Articles from the October 10, 2016 edition

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Wilson Road

The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently revealed three alternatives for improving Wilson Road and will be accepting comments from the public until Oct. 26. There are several issues with Wilson Road that need to be... — Updated 10/12/2016


Brevard High School Celebrates Homecoming – Brevard NC

BHS's Queen Lisa Conforti was crowned Brevard High School's Homecoming Queen Friday night during half time of the football game against East Henderson High School. Brevard won the... — Updated 10/10/2016

 By Matt McGregor    Features

Parents Can Watch Son Around The Clock On 'Big Brother' – Rosman NC

Joe and Maureen Chapman's son, Shane, is confined with 12 other people for an unknown length of time. The 24-year-old Rosman High School graduate has no contact with the outside... — Updated 10/10/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    Features

Transylvanians Help Save Charleston Couple's 'Big Day' – Brevard NC

It can't fix everything, but for one Charleston couple a heaping dose of Southern hospitality helped turn a wedding crisis into a special day that both say they'll never forget.... — Updated 10/10/2016


Getting A Flu Vaccine Advised – Brevard NC

Transylvania Public Health is now offering flu vaccines. The flu is a serious illness that can cause fever, headache, extreme tiredness and body aches lasting for a week or more, according to a press release from the county departm... — Updated 10/10/2016

 By Matt McGregor    News

Officials: Season Increases Danger Of Fires – Transylvania Times NC

A combination of Hurricane Matthew and drought season will dry out fine fuels and increase fire danger this week, according to local N.C. Forest Service officials. Transylvania County’s Forest Service Ranger Frank Rogers said... — Updated 10/10/2016


Athene Clark McKinnish

Athene Clark McKinnish passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 7, 2016, at Carolina Village in Hendersonville. She was born in Madison County, but moved to Brevard in 1947 when she... — Updated 10/10/2016


Donna Jean Gibson Slater

Donna Jean Gibson Slater, 77, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at 1 p.m., surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 9, 1939, in Iowa City, Iowa. The only... — Updated 10/10/2016


Vivian Ritenour

Vivian Ritenour, 88, of Brevard, passed away Oct. 6, 2016. Born Vivian Ruth Broaddus Nov. 30, 1927 in Greensburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Freda Leighty Broaddus. In addition to her parents, she was also... — Updated 10/10/2016


Henry Bramlett Nicholson

Henry Bramlett Nicholson, 79, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Alberta... — Updated 10/10/2016


Gary Dean Neeman

Gary Dean Neeman, 70, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. A native of Cheyenne, Wyo., he was the son of the late Herman Otto Neeman and Pauline Elsie Neeman. He graduated with a B.S. degree in mechanical... — Updated 10/10/2016


Helen Green McCall

Helen Green McCall, 84, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. She was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth West Green. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred McCall; daughter, Nancy McCall... — Updated 10/10/2016


Linda L. Lance

Linda L. Lance, 74, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Jeanette Padgett Lance. Her sister, Pat Holden Lance, preceded her in death. Survivors include her special companion,... — Updated 10/10/2016


Helga Inge Guyer

Helga Inge Guyer, 78, of Brevard, passed away Sept. 25, 2016. A native of Offenbach, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Heinrich Karl and Helda Herta Melchior Bockhard. She is survived by her loving sisters, Irma Baldwin,... — Updated 10/10/2016


Jean Eckelmann

Jean Eckelmann, 89, of College Walk Retirement Community in Brevard, died Oct. 7, 2016. Her death from natural causes followed a long, enjoyable and productive life. She was preceded in death by her parents, an older sister, an old... — Updated 10/10/2016


Dorothy S. Faulds

Dorothy S. Faulds, 90, of Brevard, passed away Oct. 5, 2016. Born Jan. 1, 1926, a native of Harrisburg, Pa, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Brand Sanford. In addition to her parents, her husband, Russell... — Updated 10/10/2016


Forever Farm Open House And Fundraiser – Lake Toxaway NC

An open house and fundraiser at the Friends for Life Forever Farm will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 405 Reid Siding Road in Lake Toxaway. In addition to tours... — Updated 10/10/2016


BHS Class Of 1961 Planning Its Reunion – Brevard NC

The Brevard High School class of 1961 reunion is set for Saturday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Little River Community Center. If there are any questions, call Poo Cabe at 877-3851.... — Updated 10/10/2016


Legal Notices for October 10, 2016



Why Run? To Represent All Of The People

(Editor’s Note: The Times has offered candidates in the school board and two state races the opportunity to write up to two opinon pieces. The following is the first one submitted.) The first question people ask when they hear I... — Updated 10/10/2016


Learning To Live Together

The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life at Brevard College strives to embody the highest ideals of humanity, grieves and is saddened by the loss of life and extend our best thoughts and hopes to the families of Keith Scott from... — Updated 10/10/2016


Supports Wellborn

I ask you to join me in supporting Alice Wellborn in her effort to win a seat on the Transylvania County Board of Education. I had the privilege of serving on the Board of Education a number of years ago. It is a humbling... — Updated 10/10/2016


Disdain For Forefathers

I was struck by the headline on page 2B of the Sept. 26 Transylvania Times which read, “American Revolutionaries Were Not Well-Behaved.” The headline was stated as a fact, not the author’s opinion of American patriots during... — Updated 10/10/2016


Copelof Has Proven Leadership

We can probably all agree on some things: Yes, this is an unusual year, and definitely historic no matter which party you favor. You may also be feeling that the party you have long favored is not one you recognize any more ... — Updated 10/10/2016


Common Sense Gun Policies

Every four years, a Democrat runs for president. And every four years, someone says, “They will take away my guns!” And every four years, there are more guns on the streets and in homes around America. But Barack Obama... — Updated 10/10/2016


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