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Legal Notices For November 24, 2014

NOTICE TO PUBLIC Notice is hereby given that the Transylvania County Board of Health will meet in special session on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Health Department conference room of the Community Services Building, for the sole pur...

 

Boys & Girls Club Returns To Gallimore Road Site - Brevard NC

The children of the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County were scheduled to stream back into their Gallimore Road club building today after a three-week hiatus to allow cleanup...

 

No Excuse For Hunger

Anyone who has paid attention to hunger in this country and county is familiar with the statistics: • The child hunger rate in Transylvania County is 28.8 percent, which is higher than the state and national averages. • One in five...

 

Area Water Issues Discussed - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: This is the third of four stories about a recent conference on water held at Brevard College’s Porter Center. Water sources and watershed management were some of the topics discussed during the last panel of the “Whose Water is...

 

Hospital Named Top Performer For Fourth Year – Brevard NC

For the fourth year in a row, Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) has been named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. TRH is one of...

 

TVS Is Exceptional

Transylvania County is fortunate to have Transylvania Vocational Services in Brevard serving the community. As a member of the TVS Board and the parents of a son who works at TVS and lives in a TVS residential home, we can attest to the breadth and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 24, 2014

Missing Man Found Dead - Brevard NC

Little River Swift Water Rescue found the body of Andrew Sprinkle about 1 p.m., Friday, after search dogs gave law enforcement a more precise location in the French Broad River. The 31-year-old’s body was found about a half mile from the site...

 

Freedom, Not Intolerance

The letter writer of, “New Definition of Marriage?” Nov. 20, was aghast that “homosexuals may now legally marry and that their marriage will be just like mine!” Heaven forbid! It could even be better! This writer needs to update himself on...

 

County Seeking Leachate Agreement - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners approved moving forward with negotiations that could allow the disposal of leachate from the landfill at Rosman’s wastewater treatment facility. The county has had an unwritten trade agreement with Brevard that all...

 

Second Gilded Age

It is now apparent that democracy in the United States has ground to a halt on the national and state levels. At fault is our capitalist system which is rigged to promote corporate and financial interests to the detriment of the American people....

 

Weinstein, Music Center Extend Contract -Brevard NC

The Brevard Music Center (BMC) Board of Trustees and President Mark Weinstein have agreed to a five-year contract extension that will keep Weinstein at the helm of the institution through its 80th anniversary season in 2016 and beyond. Weinstein...

 

True To Form

Just when I was about ready to heap praise on our man in the White House, he came through with yet another divisive action to pander to his base. The global warming agreement with China deserves some attaboys, but it should have been accomplished...

 

Average Gas Prices Continue To Tumble - Brevard NC

Average retail gasoline prices in North Carolina have fallen 4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.76/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,092 gas outlets in North Carolina. This compares with the national average...

 

Thanksgiving Lunch

Sonya Whitesides attended the Pisgah Forest Elementary Thanksgiving Lunch Friday with her daughter, Trinity. (Times photo by Park Baker)...

 

Rosman Elementary 40th Anniversary and Fall Fest – Rosman NC

Families attending the Rosman Elementary Fall Festival last Friday had many activities to choose from. Fromduckpin bowling to minigolf, students and parents celebrated Autumn after the 40th...

 

AAUW Scholars Did Bypass Surgery On A Cow – Brevard NC

At the November branch meeting, Brevard AAUW members gave a warm welcome to three Transylvania County middle school students and two Brevard College students who received AAUW scholarships to attend s...

 

Births In Transylvania

Nikolas James Rachel Bentley-Stahl, of Brevard, is proud to announce the birth of her son, Nikolas James, born Nov. 16, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 ½ inches long. Michael Floyd...

 

NSDAR Plans Christmas Tea – Brevard NC

On Monday, Dec. 1, members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter NSDAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) will enjoy a Christmas tea at 1:45 p.m. in Miller Hall at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Brevard. Please note the special date and time of...

 

Ollie Haynes "Junior" Bryson

Ollie Haynes “Junior” Bryson ended his pain and suffering and went home to be with the Lord Nov. 20, 2014. He was a lifelong member of Cathey’s Creek Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army from 1951-1953, and was a member of the...

 

Jack Wesley "Butch" Pridmore

Jack Wesley “Butch” Pridmore, 61, of Etowah, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. He was the son of the late Jack Wesley and Martha Jeanette Ball Pridmore. He was a loving husband and devoted father. Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Leisha...

 

Shirley Shuster

Shirley Shuster, 88, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at her home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. where she married and raised her family. She later returned to her education and earned...

 

Andrew "Drew" Crutchfield Sprinkle

Andrew "Drew" Crutchfield Sprinkle, 31, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 in a car accident in Brevard. Born in Nashville, Tenn. July 7, 1983, he was the oldest child of David Michael Sprinkle and Catherine...

 

Emory Winstead Jr.

Emory Winstead Jr., 61, of Pisgah Forest, was surrounded by his family when he passed away at Mission Hospital Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Born Aug. 17, 1953, in Person County, N.C. he was the son of the late Emory and Carrie Winstead Sr. He was also prec...

 

Rice Street Garden Reports A 'Banner Year' – Brevard NC

The Rice Street Community Garden's third season was a banner year in many ways, some surprising. The garden grew in physical size, harvest, crop varieties, volunteers, educational events, fundraising...

 

Raffle Of Gabriella The Doll To Benefit Silvermont

A series of teaser ads in The Transylvania Times led readers to meet Gabriella during Halloweenfest. The 27-inch reproduction doll, which was handmade by noted dollmaker Jan Doerning, is being...

 

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