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Legal Notices for Nov. 25 2013

13 SP 21 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 Robert L. Hutchison, Jr. and Cheryl C. Hutchison to John MC Lemore, Trustee(s), which w... Full story


Collaborate On Water

Since Transylvania County receives some of the highest rainfall amounts on the East Coast and is located at the headwaters of the French Broad River, relatively clean, potable water has always been abundant here. But that could change in the coming...



In last Thursday’s editorial on “JFK,” we incorrectly identified Eunice Shriver as President Kennedy’s sister-in-law. She was his sister. We apologize for the error....


American Made Cards

Wonderful news. Peggy and Tim of Highland Books have a fabulous selection of American made Christmas cards. Cards made in America are not afraid to use “Merry Christmas” and that is really refreshing. We hope that all our area residents visit...


Veterans Day And Beyond

I enjoyed reading the editorial of Nov. 11, “Supporting Veterans” and agree that our support should be for the year and not just for the national holiday. At Arlington National Cemetery, President Obama’s short speech on Veterans Day was...


George Zimmerman

After the George Zimmerman/Travon Martin trial, my friends (and I truly mean my friends) defended Zimmerman on the basis of “self defense.” When I pointed out to them that the murdered teenager was simply walking home on the sidewalk, one of my...


Harry Leon "Fuzz" Crane Jr.

Harry Leon “Fuzz” Crane Jr., 71, of Brevard passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. He was a son of the late Harry Crane Sr. He was a former employee of the Ecusta Corporation for more than 40 years and loved to hunt and fish. Survivors include his... Full story


Jerry Lee Hamilton

Jerry Lee Hamilton, 60, went to be with the Lord Nov. 21, 2013, at his home in Horse Shoe, N.C. Born April 26, 1953, in Brevard, he was the son of the late Dewey and Ina (Jackson) Hamilton. He grew up in Pleasant Grove, N.C. and attended West... Full story


William D. Holden

William D. Holden, 66, of Brevard, finished his earthly life Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville, following a stroke. Blessed to be released from his pain and sufferings, with much joy he is being reunited... Full story


Neil Clarence Lyday

Neil Clarence Lyday, 83, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at the Oaks of Brevard. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Coleman and Arvie Hubbard Lyday. His brothers, Cliff and Cecil Lyday, and his sisters,... Full story


Bea Ashe Parker

Bea Ashe Parker, 84, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. A native of Jackson County, she had lived in Transylvania County for most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Essie... Full story


Jesse Noah Smith

Jesse Noah Smith, infant son of Heather Smith and Jesse Howington, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Elizabeth Hunt, of Brevard, and Michael Smith, of Greensboro, N.C.... Full story


Lewis John Wallace Jr.

Lewis John Wallace Jr., 76, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital.  Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Lewis John Wallace and Lillian... Full story


Modelle West

Modelle West, 72, of Brevard, passed away Nov. 7, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of Lewis and Maureen Harrington, of Fairhope, Ala. A resident of the area since 1999, she was an artist and did bronze sculptures. She... Full story


Births In Transylvania

Brayden Hunter Raines Joshua and Ashley Raines, of Brevard, is proud to announce the birth of their son, Brayden Hunter Raines, born Nov. 14, 2013 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He weighed 2 pounds, 15 ounces. His grandparents are Debbie...


Club Makes Holiday Centerpieces For Brian Center, The Oaks Diners – Brevard NC

At their November meeting 4-H horse club members created Thanks-giving centerpieces to brighten up the dining rooms at the Brian Center and The Oaks. This club, the Sassy Spurs, meets the second Thursday each month at 6:30 p.m. to learn about...


Jury Upholds Pickelsimer's 2010 Will - Brevard NC

After roughly four hours of deliberation, the jury in the civil case involving the estate of the late Charles Pickelsimer Jr. returned a unanimous verdict, upholding Pickelsimer’s 2010 will,...


DKG Members Learn About Blue Ridge College – Brevard NC

Members of Gamma Upsilon, the local chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, held their October dinner meeting in the Activity Room of College Walk Retirement Community. Their guest...


Final Pieces Of Testimony Heard -Brevard NC

The last testimony in the civil case involving the estate of the late Charles Pickelsimer Jr. came from Dr. Robert Moffatt, a physician and friend of Pickelsimer’s, Richard Jones, Pickelsimer’s...


News of Organizations

Waightstill Avery Chapter The Waightstill Avery Chapter NSDAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) will meet Monday, Dec. 2, in Miller Hall, St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Brevard at 11 a.m. Pam Watson and Barbara Elliott will serve as...

 By Eric Crews    News    November 25, 2013

Local Brewers Report Business Continues To Boom - Brevard NC

Business for Transylvania County's two breweries is booming, and both are optimistic that the rapid growth they've seen this year will continue to outpace their expectations. At its downtown...

 By Eric Crews    News    November 25, 2013

Spare A Thought For The Turkeys - Brevard NC

While most people won't think too much about where the turkeys they'll likely eat for Thanksgiving come from this year, a local farmer who raised her own turkeys this year said she certainly will....


Public Input Given On Forest Service Plan - Brevard NC

Transylvania resident Fred Whitmire would like to see more being done to help the local wildlife population. “I’ve watched the hunting go downhill for 20 years in this area,” said Whitmire, who has hunted off the Blue Ridge Parkway for 30...


Years Looking At The Ground Pays Off – Brevard NC

"I found my first arrowhead when I was 5 years old. I brought it in and asked mom what it was. She told me, and I've just been fascinated ever since." Meet Charlie Ziegler. You may know his Christmas...


Sharing House Needs Blankets – Brevard NC

Sharing House needs blankets, which are in high demand from families as nighttime temperatures dip below freezing, according to Pantry Manager Marion Latham. There are plenty of twin size blankets in...


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