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Legal Notices For April 20, 2015

ADVERTISEMENT FOR TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY INVITATION FOR BIDS RENOVATION OF THE OLD DETENTION CENTER FOR TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS THE CORNER OF MORGAN STREET AND SOUTH GASTON STREET, BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA Notice is hereby given that... Full story

 

Autism Awareness

There is a disturbing trend regarding the bio-neurological developmental disability known as autism – it is growing rapidly, particularly among boys. Autism has increased steadily over the past 20 years, with one in 42 boys now having the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 20, 2015

Commissioners Unseal Closed Session Minutes - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Commissioners unsealed the minutes of 20 closed session meetings held between 2008 and 2014 during their regular meeting last Monday. The meetings all dealt with economic development, including the potential recruitment of new...

 

A Great Ride

In completing its 16th year, the Assault on the Carolinas seems to get better every year. This year more than 1,000 riders were greeted on Saturday, April 11, with clear skies and moderate temperatures; a perfect day for a ride in the mountains. As...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 20, 2015

Funding For Driving Classes Set To Run Out - Brevard NC

It’s a busy time of the year for Alan Justice, transportation director for Transylvania County Schools. Justice has been to both Rosman and Brevard middle and high schools to sign up students to take summer driving classes, although, as of now, fun...

 

Another Embarrassing Bill

Transylvania County’s Representative Chris Whitmire has proposed these revisions in the state’s reproductive health education programs. His bill would allow school boards to opt out of the state curriculum and develop a local “values based” p...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 20, 2015

Interim Manager Recommends Axing Engineer Position - Brevard NC

Jay Johnston, the city of Brevard's director of engineering and utilities, has been told his position will be recommended not to be funded in the upcoming budget. Interim City Manager Jim Fatland...

 

Eating Animals Is Not Sustainable

Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day this Wednesday, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has made it official: U.S. consumption of animal products is not environmentally sustainable at current levels. Their conclusion...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 20, 2015

Council To Decide On Manager Later – Brevard NC

Interim City Manager Jim Fatland said city council won’t tackle hiring a full-time manager to replace Joe Moore until after the upcoming budget process is over. Fatland, who has been the city’s finance director since early 2012, was scheduled to...

 

Recreation-Based Business Coming To Transylvania - Brevard NC

Offroad Research Group (ORG) has announced plans to relocate to Transylvania County, according to a press release from the Transylvania Partnership for Economic Development (TPED). ORG, a small business currently located in Pembroke, Va., selected...

 

College To Break Ground For New Hall - Brevard NC

At 1 p.m., Wednesday, Brevard College begins a new chapter in its history with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for its 84-bed residence hall. “With our recent record enrollment numbers, it’s the perfect time for a project like this,” said...

 

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 pa...

 

Jeanette Elmina Volrath Goldsmith

Jeanette Elmina Volrath Goldsmith, 89, of Brevard, died April 17, 2015. She was the daughter of the late John Paul and Bertha Melissa Summey Volrath. In addition to her parents, her husband, John...

 

Joe Davis Holder

Joe Davis Holder, 78, of Horse Shoe, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015. He was born Dec. 26, 1936, in Johnson County, N.C. to the late Elois Davis and Josephine Bryant Holder. In addition to his parents, his daughter, Teresa Mabry, and a...

 

Connie Lee Burk Mack

Connie Lee Burk Mack, 70, of Brevard passed away Monday, April 13, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Charles Hilbert and Elsie Mae Will Burk. Although she struggled with Lupus all her life, that did not hinder her from obtaining her M.B.A. and...

 

Dr. Richard Hugo Martin

Dr. Richard Hugo Martin, of Brevard, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at The Oaks Nursing Facility in Brevard. He was 78. Born Aug. 16, 1936, in Hanover, Pa., he was the son of the late Rev. Richard...

 

Antonia "Tony" Wynn

Antonia "Tony" Wynn, of Mauldin, S.C., passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. Born and raised in Brevard, he was the son of James and Rebecca Wynn. He attended Transylvania County schools and was a...

 

Market Opens

Mike Somich of Wild Indigo Catering was at the Farmers' Market bright and early for the opening day Saturday. People at the market caught on to their new Pimento Fried Chicken Biscuit, with bacon...

 

Raising Autism Awareness: 1 Puzzle Piece At A Time – Transylvania County NC

Living with Autism often resembles a puzzle with pieces that are either missing or won't fit – all to create a disjointed image that is nonsensical and uncompromising – but also unexpected and...

 

News of Organizations

Duplicate Bridge Club There’s a new duplicate bridge game in town. The Brevard Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the French Broad Community Center on French Broad Road in Brevard. All bridge players, at all levels of play, are...

 

RE/MAX Office Opens In Brevard – Brevard NC

Billy McCoy and Austin and Alisha Crowder, local real estate veterans, are now the new broker/owners of RE/MAX Land of the Waterfalls, which is now open in Brevard. The new location features a caf...

 

Dale's Pale Ale Set To Sponsor Regan Smith's No. 7 Chevrolet – Brevard NC

JR Motorsports and Dale's Pale Ale have agreed to a multifaceted partnership, general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller announced. The first craft beer to be featured in a can, Dale's Pale Ale will spon...

 

Master Gardeners To Have Booth At Farmer's Market – Brevard NC

The Master Gardeners will have an information booth at the Transylvania County Farmer’s Market on the first and third Saturdays of each month now through October. There will no longer be a plant clinic held in the Community Services Building on...

 

Girls Ages 9-14 Invited To SciGirls Program About Time Keeping – Transylvania County NC

Area girls ages 9-14 are invited to a SciGirls program Tuesday, April 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). Co-hosted by PARI and the Transylvania County 4-H,...

 

Habitat Seeks Residents For New Home

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity is keeping volunteers busy building house number 57 in the Oscar Chapel area of the county south of Rosman. Habitat is looking for a qualified family to take possession of this new home once it is finished. Any...

 

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