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Legal Notices For May 25, 2015

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE: 15-E-128 NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOAN C. MORROW, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified as Executor of the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    May 25, 2015

Study Reports Heath Risks - Brevard NC

A recent study exploring the life expectancy and quality of life for newborns across all North Carolina counties shows children born in Transylvania County should live to an average age of 80, although health risks such as poverty and food...

 

More Money For Test Makers

Sometimes an apparent step in a new direction is actually several steps in the old direction. Take the State Board of Education’s (SBE) recent proposals to reduce “high-stakes testing” by eliminating end-of-grade and end-of-course tests....

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 25, 2015

Selective Thinning Focus Of Timber Harvest - Brevard NC

An 88-acre timber harvest is currently being conducted in DuPont State Recreational Forest. The harvest, per the DuPont Land Use Management Plan, requires that special equipment be used in a “selective thinning,” where loggers and forest...

 

Cut-Through Traffic

We live on Wilson Drive. It is very narrow. At points it is almost too narrow for two cars without one pulling over. We do not have sidewalks, but we do have pedestrian traffic. People walking dogs and people using walkers and electric wheel chairs...

 

Edward Becker

Edward Becker, 85 of Brevard, passed away May 14, 2015. Born June 19, 1929, in Hellertown, Pa., he was the son of the late Martin and Julia Becker. His sisters, Jo and Marie, also predeceased him. He...

 

Rebecca Weathers Doe

Rebecca Weathers Doe, 75, of Sapphire, died May 16, 2015. A native of Charlotte, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Sumter Calhoun and Gwendolyn Julia Greene Weathers. Born and raised in Charlotte, she attended Randolph-Macon Women’s College...

 

Jean Call Eckhardt

Jean Call Eckhardt passed away in her home at the Rice Estates in Columbia, S.C. Monday, May 18, 2015, at the age of 95. Born Aug. 28, 1919, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., she was a graduate of William Smith College. Prior to marriage, she worked as an acco...

 

Wilkie B. Robinson

Wilkie B. Robinson, born in Brevard, the youngest and last of 10 children of Ella and Issie Bailey, went to Glory May 16, 2015. Her siblings were Chappell Bailey, Flora Bailey Aiken, Victoria Bailey...

 

Galloways To Celebrate 25 Years

Ernest and Sheila Galloway, of Brevard, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary May 26, 2015. They have three children, Lauren Galloway, Brianna Galloway, and Hunter Galloway, all of...

 
 By Carol Roth    Lifestyles    May 25, 2015

Good Plants Can Come In Smaller Sizes

As you drive around Brevard and the county, have you noticed the many otherwise wonderful shrubs that are overgrown and now block windows and walkways? Or how many large trees have been butchered...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 25, 2015

BA Test Scores Improve - Brevard

This year’s end-of-grade test scores at Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy were generally higher than last year’s scores. Reading scores and math scores improved in four of the six grades. Students who score a three, four or five on...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    May 25, 2015

Opposing Sides Square Off At White Squirrel Festival - Brevard NC

Members of a group of religious demonstrators were at the center of a heated debate Saturday afternoon during the White Squirrel Festival. Although there were only a handful of demonstrators, their...

 

Reunion Slated June 7

The annual Miller Reunion will be held Sunday, June 7, at the Quebec Community Center. The doors will open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Any family and friends of the late Gideon Miller and Mary Ann Henderson Miller are welcome...

 

Memorial Day

The traditional laying of wreaths was conducted Saturday at the memorial on the grounds of the Transylvania County Courthouse. Veterans laid their hands on the memorial in tribute to those county...

 

Building Facades Change Through The Years

Comparing an early 1920s photograph of the buildings on the west side of South Broad Street with photos from 1940, 1968 and 2003 shows how the facades of the buildings have changed through the years....

 

Local United Way Sponsors Tiny House Rally – Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will sponsor a Tiny House Initiative for Brevard Rally Thursday, June 18, from 3 until 6 p.m., at the Transylvania County Public Library. Admission is free. Th...

 

Pool Preparation

Workers at Franklin Park Pool conducted tests before the pool opened over the weekend. To the left, Patricia Hawkins tests they pool's pH level while, above, Stacey Rollins tests the water's...

 

Megan Shepherd To Sign Her Newest Book – Brevard NC

A book launch for Megan Shepherd's new novel, "The Cage," will be held at Highland Books on Tuesday, May 26 at 4 p.m. This is Shepherd's fourth young adult novel, and it is the first in a new science...

 

Microbes Are Key In Determining Health

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Barker, Clive. “The Scarlet Gospels.” Clive Barker fans have been waiting for years for his third installation in this epic battle of good versus evil. The...

 

Rosman High School Presents 'Grease' May 29-30 – Rosman NC

Rosman High School’s Fine Arts Department will present “Grease” written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French. The production will run May 29 and 30 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the high school...

 

Brevard Blues N' BBQ Festival Seeks 15 Cooks For Barbecue Competition

The Brevard Blues N’ BBQ Festival has announced the 2015 Barbecue Competition. The competition will be held Saturday, June 6, at the Brevard Music Center in conjunction with the music festival. Space is available for 15 competitors and all are...

 

Deyman Takes First Place – Pisgah Forest NC

Fourteen-year-old Iris Dreyman of Pisgah Forest recently took first place honors in the Teen Vocal competition at the Heritage Alive! Mountain Youth Talent Contest at the Bluegrass Festival held in Stecoah, N.C. This is the second year for the...

 

Mary Richmond Joins Local United Way Staff – Brevard NC

Mary Richmond is the new Resource Development Director at United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC). Richmond comes to United Way with a strong background in business and community service. "We are...

 

Cheerleading

Ashley Smith, a senior of Concord First Assembly Academy Varsity Cheerleading team, will receive a scholarship to be a member of the 2015-2016 Stetson University Coed Cheerleading Team in Deland,...

 

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