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 By Eric Crews    News    December 10, 2012

Rangers Get Grammy Nomination- Brevard NC

For the second consecutive year, the Steep Canyon Rangers have been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year. “It’s pretty unbelievable,” said Mike Guggino, mandolin pla...

 

Satire Or Serious?

The letter written by Mr. Richard Winchell in the Dec. 3 edition of The Transylvania Times and people’s responses to it reflect a county and nation in which preposterous ideas are taken seriously. Winchell wrote that based on some people’s...

 

Board Wants To Know How It’s Viewed — Brevard NC

As it looks to the upcoming year, the county Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB), for one, wants to know how its “role” is viewed by county commissioners. The question was prompted by the commissioners’ recent decision to pull out of...

 

Teacher Housing Project On Hold — Brevard NC

Carroll Parker doesn’t yet know the impact on the project to build homes for teachers after the Brevard City Council said it won’t provide funding at this time. Parker is heading up the project by the nonprofit Transylvania County Community Land...

 

Joe McCarthy Lives

After reading Mr. Winchell’s recent letter to The Transylvania Times, I feel like I have been transported back in time to the 1950s and the evil days of McCarthyism. Remember the disgraced senator from Wisconsin, Joe McCarthy, who on Feb. 9, 1950,...

 

Employees Recognized During Luncheon -Brevard NC

A packed crowd filled the fellowship hall of the Brevard Community Church Friday afternoon as officials and employees came together for the 2012 County Employee Christmas and Awards Luncheon. After...

 

Judgment Adversely Affected

After reading the letter from Richard Winchell in The Transylvania Times Dec. 3, it occurred to me that anybody, and especially local elected officials, praised by Mr. Winchell might wish to re-evaluate their position on the issue for which they...

 

Mediation Center Hires New Coordinator - Brevard NC

The Mediation Center has hired a new coordinator for community mediation services in Transylvania County. Jann Graham, a Brevard College alumna and former summer staff member at Camp Gwynne Valley, will lead the Mediation Center’s conflict...

 

MinuteClinic Opens In Brevard - Brevard NC

MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has opened its first walk-in clinic in Brevard inside the CVS/pharmacy store at 371 Asheville Highway. It is...

 

What’s More Bizarre?

Based on feedback I have received during the last few days, it appears that a number of readers took the satirical proposal in my recent letter seriously. I want to assure everyone that I do not support the creation of a subcommittee to investigate...

 

Health Center To Benefit From Grant — Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community Health Services, Inc. (BRCHS) has received an $11,000 grant through the Janirve Legacy Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) and the Transylvania Endowment to purchase medical and dental equipment...

 

Will We Make It To January?

Those who voted for Obama got what they wanted. When will they be sorry for the way they voted? This country has gone down since the election. People may be begging for Romney within four years if time were to last that long. Who’s to say that...

 

A Pet Is A Serious Responsibility

This is a reminder to people who are planning to give “surprise” puppies or kittens as Christmas gifts. A pet is not a stuffed toy. It is a major responsibility, which requires an emotional and financial commitment. Pets, especially puppies,...

 

Put Down The Ring

We are bombarded at this time of year by ads on television telling us to buy diamonds for that special someone. Here’s a bit of news. Once you walk out of that jewelry store with that ring, it becomes virtually worthless, except for the value of...

 

It’s Got To Get Better

While Transylvania County has some bright spots in development and in reputation, the county has experienced a major setback. This is a result of the decision of three commissioners to have the county opt out of GroWNC. Frankly, I knew little of...

 

After 30 Years, Platt Architecture Going Strong – Brevard NC

Small towns are often known for the businesses that stand the test of time and go on to be known as mainstays in their community. Platt Architecture is a perfect example of such a business, lasting th...

 

Pat Ann Lowery Brewer

Patricia Ann Lowery Brewer, 70, of Liberty, S.C., passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. She was born in Newberry, S.C., the daughter of the late Julian and Inez Puckett Lowery. Surviving are a daughter, Tammy McGinnis...

 

William Doy Brown

William Doy Brown, 89, passed away Nov. 26, 2012. He lived in Orlando, Fla. but always considered himself first and foremost, a Tennessean. He was born in Hollow Rock, Carroll County, Tenn. Oct. 6, 19...

 

Jack Smith McGinnis

Jack Smith McGinnis, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. He was born near Cliffside, N.C. in Rutherford County Sept. 8, 1923. He was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corp in...

 

Austin Sanford Raines

Austin Sanford Raines, 81, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late James Kirby Raines and Gertrude Eubanks Raines and was the husband of the late Anna Lee Holden Raines. H...

 

Ray Vic Hollingsworth

Ray Vic Hollingsworth, 53, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Hendersonville. He was born May 13, 1959, in Brevard. A graduate of Harris School of Art & Design in Franklin, Tenn., he worked for 23 years at Asheville Citizen-Times as...

 

John Meikle “Jack” Collins

John Meikle (Jack) Collins, 83, of Hendersonville, formerly of Etowah, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. He is survived by his beautiful wife, Ruth J. Collins; one son, one daughter, two stepsons, two stepdaughters, as well as many grandchildren....

 

Inez Lail Moore

Inez Lail Moore, 86, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She was born in Robbinsville, N.C. to the late Charles and Clemmie Garland Lail. Her husband, Lewis Norman Moore, and a son, Benny...

 

Marion Kaiser

Marion Kaiser, 80, of Brevard, passed away Nov. 29, 2012, in Florida. Born in Arizona Aug. 28, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Margaret Wickings. In addition to her parents, her son, Peter Jeff Kaiser, preceded her in death. She is...

 

Births In Transylvania

Judah Gibson Denton Jasmyn and Lyle Denton, of Archdale, N.C., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Judah Gibson Denton, born Nov. 14, 2012, at Cone Health Women’s Hospital in Greensboro,...

 

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