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Hal A. "Dennis" Montaine

Hal A. "Dennis" Montaine, of Brevard, has gone on to the great art project in Heaven. Born Sept. 21, 1927 in Stamford, Conn., his life was centered in art and the joy he brought to others through...

 

Legal Notices For October 16, 2014

14 SP 56 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 Robert K Rutledge and Robin L Rutledge to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), which was... Full story

 

Edward Lee Meece

Edward Lee Meece, 48, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. The name of surviving sister-in-law, Kim Meece, was inadvertently left out....

 

Help The Hungry

Brevard business owner Richard Coadwell and his family participate in last year's CROP Hunger Walk. This year's walk, which raises money and awareness to decrease the number of hungry people both at home and abroad will be held Sunday, Oct. 19....

 

Vouchers Used To Teach Islam

A report showing that an Islamic school in Greensboro has been the biggest beneficiary of the state’s new voucher program reveals much of what is wrong with the law passed by the Republican-led General Assembly and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory....

 

Shifting Tax Burden To The Poor

Would you be surprised to know that more than one-half of households in Transylvania County received the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) before the North Carolina General Assembly ended this modest tax relief for low to moderate income workers in...

 

McMinn Will Be A Devoted Commissioner

I have been a close personal friend of Lee for six years and know that he is a person who takes his commitments very seriously. Knowing him as I do, I am certain that being commissioner will be his full time job. He is retired from the military and...

 

Fortunate To Have Scruggs

When my daughters were going through the Transylvania County schools, they were very fortunate to have Betty Scruggs as a principal, vice principal and advocate. Now we, the people of Transylvania County, are very fortunate to have Betty Scruggs on...

 

Vote Bossert

Avoid voting for the self-serving. We need honesty and proper conduct in our legislative leaders. No one will be better for North Carolina than Norman Bossert. Bunni Arnold Brevard...

 

Vote For Individual Rights

Staunch conservatives always seem to advocate for less-intrusive government and more expansive individual rights, so why do they now seem to be in favor of more government intrusion and against individual rights. I’m referring, of course, to the...

 

For A Clean Environment

It is time to stand up for a clean environment in North Carolina. Over the past three and a half years, the majority party in the state legislature has weakened laws protecting clean air and clean water, has cut the budget and staffing of the state...

 

Support Sheriff Mahoney

I stay out of politics in general, but having read my friend Jeff Hubbard’s opinion Monday, I would like to offer a different perspective. I too am retired from law enforcement but have remained involved in some capacity, either as part-time or as...

 

Terrific Birthing Center

I couldn’t thank the staff at Transylvania Women’s Care and the birthing center at Transylvania Regional Hospital enough. About 10 weeks ago, my beautiful little girl came into this world. We are so blessed to have had the quality of care that...

 

Racism In North Carolina

Among its decisions tearing at our state’s social fabric, one of the most unfortunate was the Republican-led Legislature’s repealing of the Racial Justice Act in 2013. This Act, the first of its kind in the United States, had been passed by a...

 

A Little Bit Of Heaven

My wife and I, from Newnan, Ga., visited your beautiful city last week, staying at Ken & Kim’s VRBO apartment at Homestead South. We had occasion to drive up to the Blue Ridge Parkway to leaf peek when we blew a water pump at dusk, leaving us...

 

McMinn Cares

I strongly support Lee McMinn for county commissioner. He cares about the community and has served as a volunteer at the U.S. Forest Service, Schenck Job Corp and the Boys & Girls Club. He served his country as a Marine helicopter pilot in Vietnam....

 

Halloweenfest Baking Contest Set For Oct. 25 – Brevard NC

The annual Proper Pot Apple-Pumpkin baking contest will be held Saturday, Oct. 25. Entries should be dropped off between 9-11 a.m. and judging will be from 11-11:30 a.m. with ribbons awarded at 11:30. Winning recipes in each category will be...

 

Janice Holm Receives Long Leaf Pine Award – Brevard NC

Local Ladies Auxiliary VFW member Janice Holm has received the Long Leaf Pine Award. Holm currently serves as the 2014-2015 State of North Carolina President for the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans...

 

Pryor, Sumner Exchange Vows

Merritt Pryor Sumner, of Hendersonville, and Brad Earl Sumner, of Hendersonville, were united in marriage Aug. 23, 2014, at 5 p.m. at Etowah Methodist Church. Pastor Rick Auten officiated. The music...

 

News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s featured speaker for the Oct. 22 breakfast meeting will be Dr. Laura Franklin. Dr. Franklin is professor of music and chair of the Division of Fine Arts at Brevard College. For the...

 

Girls Ages 9-14 Invited To SciGirls 3D Design Program – Rosman NC

Area girls ages 9-14 are invited to a SciGirls program Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). Co-hosted by PARI and the Transylvania County 4-H, this...

 

Rotary's Flight Of The Vampire To Change Venues – Brevard NC

Transylvania's 2014 Flight of the Vampire 5k, 10k Run/Walk and Fun Run, scheduled for Oct. 25, will change venues this year to the American Legion, at Jordan St. and Johnson St. For a couple of years...

 

Homeopathic Self-Care Classes Offered – Brevard NC

Through the Woods Natural Health will be offering a new class for the community called Homeopathy at Home: Safe and Effective Natural Remedies for Acute Illnesses. This class series is invaluable for anyone who wants to be more empowered to deal with...

 

BC King Of Homecoming

Jeremy Chandler was elected 2014 homecoming king for Brevard College. As a player on the football team, he was unable to appear in the photo taken at midfield and printed in the Oct. 8 edition....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    October 16, 2014

Courthouse Space To Be Studied- Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners voted 4-1 on Monday night to spend $26,500 on a study by Moseley Architects that would feature updated information on the proposed layout and cost estimate involved in building a new courthouse on Morris Road...

 

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