Articles from the January 12, 2015 edition

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Power Outage Reported in Transylvania County-Brevard NC

According to Duke Energy, the power outage that hit 1,356 customers around 12:30 p.m., today, in Transylvania County has been largely fixed, with just four customers still without power. According to Duke Energy, the areas impacted included within...

 

Legal Notices For January 12, 2015

14 SP 97 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY   Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Elmo James Smith, Jr. and Linda L. Smith to Jennifer Herzog, Trustee(s), which... Full story

 

College Wilderness Leadership Program Holding Rescue Simulation Friday-Brevard NC

This Friday evening, Brevard College Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education program will be conducting a medical rescue simulation on the city's Bracken Mountain Preserve. Those in the area Friday between 5 p.m. midnight and who encounter...

 

Barbara Allen Forshee

Barbara Allen Forshee, 76, of Pisgah Forest passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Claude Swanson and Eloise Wall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Allen Forshee, and a son,...

 

Samuel "Sam" Rufus Glenn Jr.

Samuel “Sam” Rufus Glenn Jr., 82, passed away peacefully Jan. 8, 2015, at his home in Connestee Falls, in Brevard surrounded by his loving family. He was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Greer, S.C., the only child of the late Rev. Samuel Rufus Glenn and...

 

Edith Jo Gillespie

Edith Jo Gillespie, 64, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Claude E. and Norma Brittain Gillespie Sr. In addition to her par...

 

BC Cycle Team Takes National Title Again - Brevard NC

For the third year in a row, Brevard College is the Division II Cyclocross national champion. The team turned in a customary dominant performance in Austin, Texas, at the event sponsored by USA... Full story

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 12, 2015

Time Called On City Restaurant - Brevard NC

After 23 years, The Clock of Brevard's time is up and will close its doors Jan. 30. This past August, Banias family members initially announced the popular Asheville Highway restaurant was closing,...

 

James Arthur "Jim" Judge

James Arthur “Jim” Judge died peacefully Jan. 6, 2015, in Brevard. He is survived by sons, James Arthur Judge II and wife, Patricia, Thomas Frederick Judge and wife, Susan, and daughter, Rebecca Lee Kissack and husband, David, along with six...

 

McDaris Supports Grading Changes - Brevard NC

Superintendent Jeff McDaris supports the State Board of Education’s plan last Friday to change the current seven-point grading scale in high schools to a 10-point scale. It means a student earning between 90 percent and 100 percent of the marks in...

 

Dorothy Lorena "Tinker" Whitmire Owen

Dorothy Lorena "Tinker" Whitmire Owen, 73, of Rosman, died peacefully Jan. 8, 2015. Born on Church Street in Rosman in the spring of 1941 on May 7, she was one of 13 children of the late Coy and...

 

Felony Cases Heard In District Court - Brevard NC

A few of the felony cases in last week’s Criminal District Court term in Transylvania County were resolved, with the majority being continued to a later date. District Court Judge Peter Knight presided. Gary Galloway, who originally faced a felony...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 12, 2015

Good Holiday Sales Reported - Brevard NC

With the holiday season over and a new year just beginning, downtown merchants say they finished 2014 with strong sales figures. “Our season was great,” said Connie Edmands, owner of Broad Street Wine. “October, November and December were...

 

Ask Us Answered-Brevard NC

Why was the large Maple tree beside Davidson River School, off Ecusta Road, recently cut down? “This Maple, of indeterminate age (could be 90-100 years old), was cut down because we requested an examination and found the center was...

 

Brent Ray Turner

Brent Ray Turner, 57, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday Jan. 6, 2015, at the Elizabeth House in Hendersonville after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Brevard Nov. 27, 1957 to Annette T. Green and Larry Ray Turner. He...

 

Free To Teach

“We do not have to fit into a mold or teach to a test. We teach what we know is both important and engaging, and that encourages our students to question, stretch themselves and grow.” -Paige Burton, teacher at Carolina Day School, a private...

 

Freedom Of The Press

We join the rest of the world in mourning the brave staff of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, gunned down by religious fanatics for defending freedom of the press. Meat industry fanatics in the U.S. have devised a more subtle means of stifling freedom of...

 

Happy New Year

Barely a week into January, the new Congress that Transylvanians helped elect last November has: • Gutted laws to keep banks from speculating with money insured by FDIC, etc. • Extended big bonuses for bankers who score on risky trades with...

 

Disclosure Is Best Antiseptic

I would like to thank The Transylvania Times, Jeremiah Reed, and the editor for deciding to print the article Jan. 5, 2015, entitled “Judge To Decide Merits Of Suit Against Law Enforcement.” It would be so easy bury the story alleging the...

 

Births In Transylvania

Mason Wayne Stack Sibrina and Matthew Stack, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Mason Wayne Stack, born Jan. 7, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces. His grandmothers are Lisa...

 

Whitmire, Laws Engagement Announced

Hailey Emma Whitmire and Timothy Michael Laws, both of Brevard, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Lee and Debbie Whitmire, of Brevard. A graduate of Brevard...

 

News of Organizations

Embroiderers’ Guild The Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will hold its next monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 5. Roseamery Kostansek, a guild member, will be teaching the needle art techniques to create an embellished letter...

 

Paper Plant Opened Before World War II

"Paper Plant To Locate on Davidson River Site" was the banner headline for the May 5, 1938 Transylvania Times. According to the press release the Ecusta Paper Corporation had purchased approximately...

 

Squealers Headline Jan. 19 UWTC Event – Brevard NC

Get set for another great "Making a Difference Monday" at Oskar Blues Brewery. The Jan. 19 in-stallment of the monthly event features the Hogtown Squealers and benefits United Way of Transylvania...

 

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