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Articles from the January 16, 2017 edition

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 By Park Baker    News

Congressional Move On Public Lands Concerns Some – Brevard NC

On its first day in session, the 115th Congress passed a provision that makes it easier to sell off or turn over control of federal public lands to states. U.S. Rep Mark Meadows, who represents the 11th District in western North Ca... — Updated 1/18/2017


Legal Notices for January 16, 2016



Farmers' Market Announces Meeting – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Farmers’ Market has announced that their annual meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 8 a.m. in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. The meeting is open to past vendors, anyone interested... — Updated 1/16/2017


X-ray Machines Used To Help Fit Shoes

The x-ray shoe fitter was a fluoroscope machine used to aid in the fitting of shoes. Three different individuals, all from Milwaukee, claimed to have invented the machine in the... — Updated 1/16/2017


$8 Million Awarded To Protect WNC Farmland – Transylvania County NC

Blue Ridge Forever is a coalition of 10 land trusts in western North Carolina, including Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, that have partnered for over a decade of conservation... — Updated 1/16/2017


'Faces Of Freedom' Exhibition Opens – Brevard NC

Billy Smith created this piece entitled "Two Stood Against Many." It is one of many pieces that are now on display at the TC Arts Council on Caldwell Street.(Times Photos by... — Updated 1/16/2017


Brevard Little Theatre Cast Prepares For 'Almost, Maine' – Brevard NC

The month of love is rapidly approaching and in its honor Brevard Little Theatre is preparing a heart-warming romance for local theatergoers. "Almost, Maine" by John Cariani is a se... — Updated 1/16/2017


Brevard College Opens Art Exhibition Friday – Brevard NC

The Brevard College Fine Arts Department opens its first exhibition of the year, "8 Days a Week" on Friday, Jan. 20. The community is invited to an opening reception from 5 to 7... — Updated 1/16/2017


Guide Showcases Parkway Wildflowers

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Griffin, W.E.B. “Curtain of Death.” Two WACs are kidnapped by four NKGB agents on a cold night in 1946 in Munich. Three of the agents end up dead;... — Updated 1/16/2017 Full story


A Free Bus Training Class Is Offered – Brevard NC

A free training course will be offered Jan. 17, 19 and 20 in the Board Room at Morris Education Center. Another class will be offered in Henderson County Jan. 24-26. Dennis Miller, a DMV representative, will conduct the training... — Updated 1/16/2017


Unity Breakfast

The food didn't cook itself Saturday morning. These ladies proudly cooked breakfast for those who attended.(Times photos by Park Baker)... — Updated 1/16/2017

 By John Lanier    News

Academy Parent Upset At 'Knife' Incident – Brevard NC

A parent whose children attend Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy expressed his frustration last week to the school’s board of directors that an incident involving a child who had apparently brandished a knife had... — Updated 1/16/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Rosman Highway Sees Second Fatal Accident Last Week – Brevard NC

Thomas Corban McCall, 68, faces three charges after a fatal accident on the Rosman Highway Thursday that left 61-year-old Mildred Elizabeth Norton dead. McCall has been charged... — Updated 1/16/2017


New Foundation Receives $1 Million Property Gift – Brevard NC

For 10 years, Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney dreamed of creating a foundation to support his department's charitable activities for Transylvania County youth. Thanks to... — Updated 1/16/2017


Virginia Ann Wyatt

Virginia Ann Wyatt, 69, known as Miss Ann, went to be with her Lord Nov. 8, 2016 at her home in Cape Coral, Fla. She was born and raised in Brevard to Helen and Edgar Meece, Dec. 24, 1946. Her husband, Charles H. Wyatt Jr., and... — Updated 1/16/2017


Katherine Mary Kunz Heinlein

Katherine Mary Kunz Heinlein, 91, of Cashiers, formerly of Warrenville and Wheaton, Ill., passed away Jan. 8, 2017, at the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in Highlands, N.C. A native of Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late... — Updated 1/16/2017


Travis Gregory Enyhart

Travis Gregory Enyhart passed away unexpectedly Jan. 8, 2017, at his mother's home in Brevard. Born June 6, 1987, at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio, he was the son of... — Updated 1/16/2017


About That Wall

We’ve all heard and remember Trump’s promises to build a wall along the Mexican borders, to keep illegal Mexicans from crossing into America and ruining our economy, taking jobs from American citizens, molesting our women... — Updated 1/16/2017


Fix, Don't Break

My sons are still in their 40s, too young to be vested in whatever Republicans have in store for them but old enough to be vested in things like Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid. Both of these programs are at risk of... — Updated 1/16/2017


Debate, Not Call Names

A Jan. 9 letter-writer invokes the often-heard claim that “97 percent of scientists studying climate change agree that climate warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities.” First of all,... — Updated 1/16/2017


What Congress Should Do

Congressman Mark Meadows recently sent an “Official Legislative Survey” to constituents asking what issues we think Congress should focus upon. I checked those that I feel are important and added a few of my own. Then I... — Updated 1/16/2017


Death Penalty Short Sighted

As someone who has defended in a death penalty trial, I believe that the apparently universal joy in the imposition of the death penalty on Dylann Roof is misplaced. That result was foreordained when the trial judge, as he was... — Updated 1/16/2017


President Deserves Thanks

As President Obama leaves office I believe it is time to give him a heartfelt thank you. I would like to thank him for serving eight years as president of the United States in a manner that has made so many if us proud. I would... — Updated 1/16/2017


Letter From Birmingham Jail

While most people are familiar with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, what has been historically referred to as his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” written in April of 1963 offers his insight into... — Updated 1/16/2017


News Of Organizations

Embroiderer’s Guild The Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild America will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2. The program, a hardanger and pulled-thread bell pull, will be taught in two classes by Sandy Wash... — Updated 1/16/2017


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