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 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 13, 2014

Commissioners Back Silvermont Playground Plans - Brevard NC

By a vote of 4-1, Transylvania County Commissioners Monday approved matching up to $25,000 as part of a plan to renovate the playgrounds at Silvermont mansion. In preparation for Silvermont’s 100th birthday in 2017, the Silvermont Strategic Plan...

 

What Has McCrory Done For You?

Well let’s see now, he’s hired another policy advisor for $95,000 a year for DHHS. Does this count? Sure, sure, it all counts when you’re the governor. And he’s expressed increasing frustration with Duke Energy’s response to the Feb. 2...

 

NEW: Prescribed Burn Scheduled For Today (Friday) In DuPont State Recreational Forest

DUPONT STATE RECREATIONAL FOREST WILL BE CONDUCTING A PRESCRIBED BURN OF APPROXIMATELY 58 ACRES IN SIZE TODAY (FRIDAY) IN THE JOANNA AREA OF THE FOREST , SO THERE WILL BE SMOKE AND DRIFT SMOKE IN THE AREA....

 

Forest Service Mourns Loss Of Law Enforcement Officer

The U.S. Forest Service is mourning the loss of Jason Crisp, a 38-year-old law enforcement officer on the Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest. Crisp is survived by his wife and two children. “This is a tragic loss for our Forest...

 

Legal Notices for March. 13, 2014

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO 14-E-42 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Howard Owen of Transylvania County, North... Full story

 

Rev. W. Amis Daniel

Rev. W. Amis Daniel, 86, of Kernersville, N.C., went home to be with his Lord, March 10, 2014. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at First Baptist Church, of Kernersville, with Pastor Dr. Stephen M... Full story

 

Martin Luther "Buddy" Hamilton

Martin Luther "Buddy" Hamilton, 75, of Brevard, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. He was the son of the late T.C. and Rosalee Smith Hamilton. His first wife, Jennie Sue Hamilton, and three... Full story

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 13, 2014

Committee Seeking Community Donations - Brevard NC

The Silvermont Centennial Committee is “excited” by the $25,000 “challenge” made by Transylvania County commissioners Monday. Commissioners said they would allocate $25,000 (adjacent story) for the new playground if the Silvermont committee...

 

New: Morris Road Closing Permit Extended

The city Of Brevard issued the following update on the closing of Morris Road: Due to inclement weather conditions forecasted for the next few days, the contractor cutting trees for the Transylvania County along Morris Road has requested an...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 13, 2014

Expert: Image, Planning Crucial For Communities - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: This is the first of several articles coming from the recent three-day symposium on “Balancing Nature and Commerce in Transylvania County.” This first story is about Ed McMahon, who kicked off the symposium. Nationally known...

 

Chase McKelvey Files For Commissioner - Brevard NC

Chase R. McKelvey has filed as a Republican to run in the May 6 Transylvania County commissioner primary. McKelvey, a registered Republican since the age of 18, graduated from Brevard High School. He...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 13, 2014

Officials Given Smoky Mountain Update - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners received an update on Smoky Mountain Center (SMC) and the creation of a new Western Regional Partnership, as well as a presentation from the county’s Building Department, about ways to streamline the county’s...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 13, 2014

Rosmen Aldermen Amend Utility Ordinance- Rosman NC

By a 4-0 vote Tuesday night, the Rosman Board of Aldermen amended the utilities ordinance regarding commercial master meters. Mayor Brian Shelton said it would cost about $2,200 to put in a 2-inch commercial master meter. At present the town charges...

 

Calvin Talmadge Reese

Calvin Talmadge Reese, 88, of Brevard, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Canton, N.C. to the late Eric Derring and Ruth Smathers Reese. In addition to his parents, a daughter, Becky... Full story

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 13, 2014

Empty Bowls Fundraiser Returns This Saturday - Brevard NC

In 2005, Rosman High School student Kaitlin Hill (formerly Kaitlin Glenn) came up with an idea for her senior project that combined her love of art with a community service project. Little did she know that nine years later the fundraiser she...

 

William Quinn Harris

The Lord of heaven received William Quinn Harris into His loving arms Sunday, March 9, 2014. Quinn's parents and family are Jimmy and Carri Harris, and sisters, Cassi, 12, and Calla, 9, of Brevard.... Full story

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Morningside Baptist Saturday, March 15, the youth group will be heading to Gravitopia in Greenville, S.C. at 1 p.m. The cost is $12 per person and participants must sign up in advance in order to go. The group will return at 7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 13, 2014

School Board Approves Green Turf-Brevard NC

During last week’s Board of Education meeting, a $504,000 bid was accepted to have an artificial turf placed at Brevard High School. As previously reported, the county and the school system each...

 

Law and Order – Transylvania County

Several items were stolen recently from a Brevard College dormitory, according to the Brevard Police Department. The residents of room 82 in the South Village dormitory left for spring break and returned to find an XBOX 360, five video games, two...

 

Students Portray 'Famous Americans'

The students portraying "Famous Americans" are (first row, left to right) Madison Baynard, Anthony Galloway, Riley Dupree, Giovanny Alvarado and Mya Herzog; (second row, left to right) BJ Owens, Jack...

 

Community Cares

On Tuesday, community members placed white ribbons in downtown Brevard in remembrance of 16-year-old Quinn Harris, who passed away Sunday. "I am grateful to every person who has lifted me up with...

 
 By Jane Wrath    Features    March 13, 2014

Women Celebrated At Library Exhibit – Brevard NC

Women's History Month is being celebrated at the Transylvania County Library. The 2014 theme for this nationwide event is: Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment. The library offers...

 

4-H 'Horse Extravaganza' To Be Hosted March 15 – Brevard NC

Youngsters ages 9 to 18 years old with an interest in horses are invited to the Horse Extravaganza Satur-day, March 15, at Keystone Camp from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hands-on activities and demonstrations...

 

Roy Carter To Mark 95th Birthday

Family and friends are invited to a drop-in reception Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Brevard First Baptist Church, to celebrate Roy Carter's 95th birthday. He was born...

 

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