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Investigations In Raleigh

Regardless of which party is in control in Raleigh, there is a pay to play culture in which donors are rewarded with government contracts or favorable legislation. Former House Speaker Jim Black, a Democrat, went to prison after he pleaded guilty to...

 

Support Residential Zoning

The Brevard City Council and Planning Board are moving down a dangerous path, one that other municipalities took, and increasingly regret. Use a library newspaper database or google “short- rentals” (STRs) and “loss of community” – and see...

 

Regulations Stunt Growth

Why is the U.S. economy barely growing? The answer is quite simple. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are not optimistic about the future. If a business owner is going to open or expand a small company, they have to invest a great deal of hard...

 

Great Local Optometrist

This summer I had surgery for a detached retina. My healing process had been going well I thought. Upon an extensive eye exam by Dr. Lynda Shepard, she detected some additional abnormalities. Her level of professionalism and calm demeanor helped...

 

They Are Crazy

There is no other way to describe this current assembly of Republican candidates for president of the United States than crazies! Jeb Bush has expressed support for privatizing Social Security and most recently called for “phasing out” Medicare....

 

Legal Notices for November 16, 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,... Full story

 

Mary "Catherine" Chapman

Mary “Catherine” Chapman, 71, of Rosman, passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. She was the daughter of the late J.B. and Mildred Watkins Rogers. In addition to her parents, her brother, William Rogers, and her grandson, Eli Chapman, preceded her...

 

Elvin "Joe" Byars

Elvin "Joe" Byars, 77, of Lake Toxaway, was called home Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Joe was the son of the late Anderson Clifford and Florence Victoria Reid Byars. In addition to his parents, he was pre...

 

Thomas "Tom" Kimsey Henderson

Thomas “Tom” Kimsey Henderson, 68, of Tucker, Ga. and formerly of Lake Toxaway, passed away peacefully Oct. 23, 2015. He was born March 28, 1947. In addition to his parents, James Bingham and Lora Belle Miller Henderson, he was preceded in death...

 

Claire Irene Smith Irwin

Claire Irene Smith Irwin, 76, of Brevard and Weaverville N.C., died peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, after a brief illness. Born in Manchester, N.H. Oct. 1, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Emil J. and Cecile (Beaudoin) Smith. Her sister, F....

 

News Of Organizations

Democratic Women Transylvania Times editor John Lanier will be the guest speaker Thursday, Nov. 19, at the monthly meeting of the Transylvania County Democratic Women’s Club. The club meets from 11-1:30 p.m. at the Pisgah Fish Camp. Self-paid...

 

CAN'd Aid Hosts 'Big Money Chili-onaire' – Brevard NC

On Friday, Nov. 20, the CAN’d Aid Foundation will host the first annual “Big Money Chili-onaire” at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard. This chili cook off of the ages will be a night of chili tasting, voting, live music and cold Oskar Blues...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 16, 2015

Veterans Recall Vietnam Conflict - Brevard NC

A panel of three Vietnam War veterans, as well as a few audience members, shared their thoughts and experiences about the Vietnam war with history students and the general public at Brevard College last Wednesday night. Paul Morgan, who moderated...

 

Kaufman Cattle Co. Joins American Angus Association – Brevard NC

The Kaufman Cattle Co., of Brevard, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Richard Wilson, interim CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association, with nearly 25,000...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    November 16, 2015

Board To Discuss Short-Term Rentals

City staff will present recommendations on how to deal with short-term rentals Tuesday to the city of Brevard Planning Board. City Planning Director Daniel Cobb will make recommendations to allow short-term rentals, with requirements of special-use...

 

Planners Eye Projected Population Spike Growth - Brevard NC

By 2040, the overall population of five western North Carolina counties, including Transylvania, could increase by about 176,000 people. By 2040, the population of Transylvania, Buncombe, Henderson, H...

 

Free Spay And Neuter Voucher A Blockbuster – Transylvania County NC

The FOTAS (Friends of Transylvania Animals) free spay/neuter voucher program for the month of October was a huge success. With winter coming, the group decided to kick their ongoing spay/neuter subsidy into high gear – offering free vouchers to...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 16, 2015

Businesses Reflect On 'Leaf Season' - Brevard NC

As leaf season comes to an end for another year, local businesses reported they were quite busy. Clark Lovelace, the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce’s and Tourism Development Authority’s executive director, said the feedback he’s...

 

A Great Cause

The Sharing House collected 10,000 pounds of food and $7,010 in cash donations Saturday as part of its twice yearly food drive. Andy and Michelle Cruell hand their food donations to one of the many...

 

Unveiling

The American Legion held a ceremony Saturday to unveil a memorial for Arthur Cecil Wilson Sr., the Legion's chaplain for more than 60 years. Wilson's great-great-granddaughter, Paisley Cash, places...

 

Service Remembered

The family of the late Arthur Cecil Wilson Sr., the American Legion's chaplain for more than 60 years, removes the American flag Saturday from a memorial commemorating his service. Those in...

 

Hiking Appalachian Trail Impacted Future – Brevard NC

Lauren Fowler, a current Brevard College student, completed the full 2,185 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail. She began her journey in Georgia and finished it in Maine when she was just 21 years o...

 

Brevard Ballet To Present 'The Nutcracker' Sunday, Nov. 22 – Brevard NC

Brevard Ballet will present "The Nutcracker" Sunday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m. at Ingram Auditorium at Brevard College. Director Angie Wells and guest choreographer in residence, Tom Shoemaker, have...

 

Library To Host International Games Day – Brevard NC

Saturday, Nov. 21, from 2-5 p.m., Transylvania County Library will join thousands of libraries around the world in the eighth annual celebration of gaming in libraries: International Games Day @ Your Library. This drop-in, all-ages event is suitable...

 

'Everyday Super Food' Offers Tasty Recipes

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Connelly, Michael. “The Crossing.” Harry Bosch retired from the LAPD and is proud of his record, which is exactly why he doesn’t want to get involved when DA Mickey H...

 

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