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Legal Notices for March. 17, 2014

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT TO N.C. G.S. 44A-43(c) Name and Address of Lienor: Pisgah Mini Storage LLC 281 Whitmire St. Brevard, NC 28712 Various items of personal property located at the above address are being sold pursuant to the assertion of... Full story

 

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In today’s paper, readers will find a story about local high school students recently dominating the regional science fair at Western Carolina University. That dominance is the direct result of the TIME (Time to Inquire, Matter and Explore)...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 17, 2014

Economic Task Force's Work Coming To An End-Brevard NC

After 25 meetings and eights months of work, the Transylvania County Independent Economic Development Task Force will make its final recommendations Wednesday. In January, the Task Force recommended the county should create a new economic...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 17, 2014

Coach Says He Has Pledges To Make Turf Blue- Brevard NC, March 18, 2014

Brevard High School Football Coach Jason Lippard said he has commitments from local businesses and citizens who have pledged the additional $19,000 necessary to fund a blue turf field at the school. The Board of Education heard from Lippard during...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 17, 2014

Local Students Dominate Regional Science Fair - Brevard NC

After dominating a recent regional science fair, Transylvania County high school students are heading to Raleigh next week to compete in the N.C. State Science and Engineering Fair. The 14 Brevard...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 17, 2014

City Council Approves Teacher Housing Project -Brevard NC, March 18,2014

The proposed project to build 36 housing units for teachers and others on property near Brevard High School overcame one obstacle Monday night with approval by Brevard City Council of a preliminary master plan. More about the housing project and...

 

Policy, Not Race, Is The Issue

I read with interest Helen McKinney’s bitter and abusive attack demeaning Republicans who dare to disagree with our President, Barack Obama. She mischaracterized his opponents as ignorant bigoted-mongrel dogs who obey propaganda from crackpot...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 17, 2014

Brevard Academy Students Show Testing Improvement - Brevard NC, March 18, 2014

Students at Brevard Academy: Challenge Foundation Academy have shown significant improvement on their MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing scores since last year. Produced by the Northwest Evaluation Association, MAP tests are online...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 17, 2014

Brad Ives: Simple Changes Will Help County - Brevard NC

A few simple changes and a little creativity could make Transylvania County more attractive to tourists and manufacturing. Brad Ives, assistant secretary for Natural Resources for the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources,...

 

Kelvin Phillips Files For Commissioner – Brevard NC

Kelvin Phillips is one of six Republicans running in his party's primary May 6 for Transylvania County commissioner. Two seats will be available on the board in November. "If elected, I believe a...

 

Rodeway Inn Debacle

Both parties to the Rodeway Inn debacle are pointing their fingers, claiming they’re innocent of knowing there were 30 people living there. Did they buy this thing on eBay or what? Give me a break. But it’s up to the proud new owners now to do...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 17, 2014

Board Tackles Cell Tower Ordinance - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Planning Board last Thursday held the first of several special meetings as members began work on incorporating input from the public, as well as commissioners, into a new telecommunications tower ordinance. This past...

 

Ignoring School Buses

I want to add a comment to Bob England opinion in the March 13 edition. Not only do people not stop at stop signs on the road, but they also do not see anything as big as a school bus stopped with the stop sign out. School bus drivers even blow...

 

Schenck Director Looks At Keys To Its Success - Brevard NC

Tammy Wentland, Schenck Job Corps Center director, said the goal of becoming one of the best in the country comes down to “doing whatever it takes to ensure (student) success.” This includes helping students achieve short-term goals, which...

 

Support Flea Markets

Tuesday night, March 18, the Planning Board is having a meeting at 7 p.m. for an amendment to the UDO so that we can have flea markets in the city limits of Brevard. If you would like to show support for this amendment, come and show support for...

 

Partisan Politics

In his most recent letter, William Muir accuses President Obama of being an “empty suit” when it comes to foreign policy. To support his claim, he cites three specific instances: a promise of increased flexibility to President Medvedev after the...

 

Sook, Robinson United In Marriage

Ahn Hae Sook, of Bucheon, South Korea, and Christopher Robinson, of Incheon, South Korea, formerly of Brevard, were united in marriage Feb. 22, 2014. The wedding took place at the Noblian Premium...

 

Births In Transylvania

Joshua Alexander Roberson Stephanie Rigler and Joshua Roberson, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Joshua Alexander Roberson, born March 11, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. His...

 

Carter To Celebrate 95th Birthday

Family and friends are invited to a drop-in reception Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 2 until 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Brevard First Baptist Church, to celebrate Roy Carter's 95th birthday. He...

 

News of Organizations

Democratic Party The Transylvania County Democratic Party Executive Committee will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. They will meet in the Conference Room of the County Community Ser-vices Building located on the corner of Morgan...

 

Spring Gardening Symposium To Feature Author Nan Chase – Brevard NC

Transylvania County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will host a Gardening Spring Symposium Saturday, March 22, at the Transylvania County Library in the Rogow Room from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This...

 

Heart Of Brevard Plans Downtown Cleanup – Brevard NC

The Heart of Brevard Board met last Tuesday morning. Here are some highlights from the meeting: • There is a Spring Cleanup Day planned for the downtown area March 30 from 1-5 p.m. Brevard College is sending a troop of athlete volunteers into town...

 

Egolf Motors Signs On To UWTC Team – Brevard NC

In a meeting Tuesday, March 11, Jay Egolf, president of Egolf Motors, signed with UWTC's kick-off squad for the annual Eat Out – Shop Out campaign planned for Saturday, April 5. The contract...

 

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