Articles from the January 11, 2016 edition

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Ask Us: N.C. 280 U.S. 64 Connector

What is the latest on the proposed new connector road between the Asheville Highway and the New Hendersonville Highway (U.S. 64)? According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, bids are currently scheduled to be sought from... — Updated 5/30/2017

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Fire Damages E. Main Street Building - Brevard NC

The building on East Main Street in Brevard that used to house Dugan's Pub was heavily damaged Sunday after an electrical fire tore through an upstairs level. Brevard firefighters... — Updated 1/12/2016


County Names New Animal Shelter Director-Brevard NC

Elma Rae Greene of Mebane, N.C., has been named Transylvania County's new Animal Services director. She will begin her role on March 1. She replaces Paul Vis. Vis has been... — Updated 1/12/2016


Irate Ignoramus

Today I saw a bumper sticker with Hillary Clinton’s picture on it that said, “Life’s a Bitch — So Don’t Vote for Her.” Now there’s a thoughtful analysis of the issues that face us! I guess every democracy has to cope... — Updated 1/12/2016


Paul Bailey

Paul Bailey, a resident of Sapphire, died of a massive heart attack before Christmas at his home in Wisconsin. He was a bachelor and has no family in the area. He was a house painter.... — Updated 1/11/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Project Still On Target Despite Delay - Brevard NC

A downtown Brevard development that will provide roughly 4,500 square feet of retail and residential space is still slated for an opening this summer, despite a recent snag in... — Updated 1/11/2016


Cyclocross Nationals Brings Glory And Pain

Brevard College student Walker Shaw is hot on the heels of a rival Ft. Lewis college rider. Shaw was the first leg of the collegiate relay race, consisting of two male and two... — Updated 1/11/2016


Officer Profile:Shawn Miller

Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times, in an effort to spotlight those who protect us, begins today publishing brief profiles of the officers who serve in either the Brevard Police... — Updated 1/11/2016


Officer Profile: James Dodson

Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times, in an effort to spotlight those who protect us, begins today publishing brief profiles of the officers who serve in either the Brevard Police... — Updated 1/11/2016


Bossert Running For State Senate - Brevard NC

On Dec. 12, Norm Bossert filed the papers for the Democratic primary for the N.C. 48th District Senate seat. Bossert brings to the campaign 43 years of work as a professional... — Updated 1/11/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Age No Barrier For Cyclocross Racer - Brevard NC

Local cyclist Jim Hoffmeister has proven that age is not always an inhibiting factor when pushing the limits. The 70-year-old retired general surgeon placed third overall in his... — Updated 1/11/2016

 By Jeff McDaris    Opinion

McDaris Addresses Benefits Of Virtual Days

(Editor’s Note: In anticipation of dangerous winter weather, which closed schools for two week-long periods in early 2015, Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris proposed a new option for dealing with school closings. The following... — Updated 1/11/2016


Explanation Strains The Imagination

The front page story in the Jan. 4, 2016 edition “Primary Change Blamed For Filing No Show” strains one’s imagination. It is extremely difficult to believe that any serious potential candidate did not know the dates of the... — Updated 1/11/2016


Meat Industry Bests Consumers 9-0

The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” released last week by U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark the ninth time in a row that the meat industry has successfully suppressed scientific findings... — Updated 1/11/2016


Choose A Party

There are no Democratic Party candidates for county commissioner – despite at least six months of the party’s vigorous recruitment efforts. Why? As the Times editorial (Dec. 28) points out, there are more unaffiliated voters... — Updated 1/11/2016


Teacher Pay

In today’s paper on Page 6B, readers can find an Everyday Education column entitled “Where Have All The Teachers Gone?” by Barbara Grimm, director of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy. Grimm does a superb job... — Updated 1/11/2016


Law Enforcement Officers Spotlighted-Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: The Transylvania Times, in an effort to spotlight those who protect us, begins today publishing brief profiles of the officers who serve in either the Brevard Police Department or Transylvania County Sheriff’s... — Updated 1/11/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Mills River Man Facing Theft Charge - Brevard NC

A Mills River man is accused of attempting to steal jewelry from Kmart in Brevard. Donald Alan Skelton, 34, of 172 Maple Hill Circle, was charged with felony larceny by attempting to remove an anti-theft device on Jan. 6.... — Updated 1/11/2016


AARP TaxAide Program Resumes In February – Brevard NC

Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing through April 18, AARP TaxAide program volunteers will be available at the Brevard Housing Authority, 133 W. Morgan St. in Brevard to prepare tax returns for 2015. Volunteers offer this free tax... — Updated 1/11/2016


Jo Ann Wade Zanone

Jo Ann Zanone, of Sapphire, born March 30, 1935, to Charles and Vera Wade, passed away at her home Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Pete Wade; son, John (Jack) Zanone, and grandson, Timothy... — Updated 1/11/2016


Thomas Manning Trakas

A memorial service for Thomas Manning Trakas will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Moore Funeral Home in Brevard with Rev. Paul Smith officiating. To leave a condolence for the family of Thomas M. Trakas, visit... — Updated 1/11/2016


Rev. Woodrow Marshall Smith

Rev. Woodrow Marshall Smith, 78, of Brevard, born in McColl, S.C., died Jan. 5, 2016, at his home in College Walk in Brevard. He retired in 2001 from the South Carolina United Methodist Conference after 40 years of service. He was... — Updated 1/11/2016


Lonie E. "L.E." Galloway

Lonie E. “L.E. Galloway, 76, of Brevard, went home to be with Jesus Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. He was retired from the Ecusta Plant where he worked for 40 years. He enjoyed being outdoors, and working on cars, clocks, and other... — Updated 1/11/2016


Margaret Valero McPherson

Margaret Valero McPherson, 83, of Canton, Ga., passed away Friday Jan. 8, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 13, at the Chapel of Darby Funeral Home, in Canton, Ga., with interment following in the G... — Updated 1/11/2016


William "Dwayne" Eplee

William “Dwayne” Eplee, 50, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. He was the son of the late William Alfred Eplee. Dwayne was a true sports fanatic. His favorite teams included the Pitts-burgh Steelers, N.C. State... — Updated 1/11/2016


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