Articles from the December 28, 2017 edition

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2017: Not Your Typical Year

Locally, some years just seem to be an extension of the previous one with minor changes one would expect. However, 2017 was somewhat atypical. One series of highly atypical events occurred during a short span in July. One evening a Brevard youth was...

 

A Frightening Statistic

The spate of letters and articles celebrating the electoral victory of Doug Jones over Roy Moore in Alabama, all justified in my view, overlook the disheartening fact that over 48 percent of the participating voters pulled the lever in favor of a...

 

Merry Christmas, America!

Even the most die-hard Donald Trump supporters must be questioning this man’s volatile, inconsistent, embarrassing, combative, Tweeting presidency. With the president having signed into law what is termed the most controversial tax bill in the...

 

Beware Of Increase In Homeowners Insurance

Thank you Transylvania Times for alerting your readers to the proposed rate hike in N.C. homeowners insurance. I think we all need to ask some questions in a public forum. Here are a few I have: 1. How much profit did N.C. insurance companies make...

 

Church Activities

Brevard First UMC Brevard First United Methodist Church will have only one worship service this Sunday after Christmas, which is also New Year’s Eve, at 10 a.m. There is no Sunday school. Brevard First UMC offers chapel worship with Holy Communion...

 

Rebecca Vaughan Ashbaugh

Rebecca Vaughan Ashbaugh, 76, of Brevard passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. The daughter of the late Lud and Elizabeth Walker Vaughan, she was preceded in death by her brothers, L.B. and John Vaughn. She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church....

 

Randall Charles Collins

Randall Charles Collins, 74, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home. The family will...

 

Ernestine Golden Shook

Ernestine Golden Shook, 85, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 25, 2017. A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late James and Wannie Mathis Golden. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, James Clyde Shook; children, James...

 

Evelyn Virginia Clark Woody

Evelyn Virginia Clark Woody, 90, of Johnson City, Tenn., and formerly of Brevard, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at Brookdale Assisted Living. A native of Johnson City, she was the daughter of the late...

 

Wilder, Wallace Engagement Announced

Vickie and Francis Wilder, of Fletcher, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rev. Jennifer Caroline Allison Wilder, of Owings, Md., to Gregory William Wallace, also of Owings. He...

 

Delivering Gifts To Veterans

On Dec. 22, members of the American Legion, the VFW and St. Philip's Episcopal Church delivered Christmas gifts to veterans in Transylvania County assisted living facilities. A good time was had by...

 

News Of Organizations - AARP, Chapter 8

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Chapter 8, will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 11:15 a.m. at Bay Breeze Restaurant in Hendersonville. The guest speaker will be Dr. Charles Harpe, who will present a program on dementia. A brief...

 

Jenkins Center Wishes The Community Happy Holidays

The Mary C. Jenkins Community Center board extends best wishes to all for the holiday season. From left to right in this photo are Susan Threlkel, Nicola Karesh, Randy Lytle, Joshua Freeman, Edith...

 

Hot Shooting Leads Blue Devils Past Tigers 61-56

Playing without their senior standout, Deland Thomas, the Rosman Tiger offense never found its rhythm this past Saturday as they fell to the Brevard Blue Devils 61-56 in the county's annual hardwood...

 

Legal Notices for Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 96 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Shay S. Adelman, Hallie Marie Adelman, Kirk Budd, Jennifer Budd (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Kirk Budd) to David C. Neumann, Atty,... Full story

 

Berry, Lopez Combine For 40 In Lady Blue Devils' Win

The Brevard Lady Blue Devils got a season-high 22-point effort from Tristen Berry last Saturday as they claimed a hard-fought win against the Rosman Lady Tigers, 63-53. Sophomore Michelle Lopez also h...

 

Prep Roundup

Brevard Splits With East The Brevard Blue Devils traveled to East Henderson for their Mountain Six Conference opener last Friday and came away with a split, as the boys’ team won 56-40 and the girls’ side lost 55-43. Tristen Berry led the Lady...

 

Spirit Of Christmas Shared In Rosman

Greg Kantor and his family provided a Christmas for children in need in Transylvania County on Saturday at Rosman Town Hall. "You see a lot of kids go without presents at Christmas time," Kantor...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 28, 2017

Board Discusses Restrictions On Student Numbers In K-3 Grades

State restrictions on the number of students per class in kindergarten through third grade were discussed at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting held on Monday, Dec. 18. Nearly two years ago the state General Assembly passed a law...

 

State Jobless Rate Slightly Increases

The state’s seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, increasing 0.2 of a percentage point from October’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent. North Carolina’s November 2017 unemployment rate...

 

Top 10 Sports Stories Of 2017: Matt Stack Ushers In New Era For Tiger Football

From the moment he stepped on campus after taking the job in spring, Rosman head football coach Matt Stack vowed to bring about change to the Tigers' football program. In that, he undoubtedly...

 

Top 10 Sports Stories Of 2017: Graham Rounds Out Career With Nine State Titles

By the time Noah Graham graduated from Brevard High School, he was one of the most decorated athletes in school history, finishing his cross country and track careers with nine state titles. On a hot...

 

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