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Articles from the July 24, 2014 edition

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Robert Alonzo Hinshaw

Heaven became an even more beautiful place Saturday, July 19, 2014, with the passing of Robert Alonzo Hinshaw, at the age of 91. He was born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, Jan. 15,... — Updated 7/23/2014


Legal Notices For July 24, 2014

New Excelsior, Inc., located at 1379 Old Rosman Highway, Brevard, NC 28712, is submitting an air permit application to NCDENR to install a new flexographic printing press and thermal oxidizer. T07/24/2TP - 56144 STATE OF NORTH... — Updated 7/23/2014 Full story


Violet M. Wilber

Violet M. Wilber, 99, of Brevard, passed away July 20, 2014. A native of Sunlight, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Queenie Blake McClung. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her... — Updated 7/23/2014


Duriel Lee O'Kelley

Duriel Lee O’Kelley passed away in Easley, S.C. July 22, 2014, three days after his 85th birthday. He was born in Transylvania County, the son of the late Donald Lee and Canty Bryson O’Kelley, of Hendersonville. His three... — Updated 7/23/2014


Daniel Raydell Eubanks

Daniel Raydell Eubanks, 71, of Hendersonville, passed away July 20, 2014 at his home. He was the son of the late Wade and Annie Laura Eubanks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth, and brothers,... — Updated 7/23/2014


Morgan Murphy Samples Rocky's Soda Shop-Brevard NC

When Morgan Murphy heard about the pimento cheese sandwich at Rocky's Soda Shop in Brevard, he knew he had to visit. "I am constantly searching the South for the most inventive and... — Updated 7/23/2014


Myrtle Whitehead Clanton

Myrtle Whitehead Clanton, 100, of Brevard, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Belle Christian Whitehead and was the wife of the late Columbus New Years Clanton. She was also... — Updated 7/23/2014


Veteran's Desk Set Being Returned To Family – Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The following was submitted by Howard A. "Sarge" Thiele of Red Fox Lane in Transylvania County. One day last year, while visiting some friends, the wife showed me an... — Updated 7/23/2014

 By Park Baker    Features

Outlaw Shares His Message With Children – Brevard NC

Critically acclaimed vocalist Sydney Outlaw gave a visit to The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County Monday morning and gave a pep talk to the children. Outlaw,... — Updated 7/23/2014



At noon, Tuesday, a dump truck left the roadway on Crab Creek Road at Old Hendersonville Highway in Penrose and struck a gas line. Traffic was re-routed for an hour. No injuries were reported. On the scene were Little River... — Updated 7/23/2014


Ammons Running For School Board – Brevard NC

Tom Ammons is one of six candidates seeking a seat November on the Transylvania County Board of Education. Two open seats are on the ballot. Ammons said he knows this position... — Updated 7/23/2014


Lazy Day On The River

This group of happy tubers was spotted Tuesday on the Davidson River. (Times photo by... — Updated 7/23/2014


Help The Children

I am enormously proud of my hometown of Syracuse, N.Y.! Last week Mayor Stephanie Miner sent a letter to President Obama formally extending her offer to use the city of Syracuse as a site for relocating Latin American children who... — Updated 7/23/2014


Hateful Propaganda

July 4th I was watching C-Span’s Washington Journal where people were calling in to express their opinions about America today. Some were very moving, rational and positive. But most were hateful, bitter and assured ... — Updated 7/23/2014


Truly Inspirational

Wow! What an inspiring article! (“Former Inmate Embraces 2nd Chance”.) This is what it’s all about! If this, indeed, is happening across America, she can truly rejoice! This young man’s rehabilitation, both physically,... — Updated 7/23/2014


Hibbet Sporting Goods To Open Pisgah Forest Store - Brevard NC

Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc., the national sporting goods retailer based in Birmingham, Ala., will open a new location this fall at the Forest Gate Shopping Center in Pisgah Forest. The store anticipates employing eight full- and... — Updated 7/23/2014


Democrats Support Education

My first response after reading Mr. Rutherford’s letter was one of disbelief. “The Democratic party did nothing for the teachers of North Carolina” caught my attention. I was a teacher in North Carolina from 1980-2005 and... — Updated 7/23/2014


School Bus Driver Classes Being Offered -Brevard NC

A free school bus driver training course will be offered Aug. 4–6, in the Board Room at the Morris Education Center, 225 Rosenwald Lane, Brevard. Dennis Miller, a DMV representative, will conduct the training sessions each day... — Updated 7/23/2014


Brevard Gains 'Main Street' Accreditation - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard is one of 20 North Carolina communities that have achieved accreditation from the National Main Street Center for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main... — Updated 7/23/2014


'Sock Hop Fundraiser' To Help Local Veterans - Brevard NC

An upcoming benefit dance is one of the ways the local Chapter 14 of the Department of Veterans Affairs is working to support local veterans. The “Sock Hop Fundraiser” will be held from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16,... — Updated 7/23/2014


Economic Issues

Both Transylvania County and the state of North Carolina have decided to move economic development responsibilities from governmental departments to nonprofit private organizations initially funded by taxpayers. Two issues that... — Updated 7/23/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Certain Alcohol Sellers Must Be 'Private Clubs' - Brevard NC

Two local businesses recently found themselves in the middle of a North Carolina ALE (Alcohol Law Enforcement) investigation into whether their operation conformed to regulations that allow them to sell alcohol by way of operating... — Updated 7/23/2014

 By Park Baker    News

School Board Approves Trainer Funding-Brevard NC

Funding for two full-time athletic trainers for both high and middle schools in the county was approved Monday during the regular Board of Education meeting. Mission Hospital will fund roughly $78,524, while Transylvania County Sch... — Updated 7/23/2014


News of Organizations

Democratic Women The Democratic Women will hold their next meeting Monday, July 28, at the Pisgah Fish Camp. Educator Norm Bossert, candidate for NC House District 113, who formerly chaired the TC Democratic Party, will be the... — Updated 7/23/2014


Parrises Celebrate 60 Years

William B. Parris and Lucy Smith Parris will celebrate 60 years of marriage July 17, 2014. They met in 1953 after he was serving in the Korean War with the Navy. They both worked... — Updated 7/23/2014


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