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Articles from the December 20, 2012 edition

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These Folks Have The Spirit – Brevard NC

Christmastime is a time for giving, and Transylvanians have always been generous to needy families with gifts to Sharing House, Transylvania’s safety net for food, clothing and shelter. Among the many groups that are feeling the... — Updated 12/19/2012


Seger, Kaup Engagement Announced

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Seger, of Atkinson, Neb., along with the bride’s children Meggie, Cameron, Seth and the late Reid, announce the engagement of their daughter and mother, Tami... — Updated 12/19/2012


Browns Will Celebrate 50 Years Together

George and Joyce Brown, of Sapphire, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. They were married Dec. 22, 1962, in Tennessee. They have one son, George Henry “Hoss,” of Sapphire; two grandchildren,... — Updated 12/19/2012


Danielses Celebrate 40 Years Of Marriage

Robert and Connie Daniels Sr., of Penrose, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. They were married Dec. 23, 1972, at Pisgah Forest Baptist Church.... — Updated 12/19/2012


Local 4-H’ers Win State Dairy Cattle Judging – Transylvania County NC

A team of four Transylvania County 4-H’ers took first place in the junior division of the 2012 State 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held in Salisbury Nov. 15. Team members were... — Updated 12/19/2012


Law and Order – Transylvania County

Courts On Dec. 11, Colton Norris entered a guilty plea in District Court to possession of stolen goods or property and obtaining property by false pretense. He was given a suspended sentence of 22 to 46 months and ordered to serve... — Updated 12/19/2012

 By Jeremiah Reed    Features

Shopping With A ‘Cop’ Brings Many Smiles – Brevard NC

For some children in Transylvania County, Christmas came a few weeks early this year thanks to a joint effort between local law enforcement and the generous donations of the... — Updated 12/19/2012

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Board Of Education Welcomes New Face - Brevard NC

It was a busy Monday night for the Transylvania County Board of Education as one member departed, one came on board, and members heard the results of a recent interest inventory on... — Updated 12/19/2012


Bright Lights

The Santa Claus in front of O.P. Taylor’s in downtown Brevard looks across the intersection of Broad and Main streets to the brightly lit county courthouse. (Times photo by Eric... — Updated 12/19/2012

 By Bill Harrah    Lifestyles

Sharing House Views ‘Perfect Storm’ In 2013

Sharply lower donations, continued gloom for new jobs and expected cuts in funding for food stamps and Medicaid are coming together to form a “perfect storm” that threatens to devastate Sharing House’s aid to needy... — Updated 12/19/2012

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

School Board Now Accepting Applications — Brevard NC

With the resignation of Chris Whitmire from the Transylvania County Board of Education, there will be one open spot on the board. The board will field letters of interest from the public for those interested to serve the remainder... — Updated 12/19/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Brevard Octopus Garden Searched — Brevard NC

It was not business as usual at the Octopus Garden Monday. The business, which specializes in tobacco-related supplies and products at its 210 Rosman Highway location in Brevard, was searched Monday afternoon in an operation led... — Updated 12/19/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Sheriff: Student Safety A Priority — Brevard NC

In the wake of last week’s deadly school shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut, Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney said school safety continues to be one of his office’s top priorities. “It’s always on the... — Updated 12/19/2012


Deputies Patrol County

This is in response to J.R. Shull’s letter concerning no sheriff’s service in Lake Toxaway area. I have been a member of Sheriff Mahoney’s advisory board since its conception six years ago, and a volunteer in the VIP program... — Updated 12/19/2012

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

School Officials Assess Security Measures — Brevard NC

In the aftermath of last week’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., local schools are taking a look at their safety procedures to ensure every precaution is being taken to prevent such a tragedy from... — Updated 12/19/2012


The Root Of The Problem

With the unbelievable loss of lives of children and educators in Connecticut last week the seemingly apparent enemy are guns. Yet, a look back as far as the Columbine massacre, it really is a cultural issue. There has been a... — Updated 12/19/2012


Legal Notices For 12-20-12



Violating The Constitution

Why, in violation of the Constitution, has Rosman allowed a local church to present a live Nativity scene on public property? What local official is responsible for enforcing the law of the land in this situation? Ned Steadman... — Updated 12/19/2012


Who Are They?

Who are they? Are you one of them? Why are they taking God out of our country, out of our schools, off our highways and anywhere else they can? They took prayer out of our schools. Now our children are being killed. They stopped... — Updated 12/19/2012


Another 2012 Tax Tip

In Jason Alderman’s article of Dec. 17 entitled “Last-Minute Ways to Trim Your Taxes for 2012,” he left out one important point in his discussion of charitable contributions. While it is true that leveraging such... — Updated 12/19/2012


More Great Work

To Jeff Bryson, Cindy and employees at Bryson Carpet in Brevard, I want to thank all of them for the really nice, neat, clean, actually perfect work they did with my mother’s home flooring needs. With a person with limited... — Updated 12/19/2012


Time To Act

“It’s time to move beyond rhetoric. We need to sit down and have a common-sense discussion and move in a reasonable way. Every child should have a safe place in their life.” -Joe Manchin, Democratic Sen. From West Virginia... — Updated 12/19/2012


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Amazing Grace Baptist Amazing Grace Baptist Church will host the children’s Christmas play Dec. 23. The church is located on Otto Alexander Road off Island Ford Road. Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Brevard-Davidson River Pre... — Updated 12/19/2012


Dixie Jane Lane

Dixie Jane Lane, of Decatur, Ga., died Dec. 11, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Curtis Lane; sister, Vera Stinson; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul... — Updated 12/19/2012


Randall Vaughn Buford

Randall Vaughn Buford, 21, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Friday, Dec 14, 2012, while serving in 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Camp Lejeune, N.C. He served in Afghanistan from... — Updated 12/19/2012


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