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Legal Notices for February 6, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 17-E-26 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Linda Peters Watkins of Transylvania... Full story

 

Brevard College To Host Great Decisions – Brevard NC

Six upcoming lectures will explore U.S. foreign relations via topics such as nuclear security and Saudi Arabia in transition during the annual Great Decisions Lecture Series at Brevard College. The talks are scheduled on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. on...

 

City Of Brevard Reminds Residents Of Flood Safety – Brevard NC

Transylvania County is one of the wettest places in the United States. Only the Pacific Northwest annually averages more precipitation. Living in such a beautiful area surrounded by mountains increases the risks of flooding. Here are three helpful...

 

Destructive, Sexist Comments

It is disturbing how insensitive, thoughtless and bigoted some politicians can be at times. Several North Carolina politicians posted sexist comments following the Women’s Marches held throughout the nation on Saturday, Jan. 21. North Carolina Insu...

 

Blame Those Who Didn't Vote

Would you have protested if Hillary had won the election? Burn up cars? Would you have been satisfied if Trump or Clinton either had not won their party’s nomination? A non-violent protest is OK. I was disappointed in the elections of 2008 and...

 

Are We Being Duped Into Another War?

Donald Trump says his ban on immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries “is to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States.” Nonsense! Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, reports z...

 

Will Burr Vote For Donor Or Students?

Our Senator Richard Burr may hold the deciding vote on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. At her congressional hearings DeVos provided ample evidence of her lack of qualification for this office. She was unable to distinguish...

 

News Of Organizations

Democratic Men’s Club The Transylvania County Democratic Men’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Pisgah Fish Camp. Join them at 6 p.m. for dinner on your own and fellowship with old and new friends. Eleventh District...

 

Award Winning Books For Children And Teens

There is a special day in January that I look forward to every year. It’s a day that librarians, publishers, educators and readers get excited about. It’s talked about throughout the year as new books are read and contemplated. In 2017, that day...

 

BMS Announces Second Quarter Honor Rolls – Brevard NC

Brevard Middle School The following students were named to the Brevard Middle School Honor Roll for the second quarter of 2016-17 school year. 6th Grade A Honor Roll Zorabella Adrignola, Emberlynn Asbell, Callie Brandenburg, Julia Chapman, Jessie...

 

RMS Announces Second Quarter Honor Rolls – Brevard NC

Rosman Middle School The following students were named to the Rosman Middle School Honor Roll for the second quarter of 2016-17 school year. 6th Grade A Honor Roll Elijah Chapman, Reagan Chapman and Trey Galloway. 6th Grade A/B Honor Roll Madison...

 

RES Announces Second Quarter Honor Rolls – Brevard NC

Rosman Elementary School The following students were named to the Rosman Elementary School Honor Roll for the second quarter of 2016-17 school year. 3rd Grade A Honor Roll McKinley Barton, Ryan Lamb, Adrian Nelle, Tristin Powell and Becca Queen. 3rd...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 6, 2017

Climber Aims High In Salt Lake City – Brevard NC

Brevard local Dawson Jacobs has made it into the USA Climbing National Bouldering Youth Championship for the second year in a row. The 16-year-old, his family and Brevard Rock Gym owner Cameron Austin...

 

Heart Of Brevard Maintains Pulse Of Downtown – Brevard NC

This time of the year can be particularly slow for retail businesses, restaurants and others in downtown Brevard and the rest of the county. Despite that, there's plenty going on in the Heart of the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 6, 2017

Sponsoring Trail Signage Proposed For The City – Brevard NC

The possibility of setting up a trail signage sponsorship program for the trails and recreation system in Brevard is being considered. Josh Freeman, the city’s community development and special projects coordinator, presented the idea at Brevard...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 6, 2017

Brevard's Prognosticator Pisgah Pete Has Come A Long Way – Brevard NC

Last Thursday Pisgah Pete predicted there would be an early spring and, correctly, that the New England Patriots would win the Super Bowl Sunday. The little white squirrel has come a long way with...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 6, 2017

Drought Conditions Make Fire Threat Still A Reality – Brevard NC

Officials ask the public to remain vigilant after a wildfire broke out Saturday afternoon off King Road in Pisgah Forest. Firefighters were called out to the fire, which eventually burned roughly 2 acres, after neighbors to the property noticed it...

 

State Records First Child Death From Flu

The first child death from flu for the 2016-2017 flu season has been reported by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. A child in the western part of the state died Jan. 24 from complications associated with influenza infection. To...

 

Braving The Polar Plunge – Connestee Falls NC

The water temperature at Lake Atagahi in Connestee Falls Saturday was 39 degrees for the Polar Plunge, a benefit for the Special Olympics. Among the brave who took part to raise money - roughly...

 

Tail Chaser Benefit Will Speed Through County – Brevard NC

On April 1, a different kind of two-wheeled event will take place on roads through the mountains. The Tail Chaser 250 is a 175-mile dual-sport motorcycle ride that will benefit The Cindy Platt Boys...

 

BHS Class Planning Trip To Washington, D.C – Brevard NC

By Jaccob Duke, Zach White, Mason Baynard, Elijah Wilkes, and Matthew Banks Mark Twain said, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on the...

 

Local Educators Attend NCCAT – Transylvania County NC

Deborah B. Masengill of Rosman Elementary School and Erik Wahus of Brevard Middle School recently attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development...

 

Bertie Morgan Arrington

Bertie Morgan Arrington, 83, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Gracie Miller Morgan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Arrington; son,...

 

Hannah L. Edwards

Hannah L. Edwards was promoted to her heavenly home Jan. 30, 2017, after a period of declining health. A native of Etowah and a resident of East Flat Rock, she was born in 1929 to Clingman Logan and...

 

David Hill "D.H." Chapman

David Hill “D.H.” Chapman, 84, of Rosman, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. He was born in Transylvania County Feb. 1, 1933, to the late John and Essie Morgan Chapman. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Elford,...

 

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