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Articles from the February 22, 2016 edition

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Crystal Lea Cleveland Phillips

Crystal Lea Cleveland Phillips, Thomasville, Ga., formerly of Brevard, passed away Feb. 16, 2016, in Pavo, Ga. She is survived by her husband, Buddy Lester Phillips, of Thomasville, Ga.; her adoptive parents, Frank Leon Cleveland... — Updated 2/24/2016


Police Department Issues Missing Person Alert- Brevard NC

Matthew Kyle Jenkins has been missing since last Tuesday, Feb. 16, from Brevard, according to the Brevard Police Department. He is known to frequent Asheville and has family in... — Updated 2/24/2016


School System Issues Reason For BMS Safety Lockdown-Brevard NC

This release was just sent out by the school system: Dear Parents, Brevard Middle School was operating under a safety lockdown between 1pm and 2pm today, Tuesday, February 23, due to a suspicious sound that indicated a possible... — Updated 2/23/2016


FBI Investigating 'Racial' Incident - Brevard NC

FBI officials have been looking into a racially motivated incident in Brevard that allegedly occurred in November in which four males, including high school students, have been charged. According to Transylvania County Sheriff... — Updated 2/23/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Charles O'Shields Testifies In Murder Case-Brevard NC

Charles O'Shields, the man accused of murdering 27-year-old Toby Mathis, of Rosman, to avenge his own son's death, took the stand and testified for several hours on Monday. O'Shields, 49, admitted to being the man shown on security... — Updated 2/23/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Eye Witnesses: O'Shields Shot, Killed Mathis - Brevard NC

Two friends of Toby Mathis who were having a conversation with him when he was gunned down and killed inside the Rosman Dollar General store on April 6, 2011, testified in court... — Updated 2/23/2016


Beautiful Citizens

I am not a citizen of Transylvania County. I was born and raised in Charleston, S.C., purportedly one of the most friendly and hospitable cities in the country. I had the pleasure of visiting Transylvania this week under the most... — Updated 2/22/2016


David Ronald Lyday

David Ronald Lyday, 39, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. Surviving are his parents, Ronald D. “Ronnie” and Glennia M. Lyday. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be left at... — Updated 2/22/2016


Balancing Privacy And Security

Striking the proper balance between security and privacy is once again being tested, this time between the FBI and Apple. At the FBI’s request, a federal magistrate has issued a court order requiring Apple to create a device that... — Updated 2/22/2016


College Enrollment Holding Steady, But Retention Is Down - Brevard NC

(Editor's Note: This article was written by Sam Blakley, editor in chief of Brevard College's online newspaper, The Clarion, in which it originally appeared Feb. 10.) Enrollment at... — Updated 2/22/2016


Legal Notices for Febuary 22, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 15SP106 IN RE: Foreclosure of Real Property Under Deed of Trust from Dean Clanton and wife, Jennifer C... — Updated 2/22/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Public Land Managers Give Updates On Activities - Brevard NC

During the recent Transylvania Natural Resource’s Council meeting, reports were given on recent activity in the three major public lands in the county. During the meeting, Bob Twomey spoke on behalf of DuPont State Recreational... — Updated 2/22/2016


Downtown Expansion In Line For State Funds - Brevard NC

The Perkins family, who plan to move D.D. Bullwinkel’s General Store and Moosetracks Footwear into the former Belk’s Department Store building on East Main Street, is in line to receive $375,000 from the state. Gov. Pat McCrory... — Updated 2/22/2016


Rev. Hoyt Kadez Wilde

Rev. Hoyt Kadez Wilde, 86, of Brevard, went to his eternal home Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, where he is praising and glorifying Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior. He was a son of the... — Updated 2/22/2016


Mae Galloway Owen

Mae Galloway Owen, 101, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Milas and Olevia Bowen Galloway. She was also preceded in... — Updated 2/22/2016


Doris Elizabeth Ramey Patterson

Doris Elizabeth Ramey Patterson, 74, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. A native of Walhalla, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Ramey and Marilyn Powell Ramey, and was the wife... — Updated 2/22/2016


Eleanor Frances "Jean" McGrath

Eleanor Frances "Jean" McGrath, 82, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Nellie Shelton Worley. In... — Updated 2/22/2016


Lawrence (Larry) Burns

Lawrence (Larry) Burns, 66, formerly of Brevard, passed away suddenly at his home in Bangor, Maine. He was the son of John Burns, of Bridgeport, Conn., and the late Elizabeth... — Updated 2/22/2016


Ted Baynard

Ted Baynard, 82, of Asheville, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at his home. Born Aug. 21, 1933, in Transylvania County, he was a resident of Buncombe County for most of his life. He... — Updated 2/22/2016


William France Austin

William France Austin, 88, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at his home. He was a son of the late Walter Kelsie Austin and Docie Mae Gossett Austin. In addition to his parents, two sisters, Margaret Johnson... — Updated 2/22/2016


President, Not People, Nominates Judges

I am hearing a lot about the presumed right of the people to select the next Supreme Court Justice, the one to replace Antonin Scalia. First, let me say I was abashed that this quarrel started six days before Justice Scalia’s... — Updated 2/22/2016


Trump Keeps Plans Quiet

Allow me to comment briefly on a statement in D.G. Martin’s column of Feb. 8, 2016. Mr. Martin correctly, in my view, discusses “What Happens with Unelectable Candidates.” When they are too extreme, they usually lose. Mitt... — Updated 2/22/2016


Poor Candidates

It is hard to listen to the Republican debates and the television ads and imagine one of the candidates being the president of the United States. As a retired teacher, I’d say some of them just barely passed, some deserve an A+... — Updated 2/22/2016


Lead, Not Follow

I attend virtually all of the meetings of the Board of County Commissioners of Transylvania County. Members of the board act with integrity. There are times, I think, when some of the commissioners act more on behalf of a... — Updated 2/22/2016


Proper Egg Delivery Requested

Thank you to all of the nice people that have been delivering free eggs to O.P. Taylor’s. With the price of eggs going up, I really appreciate the gesture. I have only one suggestion. If you could, please leave the free eggs by... — Updated 2/22/2016


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