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Articles from the August 14, 2014 edition

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Accident Victim In Critical Condition-Brevard NC

Around 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jimmy Eugene Markee, a 49-year old Brevard resident, was struck by a vehicle while crossing the Asheville Highway at Chestnut Street, according to the... — Updated 8/15/2014


Legal Notices For August 14, 2014

14 SP 23 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY   Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Gary Michael Galloway and Christy Cantrell Galloway to Norma... — Updated 8/14/2014


Welcome News On Excelsior Plant Expansion

The announcement that Sigma Plastics Group is planning to restore and expand the old Excelsior plant in Rosman is welcome news. According to statements by government officials, the company plans to create 80 jobs and invest $5.5... — Updated 8/13/2014


Knights To Hold Blood Drive Aug. 18 – Brevard NC

The next Knights of Columbus blood drive is Monday, Aug, 18, from noon until 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Giving blood takes less than an hour and is a way of giving life to those in need. Calls will be made to all those who... — Updated 8/13/2014


Heritage Museum To Host Annual Founders Day Fair – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Heritage Museum's 6th Annual Founders Day Fair will be Saturday, Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 189 West Main St. in Brevard. Join the fun as the museum... — Updated 8/13/2014


Heyward, Cheek To Observe Ordination Anniversary – Brevard NC

Four decades ago, 11 women were the first to be ordained priests in the Episcopal Church. Two of those women, the Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward and the Rev. Alison Cheek, live in... — Updated 8/13/2014

 By John Lanier    Features

Japan's Natural Beauty And A Fantasy Fulfilled

(Editor's Note: Recently editor John Lanier and his wife traveled to Japan to visit his sister, who has worked there for 28 years. The following is the first in a series of observat... — Updated 8/13/2014


Brevard Family Practice Welcomes New Doctor - Brevard NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital welcomes a new physician-Elizabeth York, M.D.-to Brevard Family Practice. York joins Hal Royer, M.D., Denise Stretcher, M.D., Tim Shea, M.D., and... — Updated 8/13/2014


Artist At Work

Sarah Sneeden works on a portrait at her Sherwood Forest studio. (Times photo by Michael Rogers)... — Updated 8/13/2014


Wild Life

This young coyote was recently spotted off Osborne Road. (Times photo by Jeremiah Reed)... — Updated 8/13/2014


Tickets Available For Reich Talk - Brevard NC

Economic analyst and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich will be the 2014 J. R. McDowell Speaker, sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with... — Updated 8/13/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Horrors Of Holocaust Recalled - Brevard NC

Walter Ziffer – who survived four years at seven different Nazi labor camps during World War II, losing several family members - said there are countless images that, while he... — Updated 8/13/2014


New Principal Named At Rosman High - Rosman NC

Donivan Edwards has been named as the new Rosman High School principal. The Board of Education made the announcement during a special meeting Tuesday morning. Rosman will be... — Updated 8/13/2014


Pamela Jean Hawes

Pamela Jean Hawes, 54, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Zebulon Vance and Sarah Lou Penix Hawes. In addition to her parents, her nephew, Vance Hawes III, also preceded her in death.... — Updated 8/13/2014


Norman H. Perreault

Norman H. Perreault, 88, of Brevard, passed away peacefully Aug. 12, 2014. He was born in Pascoag, R.I. Oct. 16, 1925. His parents, Henry and Della Perreault; his stepmother, Ann... — Updated 8/13/2014


Frances Ann Shook

Frances Ann Shook, 58, of Cedar Mountain, died Aug. 11, 2014. She was born in Jupiter, Florida to Kathleen Golden Ball and the late Cecil Francis Ball. She is survived by her husband, Hal Ted Shook; sons, Travis and wife, Jennifer... — Updated 8/13/2014


James "Jim" Edward Owen

James "Jim" Edward Owen, 64, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Aug. 7, 2014. A native of Transylvania County, he was born in the family home to the late Vincent Corbin Owen and... — Updated 8/13/2014


Law And Order

Marc Richardson Landreth, 30, was arrested Aug. 8 by the Sheriff’s Office and charged with felony first-degree burglary, felony larceny and felony possession of stolen property. He was placed on a $60,000 bond. Jessica Renee... — Updated 8/13/2014

 By John Lanier    News

Property Reappraisal Will Be Challenging, Reid Says- Rosman NC

County Tax Collector David Reid told members of the Rosman Board of Aldermen Tuesday night that the upcoming property reappraisal scheduled for 2016 will be challenging due to a decrease in the tax base. “That’s going to be an... — Updated 8/13/2014


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Community Baptist Community Baptist Church will have Homecoming Sunday, Aug. 17. Preaching will be by Claude Nicholson and singing by the Victory Strings. Pastor Paul Raines invites everyone to come and enjoy the fellowship.... — Updated 8/13/2014


Section Of City Bike/Hike Path To Close - Brevard NC

Public Service Natural Gas (PSNC) has a failing valve located at their substation off U.S. 64 east, south of St. Timothy’s United Methodist Church, directly adjacent to the city of Brevard’s bike/hike path. PSNC is beginning... — Updated 8/13/2014

 By Park Baker    News

Judge Hears Pleas In Superior Court - Brevard NC

Judge C. Phillip Ginn presided over several plea agreements and other matters during the first two days of Criminal Superior Court in Transylvania County. Michael Kitchen, who is charged with felony resisting a public officer, had... — Updated 8/13/2014


News of Organizations

Gem & Mineral Society The regular monthly meeting of the Henderson County Gem & Mineral Society will be held Monday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m., at the Salvation Army Activity Center located in downtown Hendersonville at 239 3rd Avenue... — Updated 8/13/2014


Dentons Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

Morris and Carolyn Denton came from being "just good friends" in high school to celebrating 60 years of marriage, Aug. 9, 2014. As good friends in high school in Oxford, Miss.,... — Updated 8/13/2014


Christianson, Wellman United in Marriage

The wedding of Jessica Laurel Christianson and Brian Anthony Wellman, took place May 31, 2014 at the Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Rev. Matt Tuggle... — Updated 8/13/2014


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