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Betty Scruggs Running For School Board

Betty M. Scruggs is a candidate for one of two open positions for the non-partisan election of the Transylvania County Board of Education. A long-time educator and community volunteer she desires to serve the Transylvania community in this elected...

 

Legal Notices for June 26, 2014

13 SP 147 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE  NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY   Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Dan Mraz and Sandra Mraz to Trustee Services of Carolina, Trustee(s),... Full story

 

Task Force Names Four-At-Large EDO Board Members

Four more members to the county's new Economic Development Organization's (EDO) board of directors have been picked. The Transylvania County Independent Economic Development Task Force has chosen Linda Coye, Roger Frisbee, Parker Platt and Mark...

 

Victor Eshmile Galloway

Victor Eshmile Galloway, 81, of Old Fort, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 10, 1932, in Rosman, to the late Walter Monroe and Ola Galloway. He...

 

Ray L. Grogan

Ray L. Grogan, 83, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord Friday, June 13, 2014. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Brance and Ruby Ducker Grogan. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three sisters and...

 

Jewell "Inez" Grooms

Jewell “Inez” Grooms, 85, of Brevard, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Garland and Hester Jones Merrill. Her husband, Edgar Grooms, and her sisters, Lorene Blythe and Christine and Leona Merrill, also preceded h...

 

Josephine McGaha McCrary

Josephine McGaha McCrary, 85, of Greensboro, N.C., formerly of the Crab Creek community, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, at White Stone Care and Wellness Center in Greensboro. She was a daughter of the late Edward and Viola Morgan McGaha, of...

 

Rev. Charles Lemuel Millican

Rev. Charles Lemuel Millican passed away at his home in Brevard, June 20, 2014, with his family by his side. His first wife, Norma and his second wife, Mildred; one son, Charles L. Millican Jr., and a brother, Ben, preceded him in death. He was born...

 

Leroy "Lee" Frank Norton

Leroy “Lee” Frank Norton, of Georgetown, S.C., went home to be with God June 21, 2014. He was born in Washington, N.C. Jan. 15, 1954, to Clarence and Launa Norton and as a young child moved with his family to Lake Toxaway. He was a veteran of...

 

Elizabeth V. "Betty" Pitchford

Elizabeth V. "Betty" Pitchford, 89, of Brevard and formerly of Kannapolis, N.C., passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Brian Center in Brevard. She was born in Parkersburg, W.Va. to the late...

 

Doris F. Townsend

Doris F. Townsend, 70, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She was born in Bessemer, Ala. to Myrtle Hendon Davis and the late Ernest Davis. In addition to her parents, her husband, Belvet Earl Townsend...

 

Obama Solved

President Obama has been in office for 5 and 1/2 years and I pretty much have him figured out. It wasn’t all that difficult and I’m sure many of you do too. Because he still has 2 and 1/2 years to issue Executive Orders that change the way we...

 

Shameful

The Senate was unable to pass the student loan refinance bill because of a lack of only two Republican yeah votes to make the required 60 to pass. Richard Burr was a nay vote. Citizens can refinance house mortgages, businesses can refinance their...

 

New Name

In light of the current administration’s monumental flap over changing the name of the Washington Redskins, it has been posited that the new name, far more menacing, should be changed to “The Regulating Bureaucrats!” And, since the NSA is able...

 

Distrust

The title of the lead article on the front page of the Wall Street Journal dated June 21st proclaims “Secret U.S. Plan to Aid Iraq Fizzled Amid Mutual Distrust.” Imagine that! President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki don’t trust each...

 

Oskar Blues Partners To Promote Recycling – Brevard NC

Craft-CAN beer pioneer Oskar Blues knows a little something about aluminum, so it makes sense that the brewery's non-profit, The CAN'd Aid Foundation, is launching a national aluminum recycling program. With generous grants from long-time partners, T...

 

The Pisgah Field School Offers 'Families In The Pisgah!" – Pisgah Forest NC

The Pisgah Field School introduces “Families in the Pisgah” Friday, June 27, and seats are still available. Participants will be traveling to some of Pisgah National Forest’s most unique sites, including the Cradle of Forestry, Pisgah Center...

 

Brevard Public Forum On Fracking In WNC Is Thursday – Brevard NC

On Thursday, June 26 the statewide Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and their chapter People for Clean Mountains will hold a public forum on the impacts of exploration and extraction of natural gas in the mountains of North Carolina. The...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Faith Memorial Chapel Faith Memorial Chapel, Cedar Mountain The Rev. Dr. Keith Thompson of Brevard-Davidson Presbyterian Church, Brevard, will preach this Sunday, June 29 at 11 a.m. For a complete schedule or directions, go to www. faithmemorialchape...

 

Saturday's Farmers Market Offers Fun For Kids – Brevard NC

A plethora of free and fun family activities are planned at the Transylvania Farmers Market this Saturday morning as they hold their annual Summerfest for Kids from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Events include: ...

 

County's Financial Report Earns Coveted National GFOA Award – Transylvania County NC

The Certificate of Achievement for Excel-lence in Financial Report-ing has been awarded to Transylvania County by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report...

 

Fire Rescue Pancake Breakfast This Saturday – Pisgah Forest NC

North Transylvania Fire Rescue Station will be hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday, June 28, from 7-11 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Donations are greatly appreciated, as the station would like to raise funds and awareness for their fire and...

 

Ladies Auxiliary Launches New Year With Fiesta – Brevard NC

Ladies Auxiliary VFW 4309 holds an annual member appreciation event around a particular theme. This year it was held June 21 and the theme was a Mexican fiesta. The dining hall was decorated with...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 26, 2014

Commissioners Approve 1.3-Cent Tax Increase – Brevard NC

By a vote of 3-2, Transylvania County Commissioners approved the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget that includes a 1.3-cent ad valorem tax increase, as well as the drawdown of nearly $2 million from the county’s fund balance, during Monday night’s...

 

Four Young Adult Authors To Speak Saturday – Brevard NC

Highland Books is proud to host a panel of four published authors at the bookstore Saturday, June 28, at 1 p.m. The four women have each published two or more novels with major publishers, and will...

 

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