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Legal Notices For May 28, 2015

CREDITOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrators of the Estate of Nelson Van Watkins, deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the... Full story

 

Right Move To Division III

The Brevard College Board of Directors made the right decision when they decided to move from NCAA Division II to Division III. The reclassification could help the college in several ways. First, the decision could be beneficial athletically....

 

Issues

For those who are interested in letters to the editor, allow me to remind you that letters demonizing, vilifying, and constantly seeking flaws in Hillary Clinton’s personality are no more than desperate attempts to avoid the real issues facing our...

 

Raise Wages

I noticed with despair the job ad for a Brevard police telecomm officer. Hiring wage is $28,000 a year. According to the U.S. Government Occupational Outlook website the 2012 annual median wage for this job was $36,000. The job requirements and...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church for worship this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. The message will be “Delivered from Debt – Adopted by Grace” by Keith Thompson. The worship music will be provid...

 

Local Seniors Attend Salvation Army Camp – Brevard NC

In virtually every city and town where there is a Salvation Army around the world (126 countries) the Army has community based programs for older people. The Community Care Ministry visits every older person in senior convalescent centers and rehab...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    May 28, 2015

County Manager Proposes No Tax Increase - Brevard NC

Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter presented her recommended FY2015-16 budget, which included no tax increase and a reduction of the county’s fund balance appropriation, at the regular county commissioners’ meeting Tuesday night. Before...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 28, 2015

Forest Entrance To See Changes - Brevard NC

Big changes near the entrance to Pisgah National Forest are underway, with the relocation of The Hub at Backcountry Outdoors and a new "eco-village" planned on the 65-acre property behind Walmart....

 

Top Local Educators Recognized - Brevard NC

Jennifer Sensabaugh, reading enrichment teacher at Brevard Middle School, was named district "Teacher of the Year" during a recent ceremony at the library. Transylvania County Schools (TCS) awarded...

 

Supreme Court Hears Young Case - Brevare NC

North Carolina’s highest court is considering whether former Brevard resident Jason Young, who was convicted of killing his pregnant wife, should get a new trial. The state Supreme Court heard arguments last week in the case. According to The...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 28, 2015

Public Gives Input On Proposed Zoning Changes - Brevard NC

Proposed zoning changes in Brevard's Railroad Avenue neighborhood would allow for greater residential density and create a new zoning district. A public hearing (see below) about the proposed changes...

 

NCDMV Begins New Single License Plate Sticker Registrations

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing single license plate stickers for vehicles getting their registration renewed. The change is now in effect today. Changing from the current dual sticker setup to a single sticker will result in...

 

Special Ceremony Held During Memorial Day – Brevard NC

Veterans and civilians gathered on Memorial Day at the Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory on Hendersonville Highway. Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris read an anedcote, prayers were recited and different members...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Features    May 28, 2015

Blue Shiraz Generates Smiles, Raises Money – Connestee Falls NC

There aren't many places where you can go to hear music from composers such as Irving Berlin or Cole Porter, but a local duo has taken their love for the Tin Pan Alley standards of the early 1900s and...

 

4-H'ers Learn The Secrets Of Making Bread – Brevard NC

Over the past year, middle school students have been meeting once a month after school in the Cooperative Extension Service kitchen to cook with their 4-H club leaders Sara Freeman and Terri Trimble....

 

Ronald Larry Gaddy Sr.

Ronald Larry Gaddy Sr., 65, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Clyde...

 

Elizabeth Marie Finck Leibfried

Leibfried passed away May 15, 2015, at the age of 89. Born Nov. 6 1925, she moved to Brevard when she was 12 years old with her mother Elizabeth L. Finck and Herbert F. Finck, who moved from New...

 

Ruby Pruitt Thomas

Ruby Pruitt Thomas, 86, of Brevard, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Oaks of Brevard. A member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Grady and Myrtle Blythe Pruitt. She was the wife of the late Arthur...

 

Encompass Advisors To Offer Free Workshops On Social Security, Dementia And Pet Care – Brevard NC

Encompass Advisors of Brevard will offer a series of “Workshops That Work” — delivering practical insight on Social Security, dementia and long term pet care. These free workshops will be offered this summer at the Unitarian Universalists...

 

Historical Society Kicks Off Speaker Series

Transylvania County Historical Society's Sunday Front Porch Speaker Series at the Allison-Deaver House got off to a good start with Keith Parker's presentation on the Cherokee Legacy. Yvonne...

 

SAFE Volunteer Retires After 14 Years – Brevard NC

After almost 14 years at SAFE's Attic, beloved SAFE Volunteer Coordinator Mary Price is retiring. Her last official day of work will be Thursday, June 11. People are invited to stop by SAFE's Attic be...

 

Humane Society To Host Vaccine Clinic – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Humane Society will sponsor a low-cost vaccination clinic for cats and dogs Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. The clinic is held at the back door (lower level) of the Humane Society Thrift Shop at 84 East Main Street. No...

 

Orthopedic Surgeon Talks Rotator Cuffs – Brevard NC

Most rotator cuff tears are the result of overuse of shoulder muscles and tendons over a period of years, but patients also frequently report recurrent shoulder pain for several months and a specific...

 

Work Continues On The Windows Of Silvermont – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Historical Society, in cooperation with the Silvermont Centennial Committee and Transylvania County, continues the effort to repair and refinish the 75 solid oak windows of...

 

New Summer Day Camp Offered – Brevard NC

T-Recs Summer Day Camp will be held June 15-19 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.. This camp for eight to 12-year-olds will be held at the Transylvania County Activity Center on Ecusta Road. There will be sports, arts and crafts, outdoor activities and more....

 

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