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Legal Notices for 4-18-13

12 SP 156 NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE BY SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, North Carolina, Transyl-vania County In the matter of the foreclosure of the Deed of Trust of Randall L. Hickman and Suzanne L. Hickman to John S. Whitley, Trustee for... — Updated 4/19/2013 Full story

 By Eric Crews    News

Construction Underway At DuPont - Brevard NC

“We’ve got a lot of projects going on here at DuPont State Recreational Forest,” Assistant Forest Supervisor Bruce MacDonald said Wednesday during a tour of construction... — Updated 4/17/2013


Council Wary Of Raleigh Decisions - Brevard NC

The Brevard City Council wants a local bill to be introduced in the General Assembly in Raleigh that will exempt it from another piece of legislation making its way through the State House. During council’s regular meeting Monday... — Updated 4/17/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Calendar Public Input Planned - Brevard NC

Parents and other stakeholders in the community were granted their wish Monday as the Transylvania County Board of Education announced two public input sessions for people to learn more and voice any concerns they have about the... — Updated 4/17/2013


Knights To Hold Blood Drive – Brevard NC

The Knights of Columbus blood drive is Monday, April 22, from noon to 5:30 p.m. in the Sacred Hearth Catholic Church in the fellowship hall. Giving blood takes less than an hour and is a way of giving life to those in need. Calls... — Updated 4/17/2013


News of Organizations

Rotary Club Wednesday, April 24, the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest will feature Tracy Zimmerman, communications director of the North Carolina Partnership for Children (Smart Start), who will present a new early childhood initiative... — Updated 4/17/2013


Matthew Ross Surprised by Meeting Reaction - Brevard NC

The vehement opposition voiced by many at last Thursday’s public meeting on the biomass power plant in Little River wasn’t exactly what developer Matthew Ross was expecting to hear. Ross, with Renewable Developers, expected to... — Updated 4/17/2013


Elliott, Galloway Engagement Announced

Crystal Sheree Elliott, of Brevard, and Andrew Chase Galloway, of Brevard, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Angela G. Elliott, of... — Updated 4/17/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Developer Lays Out Biomass Plant Plan At Meeting -Brevard NC

A timeline for the construction process of the proposed biomass power plant in Little River became clearer last Thursday at the public meeting in the library’s Rogow Room. Matthew Ross, who is a renewable energy lawyer and... — Updated 4/17/2013


Walend To Address Republicans April 20 – Brevard NC

Saturday morning Republicans at the regular third Saturday meeting of the Transylvania County Republican Club will hear a presentation by former N.C. House Whip Trudy Wallend about... — Updated 4/17/2013


Sierra Club To Focus On Backyard Wildlife – Brevard NC

“Backyard Biodiversity: Wildlife in your Landscape” is the subject of Owen Carson’s talk at the Thursday, April 25, meeting of the Pisgah group of the Sierra Club in Brevard. Carson, a graduate of Brevard College, is a field... — Updated 4/17/2013


SciGirls Take Science To Heart – Brevard NC

Area girls ages 9-14 are invited to a SciGirls “Heart to Heart” program Tuesday, April 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Transylvania County Extension Center, 98 East Morgan St. in Brevard. “This month we will be studying the... — Updated 4/17/2013


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Cathey’s Creek Baptist Cathey’s Creek Baptist Church celebrated its 200th birthday April 17. A bell re-dedication service is planned for April 28. More activities are planned for May and June. Lutheran Church Of The Good... — Updated 4/17/2013


Gun Control Laws

Here is a bumper sticker I saw last week that I’d like to share with the readers: “If you actually think psychotics and criminals will obey gun control laws, then you’re a special kind of stupid!” In my opinion, it... — Updated 4/17/2013


Support The Plant

Quality year-round jobs are needed for balance in our county. The biomass facility is one step in that direction. In the meeting they clearly stated they were well in compliance with EPA and DENR regulations. That is amazing in... — Updated 4/17/2013


Abandoned Dog

Sunday evening some heartless dog owner(s) came up Lookout Drive in Pisgah Forest and, it seems, fired guns to scare their dog into running away so he wouldn’t follow them. We didn’t realize they had intentionally scared him... — Updated 4/17/2013


Ignoring An Ongoing Tragedy

First, let me state clearly that the tragedy in Boston is wrong, very wrong, even evil. As I write this, ABC is devoting an entire hour to that bombing. I am tired of the press, all press, and its sensationalism and its pandering... — Updated 4/17/2013


Whitmire Has Forgotten History

I agree with Nina Shippen’s thoughtful letter to the editor in April 8’s edition of The Times in which she criticizes Rep. Chris Whitmire’s bill proposing a state religion for North Carolina. Has Mr. Whitmire forgotten... — Updated 4/17/2013


Flat Earth Society Meets

I have just finished reading the article on the “biomass plant” public meeting and I think a better headline would have been “Flat Earth Society Holds Annual Meeting in Brevard.” Clearly those opposed to this plant know... — Updated 4/17/2013


Treasured Eden

Our search started seven years ago, looking for the perfect place to retire from our law enforcement careers, and open a small bed and breakfast. When we discovered the Brevard area, we immediately knew that we had found our Eden.... — Updated 4/17/2013



Last Thursday’s information meeting with the principal investors in the proposed pyrolysis plant at Penrose was incredulous. First of all, it was incredulous that the enclosed facility would damage local property values when it w... — Updated 4/17/2013


Bikers, Not Biomass

My initial approach to the proposed biofuel gasification plant was open minded. I was not an adversary, but was entirely willing to weigh all sides of the issue. I have seen mountaintop removal in West Virginia and recognize the... — Updated 4/17/2013


Keep Public Notices In Newspapers

“The public has a right to know what its government is doing.” Thoms Goolsby, N.C. State Senator On Thursday, March 28, this newspaper ran a legal notice concerning the proposed biomass plant in Penrose. It notified residents... — Updated 4/17/2013


Ralph Franklin Cantrell

Ralph Franklin Cantrell, 80, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at The Oaks of Brevard. He was a son of the late Ulus L. Cantrell and Dollie A. Lance. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joy Cantrell; a... — Updated 4/17/2013


James Jerry Stamey

James Jerry Stamey, 81, of Brevard, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. Born Jan. 15, 1932, in Brevard, he lived most of his life in... — Updated 4/17/2013


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