Articles from the November 7, 2016 edition

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Ban Placed On All Open Burning In WNC-Brevard NC

Because of increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and canceled all burning permits for the following counties in western North Carolina: Transylvania, Alexander, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba,...

 

Legal Notices for November 7, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 16-E-365 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of George Eldon Howe, Sr., of Transylvania...

 

2016 Unofficial Local, District And Judicial Election Results

Updated Tuesday, Nov. 8 at: 11:52 TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY RACES Precincts Reported: 15 of 15 BOARD OF EDUCATION Ron Kiviniemi – 10,278 – 28.91% Tawny McCoy – 10,555 – 29.69% Alice Wellborn – 10,221 – 28.75% Davis A. Whitfield-Cargile ...

 

Lemel Completes Advanced Leadership Training At UNC School Of Government – Brevard NC

City and county governments directly touch every person in North Carolina. When local elected officials work together, the community benefits and when city and county officials from across the state come together, the entire state benefits....

 

Habitat ReStores To Help Hurricane Victims

Habitat for Humanity ReStores across North Carolina will donate all or a portion of their proceeds from sales on Nov. 17 to help rebuild the 93 Fayetteville Habitat homes that sustained severe damage last month in the flooding from Hurricane Matthew....

 

Annual Veteran's Day Panel Set – Brevard NC

The Brevard College History Club will host its annual Veteran’s Day panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, in McLarty-Goodson Hall, Room 125. This year’s panel features three armed services veterans whose distinguished service to the na...

 

Schenck To Host Monthly Dinner Meeting Nov. 14 – Pisgah Forest NC

The Community Relations Committee of Schenck Job Corps is having their monthly Community Relations Council Dinner on Monday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. in the dining hall at Schenck Job Corps. This is an excellent opportunity to meet some of the students...

 

The Pack The Pantry Food Drive Will Be Held This Saturday – Brevard NC

The semi-annual Pack The Pantry food drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at area grocery stores and the Courthouse Gazebo. Pisgah Forest Rotary Club, WSQL and The Transylvania...

 

Undermining Legal System

Last week, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina said, “If Hillary becomes president, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that four years from now we’re still going to have an opening on the Supreme Court.” Burr’s comments are...

 

Enjoyed BHS Volleyball

We have watched the Brevard High School volleyball team work tremendously hard to play the best that they could, and we could not have enjoyed all those hours more than we did in the Brevard High School gym watching this dedicated young team learn,...

 

Make Wilson Road An Asset

On Oct. 24 I attended the county commissioners’ meeting, which included presentations on the proposed reconstruction of Wilson Road. I spoke at the end of that meeting, as did Carroll Parker. It now appears NCDOT will, if they receive the funding,...

 

The Common Good

Donald Trump has not yet had the opportunity to act in the capacity of public office, but he sounds like an autocrat. Perhaps, if elected, he would conduct himself in a way that preserves the domestic tranquility and there-by serves his own...

 

Support Families

Tuesday is Election Day. Don’t miss your chance to vote for the truly excellent candidate running to represent our 48th district in the N.C. State Senate — Norm Bossert! Norm has been in the field of education for over 45 years. As a classroom...

 

Support Silvermont

From personal experience, I have reaped many benefits from partaking of the services offered at Silvermont Opportunity Center, located at 364 E. Main St. on the edge of downtown Brevard. Designed to assist seniors age 60 or older, Silvermont offers...

 

Ryan Vs. Meadows

By the time this letter appears in the paper, the election will be almost over. Therefore, allow me to say as a conservative unaffiliated voter, that it is time to start looking for a good conservative to run for Congress in the Republican primary...

 

Terry Gilbert Dillard

Terry Gilbert Dillard, 87, of Mills River, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Born in Jackson County, he's a son of the late V.N. and Minnie Cope Dillard, of Dillard, Ga. In...

 

Daryl Loyd Hughes

Daryl Loyd Hughes, 71, of Brevard, passed away Oct. 18, 2016, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Elizabeth Louise Plain Hughes and Floyd Mellor Hughes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother,...

 

John Howard Riddick Jr.

John Howard Riddick Jr., 48, of Sapphire, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. A native of Tampa, Fla., he was the son of John Howard Riddick Sr. and Hilda Rogers Riddick. He was...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 7, 2016

Collins Tracks 50 Years Of History – Rosman NC

When Joe Collins stops and thinks about it, he realizes he's seen some great technological advancements in his lifetime. The Rosman resident was 16 and a year out of high school when the...

 

Time To Practice Patriotic Duty And Vote – Transylvania County NC

One-stop voting ended Saturday, and the local Board of Elections had some record numbers to report. During early voting, the Board of Elections had the largest opening day, with 905 voting, the...

 

Campfire Ban Now In Effect At State Parks, Including Gorges-Brevard NC

Due to an extremely high risk of wildfire, 14 state parks in western North Carolina have placed temporary bans on campfires, according to North Carolina State Parks. Restrictions on campfires and cooking fires could be expanded to other parks on...

 

Transylvania County's Jobless Rate Decreases In September – Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in September was 4.5 percent, down from 4.8 percent in August, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 

Smokey Bear Is Parade's Grand Marshal – Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania County Chamber of Commerce with the Heart of Brevard invite the community to join in Christmas festivities scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. The 45th annual...

 

Lady Blue Devils Repeat As 2A Cross Country Champs – Brevard NC

Sitting in a circle of camp chairs in the mid-August heat of a preseason camp, Eliza Witherspoon led her team through a meeting. Their assignment was to create meaningful goals for the season. Unlike...

 

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