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Articles from the February 11, 2016 edition

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Updated: Closings/Cancelled Events

•The Transylvania County Board of Education meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled. The meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Morris Education Center. •The Red Cross has... — Updated 2/15/2016


UPDATED: College's Sims Art Center Evacuated Because Of Fumes-Brevard NC

UPDATED INFORMATION: Sims Art Center is closed today (FRIDAY) The air has been tested, and there is no carbon monoxide in the building, however, there is still a strong odor resulting from the prior fumes. Sims will be closed... — Updated 2/15/2016


Legal Notices for Febuary 11, 2016

NOTICE OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED SEWAGE The City of Brevard experienced a discharge of untreated sewage from the sewer pump station located on Neely Road and occurred as a result of rain attributed inflow in the Brevard area and a... — Updated 2/11/2016 Full story


Renowned Violinist Gluzman To Play 326-Year-Old Stradivarius – Brevard NC

Vadim Gluzman will not be the only celebrated star on the stage of the Porter Center when he plays Beethoven with the Brevard Philharmonic. In competition for the spotlight on the... — Updated 2/10/2016


Author Prather To Discuss Area's 'Notable' People – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library’s Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in February with “Notables of Western North Carolina” presented by author Jack. J. Prather. The program begins at noon Tuesday, Feb. 16, and is made possible b... — Updated 2/10/2016


Brevard's Got Talent!

Transylvania's bulwark against domestic violence and sexual assault – SAFE – named Andy Thompson, Selina Hoxit and Kate Gafnia winners in the Brevard's Got Talent show Saturday... — Updated 2/10/2016


Scouts Get Cooking

Bryan Grosvenor, general manager at Key Falls Inn, and Sheriff David Mahoney last Saturday were among those who helped cook up some tasty barbecue as a fundraiser for local Boy... — Updated 2/10/2016


Law Enforcement Officers Spotlighted – Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times, in an effort to spotlight those who protect us, has been publishing brief profiles of the officers who serve in either the Brevard Police Depa... — Updated 2/10/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Clemson Park Edges Closer To New Look – Brevard NC

Brevard City Council approved funding during its recent annual retreat for a new-look Clemson Park at the corner of West Main and South Broad streets in downtown. Council... — Updated 2/10/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

O'Shields Trial To Begin Monday - Brevard NC

On the evening of April 6, 2011, 27-year-old Toby Mathis walked into the Dollar General store on the Old Rosman Highway, where shortly after he was shot to death. Transylvania... — Updated 2/10/2016


MANNA FoodBank Recognizes Its Transylvania Partners – Transylvania County NC

MANNA FoodBank would like to recognize and thank the Transylvania County partner agencies and food industry donors for their unwavering dedication to ending hunger for the residents... — Updated 2/10/2016


Pisgah Thunder Members Have The Look, The Moves – Brevard NC

The popular Pisgah Thunder dance troop has announced it will be making a "presidential" performance during the "Make A Difference" event this Monday, Feb. 15, at Oskar Blues... — Updated 2/10/2016


Oskar Blues Hosting Food Truck, Music Festival - Brevard NC

Oskar Blues Brewery is bringing the inaugural Loaded Up and Truckin' Food Truck-Off and Aural Pleasure Fest, a local food truck and music festival, to the 140-acre Oskar Blues REEB... — Updated 2/10/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

DOT Official Explains Snow Clearing Policy For Roads - Brevard NC

While the recent winter weather mix left some Transylvania County residents frustrated by the response to clearing some secondary roads, local N.C. Department of Transportation... — Updated 2/10/2016


County Deeding Over Park, Pool To Rosman - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners Monday authorized a letter of intent to be written that would deed ownership of Champion Park, including the pool and softball field, to the town... — Updated 2/10/2016


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, Tom Lewis will be the guest preacher at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. Retired from Columbia Theological Seminary, where he was Director of Spirituality, Tom and his... — Updated 2/10/2016


Iva Jean O'Shield

Iva Jean O’Shields, 80, of Rosman, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Essie Murphy Holden. She was also preceded in death by her... — Updated 2/10/2016


Kathleen Lillian Bowers

Kathleen Lillian Jane McCall Bowers, 89, of Rolling Green Village in Greenville, S.C., died peacefully Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. In addition to her husband, E. Gordon Bowers Jr., she... — Updated 2/10/2016


James "Jim" B. Plair

James "Jim" B. Plair, of Brevard, changed worlds Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Elizabeth House at Four Seasons Compassion for Life, where he was visited and surrounded by his family.... — Updated 2/10/2016


Charles Virgil McCrary

Charles Virgil McCrary, 85, of Penrose, born Dec. 14, 1930, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at his home, after a period of declining health. A lifelong resident of the Little Ri... — Updated 2/10/2016


DA: No Criminal Charges After Suspect's Death - Brevard NC

District Attorney Greg Newman announced Wednesday that no criminal charges will be brought against any member of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office or the Hendersonville Police Department as a result of the death of Bruce Dean... — Updated 2/10/2016


A Better List For Best Actor

Looking at this year’s Oscar nominees, there is once again a lack of diversity. While not a film critic, I am a “filmaholic” and I believe that there are some serious oversights. Michael B. Jordan’s performance in... — Updated 2/10/2016


Jobs Before Courthouse

This is about the Jan. 14, 2016 article in the newspaper. Our county commissioners and county leaders said they would get jobs for the county. Where are they? This county needs jobs more than a courthouse. How are they going to... — Updated 2/10/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Rosman Aldermen Oppose Forest Recreation Proposal - Brevard NC

The Rosman Board of Alderman voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a resolution against the creation of a National Recreation Area (NRA) for Pisgah National Forest. As previously reported, 37 recreation and environmental groups... — Updated 2/10/2016


Keep Third Option Open

Some of the reasons three county commissioners gave to deny $25,000 for a study about the possibility of putting a new courthouse and parking deck on North Broad Street adjacent to the current courthouse are perplexing.... — Updated 2/10/2016


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