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Legal Notices for 7-18-13

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 13-E-199 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Daryl O. Ba... Full story

 

Memorial Fund Set Up For Fallen Falcon Golfer

A fund has been established to assist the family of Jordan Kitchen, who died tragically July 13 in a tree-cutting accident in Buncombe County. Donations are being accepted at any of Macon Banks’ 11 area branches. Funds will go to help the family...

 

Headwaters Outfitters Adds Zipline Experience – Roaman NC

Paddle down the French Broad River, then zip through the treetops to see where you've been and what lies ahead. It's all in a day's adventure thanks to a new collaboration between two local...

 

Sporting Sign-Ups Of Local Interest Scheduled Soon – Transylvania County NC

Pickleball Classes Slated John Jessen, a former tennis instructor, will offer a six week program for all adults who want to learn the game of Pickleball. The classes will be a combination of instruction and play. To register, please call 884-3156....

 

Tax Shift, Not Tax Reform

While Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican leaders in the General Assembly are claiming their recent “historic tax reform” will put more money in the hands of North Carolinians, it’s more likely the legislation is neither true tax reform nor a...

 

BC Probation Largely Meaningless

On June 24, The Transylvania Times announced that Brevard College had been placed on probation for a year by its accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The headline on the page 1 story was a bit scary,...

 

Real Assault Weapon

I continue to read letters to the editor here and in other publications from readers concerning gun control legislation with the emphasis lately being on school safety and security. Usually all of them want “assault weapons” banned or heavily...

 

Moratorium Headline Misleading

To report “Differing Views Heard” as a front page headline reflecting the July 8 hearing related to the biomass moratorium is inaccurate. All the citizens that spoke, except for one, supported the moratorium and expressed various and strong...

 

The National Divide

Thank you for turning out some thoughtful, and much needed editorials! However, on the subject of our being a divided nation, I think income inequality is a result more than a reason. The extreme income inequality we are now seeing, is the result of...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Rocky Hill Baptist Rocky Hill Baptist Church will kick off Vacation Bible School Sunday, July 21. Beginning at 5 p.m. children and adults will enjoy the slip and slide complimented by the Cedar Mountain Fire Department’s hoses of water. Afterward,...

 

News of Organizations

Democratic Women At its meeting Monday, July 22, the Democratic Women’s Club will focus on issues currently under consideration by the N.C. Legislature in Raleigh, focusing on public education, women’s health and choices, and voter...

 

Filing Ends In Municipal Elections, Four Compete For Two Council Seats -Brevard NC

Unless there is a write-in challenge, Jimmy Harris will get another four years in November as Brevard mayor, while four candidates will face off for two seats on city council. Filing ended at noon Friday for November’s municipals elections in...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    July 18, 2013

Biomass Developers Critical Of Group In Letter - Brevard NC

In a Wednesday afternoon letter, Peter Byrne, one of the developers of a proposed bio-mass project in Penrose, called on Transylvania County commissioners to consider the “true basic facts” ahead of a Monday night vote on whether to move forward...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 18, 2013

Body Believed To Be At Falls - Brevard NC

As of Wednesday afternoon, officials say they still haven’t located the body of a Greenville, S.C., man who is believed to have drowned after jumping into a swimming hole at Turtleback Falls and never resurfacing. Bobby Cooper, Lake Tox-away Fire...

 

Brevard Rotary To Hear Kenny West – Brevard NC

The Rotary Club of Brevard will have Kenny West, chief of staff for Congressman Mark Meadows as their guest speaker at the July 23 Rotary meeting.   Prior to his service in Washington, D.C., West...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 18, 2013

Joyce Recounts College's Progress - Brevard NC

It has been just over a year-and-a-half since David Joyce assumed leadership as president of Brevard College, and while much has been accomplished, Joyce said is plenty of work yet to be done....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 18, 2013

Board OKs Budget Changes – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education, by a vote of 4-1, approved a series of budget amendments for the 2013 fiscal year at their regular meeting Monday night. Board member Mike Rogers cast the sole vote against the amendments, which are meant...

 

Council Approves Amendments To 'Cottages' - Brevard NC

The Cottages at Brevard will have 40 units instead of the initially proposed 48, making for a better project, according to city officials. The development, located off the Asheville Highway opposite Ingles, was discussed Monday during city...

 

New Elections Board

Karen Brinson (far right), the Transylvania County Board of Elections director, stands beside the newly elected board, which was sworn in Tuesday. Since there is a Republican in the governor’s...

 
 By Eric Crews    Features    July 18, 2013

Falls Landing Celebrates 20th Anniversary – Brevard NC

In 1992, Mike Young, owner of Falls Landing in Brevard, was living what many would consider the dream life. He owned Shipwreck Landing, a restaurant and bar on St. John Island in the U.S. Virgin Islan...

 

Law and Order – Transylvania County

Felony Arrest Angela Michelle Wheeler, 38, of Sapphire was arrested July 16 and charged with one count of possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one misdemeanor count of possession of schedule IV controlled substance...

 

Mountain Roots Pottery Camp To Host Another Session For Children – Brevard NC

Not all children have been bored during this rainy, soggy summer. Last week, 24 campers from seven states, as well as, Japan, Germany and the U.S. Virgin Islands came together to play in the clay....

 

Burlingame To Present 'Clarence Darrow' – Sapphire NC

Burlingame Country Club presents a dinner theatre featuring “Clarence Darrow: A One-Man Play” by David W. Rintels, Thursday and Saturday, July 25 and 27 at 6 p.m. Darrow will be brought to life through the efforts of Somerset, Ky. attorney, Joe...

 

The Transylvania Farmers Market Plans Food Fest – Brevard NC

To celebrate the abundance of fresh, local food that Transylvania County has to offer, the Transylvania Farmers Market is hosting a local food fest. The event will be this Saturday morning from 8 a.m....

 

County Churches Make History As Members Attend A First-Ever Joint Worship Service – Pisgah Forest NC

Never before in Transylvania County’s history have the congregations of all five predominantly African-American churches worshipped together on a Sunday morning. The un-precedented event recently...

 

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