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Articles from the February 5, 2015 edition

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 By Park Baker    News

Barger: School Finances 'Critical' - Brevard NC

Norris Barger believes the Transylvania County school system has reached a “critical point” in its financing. Barger, the system’s director of business services, recently told the Board of Education that at the end of the... — Updated 2/11/2015

 

Hospital Closing Birthing Unit - Brevard NC

Thursday, March 5, the Birthing Center at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) will close and all child deliveries will be handled at Mission Hospital in Asheville. TRH, however,... — Updated 2/6/2015

 

Ask Us Answered On Planning Department Employees-Brevard, NC

Is it true two members of the city of Brevard Planning Department, Brad Burton and Sarah Lutz, have resigned? Why? City Planning Director Josh Freeman provided the following... — Updated 2/5/2015

 

N.C. Health Officials Encourage Measles Vaccination-Breard NC

In light of the multi-state measles outbreak linked to a California amusement park, public health experts in the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are encouraging... — Updated 2/5/2015

 

Legal Notices For February 5, 2015

14 SP 109 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 Lee T. Ladensack and Claire C. Ladensack to CB Services... — Updated 2/5/2015 Full story

 

Market Has Amazing Season

The Transylvania Farmers’ Market is proud to have had an amazing season in 2014. Our year included a wide variety of vendors offering wonderful local products, live music, and fun events. In 2014 we even became an official... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

McCrary Should Cut Carbon Emissions

North Carolina families and communities elect leaders to provide public safety, protect natural resources, and solve problems confronting the state. Unconscionably, DENR’s former Secretary recently indicated that DENR will delay... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

Protocols For Body Cameras

The county commissioners took a proactive step to protect both members of the Sheriff’s Office and Transylvania residents late last month when they approved an amendment to allocate the necessary funds for the the Sheriff’s... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

Knights To Hold Blood Drive – Brevard NC

The next Knights of Columbus blood drive is Monday, Feb. 9, from noon to 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Giving blood takes less than an hour and is a way of giving life to those in need. Calls will... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard FUMC Brevard First United Methodist Church is hosting the annual “Father/ Daughter Dance” Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $7.50 per person or $20 maximum for a family. Tickets may be purchased in the church office (8 a.m.-... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

United Way Asks You To 'Kiss A Kreature' – Brevard NC

The United Way of Transylvania County is posing the community a St. Valentine's Day challenge. As part of its fundraising efforts, the nonprofit has set a "Kiss a Kreature"... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

One Billion Rising Eyes Valentine's Day – Brevard NC

This Valentine's Day, SAFE will once again host One Billion Rising, a peaceful movement designed to empower women and draw attention to the statistic that one in three women is... — Updated 2/4/2015

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Governor's Representative Visits Transylvania – Brevard NC

Transylvania County played host to a special guest last week as April Riddle, the western regional director for Gov. Pat McCrory, paid a visit to the area to speak with local... — Updated 2/4/2015

 
 By Park Baker    News

Murder For Hire Charge Filed – Brevard NC

Darrell Lee Melton, 47, of Fletcher, was arrested by Transylvania County Sheriff's Office deputies Tuesday and charged with a felony solicitation of another to commit murder. Melton allegedly approached a Transylvania County... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

Yvonne Sue "Vonnie" Heinekamp

Yvonne Sue "Vonnie" Heinekamp, 79, a vivacious and spiritual woman whose love of nature and tennis was rivaled only by her devotion to others, died Feb. 2, 2015. Her affability and... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

Judson Hamon Enloe

Judson Hamon Enloe, 87, of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at the N.C. State Veterans Nursing Home. Born Feb. 25, 1927, in Judson, N.C., he was the son of the late Herbert Carlyle Enloe and Annie Cochran Enloe. He... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

Freda Orr Davis

Freda Orr Davis, 57, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Stella Barton Orr. Her sister, Ruth Gerczek, also preceded her in death. She was a... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

Edward Riley "Eddie" Batson

Edward Riley “Eddie” Batson, 67, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. He was the son of the late John Bunyon and Viona McCall Batson. He had a very special love and affection for his mother. In addition to his... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

Thomas E.W. Brown

Brown, 94, of Brevard, beloved father of Thomas J.R. Brown and Kathryn Brown Kitahata, died Feb. 2, 2015. He lived an amazing life that touched many people in many ways. He... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

News of Organizations

Pisgah Forest Rotary Club The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s featured speaker for the Feb. 11 breakfast meeting will be Nicola Karesh. Karesh has had several articles published in The Transylvania Times over the past two years.... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

Transylvania Educator To Trace Paths Out Of Poverty – Brevard NC

David Williams, a long time resident, dynamic speaker and respected educator in Transylvania County, will be presenting a program entitled "Pathway Out of Poverty – A Community... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

Fire Plays Key Role For Endangered Species - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of four articles about prescribed burns. Historically, fire has played a dominant role in the distribution of plants and animals across much of western North Carolina. Fire history stu... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

Jobless Rate Increases Slightly In Latest Report - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate inched up from 5.4 percent in November to 5.6 percent in December, according to preliminary figures from the state Division of Employment Security. The local jobless numbers only take into... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

Public Engaged In County Comprehensive Plan Process - Brevard NC

The county’s 2025 Comprehensive Plan might not be complete for several months but members of the public eagerly attended a meeting last Thursday hosted by the county’s Planning Board to learn more about the process moving... — Updated 2/4/2015

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Council Backs Parking Deck In Downtown Brevard-Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat Jan. 29-30 at the library. The following is the first in a series of articles about the issues discussed and decisions made during the retreat. A majority of... — Updated 2/4/2015

 

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