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Legal Notices For March 12, 2015

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC ONLINE AUCTION OF SURPLUS ITEMS TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY BREVARD, NC Transylvania County is holding an online auction of surplus items. The online auction site is There is also a link to this... — Updated 3/13/2015 Full story


Oskar Blues, CMLC Join Efforts March 16 - Brevard NC

Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) for Makin’-a-Difference Monday at Oskar Blues Brewery’s taproom in Brevard Monday, March 16, starting at 5 p.m. Oskar Blues will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to CMLC’s land... — Updated 3/11/2015


First United Methodist To Feature FolkPsalm – Brevard NC

Brevard First United Methodist Church Music Ministry will present FolkPsalm, Sunday, March 22, at 4 p.m. in the church's Fellowship Hall. The regional group lead by Charles Pettee will offer an exciting and entertaining concert of... — Updated 3/11/2015


B-DR Presbyterian To Present 'The King Of Kings' – Brevard NC

On Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m., Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, located at 249 East Main Street in Brevard, will host a showing of the 1927 silent movie "The King of... — Updated 3/11/2015


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard Friends Brevard Friends will gather for meeting for worship Sunday, March 15, at 11 a.m. in the activities room of College Walk. After the rise of worship, members will hold the bi-monthly Quaker meeting for the... — Updated 3/11/2015


News of Organizations

Art Guild Jill Cutler and Linda Richardson tied for Artist of the Month at the March meeting of the Transylvania County Art Guild. The artist of the month is chosen by members who vote at the meeting for the best painting... — Updated 3/11/2015


Girl Scouts' Open House To Honor Volunteers – Brevard NC

The Girl Scouts of Transylvania County will host an open house Friday, March 20, at 4 p.m. at Franklin Park, Girl Scout Little House. They will be celebrating their Franklin Park... — Updated 3/11/2015


Helen Peeler Remembered For Her Service – Brevard NC

The Board of Trustees of Davidson River Cemetery, in recognition of Women Veterans on March 8, honored its only female veteran buried in the cemetery, Helen Peeler, Coxswain U.S.... — Updated 3/11/2015

 By Park Baker    News

Questions Raised At NAACP Forum – Brevard NC

Last week, the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held a forum, where three local black residents discussed aspects of growing... — Updated 3/11/2015


Restaurant Readies To Open Monday - Brevard NC

The new Bojangles' restaurant on the Asheville Highway in Brevard will open for business Monday. The first 50 people in the dining room Monday will receive a $25 gift card. The new... — Updated 3/11/2015


SBI Investigating Fatal Shooting Incident - Brevard NC

Lester Randolph Brown, 58, of Penrose was shot and killed in his home Monday by law enforcement officers during the serving of a search warrant in a nontax paid liquor... — Updated 3/11/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

New Economic Development Leader Chosen - Brevard NC

After a four-month search, the Transylvania Partnership for Economic Development (TPED) named its new leader on Tuesday, as Josh Hallingse – a former Transylvania County resident... — Updated 3/11/2015


Stacy Dean Searcy

Stacy Dean Searcy, 39, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015. He was born in Transylvania County Aug. 31, 1975, to Eddie Dean Searcy and Doris Robinson Searcy. Survivors in addition to his parents, include his companion, Debra... — Updated 3/11/2015


Craig D. "Danny" Snipes Jr.

Craig D. "Danny" Snipes Jr., of Lake Toxaway, passed away peacefully March 9, 2015, at home with his wife, children and grandchildren by his side. He was the son of the late Craig... — Updated 3/11/2015


Richard G. Ronneburger

Richard G. Ronneburger, of Brevard, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the age of 78. He is predeceased by his parents, James and May Ronneburger, his... — Updated 3/11/2015


Michael Laverne Edwards

Michael Laverne Edwards, 63, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, March 7, 2015. He was the son of the late Jay W. and Mary Goodson Edwards. In addition to his parents, his brother, Jackie W. Edwards, and his... — Updated 3/11/2015


James Robert Marcum

James Robert Marcum, 77, of Brevard, passed away March 9, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2015 at Brevard Community Church, with Rev. Todd Alewine... — Updated 3/11/2015


Charles Logan Ayers

Charles Logan Ayers, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015. He was born in 1935 to the late Ticie and Eva Phillips Ayers. He is survived by his wife, Eunice McCall Ayers; one daughter, Sonia Ayers Galloway and husband,... — Updated 3/11/2015


John William "Bill" Arden

John William “Bill” Arden, of Brevard, passed March 9, 2015, as a result of a traumatic fall at home. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Myrtle R. Arden; children, Martha Johnson and husband, Gene, Bruce Arden and wife,... — Updated 3/11/2015


Brevard Residents Encouraged To Give Budget Input - Brevard NC

This Monday’s Brevard City Council meeting will include specifically dedicated time for residents to give their input on the budget for the 2015/2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1. “All citizens are welcome and encouraged... — Updated 3/11/2015

 By John Lanier    News

Rosman Again Tries For Sewer Line Grant - Brevard NC

By a 3-0 vote Tuesday night, the Rosman Board of Aldermen passed a resolution to seek a more than $2 million Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department. The grant, if received, would... — Updated 3/11/2015


The Last Natives

My last letter sparked a great deal of interest in keeping the birthing center at our hospital. We must be willing to do what we can to solve three problems. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! We must support efforts by our elected and appointed of... — Updated 3/11/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Commissioners Back Plans For Old Jail - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Commissioners moved forward with the proposal for renovation and conversion of the old detention center in Brevard to the new county employee wellness center and Board of Elections (BOE) office by authorizing... — Updated 3/11/2015


TRH And Mission Hospital

The letter from Robert H. Hunter was right on the mark about the people of Transylvania County’s need to step up and fight Mission on the changes Mission is forcing on TRH. The doctors and nurses are unhappy about their... — Updated 3/11/2015


Special Events Come With A Cost – Brevard NC

Except for a few curmudgeons, everyone seems to enjoy a festival or special event. For a city of less than 10,000, Brevard has quite a few special events. But special events, even those that are free to the consumer, come with a... — Updated 3/11/2015


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