Articles from the August 8, 2016 edition

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A Small Price

In the past several weeks there have been a numerous letters opposing the planned West Loop Connector in Brevard. Opponents have clearly articulated a number of problems with the proposed routes. The problems primarily are on the n... — Updated 8/9/2016


Join The Big Sweep River Cleanup Sept. 10

MountainTrue, a local environmental nonprofit, will host the annual Henderson County Big Sweep on Sept. 10. The community is invited to lend a hand and help clean up local rivers... — Updated 8/8/2016


Lelia Patterson Center Triathlon Returns This Month

The 5th annual Hunter Subaru Lelia Patterson Center Triathlon takes place Aug. 14 and is the perfect event in which to challenge one's self, regardless of competition experience or... — Updated 8/8/2016

 By Park Baker    Outdoors

Slick Rock Falls in Pisgah National Forest

This week's Outdoor destination is Slick Rock Falls in Pisgah National Forest. While not very impressive during drier conditions, recent rains make the drive to Slick Rock a... — Updated 8/8/2016


Reads To Celebrate 60 Years Of Marriag

Bill and Mary Read, of Pine Shore Lake, Brevard, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 11, 2016, with a family gathering. They were married Aug. 11, 1956, at St.... — Updated 8/8/2016


Legal Notices for August 8, 2016



Cradle Hosts Smokey Bear's 72nd Birthday Party – Pisgah Forest NC

It was a beautiful afternoon on Saturday as dozens of visitors, young and old, came to the Cradle of Forestry to help celebrate the birthday of beloved wildfire prevention advocate... — Updated 8/8/2016


Rachel Smith Ready To Make 'Pilgrimage' - Brevard NC

Rachel Smith is more than a survivor. Nearly 25 years after suffering sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 33, the Transylvania County resident is celebrating life by walking more... — Updated 8/8/2016

 By Park Baker    News

No Cause Found For Fish Kill-Brevard NC

No "conclusive cause" has been found for the fish kill last week in King's Creek on the Brevard College campus, according to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). On... — Updated 8/8/2016

 By John Lanier    News

'Serafina' Author Talks At Library - Brevard NC

A standing room crowd of roughly 350 people packed the Rogow Room of the Transylvania County Library Thursday afternoon to hear children's author Robert Beatty speak and to have him... — Updated 8/8/2016


CarePartners Welcomes New Physician To Transylvania Team – Brevard NC

CarePartners Home Care & Hospice in Transylvania, an affiliate of Mission Health have announced the addition of Morris Jenkins, M.D. Dr. Jenkins will be collaborating with the... — Updated 8/8/2016


Paul Bruce Harris

Paul Bruce Harris, 79, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late William Vess Harris and Ella Lee Phillips Harris and was the husband of the late Mary Jo... — Updated 8/8/2016


Deborah Faye Laughter Miller

Deborah Faye Laughter Miller, 49, of Hendersonville, passed away at Mission Hospital July 23, 2016. She was born Aug. 25, 1966, in Transylvania County to James Clifford Laughter and Sarah Naomi Owens. Deborah was preceded in death... — Updated 8/8/2016


Frances McCall Farmer

Frances McCall Farmer, 78, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Jasper and Leona Teague McCall. She was preceded in death by her... — Updated 8/8/2016


James Burlie Dicken

James Burlie Dicken, 70, of Brevard, died peacefully Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the Charles George VA Memorial Hospital with family by his side. Born Nov. 28, 1945, in... — Updated 8/8/2016


Charles Edward "Charlie" Carr

Charles Edward “Charlie” Carr, 64, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Memorial services will be announced. Online condolences may be left at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and... — Updated 8/8/2016


City Of Brevard Seeking Public Input As It Looks To Revise, Improve Growth Standards - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard is asking for public input on a new project that seeks to revise and improve the standards of growth and development for the city. The second of several input sessions for the CODEBrevard project is scheduled... — Updated 8/8/2016


Dennis Broom

Dennis Broom, 75, of Easley, S.C., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, N.C., he was the son of the late Kermit Henry Broom and Eva Mae Queen Broom. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jimmy... — Updated 8/8/2016


Local Election Officials To Receive Highest Designation For Profession - Brevard NC

Tracie T. Fisher, director for Transylvania County Board of Elections, and Jeff Storey, deputy director, will be designated as certified elections/registration administrators (CERA), the highest professional achievement. The two... — Updated 8/8/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Brevard Man Killed In Hendersonville - Brevard NC

A Brevard man was struck and killed by a vehicle while he was walking in Hendersonville early Friday morning. James R. Anders, 59, of 1460 Asheville Highway, was struck and killed by a vehicle being driven by 19-year-old Gabriel... — Updated 8/8/2016

 By Rodney Locks    Opinion

State Republicans Broke Constitutional Oath

Most of us still believe our word is our bond. Every member of the General Assembly and every person elected (city council, mayor, school boards, county commissioners, sheriff, clerk of court, registrar of deeds, etc.), or... — Updated 8/8/2016


Transylvania's Jobless Rate Increases In June - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in June was 4.9 percent, up from 4.5 percent in May, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify... — Updated 8/8/2016


Trump Is Dangerous Egomaniac

Forty or so years — the Republican Party was dominated by reasonable people who put country first and saw compromise as a path toward progress. No longer. Fueled by a handful of billionaires led by the Koch brothers, the... — Updated 8/8/2016


Bypass South Of Town

With the recent letters regarding the bypass north of town, I’d like to suggest a bypass south of town. It should be favorably viewed because it would interfere less with the existing streets and right of ways. A southern bypass... — Updated 8/8/2016


Voting Is A Right

John and Renee Bruce, in their recent letter to The Transylvania Times, have confused the terms “rights” and “privileges,” as, apparently, has the N.C. legislature in recently passed laws. The Bruces observe that they must... — Updated 8/8/2016


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