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Articles from the May 9, 2016 edition

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School Boards And Taxes

Once again it is budget time and the local school board and county commissioners will have to negotiate the amount of money the school system will receive from the county. Sometimes the discussions are affable and quick; sometimes they are not. These...

 
 News    May 9, 2016

County Manager Calls For 2-Cent Tax Increase - Brevard NC

County Manager Jaime Laughter presented her budget Monday for the 2016-17 fiscal year during the commissioners' regular meeting. Laughter's proposed $48.4 million budget is a 1.1 percent increase over...

 

On The Value Of Teachers

As the school year winds down, I’ve been thinking about the impact which public school teachers made in my life. I remember in particular Miss Moulder, my second grade teacher, who offered my classmates and me unconditional love and praised us...

 

Sad Old News

On April 5, N.C. Lt. Governor Dan Forest said, “If our action (in HB2) in keeping men out of women’s bathrooms and showers protected the life of just one child or woman from being molested or assaulted, then it was worth it.” He also said that...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    May 9, 2016

Brevard Place's Developer Optimistic - Brevard NC

The developer of Brevard Place on the Asheville Highway is optimistic about the project's future. In a telephone interview Friday, Sharon Thurner, with Sonoma Properties, said that despite a delay in...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    May 9, 2016

City Wants To Hear Feedback On Rentals - Brevard NC

Brevard officials are urging residents to get involved in the development process of an ordinance aimed at regulating short-term rentals. Daniel Cobb, the city’s planning director, said his department will present an up-to-date draft ordinance on...

 
 News    May 9, 2016

Cancer Center To Honor Inheritance Of Hope Founder - Brevard NC

Pisgah Forest resident Deric Milligan, a co-founder of Inheritance of Hope, will be honored later this month by the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. The center salutes individuals,...

 
 News    May 9, 2016

Gorges State Park Will Host 'Gratitude Day' Saturday, May 14 - Brevard NC

Gorges State Park will host the Annual Gorges Gratitude Day this Saturday, May 14. This year’s event will include a variety of live music, special educational programs, exhibitors and vendors. The park hosts this yearly free event as its way of...

 

Can't Wait For White Squirrel Festival

My upcoming visit to Brevard has my tail in a twirl and as fluffy as can be with excitement. The White Squirrel Festival is the main topic of conversation among the squirrels here in Longview, Wash. We thought we were the only city lucky enough to...

 

Tackle The Real Issues

The “party of limited government” has again stuck its nose into the private lives of individuals by putting into law the discriminatory (and probably unconstitutional) HB2. Have they, unintentionally I’m sure, also created another government...

 

Back To School For Legislators

It’s encouraging to read Meredith Licht’s report (April 25) that North Carolina teachers are expected to establish a “respectful environment for a diverse population of students,” “embracing diversity,” and “encourage an environment...

 

Which Century Is It?

Mr. Trump thinks women should be arrested and punished for having abortions. Never mind the addition of 240,000 babies to our world population every day, most of them poor and destined to a miserable existence, given that the planet Earth today has...

 

McCrory Needs To Admit Mistake

On April 17, I wrote an open letter to Governor McCrory regarding HB2. In that letter I told the governor that HB2 was a fraud, unconstitutional and discriminatory. I asked him how were they going to enforce this law. Were they going to require a...

 

Legal Notices for May 9, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 16-E-159 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of James F. Sheafer of Transylvania County,... Full story

 

Busy Weekend

There were lots of fun things to do Saturday in Transylvania County. At the Allison-Deaver House, it was the opening day of the season for the historic structure. Adeline and Ephraim Drennen dressed...

 

Pause for Prayer

Selina and Helen Hoxit sang last Thursday at the Annual Day of Prayer event held in front of the First Baptist Church in Brevard. (Times photo by Park Baker)...

 

Arts Council Hosting 'Blast From The Past' – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council is hosting "Blast From The Past," which includes work of former artists of TC Arts and Number 7 Arts. The show runs through May 27. Christine Kosiba created...

 
 Arts    May 9, 2016

Drew Deane Announces Studio Changes, Shows – Brevard NC

Local artist Drew Deane has announced a transition for her art gallery on West Main Street. The front of what was the gallery is now Station 114 saloon with Emily Wells and Erin Ashworth offering a...

 
 Arts    May 9, 2016

Parham Presents Vital Mountain Biking Facts

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction DeLillo, Don. “Zero K.” Ross is a billionaire who invested in a secret, hidden company where bodies are preserved for the time when biomedical medicine figures out how...

 
 Arts    May 9, 2016

Library To Present 'The Long Start To The Journey' – Brevard NC

The last event of the Transylvania County Library's "Appalachian Trail Adventures" will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12. Flimmakers Chris and Larissa Gallaway will present a free screening of "The Long...

 

John William Gunn

John William Gunn, also known by his chosen family as "Sparrow," began his final journey into the Wilderness April 29, 2016. Born July 14, 1975, he was the son of Larry and Mary Fisher Gunn, of...

 

Eula Gray Landreth

Eula Gray Landreth, 92, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Edith Kilpatrick Gray. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Alvin Gray; sisters, Vera Sentelle, Elsie...

 

Sarah Elvira Siniard Landreth

Sarah Elvira Siniard Landreth was granted her angel wings Tuesday, May 3, 2016, after a short battle with lung cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Margie Siniard and her husband (divorced) of 27 years, Kenneth Landreth.  Born...

 

David Anthony Mitchell

David Anthony Mitchell, 45, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016. He was the son of the late Dave Mitchell and Janice Doss. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his Grandma Betty and his Grandpa Meb. He was a very...

 

William Douglas Muir

In order to spare others from the task of recording the events of my life, I have elected to do so myself. I was born to Herbert Muir and Olive Farnham in Augusta, Maine on the 7th of February, 1934...

 

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