Articles from the January 1, 2018 edition

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 By Park Baker    News    January 1, 2018

Retailers Report Good Local Support

If holiday sales are a measure of success, then “shop local” is more than just a bumper sticker for the county. Across the county, businesses The Transylvania Times spoke with had better numbers than last year, which some shopkeepers attribute...

 

City Seeks Public Donations For Depot - Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard is working toward building a replica train depot reminiscent of Brevard’s original, which was torn down in the early 1980s. Fortunately, according to a city press release, the building was not simply demolished and sent to the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 1, 2018

Quiet Time For Crime Reported

Local law enforcement reported a fairly quiet Christmas weekend in Transylvania County. “This year has been so quiet, it’s scary,” said Eddie Gunter, chief deputy with the Sheriff’s Office. “Our call volume was way down and only a few...

 

All The News From 2017

There were a number of significant news events during 2017 in Transylvania County....

 

News Of Organizations - Transylvania Republicans, Brevard, NC

Transylvania Republicans The Transylvania County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the Community Services Building located on Morgan Street in downtown Brevard. All...

 

Brevard/Transylvania Chamber And Visitor Center Volunteers Celebrate The Holidays

The Chamber was ablaze with joy and laughter on a recent evening in Decembr as the Visitor Center volunteers celebrated the holidays with fun, food and festivities. "We love to celebrate our...

 

Quadrantid Meteor Shower Peaks Jan. 3 - Rosman, NC

Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) alert the public to the Quadrantid meteor shower in early January. Meteors result from particles of dust causing the atmosphere to glow as the particles enter the upper atmosphere of...

 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: The Park At Flat Rock

This week's Outdoor destination is the Park at Flat Rock. Formerly a golf course and crop fields, this small park packs a lot to do in a small amount of acreage. With its own nature center, walking...

 

Weekly Trail Report For The Week of Jan. 1, 2018 - Brevard, NC

The Weekly Trail Report Is Brought To You By Sycamore Cycles •Maintenance work on Butter Gap and Daniel Ridge trails. Be on the lookout for folks working on the trail. •Due to all the snow from the recent winter storm, many trails will be...

 

In 2018 Address Major Problems

A delicious dessert is quite pleasing, but only has a detrimental effect on one’s long-term health. Like a tantalizing dessert, the recent tax cuts may provide a little more money in Americans’ pockets for the short-term, but Congress and the...

 

BLT To Hold 2017 Season Awards Banquet - Brevard, NC

Brevard Little Theatre will host its 2017 season awards banquet gala and annual meeting on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 55 E. Jordan St. in Brevard. Five judges have submitted their choices in 11 categories for the best performances of the past season. The...

 

Waterfall Arts Brings Visual Art To Silvermont Center

Silvermont Opportunity Center (SOC) will present the first of several arts sessions by Waterfall Arts. Join facilitator Connie Donaldson on Thursdays from 1:30-3 p.m. beginning Feb. 1 for "Four Weeks...

 

WCCA Board To Meet Jan. 11

Western Carolina Community Action, Inc., a nonprofit human services agency administering local, state and federally funded programs for low-income, the elderly and children, will hold its board of director’s monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11,...

 

A Great Place For The Courthouse

Save money and stop the effort to hide in the woods. Since the decision has been made to relocate the Transylvania Courthouse and its business, why not take advantage of an existing “big box” and locate the new courthouse in the former Kmart...

 

News Of Organizations - Apple Group, Brevard, NC

Apple Group The Basic Apple Group for iPad, iPhone and MacBook will have their monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 15, from 10-11:15 a.m. For Apple computer users, and 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. for iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch users. This month we will show you how...

 

Immigration: Colonization Or Assimilation?

The U.S. has a long history of welcoming immigrants whose goal was to become Americans. To assimilate as Americans they learned English with many keeping the history, culture and language of their ancestors alive in their families but foremost was...

 

Appreciates Having Film Honored

I was pleasantly surprised and honored to see that the completion of my film, “Almost Cured,” on the 1963 BHS football team, was selected as a TTimes Top Ten sports story for 2017. My plan is to make the film freely available on the Internet...

 

Picturing The Past: Brevard Incorporated 150 Years Ago, Brevard, NC

This year marks the 150th year of the city of Brevard. Although the site was selected, surveyed and laid out in 1861, the town, as it was then, was not incorporated until 1868. When Transylvania...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (January - March)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. JANUARY •John Johnson would have to wait roughly 12 months to try and seek rezoning...

 

CAN'd Aid Foundation Announces Its People Powered Impacts

The CAN'd Aid Found-ation, known for its Towns, Tunes, Treads + Trails and Love Yur Mama efforts, has announced its cumulative beneficial community efforts. In 2017 alone, more than 4,725 volunteer...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (April - June)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. APRIL •Brevard was selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, a...

 

AAA Carolinas Urges Safety On New Year's Eve

AAA Carolinas urges those planning to celebrate the arrival of 2018 to do so safely, especially when on the road. New Year’s Eve is one of the holidays that is most widely celebrated with alcohol. If drinking is part of your New Year’s celebratio...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (July - September)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. JULY •Sandy Blythe was sentenced to roughly six to eight years in prison after she...

 

George William Smith

George William Smith, 77, of Brevard, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Dec. 27, 2017, surrounded by family and friends, following a short illness. He was born in Camden, N.J. on Nov. 8, 1940,...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (October - December)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. OCTOBER •The Transylvania County Historical Society announced completion of an...

 

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