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Legal Notices For August 3, 2015

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA FILE NO. 15E199 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Rebecca Cannady Burgess of Transylvania... Full story

 

Sharing House Reveals Its 10th Annual Raffle Winners – Brevard NC

The official drawing for winners of gift certificates to top area restaurants was held at Sharing House last Friday. Winners were immediately notified by telephone. Sharing House Executive Director...

 

Harold Leroy Baker

Harold Leroy Baker, 78, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015. He was the son of the late Everett William and Nellie Pearl Summers Baker. His brother, Charles Baker and two sisters, Helen Greggersen and Dolores Mehl preceded him in death. He graduated...

 

Terence Dennis Mather

Terence Dennis Mather, 92, a devoted husband, father and Papa passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at his home. He was born May 2, 1923 in County Durham, England. He lived for many years in New Jersey, where he owned his own construction business and...

 

Margarita E. "Margo" Galloway

Margarita E. "Margo" Galloway, 93, of Brevard, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at Tore's Home in Brevard. Her daughter Karen Galloway Hooper preceded her in death. Her loving survivors...

 

Mountain Sun Will Move To Music Center - Brevard NC

In August of 2016, Mountain Sun Community School will move from its current location at Keystone Camp to the Brevard Music Center. "Brevard Music Center is in many ways our dream campus," said...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 3, 2015

Gorges Hoping For Bond Success - Brevard NC

Gorges State Park would receive $3.5 million for a family campground if the Connect NC bond proposal is successful. Gov. Pat McCrory is promoting a $2.85 billion bond proposal to pay for, among other things, transportation and public infrastructure...

 

Hospital Foundation Pays For New Breast Cancer Screening Equipment -Brevard NC

Patients in Transylvania County and surrounding communities will soon have access to the most advanced technology available for early and more accurate screening for breast cancer, according to a press release. The Transylvania Regional Hospital...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    August 3, 2015

Chamber Board Supports Ecusta Trail - Brevard NC

Support for the Ecusta Trail continues to pick up steam, with a new organization seemingly coming out every few weeks in favor of the proposed 19-mile bike/hike connector trail between Brevard and Hendersonville. The newest entity to voice support fo...

 

Home Named 'Historic' Place - Brevard NC

A home constructed in 1924 in the Penrose area has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Dillard B. and Georgia Sewell House and property is located on Clipper Lane straddling...

 

Ella Jeanne Hardee Griffin

Ella Jeanne Hardee Griffin, 88, of Brevard, formerly of Asheville, peacefully passed away in her home July 28, 2015.  Born in Atlanta, Ga. July 17, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Franklin...

 

Dog Park Group Gets A Name - Brevard NC

The local group leading the charge for a dog park in the county has announced a name for its volunteer group. The Friends of the Dog E. Park met with the parks and recreation department on July 21 and were told that a dog park has been discussed in...

 

Law & Order -Brevard NC

• Jewelry was stolen from a home on Chickadee Lane in Brevard, according to a police report. The last time the home was known to be secure was on April 30. However, the incident was reported on July 31. Rings, including a family heirloom, chains...

 

Teen Volunteers Pitch In At Rice Street Garden - Brevard NC

Teen volunteers from Outward Bound and the Rotarian Youth Leadership have been helping out at Rice Street Community Garden this summer. The teens, aged 14 to 18, harvested vegetables, watered plants,...

 

Joyce Douthit Pacher

Sara Joyce Douthit Pacher, 78, of Brevard, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015.        She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Ora Lee Collier Douthit. In addition to her parents, her first husband, Guido Pacher; sister, Janelle White; and a...

 

Martha "Bea" Ray Wellington

Martha “Bea” Ray Wellington, 83, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.    A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Burgin and Mamie McCrary Ray.  Sisters, Ruth Ray and Blanche Huggins, and brothers, Edward...

 

Relay Rallies Transylvania

Priscilla Rhodes, Loreen Anderson and Meredith Galloway attended Friday's annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The three dressed in pink in support of the late Amber Rhodes. The Relay was...

 

Relay For Life Fights Cancer, Brings Hope – Brevard NC

Priscilla Rhodes, Loreen Anderson, Stacey Rhodes, Jason Rhodes, Ryan and Donna Weld showed support for the late Amber Rhodes at the annual American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at Brevard High...

 

An Illogical Decision

The 4-3 decision by the N.C. Supreme Court to use taxpayers’ money to provide vouchers for students to attend private schools is one of the most illogical judicial renderings in recent state history. Chief Justice Mark Martin’s legal reasoning...

 

Good Schools Attract Business

Would we, in Transylvania County, like to be known for having the best school system in the state? If we did, would that attract business to our county? To my mind, the answer to both these questions is a resounding yes. Enterprising people looking f...

 

Support Rails To Trails

Many years ago, my husband and I, along with a group of friends in Florida, loaded our bicycles up and went to Tallahassee to bike a nicely paved path next to a long abandoned railroad track. We ended at the Gulf of Mexico in a small town which had...

 

Only Trash Litters

Have you noticed how littered our county looks? Roadsides are littered from one end to the other. The Sheriff’s Department spends a lot of time cleaning it up but within a day the litter appears again! For years I have picked up trash on Whitmire...

 

PARI To Feature NASA's New Horizons Pluto Mission –Rosman NC

The public is invited to a special presentation of NASA's epic New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond Friday, Aug. 14 at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). The evening will also...

 

Partial Knee Replacement Presentation With Dr. Graham – Brevard NC

Almost one in three Americans older than age 45 reports some type of knee pain, and it's a common reason that people visit their doctors or the emergency room. More serious injuries, such as a...

 

Driverless Car Appeared Here In 1937

In August 1937 a Safety Parade was held in downtown Brevard. The feature attraction was a driverless car. The "magic" car was actually piloted by remote control by Capt. J.J. Lynch, who was riding in...

 

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