Articles from the December 30, 2013 edition

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Lovestruck Suckers Bring Unique Blend Of Classical Music, Folk, And Rock To Brevard – Brevard NC

With Silas Durocher (of The Get Right Band) on vocals and guitar supported by a soulful string trio of Mariya Potapova (violin), Kara Poorbaugh (viola), and Franklin Keel (cello),... — Updated 12/30/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Law Enforcement Looking For Hit-And-Run Suspect - Brevard NC

Local law enforcement officders are on the search for Scott McCombs, the man charged in the hit-and-run killing of Transylvania County resident Jerry Morgan last December, after... — Updated 12/30/2013


Citizen Power

A feeling of celebration was in the air May 8 as a "Freedom Walk" was held to mark the 50 years since Brevard High School was integrated. Transylvania County was the first county... — Updated 12/30/2013


Fairness And Equality Are Not The Same

Many students require educational support to be successful in school, and these educational supports are part of differentiated education. Fairness and equality are not always the same thing, and teachers who differentiate are... — Updated 12/30/2013 Full story


An Unusual Year

2013 was a fairly unusual year for Transylvania County. Probably the biggest story of the year was the proposed biomass plant in Penrose. Shortly after plans for the plant were announced, hundreds of residents attended numerous... — Updated 12/30/2013


BES Student Holds Food Drive

Madelyn Foster, a fifth grader at Brevard Elementary School, held a food drive at her school, collecting nearly 1,000 lbs. of food. She and her mother, Michelle Foster, delivered... — Updated 12/30/2013 Full story


Caldwell Street Was Town's Main Route

Originally the town of Brevard consisted of 50 acres. There was a town square for public use with four small lots on each the east and west sides. Main Street was laid out running... — Updated 12/30/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Changes To State Tax Laws Begin On Jan. 1-Brevard NC

North Carolina will see changes to several state laws in 2014, including changes to tax law and laws relating to election spending and transparency. As of Jan. 1, 2014, personal state income taxes, which currently range from 6 to... — Updated 12/30/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Group: Work Not Finished - Brevard NC

After organizing in opposition to a proposed biomass project in Penrose, members of People For Clean Mountains say their work is not yet complete. “The first goal of People For Clean Mountains was to stop the biomass burner,... — Updated 12/30/2013


Rev. W. Don Waters

Rev. William Donald (Don) Waters, 68, of Cleveland, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at his home. Rev. Waters was a U.S. Army 11th ACR veteran of Vietnam and Pastor of Carson’s Creek... — Updated 12/30/2013 Full story


Myrtle A. Light

Myrtle A. Light, 89, of Brevard passed away Dec. 24, 2013 at her home. Services will be announced. To leave a condolence for the Light family, visit “obituaries” at www.moore Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Services... — Updated 12/30/2013 Full story


Lucille Nix Garren

Lucille Nix Garren, born Aug. 25, 1926 in Canton, N.C. to Nettie Heaton and John Henry Nix, passed away Dec. 27, 2013 following a brave fight with cancer. After growing up in... — Updated 12/30/2013 Full story


James Cooper Rickards III

James Cooper Rickards III, 68, of Kernersville, N.C. died last Monday at home. He grew up in Brevard, graduated in 1963 from Brevard Senior High School and earned a bachelors degree of fine arts at UNCG, class of 1968. He enjoyed... — Updated 12/30/2013 Full story


Van West Flynn

Van West Flynn, 80, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Transylvania Regional Hospital after an extended illness. He was born in Marshall, N.C. to the late John T. Sr. and Doris West Flynn. He was also preceded in death by... — Updated 12/30/2013 Full story


Jean-Patrick Besnier "Pat" Declert

Jean-Patrick Besnier Declert, 69, of Pisgah Forest passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. A native of Le Mans, France, he was the son of the late Albert and Jacqueline Rochefort... — Updated 12/30/2013 Full story


William Allen Byrd Jr.

William Allen Byrd, Jr., 88, of Brevard passed away Dec. 23, 2013. Born June 21, 1925 in Harnett County, N.C. and raised in Durham, he moved to Coral Gables, Fla. in 1939 and attended Ponce de Leon High School. He is survived by... — Updated 12/30/2013 Full story


Olene Kenneth (O.K.) Bryson

Olene Kenneth (O.K.) Bryson, 86, of Brevard passed away Dec. 28, 2013. He was born Nov. 3, 1927 in Henderson County to the late Ronald and Welosa Lusk Bryson. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth... — Updated 12/30/2013 Full story


Legal Notices for Dec 30, 2013

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF B. STEVENS ZEIGLER State of North Carolina, County of Transylvania In the General Court of Justice Superior Court Division File Number 13-E-369 All persons, firms and corporations having claims... — Updated 12/30/2013 Full story


Births In Transylvania

Kaylee Ann Stanley Danielle Kerr and Anthony Stanley, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Ann Stanley, born Dec. 23, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 7 pounds, 14... — Updated 12/30/2013


TRH Nurse Receives National Quality Certification – Brevard NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that Lisa Stephenson, RN, has received certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a... — Updated 12/30/2013


Already Taking Leadership Role

I applaud Ann Hollingsworth in her appeal to help the owner of Rice’s Woodworking. That is one of the signs of true leadership. We Americans are quick to lend a hand to those overseas who misfortune falls upon, but here at home... — Updated 12/30/2013


TVS And UWTC Partner To Benefit Community At Large – Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) and Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS) have developed a more than mutually beneficial relationship. Their teamwork benefits the entire... — Updated 12/30/2013


Housing For Teachers

In a recent letter to the editor, Jim Wilson’s assumption that tax dollars would be used to develop teacher housing is mostly in error. The Community Land Trust is working to acquire a private interest-free loan for BHS and... — Updated 12/30/2013


Affordable Care Act Faces Challenges

Did President Obama break the law concerning promises and changes to The Affordable Care Act, or can the president arbitrarily change mandates without congressional approval? Opponents of the ACA believe Title 18, Part 1, has been... — Updated 12/30/2013


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