Articles from the February 15, 2018 edition

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Sheriff, Clerk File For Primary

A number of candidates have filed, so far. to run in the May 8 primaries. As of Wednesday morning, the following have filed: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Kristi Brown... — Updated 2/14/2018

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Court Term Ends Early

The current term of Superior Court in Transylvania County ended early Tuesday, with the trial of a male student accused of ethnic intimidation and the felony embezzlement charge facing Annette Raines, the former county tax administ... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Paul Stephen Patterson

Paul Stephen Patterson, 49, of Brevard, passed away Feb. 10, 2018. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of his late mother, Patsy Ann Galloway Patterson, and his father,... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

June Davis Owen

June Davis Owen, 74, of Brevard, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Bethel and Clyde Ramey Davis. She... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Thomas Ray Medlock

Thomas Ray Medlock, 70, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Susan Carol Bayne Fisher

Susan Carol Bayne Fisher, 69, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the John Keever Solace Center in Asheville. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in the chapel of Moore-Blanchard Funerals &... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

David Sean Gunther

David Sean Gunther, 46, of Hagerstown, Md., born Feb. 16, 1971, died Feb. 8, 2018, in Baltimore, Md. Formerly of Waldorf, Md., he is survived by his father, David John Gunther (Gloria), of Brevard; his mother, Joan Crighton, of... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Jane McLean Edwards

Jane McLean Edwards, 75, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late William Elmer and Leona Louise Wilson McLean. In addition to her parents, she was also... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Stepp Enjoys Being A Senior Companion

Shortly after Transylvania County native Barbara Stepp retired from 30 years spent working at Transylvania Vocational Services, she realized that just hanging out with Harley, her pet sugar glider, wasn’t going to cut it.... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Legal Notices for February 15, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 16-E-120 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of Robert T. Barrett, Deceas-ed, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons,... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

New At The Library: Author Reveals Secrets Of Successful Groups

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Bradley, Alan. “The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place.” Flavia and her sisters go on a boat trip to get some peace after a family disaster. As they... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Andoin Piano Trio To Perform Sunday, Feb. 25 - Brevard, NC

The Andoin Piano Trio will present a concert of chamber music at Brevard FUMC on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Beulah McMinn Zachary Memorial... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Third Annual Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference Deadline: March 1

The deadline is fast approaching to participate in the 2018 Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference sponsored by Brevard College and the Transylvania County Library Foundation. The four-day conference will be held on the Brevard... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Play To Benefit SAFE, Helpmate - Brevard, NC

On Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. V-Day Brevard and Asheville will present a benefit reading of Eve Ensler's award winning play "The Vagina Monologues." Friday's performance will be... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Tornados Turn In Impressive Showing At Indoor Classic - Brevard, NC

Six members of the Brevard College track and field team earned top 10 finishes at the Southern Indoor Classic in the Birmingham CrossPlex on Monday afternoon. Among those six top 10 finishers was Adam Spencer, who finished fourth... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

BMS Wrestling Wins Dual Team Title - Brevard, NC

The Brevard Middle School wrestling team recently closed out their season with a strong showing at the conference tournament and by winning the dual team Blue Ridge Conference... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Patriots Storm Past Tornados In Women's Lacrosse - Brevard, NC

Samantha Tuller netted seven goals while Jaclyn Berry and Angelica Makoski added four each to lead the way for a University of Cumberlands unit that earned a 22-4 victory over... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Tigers Advance To SMC Championship Game - Rosman, NC

The Rosman Tigers continued their impressive run in the Smoky Mountain Conference tournament Tuesday night, defeating Andrews 66-62 in the semifinals. With the win, the Tigers advance to the championship game where they will face... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Brevard Falls To Covenant, Williams Closes Out Career

Senior guard Stevie Williams played his final game as a Brevard College Tornado and finished with a team-high 15 points in the 84-58 loss to Covenant on Tuesday night. Williams led Brevard (4-18) in scoring and was followed by... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Blue Devils Compete At State Indoor Track Finals

With two laps to go, junior Noah Schoenacher was stuck in fifth place with nowhere to go. The pain of the 1,000 meters – an event that exists at the breaking point between speed... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Jennifer Adams To Discuss Controlling Invasive Species - Brevard, NC

Jennifer Adams, Ameri-Corps Project Conserve Habitat Restoration Associate, will present “Invaders of the Forest” at the Conserving Carolina Speak-er Series at Transylvania County Library. She will discuss the battle against no... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Brooke LaRowe Honored By DAR

Brooke LaRowe was honored by the members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at their February meeting. Brooke, a fifth grade student at... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Tickets Selling Fast For Rise & Shine 'Motown Memories' Fundraiser On April 28

Make difference and enjoy a night of fabulous food, entertainment and non-stop dancing to Motown hits by attending the second annual Motown Memories fundraiser to benefit Rise... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

Abstain From Meat

Feb. 14 marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness. The call to abstain from eating animals is as... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

More Than An 'Enhancement'

For the past decade, classes such as art, music and PE (physical education) have been under attack as being unnecessary to a child’s education. In North Carolina they have been labeled “enhancement” classes. As a result,... — Updated 2/14/2018

 

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