Articles from the December 26, 2016 edition

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Stop Abusing Special Sessions

Not much good comes out of special sessions held by the North Carolina General Assembly. In the spring of this year the General Assembly held a special session, met for a few hours and passed House Bill 2, which outgoing Gov. Pat McCrory signed on...

 

Beat Goes On

It’s not surprising that a losing team will sometimes make excuses, blame everyone and everything but themselves, and look for a way to reverse the results. That’s exactly what many Democrats are doing now. Hollywood is in shock. Last I heard,...

 

Trump Is For Himself

Gerry Hunsicker’s Dec. 12 letter reflects his obvious discomfort with the level of negative discourse and ambivalence about President-elect Donald Trump. Hunsicker says “it appears many refuse to give Trump the opportunity to be judged by...

 

Legal Notices for December 26,2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO: 15-E-75 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF EDWARD RILEY BATSON EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executrix of the... Full story

 

Play Leads To Best Creations

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Bova, Ben. “Apes and Angels.” The first installment in this series, “Death Wave,” focused on mankind’s effort to save intelligent life beyond the Milky Way. In...

 

You Knew Me When To Perform Jan. 7 – Brevard NC

You Knew Me When plays the Oskar Blues Brewery Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. Outfitted with an array of instruments, You Knew Me When is a duo that present a full band sound. While blending their vocals, Karisa, w...

 

Library To Begin New Book Discussions On Wednesdays – Brevard NC

Wonderful Wednesday Book Discussions will begin at the Transylvania County Library on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at noon in the Connestee Conference Room on the second floor of the library. Book readers are invited to join together to share and discuss some...

 

The Education Benefits Of Holiday Activities

The winter holiday break for Transylvania County students is currently underway. There are lots of things families can do to have fun with their children while at the same time sprinkling in some academics. Including children in holiday baking...

 

Trupiano Receives Several Honors – Brevard NC

Liana Trupiano of Brevard, a sophomore at Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), was one of 10 sophomores and juniors at R-MA selected to attend the 8th Annual Student Leadership Conference at The Highland School. This conference is designed to introduce...

 

CAN'd Aid Foundation Distributed Water, Instruments And Bicycles – Brevard NC

The CAN’d Aid Foundation has announced its impacts. CAN’d Aid, a nonprofit formed by Dale Katechis, is working hard to make a difference in communities throughout the U.S. In 2016, the organization donated a total of $340,000 dollars, built &...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 26, 2016

Public Land Officials Discuss User Fees – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently discussed the pros and cons of charging user fees on public lands. User fees have been a topic of conversation since DuPont State Recreational Forest staff announced earlier this year their...

 

New Number 7 Gallery Taking Shape – Brevard NC

Number 7 Arts Gallery in downtown Brevard officially moves to a bigger space at 2 Main St. on New Year's Day, and the finishing touches will breathe new life into the city's oldest gallery. John...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 26, 2016

TNRC Wants To Partner Forest Service – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently discussed having a more formal partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. The TNRC, which meets once a month, with a recess during the summer, discusses issues that impact local public lands...

 

Verizon Wireless Retail Store Being Built – Brevard NC

The building going up beside the Ingles gas station in Brevard will be a Verizon Wireless retail store. The 3,600-square-foot building will include architectural elements that compliment other...

 

Holiday Newspaper Deadlines – Brevard NC

In recognition of the holidays, The Transylvania Times office will be closed Friday, Dec. 30. For the Monday, Jan. 2, edition, all news and advertisement items must be submitted no later than 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29....

 

Hospitals Placing Limits On Hospital Visitors – Brevard NC

Mission Health has announced that it is implementing its Visitor Limitation Policy and asking patients’ family members and friends to limit their hospital visits. Visitors under the age of 12 and those who do not feel well are encouraged to call...

 

Brevard Elementary School Presents 'A Christmas Carol' – Brevard NC

Brevard Elementary School's 4th and 5th Grade Chorus this past Tuesday presented a contemporary musical production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." The following is a list of those who took...

 

Visitor Center Volunteers Celebrate The Holiday – Brevard NC

'Tis the season to celebrate, and there are no more worthy individuals to celebrate than the volunteers at the Brevard/Transylvania Visitor Center. Friday, Dec. 16, the Visitor Center closed as usual...

 

Hollingsworth, Thompson United In Marriage

Brittany Ann Hollingsworth and Jack Leonard Thompson II were united in marriage, Oct. 15, 2016, 5 o'clock in the evening at The Shufford Farm, in Penrose. The service of worship and celebration was...

 

Huge Night For Thomas Leads Rosman Over Brevard – Brevard NC

It was an early Christmas present for Rosman Tiger fans Friday night as Deland Thomas scored 40 points to lead the Tigers from a double-digit fourth quarter deficit to steal a win on the road against...

 

Destination Hike: Rainbow Falls

Our weekly destination hike is Rainbow Falls in Greenville County, just over the state line. Rainbow Falls is a 100-foot waterfall located on Oil Camp Creek, found in Jones Gap State Park, part of...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Outdoor Calendar Tues Dec. 27 •Tuesday Night Fly Tying. At Brevard Brewing Co. with Headwaters Outfitters. Free. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wed Dec. 28 •Squatch Bikes and Brews Shop ride. Meet at the shop at 6 p.m. www.squatchbikesandbrews.com. Lights...

 

U.D.C. Started First Transylvania Library

The United Daughters of the Confederacy or U.D.C. is a patriotic organization of women descended from those who served for the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War. Founded in Nashville, Tenn. in...

 

Herbert Stanley Barber

Herbert Stanley Barber, 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at his home in Walhalla. S.C. Born June 1, 1927 in Kissimmee, Fla., he moved to Oconee County in 1974, where he continued in the cattle...

 

Locals Receive Awards – Brevard NC

Dennis Capps, maintenance caretaker of Mountain Glen Apartments in Brevard, has received the Territory Maintenance Caretaker of the Year for 2016 at the Partnership Property Management Annual Awards Banquet held in Asheville on Dec. 2. This award is...

 

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