Articles from the October 20, 2014 edition

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Legal Notices For October 20, 2014

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY   In The General Court of Justice Superior Court Division TD Bank, N.A. vs. George Sivore, Jr., Mary Sivore and Robert Tayler   Robert Tayler: Take notice... Full story

 

Nick Craddock

Nick Craddock, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sept. 25, 2014. A memorial service will be held Oct. 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church on South Broad St. in Brevard....

 

Malcolm F. Johnson

Malcolm F. Johnson, of Brevard, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, just three days before his 95th birthday. He was born in Missouri Valley, Iowa, the son of the late Peter and Alice Carlson Johnson. He was a graduate of Missouri Valley High School and of...

 

Beauford Odell Stewart

Oct. 16, 2014, during a peaceful and scenic drive around the winding curves of Walnut Creek Road, Beaufort Odell Stewart closed his eyes to tranquilly leave this world and cross through the welcoming...

 

Lewis Alton McKinney

Lewis A. McKinney, 63, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. He was the son of the late Fred Thomas and Lillie Thomas McKinney. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, James Ikey, Fred Thomas Jr.,...

 

Jack "J.C." Whitmire

Jack “J.C.” Whitmire, 75, of Rosman, passed away Oct. 16, 2014, at his home in Rosman. He was born in Transylvania County to the late Marion Coy and Bertie Love Whitmire. In addition to his parents, his wife, Joretta Whitmire, also preceded him...

 

Election Guide And Letters

In this issue of the paper, readers will find a 40-page election guide. It includes questions and answers for candidates for sheriff, school board, county commission, Clerk of Superior Court, 113th State House District and 48th State Senate...

 

Broad Allegations Mean Little

For those who read Mr. Jeffrey Hubbard’s opinion letter in The Transylvania Times, Oct. 6, it’s important to note that Hubbard did not give one specific example of why he has been unhappy and concerned with our Sheriff’s administration since...

 

New Tax Plan Is Bad For N.C.

I say the final tax plan passed by the Republican-dominated legislature and signed into law in late 2013 by Republican governor Pat McCrory is bad for North Carolinians and bad for North Carolina. Now, why would I say such a thing? Well, to...

 

City Employees Remarkable

This is a tale of our city. It began about 7:30 in the morning when my neighbor discovered and showed me water coming out of the ground at the point where our properties met at the street. I called the city water department, spoke with Lisa, and...

 

Scruggs Is Dedicated

I began working for the Transylvania County School system in 1980. I had the privilege of working with Betty Scruggs for four years at Brevard Middle School. She was a teacher then and working in the same classroom with her gave me the opportunity...

 

Legislature Robs Peter

An organization makes a clear statement about what it values through its budget. By that measure, the state of North Carolina places very little value on public education, or on its public school teachers. Teachers have had only a 1 percent pay...

 

Early Voting Begins Oct. 23 - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Today’s edition features The Transylvania Times 2014 Election Guide, which includes Q&As with several of the local and state candidates running for office. Two one-stop early voting sites open Thursday for Transylvania County...

 

Support Hagan

I read Mr. Youngerman’s recent letter and with some surprise saw that his reason for supporting his candidate is because he supports change in leadership in the Senate. He feels that this would create more of an active Congress. I can’t believe...

 

McMinn Is Best Candidate

Several years ago, my husband and I discovered Brevard. After retirement, we decided to move to Connestee Falls in Transylvania County. We had looked at several similar communities in other areas, but we were attracted to Connestee Falls because of...

 

Great Bank Challenge Accepted For Living United – Brevard NC

Asheville Savings Bank's center in Brevard is entered in the Great Bank Challenge for United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC). What is the Great Bank Challenge? "The Great Bank Challenge is a way for local banks to help inspire support for United...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 20, 2014

Gay Couple Gets Marriage License – Brevard NC

Nearly a year after being told no, Elizabeth Thompson and Susan Freeman applied for and received a marriage license certificate this morning at the Transylvania County Register of Deeds. Thompson and...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    October 20, 2014

County Approves Transport Funding - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners approved funding for a local transportation resource, received an update about an initiative to beautify the county and granted permission for an interagency agreement regarding the county’s 911 system at the...

 

Pure Pets To Hold 5th Annual Pet Parade And Costume Party

Pure Pets invites people and their pets to the fifth annual Pet Parade and Costume Party taking place at their Broad Street location in Brevard Friday, Oct. 24 from 6:30-9 p.m. Free to the public, this fun filled evening begins at 6:30 p.m. in front...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    October 20, 2014

Group Drops EDO For New Name - Brevard NC

As development of the county's new economic development organization continues with the 11-member board of directors fleshing out the group's bylaws and policies, board chair Andy VonCanon and vice...

 

Barbecue To Benefit Local Senior Games – Brevard NC

A barbecue lunch to benefit the Land of Waterfalls Senior Games will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department off Ecusta Road in Pisgah Forest. The meal for $7 includes...

 

Local Officials Discuss Ebola - Brevard NC

Representatives from Transylvania County’s public health, emergency services, health care providers, law enforcement and county management met Thursday to plan a local response to protect public health if Ebola should pose a risk in our community....

 

Local United Way Supports Latino Outreach – Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) has a mission: "To build a stronger Transylvania by mobilizing our community to empower people to improve their lives." Sponsoring the TRAIN (Transylvania Resource Access Information Network) van that...

 

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