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Articles from the November 21, 2013 edition

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Legal Notices for Nov. 21, 2013

10 SP 237 AMENDED 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 James Jubal Tiner and Tara McDonald to William R. Echols,... — Updated 11/22/2013 Full story


Forest Service Battles Linville Gorge Fire - Brevard NC

Forest Service employees from Transylvania County are among the nearly 200 firefighters currently battling a fire that has been burning since Nov. 12 in the Linville Gorge... — Updated 11/20/2013


Science Scholarship Recipients Thank AAUW – Brevard NC

"I am so grateful for the experience," said Jessalyn Morgan. "We got to do a triple by-pass operation on a cow heart." Luci Eddins agreed, "I loved biology," adding that they had also done a C-section on a uterus. Sabra Freeman... — Updated 11/20/2013


BC Hosts Gala Vocal Chamber Music Nov. 22 – Brevard NC

Brevard College will host a performance by Gala Vocal Chamber Music on Friday, Nov. 22, in the college's Porter Center for Performing Arts. The 7:30 p.m. concert, which is free and... — Updated 11/20/2013


Girls Ages 9-14 Invited To SciGirls House Warming Program – Brevard NC

Area girls ages 9-14 are invited to a SciGirls program Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 6-8 p.m. at the Transylvania County Extension Office, 98 East Morgan St., in Brevard. Entitled "All About Control," the program will use the house warming... — Updated 11/20/2013


Shop Of St. Philip's Readies Christmas Room – Brevard NC

The holidays are fast approaching and that means that the Christmas room elves are getting ready to work their magic. Each year the Shop of St. Philip's creates a beautifully... — Updated 11/20/2013


Churches Offer After Thanksgiving Dinner

Community Baptist Church and Anchor Baptist Church will host their 24th Annual Day after Thanks-giving Dinner Friday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Anchor Baptist Church. The meal will include... — Updated 11/20/2013


Law and Order – Transylvania County

Felony Arrests On Nov. 19, Kelly Renae Knye, 37, of Rosman, was arrested and charged with one felony count of maintaining a dwelling or place to keep a controlled substance, one felony count of possession of methamphetamine, one mi... — Updated 11/20/2013


News of Organizations

Democratic Women’s Club On Monday, Nov. 25, at its monthly meeting, the Democratic Women’s Club of Transylvania County will hear from Jennifer Flood, executive director of The Haven in Brevard, about homelessness in this... — Updated 11/20/2013


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard Davidson River Presbyterian Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church will offer a Thanksgiving Word and Music Service Wednesday, Nov. 27, at noon. The half-hour service will incorporate scripture and music which are... — Updated 11/20/2013

 By Bill Harrah    Features

'Transylvania Rocks,' Says Pantry Manager – Brevard NC

It was an "all hands" affair Saturday at local grocery stores and the courthouse gazebo, as Pisgah Forest Rotary, WSQL and Sharing House teamed up again to Pack The Pantry.... — Updated 11/20/2013


Eyesore Cleaned Up

Cleanup of the vacant former Youngblood Oil Co. property at the corner of Broad and Jordan streets in Brevard is underway. Architect Michael Domokur recently bought the property.... — Updated 11/20/2013

 By Derek McKissock    News

Brevard Receives Large Financial Donation

Brevard City Council officially accepted a significant financial gift Monday from two local residents that is estimated to be about $370,000. Frank Patton Jr. and his wife, Donna,... — Updated 11/20/2013


ACA Must Move Forward

Though many people have been disappointed by the roll out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) website and angered by the cancellation of sub-standard health insurance policies, it is important to recognize how much the pre-ACA system... — Updated 11/20/2013


'Tis The Season To Be Jolly'

Well, the holiday season is upon us again, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s. We can now sit back and look forward to the glad tidings our newly elected Republican officials have promised to bestow upon us. Here’s a preview... — Updated 11/20/2013


President Needs Humility

In Syria, we have been rescued from our president’s “foreign policy” by the intervention of Russia’s President Putin. With regard to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the French government has thus far managed to protect us from... — Updated 11/20/2013


ACA Thriving Where Supported

Despite the big problems in its roll-out, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is doing just fine in those states in which governors and legislators aren’t trying to kill it. In such states as Kentucky, Minnesota,... — Updated 11/20/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Rotary Members Told Local Outdoor Industry 'Exploding' - Brevard NC

During his opening remarks at Tuesday’s Brevard Rotary Club luncheon, Todd Branham, a local trail builder and event organizer, told members of the club that the outdoor industry in Transylvania County “is exploding right... — Updated 11/20/2013

 By John Lanier    News

Academy Board Considers Preschool Option - Brevard NC

The Brevard Academy: Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors heard more details about the possibility of opening up a preschool at their regular monthly meeting Monday night. Steve Goodwin of TurningWest, which helps... — Updated 11/20/2013



Tomorrow will mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. While his death and the events that immediately followed are indelible for Americans who were alive then, we should not forget his... — Updated 11/20/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Pickelsimer's Daughter, Jim Kimzey Testify - Brevard NC

Testimony continued this week in the civil case involving the estate of the late Charles Pickelsimer Jr., with jurors hearing from Lynn Williams, his daughter, as well as Jim Kimzey, Pickelsimer’s friend and attorney. Williams... — Updated 11/20/2013


Kathleen "Kathi" Gillespie Bayne

Kathleen "Kathi" Gillespie Bayne, 54, of Brevard passed peacefully Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital, after an almost eight year battle to live. The daughter... — Updated 11/20/2013 Full story


Charlite Christine Ashe Powell

Charlite Christine Ashe Powell, 76, of Rosman, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital, in Brevard. She was born Feb. 5, 1937, in Jackson County to the... — Updated 11/20/2013 Full story


Priscilla Noyes Miller Lyda Parks

Memorial service for Priscilla Noyes Miller Lyda Parks will be held Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Deerfield Health Care Chapel, 1617 Hendersonville Road, in Asheville. Burial will follow in St Paul’s in-the-Valley... — Updated 11/20/2013 Full story


Kathleen Wilson Crooks

Kathleen W. Crooks, 90, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., formerly of Brevard, died Oct. 28, 2013, at her home. Born in Ware Shoals, S.C., Oct. 5, 1923, she was the daughter of the late... — Updated 11/20/2013 Full story


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