Articles from the October 12, 2015 edition

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Inexcusable

The continual slaughter of Americans by people with firearms is inexcusable. The list of mass shootings, identified as the shooting of four or more persons, has become a daily occurrence in the United States. Before discussion of the mass shooting...

 

Legal Notices for October 12,2015

13 SP 40 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY   Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by George Harold Newman a/k/a Harold Newman and Virginia D. Newman to Trey Snider,...

 

Phyllis Ann Carter Conrad

Phyllis Ann Carter Conrad, 92, of Columbus, N.C., died Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at Tryon Estates, in Columbus. Born in St. Louis, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Dr. William Carter and Mabel...

 

Dolores "Dee" McBee Blackwell

Dolores "Dee" McBee Blackwell, 81, of Spartanburg, S.C., died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at her home. Born June 13, 1934, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Reatha Henderson...

 

Fred Andrew Best Jr.

Fred Andrew Best Jr., of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with his Lord Saturday, October 3, 2015. He was born in Swampscott, Mass. to the late Fred Andrew Best Sr. and Rena Ladd Best, and lived in...

 

Janice Evans Hinkle

Janice Evans Hinkle, of Brevard, passed away at her home Oct. 10, 2015, after an extended battle with cancer. She was 78. She was born in Boothwyn, Pa. Feb. 26, 1937, to Russell and Helen Evans. Her f...

 

Volunteers Ready To Help With ACA Enrollment – Brevard NC

Local volunteers are preparing for the third health insurance open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. This year individuals and families may shop through the Marketplace for insurance for calendar year 2016 between Nov. 1 and the end of...

 

Host Plants In Your Garden And Yard

According to the “Free Dictionary” by Farlex, in “agriculture a host plant is one which aids, shelters or protects another plant in its growth.” There are also host plants for many butterflies and moths, plants which provide food for the...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    October 12, 2015

Wife Won't Be Charged In Shooting Case - Brevard NC

A Lake Toxaway woman who fatally shot her husband will not be charged. District Attorney Greg Newman said this morning that Tina Bayne shot and killed her husband Thomas Bayne on Sept. 25 in self-defense after a tumultuous night. “We decided we...

 

Births

Anna Lee Wilson Brandon and Sara Wilson, Of Waynesville, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Lee Wilson, born Aug. 3, 2015, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She weighed 8 pounds,...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    October 12, 2015

City Trying To Fix Ongoing Sewer Problems - Brevard NC

The recent spillage of more than a million gallons of sewage in Brevard is nothing new, state and local officials are saying. State Department of Environmental Quality and Brevard city officials were not surprised when a recent storm flushed through...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 12, 2015

Trout Unlimited: Habitat, Status Of Fish 'Insecure' - Brevard NC

Trout Unlimited recently published the “State of the Trout” report, a comprehensive look at the current status of trout habitat and health across the country. The 80-page report gives an in-depth synopsis of each region in the country, including...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 12, 2015

Headwaters State Forest Gets More Land – Brevard NC

The proposed Headwaters State Forest has taken another step closer to fruition after The Conservation Fund announced it was awarded $150,000 to acquire an additional tract of land from former Congressman Charles Taylor. When it opens to the public,...

 

News Of Organizations

Gem & Mineral Society The regular monthly meeting of the Henderson County Gem and Mineral Society will be held Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Salvation Army Building located in downtown Hendersonville at the corner of Fourth and Grove streets....

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    October 12, 2015

Woman Praises Ring's Return - Brevard NC

On the evening of Oct. 7, 78-year-old Hendersonville resident Susan Fertik watched as a Brevard police officer walked up her driveway. Fertik admitted she was nervous but had no idea the joy she was about to receive. “Of course I was in tears,” s...

 

Efforts Underway To Help Flood Victims - Brevard NC

Transylvania County residents have come together to help out people in Columbia, S.C., recovering from the heavy rains and flooding that left many without water and electricity. Michael Collins, with the nonprofit Bread of Life in Brevard, has just...

 

County Jobless Rate Decreases In August - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate decreased from 5.9 percent in July to 5.6 percent in August, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce released last week. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 12, 2015

Talk's Focus: Be Ready For Disasters - Brevard NC

Pisgah Forest resident Dr. Paul Williams will discuss his book, "When All Plans Fail: Be Ready For Disasters" from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Oct. 18, at the Brevard Community Church. The event is free and...

 

Meeting Will Explain 'Brownfields' Program - Brevard NC

The public is invited to a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27, to learn more about Brownfields. This information session will provide an overview of the Brownfields program and allow citizens and property owners to ask questions about the Brownfields...

 

City Wants To Hear Feedback On Pisgah Forest Plan, Rosenwald Park-Brevard NC

The city of Brevard wants to hear the public’s thoughts on two major projects. The city is working on a long-range vision for new development and redevelopment throughout the Pisgah Forest community. The heart of Pisgah Forest, which includes the i...

 

Pick A Pumpkin

Jessie Dodson was helping out Sunday at Brevard First United Methodist Church's "Pumpkin Patch." Money raised goes toward the church's mission trips.The Pumpkin Patch wouldn't have been possible...

 

Stories And Music Down By The Barn Oct. 17 – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Historical Society is winding up a wonderful year following the 200th birthday celebration of the Allison-Deaver House. The final event of the year will be held Saturday, Oct....

 

United Way Thanks College Walk Supporters – Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) thanked College Walk neighborhood donors and volunteers with a free "Foot-Stomping Concert" by The Everybody Knows Pickers on Wednesday, Oct. 7th. During the...

 

C.A.R.E. Observes Substance Abuse Prevention Month And Red Ribbon Week – Brevard NC

October has been recognized as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month since 2011. In a declaration regarding National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, President Obama points out why substance...

 

Baseball Standouts Grew Up On These Diamonds

Baseball grew in popularity throughout North Carolina following the Civil War. By the late 1800s most towns, colleges and high schools had teams. Transylvania County has been home to town teams, indus...

 

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