Articles from the September 26, 2016 edition

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Discipline Discreetly

Last Monday night at the school board meeting a parent expressed her deep concerns about the disciplinary approach implemented in the county’s elementary schools. The system, which has been and is employed in numerous school systems throughout the...

 

Winning vs.Teaching Life Skills

After watching some Brevard High School team sports, I asked myself – “What is the purpose of high school team sports? Is it to win, or is it to develop our youth?” Team sports teach students conditioning, playing by the rules, teamwork,...

 

Lesser Candidates

I attended the Candidate Forum for state offices last week in Hendersonville. The event was hosted by that city’s League of Women Voters in the City Operations Building. They had a turnout of about 75 souls, including the smiling and patriotically...

 

Voter ID Laws Restrict Rights

In a defense of North Carolina’s Voter ID law (The Transylvania Times, Sept. 19), Al Mercer cites a Pew Center study of the deficiencies in America’s voter registration system, an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, claims of judicial bias and...

 

Great Pisgah Pride Day

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank the many people and groups that organized the first ever Pisgah Pride Day this past Saturday. John Cottingham, the founder of the new Pisgah Conservancy, and his team brought the idea to life, but it...

 

Norm Bossert Talks Specifics

Norm Bossert has talked these past months about how he would serve the public when he’s elected senator from N.C. Senate District 48 (Henderson, Transylvania, and the southern part of Buncombe counties). He would support legislation to develop...

 

Focus On Facts With Voter ID

I’d like to thank Mr. Mockridge for reading my letter about the NC voter ID Act of 2013. My only reason for writing the letter was to present facts showing that it did not suppress black voters as so often claimed by those who oppose the Act....

 

Legal Notices for September 26, 2016

NOTICE OF THE RELOCATION OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE Notice is hereby given that the Transylvania County Board of Elections office will be relocated to the Transylvania County Election Center located at, 150 South Gaston Street, Suite A,... Full story

 

Castelaz To Discuss Milky Way At Brevard College – Brevard NC

On Sept. 29, Dr. Michael Castelaz, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Brevard College, will give a talk on the Milky Way Galaxy. The presentation, "200 Billion Stars," will be held on...

 

Dr. Elizabeth N. Barnes

Dr. Elizabeth N. Barnes died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in Macon, Ga. There will be a memorial service held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at 3 p.m. at Christ Church, where she was a faithful member. She is survived by three sons and their wives, Robert and...

 

Charles Edward "Charlie" Carr

It is with a sad and heavy heart we are announcing the passing of a great man, Charles “Charlie” Edward Carr Aug. 3, 2016. He was taken from us by a rare disease, amyloidosis. (He’d say, “Look it up.”) He was born March 31, 1952 in...

 

Dorothy Wilde Galloway

Dorothy Wilde Galloway, 100, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. She was born in Transylvania County June 20, 1916 to the late Joseph and Ethel Wilde. In addition to her parents,...

 

Charles H. Peters

Charles H. Peters, husband of the late Betty Ann Norris Peters, passed away Aug. 4, 2015, in Philadelphia, Pa. Born in New Haven, Conn. Feb. 19, 1927, he was a son of the late John P. Peters and Charlotte Morse Hodge Peters. He worked as a civil...

 

Rebecca K. Peters

Rebecca K. Peters, daughter of the late Betty Ann Peters and the late Charles H. Peters, passed away June 16, 2015, in Philadelphia, Pa., at the age of 58. She worked as a social worker for many years. She was a beloved colleague, and was someone...

 

Jimmy Richard Phillips

Jimmy Richard Phillips, 79, of Mills River, went home to heaven Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2016, following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 30, 1937 in West Asheville. He was preceded in death by parents, James Madison and Clota Hunter Phillips; sibling...

 

The Democratic Bus Makes Stop At Silvermont – Brevard NC

More than 200 local residents welcomed Demo-cratic candidates to Transylvania County recently at a picnic at Silvermont. The September picnic was the third of four stops on a bus swing through...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 26, 2016

Historian Lauds Roosevelt During Talk

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Pisgah National Forest. But Pisgah and other national forests in this country may never have existed it if had not been for Theodore Roosevelt. Last Thursday night at Brevard College’s Porter Center, noted h...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 26, 2016

Board Struggles With 6th Grade Sports – Brevard NC

Transylvania County School board members continued to struggle with how to handle sixth grade interscholastic athletics at their regular meeting last Monday night. Until this year, sixth graders were not allowed to participate in interscholastic...

 

Marker Honors Brevard's Namesake – Brevard NC

A marker honoring Dr. Ephraim Brevard was unveiled Saturday in Charlotte. The marker for the man, whose name the city of Brevard took, was unveiled by the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence...

 

U.S. Citizenship Journey Completed – Brevard NC

Do you know what stops one branch of U.S. government from becoming too powerful? Andy Savage knows the answer. It was one of the questions the Brevard resident got right during an interview as part...

 

Ask Us: Liquor License

I recently attended a concert at the DFR Room in downtown Brevard with friends, during which we drank beer. We were later told the DFR Room does not have a liquor license from the state’s ABC Commission. Is this true? And if it is, would we, as...

 

A Good Day For Some Hunting, Fishing – Pisgah Forest NC

National Hunting and Fishing Day was celebrated Saturday at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. Gavin Castillo takes aim and shoots; Arlis Pearson is perched in a tree stand; Hudson Shackleford...

 

Children Go On A Transylvania Adventure – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Adventure Games were held Saturday at Brevard Music Center. Children of all ages tackled the challenging obstacle course. Beyul Hogan makes his way through the tires. (Times photos...

 

American Revolutionaries Were Not Well-Behaved

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Charlton, Blake. “Spellbreaker.” The Spellwright Triology. When Leandra sees a spell in her future where she is killing someone she loves, she begins the journey to...

 

Transylvania Ceramic Arts Offers Open Studio Time – Brevard NC

This summer the Transylvania Community Arts Council launched pottery classes for all ages and levels of skill. Philippa Hackett, who heads the program for Transylvania Ceramic Arts, said, “The biggest demand right now is for pottery studio space...

 

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