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Glen Cannon Closing

The rainy weather yesterday must have made it doubly bleak for members of the Glen Cannon Country Club who had to clean out their lockers as the country club closed its doors for the final time. The closing of the country club is bad news for it...

 

Move Forward On Ecusta Trail

It is time for Transylvania County Commissioners to consider seriously the Rails to Trails proposal. Conversion of unused railroad track to recreational pedestrian and biking trails is more than a concept; it has proven beneficial in numerous...

 

Support Books For Troops

May I share an address for a place that sends packages to our troops? It’s called Books for Troops. People can send a large envelope or box of books (USPS media mail is cheapest) or magazines (including crosswords) and they distribute them to our...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    December 9, 2013

Glen Cannon Country Club Closes Doors - Brevard NC

Local golfers were dealt a bitter blow yesterday as Glen Cannon Country Club officially closed its doors after repeated attempts to revitalize the club financially ultimately failed. Glen Cannon, which features an 18-hole, 6,548-yard layout that...

 

Teachers Should Accept Mandates

Concerning the Dec. 2, 2013 article entitled “Teachers Worried About Mandates.” Several of our educators seem overly concerned about the stress level they incur due to the recent state mandates. One must realize the need for our children to...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    December 9, 2013

Rogers' Case Moving Forward - Brevard NC

The criminal case involving Transylvania County School Board Member Michael Rogers is moving forward after a Pickens County, S.C., magistrate judge ruled the state had met its burden following a recent probable cause hearing. This past August,...

 

Dolores "Dee" Angers

Dolores “Dee” Angers, of Sarasota, Fla., and longtime summer resident of Lake Toxaway, passed away Dec. 12, 2013, in Florida. She leaves behind her loving husband of 63 years, Bob, and her son, Rob. They were previous owners of Mountain House... Full story

 
 By Eric Crews    News    December 9, 2013

Hearing Held On Armed Robbery - Brevard NC

After hearing a first-hand account of an alleged armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon that allegedly occurred in the early morning hours of July 27 in Brevard, Transylvania County District Court Judge Emily Phillips found there was...

 

Grandmother Won't Be Charged In Child's Death - Brevard NC

District Attorney Gregory Newman announced on Wednesday that he will not seek an indictment against Shirley Strickland in the accidental death of her 4-year grandson, Lance Duncan, that occurred on May 15, 2013 in Brevard. The child’s body was...

 

Ethel Dalton

Ethel Dalton, 92, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at The Oaks of Brevard. She was the daughter of the late Warrior and Oda English McCall. Her son, Teddy Dalton, and a brother, Bob McCall, preceded her in death. She is survived... Full story

 

Jobless Rate Decreases In October - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate decreased from 7.2 percent in September to 7.1 percent in October, according to the latest figures from the state Division of Employment Security (DES). The statewide rate in October was 7.5 percent, down from...

 

Work Set To Begin On Demolition Of Building - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard has hired the D.H. Griffin Wrecking Company to demolish a portion of the Rice Furniture building at the corner of Caldwell and Probart streets. The demolition will be performed by machinery and individuals with hand tools. No...

 

Mary L. Haddox

Mary L. Haddox, 91, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Born in Kanas City, Mo., she was a daughter of the late Eustis and Ada Osbourne John. She was a former executive secretary for Edison Company for 33 years, and was of the Baptist... Full story

 

Alice Matney Lovin

Alice Matney Lovin, 77, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. She was a daughter of the late Frank Eugene and Belva Cox Matney. In addition to her parents, her brother, Curtis Matney and... Full story

 

Joseph James Perona

Joseph James Perona died Dec. 5, 2013, at his home in the College Walk Retirement Community, in Brevard. He was born May 28, 1930, in Blanford, Ind. He was a graduate of Rose Polytechnic Institute (now Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology) with a... Full story

 

Parade/Tour

(Above) The annual Brevard/Transyvlania Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade was held Saturday afternoon. After the parade, downtown played host to Twilight Tour. (Right) Jadyn Garvitte shed some...

 

Rare Sight

This snowy owl, spotted recently in Transylvania County, is a long way from home. For more information, see page 20A. (Courtesy photo by Dan Bennett)...

 

Big Attraction

This snowy owl took up residence on Ricky and Debbie Maybin's farm on Calvert Road Saturday and Sunday. Usually only seen in colder northern climates, snowy owls are a true rarity this far south. The unexpected visitor attracted bird enthusiasts...

 

Births In Transylvania

Sterling Holpp Beeson Chris and Kaelee Beeson, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Sterling Holpp Beeson, born Oct. 20, 2013, at Park Ridge Hospital, in Hendersonville. She weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Her maternal...

 

News of Organizations

Embroiderers’ Guild The Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Karen Hawks of Klay Hawk Studio will present a program on doll making. The meeting will be held at...

 

Hospice Tree Of Remembrance Marks 20 Years – Brevard NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Hospice Tree of Remembrance. This uni-que initiative allows community members to support the wonderful work done by the loca...

 

County Awarded Federal Funds Under The EFSP Program – Transylvania County NC

Steve Pulliam, the executive director of the United Way of Transylvania County, has announced that Transyl-vania County has been chosen to receive a $6,650 grant to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made...

 

Brevard Banks Come And Go

Brevard Banking Company was organized by Nathan Van Buren McMinn and first operated out of the back of McMinn's store on West Main Street. On Aug. 21, 1903 it was announced that the bank would move...

 

Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop Stocked For The Holidays – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Regional Hospital Auxiliary is working hard to raise money for the hospital during the holidays by offering a number of affordable gift items for sale to the public. The auxiliary is...

 

Breakfast With Santa Planned For Saturday At Rec Department – Pisgah Forest NC

“Breakfast with Santa” will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9-11 a.m. at the Transylvania County Parks & Recreation Department. The pancake breakfast is for children 7 years old and younger. In addition to visiting with Santa, children will...

 

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