Articles from the October 26, 2015 edition

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Board Bungles

One of the most venerable institutions in this state is the University of North Carolina system. It has long been recognized as the best in the Southeast and one of the best in the nation. But several missteps, if not blunders, by the University of...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    October 26, 2015

Grand Jury Doesn't Indict Man Who Investigators Say Killed His Brother-Brevard NC

A grand jury has declined to indict a Cedar Mountain man accused of shooting and killing his brother during an argument at their home. A murder charge has been dismissed against 41-year-old Travis...

 

Quitter

There was an event in the sports world this past week that deserves special notice. Considering the vastly troubling state the world is in these days, it may seem a stretch to compare the sports event to world troubles, but stick with me. Steve...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    October 26, 2015

Short-Term Rentals On City's Radar-Brevard NC

The city of Brevard is the latest municipality looking at how to regulate the usage of short-term rentals in its community. Brevard Planning Board officials will explore clarifying usage and allowance of short-term rentals, such as properties listed...

 

Failing To Support Education

I would like to explain my seemingly contradictory answers to the recent Transylvania County survey. I love living in Transylvania County, especially now when it is so beautiful. We have world class outdoor areas with Pisgah National Forest, DuPont...

 

College Installing Electric Vehicle Chargers - Brevard NC

Brevard College has teamed up with Tesla Motors to provide electric vehicle charging stations, the first of its kind in the county. Brevard College is also now the first college or university in the...

 

Hansens To Lead Annual Parade - Brevard NC

The 44th Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 5. It will follow its usual route, leaving Brevard High School at 3 p.m. and then continue down Broad Street, ending at...

 

Underachieving President

Democrats defend President Obama’s achievements by referring to nominal data and assumptions, both of which enhance false interpretations of reality. Let’s start with the state of the economy. Although the unemployment rate is currently low (5.1...

 

Oskar Blues Brewery Continues To Expand In - Brevard NC

Oskar Blues Brewery has announced that it will launch its products in Mississippi and Utah in November and December. These two states will bring the total number of new markets launched in this calendar year to nine, plus completion of the full...

 

Times To Host The 38th Pumpkin Carving Contest - Brevard NC

Contestants in the 38th Annual Transylvania Times Pumpkin Carving Contest can take a stab at winning one of several cash prizes, including a $250 grand prize for the best overall pumpkin. Six other...

 

Grateful For Emergency Services

Just can’t thank Transylvania emergency services and TRH enough for their professional, compassionate care during a recent health crisis. Not only were they concerned about my husband’s condition but that of our family during this stressful...

 

A Potential Solution

A few weeks ago I expressed my opinion in this newspaper. Here are my potential solutions to the courthouse issue. Ideas currently being considered regarding the new courthouse appear to be very costly. What if a study of the highest and best uses fo...

 

Beautiful Toxaway

John Nichols III recently took these photos, including the aerial shot, of Lake Toxaway....

 

Artists At Work During Friday Gallery Walk – Brevard NC

Jenni Barronwas one of the featured artists at the Haen Gallery in the Lumberyard Arts District in Brevard as part of the Friday Gallery Walk. Barron's performance art piece entitled "mother may i"...

 

Transylvania Hosts District 1 Garden Club – Brevard NC – Connestee Falls NC

October's bright blue weather and a gigantic "White Squirrel" greeted 59 women Oct. 14 as they arrived in Transylvania County. The occasion was the District 1 annual meeting of The Garden Club of...

 

Kenneth McLaughlin

Kenneth McLaughlin, 87, of Brevard, and formerly of Gracey, Ky., died at 12:19 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at The Oaks of Brevard. Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at Hughart,...

 

Leota Owen Moore

Leota Owen Moore, 96, of Brevard, went to be with her Lord Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of the Silversteen community, she was a daughter of the late James...

 

Connie Faye Owens Lowery

Connie Faye Owens Lowery, 75, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. A native of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Odell and Lilly Mae Poteat Owens, and was the wife of the late Cecil Edward Lowery. She was also preceded...

 

Be Aware Of The Dangers Of Medicine Abuse – Brevard NC

At one point or another, we’ve all used prescription drugs or over-the- counter medicines to alleviate an illness, whether to relieve pain or curb a cough. In this age of a “pill for every ill,” the potential for prescription drug abuse and...

 

New Local Theater And Playwriting Club To Meet – Brevard NC

On Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. in the conference room of the Transylvania County Community Services Building, there will be an organizational meeting for a new community theater group and playwriting club. Bring a resume and list of interests and hobbies. If...

 

Legal Notices for October 26,2015

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 15E293 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Co-Executors of the Estate of Inez P. West of Transylvania County,...

 

The Teacher's Apprentice: A New Training Model

Imagine you need routine surgery. You are given a choice between two doctors. The first is new and has never performed the surgery. The second doctor has 10 years of experience with this particular surgery. In such a situation, the choice would be ob...

 

Rosman High School Class Of 2016 Gives Back – Rosman NC

What a difference a day makes! That is the resounding opinion of Rosman High School seniors after the annual Senior Service Day held Sept. 23. With 82 students and several faculty members working on...

 

Brevard Philharmonic Presents Grammy Nominated Guitar Duo – Brevard NC

For the second concert of Brevard Philharmonic's six-performance season, two former child prodigies joining forces in one skillful and dynamic classical guitar collaboration will take the stage at Bre...

 

Organist Ken Cowan To Play At Brevard-Davidson River Church – Brevard NC

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church located at 249 E. Main St., in Brevard has announced that on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 3:30 p.m., they will present the highly acclaimed organist, Ken Cowan, in...

 

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