Articles from the December 14, 2015 edition

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Response To Two Letters

In today’s paper are two letters from readers criticizing the editorial “Islam is not Terrorism.” Both letter writers have challenged the paper to print the web address of an ISIS produced video showing beheadings. As a matter of policy, The...

 

A Musician's Dilemma

I read the newspaper report regarding Jacqueline Taylor’s release from the Asheville Symphony because she recently became affiliated with a church whose Sabbath is observed from Friday evening through Saturday evening when her services are needed....

 

College Walk Is Exemplary

We are so fortunate to have College Walk Retirement Community right here in our county. I wonder how many other towns of our size can boast of such an exemplary facility. It means many of us who love Transylvania County can remain here even if we...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 14, 2015

Local Schools' Test Scores Better Than Last Year - Brevard NC

According to the annual report card issued by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Transylvania County Schools student test scores have improved over the past academic year and are generally above the state average. The end-of-grade...

 

Trump Disgraced Himself

Last night I watched a speech by Donald J. Trump from a broadcast in South Carolina. The broadcast had nothing new, the same old bragging about his wealth, who he knew, how important he is, his keen insights on world events, his incredible memory,...

 

Animal Shelter Given Good Report - Brevard NC

A state official has said Transylvania County residents can "take pride in their county animal shelter" and that the shelter is "providing an "excellent service to the community." These comments were...

 

Donations To SAFE Are Good Gifts

It’s that time of year again! The time some of us eat too much and spend too much money. The great thing is that many of us are blessed to have a happy family around us and enjoy a joyous season. But not everyone in our community is in that...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    December 14, 2015

Probation Violations Lead To Jail Time - Brevard NC

A Rosman man was sentenced to prison last week after violating his probation terms on several occasions. Troy M. Lavery, 26, of 93 Camley Drive, will spend a minimum of 15 months and a maximum of 45 months in prison after failing drug tests, being...

 

Islam Is Not A Religion

The bold statement that “Islam is not Terrorism” is an obvious indication the writers for the paper have not been paying attention. The Americans living in San Bernardino who befriended the jihadist, including having a baby shower for the child...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    December 14, 2015

Connestee Falls Residents Approve Budget - Brevard NC

Voters in Connestee Falls overwhelmingly approved a $3.5 million operating budget for 2016. According to Jeanne Byrne, president of the Connestee Falls Property Owners Association Board of Directors, the proposed budget passed with 69 percent of...

 

Brevard College Gets OK To Move To NCAA III - Brevard NC

The USA South Athletic Conference Presidents Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to welcome Brevard into the conference in the fall of 2017, marking a major milestone in Brevard’s reclassification into NCAA Division III competition. “From the...

 

Overwhelmed With Gratitude

We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the kind words and the good wishes for our retirement that have been offered to us recently. Highland Books provided us with a family business where our daughters grew up, our friends stopped in to say hello,...

 

Funding Committed To Trail - Brevard NC

The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club announced it has reserved $10,000 for the proposed Ecusta Trail, with $5,000 representing Transylvania County and $5,000 representing Henderson County. “These funds come from a combination of sources: the Fletcher...

 

Memorial For Bill Ives Unveiled Recently At Administration Building - Brevard NC

On Friday, Nov. 27, family and close friends of Bill Ives gathered with his wife, Ann, to dedicate the memorial she established to honor her late husband for his service to the county and to the...

 

Parents Should Provide Lunch

A recent article mentioned that Superintendent of Schools Jeff McDaris was suggesting that teachers prepare homework for students to prepare and turn in to their teachers. This idea was to avoid having to make up for snow days in June. But Mr....

 

St. Philip's Foundation Board Awards Grants To Local Nonprofits - Brevard NC

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Foundation Board of Trustees has recently awarded grants totaling $23,500 to several local nonprofits. These include Bread of Life, SAFE and Neighbors in Ministry. Also included in the grants was money for St....

 

Norm Bossert Files For N.C. House District 48, Filing Will End Dec. 21-Brevard NC

As of this morning, seven candidates have filed for the March 15 primary at the Transylvania Board of Elections. The candidates are incumbent Cindy Ownbey for the Democratic primary for Register of...

 

Evil In Their Faces

“Islam Is Not Terrorism” is the head on the editorial in Thursday’s Transylvania Times. It repeats a speech by President Bush from 14 years ago. We can all be wrong some of the time. He was on Sept. 11, 2001. But the essence of that speech and...

 

Legal Notices for December 14, 2015

12 SP 150  AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE  NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY   Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Virginia O. Dellinger to William R Echols, Trustee(s), which was dated... Full story

 

Santa On Tour

Santa Claus made several early appearances this weekend in Transylvania County. On Saturday morning, he made his annual pilgrimage to the county's Parks and Recreation Department. Addison, Brody and...

 

Top County Employee

Mike McKinney, with the IT Department, was named Transylvania County government's employee of the year Friday during the annual Christmas luncheon. (Times photo by Kevin Fuller)...

 

VFW Auxiliary Hosts Christmas Party With Santa – Brevard NC

The VFW 4309 Auxiliary in Brevard hosted a visit from Santa Sunday. Alisha, D'Angelo and John Payne got to hang out with Santa for a while, along with Aubreeana Church and Cherie, Michael and Jesseca...

 

Santa Claus Makes An Early Appearance – Brevard NC

The annual Breakfast with Santa was held Saturday morning at the county's Parks and Recreation Department building. Among those meeting Santa were Grant Tripp, Chanten Wynn, Aria Shoemaker and Syler...

 

Fun, Games And Magic At Santa Breakfast

The annual Breakfast with Santa Saturday included a magic show and a chance to make cookies, which Noah Hamilton did. (Times photos by Derek McKissock)...

 

Births

Riley Julie Crocker Valerie and Brandon Crocker, of Candler, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Riley Julie Crocker, born Nov. 9, 2015, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She weighed 7...

 

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