Articles from the January 16, 2020 edition

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Donny Ray Stevenson

Donny Ray Stevenson, 58, of Hendersonville, passed away on Dec. 12, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Brevard, with Rev. Parker Haynes officiating.... — Updated 1/15/2020


Ima Jean Clayton Lance

Ima Jean Clayton Lance, 84, of Rosman, died Jan. 4, 2020, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She was born in Rosman, Aug. 20, 1935, to Emma Conley Clayton and Tom... — Updated 1/15/2020


Marguerite "Peg" Dinehart

Marguerite “Peg” Dinehart, 99, of Hendersonville, formerly of Brevard, passed away Jan. 13, 2020. A native of Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Harold and Marie Johnson Jameson. In addition to her parents, she... — Updated 1/15/2020


Hazel Arlene Cabe

Hazel Arlene Cabe, 79, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. She was born Jan. 19, 1940, to the late Mack McCall and Ola Anders McCall. She was a loving wife,... — Updated 1/15/2020


Andrea Odom Joins Fisher Realty

Andrea McCall Odom has joined the Fisher Realty sales team at its Brevard office. Odom grew up in the Cathey’s Creek area and was a Rosman High honor graduate. She received a... — Updated 1/15/2020


Local Veterans Honored At WWII Museum – Brevard, NC

Local WWII veterans Harold Wellington and George Sarros were honored at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Wellington was a member of the Merchant... — Updated 1/15/2020


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us this Sunday as Keith Thompson continues a series on sharpening our focus on some of the vitals of faithful ministry. His sermon will be, “20/20 When There’s Too Much To Do.” Every... — Updated 1/15/2020


Important Lessons From From 'Mister Rogers'

Over the holidays I saw the movie, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” starring Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers. The movie is based on the story of Fred Roger’s relationship with a reporter who was assigned by “Esquire” to... — Updated 1/15/2020


Browns Blessed With 70 Years Of Marriage

Douglas and Perry Lee Brown celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, Jan. 14, 2020. They were married Jan. 14, 1950, in Greenville, S.C. She is the former Perry Lee Merrill. She... — Updated 1/15/2020


Notable Moments In The Career Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Each January, Americans honor the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. Born in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 15, 1929, King would grow up to become one of the most influential people of... — Updated 1/15/2020


Balsam Grove News

God's Way Food Pantry We are no longer able to allow after hours pick-up. The Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., every other Saturday. If there is an urgent need,... — Updated 1/15/2020


New Business Supports Seniors Aging In Place – Transylvania County, NC

Brevard resident and occupational therapist Jeff Parlier is starting 2020 by launching Pisgah Therapy, PLLC, a home-based, skilled therapy service in Transylvania County. His mission is to provide individualized, in-home... — Updated 1/15/2020


SCORE To Host Workshop Identifying Hidden Risks In Local Organizations

A workshop focusing on the hidden risks facing businesses or nonprofits will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Jan. 30, at Brevard College’s Porter Center. Businesses or organization could be attacked from many directions:... — Updated 1/15/2020


Great Decisions Coming To Library In February

The Transylvania County Library will host Great Decisions, America’s largest discussion program on world affairs, beginning in February. In partnership with the World Affairs Council of WNC, UNC-A, Blue Ridge Community College... — Updated 1/15/2020


'Women Led The Way' To Kick Off Bag Lunch Series

The 2020 Bag Lunch Arts Series kicks off in January with “Women Led the Way: Social Reform - A Local Perspective.” The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library and is... — Updated 1/15/2020


If I Were A County Commissioner

If I were a Transylvania County Commissioner, I would always treat all citizens of the county with the upmost respect in a non-partial way, listening to them if they agree or disagree with me on any topic. There would be no vote... — Updated 1/15/2020


Losing Rural Health Care

A story entitled “Rural County Buys Its Own Medical Machines” on Page 9A in today’s paper about Graham County purchasing its own CT and mammogram machines reflects the complexity of issues that make rural health care... — Updated 1/15/2020


Wildlife Day Included Update On Forest Plan – Transylvania County, NC

Though the rain did not relent Saturday for WNC Wildlife Day at Headwaters Outfitters, outdoor sport enthusiasts of all ages showed up in droves for the event. As part of the day,... — Updated 1/15/2020


N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards Appointed To Several Committees – Transylvania County, NC

N.C. Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) appointed N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) as co-chair for one non-standing committee and serve as a member on six non-standing, interim and study committees. Edwards has been... — Updated 1/15/2020


Hospital Visitor Restrictions In Place – Transylvania County, NC

There has been an increase in reported influenza-like illnesses throughout North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Public Health Division, the influenza-like illness activity in the state has reached more than 6 percent,... — Updated 1/15/2020


AAUW Set To Put Out Yellow Boxes – Brevard, NC

The yellow boxes are coming. Some New Year’s resolutions include reducing stacks of books. In February, the Brevard chapter of AAUW will make that task easier by placing the... — Updated 1/15/2020


MLK Celebrations Planned – Brevard, NC

The Human Relations Council for Brevard and Transylvania County has announced its plans for the annual Martin Luther King Celebration, which will include a community brunch... — Updated 1/15/2020


BRCC Receives Record Bequest – Transylvania County, NC

The Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation has received a $1.75 million bequest from the estate of Liselotte R. Wehrheim. This bequest will provide scholarships and other program support for health care training... — Updated 1/15/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Blue Zones Survey Sent Out To Brevard Residents – Brevard, NC

After two community input sessions last week at Brevard City Hall, the Blue Zones Project – Brevard (BZPB) continues its research stage of the formation of its strategic, community planning with a mail-out “Well-being Index... — Updated 1/15/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

'No Dollar In The Holler' Effort Visits Board Again – Transylvania County, NC

Just like in December, on Monday another large number of residents attended a Transylvania County Board of Commissioners' meeting to raise concerns about the proposed Dollar General... — Updated 1/15/2020


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