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Legal Notices For September 18, 2014

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA WAKE COUNTY In the General Court of Justice, District Court Division Builder’s Mutual Insurance Company, Plaintiff, Vs. Jose Luis Cabrera Escobar, Defendant To: Brent Griffin 14...

 

Hunting Accident in Lyday Creek Area

On Thursday, September 18, 2014 approximately 7:45 pm, deputies and first responders were dispatched to an area off of Lyda Creek Road regarding a report of a hunting accident. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered the deceased body of...

 

Club Wins

Last weekend’s Mountain Song Festival was nothing short of spectacular. The performers were stellar, the crowds were the largest ever, the vendors offered a wide variety of tasty treats and crafts, and the weather was quite manageable considering t...

 

Voting Equipment To Be Tested Monday

Testing of voting equipment in preparation for the Nov. 4 General Election will begin Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at the Board of Elections Office, 221 S. Gaston St., Brevard, pursuant to GS 163-33.2 and...

 

The Tax Man

Nobody really likes paying taxes. Even those who realize the necessity of taxes – and sometimes the raising of taxes – to support schools, public safety, infrastructure, and other government services do not relish writing a check for them as...

 

Cataract Surgery Episode

For those who may be considering cataract surgery, I’ll relate my experience as I wish I hadn’t had this surgery. My older brother decided to have cataract surgery as his vision was becoming rather impaired and he indicated that it was such an...

 

Courthouse Expansion

As reported last week (Courthouse’s Future Being Looked at Once Again, Sept. 11, 2014), the Board of Commissioners is currently considering the future of our historic courthouse building and how to accommodate the needs of our county’s court...

 

Old Courthouse Brewing Company

At a regularly convened meeting (at Quotations Coffee Shop) of the Small Table Four + Two Group executive committee, the recent article in The Transylvania Times about what to do with the county courthouse was discussed. Our recommendation would be...

 

Alcohol Debate And Vote

I attended the County Commission meeting where the vote to place an alcohol referendum on the ballot in November passed. My advice is to get out and cast your vote in the manner you wish. I spoke at this meeting in favor of countywide alcohol sales...

 

PTSD Can Affect Anyone

Dealing with mental illness is a fact of life for many people. As a member of NAMI-TA (the National Alliance on Mental Illness Transylvania Advocates), I applaud this organization’s efforts to remove the stigma associated with and alleviate the...

 

"What's Wrong With This Picture?

A British aid worker gets beheaded by ISIS. UK’s Cameron calls a security cabinet meeting to plot the response. Two U.S. citizens get beheaded by ISIS. Obama goes back to the golf course. Renee Bresler Brevard...

 

Support McMinn

Lee McMinn is running for county commissioner and there are plenty of good reasons why you should vote for him. But the most important one is that Lee understands that the many issues facing the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners —...

 

Melba McGuire Enlow

Melba McGuire Enlow passed away peacefully Monday Sept. 16, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 13, 1935, she would have soon celebrated her 79th birthday. She is survived by her...

 

Myra Faye Helms

Myra Faye Helms, 63, of Brevard, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Blennie Leonard Stillwell and Thelma Bernice Garris Stillwell. In addition to her parents, she...

 

Dealous T. "Slim" Phillips

Dealous T. “Slim” Phillips, 84, of Tuckasegee, N.C., went home to be with the Lord at his home in Jackson County Sept. 16, 2014. Born May 26, 1930, he was the son of the late Hess and Hattie Mathis Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was als...

 

MADD Representative Shares Legislative Agenda

Gamma Upsilon, Transylvania County's Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, began the 2014-15 year with a dinner meeting at College Walk Thursday, Sept. 11. Ellen Pitt, representing M...

 

McCall, Powell Engagement Announced

Carla D'Ree McCall, of Brevard, and Timothy Allen Powell, of Brevard, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Curtis and Hazel McCall, of Brevard. She is a...

 

News of Organizations

Democratic Women’s Club The Democratic Women’s Club of Transylvania County will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Pisgah Fish Camp. The program will include the introduction of long-time Transylvania county schools educ...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 18, 2014

School District's Top Teachers Honored – Brevard NC

Rosman High School's Alana Marshall was named the school district's Teacher of the Year, and Rosman Elementary's Scott Strickler was named the district's Principal of the Year Monday during the Board...

 

Bojangles OK'd, But City Pulls Back On Overall Plan - Brevard NC

The developers of the former Rodeway Inn site — now called Brevard Place — were given the go-ahead Monday to build a new Bojangles restaurant but were told more work is needed on the plans for the rest of the site. Monday’s approval was a...

 

2014 Gillespie Family Reunion Is Planned

The 66th Annual Gillespie Reunion will be held Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Balsam Grove Community Center beginning at 11:30 a.m. The community center is located on N.C. 215 N. Everyone has a special invitation to attend. Each family that attends is asked...

 

Peace Corps Recruiter To Speak At College Sept. 18 – Brevard NC

Brevard College’s Offices of Service Initiatives and Career Exploration will host Peace Corps recruiter and speaker Deborah Buckley Thursday, Sept. 18, on the Brevard College campus. Buckley’s two-part series will begin in Myers Dining Hall...

 

The Haven Hoedown Has Hats Off To Brevard – Brevard NC

It was smoking hot at the Brevard Music Center Aug. 23 at the 3rd Annual Hoedown for The Haven. More than 180 people decked out in jeans, boots and hats turned out at Straus Auditorium as...

 

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