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Legal Notices For June 1, 2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT TO NORTH CAROLINA G.S. 44A-43 (c) 1. Name and Address of Lienor: SHERWOOD SELF STORAGE, Inc. 8435 Greenville Hwy. (South U.S. Highway 276) Cedar Mountain, NC 28718; (828)885-8311 2. Property Being Sold: Various items... Full story

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 1, 2015

City Tax, Utility Increases Likely To Be OK'd - Brevard NC

The proposed 2-cent property tax increase and hike in utility bills for city of Brevard residents seem likely to become official after the City Council held a budget workshop last week. No council members voiced opposition to the increases during...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 1, 2015

Store Closes After 41 Years - Brevard NC

For the latter part of the 20th century, RadioShack was somewhat of an American institution and the Brevard location, owned by David and Jane Zumstein, was the go-to place for locals in need of a new...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 1, 2015

Tanning Bill Bans Those Under 18 - Brevard NC

A recent bill that passed through the North Carolina legislature and was signed by Gov. Pat McCrory has banned the use of tanning beds by anybody under the age of 18. The bill, titled “Teen Skin Care Prevention Act,” has been volleyed around in...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 1, 2015

Brevard Cyclist Wins National Title - Brevard NC

Brevard professional cyclist Matthew Busche won the USA National Road Championships last week for the second time in Chattanooga, Tenn. Busche rode the 179-kilometer race without any teammates to assi...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 1, 2015

Brevard Blues Festival Set To Return - Brevard NC

The second annual Brevard Blues Festival returns this weekend to the Brevard Music Center. 185 Productions has expanded the festival to two days this year, with food vendors and trucks on site, arts...

 

Club Temporarily Moves To College - Brevard NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County has temporarily moved its operations to Brevard College. Roof renovation is currently underway to address the leaks that caused an issue with mold last fall. “We were in desperate need of a...

 

Two For Three

In baseball parlance, Gov. Pat McCrory was two for three late last month, vetoing two bills but failing to hold Secretary Aldona Wos accountable for the continuing troubles at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). McCrory vetoed...

 

Taught To Hate

Over a month ago our community hosted over 1,000 cyclists and their families from over 30 states and overseas for the 16th running of the Assault on the Carolinas, generating an almost magical camaraderie and good will. Sad commentary that a little...

 

You've Got To Be Kidding

Every day we drive along Walnut Hollow Road and 276 only to be slowed down by packs of bicycle riders hogging the road and slowing traffic down to a crawl. Once in town I drive along the new expensive bike / pedestrian path that is all but...

 

Coverage Appreciated

We wanted to express our appreciation to John Lanier for the exceptional coverage he gave our DAR grave marking ceremony for Revolutionary War Patriot, Benjamin Davidson. This was a first for our local chapter and we were honored by the presence of...

 

Marketing Schools

The Transylvania Times article about the May 18 Brevard Academy Board of Directors meeting reported that one of the directors, Amy Knight, suggested that the board might want to “tweak” their year-end test results so that their marketing would...

 

Note On Bike Path

Who needs a tax increase to pay for another bike path? I thought the land for this was donated to the city. What will it cost and how will Brevard residents benefit from it? I think residents should have a referendum vote before we add to our bike...

 

Squirrel Festival Demonstrations

Congratulations to our courageous young people for providing a spontaneous counterpoint to the small group of out of town bigots demonstrating at our festival. The spirit of activism is alive and well in our community! Anthony Fisher...

 

Conscientious Children

As an adult standing in the middle of town on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, I observed the group of people voicing their opinions on religious freedom and freedom of speech. As I did not agree with the people from Easley, S.C., I did agree with...

 

Rainbow Alliance

We are concerned citizens of Transylvania County, and members of a newly-formed local group called the Rainbow Alliance. The purpose of our group is to promote diversity, inclusion and acceptance here in our county, to provide education for all...

 
 By John Lanier    Features    June 1, 2015

Voice Of The Rivers Leads To Self-Discovery – Brevard NC

In many college classes, students primarily learn about other things: math, science, music, philosophy, engineering, etc. Then there are those opportunities in which students learn much more about...

 

Local Youths Make Presentations At 4-H Event – Transylvania County NC

One of the major skills NC 4-H teaches and rewards is the art of public speaking. Each year 4-H programs across the state help young people identify a topic they want to teach others about and then...

 

News of Organizations

Transylvania Art Guild Patricia Dennis, a member of the Transylvania Art Guild, will present a program “Monoprinting Without a Press and Collage” at the upcoming meeting of the guild Thursday, June 4. The public is invited. The guild meets at 1...

 

Animal Shelter Holds Successful Open House – Transylvania County

The Transylvania County Animal Shelter was full of pets, people, and lots of excitement on Saturday, May 16, for an open house sponsored by the shelter and Friends of Transylvania Animals (FOTAS)....

 

Department Stores Were Main Street Fixtures

For many years Patterson's and Plummer's department stores were fixtures on West Main Street in downtown Brevard. Henry Plummer and Fred Johnson opened Johnson and Plum-mer dry goods store in Brevard...

 

Gravley Reunion Planned

The 52nd annual Gravley Reunion is set for Sunday, June 14, at Dunn’s Rock Community Center. The community center is located 3 miles south of Brevard, off U.S. 276. Bring well filled dinner baskets. Preliminaries will begin at 1 p.m. followed by...

 

Cradle Of Forestry To Host 'Woodsy Owl's Curiosity Club' – Pisgah Forest NC

The Cradle of Forestry in America has announced that it will hold a nature and educational series titled “Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club” every Thursday this summer, beginning June 11 and ending Aug. 6. Programs are held from 10:30 a.m. to noon...

 

Carlton Lenwood Barker

Carlton Lenwood Barker, 74, of Brevard, and formerly of Warner Robins, Ga. and Macon, Ga., passed away May 22, 2015 at the Brian Center in Brevard. He was the son of the late C.W. and Bertha Barker, pioneer residents of Warner Robins. He was a...

 

Mazana Cauble Bryson

Mazana Cauble Bryson, 84, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Willis William and Geneva Jamison Cauble. In addition to her parents, her husband, Hubert Bryson, and two sisters, Barbara McCrary and Dori...

 

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