Articles from the September 21, 2015 edition

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Concerns Voiced On Caldwell

Residents and business owners in Brevard are raising concerns over the widening of South Caldwell Street by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT). Construction crews have been readying...

 

Professionalism

Processing requests through county/government agencies can be a daunting task. I walked into the Transylvania County Register of Deeds and experienced a nice atmosphere and a pleasant greeting by the staff setting in motion a perfect experience....

 

Why So Long?

The state budget signed by Gov. Pat McCrory last week is just a continuance of the policies established in previous budgets by the Republican-controlled General Assembly. One wonders why it took the Legislature an additional two-and-a-half months and...

 

TURF On Its Way Out

An indoor sports complex in Brevard that hosts an array of youth sporting activities is closing its doors for good. TURF (Transylvania Ultimate Recreation Facility) Indoor Sports on the Old...

 

Democrats' Exit Plan

Remember how the Bush administration was crucified by the Democrats because they had no “exit plan” from Iraq. Fast forward to the current mess in the entire Mid East and even Europe. Hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing Syria trying to...

 

A Glass House

Gerald T. Kilpatrick takes Transylvania Times letter writer William Muir to task for calling President Obama an “immature adolescent.” Kilpatrick makes the valid point that name-calling is no substitute for a valid argument. Well and good, but...

 

Stand Up To Republicans

The Sept. 16 Republican Presidential debate was a sad site to watch. It reflected a political party that is out of touch with the very real problems facing ordinary Americans and is stuck in a failed economic ideology that will make life more difficu...

 

Russians Up The Ante

The ante is being raised in Syria and Iran by none other than our friends, the Russians. It seems that Russia has decided to assist its puppet ally, Syria, by moving military equipment and advisors to Syria, ostensibly to assist in the fight against...

 

Human Relations Council Is Still Needed

As the former chair of the Transylvania County Human Relations Council, I would like to take the opportunity to express my appreciation for the work that the members put in to make what we did as successful as it was. The members are David Carr,...

 

What Does 'Representative Government' Mean?

With a presidential election year fast approaching, we’re in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy. Much of that discussion will be insightful and thought-provoking, but there’s a good chance you’ll also find a lot of...

 

Transylvania Adventure Games Returning

The second annual Transylvania Adventure Games (TAG) will be held at the Transylvania County Recreation Center this Saturday from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. TAG is a family fun event designed to get hearts...

 

Mental Health On The County's Radar

After claiming the entity that coordinates mental health services for Transylvania County isn’t being fully transparent or accountable, commissioners last week approved three recommendations to address those concerns. The Smokey Mountain Center...

 

Woman Cited After Plowing Car Into Front Of CVS Pharmacy

A 90-year-old woman drove her car through a front window in the Brevard CVS on Wednesday afternoon, trapping a female store clerk. Bonnie Bracken was cited with reckless driving by Brevard police...

 

Brevard City Council Candidates Tackle Questions

Three candidates for Brevard City Council fielded questions during a candidates' forum last Thursday in the library's Rogow Room. Gary Daniel, who is a first-time candidate, and incumbents Maurice...

 

Center Offering Prenatal Care

Brevard Health Center (BHC), a Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS) location at 89 Hospital Drive in Brevard, is now offering prenatal care. The new service comes in response to a growing need across Transylvania County for quality, accessibl...

 

Legal Notices For September 21, 2015

NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION FOR TOWN OF ROSMAN, NORTH CAROLINA Notice is hereby given pursuant to GS 163-33(8) that a Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 in the Town of Rosman, North Carolina for Members of the Board of...

 

BC Students Confirm Their Career Paths

Every year millions of newly graduated college students enter the workforce, but in most cases these graduates realize that the degree they worked so hard for is not the degree they actually want. In...

 

Lisa Fort Earns Certified Fund Raising Executive Designation

CFRE International has named Lisa B. Fort as a certified fund raising executive (CFRE). Fort is an annual gift officer with the Transylvania Regional Hospital Foundation. She joins more than 5,300...

 

Civil Air Patrol Pilots Have Brevard Roots

Last month Brevard resident, Major Arnie Andresen, a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) instructor pilot, certified CAP Cadet Second Lieut-enant Morgan MacDonald to fly by himself. Both are members of the...

 

Meridian To Host Recovery Celebration

Meridian Behavioral Health Services will host the Fifth Annual Recovery Month Celebration in Bre-vard, Sept. 25. This event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at 65 N. Broad St., Brevard. The theme of this year’s Recov-ery Month event...

 

Oskar Blues Brewery Reports Strong Growth

Oskar Blues Brewery, the first craft brewery in the country to brew and hand-can their beer in November 2002, continues explosive growth in 2015 and earned a position in the top half of the Inc. 5000...

 

Day Of Contemplation Will Be Held Oct. 3

A no-cost Day of Contemplation will be held in Brevard Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Timothy United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend, but are asked to RSVP by email or phone call. The event is a non-denominational...

 

New At The Library

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Barker, Susan. “The Incarnations.” When the first letter shows up in Beijing cab driver Wang’s car, he thinks it’s a joke. But by the third letter, he is beginning...

 

Dynasty Electric To Perform At Collective

Electronic music duo Dynasty Electric returns to Brevard Friday, Sept. 25, for a special performance at Collective, the new art space located at 40 West Jordan St. in Brevard....

 

'A Walk In The Woods' Opens At Arts Council

The Transylvania Community Arts Council will host an art exhibit entitled "A Walk In The Woods" from Sept. 25 - Oct. 16. This exhibit features the paintings of Pisgah Forest artist Ray Byram and...

 

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