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Commissioners Approve Tax Increase-Brevard NC

A 1.3-percent property tax increase was approved Monday by the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. The tax increase was approved as part of the county's budget for the 2014/15 fiscal year,...

 

Legal Notices for June 23, 2014

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO 14-E-139 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Helen Maner Mixson Ware of Transylvania... Full story

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 23, 2014

Association Lifts Brevard College's Probation - Brevard NC

Brevard College received some good news recently as officials say the college has been lifted off the 12-month probation that was handed down last year by the Southern Association of Colleges and...

 

On Government Preserving Jobs

In your June 16 article “Commissioners Support 1.3-Cent Tax Increase,” one commissioner was quoted: “[One of our] priorities included saving our employees’ jobs…we did everything we could to keep our employees’ jobs.” Commissioners: we...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 23, 2014

Meals Tax 'Dead' - Brevard NC

A proposed food and beverage tax for the city of Brevard is “dead,” according to N.C. Sen. Tom Apodaca. Opposition from the N.C. Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA) has effectively killed the legislation needed to approve the tax. “I had...

 

Taxpayers Don't Want Tax Increase

As a business owner and employer in the city and county, I find Commissioner Page Lemel’s comments in the raising of our taxes outrageous and a total misrepresentation of the county taxpayers’ wishes. Not one taxpayer in this county who I know ha...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 23, 2014

Five Of 11 EDO Members Chosen - Brevard NC

As of Friday, five of 11 members of the county’s new Economic Development Organization’s (EDO) board of directors have been picked. In April, the Transylvania County commissioners voted to approve the EDO board’s make-up after a recommendation...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 23, 2014

Development Targets Outdoor Lovers -Brevard NC

A new development on Ivy Lane, near Pisgah National Forest, seeks to capture the allure of the outdoor culture in Transylvania County by providing visitors with beautiful homes in a remote area, while...

 

James Edward Gardin Sr.

James Edward Gardin Sr., of Brevard, died June 13, 2014, at the Oaks. He was born Jan. 14, 1924, in McDowell County, to the late Charlie Gardin and Mary Anne Conley Gardin. He was preceded in death by, his wife, Robbie Mae Outlaw Gardin; son, Lawrenc...

 

Tips Given On Tick Prevention - Brevard NC

When enjoying outdoor activities such as gardening, camping, hiking, and playing it’s important to take steps to prevent bites from ticks that share the outdoors. A little prevention goes a long way in preventing illness from tick bites. Ticks do n...

 

Ask Us Question Answered

What is the Norton Creek Greenway? Where does it start? Why does it cost $2.9 million? Whose property must be taken to build the path? In 2007, Brevard City Council adopted a Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan for the city, according to Planning Director...

 

Wilma Raines Lance

Wilma Raines Lance, 88, a native of Transylvania County, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Landrum, S.C. She was born May 3, 1926, in Brevard, to Louie and Eva Wilson Raines....

 

Edna Marie Harrison Oteri

Edna Marie Harrison Oteri, 78, of Ormond Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Thursday, June 20, 2014, in Brevard, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. She had been a resi...

 

John Michael "Mike" Preston

John Michael "Mike" Preston, 76, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at his home surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was born Dec. 3, 1937 in Tryon, N.C. to the late...

 

Elaine Ayers Raines

Elaine Ayers Raines, 70, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She...

 

Philip Ronald Shuford

Philip Ronald Shuford, 75, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord June 18, 2014. He was a native of Yancey County, N.C. and was the son of the late Joseph Fred and Velma Silver Shuford. A sis...

 

Frank Gene Stanley Sr.

Frank Gene “Pap-Paw” Stanley Sr., of the See-Off community, passed away June 21, 2014. Born Jan. 3, 1944, in Erwin, Tenn., he was the son of the late Bob and Belle Hilmon Stanley. His son, Gene; brothers, D.C. Stanley, Ed Stanley, Ronnie...

 

We Are The Champions

Champion Park pool in Rosman is open for the season. (Top) Matthew McCombs gives it a thumbs and big toes up. (Photo left) Bethany Farmer and (photo right) Anjel Whitesides are about to make a big...

 

Births In Transylvania

Charlotte Birdell Akridge Zach and Tiffany Akridge, of Summerville, S.C., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Birdell Akridge, born May 2, 2014, at Bon Secours-St. Francis...

 

Crawfords Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Tom and Pat Crawford enjoyed a trip to France to commemorate their 50 years together. They came to Brevard in 1965, and raised two children. Son Jack, now lives in Atlanta with his wife, Kathy, and...

 

Exploring The Origins Of Selica

Leaving Brevard and heading west on Southern Railway in the early 1900s there were three stops before Rosman. It was 4.4 miles to Selica, 2.7 miles more to Cherryfield, an additional mile to Calvert...

 

My Favorite Tools Are Essential To The Job – Brevard NC

Garden tools are an essential part of the job. They can make it easy or the lack of the proper tool can make any task more difficult. Just as a general rule, I think good garden tools are a very worthwhile investment, although price doesn’t always...

 

Red Cross Launches '100 Days Of Summer. 100 Days Of Hope' Blood Donation Campaign

“Every day this summer is a chance to give a lifesaving gift,” said Sharon Pitt, CEO of the Carolinas Blood Services Region. “Making a blood or platelet donation with the Red Cross is an easy way to extend hope and help ensure lifesaving blood...

 

Maddy Cook Is Home From A Year In India – Brevard NC

Maddy Cook, looking tired after a 40 hour trip to get home, arrived at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 16 at the Asheville airport after almost a year in India. Her parents, brother, family and Rotarians...

 

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