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Articles from the November 20, 2014 edition

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Shirley Shuster

Shirley Shuster, 88, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at her home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. where she married and raised her family. She later returned to her education and earned a bachelor and master’s degree in Social Work....

 

Legal Notices For November 20, 2014

14 SP 63 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by John A. Curro and Joan R. Curro, Trustees of The Seven“J” Land Trust... Full story

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 20, 2014

Missing Man's Body Found-Brevard NC

Little River Swift Water Rescue found the dead body of Andrew Sprinkle about 1 p.m., Friday, after search dogs gave law enforcement a more precise location in the French Broad River. The 31-year-old's...

 

Betsy Delores Hodgson Deutschman

Betsy Delores Hodgson Deutschman, 83, of Inverness, Fla. and Sapphire, passed away after a short illness Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Hospice of Citrus County. She was the wife of Jack Deutschman. They...

 

Elijah Gravley

Elijah Gravley, 82, of Travelers Rest, S.C., died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at the Pendleton Manor. Born in Brevard, he was the last surviving child of the late Sephas Elijah and Cora H. Gravley. He was retired from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, an...

 

William Frederick "Bill" Leineweber Jr.

William Frederick “Bill” Leineweber Jr. died in Brevard Friday, Nov. 14. The son of Mr. and Mrs. William Frederick Leineweber, he grew up in Baltimore, Md., and was a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Purdue University. He also...

 

Brevard Music Center President Agrees To Contract Extension-Brevard NC

The Brevard Music Center (BMC) Board of Trustees and President Mark Weinstein have agreed to a five-year contract extension that will keep Weinstein at the helm of the institution through its 80th anniversary season in 2016, and beyond. More in...

 

Sophia Kempista Logan

Sophia Kempista Logan, 96, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Nov. 17, 2014, at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine B. Kempista. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in...

 

Hospital Recognized As Top Performer-Brevard NC

For the fourth year in a row, Transylvania Regional Hospital has been named one of the nation's top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. More in Monday's...

 

Blaise E. Masson

Blaise E. Masson, 87, of Brevard, passed away Nov. 15, 2014, at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Montreal, Quebec, he was the son of Herbert and Roseanne Riopel Masson. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers,...

 

Cecil James McCall

Cecil James McCall, 63, went to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of Willa Mae Owen Jones of Brevard, and the late Leonard William McCall. He loved fishing and hunting, and he attended the In the...

 

Kudos To Guice

Between 2000 and 2009, North Carolina’s prison population grew by 29 percent to almost 41,000 inmates. To handle the increase in prisoners, the state Corrections Department grew by 68 percent. If the trend had continued, not only would more North...

 

Keep A Gentle Tone

In response to the letter titled, “Liberal Christians Must Speak Out,” published Nov. 13. I am a conservative Christian and contrary to the belief of some, I am not an “extremist” that is out to oppress anyone. As for the word “extremist,...

 

New Definition Of Marriage?

For a majority married folks out there, they were probably surprised to learn that a federal judge in Asheville, Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr., on Oct. 10, 2014 ruled that two men or two women can now marry and that their marriage will be viewed legally...

 

Now Is Time For Medicare Changes

Medicare beneficiaries, did you receive a notice from either your drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan about the changes for 2015? I did! In reviewing the first pages of the material they sent me, I found several important changes for 2015. So now I...

 

Obama's Personal Vendettas

Recently, William Muir wrote a letter entitled “Treat Israel Better,” which I found absolutely hilarious. Using select quotes from a recent column by Bret Stephen’s of the Wall Street Journal, Muir would have us believe that President Obama, al...

 

Military Made Sacrifices

I would like to respond to the letter to the editor in the Nov. 10 Transylvania Times under the title of “What’s Good For Nation?” Mr. Thomas asked, “Why is it that giving your life for your nation is so wonderful, while paying more taxes,...

 

Owens, McNeely United In Marriage

Jordan Leigh McNeely and Cody James Owens were married at 5 p.m. Oct. 11, 2014, at The Laboratory Mill in Lincolnton. Rev. Wayne Key officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs....

 

Thomases To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Bobby and Phyllis Thomas, of Rosman will celebrate their 50-year wedding anniversary Nov. 27, 2014. They were married at the Church of God in Rosman Nov. 27, 1964 by the Rev. Burt...

 

Hipp, Lowery Exchange Wedding Vows

Kandance Ann Hipp, of Brevard, and Cecil Edward Lowery Jr., of Brevard, were united in marriage Nov. 9, 2014, at the property of Scott and Cherie Goldsmith. Marion D. Crite was the officiating...

 

News of Organizations

Democratic Women The Democratic Women’s Club of Transyl-vania County will meet at the Pisgah Fish Camp Monday, Nov. 24. Led by its Executive Committee, the club will analyze and discuss the 2014 election — locally and nationally — and will shar...

 

Farmers Market Thanks Customers This Saturday – Brevard NC

As Thanksgiving nears and with just five Saturday markets left in the season, the Transylvania Farmers Market will be holding a Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. to thank all their customers for their tremendous support. ...

 

Chamber Of Commerce Holiday Promotion Giveaway To Begin – Brevard NC

More than thirty businesses from Transylvania County have joined together to present the Brevard/ Transylvania Chamber of Commerce’s seventh annual holiday promotion for customers. This promotion is a part of the “Spend it Local, Keep it...

 

Girls Ages 9-14 Invited To SciGirls Puppets And Robotics Program – Brevard NC

Area girls ages 9-14 are invited to a SciGirls program Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 6-8 p.m. at the Transylvania County Extension Office, 98 East Morgan Street, in Brevard. Co-hosted by PARI and the Transylvania County 4-H, this month's activity is...

 

FOTAS Launches New Initiative For Transylvania County – Transylvania County NC

FOTAS, The Friends of Transylvania Animals, has launched a campaign to promote and raise money for a spay and neuter program for dogs and cats. FOTAS President Bill Briggs said that while FOTAS will...

 

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