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Articles from the April 12, 2012 edition

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 By Mark Todd    News

Wilson Suggests No Tax Increase In County Budget

Transylvania County Manager Artie Wilson is now looking at a proposed 2012-2013 budget of $40.7 million. The budget is still in the formative stages and must be adopted by county commissioners sometime before July 1. Wilson... — Updated 2/27/2014


Ready To Roll

Cody Orr of Rosman, who was disabled by a head injury, is fighting back. Thanks to donations from many generous local companies and individuals, he has a brand new hand cycle... — Updated 4/11/2012


SAFE To Hold Poker Run

SAFE has announced its second annual Real Deal Poker Run. The event takes place April 28 and begins in the parking lot of Kmart in Brevard. Registration is from 9-10 a.m. and the cost is $15 per rider. This year the route takes... — Updated 4/11/2012


Church Activities

Morningside Baptist On Friday April 13, there is a youth movie night scheduled from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The youth will get take out from Cielito Lindo and then watch the movie “Three.” On Sunday, April 15, Bible study for all ages... — Updated 4/11/2012


Derrick S. Hemphill

Derrick S. Hemphill Jr., of Brevard, a veteran of the United States Navy, departed this life Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in Norfolk, Va. He was born Sept. 10, 1991, in Brevard. He... — Updated 4/11/2012


News of Organizations

Democratic Party The Executive Committee of the Transylvania County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. Note a change in location for the meeting, which will be held in the recently opened... — Updated 4/11/2012


Guffeys To Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Roger and Suzy Guffey, of Brevard, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 14, 2012, with a reception hosted by their children at Cedar Mountain Baptist... — Updated 4/11/2012


Hoxit, Pressley Engagement Announced

Kristy Hoxit and Charles Pressley Jr. are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is employed at Belk. The bridegroom-elect is employed at Comporium. The couple is... — Updated 4/11/2012


Bryson, Whitlock Engagement Announced

Vaughn and Janice Bryson, of Brevard, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Elaine Bryson, to Michael Thomas Whitlock, the son of Tom and Ruth Whitlock, of... — Updated 4/11/2012


Book Sale To Benefit Nonprofit

For the 43rd year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be holding its book sale, with proceeds going to educational scholarships and supports for young women... — Updated 4/11/2012

 By Paul Morgan    Features

Hard-Hitting Simunyu Shows Softer Side

Say you were asked to guess what a Brevard College three time all conference football linebacker was majoring in. You might come up with something like exercise science, sports mana... — Updated 4/11/2012


Correction On Brown Story

In the Monday. April 9, edition of The Transylvania Times it was reported that Susan Brown “appeared on the Anderson Cooper Show Friday.” That is incorrect. Brown, a resident of Transylvania County, will appear on the show... — Updated 4/11/2012


Rosman Decides To Do Work In-house

The Rosman Board of Aldermen decided to use in-house labor to install the wastewater pipelines into Hooper’s Mobile Home Park. Alderman Walter “Chub” Pettit said he believes the town should do as much work in-house as... — Updated 4/11/2012

 By Mark Todd    News

Economic Development Effort Supported

Officials from Transylvania County, the city of Brevard, the town of Rosman and the county board of education are looking to join forces to promote economic development in the community. Their common cause is to encourage growth... — Updated 4/11/2012


New Bridge Will Be Built In Balsam Grove

N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to replace the bridge on Macedonia Church Road over Lamance Creek in the Transylvania County community of Balsam Grove. The $198,135 contract was awarded... — Updated 4/11/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

DuPont Forest Sees More Visitors

DuPont State Recreational Forest is seeing a surge in visits this spring. Forest Supervisor David Brown attributes the increase in visitors to two things: unusually warm weather this spring and plentiful publicity following the... — Updated 4/11/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Watching The Pain At The Pump

With gas prices in Transylvania County steadily rising since January as they reach $4 per gallon at several local gas stations, residents in the county are beginning to feel the... — Updated 4/11/2012


Legal Notices For 4-12-12

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT NOTICE TO CREDITORS FILE NO.: 12-E-75 I have qualified as Administrator CTA of the Estate of Elaine M. Zachary, Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All... — Updated 4/11/2012


Frank Wood

A memorial gathering for Frank Wood will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the former Wood Automotive, 110 N. Hendersonville Highway, in Pisgah Forest.... — Updated 4/11/2012


Wade Sanders

Wade Sanders, 62, died Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 28, 1949, in Swain County to the late Carl Windom Sanders and the late Eula Lambert Sanders. . He was a member of Tow String Baptist... — Updated 4/11/2012


Charles William “Bud” Mitchell

Charles William “Bud” Mitchell, 76, of Calhoun, Ga., passed away Monday, April 9, 2012, at his residence. Born in Brevard on Dec. 22, 1935, he was the son of the late Elmer and Jewell Waldroup Mitchell. In addition to his... — Updated 4/11/2012


Mae Wilson McNeely

Mae Wilson McNeely, 89, of Lake Toxaway, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. She was born Dec. 9, 1922, in Transylvania County to the late Lester Benjamin Wilson and Nora Ross Wilson. In addition... — Updated 4/11/2012


Rose Ann Davis

Rose Ann Davis, 88, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012. She was born March 22, 1924, in Akron, Ohio to the late Tony Conti and Mary Pagna Conti. In addition to her... — Updated 4/11/2012


Charles Robert Arrowood

Charles Robert Arrowood, 57, of Brevard and Wilmington, N.C., passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at his residence. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late James Robert Arrowood and Marie Blankenship... — Updated 4/11/2012


Reba Gillespie King

Reba Gillespie King, 89, died peacefully at her residence on Saturday, April 7, 2012. A native of Transylvania County, she lived in the same house her entire life. She was a daughter of the late Claude Elmer and Victoria Elizabeth... — Updated 4/11/2012


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