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Legal Notices For July 21, 2014

ADVERTISEMENT FOR TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY INVITATION FOR BIDS EXTERIOR UP-FIT TO THE TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY TAX ADMINISTRATOR AND REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICES LOCATED AT 20 EAST MORGAN STREET BREVARD, NC Notice is hereby given that Transylvania County is... Full story

 

A 'Can Do' Attitude

Forty-five years ago on July 20, 1969, NASA engineers and people around the world heard the phrase “Houston, Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed.” A few hours later, the first man, American Neil Armstrong, stepped foot on the moon. As he...

 

The President And Immigration

The president is now blaming the Republicans for a lack of an immigration policy and therefore, he has told us all that he will take care of this issue on his own. Obama tells us that our borders are secure. Really? We all know how many illegal immig...

 

Kudos To King Street

Kudos to 185 King Street. I have had the opportunity to visit this venue on several occasions and the talent and music have been terrific. I commend Jackson Wine for opening 185 King and bringing entertainment to Brevard at such a reasonable price....

 

Blue Devil Athletic Field

Concerning the article of July 14 page one “New Blue Devil Field Coming Together,” I was offended that you would call the new turf on the athletic field as “The Brevard Blue Devil football team’s field of dreams.” I think it would have...

 

Tillis No Friend Of Education

While reading Ronald W. Rutherford’s letter I did not know whether to laugh or cry. I am amazed the gentleman is unaware of the large scale assault on public education by the Republican super majority in the General Assembly, led by House Speaker...

 

Restore Unemployment Insurance

Representative Whitmire’s most recent legislative notes indicate that he is quite pleased with the state of unemployment benefits in North Carolina. I am not. Sadly, in our state, with large numbers of long term unemployed citizens, the pain...

 

Courage To Compromise

Over the past few years it is obvious that our country and our county have forgotten how important it often is to be willing to work at and accept a compromise position. Today, our country is split into red versus blue states, the public is split on...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 21, 2014

Board Majority Critical Of Chair - Brevard NC

Members of the Transylvania County Planning Board discussed the outcome of last Monday’s county commissioners’ meeting before beginning early conversations on the county’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan during the board’s regularly scheduled...

 

Lottery Winner Making Plans - Brevard NC

William Meece of Pisgah Forest plans to use the $344,602 jackpot he won playing Carolina Cash 5 to make investments and maybe take a trip to the beach. His lucky Quick Pick ticket matched all five numbers in a drawing to win the jackpot. “I...

 

Births In Transylvania

Johnathan Luke Shipman Johnathan and Melony Shipman, of Rosman, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Johnathan Luke Shipman, born July 15, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 8 pounds. His grandparents are the...

 

Shelton Seeks School Board Seat - Brevard NC

Michael Shelton was raised in Transylvania County and is now the father of four children in the local school system. He is also one of six candidates competing in November's election for two seats on...

 

AAA Ranks Bridges -Brevard NC

Despite North Carolina investing nearly $500 million in state and federal funds to replace and repair bridges last year, more than 5,100 of the state’s bridges still remain substandard, with Transylvania County one of three counties with the...

 

EDO Group Finalized With Final Pick - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners have chosen Ruth Harris as their representative on the new Economic Development Organization (EDO) board. Commissioners, by a vote of 4-1, named Harris during its regular meeting Monday. Commission Chairman Mike...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 21, 2014

Officials: Improvements Make Graveyard Fields Safer - Brevard NC

Graveyard Fields, one of the most popular attractions along the Blue Ridge Parkway, recently reopened earlier this month after some improvements that officials say will make the area safer and more...

 

News of Organizations

Apple Country Woodcrafters The Apple Country Woodcrafters will be holding their monthly meeting at their shop located at 5628 Howard Gap Road in East Flat Rock Monday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m., with a social time with refreshments at 6 p.m. The program...

 

BRCHS Offers Lunch, Tour Of Medical Building - Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS) is offering a Lunch and Learn Wednesday, July 30, to those interested in hearing about the history of the organization, learning about community health centers and touring the medical facility. The...

 

National Park Service Report Reveals Economic Impact - Brevard NC

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 16,138,183 visitors to North Carolina spent $1,040.1 and supported 15,483 jobs in the state in 2013. “The national parks of North Carolina attract visitors from across the country and around the...

 

Portion Of Howard Gap Road To Close Next Week -Brevard NC

The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close a portion of Howard Gap Road in Henderson County beginning Monday July 21 for road construction. Starting at 6 a.m., Howard Gap Road will be closed from Clear Creek Road to Massey Road...

 

The Haven To Hold Open House

An open house for The Haven family house will be held July 26 from 10 a.m. until noon. There will be guided tours of the family house and light refreshments for everyone. Come see this new addition to the mission of The Haven....

 
 By Park Baker    Features    July 21, 2014

Community Partners Gather At Garden – Brevard NC

The garden at St. Timothy United Methodist Church is just one of many ways that church members spend their time giving back to the local community. Even non-members of the church, located at the...

 

Rotary Club Bids 'Adieu' To Exchange Student – Brevard NC

Charlotte Frechard addressed the Rotary Club of Brevard with tears in her eyes as she said goodbye after her year in Brevard. According to the French native, "Rotary Youth Exchange is not a year in a...

 

Thomas N. Harbin

Thomas Newton “Tommy” Harbin, 72, of Asheville, died July 13, 2014 at the CarePartners Solace Center. He was the son of Jackson Garrett Harbin, who died in 1964, and Julia Martha Cassida Harbin White, who died in 1988. He was also predeceased by...

 

Lee Franklin Murray

Lee Franklin Murray, 79, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory of Hendersonville is assisting the family....

 

Kathleen "Kay" Smith

Kathleen “Kay” Smith, 93 of Brevard, passed away July 18, 2014. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine McCarthy Anderson. In addition to her parents, her husband, Thomas Robert Smith, and her sister, Phoe...

 

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