Articles from the August 4, 2014 edition

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Jaime Laughter Named New County Manager-Brevard NC

Jaime Laughter, town manager of Mills River in Henderson County, was named Transylvania County's new county manager Monday night following a vote of the Board of Commissioners. Laughter, a Henderson C...

 

Legal Notices For August 31, 2014

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE: 14-E-142 NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RALPH W. BANE, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified as Executor of the... Full story

 

Save Doctors, Nurses' Jobs

The United States has by far the worst return on investment among industrialized countries when it comes to health care. The U.S. has a shorter life expectancy but pays higher per capita costs and spends a far greater share of gross domestic product...

 

You Call This Progress?

Years ago a neighbor and native presented me with some delicious trout caught in his favorite stream. I asked him where his fishing hole was. With a wink and wry grin he placed a finger at the side of his nose and said, “If I tell, soon people...

 

The Connestee Imbroglio

The following is offered as a civics lesson on how a misguided Board of directors and their General Manager can single handedly destroy a once desirable address, by ignoring the will of the residents. It was perfectly painted by the comments of the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 4, 2014

Hospital Facing $1.5 Million Budget Cut - Brevard NC

(Editor's Note: As reported in the Asheville Citizen-Times last week, Mission Health System, which includes Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH), will cut costs by $42 million next year, which could r...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 4, 2014

Forest Fatality Sunday - Brevard NC

A motor vehicle accident resulted in one fatality yesterday north of the North Carolina State Fish Hatchery. At about 3 p.m., Juan Lopez, 29, of Charlotte was thrown through the windshield of a 2004 Ford Explorer and down the embankment below Forest...

 

Clubhouse Is About Greed

The article about the Connestee Falls clubhouse was very good, but there is more to this story than meets the eye. What is really motivating this project is greed! Why else would any sane people want to destroy a perfectly good building that serves...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 4, 2014

Sewer Plant Fined - Brevard NC

Jay Johnston believes Brevard’s wastewater plant is a “more pressing need” than a new water plant at this time. The city’s engineer said Oskar Blues brewery’s introduction to the system has accelerated that need. In June, the N.C....

 

Opportunity Existed For Feedback

I’ve lived in Connestee Falls for over four years and have heard many opinions expressed about the clubhouse. However, the rancor, and downright mean spiritedness of some TOCS members just blows my mind. Come on folks, we can settle this situation...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 4, 2014

Glen Cannon Owner Reveals Vision - Brevard NC

Josh Leder, owner of the former Glen Cannon golf course now known as Le Parc, said he doesn't care what the property is worth. "I'm trying to create a place for the future of Transylvania County,"...

 

Let Us Decide

There is a very important meeting this Monday, Aug. 4 at the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library regarding a countywide alcohol sales referendum. As a business owner outside of the city limits of Brevard, I feel the voters should be made...

 

Jenni Pogue Running For Board Of Education - Brevard NC

Jenni Pogue is one of six candidates running for two seats on the November ballot for Board of Education. Pogue hads been in Transylvania County for the majority of her life and is the eighth...

 

June Jobless Rate Falls - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate decreased from 6.6 percent in May to 6.2 percent in June, according to preliminary figures from the state Division of Employment Security (DES). The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify...

 

Commercial Recycling Set For Thursdays - Brevard NC

Last Thursday, commercial recycling in the city of Brevard began. Every Thursday from now on, commercial businesses in the city have the option of having one of the large, blue 96-gallon recycle bins or a smaller bin for use. Whether businesses take...

 

Time To Teach

As the citizens of Transylvania County are facing the prospect of voting to allow county-wide alcohol sales, it seems that this can be a tremendous opportunity for our clergy. The scriptures can be utilized to teach their congregations how to avoid...

 

Ask Us Answered

Who is going to be the new Rosman High School principal? And what’s the latest on the school’s athletic director? Superintendent Jeff McDaris told the Transylvania Times in an email, “We are still in the process of interviewing candidates for...

 

Allow A Referendum

I am the owner of Cedar Mountain Cafe in Cedar Mountain, previously Grammy’s. I’m writing in regards to the Aug. 4 meeting on whether to allow a referendum on alcohol sales in the county. This is a contentious issue and several of the...

 

Births In Transylvania

Zinnia Rose Duckworth Madison Capps and Michael Duckworth, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Zinnia Rose Duckworth, born July 26, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Her...

 

Relay/Smokey

The local Relay for Life fundraiser event was held Friday at Brevard College (Above) Chrissy Hale, cancer survivor and Relay chairwoman, and her family walk during the event. (Times photo by John...

 

Freeman, Guinn And Toole Win DAR Medals – Brevard NC

Three Transylvania County middle school students recently were awarded DAR Good Citizenship Medals by the Waightstill Avery Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolu-tion (DAR) of Brevard. They are:...

 

News of Organizations

AARP AARP Chapter 8 will have their annual picnic Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Etowah Lion’s Park on Etowah School Road. Visitors are welcome. Those who plan to attend should inform President Sue and bring a dish to share and a white...

 

Rosman Bank Robbed Twice In The 1960s

In the early 1900s when the railroad and Joseph Silversteen's tannery and then lumber company came to Toxaway (later Rosman), the little village quickly grew into a thriving town. According to the...

 

A.J. Monteith

A.J. Monteith, 84, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. The son of the late Fred and Mamie Monteith, he was born in Bushnell, N.C., and grew up in...

 

Jimmie Howard Dalton

Jimmie Howard Dalton, 61, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was born July 23, 1953 in Etowah to the late William Howard Dalton and Gladys Louise Chatham Dalton. He was a...

 

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