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Articles from the December 12, 2016 edition

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Carrier Deal

On Dec. 1 President-elect Donald Trump announced that Carrier Corp. would not close its operation in Indianapolis, Ind. While the announcement was good news for those who would not lose their jobs, the deal raises a number of questions. How many...

 

Give Trump A Chance

After reading numerous Opinion of Readers since the election, it appears many refuse to give Trump the opportunity to be judged by performance and results. It falls under “prejudice,” a preconceived opinion that is not based on relevant facts,...

 

Supports Open Community

Since I do not have a computer, I did not learn of the letter “Love is the Spirit of our Community,” that supports civil behavior until it was too late to sign. I strongly support that declaration and wish to be counted as one of its supporters....

 

Meadow's "Greatness"

I have read about the leadership of Rep. Mark Meadows and his new chairmanship of the House Freedom Caucus. Funny, from where I sit replacing Obamacare and privatizing Medicare and abolishing Social Security will not affect Rep. Meadows, but it will...

 

Legal Notices for December 12, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO: 15-E-75 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF EDWARD RILEY BATSON EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executrix of the... Full story

 

Gleason Ray Culpepper

Gleason Ray Culpepper, 80, passed away Dec. 2, 2016, in Marietta, Ga. He was born Feb. 7, 1936, in Ft. Payne, Ala. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda Gail Culpepper Briscoe and husban...

 

Valera Ann Dortmundt

Valera Ann Dortmundt, 85, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 8, 2016. She was a loving wife, mother, and a longtime member of Carr's Hill Baptist Church. Her husband, Elwood Dortmundt and a son,...

 

Constance Louise (Lind) Noxel (Connie)

Constance Louise (Lind) Noxel (Connie), 74, passed away with family by her side Dec. 7, 2016, at her home in Pisgah Forest, after a long illness. Born in Omaha, Neb. Feb. 26, 1942, she was the eldest...

 

Jane P. Schroeder

Jane Pelley Schroeder, 83, of Fletcher, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Donald G. and Alma (Buelow) Pelley. Born in Bay City, Mich., she lived in Ashtabula, Ohio for...

 

Linda Ann Matheson Stevenson

Linda Ann Matheson Stevenson, 76, of Hendersonville, passed away at Transylvania Regional Hospital, Nov. 26, 2016. She was born Sept. 16, 1940, to the late Harold Melvin and Aileen Sanders Matheson....

 

Kenneth Bell Wyatt

Kenneth Bell Wyatt, of Brevard, was 89 years old when he went home to be with the Lord Jesus Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. A native of Brevard, he was the son of the late Howard Douglas and Beezie Bracken...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 12, 2016

Meadows' Wilderness Legislation Raising Concerns – Brevard NC

Congressman Mark Meadows has introduced a bill that seeks to amend the Wilderness Act, in part by giving local governments veto power over decisions made by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The Local Wilderness...

 

Wildfires Inspired A Community Effort – Brevard NC

Chase Owen watched the fire rapidly charge up the side of Pinnacle Mountain in Pickens County, S.C. The fire was then three weeks old, and on the night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 23, it had...

 

Ask Us: Gerrymandered Districts, Pinnacle Mountain Fire

As of now, North Carolina has been ordered by a federal court to hold a special legislative election next year after 28 state House and Senate districts are to be redrawn to comply with a gerrymandering ruling. What sort of impact, if any, would...

 

Rosman Parade

After being rained out the week prior, the Rosman Christmas Parade went ahead Sunday, despite the rain. (Times photo by Park Baker)...

 

Christmas Concert – Brevard NC

The Brevard Middle School band treated the audience last Thursday at Brevard High School to some seasonal music. (Times photos by Matt McGregor)...

 

Noah Recalls Life In Apartheid South Africa

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Camilleri, Andrea. “A Voice in the Night.” Two suspicious murders trap Montalbano between the politically powerful and the dark underbelly of the Mafia. One is a girl...

 

Dancers Mingle With Patrons – Brevard NC

Dancers from the Brevard Ballet Company mingle with audience members at the Christmas Cookie reception after last year's Brevard Philharmonic holiday pops concert. Join them this year for "Christmas...

 

Fundraiser To Assist Standing Rock Sioux – Brevard NC

We Are Brevard and We Stand with Standing Rock will host a two day fundraiser on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 185 King Street and Friday, Dec. 16 at The Phoenix. On April 1, 2016, an elder member of the...

 

Evanger, Gaukler United In Marriage

Nicole Alicia Evanger and Bradley Joseph Gaukler were married June 11, 2016, at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, on the Mountain View Terrace. Neil Dickerson, the groom's uncle, performed the ceremony...

 

News Of Organizaitons

Basic Mac Group Do you own an Apple computer (iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air) or Apple mobile device (iPad, iPhone, iPad Mini)? Do you want to know more, use it more easily and have fun at the same time? At the Basic Mac Group meeting on Mon...

 

Help Your Teen Stay Safe This Holiday Season – Brevard NC

As the festive and sometimes hectic holiday season gets underway, the C.A.R.E. Coalition is spreading the word about how parents can help keep their kids safe. Teens are more likely to be exposed directly to alcohol and other substances this time of...

 

Transylvania Endowment Announces $66,000 In Grants – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Endowment has announced $66,000 in People in Need grants to local nonprofit organizations providing critical services for economically disadvantaged people. The grants were made in partnership with The Community Foundation of...

 

Blue Devil Football Dominates All-Conference Selections – Brevard NC

The Brevard Blue Devils were the turnaround success story of mountain prep football and now accolades are coming in left and right. Brevard led the pack in the recent WNC Athletic all-conference...

 

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