Articles from the July 6, 2017 edition

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We Can Encourage Good Media

I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to journalism, I’m a traditionalist. Old-fashioned, even. But I don’t think it’s a coincidence that even while confidence in the media drops to new lows and Time magazine feels moved to wonder “...

 

President Not In Control

To Members of The United States Congress: Please use the checks and balances of our government as well as all the legal aspects of our Constitution to control the powers of President of the United States. There are a large number of citizens in this...

 

Some Transylvania Roads To Be Resurfaced-Brevard NC

Roughly 4.3 miles of roads in Transylvania County are set to be resurfaced, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT). The following is a breakdown of the work scheduled to begin some time in August and be completed by October of next...

 

Danger To America And World

Donald Trump’s most recent attacks on CNN and the hosts of Morning Joe are but the latest disturbing evidence of what most of informed Americans have known since he started running for office: Donald Trump is unfit to be the President of the...

 

Be Thankful

To live in a country with a Free Press is my most precious gift. So many have paid so much to give us this gift. My father use to say, “Quit complaining and be thankful to get to pay United States Income Tax.” Now, I understand what he was...

 

Patriotism Additions

Sally MacMillan’s list of what’s patriotic in the June 29 newspaper begs for a few additions that she left off. I might add that I agree with some of her requirements for being patriotic, however, I would add: It is patriotic to want to protect...

 

Annual Fine Arts And Crafts Showcase - Brevard, NC

The 45th annual Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase featured more than 33 North and South Carolina artists and crafters who were juried into the show based on their excellent original art and craft work in...

 

News of Organizations

Pisgah ForestRotary Club For the July 12 meeting the speaker will be Michele Garashi-Ellick, executive director of the Great Smokies Health Foundation. As a fund development professional for over 25 years primarily in the health care field, she...

 

Firecracker Run Starts July 4th Off With A Bang - Brevard, NC

It was an early start to July 4th for more than 300 runners who took part in the annual Firecracker 5K/10K run in downtown Brevard. The race, sponsored by the Brevard Rotary Club, featured perfect...

 

The Journey Inward: Why Can't We Get Along With Each Other?

An elder care facility is a calm place…you think! Not so, according to Congressman Mark Sanford of South Carolina. Interviewed recently on one of the news networks, he described a contentious meeting at such a facility. He was there to hold a town...

 

The Empathy Project: Gunderson To Present 'Living Across Boundaries'

Rev. Dr. Gary Gunderson of Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem will speak on “Living Across Boundaries” at Transylvania County Library’s Rogow Room in Brevard on July 11 at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Empathy Project. It is free and...

 

Crooked Pine Band Plays Songcatchers Music Series At Cradle

The Songcatchers Music Series at the Cradle of Forestry in America continues Sunday, July 9 with the Crooked Pine Band. Transylvania County’s East Fork Gals open the show. Now in its 15th year, the series is held each Sunday afternoon in July,...

 

Legal Notices For July 6, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 15 CVD 63 GENERAL NOTICE OF TAX FORECLOSURE SALE COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA, A Body Politic and Corporate, Plaintiff vs. KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEIRS OF... Full story

 

United Way Seeks Help With Early Childhood Book Shower - Brevard, NC

Thanks to a grant from The Scholastic Possible Fund, there are about 500 books ready to be bagged up and given away during the Early Childhood New Book Shower on July 29. United Way of Transylvania...

 

Michael Jimmy McCall "Bigun"

Michael Jimmy McCall "Bigun," 55, of Pisgah Forest, passed away June 28, 2017. He was a native of Transylvania County and an employee of the city of Hendersonville. He enjoyed working on the family...

 

Katherine Simpson Bagwell

Katherine Simpson Bagwell, 92, passed peacefully on the morning of July 3, 2017, to be in the arms of her Lord and Savior. She was the daughter of the late Arvil and Effie Simpson. She is preceded in...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Sunday, July 9, the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at both morning worship services. Keith Thompson’s message will be, “The Problem with Patches.” Special music for the worship services...

 

Beekeeper Elliott To Speak At Allison-Deaver Barn - Pisgah Forest, NC

Matt Elliott of Pure Pisgah Honey will be the guest speaker for the Transylvania County Historical Society’s July Sunday Speaker event. The event will be held at the Allison-Deaver Barn at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 9. Parking is available near Taco...

 

July 4 Celebrated With Ducks, Hot Dogs, Fireworks - Brevard, NC

One of the many highlights of the annual 4th of July Festival is the TCarts Duck Race for Kreative Kids at Brevard College. Roughly 750 ducks were launched this year in front of hundreds of...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 6, 2017

Jobless Numbers Jump In May - Brevard, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in May was 4.2 percent, up from 3.9 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify...

 
 By Michael Robertson    News    July 6, 2017

Local Guard Members Consider Job A Privilege - Brevard, NC

Recently, on a hot and muggy summer afternoon, Transylvania County Honor Guard members gathered at a burial site in Pisgah Gardens Cemetery to honor a deceased military veteran. The funeral party was...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 6, 2017

Election Filing Begins Friday - Brevard, NC

Election filing for municipal races in Brevard and Rosman starts at noon on Friday. Brevard’s mayoral seat, currently held by Jimmy Harris, and two council seats, currently held by Mac Morrow and Anne Hollingsworth, will be on the ballot on Nov....

 

Outdoor Recreation Position Created

From the Outer Banks to the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina has long been a destination for outdoor adventure and businesses alike. As a $19.2 billion industry, outdoor recreation provides 192,000 jobs in North Carolina and is steadily growing....

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 6, 2017

Blythe Pleads Guilty To Killing Her Husband

Sandy Blythe has been sentenced to roughly six to eight years in prison after she pleaded guilty to the voluntary manslaughter of her husband, Tim Grant, on Dec. 5, 2015. Blythe initially pleaded innocence in the case. But after a lengthy...

 

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