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Legal Notices for May 26, 2014

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Charles Nathan Thompson, deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate... Full story

 

Filing For Board Of Education Begins Monday-Brevard NC

Filing for the Nov. 4 election for two seats on the Transylvania County Board of Education begins Monday. The four-year terms of Sue Fox and Mike Rogers are expiring. Filing begins at noon, June 2,...

 

16 Highway Fatalities Reported Statewide Over Memorial Day Weekend-Brevard NC

The Highway Patrol announced a preliminary number of 16 motorists who died on North Carolina highways during the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday weekend officially began at 6 p.m. on Friday, May...

 

Births In Transylvania

Amelia June Merrill Richard P. and Megan Capps Merrill, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia June Merrill, born May 21, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 8 pounds, and was 21 inches...

 

Douglas "Doug" C. Boenau

Douglas “Doug” C. Boenau, 79, of Hendersonville, passed away peacefully Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Elizabeth House with his family by his side. He was the son of the late Arthur and Elizabeth Dykeman Boenau, of Flushing, N.Y. He was a graduate...

 

Jess Bailey Cheatham Jr.

Jess Bailey Cheatham Jr., 87, passed away May 21, 2014. A native of Toccoa, Ga., he was the husband of Elizabeth Blain Cheatham, of Pisgah Forest, and the son of Jess B. and Irene Johnson Cheatham....

 

Samuel "Sam" Warren Miller

Samuel “Sam” Warren Miller, 89, of Greenville, S.C., formerly of Mobile, Ala., passed away May 20, 2014, at Brian Center in Brevard. He was born in Mobile to the late Grayson and Marion Brown Miller. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after...

 

James Ross "Jim" Potter

James Ross “Jim” Potter, of Brevard, left this life peacefully Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his home in Connestee Falls, after battling cancer for nearly two years. His wife, Judy, and daughter, Julie, were with him when he died. He was born March...

 

Ruby Catherine Shepard Reynolds

Ruby Catherine Shepard Reynolds, 88, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014. Born in Clover, S.C., she lived most of her life in Brevard. She was the daughter of the late Samuel A. and Minnie Charlotte Page Shepard, and was the wife of the late Roy Lee...

 

Disgraceful

The recent allegations of scandalous behavior at the Department of Veterans Affairs are the latest in a long line of mistreatment of our veterans. After the Vietnam War, the VA stonewalled on the seriousness of the effect of Agent Orange on veterans...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    May 26, 2014

Lack Of 'Product' Hinders County's Economy - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Product Development Task Force delivered its final report last Wednesday highlighting the county’s lack of available facilities, the need for expanded infrastructure and the obstacles facing economic development. The...

 

Save Our Golf Course

The quotes by Mr. Leder regarding Glen Cannon Country Club, in the May 19 edition of The Times are filled with inaccuracies. Perhaps in the future if Mr. Leder wishes to speak on behalf of the club, he will call someone like myself, a member and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 26, 2014

Human Relations Council Discussed-Brevard NC

Brevard City Council’s recent decision to remove its involvement in the Human Relations Council (HRC) was not based on the assumption that intolerance or racism no longer exists in the community. During its regular meeting last week, council...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 26, 2014

Sewer Program Going Ahead - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council’s decision last week for staff to develop and implement a sewer pretreatment program comes at a time the state may soon start fining the city for noncompliance and the Environmental Protection Agency has placed it on a...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 26, 2014

Popular Trail Receiving Makeover - Brevard NC

Lower Black Mountain Trail, located adjacent to the parking lot just before the Pisgah Forest ranger station, is getting a makeover, and the public is being asked to lend a hand. Due to record...

 

Support Healthy Living Center

I was very disappointed with the news in The Transylvania Times May 1, 2014 edition, that the hospital was dropping plans for a Wellness Center. However, Bob Bednarek’s article in the May 19, edition of The Transylvania Times restored my faith,...

 

Ask Us

When consultant Jeanette Goldsmith issued her report on the county’s economic development status last year, she stated “The organizations involved in economic development throughout the county are fractious and do not work together in a...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 26, 2014

School Board Approves Property Annexation - Brevard

The Transylvania County Board of Education voted unanimously last week to begin the annexation process of the property across the street from Brevard High School and deed it to the city of Brevard. The board will have to submit an application to the...

 

Amazing Support

Brevard continues to amaze me with the community support in such a small town. Recently I participated in a crockpot class put on by N.C. State University Cooperative Extension, Sharing House, and the Lutheran Church. Sara Freeman instructed the...

 

The Phoenix Brevard

The Phoenix has indeed risen from ashes. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised when we went to Sunday’s Blues Brunch. The owners and JJ, the manager, have resurrected The Phoenix into a wonderful restaurant. The music was great - the food...

 

When Were You Born?

I was born in New York City in 1940 during World War II. In elementary school we said The Pledge of Allegiance every morning before we went to our classes. My friends were refugees from many countries including Germany and Estonia. They were so happy...

 

BMS Musical Talent Amazes

Under the skillful leadership of director Rivers Smith, Friday’s “Middle School Artist’s Studio” concert treated parents and friends of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students with another inspiring display of group and individual musical...

 

Special People

The 30th of May 2013 my world came to a screeching halt. The day started out fine with Lee, my husband of 50 plus years, and I watching the morning news. Just before 7 a.m. he headed back to get washed up for breakfast, I heard a crash and went...

 

Both Parties Are Guilty

I agree with the general premise of the editorial, “Harming Justice, The Republic,” which appeared in the May 15 edition of the Times. The point the editor was making was that the two Supreme Court decisions dealing with financial contributions...

 

Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow Conference Informs Senior Citizens – Brevard NC

Members of the community from Brevard and Transylvania County gathered at the library Wednesday, May 21, to celebrate Older American’s Month at the “Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow” Conference. The event featured presentations about healthy...

 

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