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Legal Notices for March 13, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 17-E-52 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Caroline N. Wells of... — Updated 3/14/2017 Full story

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lowery Records Five RBIs As Brevard Wallops Cougars – Brevard NC

What began as a pitcher's duel between two lefties turned into a rout as the Brevard Blue Devils scored 13 runs in three innings to beat Mountain Heritage 14-4 last Wednesday.... — Updated 3/13/2017


Get A Head Start On Your Garden Saturday – Brevard NC

Once again the Transylvania County Extension Master Gardeners are hosting their annual Spring Garden Symposium in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania Public Library on March 18.... — Updated 3/13/2017


Free Senior Fitness Screening To Be Held At Silvermont Opportunity Center – Brevard NC

Silvermont Opportunity Center is hosting a free fitness screening for people 60 years old or older. In your one-on-one session with Jessica Payne, of Pink Payne Fitness, she will check your BMI (Body Mass Index), check your... — Updated 3/13/2017


Brevard Department Stores Were Popular

This week Picturing the Past will look inside a few of Brevard's former department stores. General stores had been popular in most communities in the 1800s. They were normally... — Updated 3/13/2017


Rowes To Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Art and Sandy Rowe, of Pisgah Forest, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 18, 2017. They were married March 18, 1967, in Roanoke, Va. They have three children, Jeff... — Updated 3/13/2017


Happy 100th Birthday, Virginia Cunning

From her daughter, Kathy and husband, Rees and grandson, Daniel and wife, Jen. The family thanks her devoted caregivers, Jody and Julie, all her Brevard friends and the staff at... — Updated 3/13/2017


Author Reveals Easy, Hassle-Free Meals

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Carey, Jacqueline. “Miranda and Caliban.” Based on the timeless Shakespeare tale “The Tempest” and told from young Miranda’s viewpoint, Carey... — Updated 3/13/2017


Oskar Blues Food And Music Festival Returns April 15 – Brevard NC

Oskar Blues Brewery is challenging more than 20 of the region’s best food trucks to an epic Truck Off at the REEB Ranch in Brevard, and the public is invited to judge. The annual Loaded Up and Truckin’ Food Truck-Off and Aural... — Updated 3/13/2017


Yvonne "Jackie" Breedlove Whitmire

Yvonne "Jackie" Breedlove Whitmire, 72, of the Cherryfield community in Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 9, 2017, after a courageous battle with primary... — Updated 3/13/2017


Snow Scenes

Transylvania County residents awoke Sunday morning to a winter wonderland that didn't last long but showcased the area's beauty, including Hooker Falls at DuPont State Recreational... — Updated 3/13/2017


County Expands Efforts To Engage Residents – Brevard NC

Transylvania County has expanded its efforts to provide citizens with opportunities to observe county commissioner meetings, and learn of decisions made during the meetings, according to information assembled by the county in March... — Updated 3/13/2017


County Departments Spotlight Accomplishments, Trends – Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Accomplishments, trends and goals from the past six months of the majority of the county’s departments were heard during a recent Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting. Each department head or a representativ... — Updated 3/13/2017


Newspaper Wins Press Awards – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times was recognized during the 2016 N.C. Press Association News, Editorial and Photojournalism awards. The Transylvania Times and, in particular, Park Baker, Sean Trapp and Leigh Trapp took first place in the... — Updated 3/13/2017


State Reports More Flu Deaths –Brevard NC

An additional 17 flu deaths were reported in North Carolina for the week ending March 4, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. Flu activity has started to decrease but the virus is still widespread in the... — Updated 3/13/2017


Local Smart Start Receives $100,000 Grant

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina has awarded Smart Start of Transylvania County, in partnership with United Way of Transylvania County, a $100,000 grant over two years to benefit the county’s early childhood... — Updated 3/13/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

Arrest Made After A Vehicle Chase – Brevard NC

After a car chase last Thursday night on Nicholson Creek Road that ended in the driveway of a residence where two parked vehicles were hit, the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office... — Updated 3/13/2017

 By John Lanier    News

Board Approves Academy Calendar – Brevard NC

By a 5-0 vote, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors approved the calendar for the 2017-18 school year at its monthly meeting Wednesday evening. School director Ted Duncan said the calendar of 180... — Updated 3/13/2017

 By John Lanier    News

Schools Will Seek Funding For Class Size Reduction – Brevard NC

In order to meet a current state requirement to reduce class size next year in kindergarten through third grade, the Transylvania County Board of Education decided last Monday night that it would add another line item of $250,000... — Updated 3/13/2017


Thomas David Hendricks

Thomas David Hendricks, 65, of Etowah, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late William Raymond Hendricks and Elizabeth Dalton Hendricks. He was also preceded in death by... — Updated 3/13/2017


Emma Barton Hinkle

Emma Barton Hinkle went home to be with Jesus Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Transylvania Regional Hospital. She died peacefully with her family present. She was born Nov. 16, 192... — Updated 3/13/2017


Good Job By Police

Tonight (last Wednesday) on Facebook it was brought up about a serious safety issue involving buses in the middle of town. Instantly citizens chimed in, and our own assistant Police Chief was commenting within minutes as to... — Updated 3/13/2017


Good Job, Mr. Hawkins

I want to thank Mike Hawkins, a member of our county commission, for his informed and useful analysis of the health insurance changes being considered by Congress. It was a factual and locally focused analysis of a vital issue,... — Updated 3/13/2017


Awesome Brevard Students

As curator of the WNC Military History Museum in Brevard, myself and our board have been so impressed by the wonderful students and staff members we have encountered. As we visit area schools to impart the importance of military... — Updated 3/13/2017


Pure Folly

Before this country goes to war, one would hope our elected leaders would confer with our Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Department of Defense, the State Department and intelligence agencies to determine if war is the only option,... — Updated 3/13/2017


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