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Articles from the April 14, 2014 edition

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Donations Sought For Local St. Jude Children's Fundraiser

The Weekday Children's Preschoolers participated in the annual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital fundraiser for children with cancer and rode their tricycles and bikes around... — Updated 4/15/2014


Martha Melrose Barton Eubanks

Martha Melrose Barton, Eubanks, 90, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Lonzo and Rohada Capps Barton, and was the wife of the late Charles Russell... — Updated 4/15/2014 Full story

 By Park Baker    News

Jury Finds Melissa Amber Dalton Guilty - Brevard NC

Melissa Amber Dalton was sentenced to life in prison for murder, plus 26 years for assault with a deadly weapon, after a jury found the 32-year-old guilty Monday afternoon in Transy... — Updated 4/14/2014


No True Tax Reform

Within the past few days, thousands of North Carolinians have been scurrying to complete and file their state and federal income tax returns. As always, there is a call for a simpler and more equitable tax code. As usual, very litt... — Updated 4/14/2014


Yes Or No To Progress?

What are we for and what are we against in Transylvania County? My observation over the years is that we are against more things than we are for. Let me remind you of just a few things that I can recall where there has been a... — Updated 4/14/2014


Assault Vandalism

The weather was wonderful and the crowds supportive for the hundreds of riders in Saturday's Assault on the Carolinas. However, these Porta-potties and water station were overturned on Island Ford Road Saturday. (Photo courtesy of... — Updated 4/14/2014


Re-making Education

My alma mater is building a 1,800-square-foot Idea Lab. There will be 3-D printers and scanners for digital fabrication, sewing machines and fabrics, hand and power tools and diverse materials. It will offer students guidance,... — Updated 4/14/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Taxidermist Wins Top Business Plan Prize - Brevard NC

In an evening dedicated to celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship, Racks and Rivers Taxidermy took home the top prize at the Transylvania Partnership's Fifth Annual Business... — Updated 4/14/2014


Driver Not To Blame For Gas Truck Accident – Brevard NC

The driver of the Freeman Gas truck that overturned into the Little River Wednesday afternoon off U.S. 276 in Cedar Mountain was not at fault, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol. A wooden bridge gave way as the truck was... — Updated 4/14/2014



The Transylvania Times cowbells were a blast with the young during Saturday's Assault on the Carolinas. (Times photo by Michael Rogers)... — Updated 4/14/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Aethelwold Returns To Former Glory - Brevard NC

When Tim Hall purchased the historic Aethelwold building in downtown Brevard more than 20 years ago, what had once been called the city's "crown jewel" was far past its glory days... — Updated 4/14/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Consultant Weighs In On Task Force's Recommendations - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: In anticipation of Transylvania County Commissioner's first discussion of the economic development efforts laid out during two presentations earlier this year from... — Updated 4/14/2014


Births In Transylvania

Olivia Paige McCall Corey and Jennifer McCall, of Rosman, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Paige McCall, born at 10:41 a.m. March 4, 2014, at Mission... — Updated 4/14/2014


News of Organizations

Democratic Party The Transylvania County Democratic Party Executive Committee will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room of the County Community Services Building located on the corner of... — Updated 4/14/2014


Thank You, Volunteers!

Sharing House celebrated its volunteers last week with a party at Rocky's Soda Shop. Last year they logged 16,776 hours of service assisting Transylvania's 5,600 families in poverty. (From left) Joyce Mcguire, Evelyn Hall, Katrina... — Updated 4/14/2014


Good Samaritans In Brevard

There are good Samaritans and guardian angels in this world. On Sunday morning, April 6, a dear woman whose identity we do not know, noticed smoke and fire at the front of our son’s house. Adam woke up to her banging on his door... — Updated 4/14/2014


Political Signs

Once again we are in an election season, with hopefuls infesting the roadsides with well-printed candidates’ names that lack any indication of their political or social connections to help voters know who they are. They seem to... — Updated 4/14/2014


The Balance

Today, I visited one of my favorite trails, the North Slope, after an absence of a few weeks. As I ran down towards the river I was stunned to see all the felled trees from the last time I had been there. Onward, on the section... — Updated 4/14/2014


Congratulations To Kilpatrick

Congratulations to Jeffrey Kilpatrick for winning the NSDAR American History essay contest. Jeffrey’s essay, “Lives of Children During the American Revolution,” was outstanding for a fifth grader (I assume he is 10 years... — Updated 4/14/2014


God, Government, And Choice

With Easter approaching, I propose we contemplate the options available to us in accepting or rejecting the act of love referred to as the Crucifixion. If this is truly an act of love, each individual has to make a conscious... — Updated 4/14/2014


Climate Change Reality

The climate change letter by Gerald Kilpatrick in Thursday’s paper presents a compelling case against the non-believers of climate change. The evidence supporting climate change is clear and it is happening. However, I believe... — Updated 4/14/2014

 By John Lanier    News

Education Focus Of Forum - Brevard NC

Several of the education laws passed by the General Assembly last year did not originate in North Carolina. Buddy Harris, a policy analyst for the Hunt Institute located in Chapel Hill, told a group of roughly 100 people at a... — Updated 4/14/2014


Legal Notices for March.14 2014

In the General Court of Justice for North Carolina Superior Court Division Transylvania County 14 SP 6 In the Matter of the Foreclosure of a Deed of Trust Executed by CJK Group, LLC and Charles R. Dougall and wife, Susan Dougall... — Updated 4/14/2014 Full story


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