Articles from the May 8, 2017 edition

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 By Shannon Summit    News    May 8, 2017

College Graduates Have A Day To Remember - Brevard, NC

There are a handful of events that happen in a person's life that they are unlikely to forget. Graduation is one such event. On Saturday, 169 students and their families gathered for Brevard College's...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 8, 2017

Schools Eye Title 1 Changes - Brevard, NC

Changes to Title I federal programs could mean a reduction in funding and the provision of more services to private schools, the Transylvania County Board of Education was informed last Monday night. Audrey Reneau, director of curriculum and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 8, 2017

N.C. Rep Cody Henson Continues Work As Lawmaker

The Transylvania Times has periodically been updating the bills either sponsored or co-sponsored by Transylvania County's representatives in Raleigh, N.C. Rep. Cody Henson and N.C. Sen. Chuck...

 
 News    May 8, 2017

Festival Needs Volunteers - Brevard, NC

The Heart of Brevard is currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers for the upcoming White Squirrel Festival, which will be held during the Memorial Day weekend. The biggest need is for people at the Beer Garden check points. There will be double...

 

Building A Bridge Between Two Transylvanias - Brevard, NC

My recent visit to Romania, in the region of Transylvania, allowed me to discover that many of the same issues facing our community, Brevard, are the issues that my new friends in Bihor County,...

 

Legal Notices for May 8, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE The proposed budget of Vaya Health, formerly Smoky Mountain Center for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 will be presented to the governing Board on... Full story

 

HB 800 Bad For Education, Society

North Carolina House Bill 800 is not some innocuous legislation that makes a few changes to charter school laws. It would set in motion a process for re-segregating our public schools, legitimizing crony capitalism and fragmenting further our...

 

Millions Will Lose Coverage

The health care promises we hear daily from the White House and Congress are often misleading and false — attempts to sell a health care plan that is both unaffordable and substandard, leaving millions without coverage for pre-existing conditions....

 

Meadows Never Answers

It happened again today. I tried to call my representative in Congress, Mark Meadows, but no one answered his phone and his answering machine message said that his “mail box is full.” There was also no answer when I tried his Hendersonville...

 

The Surrounding Beauty

Beauty Recently my wife and I decided to return from Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The trip took about an hour-and-a-half, twice the time it would have taken on Route 280. But it was a very clear day with blue skies and fluffy white clouds....

 

Managing Bipolar Disorder

The month of May is Mental Health month. It is time to learn about afflictions that are the painful reality for hundreds of Americans. As a member of NAMITA (National Alliance on Mental Illness-Transylvania Advocates), I feel lucky to have comfort...

 

Too Much Rudeness

Well, it is that time of year that our part-time residents and tourists start returning to our wonderful community. I am so very aware of the financial benefits that they bring to our town, but, I would like to say how disappointing it is that many...

 

The Band Masters Reunite For Free Concert - Brevard, NC

"Music, over a 50 year period. It all started here in the hollar in Cathey's Creek," Ray Smith said. Smith and the other young men who formed a rock band in the '60s, The Band Masters, are now in thei...

 
 Arts    May 8, 2017

Transylvania Choral Society Awards Scholarship To Claire Griffin Of BHS - Brevard, NC

Claire Griffin, a junior at Brevard High School, has been awarded the Transylvania Choral Society Scholarship for 2017. Griffin will use the award to study at the Brevard Music Center. A voice student of Dr. Kathryn Gresham at Brevard College, this...

 
 Arts    May 8, 2017

TAG Members To Participate In Silvermont Art Event This Saturday

Almost one dozen members of the Transylvania Art Guild (TAG) will display their paintings and art work at Silvermont’s 100th anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Several TAG members will be painting on site and will be...

 
 Arts    May 8, 2017

Learning To Adapt To The Fifth Trimester - Brevard, NC

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction El Akkad, Omar. “American War.” It is 2074 and the Second American Civil War has just begun. Drones fill the sky, oil is illegal and Louisiana is almost completely...

 

News of Orgaizations

Basic Apple Group At the last meeting, participants had fun with photos, and there is still more to cover using photos from a camera or images from your iPhone or iPad! Learn how to turn those wonderful memories into albums, to edit your images, to...

 

Rise & Shine's Motown Memories Was Fun Fundraiser - Brevard, NC

On Saturday, April 29, the Straus Auditorium in Brevard transformed into memories of Motown. DJ Marcus Lester (Class and Sound Entertainment) recaptured the classic Motown mood, playing songs by The...

 

Thank You

The volunteer tutors of Augustine Literacy Project — Brevard (ALP) are most grateful for the positive response to our Mother’s Day Card fundraising project. It recognizes the importance of reading to young children to support their literacy...

 

Temple Baptist Church Hosts National Day Of Prayer - Brevard, NC

Last Thursday, residents of Transylvania County joined thousands across the nation and the world as they joined together to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. The ceremony was held at Temple...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 8, 2017

Tigers Take Big Lead Early In Defeat Of Blue Devils

If it were a football game, 14-7 would be viewed as a low-scoring affair, but last Wednesday's rivalry game between Rosman and Brevard took place on the diamond and was anything but a defensive...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 8, 2017

Brevard Sweeps Pisgah In Pair Of One-Run Victories

Brevard fans couldn’t ask for much more from their regular season finales as both the baseball and softball teams earned impressive road victories over Pisgah last week. The Lady Blue Devils started things off with a 1-0 win on Wednesday and the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 8, 2017

Wilson-Baer Take 2A Regional Doubles Title

Over the weekend, Brevard High School doubles team Cam Wilson and Liam Baer won the 2A regional doubles competition for the second year in a row. In winning, the duo move on to compete in the state...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 8, 2017

Senior Games Close Out With Pickleball Competition - Brevard, NC

The 2017 Senior Games wrapped up play with pickleball last Thursday. The Senior Games closing ceremonies were held Monday night at the county recreation center....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 8, 2017

Brevard Falls To Veritas 6-1 In Regular Season Finale - Brevard, NC

Brevard Falls To Veritas 6-1 In Regular Season Finale...

 

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