove, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Transylvania County, he was a son of the late James Bingham and Lora Belle Miller Henderson. His loving survivors include his...

 

Delbert "Del" Ketcham

Delbert “Del” Ketcham died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Hendersonville after a five month battle with lung cancer. He and his wife, Sheila deBettencourt, moved from Wiscasset, Maine to North Carolina in December 2014 to live near their children...

 

Patricia Bryant Mitchell

Patricia Bryant Mitchell, 72, of Easley, S.C., went to be with the Lord May 1, 2015. Born in Brevard to the late Margaret Robertson Bryant and Wilton Elmer Bryant, she was an honor graduate of Brevard High School Class of 1961. Loving wife of Vaughn...

 

Minnie E. Taylor

Minnie E. Taylor, 95, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015. A native of Marion, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Finis Elmer and Nanny Mary Hodges Travis. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Guy L....

 

Daisy Scouts Pitch In At Blood Drive – Brevaed NC

Saturday, May 2, was not a typical Red Cross Blood Drive at Brevard First United Methodist Church (FUMC). Rather than the usual members of the congregation, Troop 2703 Daisy Girl Scouts, along with...

 

Kiwanians Plan To Form Brevard Club – Brevard NC

Kiwanians forming a new club in Brevard have invited residents to learn about the Kiwanis Club at an introductory meeting at the Twin Dragons Grand Buffet, at noon Wednesday, May 20. The club is looking for members who like to give back to their...

 

News of Organizations

Beekeeping Club The Transylvania Beekeeping Club will meet Monday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at the Community Service Center in Brevard. Cooperative Extension Agent Bart Renner will be the guest speaker, demonstrating how to build a bear fence. Beekeepers,...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Little River Baptist The church is busy preparing for revival services, May 17-20, with Dr. David Gallamore from Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley, S.C. He will be bringing a series of messages geared to help all draw closer to the Lord, and will...

 

Daily Guideposts' Contributor Pam Kidd To Speak – Brevard NC

Pam Kidd, a regular contributor of inspirational pieces to the devotional book “Daily Guideposts,” will speak at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church as part of the Second Wednesday Fellowship on May 13. Her topic will be the work she and...

 

Silman To Address 10th Annual Life Banquet – Brevard NC

Dr. Andy Silman, pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Brevard, will be the keynote speaker at the Center for Women's May 19th Celebration of Life banquet being held at Brevard First Baptist...

 
 By Dan Carter    Church    May 7, 2015

Reverend Ernie Mills Retires After 13 Years – Brevard NC

In late April, the Rev. Ernest (Ernie) Mills gave his final sermon as minister of Brevard's Unitarian-Universalist Transylvania County (UUTC) congregation. His retirement marks the end of a long...

 

Farmers' Market And Hunger Coalition Feed The Hungry – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Farmers’ Market and The Hunger Coalition of Transylvania County have announced a joint venture that will help provide nutritious local food to their food insecure neighbors in Transylvania County. The “Hungry Neighbors Donation...

 

Healthy Harvest Natural Foods To Present Free Educational Lecture – Brevard NC

Healthy Harvest Natural Foods of Brevard is hosting a free educational community lecture titled, “The Benefits of Turmeric,” with Brian Hampton of Gaia Herbs, Friday, May 8, at 1 p.m. For thousands of years turmeric has been valued in Ayurveda,...

 

Got Too Many Books? Help Fund A Scholarship – Brevard NC

AAUW is calling for books. If your book shelves are overflowing, if you are down-sizing for a move, or if you are settling the estate of a relative, the American Association of University Women...

 

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