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Myrah Faye Howell

Myrah Faye Howell, 96, of Bald Creek, N.C., passed peacefully Monday, April 29, 2013, at The Oaks of Brevard. Born May 9, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Robert Cecil and Ida Proffitt Burton and resided in Bald Creek most of her life. Her...

 

Ruth Jones Lasater

Ruth Jones Lasater, 87, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at The Oaks of Brevard. She was the daughter of the late Edward Sampson and Etta Elizabeth Hollar Jones. Her sister, Charlotte Jones Norton and brother-in-law, Don Norton,...

 

Jane McMaster Roehrs

Jane McMaster Roehrs, 92, passed away April 27, 2013, at The Oaks in Brevard. Born July 12, 1920, to Nelle Elliott McMaster and Kitt Rion McMaster in Winnsboro, S.C., she attended Coker College and graduated from the University of North Carolina at...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    May 2, 2013

Opposition To Biomass Plant Intensifies – Brevard NC

With more than 100 complaints on file with the N.C. Utilities Commission against the proposed electricity-generating facility in Penrose, the developers have been told that the legal notice that ran...

 
 News    May 2, 2013

Experts Chime In On Plant Debate - Brevard NC

Dr. Phillip Westmoreland, a professor of chemical and bioengineering at N.C. State University and an expert in pyrolysis, said if the proposed Penrose power plant were in his backyard he would not be concerned about potential emissions as a result...

 
 News    May 2, 2013

Answers Still Sought, Ross Takes Questions - Brevard NC

The wait for answers to Transylvania commissioner questions about the proposed power plant in Penrose continues, according to County Manager Artie Wilson. After a conference call Monday with Matthew...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    May 2, 2013

College Program Aimed At Jobs - Brevard NC

With the face of manufacturing evolving from the assembly line to highly-skilled positions, the demand for a new labor force continues to grow. Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) hopes a new mechatronics program in Transylvania County will help fill...

 

State Favors Urban Areas

One of the ironies of the last election is that the people living in North Carolina’s rural counties who helped put Republicans in complete control of the state government are being given short shrift. Those living in urban and particularly...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    May 2, 2013

One Year Later, Brevard Brewery Thriving - Brevard NC

It was just over one year ago when Brevard Brewing Co. opened its doors and ushered in a new era for local beer lovers as the county’s first brewery. Five hundred barrels, 16,000 gallons and...

 
 News    May 2, 2013

Transylvania County's Jobless Rate Falls In March - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate decreased from 10.7 percent in February to 9.8 percent in March, according to the latest figures from the state Division of Employment Security (DES). The statewide rate in March was 8.9 percent, down from 9.5...

 

Whitmire Has Not Done His Homework

The number of ridiculous bills being presented in the N.C. Legislature has been well documented by The Transylvania Times and other N.C. papers. Two editorials were in last Thursday’s paper. Also in that paper was an update from Raleigh by our own...

 

Spending Us Into Higher Taxes?

Connect the dots. In the April 25 edition of The Transylvania Times story titled “County Approves Money for Task Force” we learn that our county commissioners voted to spend $185,000 more for economic development. In the April 29, Transylvania...

 

Waiting On Mental Health Care

In 1961 President John F. Kennedy challenged our nation to go to the moon and back before the end of the decade. Eight years later we accomplished this feat, to the credit of the science community with the support of our people. On Feb. 5, 1963 this...

 

Special Olympics

I was fortunate enough this year to work with one of the best committees ever: Paula McKellor, Emily Lowery, Janelle Wilson and Sarah Kipp for the Special Olympics. Each person was so efficient, dedicated and timely on every detail. No task was too...

 

Fight For New Industry

Air pollution, noise pollution, heavy truck traffic, and scenery being destroyed; these are all complaints from outsiders that arise when anyone mentions bringing industry back to our county. Here is my rebuttal. People have been breathing polluted a...

 

Biomass Is Bad Economics

Biomass may be good or bad from an environmental perspective, but jumping through hoops for 20 odd jobs even in these troubled economic times seems foolish. Similarly, if natural gas is in such great abundance and that industry is receiving record...

 

Questions About Biomass Plant

The public hearing on April 11 at the Transylvania County Library provided some information about the proposed synfuels plant to be built in Penrose by Renewable Developers LLC, but many questions remain. The following need to be answered: 1. Accordi...

 

Reason For Pause

The presentation by County Manager Artie Wilson at the April 22 meeting of the Transylvania County Commissioners regarding the proposed biomass plant should give all of us pause. When combined with the concerns raised by Commissioner Daryl Hogsed...

 
 News    May 2, 2013

Law and Order – Transylvania County

Felony Arrests On April 26, Brevard Police Department officers arrested William Gregory Swenson, 49, of Brevard, after he was involved in an altercation. During the altercation he allegedly pulled a knife and cut another individual on the nose. The...

 

Legal Notices for 5-2-13

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 11 SP 178 NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by BILLY JOE DAVIS AND AUDREY S DAVIS to JAMES R. MANION, III, Trustee(s), which... Full story

 

Hospital To Present 'Beyond Surgery' Program May 9 – Brevard NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital has a Healing Arts program with integrative therapies — which complement the quality care provided at TRH — to help promote healing and recovery. Patients are not...

 

Volunteers Again Show 'Brevard Cares' – Brevard NC

Volunteers did some spring cleaning in several neighborhoods Saturday, April 20, as part of the second annual “Brevard Cares” event. Volunteers gathered to assist the elderly, disabled or...

 
 By Ray Tuers    Features    May 2, 2013

Junior Staff Groomed For Real World Jobs – Brevard NC

It’s kind of a teenage training ground for growing up, with a focus on the practical, like how to treat others and how to get and hold a job. The Boys & Girls Club’s Junior Staff program is a...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd On May 7, by popular demand, The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd will host the return of Jeffrey Small. Small is a multi-talented honors graduate of Yale,...

 

Church Of Christ To Display Ariel Muiselaar's Paintings – Brevard NC

The mixed media paintings of Brevard College senior, Ariel Muiselaar, which just completed a showing at the Spiers Art Center will be displayed at the Brevard Church Of Christ. The paintings are to be centerpiece for a Bible lesson presented by Dr. A...

 

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