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Rodney Cleaven Blackwell

Rodney Cleaven Blackwell, 57, of Brevard, died Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. to late Cleaven and Frances Elizabeth Ferguson Blackwell. He was an avid member of Enon Baptist Tabernacle, of Philadephia, where he was a choir... Full story

 

William "Bill" Miles Dechant

William “Bill” Miles Dechant, 56, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his family. A native of Brevard, he was a son of June McLean Dechant and the late William Garvin Dechant. Bill graduated from Brevar... Full story

 

William O. Moser

William O. Moser, of Brevard, died Aug. 20, 2013, at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. He was 83 years old. Born Nov. 25, 1929, in Winston-Salem, N.C., he graduated from UNC Chapel Hill, and later earned an MBA from Wake Forest... Full story

 

Linda Heffner

Linda Heffner, 51, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. She was a daughter of James A. Sorrells, of Brevard and the late Evelyn Sorrells Cooper. Survivors include her husband, David Anderson Heffner, of Brevard; daughters, Chenoa... Full story

 

Margaret Barrett Mangrum

Margaret Barrett Mangrum, 84, formerly of Rosman, died Aug. 23, 2013. She was born in Transylvania County Jan. 17, 1929, to the late Oscar and Annie Cornelia Barrett. Her husband, Herbert Mangrum, two brothers and a sister, Marin and Virgil Barrett,... Full story

 

Hazel Owen Kitchen

Hazel Owen Kitchen, 87, of Monroe, N.C., formerly of Brevard, peacefully passed away Aug. 22, 2013, at the home of her daughter. She was born to the late William Victor Owen and Ethel Flora Owen, of Lake Toxaway, Sept. 15, 1925. Along with her... Full story

 

Meadows Visits BRCC

U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows visited Blue Ridge Community College Transylvania County Campus Aug. 21 to learn more about the workforce development activities at the college. During his visit, he talked with Automotive Systems Technology Faculty... Full story

 
 By Eric Crews    News    August 26, 2013

Glitch Delays Food Stamps - Brevard NC

A recent computer upgrade to the new state food stamp system led to short delays in August benefits for around 3 percent of Transylvania County residents, but Department of Social Ser-vices (DSS) officials say no long-term problems should result....

 

Confused On Education

“With this testing load we are in danger of turning our teachers into proctors. We need to slow down and regroup with all of these tests and let our teachers teach.” -Governor Pat McCrory When it comes to education, Gov. McCrory sometimes makes...

 

Caldwell Street To Be Widened - Brevard NC

A public information meeting on the Caldwell Street widening project in Brevard will be held Sept. 9 in the library. The road’s widening from the Main Street intersection to the Rosman Highway is...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 26, 2013

Academy Reports Record Enrollment - Brevard NC

Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy has opened the new school year with record enrollment and a larger fund balance. School director Tony Helton told the school’s board of directors at their meeting last Monday night that 231 students...

 

Seriously?

Life is full of minor annoyances. Dogs who bark during the day are but one. Do you mean to tell me that the local government has nothing better to do than sit around and think of ways to fine the very people who put them in office? We have police...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    August 26, 2013

Task Force To Evaluate 'Economic' Groups - Brevard NC

The Independent Economic Development Task Force (IEDTF) is moving ahead with its plans to begin evaluating eight agencies in Transylvania County who currently work in some capacity in economic development. Agencies that will be asked to answer questi...

 

Recycling Creates Jobs

In the last few weeks several positive educationals on economic development for our county have been held. The first was Neil Feldman, president of the Institute for Local Self Reliance of Washington, D.C., who presented seven or eight waste...

 

Thankful For Voter ID

Thank our Republican legislators and Republican Governor McCrory for the Voter ID law! There are a lot of mentions that the law is a solution in search of a problem; that there are no data showing vote fraud. Years ago a couple was transferred by Oli...

 

Voter Law Subverts Rights

Make no mistake, this voter law “reform” is not motivated by a legitimate concern that the will of the majority will be thwarted by acts of voter fraud. No, the proponents are in truth moved by a fear that, absent this suppression of voter...

 

Fanatics

It would appear there are an increased number of people in our country who have an uncritical devotion (one definition of a “fanatic”) to their cause. For example, it seems somewhat fanatical: For legislators to wear American or state flag lapel...

 

Lucky To Have Rogers

I am glad to see that Mike Rogers has taken another stand for innocence by not stepping down from the school board. We need him and his leadership and knowledge. It is unfortunate that his family is facing such accusations and threats against their...

 

Two Ways To Market County

Economic development is prominent in discussions of late. As it turns out, our county commission has a substantial role to play in economic development, but, as reported by Jeannette Goldsmith several months ago and reflected in our most recent...

 

Gridiron History

For the first time in its history, the Rosman High football team Friday beat Brevard High School. The Tigers won 40-27. The local rivals have played one another 10 times since 1975. (Times photos by...

 

Community College Cooks Up Culinary Class – Brevard NC

A new culinary program at Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) hopes to give local students a jump-start in their careers in the food service industry. The Blue Ridge Culinary Institute will officially...

 

Girl Scouts Team Up With Brevard College – Brevard NC

Transylvania County Girl Scouts teamed up with Brevard College freshmen to conduct volunteer outreach and maintenance to Transylvania County Girl Scouts’ “Little House” this past Monday, Aug....

 

Births In Transylvania

Barrett Lee Reece Justin and Brittany Reece, of Lemoore, Calif., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Barrett Lee Reece, born July 9, 2013, at the Naval Hospital in Lemoore, Calif. He...

 

Biggerstaff, Crane Engagement Announced

Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Biggerstaff, of Spartanburg, S.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, April Monieke Biggerstaff, to Dale Lee Crane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Crane, of...

 

Raineses To Celebrate 50 Years Together

Harley and Elaine Ayers Raines, of Brevard, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 31, 2013, with a reception hosted by their children at Pisgah Fish Camp from 1 to 3 p.m. They were...

 

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