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Legal Notices For April 23, 2015

CREDITOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Richard C. Tresise, deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the... Full story

 

Senior Games Opening Ceremonies Are Friday

Opening ceremonies for the 2015 Senior Games in Transylvania County will be held Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. at Parks and Recreation on Ecusta Road. A Silver Striders Fun Walk will follow at 11 a.m.,... Full story

 

Enlightening Minutes

Last week the Board of Commissioners released sealed minutes of closed sessions regarding economic development activities between 2008 and 2014. Those minutes provide some insight into an important and controversial aspect of county government. Some...

 

General Assembly Increased Taxes

Thanks to the author of the editorial concerning Higher State Taxes, which was published April 16. Everything reported has had an effect on increasing my state taxes. For the tax year 2013, I owed no state taxes. This year I was informed I owed $1,01...

 

Gloves Are Off

Hillary has declared and the battle is engaged. Fasten your seatbelts. We could debate all the baggage that she brings to her candidacy and that will be done ad nauseam over the next months, but to me it should come down to two things that all...

 

Arnold B. "A.B." Carter

Arnold B. “A.B.” Carter, 86, of Powhatan, Va. and Brevard, passed away April 21, 2015. He was the son of his deceased parents Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Carter from Brevard. He was married to the late Clara Lou Hooper. He survived by three children,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 23, 2015

McDaris: After-School Program Under Threat - Brevard NC

The after-school program run by Transylvania County Schools may be discontinued if a vendor cannot be found to contract with. Superintendent Jeff McDaris told the Board of Education Monday during its regular meeting that enrollment numbers do not...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 23, 2015

Brevard Academy Signs Property Contract-Brevard NC

Warren Alston, chairman of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors, informed the board at its meeting Monday night that a contract on the old Wood Chevrolet building and property on the Hendersonville Highway has been signe...

 

Jerry C. Pierson

Jerry C. Pierson, 79, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Memorial services will be announced. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 23, 2015

More Closed Session Minutes Revealed -Brevard NC

This article is the second of a two-part series detailing the minutes of 20 closed session meetings involving economic development opportunities in the county between 2008 and 2014. Transylvania County commissioners approved unsealing the minutes at...

 

Ida Frances Liskey Sawyer

Ida Frances Liskey Sawyer, 88, died April 14, 2015, in Brevard. She was born in 1927 in Elizabeth City, N.C. to the late Franklin Clyde Liskey and Marguerite Hughes Liskey. She and her husband spent...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 23, 2015

New Committee To Oversee City of Brevard Utilities - Brevard NC

A newly formed committee was given the task Monday to review options to rehabilitate the city of Brevard’s wastewater treatment plant. During its regular meeting, Brevard City Council approved the move recommended by interim City Manager Jim...

 

L. C. "Archie" McCall

L.C. “Archie” McCall, 80, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at his residence. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late William Jason McCall and Rosetta Owen McCall. A brother, Paul McCall, and a sister,...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 23, 2015

Council Clarifies Moore's Severance Package - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council came out of closed session Monday and approved a motion to “clarify” former City Manager Joe Moore’s severance package. On March 31, the day Moore resigned, it was announced, among other things, he would receive six months...

 

Joan Mary Mulligan Taylor

Joan Mary Mulligan Taylor, 80, of Brevard, passed away April 20, 2015 at her residence with her family at her side. She moved to Brevard with Bob Taylor, her husband of 61 years, in 1985. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Hazel Mulligan....

 

Hazel Ward

Hazel Ward, 89, of Brevard, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at Trinity Ridge Nursing Home, in Mt. View, N.C. She was born on March 21, 1926, in Greenville, S.C. to the late Ben and Mary Arrowood....

 

District Governor Elect To Address Brevard Rotary – Brevard NC

The Rotary Club of Brevard is honored to have the District Governor Elect Billi Black from Franklin Daybreak Club to address them April 28 at noon at the Twin Dragons Restaurant. Black will be...

 

RHS Drumline Surprised By Generous Donation – Rosman NC

Members of the Rosman High School (RHS) drumline got a pleasant surprise last week in the form of new practice equipment, courtesy of an anonymous donation received earlier this month. The donation,...

 

Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, was Earth Day. This photograph of Looking Glass Rock taken by Times photographer Michael Rogers last week is its own tribute to our planet. On Earth Day, city of Brevard...

 

Mayberry's To Celebrate Fifth Birthday Saturday – Brevard NC

Mayberry's Just Good Food in downtown Brevard is celebrating its fifth birthday this Saturday, April 25. Owners/operators Kelli and Jonathan McLeod have extended the invitation to "drop on by and join...

 

Festival For Kids Is Saturday – Brevard NC

The Kids Get Outside Festival will be held Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at South Broad Park in Brevard. Some of the activities planned for children include outdoor games, children’s Yoga, a bike obstacle course, a bike and helmet...

 

Oskar Blues To Raise Funds For Stabbing Victim – Brevard NC

Oskar Blues Brewery will hold fundraisers to support Michelle Wilkins and her family in both Brevard and Longmont, both places that Michelle and Oskar Blues call home, on Saturday, April 25. All day, 43 percent of proceeds from all sales — beer,...

 

Cradle Of Forestry To Celebrate Migratory Bird Day April 25 – Pisgah Forest NC

The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to celebrate Migratory Bird Day Saturday, April 25, with a guided bird walk, live raptor program, and family-oriented activities. Forests and fields around the Cradle are alive with song as migratory birds ar...

 

ER-EID Meeting On Neely Road Pump Station And Flow Equalization Project To Be Held April 27 – Brevard NC

All interested parties are hereby advised that the City of Brevard is seeking comments on the Engineering Report – Environmental Information Document (ER-EID) for the Neely Road Pump Station and Flow Equalization project. A public meeting will be...

 

United Way Closes In On Total Pledge Goal – Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County is closing in on its pledge goal of $500,000. Currently, the total for pledges of support hovers right around $460,000. UWTC still needs $40,000 more in pledges to...

 

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