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Articles from the November 23, 2015 edition

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 By John Lanier    News    November 23, 2015

Board Hears Concerns Of 'Racial Bullying' – Brevard NC

Thursday night several students and parents told the Transylvania County Board of Education about their concerns and fears regarding racial bullying and intimidation at Brevard High School (BHS)....

 

Racial Tension

For the past several days, the focus of Brevard High School parents, students, teachers and administrators has been on racial tension within the school. At Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting students and parents expressed their...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 23, 2015

Schools, NAACP Address Racial Tensions - Brevard NC

Members of the Transylvania County School system and local NAACP have been trying to resolve racial incidents that have occurred at Brevard High School this fall. Those incidents have led to four...

 

Do Not Fear Refugees

I am deeply troubled at the xenophobia exhibited so freely by many of our politicians who hold high office. We are a nation of immigrants. We are, I trust, ashamed that we did not admit more Jews during World War II, saving them from the Nazi death...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    November 23, 2015

Police: Charges Involve 'Ethnic Intimidation' - Brevard NC

Four people are facing charges stemming from alleged ethnic threats being made at Brevard High School this past Tuesday and during an incident later that evening. Transylvania County Sheriff's deputies have charged a 15-year-old Brevard High School...

 

No Exceptions For SRO Deployment

In regards to the turmoil at Brevard High School after the Nov. 17 incident, The Transylvania Times online stated that Sheriff Mahoney pulled resource officers from Brevard Middle School and from Davidson River School as safety measures. I assume...

 

Sharing House Shares Blessings – Brevard NC

Dozens of local families this year are doing something most of them have only wished for: Christmas shopping for their children. These are families who live on razor-thin budgets that barely cover...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    November 23, 2015

Assault Charges Filed - Brevard NC

A Brevard man is facing a felony charge after allegedly strangling and punching a woman in the face. Corey R. Miller, 23, of 187 W. Jordan St., was charged with assault by strangulation, which is a felony, and assault on a female on Nov. 10....

 

A Big Shout Out

Sunday, Nov. 15 Brevard Youth Football’s Midgets team completed an undefeated season with a 34-20 victory over Madison in the Super Bowl played at Brevard High School. The first half looked to be touch and go, but after some tweaking by the...

 

Library Hosting Indentity Theft Prevention Class - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Library and OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling are joining forces to offer free financial education classes at the library. The classes are part of a nationwide initiative through the Consumer Financial Protection...

 

The Real Cost Of Courthouse

As of late, there has been much discussion about the need, cost and impact of a new versus a renovated courthouse. I am not for or against either option, as I will leave that to the citizens and the powers-that-be. I am, however, reminded of the last...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    November 23, 2015

Felony Charge Filed After 12-Pack Of Beer Stolen From House

Police say a Rosman woman broke into a Brevard residence and stole a 12 pack of beer and damaged the property doing so. Tracy P. Reese, 45, was charged with breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, both of which are felonies,...

 

Shameful Not To Accept Refugees

The Republican presidential candidates are a disgrace to our nation, resorting to shameless hate and fear-inciting rhetoric to build a case against allowing Syrian refugees into the United States. How un-American of them! Ben Carson wants to screen r...

 

True To Form

I don’t even know where to start in rebutting the letter by Mr. Rowe, so I won’t try. What I will say is that he is being true to form in taking statements out of context, attacking the messenger rather than intelligently debating the issues and...

 

Dianne W. Boyd

Diane W. Boyd, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date....

 

Bernard Grabowski

Bernard Grabowski passed away at his home in Brevard Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.  He was 75.  He was born Oct. 24, 1940, in Riverside, N.J. to Henry and Sophie (Salkowski) Grabowski.Graduated from...

 

Birdean Heatherly Fullbright

Birdean Heatherly Fullbright, 78, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Nov. 20, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Byrd and Tulen Massie Heatherly. In addition to her parents,...

 

LaVerne O. Grant

LaVerne Owen Grant, 88, of Easley, S.C., wife of the late Hubert Eugene Grant, passed away Friday Nov. 20, 2015. Born in Rosman in the Silversteen Community, she was the daughter of the late R.V. and...

 

Leon Munson Gravley

Leon M. “Pinky” Gravley, 78, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at Somers Hospice house in Sebring, Fla. He was born May 18, 1937, in Brevard to the late William and Mattie (Gillespie) Gravley and was a resident of the area...

 

Billy Albert Sharpe (Daddy)

Billy Albert Sharpe (Daddy), of Brevard, transitioned to his heavenly home Nov. 18, 2015, at his home in Charlotte, with his daughter, Angela, and his grandson, Jamal, holding his hand. He was born...

 

Charles Edward Russell Jr.

Charles Edward Russell Jr., 51, of Pisgah Forest, passed suddenly at his residence. He has gone home to be with the Lord. His surviving relatives are his mother, Dana Russell; son, Coleton Russell; sister, Teri Russell; niece, Lakota Henson;...

 

Davidson River Cemetery Accepts Fund – Pisgah Forest NC

The Davidson River Cemetery Fund is a nonprofit organization, which is managed by a board of directors, and funded entirely by private contributions. It was charted in 1976 for the restoration and beautification of this historical landmark. Family...

 

Readying For Run

Children of the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County practice their enthusiasm for competing in Brevard's 5-K Reindeer Run Dec. 5. They're enrolled in the Club's SMART girls and boys programs and meet weekly at Brevard Elementary...

 

Farmers Show Appreciation

Community members were thanked on Saturday at the Transylvania Farmers' Market during its annual customer appreciation day. Besides the regular fare, customers received discounts and gifts. (Times...

 

Salvation Army Rings In Holiday Season

Community Relations Coordinator Bill Bricker chats with folks during The Salvation Army's holiday open house in Brevard. Shoppers at Bi-Lo in Brevard reach into their pockets to give a little extra...

 

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