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Articles from the February 24, 2014 edition

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 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Businesses Want Referendum On Alcohol Sales - Brevard NC

Although some may not know it from the presence of Oskar Blues, Brevard Brewing Company and the assortment of downtown restaurants that serve alcohol, Transylvania is one of several counties across the state still considered... — Updated 2/25/2014 Full story


Mario Reaches 105th Birthday - Brevard NC

Mario Guidette, or Lou, as he is known, was born Feb. 19, 1909 in Springfield, Mass. Guidette recently celebrated his 105th birthday at the Oaks of Brevard with family and friends.... — Updated 2/24/2014


William Hemphill Running For Sheriff - Brevard NC

William Hemphill filed Friday as a Democratic candidate for Transylvania County sheriff. "As sheriff, the first and most important thing would be to create a strong, unified team... — Updated 2/24/2014


Stay Out Of Wars

Pat Buchanan is not my favorite pundit. In fact, I disagree with virtually everything he says and writes regarding domestic policy. But in a recent Op-Ed in the New York Times, he lays the groundwork for a foreign policy that both... — Updated 2/24/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

New Board Members Begin Tenure - Brevard NC

Thursday night was the official changing of the guard for Transylvania County’s Planning Board as three new members – Maureen Copelof, Jackie Whitmire and Kris Hovey – began their tenure on the seven-member board. Wayne... — Updated 2/24/2014


Spend Money On Sidewalks

In reference to your front page article on Monday, Feb. 17, about the city council exploring bonds for sidewalks, I can tell where to get the money for them very simply. Just don’t spend hard earned money to tear up a perfectly... — Updated 2/24/2014


It Was Bound To Happen

We now have a situation where we have elected two Republican buffoons who could care less about our natural resources, our rivers, our fish, or the rule of law. Pat McCrory is a stooge for Duke Power and Chris Christie’s a... — Updated 2/24/2014


A Lesson In Contrasts

We have to smile at last Thursday’s editorial pages: here was a lesson in contrasts from both ends of the political spectrum. Rep. Whitmire gave himself and his buddies pats on the back for the raises in new teachers... — Updated 2/24/2014


Cell Tower Moratorium Necessary

There will be a hearing by the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners to consider placing a six month moratorium on accepting applications for new telecommunications towers. This moratorium is only temporary, the purpose of... — Updated 2/24/2014


NAACP Chapter

Earlier this month, the local branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) received its official charter from the state and national affiliations. It is a step in the right direction. The group... — Updated 2/24/2014


Preserving Farmland

The number of farmers and amount of farmland continues to decrease in North Carolina. According to the latest survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, North Carolina has lost 2,700 farms and 62,560 acres in farmland... — Updated 2/24/2014

 By John Lanier    News

Brevard Academy Puts Property Search On Hold - Brevard NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors decided Wednesday night to put on hold its pursuit of acquiring property for a new campus until a new school director is hired. Last month, Tony Helton announce... — Updated 2/24/2014


BHS Class Of 1964 Plans 50th Reunion – Brevard NC

Plans are underway for the 50th reunion of the Brevard High School Class of 1964. The event will be held Saturday, Aug. 9 at the meeting room of the Hampton Inn. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and a barbecue dinner will be... — Updated 2/24/2014


Library To Host Free Fitness Program For Young Children – Brevard NC

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 27, and running through April 16, the Transylvania County Library and Trans-ylvania County Department of Public Health will team up to deliver family fitness and early literacy skills which support the... — Updated 2/24/2014


Harvey William Sigmon Sr.

Harvey William Sigmon Sr., of Nicholasville, Ky., went home to be with his Lord Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Beloved husband of Rebecca Tomes Sigmon, he was born in Tennessee Dec. 21,... — Updated 2/24/2014 Full story


June Ann McCauley Rogers

June Ann McCauley Rogers, 65, of Etowah, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at her residence. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Eugene Edward McCauley and Betty Robinson McCauley Choate. A brother,... — Updated 2/24/2014 Full story


Mildred "Millie" Rakowicz

Mildred "Millie" Rakowicz, 95, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. She was born June 3, 1918, in Suffolk County, N.Y to the late Joseph and Bertha Zielniki Droskoski.... — Updated 2/24/2014 Full story


Hilda Jolene Simpson

Hilda Jolene Simpson, 69, of Pickens, S.C., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Mathis. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Lisa Renee Owens, and... — Updated 2/24/2014 Full story


Hester Fay Neal Stein

Hester Fay Neal Stein, 68, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, under hospice care at her residence. Born July 15, 1945, in Luce County, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Robert Nelson Neal and Opal Fay Lewis Neal. S... — Updated 2/24/2014 Full story


News of Organizations

Democratic Women The president of the Transylvania County Democratic Women, Barbara Wolfe, has announced the club’s partnership with Buncombe and Henderson County Democratic Women in sponsoring a luncheon Tuesday, March 11, at... — Updated 2/24/2014


Galloway, Maxwell Announce Engagement

Michelle Nicole Galloway, of Charlotte, N.C., and Haines A. Maxwell III, of Charlotte, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael and... — Updated 2/24/2014


Births In Transylvania

Zeth Henry Harrell Stephanie Bakke and Clint Harrell, of Lake Toxaway, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Zeth Henry Harrell, born Feb. 4, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. His maternal grandparents... — Updated 2/24/2014


Love's Jewelry Announces 'Cutest Couple' Winner – Brevard NC

Katie and Lt. Cpl. Raymond Sanborn from Brevard are the winners of the second annual "Cutest Couple" contest hosted by Love's Jewelry on Main Street in Brevard. The couple has been... — Updated 2/24/2014


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