Articles from the February 10, 2014 edition

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National Weather Service Issues Warning



Duke Energy Begins Moving Crews

Duke Energy has begun moving crews in anticipation of a winter storm expected to cover its Carolinas service territory with snow, sleet and ice. A total of 150 workers are en route from the company’s Midwest operations to... — Updated 2/11/2014


Message from Transylvania County 911/Emergency Services

NCDOT is concentrating on MAIN roads at this time!! Secondary roads for the most part have not been treated!! We have already had numerous accidents!! Please DO NOT travel unless it is absolutely necessary!!U.S. 276 from Island... — Updated 2/11/2014 Full story


Mahoney, Ashe, McMinn, Tooley and Whitmire Make It Official And File For Primary

Filing for the May 6 primary began Monday. Incumbent David Mahoney filed in the Republican sheriff's race. Incumbent Rita Ashe filed as a Republican for Clerk of Superior Court, and Lee McMinn, a Democrat, and Mark Tooley, a... — Updated 2/11/2014


Dr. Joseph Cohen Named Chief of Staff At Transylvania Regional Hospital-Brevard NC

Joseph Cohen, M.D., has been named chief of staff at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH). Dr. Cohen is a physician in the TRH Emergency Department. As chief of staff, he also holds an important position on the TRH Board of... — Updated 2/10/2014


U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows Announces Candidacy

U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11) released the following statement after officially announcing his candidacy for reelection in the 11th Congressional District of North Carolina. "From my campaign to my time in Congress, representing... — Updated 2/10/2014

 By Park Baker    News

Project 'Falling For Brevard' Ends - Brevard NC

The Brevard edition of the Native Eyewear "Locals Only Project" came to an end Saturday night at The Brevard Lumberyard, where the community gathered to celebrate hundreds of hours... — Updated 2/10/2014


Wildlife Learning

Recently, the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission spent the day with Rosman Elementary School students.  During their normal PE class, students participated in wildlife and outdoors... — Updated 2/10/2014


Clerk Of Court Rita Ashe Seeking Another Term - Brevard NC

Clerk of Superior Court Rita Ashe will seek another four-year term in office. Ashe announced Friday she would file to run in the May 6 Republican primary. Filing begins today and... — Updated 2/10/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Another Wintery Blast Coming To WNC - Brevard NC

Punxsutawney Phil must have seen it coming as another surge of winter weather is expected to blast through the Southeast and parts of western North Carolina this week and could bring between 6-8 inches of snow. The National Weather... — Updated 2/10/2014


Sharpsteen Joins Steve Owen & Associates

Steve Owen & Associates has announced that Ann Sharpsteen has joined the Steve Owen team as a broker associate. Vice President Jeremy Owen said, "We are delighted to have Ann as... — Updated 2/10/2014


Urban Development Designer Bringing Her Knowledge To Brevard

Lauren Malinoff, urban development designer with the N.C. Department of Commerce, will be speaking about the design of historic commercial buildings and storefronts at 8:30 a.m., this Thursday in the Brevard Conference Center,... — Updated 2/10/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Local NAACP Chapter Progressing - Brevard NC

In just a few short months, a group of local citizens known as Transylvanians Forward Together created Transylvania County’s first branch of the NAACP, and local leaders say they are readying themselves for when they become an... — Updated 2/10/2014

 By Derek McKissock    News

Council: Tax District Proposal Requires Input-Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Brevard City Council recently held its annual retreat. The following is the third of several stories on some of the decisions made and discussions had during the retreat, which was held at Brevard College. Before... — Updated 2/10/2014


Dr. Ralph William Bane

Dr. Ralph William Bane, 97, of Downers Grove, Ill., and Brevard, peacefully passed into the light, in his home, surrounded by his family Feb. 5, 2014. He was born June 14, 1916 in... — Updated 2/10/2014 Full story


Transylvanians In College

Elizabeth Burghardt Elizabeth Lucile Burghardt, of Brevard, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Clemson University Dec. 19, with a bachelor of science degree in Bioengineering. Burghardt was among more than 1,100 students who received... — Updated 2/10/2014


How To Have A Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

By Alice Wellborn Parent/teacher conferences are a powerful tool in establishing open lines of communication between parents and teachers. Open communication and joint problem-solving are the keys to a strong partnership between... — Updated 2/10/2014


Pisgah Forest Elementary Honor Roll Announced

The following students were named to the Pisgah Forest Elementary School Honor Roll for the 2nd quarter of the 2013-2014 school year. A Honor Roll Third Grade: Lexi Bailey, Jaylen Carver, Elizabeth Chapman, Kae-den Clark, Michael... — Updated 2/10/2014


Births In Transylvania

Cassidy Taylor Pittman Brandon and Caitlin Pittman, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Cassidy Taylor Pittman, born Feb. 3, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 6.3 pounds. Her... — Updated 2/10/2014 Full story


AAUW To Welcome Commissioner Page Lemel

Transylvania County Commissioner Page Lemel will be the featured speaker at the AAUW branch meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (across from... — Updated 2/10/2014


News of Organizations

Democrat Men The Transylvania County Democrat Men’s Club will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Pisgah Fish Camp. Guest Speakers will be Rodney Locks and Tommy Kilgore. Locks served for 16 years on... — Updated 2/10/2014


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