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Legal Notices For April 16, 2015

CREDITOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Richard C. Tresise, deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the... Full story

 

Higher State Taxes

When the General Assembly passed its tax reform legislation, North Carolinians were told that we would be paying less in income tax. On the surface, that seemed to be true with all tax percentages – ranging from 7.75 percent for the state’s...

 

Shame On N.C. General Assembly

Many thanks for spelling out so clearly how the charter school movement has been taken over by anti-public education interests – and with public money by our elected representatives. An educational movement designed and created to assist the...

 

New Address For Hendon Donors

We have been so wonderfully blessed by the response of many friends and family to help with the medical expenses for Chaplain Willie Hendon’s cancer treatment! We have been told by our donors that their donations have been returned when they sent...

 

Impressed With Local Care

Recently I injured my knee. For several weeks I was able to ignore the discomfort, but recently the pain became more than I could handle. I visited Dr. Mark Lemel here in Brevard who gave my knee a thorough examination. Among the options we...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 16, 2015

Possible Water Plant On Rosman Aldermen Radar - Brevard NC

Tuesday night the Rosman Board of Aldermen continued looking at the possibility of the town having its own water treatment plant. Keith Webb and Freddie Harrell of McGill Associates informed the aldermen of the several steps the town would have to ta...

 

Richard "Dick" V. Fanning

Richard "Dick" V. Fanning, 87, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at home from complications of coronary heart disease. A native and lifelong resident of Brevard, he was the only son of the late Leonard...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 16, 2015

Commissioners Discuss Impact Of State Laws – Brevard NC

With North Carolina’s General Assembly session in full swing, Transylvania County commissioners spent part of Monday night’s regular meeting going over proposed legislation and discussing the potential impact those bills could have locally....

 

Elections Director A Familiar Face – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Elections has announced the promotion of Tracie Thomas Fisher to director of elections. Fisher was appointed during the board's recent regular monthly meeting and...

 

Dorothy Imogene Holpp

Dorothy Imogene Holpp, 82, of Brevard passed away Monday, April 6, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Randol Aaron and Myra Esther Woolbright. In addition to her parents, her brothers, Azel, Enoch, and William Woolbright preceded her in death...

 

Chemical Reaction Causes Jail Evacuation – Brevard NC

Roughly 80 inmates were moved from the Transylvania County jail Tuesday evening to a containment unit outside the facility because of a chemical reaction from cleaning a clogged drain. Sheriff David Mahoney said he believes there was an attempt to...

 

Donald Lewis "Don" Chappell

Donald Lewis “Don” Chappell, 74, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Mountain View Rest Home in Hendersonville. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Walter and Nettie Lyday Chappell. In addition to his...

 

Volunteers Sought For Brevard Cares – Brevard NC

Brevard volunteers are invited to a community cleanup day this Saturday. This will be the fourth annual “Brevard Cares” event. Community volunteers are invited to gather to assist elderly, disabled or neighbors who otherwise need assistance in...

 

County Unemployment Rate Goes Down – Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate decreased from 6.2 percent in January to 5.9 percent in February, according to preliminary figures from the state Division of Employment Security. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who...

 

BRCHS Offers Lunch And Tour Of Medical Building – Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS) is offering a Lunch and Learn at Brevard Health Center Friday, April 24, to those interested in touring the medical facility, hearing about the history of the organization, and learning about community...

 

Cold Victory

Brevard High School head softball coach David McNeill takes the "Gatorade victor's bath" after his Lady Blue Devils beat Pisgah 9-3 for the first time in more than a decade. Lady Blue Devil...

 

Play Ball!

Monday night's traditional opening ceremony of the Transylvania County Little League was cancelled due to weather, and so was the first game day on Tuesday. But the weather didn't stop the Orioles,...

 

Student Art On Display At TC Arts Building – Brevard NC

Nathan Moody, 12th grade, RHS - "Mad Man" - mixed media.(Times photos by Michael Rogers)...

 

Pertussis Cases Back In Transylvania County – Transylvania County NC

Public health officials are investigating several cases of pertussis (whooping cough) that have occurred in Transylvania County in recent months. Five cases have been confirmed since January. Pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial infection of...

 

AAUW '$tart $mart' Addresses Gender Wage Gap – Brevard NC

Brevard AAUW and Brevard College's IWIL (Institute for Women in Leadership) program conducted a salary and benefits negotiation workshop called "$tart $mart" for Brevard College women seniors. This...

 

P.E.O. Officers Welcomed

Lynne Joyce recently welcomed the newly elected officers of the Brevard P.E.O. Chapter BT to her home at Brevard College prior to the monthly meeting. From left to right are Mary Anderson, President Carolyn McCoy, Carol Bryant, Joan Duke, Linda...

 

News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s featured speaker for the April 22 breakfast meeting will be Eleanor Ashton, senior development officer of Pisgah Legal Services. Ashton will talk about the organization and what it...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard Friends Brevard Friends will hold their regular Meeting for Worship Sunday, April 19, at 11 a.m. in the activities room of College Walk Retirement Community, with whom they contract for use of the room for Sunday activities. The public is...

 

Blue Ridge Ringers To Perform

The Blue Ridge Ringers will present an hour-long handbell concert Sunday, May 16, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard at 4 p.m. The event is open to the public and a free will offering is requested. For more information, call...

 

'Eat Out - Shop Out' For United Way Is April 18 – Brevard NC

Eat and shop on Saturday, April 18, with the nearly 30 local merchant who will be donating 10 percent of that day's sales to the United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC), as part of the annual "Eat...

 

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