Articles from the March 20, 2014 edition

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 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 20, 2014

Glenn Cannon Country Club Sold For $840,000-Brevard, NC

In front of more than 50 people on the steps of the Transylvania County Courthouse, Glen Cannon County Club was sold to Great Oak Pool I, LLC for the price of $840,000 at public auction Thursday afternoon. Scott Carter, trustee of the deed of trust...

 

Legal Notices for March. 20, 2014

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 13 E 129 Having qualified as Administrator CTA of the Estate of Jerry Hobart Bishop, Jr. of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this is t... Full story

 

Boise State Says Brevard High Can't Go Blue-Brevard NC

In the movie "Field of Dreams" the voice told Kevin Costner's character "If you build it, they will come." Brevard High School had a similar blue-tinged, artificial turf, field of dreams, but it turns out that particular wish was copyrighted by...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard FUMC A Taize worship service is planned for Sunday, March 23, at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. The public is invited. Taize is an ecumenical monastic community in France that has drawn thousands of Christians to its community for its unique style...

 

Citizens Have Right To Know

“Anyone may inspect and get copies of public records.” -North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper This week is Sunshine Week, a time when citizens, especially those in media and advocacy groups of any political bent, re-emphasize the importance...

 

War On Poverty II

In his latest initiative toward accomplishing his goal of reducing “income inequality,” the President has now targeted pay for “overtime” (more than 40 hours per week) along with raising the minimum wage. So it now appears that we are going...

 

If It's Not Broken, Don't Fix It

This letter is in reference to our sheriff, David Mahoney. With the upcoming election here in Transylvania County, we cannot afford to lose our sheriff. Look in all the surrounding counties at all the crime and things going on and compare it to...

 

Glad To Support Emporium

In anticipation of the births of two granddaughters this May, I recently enjoyed a wonderful shopping spree at The Children’s Center Emporium (38 S. Broad St. between Local Color and Bracken Mountain Bakery). The Emporium had a wide selection of...

 

Carolyn Galloway

Carolyn Galloway, 70, of Rosman, went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 17, 2014. She was a daughter to the late Lowery Julius "Chief" and Ruth McCall Galloway. Her brothers, Charlie and William... Full story

 

Glenn Allen Jr.

Glenn Carl Allen Jr., 79, of Easley, S.C., husband of Joanne Hall Allen, went to be with his Savior Saturday, March 15, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., he was a son of the late Glenn Carl Allen Sr. and Bertha McCrosky. He... Full story

 

Eleanor Arlene King

Eleanor Arlene King, 62, of Penrose, passed away March 13, 2014. A native of Chesterfield County, S.C., she was the daughter of Therrell Gardner and Annie Vera Parker Brock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James... Full story

 

Wilmer McGee

Wilmer McGee, 82, formerly of Brevard, passed away in Charlotte, March 15, 2014. Born in Transylvania County, he was preceded in death by his parents, the late Henry Milton McGee and Gertie Louise... Full story

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 20, 2014

Pickelsimer Case To Be Heard Before The Court Of Appeals - Brevard NC

The civil case involving the 2010 will and testament of the late Charles Pickelsimer Jr. will head to the North Carolina Court of Appeals in the next few months after the propounders in the case filed for appeal in late January. Last November,...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 20, 2014

Board Of Education Backs Resolutions On Teacher Pay, Tenure - Brevard NC

Resolutions calling for action on teacher pay and concern about the elimination of teacher tenure and other issues were unanimously approved Monday by the Transylvania County Board of Education. One resolution, which comes from the N.C. School Boards...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 20, 2014

Calls Increase For School's New Turf To Be Blue - Brevard NC

The air turned blue Monday at the Board of Education’s regular meeting. The board heard from local residents and school personnel, and were handed a petition with 469 signatures calling for the proposed new artificial turf at Brevard High School...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 20, 2014

City Council Approves Teacher Housing Plan - Brevard NC

The proposed 36-unit teacher housing development off Gillespie Circle and Country Club Road took a significant step forward Monday as Brevard City Council approved the preliminary master plan. The decision comes after council tabled approval in...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 20, 2014

Tourism Playing Bigger Role In Economy – Brevard NC

Dr. Steve Morse, economist and director of the Hospitality & Tourism Program at Western Carolina University, told those attending the recent “Balancing Nature & Commerce in Transylvania County” conference that tourism is increasingly important...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 20, 2014

Academy Students Show Improvement On Testing - Brevard NC

Students at Brevard Academy: Challenge Foundation Academy have shown significant improvement on their MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing scores since last year. Produced by the Northwest Evaluation Association, MAP tests are online...

 

AAUW Opens Competition For High School Designers – Brevard NC

The advanced art students in Katrina Ronneburger's Graphic Arts Club at Brevard High School are jumping at the chance to compete with each other to develop the winning design for AAUW's 2014 Book Sale...

 

Toxaway Pharmacy Closes Its Doors - Brevard NC

After 17 years of business Toxaway Pharmacy closed Wednesday, March 12. “It was a good run,” said Easter Plank, who managed the store that was owned by Jeff Jackson. “In the end, we could not generate enough revenue,” Plank said. “We...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 20, 2014

Superintendent Highlights 'Good News' In School System - Brevard NC

School Superintendent Jeff McDaris had several pieces of “good news” to report during Monday’s regular Board of Education meeting. He congratulated two Brevard High School students, Austin Gaddy and Aaron Jackson, and Rosman High School’s Kir...

 

Law and Order

On March 14, Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office responded at 3:58 p.m to a breaking and entering report at a home on Barnhouse Road. Unknown persons gained access to the home by prying a door open and stole two firearms, a Mossberg shotgun...

 

Democrats Urged To Field More Women In N.C. Races

A sold-out crowd of 150 Democrats welcomed Carol Teal, executive director of Lillian's List of North Carolina, to the Unity Center of Henderson County in Mills River on March 11. Democratic Women's...

 

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