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Another Pandora's Box

Republicans in the state General Assembly opened another Pandora’s Box when they overrode Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto of Senate Bill 2. The new law states “Every magistrate has the right to recuse from performing all lawful marriages under this...

 

Overkill On Rubio

So, the New York Times is taking Marco Rubio to task for buying an $80,000 “luxury speedboat.” In fact, it’s a fishing boat with twin outboard motors that would barely qualify as a lifeboat for one of John Kerry’s yachts. What’s next for...

 

Helpful Attendant

After the rain on Thursday (June 4), I put my one bag of garbage in the car. After stopping at the post office, I drove to Calvert recycling facility. When I arrived the attendant and his truck were outside the gate preparing to leave. I thought,...

 

Courage And Freedom

Congratulations and thank you to The Transylvania Times for the courage and good will to publish “Faces of Freedom” in the June 4 edition of the newspaper. Section B featured five pages of gut-wrenchingly honest essays, poems, paintings photograp...

 

Concerned About BA Governance

I appreciate Mrs. Grimm’s thoughtful response to my letter about Brevard Academy. Brevard Academy’s website includes excellent information about their curriculum, mission, honor code, bylaws, and strategic plan. Their N.C. School Report Card,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 15, 2015

Rain Couldn't Dampen Blue Devil Graduates – Brevard NC

Rain clouds seem to be a recent tradition at Brevard High School graduation, and while shelter was scarce at a packed Whittington-Pfohl auditorium Friday evening, that didn't dampen the spirits of the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 15, 2015

Tiger Graduates Shine During Commencement – Rosman NC

The Rosman community celebrated the graduating class of 2015 Saturday morning at the Brevard Music Center under blue skies. The Whittington-Pfohl auditorium was filled with people from as far away as...

 

Davidson River School Graduates All Smiles – Brevard NC

The scene at Davidson River School last Thursday morning was inspirational and sweltering. The 2015 graduating class overcame great obstacles, high temperatures, and walked proudly to receive their...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 15, 2015

Oskar Blues Announces Major Expansion At Brewery – Brevard NC

Ever since the doors first opened in December 2012, Oskar Blues Brewery has seen steady growth at its Brevard facility both in terms of production as well as capacity. Those trends don't seem to be...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 15, 2015

Probart To Get Engineering Study – Brevard NC

Work will begin soon on a preliminary engineering report for a Probart Street sidewalk. The work got the green light Friday during a joint meeting between the new City Council Parks, Trails and Recreation Committee and the city’s Comprehensive...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 15, 2015

New Downtown Committee Meets – Brevard NC

Last Thursday, the new City Council Downtown Master Plan Committee held its first meeting. The committee will include council members Ann Hollingsworth and Charlie Landreth, along with Heath Seymour, executive director of the Heart of Brevard (HOB),...

 
 By Park Baker    News    June 15, 2015

Study Looks To The Future – Brevard NC

A new study commissioned by Transylvania County Schools predicts a slight drop in student enrollment in the next 10 years, but school officials note the study doesn’t take into account the impact the new economic developments efforts in the county...

 

Monahan, Bumgarner And Clark Win DAR Medals – Brevard NC

Three Transylvania County middle school students were recently awarded DAR Youth Citizenship medals by the Waightstill Avery Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Brevard....

 

Births

Addison Lee Christy William and Nicole Christy, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Lee Christy, born May 8, 2015, at Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher. She weighed 5...

 

Dreiers Mark 50 Years

John and Katharine Dreier, of Connestee Falls, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 3, 2015, at Hilton Head Island, SC. The Dreiers met in college and were married in New York City where...

 

News of Organizations

New Apple Users Group A new Apple user group is forming for those who are interested in Apple computers (iMac, Mac-Book Pro, MacBook Air, and iPad, iPhone, iPod, etc.) This new group will focus on the basics for both new users and those who want to...

 

Legal Notices For June 15, 2015

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION RE: ESTATE OF HELENA SCHAFF FILE NO. 15-E-150 Having qualified as the Executor of the Estate of Helena Schaff, the undersigned does hereby notify all... Full story

 

Chris Raymond Kearns

Chris Raymond Kearns, 54, of Hillsboro, Ore., formerly of Brevard, passed away June 10, 2015.   He was a son of the late Charles R. Kearns and Roberta Mitchell Kearns. He was a native and resident...

 

Jean DuBois Pitcher

Jean DuBois Pitcher, teacher, veteran, mother, photographer, woodcarver and philanthropist, said farewell June 11, 2015, after a long and eventful 97 years on this earth.  Anyone who missed getting...

 

Frances Pledger

Frances Pledger died June 5, 2015, at Tore's Home, in Brevard. A reception will be held to remember her Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 2 p.m. in Miller Hall of St. Philip's Episcopal Church. Her...

 

William O. "Bill" McKinney

William O. “Bill” Mckinney, 79, of Lake Toxaway, went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 12, 2015, at Four Seasons Hospice in Flat Rock. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Allen Lee and Vergie Owen McKinney.   He...

 

Barbara Jane Kramer

Barbara Jane Kramer passed away June 1, 2015 in Brevard. She was born Nov. 1, 1927, in Hinton, Okla. She is survived by her son, Max Kramer, of Brevard; daughter, Marsha Loftis and husband, David;...

 

United Way To Sponsor Rally For Tiny Houses On June 18 – Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will sponsor a Tiny House Initiative for Brevard Rally Thursday, June 18, from 3 until 6 p.m., at the Transylvania County Public Library. Admission to the drop-in event is free. Builders, designers, realtors,...

 

Breast Thermograms To Be Offered – Brevard NC

Cindy Sullivan, CCT, clinical thermographer nurse, will be offering screening breast thermograms at Metcalf Pharmacy at 50 Asheville Highway in Brevard Friday, June 19. Appointments are available. Thermography is a noninvasive, inexpensive test that...

 

Phone Booths Were Commonplace In Town

The Citizens Telephone Company was started in 1921 by a group of Brevard businessmen. Their main objectives were to provide electric telephone and telegraph lines, as well as light and power in...

 

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