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Legal Notices for Sept. 9 2013

12-SP-140 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Tammy Edwards Hall and Ronald Dean Hall, dated April 12,... Full story

 

Incredible Feat Or A Fraud?

Every few years an individual achieves some astounding physical feat that renews our belief that if we put our entire body, mind and soul into an endeavor, nearly anything can be accomplished. Last week 64-year-old Diana Nyad swam 110 miles across...

 

Health Groups' Consolidation Poses Questions -Brevard NC

The upcoming partnership between Western Highlands Network (WHN) and Smoky Mountain Center and the transition of Medicaid providers already had patients asking questions, but local health care providers say they too are unclear about exactly what is...

 

Time To Stand Down

If I were a counselor to President Obama, I would advise him to stand down and let President Bashar Assad “best” him. What does the Syrian leader have? He referred to his own country as “another Vietnam” to the United States. Is that a...

 

Task Force May Hire Branding Expert - Brevard NC

The seven-member group tasked with coming up with economic development recommendations is moving toward hiring an expert to help create a brand for the county and a marketing strategy. The Independent Economic Development Task Force discussed the...

 

Veteran Recognized With Award - Brevard NC

The Melvin J. Maas Award Winner for 2013 is Joe James Parker, U.S. Navy retired, director of the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) District 3, a Transylvania County native and Pisgah Forest...

 

Station's New Frequency Begins Sept. 16 - Brevard NC

At 9 a.m. on Sept. 16, WCQS, Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc., will switch its current Brevard translator frequency from 105.1 FM to 90.5 FM. WCQS’s current frequency at 105.1 FM is threatened by interference from another licensed...

 

Happy To Show Photo ID

I really get amused over the back and forth argument about whether or not we should have to present a picture ID when we go to vote. I have had two surgeries in two different hospitals in the last eight months. At each hospital the first thing I had...

 

Teachers Unite!

When and what will it take to end this malicious legislation coming from Raleigh? All the “Box Tops” and “Prayer Walks” will not help teachers, but maybe a union will. I mean a real union. Teachers have been made the scapegoat for our...

 

James "Jimmy" Cheshire Tucker

James “Jimmy” Cheshire Tucker, 69, of Mills River, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at The Oaks in Brevard. Born June 30, 1944, in Brevard, he was the son of the late Helen Carrier and Augustine W. Tucker. He was educated in Brevard,... Full story

 

Corvis Albert Davis

Corvis Albert Davis, 91, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 14, 2013. He was born to the late Weil A. Davis and Bertha Wyatt in Akron, Ohio Jan. 24, 1922. In addition to his parents, two brothers and one... Full story

 

Willie Mae Nicholson

Willie Mae Nicholson, 82, of Pickens, S.C. and formerly of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late John and Myrtle Devore. In addition to her parents, her husband, Harry Eugene... Full story

 

Births In Transylvania

Ellianna Louise Brooks Courtney Reddekopp and Anthony Brooks, of Sapphire, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ellianna Louise Brooks, born Sept. 2, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces....

 

McCall, Owen Exchange Wedding Vow

Melissa Ann McCall, of Brevard, and Mark Wayne Owen, of Balsam Grove, were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Aug. 24, 2013, at God’s Way Fellowship. David Perry was the officiated minister. The bride...

 

Sharp Turn

Waylon McDevitt, 16, peels around a sharp corner during Saturday’s Carolina Youth Mountain Bike League race at Gwynn Valley on Saturday. McDevitt was one of several members of the Transylvania County Schools cycling team who participated in the...

 

DAR To Place Books In County School Libraries – Brevard NC

Since 1956, the week of Sept. 17-23 has been set aside to celebrate the United States Constitution. That tradition began in 1955 when the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) petitioned the...

 

News of Organizations

Embroiderer’s Guild The Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, will hold its next monthly meeting Thursday, Oct. 3. Rosemary Kostansek, chapter president, will teach the second...

 

The Cradle Of Forestry Hosts Afternoon Tea With Llamas – Pisgah Forest NC

The Cradle of Forestry in America will offer Afternoon Tea with Llamas Saturday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. The llamas will carry your lunches or snacks on this easy walk along the Forest Discovery Trail at the Cradle of Forestry. Ice...

 

Southern Highlands Reserve: Another Jewel – Lake Toxaway NC

A walk in the wildflower labyrinth at the Southern Highlands Reserve might make you feel like you have taken a step back in time. At the center of the 20-acre core park at the top of Toxaway...

 

McMinn Built City's Commerce – Brevard NC

Nathan Van Buren McMinn arrived in Transylvania County after the county was created and quickly became one of its leading citizens. McMinn married Elizabeth England, daughter of one of Brevard’s...

 

BC Business Club Hosts Al Kirchner – Brevard NC

The Brevard College Business Club (BC2) will host a presentation by Food Matters Market Co-Owner Al Kirchner Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Francis Pavilion of the Porter Center for Performing Arts. The 7 p.m. presentation, titled “The Dream,...

 

Victory Baptist To Hold Tent Meetings

Victory Baptist Church will be holding tent meetings Monday through Friday this week at 7 p.m. The preachers are as follows: Monday, Terry Whitesides; Tuesday, Everette Patterson; Wednesday, Kent Lance; Thursday, Berlis Powell; and Friday, Terry...

 

Dermatologist Talks Common Skin Problems – Brevard NC

Our skin is our largest organ and protects us from the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat and cold. Some examples of common skin issues are...

 

Wildlife Commission To Celebrate National Hunting And Fishing Day – Pisgah Forest NC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 28 with special events and an urgent message to get more people involved in the outdoors. The commission is hosting four family-oriented events and...

 

Different Plants Attract Different Birds - Transylvania County NC

Here in Transylvania County, we are lucky to have a great variety of birds flocking to our backyard feeders and adding delight to our gardens. American robins, Carolina chickadees, Carolina wrens, house finches, mourning doves, Northern cardinals,...

 

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