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Articles from the May 15, 2014 edition

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 By Robbie Robertson    News

Blue Devils Head To State Finals -Brevard NC

Blue Devil tennis players Cre Still and Daniel Taylor say goodbye to fellow Brevard High School students as they embark for Burlington and the state 2-A dual team tennis finals.... — Updated 5/16/2014


Blue Devil Baseball and Soccer, and Lady Tiger Softball Fall

The Brevard High School varsity baseball team lost 12-2 to visiting Owen Wednesday night in the opening round of the 2-A state playoffs. Owen will now travel to top-seed Bunker Hill Academy in Saturday's second round. In girls'... — Updated 5/16/2014 Full story


Legal Notices for May 15 2014

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Jonathan M. Owen and Lisa Owen to William R. Echols, Trustee(s), dated the 6th day of November, 2008, and recorded in... — Updated 5/15/2014 Full story


News of Organizations

Genealogical Society The Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society and the Asheville Family History Center will jointly hold a Family History Fair at the Family History Center Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Family History... — Updated 5/14/2014


Robert "Ted" Clarke

Robert "Ted" Clarke, 77, of Brevard, passed away Oct. 16, 2013, at Mission St. Joseph Hospital, in Asheville. Born May 23, 1936 in Freeport, Ill., he attended the University of... — Updated 5/14/2014


Preservation And The Legacy Of Silvermont – Brevard NC

Silvermont, the mansion and grounds, is being preserved for future generations through the efforts of the Silvermont Centennial Committee. Construction on Silvermont began in May... — Updated 5/14/2014


'Praying For America' Planned For June 29 – Brevard NC

A countywide joint community patriotic musical and celebration will be held at First Baptist Church June 29 at 7 p.m. Last year’s event was a joint choir effort of several churches in the county, a keynote address by Jimmy... — Updated 5/14/2014


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church will present organist Ken Cowan in a concert Sunday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. The concert is in celebration of recent renovations done to the organ. Admissi... — Updated 5/14/2014


'Tiny Homes' Offer New Way Of Living – Brevard NC

Interested in downsizing? The Brevard Tiny House Company (BTHC) is having an open house at the Transylvania Farmers Market from 8 a.m. until noon this Saturday. The BTHC team will... — Updated 5/14/2014


Reading, Dressing Up

Journey Myers (above) reads a book Tuesday at the Transylvania County Library, which is hosting Children's Book Week. (Below) Davis Ashworth dressed up, as requested by the library... — Updated 5/14/2014

 By Park Baker    News

AAUW Presents Katie Thompson With Award - Brevard NC

The 37th American Association of University Women "Women Who Make A Difference Award" was presented to Katie Thompson Tuesday for her untiring service to the Transylvania County... — Updated 5/14/2014


Storybook Week

The Transylvania County Library is hosting Children's Book Week. On Tuesday, parents and adults transformed themselves into their favorite storybook pig. (Above) Anna Morgan helps... — Updated 5/14/2014


Nora Hensley Muller

Nora Hensley Muller, 98, of Brevard, died May 10, 2014, at College Walk. She was born in Flag Pond, Tenn. to the late William Reagan and Ida Jane Tilson Hensley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her... — Updated 5/14/2014


Clarifying Points

I have made it my practice to refrain from responding to individual letters that may express disagreement with mine, in the belief that your readers should feel free to challenge the opinions of others, and to express their... — Updated 5/14/2014


Glaring Omission!

The May 8 edition of The Transylvania Times (page 5B) contained a photo of the groundbreaking ceremonies for artificial turf at Brevard High School. This project was started in 2007 by two concerned citizens drawing on a paper... — Updated 5/14/2014


New Neighbors

Come on down! Formerly a quiet community off Wilson Road just outside Brevard is posted with the red on black No Trespass signs. It seems our new neighbor wants no one entering the former golf and recreational area much less... — Updated 5/14/2014


Brevard College Needs Your Vote - Brevard NC

Top Adventure College winner Brevard College is once again competing in a head-to-head competition to determine the best outdoor school in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Last year, Brevard College was named number one in the... — Updated 5/14/2014

 By John Lanier    News

Rosman Plans Annexation Public Hearing -Rosman NC

Tuesday night the Rosman Board of Aldermen agreed to hold a public hearing at its next regularly scheduled meeting on the voluntary annexation of Headwaters Outfitters. Mayor Brian Shelton said David Whitmire of Headwater... — Updated 5/14/2014

 By Park Baker    News

GALs Have Child's Best Interest In Mind

Cindy Bland spent much of her working life helping children. Now retired, the Transylvania County resident continues to look out for children, volunteering her time and expertise as a guardian ad litem (GAL). Bland is one of 17... — Updated 5/14/2014


Primary Results Canvassed - Brevard NC

The 2014 results for the recent Republican Board of Commissioners’ primary election in Transylvania County were made official Tuesday. The Board of Elections canvassed the results, which didn’t change the outcome but only the... — Updated 5/14/2014


Shame On Those Who Did Not Vote

The May 8 Transylvania Times editorial was titled “Low Turnout” regarding last Tuesday’s primary election. The Transylvania Times advised that a whopping 83 percent of the county’s registered voters chose, for whatever... — Updated 5/14/2014


Harming Justice, The Republic

One of the brilliant aspects of the Constitution is the establishment of a republic, that certain issues are best handled at the corresponding national, state and local levels. For most of our history, local issues were decided by... — Updated 5/14/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Commissioners OK Cell Tower Ordinance - Brevard NC

After months of work by the Planning Board and staff, as well as two public hearings on the issue, Transylvania County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to approve a new telecommunications tower ordinance. At the last... — Updated 5/14/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Company 'X' Incentive Grant Program Approved - Brevard NC

Following a brief public hearing on Monday, Transylvania County Commissioners unanimously agreed to approve an incentive grant program for the business known only as Company “X.” According to a public notice issued by the... — Updated 5/14/2014


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