Articles from the February 16, 2017 edition

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Freddie Whitman's Rosman High Football Coach Tenure Ended-Rosman, NC

Rosman High School announced Thursday that a search has begun for a head football coach for the 2017 season, as Freddie Whitman is ending his coaching tenure with the team. Alan Justice, athletic...

 

Legal Notices for February 16, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 14 JA 43 In Re Juvenile: Burnette, K. D/O/B: 05/28/2006 To: Denna Owen Burgess, Transylvania County, NC.  Take notice that a petition seeking... Full story

 

Henson Files Bill To Make School Board Elections Non-Partisan Again-Brevard NC

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson filed a bill (HB 127) Thursday that, if approved, would return Transylvania County Board of Education elections to non-partisan. Last year, Henson's predecessor in District 113,...

 

Repeal HB2

This week the NBA All-Star game is being played in New Orleans. It was to be played in Charlotte, but the NBA moved the event due to the passage of House Bill 2 last year. HB2 has cost the state millions of dollars due to lost sporting events, and...

 

Freedom Of Speech

As a young boy at age 10, I sold the Saturday Evening Post door-to-door in my neighborhood in Chicago. The Post back in the 1940’s had the largest circulation of any magazine in the United States. I dare say there are few, if any millennials, and p...

 

Guardrails Needed

While replacing guard rails on Highway 276 may be good, may I suggest that guardrails be placed on the Asheville Highway to separate the walking - bike paths from the highway. They are especially needed in the area from Pisgah Heights to Hospital...

 

Trump Is Doing An Excellent Job

The Jan. 30 issue of The Transylvania Times had two letters which were very critical of our new president without being very specific. I would just like to say that there are some of us who see things differently. President Trump first showed some le...

 

Examine Ties To Russia

Why is it the deeper we get in the Trump administration the closer we get to Russia and its leading KGB thug? Ethics, especially truth, seems to be a foreign concept from the White House to the cabinet to the lackeys surrounding the president. It is...

 

Mickey Mouse Lamp Post

I was very disappointed on the morning of Feb. 10 when I realized that someone had stolen my Mickey Mouse Lamp post that was tied to two trees out in my yard. I decorate my yard so people can enjoy the lights of the different seasons. Many look...

 

Church Activites – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, Feb. 19, Keith Thompson will be preaching a sermon entitled, “Listening to Jesus: Enemies.” Special music will be provided by the Chancel Choir at the 11 a.m. service and by Jacolyn Campbell,...

 

News Of Organizations

Boyd Democrats Democrats in the Boyd precinct will have their annual precinct meeting on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon at the North Transylvania Fire Department. For more information, contact Ray Byraum at 877-6509. Pisgah Forest Rotary...

 

Richard R. (Dick) Millar

On Feb. 8, 2017, heaven gained another angel when Richard R. (Dick) Millar passed away unexpectedly at his home in Brevard. He was born in 1933 in Milwaukee, Wis., to Roy C. and Ilsa Millar. He...

 

William Rector Hall

William Rector Hall, 91, of Brevard, died Satur-day, Feb. 11, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Oscar Hall and Dovie Riddle Hall Warren and was the husband of the late Opalee Chapman Hall. He was also preceded in...

 

Elizabeth Buckner Gash

Longtime Brevard resident, Elizabeth Buckner Gash, died Sunday morning, Feb. 12, 2017. A complete obituary with service information will follow at a later date....

 

Ex-Tax Official Indicted – Brevard NC

Annette Raines, the county's former tax administrator, has been indicted for felony embezzlement, according to District Attorney Greg Newman. A grand jury handed down the indictment, which is a class...

 

Board Changes Meeting Schedule – Brevard NC

In March, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will start holding one of its two monthly meetings during the day. During their regular meeting Monday, a majority of commissioners voted to hold one meeting at 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday...

 

County To Get First Mental Health Kiosk – Brevard NC

Vaya Health will unveil its first MindKare Behavioral Health Kiosk on Friday in Transylvania County to increase awareness about common and treatable mental health conditions, to reduce stigma surrounding mental health and asking for help, and to...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 16, 2017

Discussion Held On College-Type Schedules – Brevard NC

During a recent Board of Education workshop, Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris presented it with some thoughts on running high school classes on a college schedule. “This is a springboard for discussion,” said McDaris. “Nothing is going to be...

 

Morning TV Show Coming To Brevard Friday – Brevard NC

Christine Scarpelli, a reporter with WSPA Channel 7 News in Spartanburg, S.C., will be reporting live throughout the morning this Friday in downtown Brevard. Her show is called “Daybreak Hometown Spotlight” and will air live from Brevard between...

 

HOB Recognizes Membership – Brevard NC

Joan VanOrman was presented with the President's Award at the Heart of Brevard's (HOB) annual meeting held at the DFR Room Monday evening. VanOrman owns Joan VanOrman Focused Marketing. "Since I...

 

AAUW Seeking Book Donations For Annual Sale – Brevard NC

Are you downsizing to a smaller home and have shelves of used books that need to go? Why not put them in one of the yellow boxes found in convenient locations around town? Your donation will help loca...

 

Charles Walker Band, Todd Greene To Perform – Brevard NC

Grounded in soul, the Charles Walker Band has been compared to Prince, Bruno Mars, The Brand New Heavys, and James Brown. The Milwaukee based band has refined their sound into Neo-Funk, a fusion of...

 

Brevard Women Help Stage Play For Domestic Violence Prevention – Brevard NC

"The Vagina Monologues," a play written by Eve Ensler, is based on interviews with over 200 women and will be held at The Orange Peel in Asheville on Feb. 25. The purpose of the play is to raise...

 

Library Receives $4,000 Kyler Grant To Expand Children's Collection – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library had an extra reason to celebrate this new year. In late December, the library was notified that they were selected to receive a $4,000 grant from the Dorothy Louise Kyler Foundation. Grant funds are to be used...

 

Mountain Sun Growing Into Middle School – Brevard NC

"Our middle school students will take ownership of their education as active participants in continuing to discover who they are as learners and as people," said executive director of Mountain Sun Com...

 

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