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Legal Notices For January 26, 2015

14 SP  105 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 Mark Weinbaum to Wells Fargo Financial National Bank C/O Specialized... Full story

 

Restrict Surveillance

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and...

 

Partisan Nonsense

I am always amazed by the extremes to which some will go to criticize President Obama. A recent letter to the editor of this newspaper states the failure of the president to attend the parade of unity in Paris, France demonstrated “the United...

 

Saving Brevard's Hemlocks

Seven years ago a local grassroots coalition began a program to establish biological control of the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) in Brevard and surrounding areas. HWA biological control involves introducing a predator beetle to feed on and control...

 

Sheriff: Wife Confesses To Husband's Murder - Brevard NC

After initially pleading her innocence, Sandy Blythe now faces a murder charge in connection with the Dec. 5 shooting death of her husband, Tim Grant. After a lengthy investigation, the 63-year-old...

 

New BHS Coach Named - Brevard NC

At a special meeting Friday, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved the employment of Craig Pritchett as the new head football coach at Brevard High School. Pritchett is currently the...

 

Women Help, Man Doesn't

On Jan. 19, I had a rather embarrassing moment in my life. I got out of my car, stepped up to the sidewalk and fell flat on my face on Main Street in Brevard. There was nothing around to grab onto except my five-and seven-year-old granddaughters,...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 26, 2015

McDaris Upset By Franklin Charge - Brevard NC

Transylvania County School Superintendent Jeff McDaris said he was shocked and saddened by the recent arrest of former Brevard High School band director Kenneth Franklin on multiple counts of an...

 

Mission Institutes Visitor Limitation Policy-Brevard NC

Influenza (flu) activity throughout North Carolina has decreased; however, Mission Health asks that family and friends continue to limit their visits to patients in the hospital. Mission Health has lifted the Visitor Restriction Policy and...

 

Births In Transylvania

Paislee Hope Fisher Luke and Jessica Hughey Fisher, of Lake Toxaway, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Paislee Hope Fisher, born Oct. 21, 2014, at Memorial Mission Hospital in...

 

More Plans Revealed For Downtown Site-Breavrd NC

As construction continues at the corner of Jordan and South Broad streets in Brevard, the developers have announced more plans for the site. The Farmacy, Brevard's first cold-pressed juice and...

 

Ask Us Answered -Brevard NC

I keep hearing people talk about parts of the county being a “food desert,” and that there is no supermarket between Sav-Mor on the Rosman Highway near Brevard and the Ingles in Cashiers. Isn’t there a grocery store in Rosman? Yes, there is an...

 

Charges Upgraded In Howard's Rock Case - Brevard NC

Charges against Pisgah Forest resident Micah Rogers have been upgraded in the case involving the damaging of Clemson University’s Howard’s Rock and the theft of a portion of it. In a press release last Wednesday, 13th Circuit Solicitor Walt...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 26, 2015

Fire Damages Family Of Seven's Brevard Home - Brevard NC

A family of seven, with three dogs, is staying in a local motel after a fire Wednesday afternoon damaged their Brevard home. Transylvania County Emergency Services received a 911 call at 4:48 p.m....

 

Owens Celebrate 60 Years Together

James Furman Owen and Ann Rogers Owen, of Brevard, were recently honored with a reception celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 23, 1954, in Brevard. Furman retired after...

 

News of Organizations

Trout Unlimited The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited is dedicated to the conservation of cold water fisheries serving Henderson, Transylvania and Polk Counties. Our vision is to pursue a future where native and wild cold water fish thrive in the...

 

Good To Be Back

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4309 officially re-opened Saturday in a celebration involving a room full of veterans and their families. The Post's building on Nicholson Creek Road in Brevard was...

 

Time Is On Latest Library Exhibit's Side

When someone asks for the time, more often than not a person will pull their phone from their pocket rather than consulting their wrist. Some people have lamented the demise of the wrist-watch as...

 

Watching The Flock

This donkey takes his job very seriously, keeping a protective eye on his flock of sheep on Sugar Loaf Road. Of course, once he's sure everything is squared away, there's no reason not to take a...

 

Trout Unlimited Seeks Volunteers – Pisgah Forest NC

A Trout Unlimited (TU) workday is planned for: Monday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. at Sycamore Flats picnic area in Pisgah National Forest. Volunteers will excavate a bank and build a set of steps with railings at the north end of the picnic area and relocate...

 

Camalo To Lead Upcoming Meditation Workshop – Brevard NC

La Petite Spa and Welness will host meditation workshop, Living with Mindfulness in the New Year on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. starting Feb. 18 and running through March 25. Meditation or mindfulness helps people to be aware of their...

 

SHIIP Seeks Volunteers To Help Seniors With Medicare, Insurance –Brevard NC

SHIIP needs volunteers to help seniors and people with disabilities in the community who need accurate information about Medicare and other insurance issues. SHIIP, the North Carolina Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, is a flagship...

 

AARP Taxaide Volunteers Complete Training – Brevard NC

Eighteen local volunteers with the AARP Foundation Taxaide Program are shown near the completion of the annual classroom training. In addition to classroom training, each volunteer must complete complicated hypothetical tax returns using the software...

 

John Garfield "Gary" Barton

John Garfield "Gary" Barton, 71, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Memorial Mission Hospital, St. Joseph's Campus in Asheville, from complications of pneumonia and the flu. He was the...

 

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