Articles from the June 16, 2014 edition

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Legal Notices for June 16, 2014



Concealed Carry

As a gun owner I take exception to the letter written entitled “Guns.” Did the author ever hear the saying, “Where’s a cop when you need them?” Police respond to violent crimes after the fact. At Columbine the well armed,... — Updated 6/16/2014


Fracking Is Not Okay

Our legislators have decided that “fracking” — or fracturing the earth’s surface to extract “natural” gas — is okay in our state. If they had done their homework, they would have found that fracking is definitely not... — Updated 6/16/2014


No Investment Equals Slow Economy

There is a saying in business that you have to spend money to make money. Without investment, no growth occurs. The same is true in government. If there is no investment in good roads, quality schools, extensive water and sewer... — Updated 6/16/2014


Low Opinion Of Gun Owners

I am thrilled to know my good neighbor Dr. Kilpatrick holds licensed gun owners in such low esteem. In the event of some cataclysmic event wherein our rural areas are threatened with extinction, I know I can count on calling up... — Updated 6/16/2014


Tour Set For Chestnut Hill – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Coun-ty Historical Society invites the public to attend the Chestnut Hill House and Garden Tour Saturday, June 21, from 2-4 p.m. The house and gardens of Chestnut Hill sit on 40 acres above the French Broad River.... — Updated 6/16/2014

 By Park Baker    News

The Bike Farm On Track

Plenty of people have seen the enormous earth moving equipment and perfectly sculpted dirt jumps being built at Shoals Falls farm on the corner of Crab Creek and DuPont roads. It... — Updated 6/16/2014


Richard H. Berger

Richard H. Berger, 83, son of the late Newell James and Marjorie Herndon Berger, died Nov. 20, 2013, in Cashiers. He graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1948 and went on to graduate from Michigan State University in 1952.... — Updated 6/16/2014


James E. "MoJoe" Gardin

James E. “MoJoe” Gardin, 90, of Brevard, died June 13, 2014, at The Oaks. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Bethel “A” Baptist Church. Rev. Larry Davis will officiate. Rev. F.H. Goldsmith will... — Updated 6/16/2014


Ashley Diane Shaw

Ashley Diane Shaw was granted her angel wings June 7, 2014, following a long, brave, difficult battle with osteosarcoma. Her  final days were spent surrounded by family and... — Updated 6/16/2014


Margaret Joan Madgwick

Margaret Joan Madgwick, 78, of Brevard, died peacefully in her sleep June 13, 2014, after a long battle with lymphoma. The only child of Harry and Mattie Edmonds, she was born and raised in Australia. After her marriage to her... — Updated 6/16/2014


Walter Steiner

Walter Hilmar Rudolph Steiner, 75, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. He was born in... — Updated 6/16/2014


Jo Ann Baynard McGuire

Jo Ann Baynard McGuire, 80, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the Brian Center of Hendersonville, from complications of Alzheimer’s. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Mattie Collins... — Updated 6/16/2014


Dorris Reid Owen

Dorris Reid Owen, 80, went to meet the Lord Tuesday, June 10, 2014. A native of Transylvania County, she is the daughter of the late John and Mamie Reese Reid. In addition to her parents, her husband, Paul Ervin Owen, five... — Updated 6/16/2014


Claire Jean Bennett MacArthur

Claire Jean Bennett MacArthur, 84, passed away June 11, 2014, at the Kingsbridge Nursing Home in Brevard, with her children present, following a long illness. She was born in... — Updated 6/16/2014


William Trent Hodges

The Lord called William Trent Hodges home to join his precious daughter, Jordan Hodges, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Bristol, Va. Born Aug. 19, 1966, in Waynesville, N.C., he was a graduate of West Henderson High School in Mills... — Updated 6/16/2014


Ruth Lietzenmayer

Ruth Lietzenmayer, 97, passed away Monday, June 10, 2014. She was the daughter of Phillmore and Sarah Swinyer, of Vermontville, N.Y. In addition to her parents and five siblings,... — Updated 6/16/2014


Ask Us Questions Answered

Why are there two signs in the Rosenwald community pointing vehicles/people to downtown Brevard? One sign is at Carolina Avenue and Cashiers Valley Road, and the other sign is at the junction of Carver, Oakdale and Cashiers Valley... — Updated 6/16/2014


Hannelore Lance

Hannelore Lance, 71 years old, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014. Born in Kiel, Germany, she was the daughter of Hans Heinrich Wulff, of Ahrenviol, Germany, and Hannchen Wulff, of H... — Updated 6/16/2014

 By Derek McKissock    News

Nonprofits Funded In City's Budget -Brevard NC

As part of the budget preparations, Brevard City Council received funding requests from several nonprofit organizations, but it has agreed to fund the five it believes can best help with economic development efforts. Those who... — Updated 6/16/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Commissioners Support 1.3-Cent Tax Increase - Brevard NC

After several budget modifications, a bevy of motions and at times some tense discussions, county commissioners approved a 1.3-cent property tax increase and the draw down of nearly $2 million from the county’s fund balance at... — Updated 6/16/2014

 By Derek McKissock    News

Debiase Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter - Brevard NC

More than seven years after 26-year-old Christopher Lien died after a fight at a bonfire party in Pisgah Forest, Robert Frank Debiase last week pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Thursday morning in Transylvania County... — Updated 6/16/2014


Hider W. Bailey

Hider W. Bailey passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014. She was born Sept. 22, 1931, in Burlington, N.C. She had the voice of an angel and spent most of her life as a soloist for weddings, funerals, churches and other events. She is... — Updated 6/16/2014


Richard "Dick" Clarence Gates

Richard "Dick" Clarence Gates, of Etowah, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Life Care Center in Hendersonville, May 19, 2014. His family and friends will miss his friendly... — Updated 6/16/2014


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