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Legal Notices for Dec .16 2013

I, Rene Nowak, am not liable for Donald A. Nowak’s Debts. MT12/16/2TP - 53855 NOTICE OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED SEWAGE The City of Brevard experienced a discharge of untreated sewage from the sewer pump station located on Neely Road. A 2’ section...

 

Births In Transylvania

Gracelynn Mae Roberson Shea Roberson and Tara McCall, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracelynn Mae Roberson, born Dec. 7, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Her...

 

School Vouchers: No Accountability

Earlier this month, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) filed a lawsuit against the state for passing legislation that allows parents to spend taxpayers’ money to send their children to private schools. The practical reason for the l...

 

BMS Chorus Is Amazing

The Brevard Middle School Chorus, under the direction of Rivers Smith, continues to amaze! Wednesday evening during their Winter Concert, over 100 bright-eyed middle schoolers displayed astonishing tonal subtlety and technical skills usually evident...

 

Twilight Tour

I’ve been to almost every Twilight Tour Brevard has had. At the first ones, the town would be so full you couldn’t turn around without bumping in to someone. It seemed everyone in Transylvania County was out and about. This year was sad. Streets...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    December 16, 2013

Audit: County Fund Balance Grew By $1 Million - Brevard NC

The first look at the financial audit for fiscal year 2013 found that lower than expected expenditures and higher than anticipated revenues led to an increase of around $1 million in Transylvania County government’s unassigned fund balance. While...

 

Lost Those Holiday 'Blues

Tis the season to be jolly, but for many people, the holidays are a time of loneliness and depression. The elderly, the homeless with mental health issues, and folks separated from their loved ones by death or distance are particularly vulnerable to...

 

SHIPP Deserves Praise

We would like to echo the strong appreciation of SHIIP in ‘SHIIP Knows Medicare,” a Dec. 5 letter praising the aid given by volunteers to people needing help in navigating Medicare. We are grateful for the two- and-a-half hours spent with...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    December 16, 2013

Newman Explains Glaze Decision -Brevard NC

Despite having little or no new evidence in the case of Edna Glaze's disappearance 17 years ago, Transylvania County's District Attorney Greg Newman feels there is more than enough evidence to send...

 

All Are Welcome To Community Dinner – Brevard NC

The spirit of Christmas grows as Dec. 25 and the annual Community Christ-mas Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church approaches. Now a tradition, the church has hosted an annual Christmas dinner with the help of volunteers from its membership,...

 

Task Force Queries Consultant -Brevard NC

Jeannette Goldsmith recently reiterated her call for Transylvania County to have one economic development “champion.” Goldsmith was speaking during an Independent Economic Development Task Force meeting, where she faced questions from the seven-m...

 

County Honors Employees At Luncheon - Brevard NC

Roughly 200 county employees were in attendance last Friday at the Brevard Community Church for the annual Christmas and awards luncheon. Keith McCoy, support service administrator for Transylvania...

 

Art Dream Coming To Life At BHS - Brevard NC

In a matter of just a few weeks, a dream 10 years in the making will finally be realized as a portion of Brevard High School's (BHS) main lobby will be transformed into a newly renovated art gallery....

 

Kapp Started County's Bookmobile Service

Brevard's U.D.C. (United Daughters of the Confederacy) Library officially became a public library in January 1944. In order to receive state aid, financial support was also required from the town of B...

 

Brevard High Marching Band Wins Royally – Brevard NC

As the season came to an end, Brevard High School Marching Band left a strong impression with this year's show OVER THRONE by winning royally. The 2013 Marchers, under the direction of Kenneth...

 

CTE IX – Keeping Up With Technology

Very little gets an entrepreneur as excited as when technology and opportunity coincide. Such a confluence is happening right now in Transylvania County Schools, Blue Ridge Community College, and the field of niche manufacturing. For years, TCS...

 

Connestee Pickleballers Donate To Sharing House

A carload of blankets and winter coats was delivered to Sharing House last week by Connestee Falls Mountain Picklers members Sue Ziegler (left), Bob Brockway and Deb Richter. They also delivered $1,700 in cash on behalf of nearly 30 Connestee...

 

Music Center Featured On New Comporium Phone Book – Transylvania County NC

Comporium has officially unveiled the 2014 Transylvania County Directory cover featuring the Brevard Music Center. The cover was designed by Comporium's Media Services Department. The butterfly...

 

Santa's Helper

Volunteer Ronnie Peterman of Connestee Falls is a Sharing House Christmas Elf this year, helping Santa bring Christmas to needy Transylvania families. Adopting means buying a gift for each child and senior in the family, plus fixings for the...

 

Coffee Muggers Pass The Hat

For the past several years the 21 members of Deerlake Coffee Muggers have passed the hat for a gift to help Sharing House provide basic necessities to Transylvania's poor families. This year they kicked in $7,270. From front left, going around the...

 

Harper And Motor City Josh, Bill Berg To Perform This Week – Brevard NC

Harper and Motor City Josh will take the stage at 185 King Street Wednes-day, Dec. 18, at 8 p.m. An amalgamation of blues, rock, funk, soul and world music, Australian singer/ songwriter Harper...

 

Odd Couple Finds 'Innocence'

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Connelly, Michael. “The God’s of Guilt” (Lincoln Lawyer). A former client and prostitute texts lawyer Mickey Haller “Call me ASAP—187” (code for murder in the C...

 

Brevard Little Theatre Holds Casting Call For 'A Muder Is Announced' – Brevard NC

The Brevard Little Theatre will hold auditions for its first play of the 2014 season, Agatha Christie’s “A Murder Is Announced,” on Dec. 21 and 22 from 1-3 p.m. at the theatre, located at 55 E. Jordan Street in downtown Brevard. Seven females...

 

TC Arts Council To Host Talent Competition – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council is teaming with Executive Planners, NC to host a Performing Arts Talent Competition for youth aged 10 - 17. Deadline to enter is Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. The auditions will be held at the TC Arts Council Jan. 28 and...

 

Counties Collaborate To Provide Artists Grants

The Arts Council of Henderson County, in collaboration with the Transylvania Community Arts Council, and the Tryon Fine Arts Center in Polk County, announces the Regional Artist Project Grantees for 2013-14. This grant is for artists who wish to...

 

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