Articles from the May 25, 2017 edition

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Teachers Deserve Better

Monday evening Transylvania County Schools honored its top teachers, teacher assistants, principal and others who work directly with students every day. Phrases used to describe these educators included “a gentle voice and strong heart,”...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 25, 2017

Rebecca Green Named Teacher Of The Year - Brevard, NC

Rebecca Green, an eighth grade social studies teacher at Brevard Middle School, was named Teacher of the Year Monday evening by the Transylvania County Schools at an awards event held in the Rogow...

 

Shutting Down The Meat Industry

This past Sunday, animal rights activists shut down the 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus after years of effectively exposing them for animal abuse. Can the meat and dairy industry be far behind? The shift toward plant-based...

 

Parade, Derby And Music Highlight Holiday Weekend - Brevard, NC

Memorial Day Weekend will provide activites for everyone, including the 14th annual White Squirrel Festival, Memorial Day Parade and the Squirrel Box Derby. The White Squirrel Festival kicks off...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 25, 2017

Arrest Made In Forest Larcenies - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office arrested Travis Lamont Boyd, 39, on May 19 for one felony count of breaking and entering and larceny of vehicles parked at the Art Loeb Trail, the Coon Tree Picnic Area and Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 25, 2017

Commissioners Deny Funds For Tactical Vehicle - Brevard NC

Sheriff David Mahoney’s request for a tactical vehicle was voted down 3-2 by the county commission during Monday night’s regular meeting. Commissioners Jason Chappell and Page Lemel voted to approve the request while Larry Chapman, Kelvin...

 

Legal Notices For May 25, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Brevard Board of Adjustment will meet in the Council Room of the Municipal Building located at 95 W. Main St. in Brevard, North Carolina, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. The following case will be c... Full story

 

Ernestine P. Ihme

Ernestine P. Ihme, 87, of Pittsboro, N.C., died Monday, May 22, 2017 at her daughter and son-in-law’s home. She was born in Chatham County on Jan. 2, 1930 to the late James Ernest Pendergraft and Olive Claudete Reeves Pendergraft. Her husband,...

 

Freddy Marion Austin

Freddy Marion Austin, 77, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He was the son of the late Coy and Ruth Westall Austin. In addition to his parents, his brother, Tommy Austin, preceded him in death....

 

LuAnne "Lulu" Wilson Tingle

LuAnne "Lulu" Wilson Tingle, 59, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at her home. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Dee and Christine Wilson. Her...

 

The Journey Inward: In What Ways Are We Like The Pharisees?

Dr. John Campbell Pharisees! Historically they were members of an ancient Jewish sect that emphasized strict interpretation and observance of the Mosaic Law in both oral and written form. In the Gospels Jesus frequently engages them in conversation....

 

Roger Derrick Tinsley

Roger Derrick Tinsley, of Belmont, N.C., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 19, 2017, at the age of 36. He was born to Robert Jerry Tinsley and Margaret Whisnant Tinsley on Aug. 6, 1980 in...

 

PARI To Give Guided Tour Of The Galaxy

Want to know where to look for planets, constellations and other night-sky features this summer? The public is invited to find out at PARI Friday, June 9. The evening's activities will include a tour...

 

Woman Killed In One-Car Accident - Pisgah Forest, NC

Phyllis Talley, 57, was killed after her vehicle collided with a tree on U.S. 276 in Pisgah National Forest at around 3:46 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23. According to N.C. State Trooper William Hemphill, the vehicle ran off the right shoulder and Talley...

 

At Hollingsworth Gallery: Local Photographers To Display Work - Brevard, NC

Once a year the Land of Waterfalls Camera Club exhibits a "Photo Inspirations" show, featuring the photographic visions of six local fine art photographers. This year the show will be held at the Holl...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Keith Thompson will be speaking Sunday, May 28, on Naaman. When it comes to biblical characters, Naaman is hardly a household name, yet his is a compelling story of healing and hope. Special music for worship will...

 

Library To Present 'Waterfalls: Beauty And Danger' On June 1

The Transylvania County Library's new monthly program series, "Discover Natural Transylvania," gets underway on Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rogow Room. DuPont State Rec-reational Forest...

 

2017 White Squirrel Photo Winners Announced - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has partnered with the Heart of Brevard to host the 13th annual White Squirrel Photo Contest. Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the TC Arts Council said,...

 

Farmers' Market Offers Music And Family Fun On Saturday - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Farmers' Market is a great way for the whole family to kick off Saturday's White Squirrel Festival. Stop by from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to enjoy live music, activities for children, and a...

 

Fourth Friday Gallery Walk Planned This Weekend

The Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on Friday, May 26 kicks off the 2017 White Squirrel Festival weekend in downtown Brevard. Tammy Hopkins, Executive Director, Transyl vania Community Arts...

 

Ready For Some Culture - Rosman, NC

Rosman High School will present "An Evening of Culture" May 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium....

 

Frazierband Plays 185 King

Frazierband plays 185 King St. Thursday, May 25. John Frazier is known for his brilliant mastery of the mandolin, guitar and the fiddle, and is about to launch his sophomore album for FrazierBand. He has created an entirely new sound, developed by...

 

Transylvania County Schools Honors Educators - Brevard, NC

Transylvania County Schools Honors Educators...

 

Presbyterian Church Hosts Patriotic Music Concert

On Monday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m., the music ministry of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, located at 249 East Main St., Brevard, will present a musical concert in honor of Memorial Day. Participating in the program will be the Chancel...

 

News Of Organizations

AARP AARP, Chapter 8 will meet on Wednesday, June 14, at 11:15 a.m. at Bay Breeze Restaurant in Hendersonville. After a brief business meeting, the program will be “Avoiding scams” presented by James H. Kelly, president and CEO of Aging Projects...

 

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