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TVS: Success Of Community

On the front of today’s B section, readers will find a story about Nancy Stricker, who is retiring as head of TVS. While Stricker has played an integral role in the success of TVS, it is truly a community success story. In 1967, some members of...

 

Partisan Board Is A Bad Idea

I was appalled to read of our state representative, Chris Whitmire, having introduced a bill to make our Transylvania Board of Education partisan. The only reason he would want this to be so is to have a possible Republican solution to the state of...

 

Morgan Is Qualified

Something important that many of my fellow Transylvania County voters may not realize about the June 7 primary: There is a race for North Carolina Supreme Court justice that will be included on all ballots. Through a convoluted process too complex...

 

DAR Appreciates Patriotism

The members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of DAR express our appreciation for the excellent patriotic parade along a citizen-filled route and the Memorial Day Service that was held on the lawn of the courthouse last Saturday. As members of an...

 

Save Us From Nuclear Annihilation

The record says the president is a fraud. He is caving in to the warmongering psychopaths profiting from endless illegal, cowardly and unjustifiable wars while human needs go unmet, and the present course of events can only lead to extinction of...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Keith Thompson began a sermon series called, “Sign Me Up!” and is based on the following question: “Would I still come to church if I weren’t a minister?” The answer to that question is “yes.” But...

 

Legal Notices for June 2, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 16-E-197 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Isobel S. Stewart of Transylvania... Full story

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    June 2, 2016

Downtown Seeing A Buzz Of Activity - Brevard NC

The recent acquisition of property by the city of Brevard for the construction of a parking lot to help alleviate parking issues is representative of the foot traffic on downtown streets. “It’s in a good place,” said Heath Seymour, executive di...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 2, 2016

Forest Supporters Wary Of House's Funding Plan - Brevard NC

The N.C. House has allocated $3.63 million for bathrooms, utilities and an increase in staffing at DuPont State Recreational Forest as part of its recent budget proposal. The money, if eventually approved in the final state budget, would be a...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 2, 2016

Joe Castro Looking Forward To A New Start - Brevard NC

Joe Castro, executive director for Smart Start Transylvania, has announced his retirement. Castro will have worked for Smart Start for 10 years by the end of June, and he says, "It is time." Smart...

 

Transylvania's Jobless Rate Falls To 4.8 Percent - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in April was 4.8 percent, down from 5.6 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 Kevin Fuller    News    June 2, 2016

Felon Charged With Firearm Possession, Breaking And Entering - Brevard NC

Brevard police say a convicted felon broke into a local restaurant space as well as a county residence and stole a firearm. Nicholas B. Ashworth, 37, of 244 E. French Broad St. in Brevard, was...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    June 2, 2016

Brevard Woman Faces An Intent To Kill Charge - Brevard NC

A Brevard woman has been charged with stabbing her ex-husband in the neck with a pocket knife. Shannon R. Carson, 39, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict...

 

Melissa McCall Bunnells

Melissa McCall Bunnells, 37, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016. She is the daughter of the late Cecil McCall. She was a member of In The Bible Mission Church. Survivors include her mother,...

 

Bill Clinton Driver

Bill Clinton Driver, 87, of Lake Toxaway, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Brevard, after a brief illness. A standout athlete and scholar at Blue Island High School (now Eisenhower High School) in Illinois, he attended Indiana Univers...

 

Pamela Jean Gaddy

Pamela Jean Gaddy, of Topton, N.C., formerly of Brevard, took leave of this world Saturday, May 28, 2016. She is survived by her four children, Cassandra Mae Gaddy, of Brevard, River Alan and Hunter Aiden Smith, of Shinnston, W.Va., and Holden Elzie...

 

Margaret "Peggy" McArthur Robertson

Margaret "Peggy" McArthur Robertson, 84, of Hendersonville, passed away May 28, 2016. She was a daughter of the late William Claude and Margaret Morgan McArthur. She was born in Gaffney, S.C. where...

 

Rufus Wisdom Woodring

Rufus Wisdom Woodring, 89, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016, at his residence. Born May 28, 1926, in Transylvania County, he was the son of the late William Walter Woodring and...

 

Marjorie Duquette Shepherd

An open house for friends to visit with the family of Marjorie Duquette Shepherd, who passed away May 14, 2016, will be at her home at 279 Virginia Brock Road in Lake Toxaway, Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m. You may call her daughter, Ann...

 

News Of Organizations

Republican Executive Committee The next meeting of the Transylvania County Republican Executive Committee is Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the Community Services Building located on East Morgan Street in downtown...

 

Student To Compete In California – Brevard NC

Brevard High School TIME 4 Real Science student and international BioGENEius finalist Carver Nichols heads to San Francisco on Sunday to compete against 15 other students from around the world....

 
 By John Lanier    Features    June 2, 2016

After 41 Years, Stricker To Leave 'Coolest Job' – Brevard NC

Some indicators of being a successful business leader are increasing business, providing more employment opportunities, improving employees' jobs skills, and having a positive impact on the local...

 

Hoedown For The Haven Moves To Lumberyard – Brevard NC

The fifth annual Hoedown for The Haven is moving to a new site, the Brevard Lumberyard. This venue will accommodate more guests with more room to move and socialize. The annual fundraiser will...

 

Friends Of Library Seeks Name For Used Book Store – Brevard NC

The Friends of the Transylvania County Library, the nonprofit organization which enhances and supports library services, is seeking a name for its used book store. The store, found on the second...

 

BMC's 2016 Prelude Gala Kicks Off 80th Anniversary Season – Brevard NC

Brevard Music Center celebrates its 80th Anniversary Season in 2016, and kicks off this milestone with the annual gala, Prelude, on Saturday, June 18, at 6 p.m. In celebration of this anniversary, Pre...

 

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