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Separating War And Warriors

“War is mankind’s most tragic and stupid folly; to seek or advise its deliberate provocation is a black crime against all men. Though you follow the trade of the warrior, you do so in the spirit of Washington — not of Genghis Khan.” –...

 

Concerned About Board Proposal

I have major concerns regarding Mr. Whitmire’s proposal to change the election of Transylvania Board of Education members to a partisan basis. Indoctrination could subtlety be introduced in some classes as education by a minority of our citizens....

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 30, 2016

Academy Declines To Renew Director's Contract - Brevard NC

In a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors voted unanimously not to renew the contract of director Barbara Grimm for the next...

 

Morgan Would Be Outstanding Justice

I know that many of us are already tired of politics and political campaigns. Yet, we have learned over the past few years how important court decisions are in all North Carolinians’ lives when actions of the General Assembly are challenged in the...

 

County Workers Reveal Safety Concerns -Brevard NC

The majority of Transylvania County government employees said they feel safe while working but are concerned about possible safety and security issues involving angry citizens. This was among the feedback from county government employees who took...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    May 30, 2016

Council Backs Funding Firehouse At Night - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council will provide funds to the West Main Street firehouse to be manned between 5 p.m. and midnight as a temporary move while the county finishes its emergency services study. The council recommended the move during its budget...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    May 30, 2016

'Lost' Taco Truck Found - Brevard NC

What law enforcement officials originally called a theft of a taco truck in Pisgah Forest turned out to be a financial dispute between two parties. According to Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter with the...

 

No Evidence To Support Claim

When Charles Brendle cites a resource, I find it useful to scope out its author, to assess whether the presentation is likely to be relatively neutral. In his letter of May 23, Brendle cites a work, “Clinton Cash,” by Peter Schweizer who just hap...

 

Partisanship Has Halted America

Thank you very much for the passionate editorial regarding N.C. House Bill 1133 which appeared in the May 23, 2016 issue. It saved me an equally passionate Letter to the Editor, which would bemoan what seems to be Rep. Whitmire’s parting shot as...

 

Brevard Water Cost

I do not usually complain unless I think something is egregious enough to warrant making an issue. My understanding is that city administration has proposed an increase $7.50 on a monthly $27.30 water/sewer bill. This amounts to a 27.5 percent fee...

 

Book Based On Fabrication

In his letter of May 23, Charles Brendle urges readers of The Transylvania Times to watch the forthcoming documentary based on Peter Schweizer’s book “Clinton Cash,” which purports to show the “highly questionable (if not illegal) practices...

 

The Center Ring

“Ladies and gentlemen, let me direct your attention to the center ring!” The North Carolina State Legislature, in the spirit of what has become a national embarrassment, HB2, has said it will not repeal HB2 until Charlotte first throws out its...

 

Legal Notices for May 30, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA CREDITORS’ NOTICE   Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Carl J. Atkins, deceased, of the County of Transylvania, State of North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and... Full story

 

Christina Marie Dinardo Fisher

Christina Marie Dinardo Fisher, 30, of Hendersonville, passed into God's loving arms Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at her residence following a courageous four-year battle with cancer. Born in Transylvania C...

 

Teri Styles Pederson Rutherford

Teri Styles Pederson Rutherford, 68, most recently of Hamilton, Mont., died May 23, 2016. Born and raised in Hinsdale, Ill., she moved to Palm Beach County in 1981 and lived there until 2001. After...

 

Claude Thomas Wilmoth Sr.

Claude Thomas Wilmoth Sr., 82, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016. He was born in Wilkes County, N.C. to the late Robert Thomas and Josephine Luffman Wilmoth. In addition to his parents,...

 

Memorial Day

Members of the local Color Guard stand at attention Saturday during the Memorial Day ceremony at the courthouse. Members of the public and other veterans pause to remember the sacrifices of those in...

 

Western Carolina Community Action Hosts 'Field Day' – Brevard NC

Oscar Bautista, Alexis Guerrero and Osbaldo Guerrero eat lunch after an action packed morning at the Western Carolina Community Action field day last week in Brevard. (Times photos by Kevin...

 

Scenes From The 13th Annual White Squirrel Festival – Brevard NC

Festival Fun The three-day White Squirrel Festival in downtown Brevard was another big hit, including music, such as Davidson River Taiko , appearances by wildlife rehabilitator Jennifer Burgin and...

 

Squirrel Box Derby Returns For The 13th Annual White Squirrel Festival – Brevard NC

Coordinated by Transylvania County Schools, the White Squirrel Derby returned to the White Squirrel Festival this year. This year's new, one-day format gave participants the chance to race down...

 

In Tribute

Members of the Transylvania Garden Club placed this patriotic bow on the Blue Star Memorial Highway marker at the intersection of Broad and Caldwell streets in Brevard. (Times photo by Kevin...

 

Nutty Friends

Sandy B. McNutt and Judy Pierce were proving last week that grey and white squirrels can live in harmony. (Times photo by Park Baker)...

 

Tenor Blake Ellege Opens Community Band Season – Brevard NC

The Brevard Community Band's first 2016 concert will feature music from Bach to the Beatles, Blues and more. The concert, directed by Jamie Hafner, will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 5, at Straus...

 
 By Bradley Tyler    Arts    May 30, 2016

BLT's Latest Comedy Pulses With Laughter – Brevard NC

When life gets messy, it may be a slob who helps you clean it up. That's the lesson Florence Unger learns from her roommate Olive Madison in Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple (Female Version)," opening...

 

Pacetti To Play Saturday

Sam Pacetti, a finger-style guitarist from St. Augustine, Fla., will be performing at the Unitarian Universalist of Transylvania County Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m. (Courtesy photo)...

 

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