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Articles from the July 12, 2012 edition

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Enjoy A Variety of Hiking Trails in Transylvania

For those who like to hike, Transylvania County has hundreds of miles of trails to choose from, and more are being built every year. Some six miles of new trails will be open this... — Updated 8/4/2016 Full story


DuPont State Recreational Forest

It’s official — DuPont State Recreational Forest is the most visited state forest in North Carolina, with more than 160,000 visits annually. The 10,500-acre forest is located ne... — Updated 7/12/2012 Full story


Road Cycling and Mountain Biking Are All The Rage

Each year, it seems that Transylvania County’s reputation as a mecca for cyclists and mountain bikers grows and grows. There are literally hundreds of miles of trails for... — Updated 7/12/2012 Full story


Legal Notices For 7-12-12


 By Eric Crews    News

Commissioners Approve New Animal Shelter — Transylvania County NC

After six years of discussion, county commissioners Monday voted 3-1 to move ahead with a new animal shelter. A timeline for the construction of the shelter, which is expected to co... — Updated 7/11/2012


Body Found In Brevard Wednesday — Brevard NC

The Brevard Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 64-year-old Brevard resident who was found dead in a rental apartment unit on Greenville Highway Wednesday afternoon. According to the... — Updated 7/11/2012


Local Student Elected FFA Vice President –Brevard N.C.

Zack Davis of Brevard was elected State Future Farmers of America (FFA) Vice President on June 21, 2012, at the 84th State FFA Convention. Zack will serve a one-year term of... — Updated 7/11/2012


Canoeing and Kayaking in Transylvania County

This summer, canoeists and kayakers will have another option in Transylvania County with the opening of the French Broad River Paddle Trail. The trail, which officially opens June... — Updated 7/11/2012 Full story


News of Organizations

Rotary Club The July 18 meeting of the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest will feature Rod Webb, “Mr. RYLA” (Rotary Youth Leadership Award program) for Transylvania County. Webb will share insights and experiences from the recently c... — Updated 7/11/2012


Paglialungas To Commemorate 50 Years

Patrick and Joan Paglialunga, of Brevard, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 15, 2012. They were married on July 15, 1962, at Grace United Methodist Church in... — Updated 7/11/2012


House Candidate Moves Into Headquarters — Columbus NC

George Alley, the Democrat candidate for NC House District 113, has moved into new headquarters located at 322 E. Mills St. in Columbus in the former Music Shed building. The public is invited to a drop-in open house, July 16-20,... — Updated 7/11/2012


The Cradle of Forestry Welcomes Visitors of All Ages

The 6,500 acres of the Cradle of Forestry in America are a popular attraction in Pisgah National Forest. The Cradle, located four miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway off U.S.... — Updated 7/11/2012 Full story


Pisgah National Forest Offers Something for Everyone

The Pisgah Ranger District in Pisgah National Forest is a big draw for visitors to western North Carolina. Each year, the district attracts more than one million visitors seeking... — Updated 7/11/2012 Full story


The Blue Ridge Parkway Is “America’s Favorite Drive”

Of the 469 miles that make up the Blue Ridge Parkway, 24 of them go through Transylvania County. “America’s Favorite Drive,” as the Parkway is known, enters the county at mile... — Updated 7/11/2012 Full story


Gorges State Park Features New Amenities This Year

There are a lot of new things going on at Gorges State Park. For one, the park has opened two new picnic shelters: Bearwallow and White Pines. Both shelters come with grills, a rock fireplace, parking and restroom facilities. The... — Updated 7/11/2012 Full story


Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education

At the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Pisgah National Forest visitors may learn more about the local wildlife and the unique natural habitats in western North Carolina’s... — Updated 7/11/2012 Full story


Free Clinic Offering New Transportation Service — Transylvania County NC

As a result of the support of community partners, The Free Clinic is announcing a new service. As of last Monday, a county van began transporting patients from downtown to the clinic every Monday morning. Patients are then returned... — Updated 7/11/2012

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Summer Good For Business In County — Transylvania County NC

Whether it’s hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, shopping or attending a concert at the Brevard Music Center, the abundance of summertime activities attracts thousands of tourists each year to Transylvania County, bringing lots o... — Updated 7/11/2012


Blackburns Observe 50th Anniversary

Ed and Phyllis Blackburn, of Pisgah Forest, along with their children, request the pleasure of your company at a reception honoring their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday,... — Updated 7/11/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Tobacco Proposal Snuffed Out — Transylvania County NC

Health Department Director Steve Smith asked county commissioners Monday to consider revising the existing smoking ordinance to prohibit all tobacco use in county buildings, vehicles and county-owned property. After hearing his con... — Updated 7/11/2012

 By John Lanier    News

Rosman May Ban Pit Bulls — Rosman NC

Banning pit bulls and charging commercial outfitters and camps a river access fee at Champion Park were the two topics that dominated discussion at the Rosman Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night. Alderman Walter “Chub... — Updated 7/11/2012


Don Zillioux Marks 90th Birthday

Donald Zillioux, of Brevard, celebrated his 90th birthday on July 12, 2012, at home with his family. He was born in Rochester, N.Y. in 1922. He married his wife, Martha, in 1946. After working at several small tool shops, he spent... — Updated 7/11/2012


Herbert A. Seifter

Herbert A. Seifter, 89, peacefully passed away at Francis House on Sunday, July 8, 2012, where he was treated with loving care. He was born and raised in New York City and graduated... — Updated 7/11/2012


Aikens Celebrate 55th Anniversary

Darien and Marti Aiken, of Brevard, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2012. They have been residents of Connestee Falls since 1998. She is the former Martha... — Updated 7/11/2012


Lester Jay “Jake” Stamey

Lester Jay “Jake” Stamey, 80, of Cedar Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. He was born May 24, 1932 in Transylvania County to his parents, the late Willie Jake Stamey of and the late Delphia Stamey. In addition to... — Updated 7/11/2012


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