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Legal Notices For 12-13-12

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY 12SP82 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY JEFFREY C. HEMPHILL AND TOJAUNA L. HEMPHILL DATED JUNE 20, 2001 AND RECORDED IN BOOK...

 

Mary Faith Gibson Jennings

Mary Faith Gibson Jennings, 91, of Brevard, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at her home in College Walk. She was the daughter of the late Baxter Monroe Gibson and Dovie M. Glover Gibson. She was a member of Brevard Wesleyan Church. She attended Southe...

 

Realistic Expectations

Thirty years ago Brevard High School won the state football championship. This year the team did not win a game. What has changed in the past 30 years? With very few exceptions, Brevard High was one of the dominant football programs in western North...

 

It’s Not Too Early To Get A Flu Shot — Brevard NC

As flu season continues to spread across North Carolina, local health officials are urging anyone who has not received a flu shot to get one as soon as possible. There have been three deaths...

 

School Looks To Its Future - Brevard NC

As the March deadline nears for Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy to decide the school’s location after the 2013-2014 school year, the board of directors Monday discussed its options and how they planned to move forward. Under its...

 

Blue Devil Football Looking For A New Coach — Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools superintendent Jeff McDaris announced Monday afternoon the resignation of Brevard High School head football coach Jeff Bailey effective immediately. Bailey and McDaris met Friday afternoon, and Bailey met with his...

 

Two Observations

First, I just drove to Charleston, S.C. and back this weekend. It shames me to say, there is more trash on the 10 miles of Highway 64 between Brevard and Rosman than on the 200 plus mile Interstate 26 to Charleston. What does that say about our...

 

We Can Make Our Own Choices

We commend the three commissioners for voting against GroWNC. Here’s why: 1.We have local control and want it to stay that way. If there is an idea that will benefit our county, any local individual can bring it to the commissioners for a vote....

 

Not So Fast

Over the past two weeks, I have read numerous “Opinion Letters” chastising our county commissioners for voting against participation in the GroWNC development program. Lee Corson’s famous one-liner applies here: “Not so fast!” In my opinion...

 

More Right Wing Fear

Again the Dec. 10 Transylvania Times editorial was right on target, as was the previous editorial regarding the former county commissioners’ 3-1 decision to opt out of GroWNC. I must be among the many uninformed, in that I never took notice of...

 

Awesome Christians

My daughter and I were having dinner at a local restaurant Saturday night. When we were through, I went to pay. The waitress said our bill had been taken care of. We were shocked because we didn’t see anyone we knew. We told her someone made a...

 

Wow, What An Event!

We were treated to a spectacular evening, Thursday, of fine food, choral music and entertainment. And it was all brought to us by our very own Brevard High School students. It was the Madrigal Christmas Dinner that transported its guests back to a...

 

U.S. Defense Strategy

President Obama’s defense strategy changed significantly as the last of two wars began winding down. Nearly a year ago, the president introduced a new strategy that takes into account a $500 billion spending cut over 10 years in the Defense...

 

Beware Of Pot Legalization

I heard about legalizing marijuana in November’s election. What’s next? Speed, cocaine, crack or heroin? Have people given much thought what it can do to their brains? What if you have it in your system and it winds up costing somebody’s life....

 

Bobby David Cantrell

Bobbie David Cantrell, 72, of Stockbridge, Ga., passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at his home. A native of Greenville, S.C., he was the son of the late Theodore “Thed” Sr. and Christine Galloway Cantrell, formerly of Rosman. He was also preceded...

 

Donna J. Daniels

Donna J. Daniels, 77, of Penrose, died Nov. 20, 2012 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ruth Markey Lilge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Georgialee Daniels, who died in 2003, and a sister,...

 

Rosemary A. Haire

Rosemary A. Haire, 91, formerly of Brevard, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Sojourner House of Kalamazoo, Mich. She was a daughter of the late Grover and Rosa Ann (Richards) Cavinder. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a...

 

Essenberg Suggests Way Forward -Brevard NC

When pressed about declining participation in football at Brevard High School, former coach Dan Essenberg has a few theories. Now five years away from the game, Essenberg has seen the once powerful and feared Blue Devils relegated to opponents’...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    December 13, 2012

Official Speaks Out On GroWNC — Brevard NC

Transylvania County Commissioner Larry Chapman said Monday he would have voted to remain in GroWNC. Chapman was out of town on business Nov. 26 when commissioners voted 3-1 to get out of GroWNC, a three-year regional planning process by the...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    December 13, 2012

Crowd Comes Out To Hear Main Street Director — Brevard NC

A large audience filled Brevard City Hall to near-capacity last Wednesday to hear an hour-long presentation from Liz Parham, the director of N.C.’s Main Street Program. Parham told those in attendance how the N.C. Main Street Center helps...

 

Katherine “Kitty” Mary Job

Katherine “Kitty” Mary Job, 96, of Etowah, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at Sunnybrook Assisted Liv-ing. She was born Oct. 23, 1916 to the late Anthony Zipadelli and Pasqualina Grago Zipadelli. She...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 13, 2012

Rosman Alderman: Need Plan To Move Town Forward — Rosman NC

The town of Rosman is moving in the right direction, but plans have to be made and grants obtained to continue moving forward. That was the vision Alderman Walter “Chub” Pettit shared with his peers at the Rosman Board of Aldermen meeting...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    December 13, 2012

Board Of Commissioners Approve Transportation Funding — Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners unanimously supported a motion Monday to approve $26,710 in funding to be eligible for an additional $178,068 in Department of Transportation grants. The money is slated to be used from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014...

 

Mary Elizabeth Schaefer

Mary Elizabeth Schaefer, 92, passed away Nov. 27, 2012, at Tore’s Home in Brevard. She was born April 8, 1920, in Ashton, Ill., the daughter of John and Anna (Menz) Pfetzing, and was employed by the...

 

Paul V. Simpson

Paul V. Simpson, 90, formerly of Chestnut Street, passed away at Peak Resources in Cherryville, N.C., Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. He was born in Transylvania County June 16, 1922, a son of the late James...

 

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