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Articles from the December 2, 2013 edition

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Jeanette Owens Ward

Jeanette Owens Ward, 87, of Rosman, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. She was a daughter of the late Marion and Jenny Shehan Owens. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Alfred, Marion, Guy, and Fred Owens, and... — Updated 12/2/2013 Full story


James Allen Monteith

James Allen Monteith, 74, of Brevard, passed from this life Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at the St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Eugene and May Lee Oliver... — Updated 12/2/2013 Full story


James Bryan "Jimmy" Meece

James Bryan “Jimmy” Meece, 45, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was a son of Luther Edward and Marilyn L “Tootsie” Mason Meece. He was a loving husband and a devoted fath... — Updated 12/2/2013 Full story


Ruth Haynie Feaster

Ruth Hanie Feaster, 92, of Brevard, died Nov. 26, 2013, in Wyomissing, Pa., where she had resided since May 2012. Born in Barnard, N.C, she was the daughter of the late Daniel T. and Lela (Phipps) Haynie. Her husband, Marshall M.... — Updated 12/2/2013 Full story


David Richard Betz

David Richard Betz, 75, of Brevard, passed away Nov. 30, 2013. He was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Mecklenburg County to the late Edward P. Betz and Lucille Branson Betz. In addition to... — Updated 12/2/2013 Full story


Denver Lloyd Begley

Denver Lloyd Begley, 49, of Rosman, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Nov. 29, 2013, after complications due to cancer. He leaves behind three loving daughters, Madison Owen and her husband, Cole, of New Jersey, Diana Begle... — Updated 12/2/2013 Full story


Jonathan E. Baker

Jonathan Eugene Baker, 40, of San Francisco, Calif. died unexpectedly Nov. 18, 2013. Born April 12, 1973, in Brevard, he was the beloved son of Sally Kemp and Eugene R. Baker of... — Updated 12/2/2013 Full story


Voyd Earl Anders

Voyd Earl Anders, 77, of Brevard, passed away Nov. 29, 2013. He was born March 12, 1938, in Transylvania County to the late William “Bill” Anders and Fredicy Rykard Anders. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death... — Updated 12/2/2013 Full story

 By Eric Crews    Features

Couple Thankful After Typhoon Hits Home – Brevard NC

As missionaries, Timothy Owen and his wife, Gera, know that sometimes the only thing one can do is to trust in God. Recently, when the couple was back in Brevard with their two chil... — Updated 12/2/2013


Christmas Trees

Eddie Paxton (left) and Mike Greene work to bundle a fresh Frasier fir Christmas tree from Boone at their sales area next to the Rodeway Inn last Friday morning. Paxton said he'd... — Updated 12/2/2013


Black Friday

After getting a jump on Black Friday, Jolly Old St. Nick took a breather from the hustle and bustle of the year's busiest shopping day to pose with two youngsters on Main Street.... — Updated 12/2/2013


Legal Notices for Dec .2, 2013

Transylvania County Schools has received a bid of $170,000 for the house at 72 Memory Lane, Brevard, NC. Upset bids of at least $178,550 may be tendered to Norris Barger, Transylvania County Schools, 225 Rosenwald Lane, Brevard,... — Updated 12/2/2013 Full story


Holiday Season

It is ironic that we bought and stole this great land from the Indians beginning with the purchase of Manhattan Island from the Native Americans for mirrors and trinkets. Land that is now worth billions of dollars. Now we are being... — Updated 12/2/2013


New River Access

A big “thank-you” and hats off to Little River Fire Department, N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission, RiverLink and all volunteers who joined forces to create The Penrose Boating Access Area along the French Broad River. Little... — Updated 12/2/2013


Ill-Mannered Towards Visitors

My family, son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren were visiting from Denver. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving was an incredibly rainy day, but we had such fun showing them downtown Brevard. We went to a popular ice cream parlor... — Updated 12/2/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

County Has New Dedication Policy - Brevard NC

County commissioners have approved a new policy and procedure for the naming and dedication of county-owned and leased properties, facilities and parks. The new policy, approved during a recent commissioners’ meeting, requires th... — Updated 12/2/2013


First Responders Are Terrific

I live in the Middlemount Subdivision off Wilson Road, next to Glen Cannon Country Club. A little over a month ago, on a late Sunday evening just after dark, a person ran off the road going down the mountain. The car flipped and... — Updated 12/2/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Teachers Worried About Mandates - Brevard NC

Reading, writing and arithmetic have historically been the foundation of elementary education, but new state mandates have teachers concerned that an emphasis on reading could force other subjects to the backburner and place even... — Updated 12/2/2013

 By Derek McKissock    News

Comprehensive Planning: A City Tradition - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard has had some form of comprehensive/land-use plan dating back to the early 1960s and has been updating and adopting versions of it every 10 years or so. For the past year, the city has been in the process of... — Updated 12/2/2013



The Transylvania Times’ excruciating coverage of the Pickelsimer case has far exceeded the bounds of responsible journalism and passed over into sensationalism. The public record of the court trial is accessible to anyone who... — Updated 12/2/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Dalton Trial Delayed Again - Brevard NC

For the second time in a month, Transylvania County’s longest-standing murder trial was delayed again after Superior Court Judge Marvin Pope granted a motion to continue the trial until April 7, 2014. Amber Dalton, who was charge... — Updated 12/2/2013


Locks' Leadership

Tonight’s meeting will mark the first time in many years that Rodney Locks will not be serving on the Brevard City Council. He served most ably on the council for 16 years. Besides bringing a thorough and well-reasoned approach... — Updated 12/2/2013


Bread Of Life Blessing

Thanksgiving morning I received a rich blessing. My cousin invited me to go with him to The Bread of Life to help prepare the Thanksgiving meal that they give away to hundreds of people. When I arrived, folks were already busy... — Updated 12/2/2013



Last week Gov. Pat McCrory signed a proclamation declaring Sunday, Dec. 1, as “Drive Safer Sunday.” Such proclamations are silly and a waste of time and money. Most people know from experience, news stories and press releases... — Updated 12/2/2013



Late last month the county commissioners authorized $20,000 from the 2013-14 fund balance to be used by the French Broad River Stewards to hire a contractor to remove a current logjam on the river. This latest logjam is just 50... — Updated 12/2/2013


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