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Articles from the December 29, 2016 edition

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Brevard College Announces New Football Coach, Bill Khayat-Brevard, NC

Passion, pedigree and success are three key elements in the Tornados inking former National Football League tight end and Washington Redskins assistant coach Bill Khayat as the... — Updated 12/30/2016


Church Activites – Transylvania County

Brevard- Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, Jan 1, there will be only one worship service at 11 a.m. Keith Thompson will be preaching, and the Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper will be observed. Brevard Quakers Brevard Quakers... — Updated 12/30/2016


Rev. Roy A. Davenport

Rev. Roy A. Davenport, 76, of Brevard, passed into Christ’s glorious presence Dec. 27, 2016. A native of Bismarck, N.D., he was the son of the late Bernard Edward and Josephine Mary Woodland Davenport. In addition to his... — Updated 12/28/2016


Janice J. Lawter Owen

Janice J. Lawter Owen, 78, of Marietta, S.C., passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Frances Chastain Lawter. Her son, James Darryl Owen, br... — Updated 12/28/2016


Mitchell Morgan Macfie

Mitchell Morgan Macfie, 34, of Penrose, passed away Dec. 23, 2016. He is the son of John Ashe Macfie and the late Carol Bloxham Macfie. His grandparents, Spencer and Anita Macfie,... — Updated 12/28/2016


Florence Morgan Meece

Florence Morgan Meece, 87, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Alvin and Leathie Jones Morgan. Her brother, Charles M. Morgan, and her sister, Jennie Sue Hamilton, preceded her in... — Updated 12/28/2016


William K. "Pete" Hurt

William K. "Pete" Hurt, of Brevard, passed away peacefully Dec. 23, 2016, at the age of 81, in the beautiful mountains of Brevard. Born Aug. 27, 1935, in Orlando, Fla., he grew up... — Updated 12/28/2016


Jack H. Wright

Wright, Jack H., 82, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Lake Toxaway, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. Former member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Brevard, he was a Lifetime 32nd Degree Mason and... — Updated 12/28/2016


Chaplain William Clarence Hendon

Chaplain William Clarence Hendon, of Brevard, 68-year-old husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, child of the Most High God, planter and soul winner for his personal... — Updated 12/28/2016


Milton James Henderson

Milton James Henderson, 89, of Etowah, previously of Everglades City and Naples, Fla., passed away suddenly Dec. 20, 2016. He leaves his wife of 54 years, LuRae; his sons, Thomas and Scott; his daughters, Koni, Debbi, Wendy and... — Updated 12/28/2016


Jerry Eugene Ellis

Jerry Eugene Ellis, 67, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Dec. 24, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Thomas Henry and Blanche Bradford Ellis. In addition to his parents, his brother, Harold Ellis, also... — Updated 12/28/2016


Dennis David Ducker

In the pre-dawn hours of Christmas morning, 2016, Dennis David Ducker slipped peacefully from this life to the next. A native of Transylvania County, he was born May 16, 1946, to Sh... — Updated 12/28/2016


Herbert Curtis Chandler

Herbert Curtis Chandler, 88, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Luther and Eileen Davis Ch... — Updated 12/28/2016


Russell Wert Alexander

Russell Wert Alexander, 92, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Kingsbridge House. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Bert... — Updated 12/28/2016


Legal Notices for December 29,2016

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of ALEXANDER J. MUNT-EAN, late of Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina, the undersigned hereby notifies all persons, firms and corporations having claims... — Updated 12/28/2016 Full story


Bentley Claims Pigskin Title

It was a long season picking prep and college football games, but in the end Mandi Bentley emerged victorious as The Transylvania Times Pigskin Prognostication champion of 2016.... — Updated 12/28/2016


Tornado Student-Athletes Enjoy Holiday Hospitality – Brevard NC

Tornado Student-Athletes Enjoy Holiday Hospitality Christmas isn't a holiday meant to be spent alone and thanks to a local family a group of Brevard College athletes had a place to... — Updated 12/28/2016


Winter Market Begins At Transylvania Farmers' Market – Brevard NC

AA year-round market, the Transylvania Farmers’ Market switches to its winter hours this Saturday morning, Dec. 31, when the market will be open from 10 a.m. to noon. This smaller winter market is a great way to shop year-round... — Updated 12/28/2016


News Of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest For its Jan. 4 meeting, the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s speaker will be Jennifer Williams, a teacher at Brevard High School. Williams will talk about the exciting and powerful TIME program. The... — Updated 12/28/2016


The Concern Over HB2

I do not understand the concern over HB2. I was raised boys use men’s rooms, gals use women’s rooms. To allow some misguided soul access to women’s gym dressing rooms, bathrooms and showers simply because they “feel... — Updated 12/28/2016


Conclusions Based On Experience

Cora Niver’s letter “Trump Is For Himself” of Dec. 26, first I want to thank you for having most of my Dec. 12 letter “Give Trump A Chance” republished. Yes, I am concerned about the negative discourses to president... — Updated 12/28/2016


I Have Hope

For Michelle Obama to say “...what not having hope feels like” is very disconcerting. I have loads of hope: I hope I can keep my doctor. I hope I can keep my medical plan without it costing a fortune. I hope the... — Updated 12/28/2016


The Future Of Jobs

2016 is rapidly heading out the door, but it’s made for a huge wake, not only for the country, but the entire world. I’m afraid we will all be disoriented for a time by the fallout of 2016. Unlike many, I still believe... — Updated 12/28/2016


Henson Represents Future

Although our representative Cody Henson has barely finished the orientation week in N.C. State Senate, he has already shown through successful campaigning and desire to serve that under his leadership our communities will once... — Updated 12/28/2016


Dog Park Is A Good Idea

I am in favor of a municipal dog park for Transylvania County. Dogs (and their owners) need a safe place for “dogs to be dogs.” I suggest that the north side of Hap Simpson Park on Greenville Highway be considered for a dog... — Updated 12/28/2016


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