Articles from the July 11, 2016 edition

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Henderson County Teen Dies At Hooker Falls-Brevard NC

An 18-year-old Henderson County teen drowned Sunday afternoon while swimming at Hooker Falls. Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney confirmed on Monday that Endi Alvarez died after being found unconscious in the water at Hooker Falls shortly...

 

The Economic Elephant

The recent employment report showing that 287,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in June was considered very good news. And it should be. Not only did it show a rebound in hiring from an abysmal May, in which only 11,000 jobs were added to the...

 

Blue Ridge Community College President To Retire- Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community College President Molly A. Parkhill announced Monday that she plans to retire from her decades-long career in higher education. In a letter to the Board of Trustees, she told them “after careful thought and personal reflection,...

 

A Poor Use Of Taxpayer Dollars

After doing research and studying the potential routes of the West Loop Connector, my husband and I agree with Tom Comer’s letter in last week’s letter: the Connector is a bad idea. I question whether the consultants took a close look at the...

 

Saddened

It seems like almost every day we wake up to hear about another shooting in this country. I thought our country was built on our belief in God – “In God We Trust,” “God Bless America.” Yet I have to think that perhaps God is looking down...

 

Trump Is Dangerous

Donald Trump is a dangerous man. Running for the highest office in our land, he has, with his crude speech and lack of respect for anyone else, or for truth itself, opened the doors to behavior not suited to a civilized society. He freely uses...

 

Concerned About West Loop

The city of Brevard recently announced and held an informational meeting concerning the plan for a West Corridor/Bypass in Brevard. This plan has multiple options on routes and I have a number of concerns on their effect on the city. Most of my...

 

Appreciates Food Lion Contributions

How pleased I was to read the article about my supermarket of choice, Food Lion. Even if I wasn’t already shopping there I would have made a change after reading about their dedication to Sharing House with their donations of 5,300 pounds of fresh...

 

Essential Liberty

In Mr. Mayberry’s letter of July 4th he advocated “a required state-based license for all gun owners.” In addition to being opposed to the 2nd Amendment, is he also opposed to the 1st Amendment? Does he recommend “a required state-based...

 

HB2: The Money Drain

I just turned 78 years old. I was born a southern white male in a small town in Tennessee. I am an only child; my parents were both hard working high school graduates, and other than moving around a lot as a kid, I was pampered by generous parents....

 

Unbelievable

So, Hillary skates yet again. “Unbelievable!” say a number of former Justice Department experts, including Comey’s former boss Rudy Giuliani, attorney general Gonzales and other Justice Department legal experts devastated by the words of FBI Di...

 

Helpless Without Southern Gentlemen

I want to thank our southern gentlemen, sincerely, for their overwhelming southern “protection.” They have protected me in the past from the attentions of our black brothers, the dangerous public restrooms full of transgenders, the sinful...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    July 11, 2016

Balsam Grove Reaches Out To Help - Brevard NC

The Balsam Grove community is looking to lend a hand to the family who owned Galloway's Subs & More, which was badly damaged by a fire last month. Community members have organized a benefit for...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    July 11, 2016

Sheriff, Police Chief Support Camera Restrictions - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney and Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris both support a new law that would keep dash and body camera footage from law enforcement officials not classified as public record and only available to those who are...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    July 11, 2016

Stabbing Investigated - Brevard NC

A Transylvania County man was injured after his brother allegedly stabbed him Sunday morning during a dispute over a video game. According to Eddie Gunter, chief deputy with the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, 34-year-old Jason Breedlove was...

 

Legal Notices for July 11, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 16E223 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Gunilla Ostbye of Transylvania County,... Full story

 

Daniel Lane McCall Receives A Wish - Brevard NC

Daniel Lane McCall recently had a wish come true. The 18-year-old Transylvania County resident recently received an electric wheelchair thanks to Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina....

 

County's Jobless Rate Decreases In May - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in May was 4.6 percent, down from 4.8 percent in April, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for unemployment...

 

Jane Shiley

After a very brief and unexpected illness, Jane Shiley passed away at Elizabeth House Hospice in Flat Rock, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Her precious husband, Roger, held her hand as she made her...

 

Sharlean Banther Butler

Sharlean Banther Butler, 52, of Tarboro, N.C., passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016. She was a native of Transylvania County and was a 1982 graduate of Brevard High School. She loved children, helping...

 

"Punnin" Jerry Neal Moore

Punnin” Jerry Neal Moore, 76, of Brevard, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ suddenly and unexpectedly July 7, 2016, after a short illness. He was the son of the late Charles and Ethel Moore, a native of Canton, N.C., a 1958 graduate...

 

Kenneth "Ken" Frederick Smathers

Kenneth “Ken” Frederick Smathers, of Henderson County, died Saturday, July 9, 2016. He was the son of O.K. and Carrie Smathers, who lived in Brevard. Born Oct. 23, 1942, in Asheville, he grew up in Brevard and lived his adult life in Henderson...

 

Program Makes Medicare Easier To Understand – Brevard NC

The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Programs (SHIIP) Transylvania County and the Parish of Sacred Heart Catholic Church will present “Medicare Choices Made Easy” at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, located at 150 Brian Berg Lane in Brevard,...

 

Unity

A prayer vigil Saturday at the courthouse called for unity in light of the recent deadly violence in Baton Rouge, Dallas and Minneapolis. Local law enforcement and the NAACP organized the event,...

 

SHIELD Camp Focuses On Leadership, Team Building – Transylvania County NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office hosted 25 sixth and seventh graders for the annual SHIELD Camp. The children were selected by school resource officers and school administration based on...

 

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