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Articles from the October 22, 2015 edition

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Oskar Blues Expanding Its Distribution-Brevard NC

Oskar Blues Brewery announced that it will launch its products in Mississippi and Utah in November and December. These two states bring the total number of new markets launched in this calendar year to nine plus completion of the f... — Updated 10/23/2015


College Bringing First Tesla Electric Vehicle Charging Stations To County-Brevard NC

At 11:30 a.m., Monday, Brevard College will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for one of two Tesla Electric Vehicle charging stations on the campus. The charging stations will be the... — Updated 10/23/2015


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church will be hosting Sushma Ramswami, who will be speaking at the Christian Speakers Forum Class in Davidson River Hall at 9:45 a.m. this Sunday. For the... — Updated 10/21/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Judge To Decide If O'Shields Can Stand Trial - Brevard, NC

A judge could soon determine if Charles O'Shields, the man accused of killing another man to avenge his son's death, is mentally competent to stand trial. A Transylvania County... — Updated 10/21/2015


Groundbreaking Offers United Way Potential – Transylvania County NC

At a groundbreaking ceremony for a third Sutton Knob vacation rental home held Monday, Oct. 19, Dan Schuessler, the property developer, reiterated his commitment to Transylvania Cou... — Updated 10/21/2015


Colorful Ride

Jerry Dean, with Pisgah Forest Stables, leads a group last week on horseback on a beautiful fall day in the national forest. (Times photo by Michael Rogers)... — Updated 10/21/2015


Oskar Blues Delivers A Necessity

Last Friday, Oskar Blues shifted gears from churning out craft beer to canning water for those impacted by the recent floods in South Carolina. The brewery loaded up a truck with... — Updated 10/21/2015


Halloween Approaching In Transylvania County - Brevard NC

With Halloween fast approaching, events have been planned for this weekend and the next. The "Revenge of the White Squirrels and Lighted Pumpkin Patch Trails" return again this... — Updated 10/21/2015


One-Stop Voting Begins Its Run Today - Brevard NC

Today marks the beginning of one-stop voting for November's municipal elections in Rosman and Brevard. One-stop voting will take place at the Board of Elections Office through Oct.... — Updated 10/21/2015


Shawn Hagan To Play At Farmers' Market – Brevard NC

There will be a new voice at this Saturday's Transylvania Farmers' Market as Asheville musician Shawn Hagan performs. Raised in the Amish country in Pennsylvania he has entertained... — Updated 10/21/2015


Pianist Ruby Morgan To Perform Works Written For The Left Hand – Brevard NC

Pianist and Furman University Professor Ruby Morgan will present a solo recital in Brevard College’s Ingram Auditorium (Dunham Music Building) on Monday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The recital is free and open to the public. “We... — Updated 10/21/2015


Operation Christmas Child Underway In Transylvania - Brevard NC

Efforts are already underway in Transylvania County to aid the annual Operation Christmas Child, which brings gifts in shoeboxes to needy children in the world. “Throug h the simple act of filling a shoebox, someone in... — Updated 10/21/2015


Former Resident Takes Lead In 'The Barber of Seville" – Brevard NC

Former Tansylvania County resident Regina Davis van der Eijk will be the lead sopranon in Western Carolina University's presentation of "The Barber of Seville." The comic opera,... — Updated 10/21/2015

 By John Lanier    News

Schools Getting Less Money For Teacher Assistants - Brevard NC

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education were told Monday night that the system would receive $24,000 less for teachers assistants this year than they did last year. “We did get cut $24,000,” said Norris Barger,... — Updated 10/21/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

City Removes Itself From Tree Controversies - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard has changed an ordinance that once put them in the middle of neighbors disputing over potentially dangerous trees on private properties. During its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, Brevard City Council approv... — Updated 10/21/2015


District Gov. Black Visits Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest And Inducts New Member – Brevard NC

President Amber Webb and the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest welcomed Rotary District 7670 Governor Billi Black along with her husband Rotarian Ron Winecoff to the Sept. 30 weekly brea... — Updated 10/21/2015


Candy Donations For Maple Street – Brevard NC

Halloween night, Maple Street in Brevard has been the place to be. The street is closed off so that children and their parents can trick or treat and admire the decorated houses without fear of being hit by a vehicle. To assist... — Updated 10/21/2015


DAR Plans To Clean Headstones – Brevard NC

Nancy Funston, Regent of the local DAR chapter, chose the cleaning of headstones at the Davidson River Cemetery as the community service project to celebrate the founding of DAR 125 years ago on Oct. 11, 1890. This project was orig... — Updated 10/21/2015


Benefit For Kilpatrick Planned – Lake Toxaway NC

A benefit for Barbara Kilpatrick will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Lake Toxaway Country Club. A sale begins at 7 a.m. with food sales beginning at 11 a.m. Bingo begins at 6 p.m. Food items will include a chicken plate, or hot... — Updated 10/21/2015

 By Rodney Locks    Opinion

Put Education Before Courthouse

First, let me thank the commissioners for engaging the community in this exercise of considering alternatives for the courthouse. If money were the issue, the commissioners would renovate the courthouse, spend $16 million and... — Updated 10/21/2015


Contradictory Answers

The recent survey overseen by the Transylvania County Planning Board has resulted in what might appear to be two contradictory statements: That 89 percent of the respondents either “love” or “like” living here but that 30... — Updated 10/21/2015


Viola Cantrell Rogers

Viola Cantrell Rogers, 86, of Brevard, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Alec and Luner Cantrell, and was the wife of 51 years to the... — Updated 10/21/2015


Alda Naomiah Poor Fant

Alda Naomiah Poor Fant, 87, of Asheville, passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at the Givens Health Center. A native of Transylvania County, she was a daughter of the late Avery Patton Poor Sr. and Reba Orr Poor. She was also... — Updated 10/21/2015


Alice Ruth Davenport Haynes

Alice Ruth Davenport Haynes, 63, of Allentown, Pa., passed away in the tender care of Lehigh Valley Inpatient Hospice Oct. 16, 2015. Born in Kingston, Pa., she was preceded in... — Updated 10/21/2015


Legal Notices for October 22,2015

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 12 CVS 434 Under and by virtue of the decree of judicial foreclosure contained in that certain order recorded on December 1, 2014 in Book 710, Page 349 of the Transylvania County Registry and by virtue... — Updated 10/21/2015


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