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A Look Back At Some Of 2012’s Top Stories – Transylvania County NC

Editor’s Note: The following is a look at some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2012. January • The Rev. David Joyce started his new job Jan. 1 as the next president of Brevard College.... — Updated 12/29/2012


Skate Park Should Be Private Venture

I recently read the articles regarding a free skate park in Brevard that were published in the Dec. 24 edition of The Transylvania Times, and I was worried with what I read. I do not have any issues with skateboarding itself. I... — Updated 12/29/2012


People Outweigh Gun Rights

In response to Mr. Bradford, Dec. 27. I was saddened by the deaths of all victims in Connecticut. I don’t condone the heinous act of the young man, but I don’t think of him as an “impotent, little, insignificant person.” Ju... — Updated 12/29/2012


Thank You For Saving My Life

I finally made it into the incident report: “Woman pulled out of Davidson River on Christmas Eve.” That is true, but I’d like to explain. I didn’t just fall into the river. My two dogs love walking in the woods. Bella, my... — Updated 12/29/2012


Living In A Paranoid World

Do the gun rights NRA supporters really truly believe their so-called “freedoms” outweigh the deaths by gun violence of 20 little kids? We are really living in a paranoid, trust-no-one world aren’t we, when we believe so... — Updated 12/29/2012


Skateboarding Is A Great Activity

My son has had a passion for skateboarding since he was two years old. He is now 15 and has skated parks from California to Florida. We have appreciated the unique design and community of each park. We have made friends all across... — Updated 12/29/2012


The Year Behind And Ahead

What is past is prologue.” -William Shakespeare While we might like to believe every day is a new day, there is also the undeniable link of past to present. Where we are headed in 2013 will be, in large part, predicated on what... — Updated 12/29/2012


Churches Collaborate For Christmas Dinner – Brevard NC

On Christmas day, 556 plus people enjoyed a delicious free dinner and Christian fellowship at the 15th Annual Community Christmas Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Welcomed... — Updated 12/29/2012


Our People, Our Past: Winter In Brevard

The 744-members of the Transylvania Genealogy Group send best wishes for a happy and prosperous new year to our devoted readers and lovers of history who have followed this column over the years. This week as we conclude another... — Updated 12/29/2012


James Matthew Ramsey

James Matthew Ramsey, 46, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Brian Center in Hendersonville. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late James and Esther Fisher Ramsey. He was a beloved friend and family... — Updated 12/29/2012


Glenn Darrell Wood

Glenn Darrell Wood, 69, of Sapphire, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. A native of Jackson County, he is the son of Mildred Boley Wood, of Tuckasegee, N.C., and the late Warren... — Updated 12/29/2012


Liston H. “L.H.” Hughey Jr.

Liston H. “L.H.” Hughey Jr., 66, of Sparta, Ga., passed away Dec. 26, 2012. Formerly of Brevard, he was a graduate of Brevard High School class of 1965. He was the son of the late Liston Hugh “Bill” Hughey and Gladys H.... — Updated 12/29/2012


William Leroy Rogers

William Leroy Rogers, 78, of Rosman, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at his residence. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late J. B. and Mildred Watkins Rogers. He was a veteran of the United States Navy... — Updated 12/29/2012


Marshall Vaughn Galloway

Marshall Vaughn Galloway, 88, passed away at his home Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Willie V. Galloway and Otha M. Anders Galloway. In addition to his wife, Coleen Galloway, he... — Updated 12/29/2012


Jerry Alfred Morgan

Jerry Alfred Morgan passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. His wife, Sue Morgan, who died in 2004, and a granddaughter, Chloe Sue Morgan, preceded him in death. He is a son of William... — Updated 12/29/2012


Law and Order – Transylvania County

Felony Arrests On Dec. 27, Harley Daniel Taylor, 25, of Brevard, was arrested and charged with one felony count of being a fugitive from justice. Taylor was wanted on outstanding warrants in Arkansas resulting from a charge of... — Updated 12/29/2012


Silvermont To Hold New Classes In January – Brevard NC

Silvermont will hold two new classes in January – Functional Stability and Balance and Ageless Grace Anti-Aging Exercises. Functional Stability & Balance Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m., Bill Bailey, a personal trainer who... — Updated 12/29/2012

 By Edwin Arnaudin    Arts

Desmelik And Rose Will Be At Songwriters Event

In the music business, as in most lines of work, connections are key to success. Dave Desmelik knows this fact well and has built a strong career through steady collaboration. As a... — Updated 12/29/2012


Full Moon Rising

A large halo surrounds the moon early Friday morning. According to the EarthSky (, the halos are caused by both refraction, or splitting of light, and also... — Updated 12/29/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

PARI Officials Sickened By Christmas Burglary - Brevard NC

A Christmas Eve heist of around $80,000 in electronics, science equipment and a large collection of rare meteorites from the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) near... — Updated 12/29/2012


Library Hosts Manifold Greatness Event In January – Brevard NC

“Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible,” a traveling panel exhibition currently on display at the Transylvania County Lib-rary, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King... — Updated 12/29/2012


State Sees Spike In Methamphetamine Labs In 2012 - Brevard NC

The number of clandestine methamphetamine labs across the state surged to record-breaking levels in 2012, with 444 labs discovered statewide, placing North Carolina among the top 10 meth producing states in the country. The... — Updated 12/29/2012


David Fox Steps Down As A Judge – Brevard NC

For 16 years, Judge David K. Fox presided over District Court cases in Transylvania, Henderson and Polk counties. Last Thursday, he presided from the judge’s bench of the Transylvania County courthouse for the last time as an... — Updated 12/29/2012

 By Eric Crews    News

Man Charged After Accident - Brevard NC

A Brevard man is facing two felony charges related to the fatal traffic accident on U.S. 64 Wednesday. Scott Jason McCombs, 36, is charged with failing to yield right of way in the traffic accident that claimed the life of Jerry... — Updated 12/29/2012


Legal Notices For 12-31-12

Haywood EMC is now accepting sealed bids on the following vehicles: Truck 39 - 2004 Ford F-150, White, 4x4, Regular cab, 4.6L, V-8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, 4-point strobe kit, utility cover, 132,318 miles. Truck 6 -... — Updated 12/29/2012


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