Articles from the January 27, 2014 edition

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County Manager Artie Wilson To Retire Sept. 1

Transylvania County Manager Artie Wilson, who has managed the day-to-day operations of county government for the past 22 years, announced his retirement Monday night to the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. Wilson’s last day on the job... Full story

 

Brevard City Council Begins Retreat Thursday

Brevard City Council will host its annual retreat this week, beginning Thursday at Brevard College. Thursday’s agenda topics include wastewater treatment, water capacity, utility impact fees, the Railroad Avenue Small Area Plan and the pedestrian...

 

Tonight's Joint Board of Education and County Commissioner Meeting Cancelled

The weather has caused the scheduled joint meeting tonight of the Board of Education and the Board of Commissioners at the library's Rogow Room to be cancelled. No rescheduled date has been announced, yet....

 

Legal Notices for Jan.27, 2014

ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY 21 EAST MAIN STREET BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA 28712 Notice is hereby given that Transylvania County is soliciting Statements of Qualifications for the preparation of cost and time... Full story

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 27, 2014

Impassioned Call For Action Made - Brevard NC

The road to destruction or the pathway to higher ground. Those are the choices facing North Carolinians today, according to Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina State Conference of...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 27, 2014

Local NAACP Charter Being Formed - Brevard NC

Political and social movements progress slowly sometimes but thanks to the work of a local political organization, in just a few short months Transylvania County has created what will become the newest branch of the NAACP. Transylvanians Forward Toge...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 27, 2014

Love's Robbery Suspect Charged - Brevard NC

One of the suspects in the robbery at Love’s Jewelry last summer turned himself in last Tuesday to the Brevard Police Department. Arthur Harris, 47, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., faces charges of felony larceny and conspiracy. On June 22, 2013 law enfor...

 

Walgreens Robbed Thursday - Brevard NC

Law enforcement continue to search for a suspect who robbed the Walgreens store Thursday evening in Brevard. Just after 9 p.m., a white male believed to be in his 40s came into the store. Security cameras recorded him pulling out a small folding...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 27, 2014

School System Starts Tip Line - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Schools has started a tip line to help in several areas, including safety, bullying and possible criminal activity. Alan Justice, the school system’s director of safe schools, athletics, and transportation, said the tip line is...

 

State Official Offers Advice - Brevard NC

There is no “one way” to organize economic development efforts in a community, said Pat Mitchell, the assistant secretary for rural economic development with the N.C. Department of Commerce. But Mitchell contends there are some things that need...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 27, 2014

School Funding On Board's Mind - Brevard NC

Like other school systems, Transylvania County’s is facing cuts in funding in several areas. Funding cuts at the state level has meant those cuts have to be made up at the local level. The school system’s general education fund lost about $777,70...

 

Rare Sight

This majestic bald eagle perched himself into a tree next to the Davidson River Thursday afternoon with a flock of crows cawing nearby. As soon as he launched out of the tree, the crows followed,...

 

Outdoor Effort

Staff and students from The Outdoor Academy, a program of the Eagle's Nest Foundation, recently organized a clean-up effort in the area of the boardwalk behind the McDonald's in Brevard. About 300...

 

Education Is A State Matter

Article 9, Section 2 of the North Carolina Constitution states “The General Assembly shall provide by taxation and otherwise for a general and uniform system of free public schools…” The state Constitution does state that local governments may...

 

Give Roundabouts A Fair Chance

As a retired traffic engineer who absolutely loved designing traffic signals, I have come full circle regarding “Roundabouts.” “Traffic circles” are old style circular intersections common in the United States in the 1960s. There were many...

 

Alternate Energy Hurts The Poor

Recently I watched the Asheville morning news as Bill Murdock reported on an Eblen Charities program to help poor people meet the rising cost of their utility bills. It is a commendable gesture by a good organization, but how much better it would be...

 

Art Gallery Dream Becomes A Reality – Brevard NC

Brevard High School's new art gallery was unveiled during a ceremony last Thursday night and more than 50 people were in attendance to show their support for the arts and to be part of the...

 

Births In Transylvania

Enola Marie Davis Brittany Garner and Quinn Davis, of Pisgah Forest, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Enola Marie Davis, born Jan. 21, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Her...

 

Grace Munro Roy Awarded Honorary Membership – Brevard NC

During their December meeting, members of Gamma Upsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International voted to award Grace Munro Roy the gift of honorary membership in their organization. As a 35-year employee of Brevard College and active...

 

Richters Mark 50th Wedding Anniversary

Leroy and Georgette Richter, of Brevard, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 17, 2014. They were married Jan 17, 1964, in Charleston, S.C. The family is sending them on an Alaskan Cruise...

 

Red Cross Seeks Donors As Bad Weather Hurts Drives – Brevard NC

The American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Approximately 280 blood drives across 25 states were canceled across the U.S. due to snow and extreme cold. The blood...

 

Anne Frances "Tree" Coley

Anne Frances “Tree” Coley, 52, of Horse Shoe, died suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, after a short illness. A memorial service celebrating the life of Anne “Tree” Coley, will be held at Mt. Moriah Calvert Baptist Church, in Brevard, Saturday,... Full story

 

Adaline Lydia "Toots" Foth

Adaline Lydia “Toots” Foth, 76, of Brevard, who lived a blessed life, is home with the Lord and with her beloved husband, Gerry. She was born Oct. 8, 1936, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Herb and Lydia Boche, along with her late sister, Carol. She... Full story

 

Earl B. "Whitey" Johnson

Earl B. "Whitey" Johnson, 84, passed away Jan. 23, 2014, at The Oaks of Brevard. He was a son of the late Lewis Clyde Johnson and Grace Carland Johnson. He was preceded in death by two brothers,... Full story

 

Ray Buford Poland

Ray Buford Poland, 84, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. He was a son to the late George Washington and Sabrina Massengill Poland. His brothers, J.D., Buster, Howard and Rufus Poland,... Full story

 

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