Articles from the July 28, 2014 edition

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Legal Notices For July 28, 2014

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 14E167 EXECUTOR’S —- ADMINISTRATOR’S  NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Mary Y. Walter of Transylvania County,... Full story

 

McCrory Should Veto Charter Bill

Earlier this summer Gov. Pat McCrory said, “We need transparency of salary information for all public schools – both traditional and charter. I will veto any attempt to hide the names of charter school employees from the public record and I...

 

Trust

We have a new civil war in Transylvania – over property rights and responsibilities. On one hand are those who believe that what they do with their own land is their business; who believe that economic development is a search for companies to...

 

Developers Hire Out Of Town Labor

I would like to commend the city of Brevard Planning Department and the Planning Board for upholding regulations regarding the proposed Brevard Place development. In arguing for exemption from these standards, the out of town developer invoked the ol...

 

Kudos To SAFE

The dedication and remodel of SAFE’s Stacey’s House and the new addition of a transitional house on July 23 was one of the most beautiful and inspiring I have ever seen. First, a former client told the audience of her situation and the alcohol...

 

Move Forward

Congratulations to the editor for his well said editorial July 21, “A ‘Can Do’ Attitude.” If the EDO, Transylvania Partnership, County Commissioners and Planning Board will focus on the last lines of the editorial, “work to find ways that...

 

Hennie Should Stand His Ground

Last week, our county Planning Board presented an ordinance to county commissioners entitled “High Impact Industries Ordinance.” This ordinance has received much attention in our local press, with The Transylvania Times openly supporting it and...

 

Births In Transylvania

Grayer Sage Hutchinson Diana Begley and Zach Hutchinson, of Sapphire, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Grayer Sage Hutchinson, born July 24, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19...

 

Ballards To Celebrate 50 Years

Jerry and Nancy Ballard will celebrate 50 years of marriage Aug. 9, 2014. They were married Aug. 14, 1964, at Mountain Home Bible Church, in Mountain Home, N.C. He worked at P.H. Glatfelter until he...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 28, 2014

Connestee Clubhouse Vote Thursday - Brevard NC

A referendum on proposed upgrades to the Connestee Falls clubhouse has some property owners in the community questioning the viability of the project, which is scheduled to be put to vote beginning...

 

Connestee Deck Collapses, Injuring 5

A deck collapsed at 17 Adohi Court in the Connestee Falls community on Sunday afternoon, injuring five people. “The deck collapsed with seven people on it, and we transported five with non-life threatening injuries,” said Connestee Falls Fire...

 

Stacey's House Gets Big Addition - Brevard NC

Vivian Brookshire told it like it is. The audience sat spellbound as she related how she turned her life around because SAFE was there for her to provide safety and counseling. SAFE is Transylvania's...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 28, 2014

Rodeo Rides Back To Town - Brevard NC

Local wranglers and western lovers will get to experience the thrill of the rodeo right in their backyard as the Little River Rodeo returns for two nights of action on Aug. 1-2. This is the second year the Little River Rodeo has come to Transylvania...

 

Griffin Running For School Board - Brevard NC

Marty Griffin is running to serve on the Transylvania County School Board. He is a lifelong resident of Transylvania County and considers this to be a "wonderful place to live and raise a family." Gri...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 28, 2014

Bakers Donate Money For Silvermont Trails In Son's Name - Brevard NC

Gene and Sally Baker have pledged $45,000 for new handicap accessible trails at the Silvermont grounds in Brevard in memory of their son, Jonathan. "Jonathan loved the outdoors," said Gene. "He was...

 

Transylvania Times Wins Six Awards - Brevard NC

The National Newspaper Association (NNA) has announced that The Transylvania Times has won six awards for work done in 2013. The advertising division won two awards for advertising, one for a special section and three for news. In advertising, the...

 

Law And Order

Paulino Eusebio-Salas was arrested July 21 in Pisgah Forest by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office and charged with a felony first-degree statutory rape. Eusebio-Salas is being held on a $300,000 secured bond. • Bryan Christian Pullum was...

 

Hayes, Silversteen Developed Upper End Of County

J.F. (Frances) Hayes was an industrialist from Pennsylvania who, like many others, came to western North Carolina for the business opportunities. He and his associates and their business enterprises...

 

Pretty Pause

A butterfly rests for a moment on this flower. (Times photo by John Lanier)...

 

U-2 Pilot Recounts Time In Top-Secret Plane – Brevard NC

Silent - practically invisible at 60,000 feet - - the U-2 "spy plane" perhaps more than anything else symbolizes the Cold War. Designed to fly in the upper reaches of the atmosphere and highly...

 

Summer Program Teaches, Entertains Youth – Brevard NC

The halls of the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club are echoing with the delighted cheers of hundreds of children these days. They're home from school for the summer, but they're still learning while...

 

School Bells

Sharing House Volunteer Coordinator Megan Kimsey has been gathering school supplies for a month already. She says she has already handed out 182 supply-stuffed backpacks to needy students, and figures to help 400 more before school resumes late next...

 

United Way Partners With Belk To Help Students – Brevard NC

Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3, customers who take one (or more) pairs of gently used jeans to Brevard Belk will receive a $5-off coupon (one per customer/total donation) good toward junior...

 

Gloucester Green Thumb

Local Gloucester resident Fannie Mae Stamey, 94, proves that growing old doesn't mean losing your green thumb. Here, Stamey shows off her garden complete with squash, cucumbers, beans, tomatoes and cabbage. Stamey has been enjoyed working in the...

 

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