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Legal Notices For August 10, 2015

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 15-E-215 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Grace M.... Full story

 

Saving Social Security

This Friday, Aug. 14, will mark the 80th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signing Social Security into law. Since 1935, the program has been proven to be successful and popular. Prior to its passage, many elderly lived their waning...

 

High Praise For TRH Staff

I want to thank and applaud the wonderful care I recently received at Transylvania Hospital when I broke my leg. From the EMTs, to the crowded Friday evening ER, to the Xray tech staff, to the pre- operation volunteers and nurses, to those in the OR...

 

New DSS Director Named - Brevard NC

Tracy Jones, of Robbinsville, has been named Transylvania County’s new director of social services, according to a press release. She will begin her role on Aug. 24. Most recently, Jones was the director of the Graham County Department of Social...

 

Council Will Be Asked To Reject Loan - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council will be recommended to not accept a nearly $9 million no-interest loan from the state to rehabilitate the city’s wastewater plant. The city’s Public Works and Utilities Committee, which includes two council members, approved...

 

My Prediction For What It Is Worth

I’m writing this letter to the editor Aug. 6 afternoon, the eve of the Republican Presidential “debate,” so I’m risking looking very foolish, or maybe, just following the herd to the trough, where “the Donald” will be crowned the next...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    August 10, 2015

Outdoor Academy Not A Typical School - Brevard NC

Nestled in the wooded area in the Little River community, The Outdoor Academy may not be your typical school setting – with small class sizes as well as students learning and living alongside their...

 

Bridge To Be Replaced - Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service will replace a bridge on Courthouse Creek Road (Forest Service Road 140), located in the Pisgah Ranger District off N.C. 215 in Transylvania County just north of Balsam Grove. During the bridge replacement, the road will be...

 

Correct Fairy Address

A recent Thursday paper in the Little River News had a very interesting article regarding Kathy Ferguson and her fairy villages in the woods. However, it didn’t mention that they are one mile up Pisgah Forest Drive. Those of us who checked the...

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony Planned Downtown Tuesday - Brevard NC

A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, on the proposed new three-story building on South Broad Street in Brevard adjacent to the Aethelwold building. Michael Domokur purchased the property in November 2013. The parcel on which...

 

Randall "Randy" Douglas Aumen

Randall “Randy” Douglas Aumen, 54, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.        He was the son of the late Jerry Aumen.      He is survived by his mother, Shirley Aumen; his wife of 28 years, Robby Pitts Aumen; son, Steven...

 

Joan Nathalie Smith Barrie

Joan Nathalie Smith Barrie, 87, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015.         She was the daughter of the late Alvin and Jenny “Kitty” Smith. Her husband, Walter Barrie, also predeceased her.       She was a member of Brevard...

 

Charles Earl Barton Sr.

Charles Earl Barton Sr., 78, of Penrose, passed away Aug. 6, 2015, in Transylvania County.  He was born Nov. 5, 1936, in Transylvania County to the late Mint Elbert Barton and Kimley Fowler Barton.  In addition to his parents, his brother, Billy...

 

David Baynard

David Bay nard, 43, of Pisgah Forest, was called home to be with the Lord Aug. 5, 2015. His father, Hicks Gordon Baynard, and mother, Catherine Cabe Baynard, of Transylvania County, predeceased him.  He is survived by his wife, Victoria Grogan...

 

Verlin "Slim" McCall

Verlin “Slim” McCall, 79, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.         He was the son of the late Harley and Savannah Owen McCall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter, Elberson, Robinson,...

 

Raleigh Thomas Waldrop

Raleigh Thomas Waldrop, 101, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015.         He was the son of the late John Lewis and Addie Ross Waldrop. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his bother, Ralph Waldrop, and sister,...

 

Rebecca Jean Searcy

Rebecca Jean Searcy, 29, of Pickens, S.C., passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.        She was the daughter of Charles and Betty Nicholson Searcy. She was preceded in death her grandparents, Marie...

 

Thomas "Tommy" Henry Waters

Thomas “Tommy” Henry Waters, 75, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.     A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late John Nevitte and Dicie Grogan Waters. In addition to his parents, his sisters, Ruth Duker Etters...

 

Donations Needed

United Way of Transylvania County board member Sheila Carland and staff member Hammond George collect donations during Saturday's Farmers Market in downtown Brevard. Budgeting for school supplies is...

 

View From Above

This view of Main Street in downtown Brevard was recorded last week from the Brevard Fire Department's fire ladder truck. (Courtesy photo)...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    August 10, 2015

Local Climber Rocks At National Championship – Brevard NC

For the second time in two years, the climbing community in Brevard has sent another young climber to the national championships. Kendrick Austin, a 13-year-old with a talent and passion for...

 

Free Rein Announces Programs, Seek Volunteers – Brevard NC

Free Rein has a lot to offer this fall, whether it's volunteering "in the ring," becoming part of the 2016 calendar, attending a screening of "Riding My Way Back," or having fun at the Mane Event...

 

VA Expands Review Of Chemical Exposure In Water At Camp Lejeune – Brevard NC

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has announced it will start the process of amending its regulations to establish presumptions of service connection for certain conditions resulting from exposure to contaminated drinking water at the U.S....

 

Lyday Family Reunion Planned – Brevard NC

The 2015 Lyday Family Reunion will be held at Turkey Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Saturday, Aug. 29, from 2:30-6 p.m. The social starts at 2:30 p.m. and covered dish supper starts at 5 p.m. All Lyday family members, regardless of which...

 

Soil And Water Conservation Cost Share Program Sign-up Period Begins Aug. 14 – Transylvania County NC

The Transylvania County Soil & Water Conservation District (TCSWCD) is currently accepting applications from Aug. 14 through Sept. 1 for the NC Agriculture Cost Share Program (NCACSP). All SWCD programs are voluntary and are funded through the NC...

 

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