Articles from the October 13, 2016 edition

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Don't Forget Infrastructure

There are many items dominating coverage of the upcoming elections. One item that is being shortchanged is our need for improved infrastructure at the local, state and federal level. At the local level, we have numerous infrastructure needs. In last...

 

Arden Man Charged With Seeking Sex With 14-Year-Old- Brevard NC

James McFadden, 49, of Arden, was arrested and charged Tuesday with attempting to meet a 14-year-old female for sex. McFadden was charged with felony solicitation of a child by computer to commit an unlawful sex act. He was given a $50,000 bond. On...

 

School Bus Involved In Minor Accident-Brevard NC

A Transylvania County Schools bus was struck from the rear on Friday morning, while transporting Rosman High School students to Brevard High School. All students returned to school uninjured and without further incident. No charges were filed...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 13, 2016

BHS Principal Resigns-Brevard NC

Brevard High School principal Jennifer Anderson has resigned her position to accept a position at Clemson University. Anderson's last day at Brevard High will be Thursday, Oct. 20. Jeremy Gibbs, who...

 

Lesson Not Learned

Hurricane Matthew dumped massive amounts of rain on eastern North Carolina. As of Wednesday morning, 19 people in this state have died, mostly from drowning in rising floodwaters. Most of these deaths could have been avoided if we had learned our...

 

City Leaders, Staff Absent

Judging from the majority of letters to the editor regarding the city’s study on the West Loop, billed as “an alternative route for local drivers circulating within the city, thereby relieving congestion on U.S. Highways 64 and 276,” the...

 

Copelof Is Outstanding Leader

The character of a political candidate can be judged by their activities and experiences before she/he makes the decision to pursue public office. During my tenure as president of the Brevard chapter of the American Association of University Women, I...

 

Men Should Stand Against Sexual Assault

My name is Rodney Locks. I am the immediate past president of SAFE, Inc., the Transylvania County Center for the elimination of domestic violence and sexual assault. Again, sexual assault is drawing national attention. I went to an all-boys school...

 

Sick And Tired

I’m sick and tired of the never-ending, money-wasting, juvenile, mud-slinging rhetoric that we have been enduring as we lead up to the election. Both sides are equally at fault. Both candidates fall far short of what this country deserves. I have... Full story

 

Compassionate Pharmacist

I am one of many townspeople who sorrowfully faced the news of changes at Steve Metcalf’s Pharmacy. Even though it remains as a compounding pharmacy, a gift to our town, it remains a major change. The deepest loss, for me anyway, is the personal...

 

Breaking The Glass Ceiling

Past letters about Maureen Copelof have accurately described the knowledge, dedication and perseverance of this candidate for N.C. House, District 113. As a retired military officer, I would like to share a somewhat different view. I served in the...

 

Reconciling Voter ID Differences

Mr. Carter is right. Neither the Pew Center Research nor The Wall Street Journal article, by themselves, can be used to defend the North Carolina Voter ID Act of 2013. But I did not argue that they did nor did I argue that voter ID laws have had no...

 

Vote Cody Henson For House

Cody Henson is proud of his seven generation North Carolina family and being raised with North Carolina values and hard work ethic to take care of his family. Cody is a very bright, honorable young family man who answered the call to serve as our...

 

Trump Is Republican Nominee

The Republican Party appears to have lost it. They have nominated and supported Donald Trump, a man who has never had experience in politics or governing at any level, who is clearly not knowledgeable about important national and international issues...

 

James "Jim/Jamie" Endicott Curwen

James "Jim/Jimmie" Endicott Curwen passed away Oct 7, 2016, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's. A native of Brevard, he was born May 21, 1943, to James Drinkwater Curwen and Doris Elaine Risk,...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County NC

Brevard- Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, Oct. 16, Keith Thompson’s message will be “Straight Talk About Treasure.” Music for the worship services will be provided by the Westminster Bells and the Chancel Choir. Every third Sunday...

 

Legal Notices for October 13, 2016

NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE: 16-E-325 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY M. TINSLEY, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified as Executor of the... Full story

 

Ronald C. Lavery

Ronald C. Lavery, 80, went to our Lord Aug. 4, 2016, at the Kingsbridge House after battling Alzheimer's for nine years. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Sacred...

 

County OKs More Staff For Shelter – Transylvania County NC

More staffing for the Transylvania County Animal Shelter was approved Monday during the Board of Commissioners regular meeting. The board approved turning a part-time shelter tech into a full-time position and hiring a full-time shelter attendant....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 13, 2016

Anchor Delivering Aid To Flooding Victims – Pisgah Forest NC

Pisgah Forest's Anchor Baptist Church is meeting the disaster in Lumberton, N.C., head on through its emergency relief warehouse. Lumberton, located in Robeson County, is experiencing major flooding...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 13, 2016

New Law Will Impact Certain Salaried Employees

Formerly salaried employees may have to start punching a time clock with changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) going into effect on Dec. 1. Last week, Asheville attorney Jon Yarbrough, who specializes in federal and state employment laws, ta...

 

Climber Competing To Be The 'Best' – Brevard NC

Karsten Delap, co-owner of Fox Mountain Climbing Guides, and his business are in the running for three of Blue Ridge Outdoor magazine's "Best of the Blue Ridge" contests. Each year, the magazine...

 

Residents Have Until Friday To Register To Vote – Transylvania County NC

Transylvania County residents not currently registered to vote must do so by Friday to participate in the upcoming General Election. This deadline also applies to registered voters needing to update their registration record, such as change of...

 

Law & Order

•Jack Richard Gassaway II, 45, was arrested on Sunday, Oct. 9, by the Brevard Police Department and charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle. He was placed on a $20,000 bond. •Brooke Latasha Jones, 35, was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 8,...

 

Local Early Childhood Initiative Makes Progress – Transylvania County NC

Since May 2015, County Commissioner Page Lemel and County Manager Jaime Laughter have been leading a group of dedicated professionals engaged in close collaboration on behalf of Transylvania County's...

 

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