Articles from the May 16, 2016 edition

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Spinning HB 2

Ever since House Bill 2 was passed in just one day in early April, the ever-changing positions of those defending it has bordered on farce. Originally, proponents of the bill said it was about protecting the state’s women and children. On Feb. 21,...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    May 16, 2016

Public Input Sought On Short-Term Rentals-Brevard NC

The city of Brevard wants to hear from residents regarding a proposed ordinance that would allow but regulate the operation of short-term rentals within city limits. During the regularly scheduled Bre...

 

Revisiting Courthouse Issue

Nearly everything that could be said about the Transylvania County Courthouse has been said, but not everyone has had a chance to say it. Now it is my turn. To simplify identification, I propose the following labels: Plan A - New courthouse on...

 

Majority Of Commissioners Back Tax Increase Hike - Brevard NC

A majority of Transylvania County commissioners are backing the proposed 2-cent property tax increase. During last Thursday’s budget workshop, Commissioners Larry Chapman, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel said they would support the increase, which was...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    May 16, 2016

Men Named In Fatal Accident At Waterfall - Brevard NC

Officials have released the names of the two men who died after falling from Raven Rock waterfall in Lake Toxaway last Tuesday. According to Transylvania County Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter, Davis Zinsenheim, 22, and Joseph H. Hopkins, 23, both of...

 

Local Receives Top Volunteer Recognition - Brevard NC

Local resident Mary Scott Christfield has received the N.C. Governor’s Service Award. Christfield was recognized during last week’s Board of Commissioners’ meeting for receiving the award. Specifically, Christfield was awarded for her work...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 16, 2016

Work On Academy's New Home On Schedule - Brevard NC

Several members of Challenge Foundation Properties informed the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors Wednesday evening that work on the new campus is on schedule. The...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 16, 2016

Grover's Owners Retiring After 40 Years - Brevard NC

The owners of Grover's Office Supply are retiring after nearly 40 years in business. They hope to call it a retirement anyway, but Sherri Frisbee joked that they may get bored and be back to work...

 

Brevard Man Gets 52 Months In Prison Begins Classes In May - Brevard NC

A Brevard man has admitted to carrying a concealed weapon, selling a controlled substance as well as selling a counterfeit controlled substance in Henderson County. Desmond Bunch, of 82 Carolina Ave., was recently sentenced by Henderson County...

 

Legal Notices for May 16, 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

 

Special Athletes Show They Love To Compete – Brevard NC

Local athletes competed Saturday during the Special Olympics at the Brevard College track. Andrew Szott appears to narrowly edge out Wesley Jamison and Jonathan McCall. (Times photos by Kevin...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 16, 2016

Joseph Schrader Wins 2A Individual State Title – Brevard NC

For Brevard High School's Joseph Schrader the third time proved to be the charm. After being the runner-up the past two years in the 2A state individual tennis tournament, the junior capped off a...

 

New Sign

A new sign has been installed at the main entrance to Brevard College on Broad Street. (Times photo by Michael Rogers)...

 

Winners Of White Squirrel Photo Contest Announced – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has partnered with the Heart of Brevard to host the 12th annual White Squirrel Photo Contest. Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the TC Arts Council, said the...

 

Smith Gives Keys To A Great Career

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Fesperman, Dan. “The Letter Writer.” Woodrow left behind a complicated life to join the NYPD. In the city he meets Danziger who lives like a homeless man. Danziger...

 

RHS Celebrates 100 Years With Wilder's 'Our Town' – Rosman NC

Return with us to a simpler time when the weather, gossip, young love and choir practice seemed to be the most important things in life for the people who lived in a small town. For its spring production, Rosman High School’s Fine Arts Department,...

 

Sarah Sneeden's 'Sunshine' To Be Featured Throughout June – Brevard NC

She's a fit and energetic 73-year-old with a nut brown tan, a cowboy hat and a faithful dog, Little Moose. She is surrounded by plein air painting gear, and is catching the sunlight on flowers in the...

 

Young Adult Authors To Speak May 24 – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library will be hosting a conversation with young adult authors Megan Miranda and Megan Shepherd Tuesday, May 24 from 4:30-6 p.m. These North Carolina authors and long-time...

 

Artists Sought For Art Spark 2016

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has placed a call for artists to create colorful works of art around the Art Spark theme: “The Wonderful World of Color.” 2016 marks the third year of the TC Arts Council art auction/ fundraiser and of...

 

News Of Organizations

Brevard Rotary Tuesday, May 17, the Rotary Club of Brevard will meet at Twin Dragons Grand Buffet on the Asheville Highway and hear a presentation from Phil Harris, the chief of police of Brevard. Chief Harris earned his bachelor’s degree in...

 

BC Announces Class Of '67 Scholarship – Brevard NC

Brevard College has announced the initiation of The Class of 1967 Endowed Scholarship. The Class of 1967 will be celebrating its 50th reunion next year and has decided to do something special for the...

 

Possibilities, Expectations And Inspiration

The other evening I was scanning for something to watch on TV and came across “The Ron Clark Story.” It’s that time of year when I need just a small dose of inspiration to get through the end of May, so I grabbed some popcorn and settled in to...

 

Transylvanians In College

NC State Hays Johnson graduated as valedictorian from NC State University. His degree is in Horticulture Science and Landscape Design with a minor in Biological Sciences. He is a graduate of Brevard H...

 

Silversteen Built Logging Empire In Rosman

The first train rolled into Toxaway on the Transylvania Railroad Company's newly extended line from Brevard on Sept. 1, 1900. Two years later the railroad would reach Lake Toxaway and the Toxaway...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 16, 2016

Lady Blue Devils Roll Into Third Round Of Playoffs – Brevard NC

The hits kept on coming Saturday afternoon for the Brevard Lady Blue Devils and the result was a resounding 11-3 win in the second round of the 2A state playoffs. Brevard (nine seed) hosted East...

 

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