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Legal Notices For July 13, 2015

File No.: 15-04179-FC01 15 SP 27 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY   Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Scott Owen Allen and Shelia A. Crocker to TRSTE, Inc.,... Full story

 

Economics Vs. Freedom

Not too long ago, hog farms in North Carolina were owned by a farmer or his family. If someone had a disagreement with the nearby farmer, the two would attempt to resolve the issue themselves. If that did not work, the issue was then decided in the...

 

Disheartening

The word “disheartening” was the best word I could think of that describes what’s going on now in America. A talking head recently said, when referring to Hillary Clinton’s chances of being elected, “All the talk about her honesty and...

 

Give Cyclists A 'Thumbs Up'

I am seventy-five years old, and one of my greatest fears is that I will be mistaken for a curmudgeon who complains about young people. These were my thoughts as my wife and I left for Wyoming and saw the letter complaining about bike riders on...

 

Visitors And Seasonal Residents

Obviously we love living in this wonderful place as we have been here now for over 23 years. However, there seems to be an ever increasing complaint from the people that work here and make our lives as pleasant as they can. I am speaking of numerous...

 

Republic Is Dying

In addressing the concerns of the author of “Not Celebrating The Fourth” I believe her conclusion that our great republic, given to us by our forefathers, is dead. All positive change in this nation has been advanced because of the foundational...

 

Blevins Nailed It

What a wonderful, compelling letter written by Pamela Blevins in the July 9 Transylvania Times. The lady is intelligent, well educated, and cares much more about our country than do the naysayers. I, too, was bothered by the hateful letter about not...

 

The Irony Of Symbols

Irony is difficult for many. Take the display of the Stars and Stripes next to the Stars and Bars. The first is a symbol of “We the people…” and a “more perfect union.” The armies marching under the Stars and Bars would have split that...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 13, 2015

Champion Pool Still Has Problems - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners will once again be faced with decisions regarding Champion Pool in Rosman as repairs made to the pool this spring are beginning to fail and $15,000 in funding for repairs has nearly evaporated. The issue will be...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 13, 2015

Group Wants County Dog Park - Brevard NC

A group of local residents is working to find the right location for a dog park, something they claim is lacking and needed in Transylvania County. Katinka and Rodney Remus, along with Catherine...

 

Toward Real Democracy

The only opinion letter in The Transylvania Times (the last issue before Independence Day) was the most painfully, sad, dysfunctional display of personal bitterness that I’ve seen in a long time. Along with our historic constitutional beginnings,...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 13, 2015

County Seeking More Participation On Committees - Brevard NC

With a bevy of different board and committees, there are ample opportunities for citizens to participate in local government, and Transylvania County commissioners hope some revisions to the county’s policies regarding citizen advisory councils...

 

Still Picking That Scab

While I am familiar with the term “white privilege,” now used by the left and other mainstream media, it sickens me to think how history is now either ignored or not taught and that whites are guilty just by the fact of being white. I have lived...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 13, 2015

Looking Glass Scene Of 2 Accidents - Brevard NC

Two accidents on Looking Glass Rock last week had local emergency services stretched thin. The first was a climbing accident resulting in a fall that occurred around 3:15 p.m. last Tuesday, while the...

 

Good Morning America Comes To Transylvania - Brevard NC

Last Thursday and Friday, Good Morning America filmed a segment on "The Hunger Games" film locations with Transylvania County-based Hunger Games™ Unofficial Fan Tours. Interviews were held with...

 

Five Candidates Have Filed For November - Brevard NC

As of this morning, five candidates have filed for the municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman. Incumbent Brevard City Councilmen Maurice Jones and Charlie Landreth have filed for another term. Their two seats, along with the one currently held by...

 

Ask Us: New Businesses, Brevard Counseling, Kneeling Students

Is it correct a new business opening in the city of Brevard and other North Carolina municipalities no longer have to notify the city that it is doing so? How will the city know if a new business has come to town? Effective July 1, cities no longer...

 

Bach With A Difference

Peter Schickele, who has the onstage persona of P.D. Q. Bach, is a classically trained musician but includes a great deal of humor in his performances. He has been known to enter the stage in various...

 

Velma Loraine Aarsund

Velma Loraine Aarsund, 82, of Brevard, passed away quietly Friday, July 10, 2015 at The Brian Center in Brevard. A native of Cleveland County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Grady and Blanch Pierson Blanton. In addition to her parents, her...

 

Benjamin Bunch

Benjamin Bunch, classical guitarist, and former Brevard resident, died of cancer July 8, 2015, in Basel, Switzerland. He had resided in Europe for 45 years. His father, Charles L. Bunch Sr., and his...

 

Rebecca Cannady Burgess

Rebecca Cannady Burgess, 74, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015. She formerly worked as director of the Gaston County (N.C.) Cancer Society, and had been owner of Becky's Classic...

 

Jerry Max "Jeeky" Littleton

Jerry Max "Jeeky" Littleton, 75, of Brevard, formerly of Homestead, Fla., passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015 surrounded by family and friends. He was the son of the late Homer and Louise Fowler...

 

Dr. Laura Parsons

Dr. Laura Parsons passed away unexpectedly in Northport, Ala. May 31, 2015. A native of Transylvania County, she is the daughter of the late Jack and Joan Washburn Parsons. In addition to her...

 

Judy Queen

Judy Queen, 68, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 8, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Roy Lee and Evelyn Elizabeth Dayton Mills. In addition to her parents, she was...

 

Judy B. Pace

Judy B. Pace, 73, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 9, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Lambert and Essie Mull Baker. In addition to her parents, her brothers, Lyndon and Michael Baker, preceded her in death. She was an...

 

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