The Transylvania Times -

By Jeremiah Reed
Staff Writer 

Birthing Center's Closing Raises Questions About Birth Certificates - Brevard NC


Cindy Ownbey

The recent announcement that the Birthing Center at Transylvania Regional Hospital will be closing March 5 means some expectant parents must make other arrangements for their child's birth, but it has also raised some questions as to where parents need to go to secure a birth certificate.

As the Transylvania County Register of Deeds, Cindy Ownbey oversees various types of legal documents - from marriage certificates, death certificates, various real estate transactions to birth certificates.

A main component of her job involves providing copies of those documents to citizens.

State law r...

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