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Articles from the July 19, 2018 edition

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Come Steal My Goat

My name is Velma Owen, I’m an 83 year old grandmother of seven. I grew up on my daddy’s farm, and I’ve raised animals my whole life. Even in my advanced age, I care for a few chickens, three goats and a cow. I recently heard... — Updated 7/23/2018


Legal Notices: July 12, 2018

Creditor’s Notice Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Gary D. Kendrick, deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit... — Updated 7/19/2018


TC Arts Council Presents 'Starry, Starry Night'

"For my part I know nothing of certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream." -Vincent Van Gogh The Transylvania Community Arts Council will host its annual Art Spark... — Updated 7/19/2018


Free History Movie Night: 'Midway' At WNC Military History Museum

On July 26 at 6 p.m. at the WNC Military History Museum, you can see the WWII classic, “Midway.” “Midway” is the story of war’s defining battle; a nation’s defining moment. The imperial Japanese navy had been... — Updated 7/18/2018


Legal Notices: July 19, 2018

SP 114 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 John R. Barber and Karen D. Barber to WFG National Title Insurance... — Updated 7/18/2018


Scott Carlton Masengill

Scott Carlton Masengill, 59, formerly of Brevard, died at home in Seattle, Wash., July 17, 2018. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in October and fought a courageous defense,... — Updated 7/18/2018


Ranzie Eugene "Gene" Mathis

Ranzie Eugene “Gene” Mathis, 75, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018. He was born June 19, 1943 in Jackson County, N.C. to the late Ranzie Lambert Mathis and Janet Melton Mathis. He was also preceded in death... — Updated 7/18/2018


Dorothy Jeane Eskew

Dorothy Jeane Eskew, 78, of Bakersville, N.C. (formerly of Hendersonville), was born on the family property, retired to the home place on the same property, and passed away... — Updated 7/18/2018


Transylvanians In College

East Carolina University At East Carolina University, 5,479 students received degrees on May 4 in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The following students from Transylvania County earned degrees: Morgan Sisk of Balsam Grove graduated with a... — Updated 7/18/2018


BRCC To Host Health Care Careers Showcase

Blue Ridge Community College will host a health care careers showcase at the Health Sciences Center on Monday, July 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. During the event, participants will learn about the programs offered, admission and... — Updated 7/18/2018


BES Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Brevard Elementary School’s Honor Roll for the fourth quarter of 2017-18 school year. 3rd Grade A Honor Roll James Brooks, Odin Cleveland, Rion Coadwell, Ella Crider, Marlena Daves, Elena... — Updated 7/18/2018


TC Henderson School Of Science & Tech. Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

The following students made the A Honor Roll and A/B Honor Roll for the fourth quarter at T.C. Henderson School of Science & Technology: 3rd Grade A Honor Roll Margaret Campbell, Maddie Galloway, and Gabe Whitmire. 3rd Grade A/B... — Updated 7/18/2018


New Assistant Principals Named By Board

The Board of Education recently approved two new assistant principals who will start their administrative careers with Transylvania County Schools. On June 6, the board approved... — Updated 7/18/2018


ColorWheel Gallery To Show 'For The Love Of Art'

The ColorWheel Gallery show "For the Love of Art" features the work of married couple Sandi and Tom Anton, who beautifully illustrate their love and passion for painting and... — Updated 7/18/2018

 By Carol Hamann    Arts

'Snoopy' Cast Chosen For Little Theater Production In August

Directors Beth Norris and Brandon Gash proudly announce that the cast for Brevard Little Theater’s “Snoopy” Musical, London version, by Larry Grossman and Hal Hackady, has been chosen. Snoopy will be portrayed by Karen... — Updated 7/18/2018


'Shared Imagination' Author To Speak At Highland Books

Mary Ann Archer wants to help others get in touch with God. Her new book, "Shared Imagination: A Channel to God and with Each Other," is a collection of true, spiritual narratives... — Updated 7/18/2018


Brevard Philharmonic Season Tickets On Sale Now

For Brevard's own symphony orchestra, the year 2018 heralds in a fresh 42nd season, a new, stellar Conductor/Artistic Director and another opportunity to become a season ticket... — Updated 7/18/2018


Shady Grove Cemetery Visited

In a recent letter to the editor, Mrs. Frances Landreth was concerned about a small cemetery she remembers from her early years. She shared memories of her visit to the cemetery years ago. Transylvania County Government has a cemet... — Updated 7/18/2018


Democracy Threatened

At President Trump’s recent meeting in Helsinki, Putin once again denied any involvement “by the state,” in the 2016 presidential election. Trump called the U. S. Government investigation of Russian interference “a... — Updated 7/18/2018


Saturday Night Was Magical

On Saturday night, July 14, the Brevard Music Center’s superb orchestra accompanied the movie “West Side Story” as the film was shown on three large screens to an enthusiastic sell-out crowd. To the audience, the precise... — Updated 7/18/2018

 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion

Get Involved

Back in 1883, Teddy Roosevelt wrote an essay on what it takes to be a true American citizen. He did not mince words. “The people who say that they have not time to attend to politics are simply saying that they are unfit to live... — Updated 7/18/2018

 By Park Baker    News

More Steps Taken To Prevent Waterfall Fatalities In Area

In an attempt to prevent another death at Rainbow Falls, the U.S. forest service and Gorges State Park have installed new signage at the trailhead leading from Gorges State Park to... — Updated 7/18/2018


Dempsey Leads In Promoting Outdoor Recreation Industries

Transylvania County resident and SylvanSport CEO Thomas Dempsey recently moderated an hour-long discussion with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper in Asheville. The discussion was part of a... — Updated 7/18/2018

 By John Lanier    News

School Board To Renegotiate Advance Planning Contract

By a 4-0 vote Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education authorized the school superintendent to renegotiate the Phase 2 advance planning contract with architectural firm Clark Nexsen not to exceed $90,000 to... — Updated 7/18/2018


Mission Health Creates Dogwood Health Trust

The Board of Directors of Mission Health System, Inc. (MHS) has announced the creation of the Dogwood Health Trust (DHT), a North Carolina nonprofit, private non-operating foundation. According to a press release from Mission... — Updated 7/18/2018


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