Articles from the January 4, 2018 edition

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Tigers Drop Home Match To Black Knights - Rosman, NC

Trailing 2-1 after the first period, Rosman's Gabe Shipman recovered to score a pin in his match at 220 pounds against Robbinsville Tuesday night. Unfortunately, Shipman's win would be the only one...

 

Prep Roundup

Hayesville Pulls Off Sweep Over Rosman The Hayesville Yellowjackets scored a pair of Smoky Mountain Conference victories Tuesday night as they defeated the Rosman Tigers at home. The Lady Tigers lost the early game by a final of 56-32. Rosman...

 

Spartans' Offense Explodes As USC-Upstate Defeats Brevard

Anda Kuzmina finished with a game-high 20 points and led five players in double figures as USC-Upstate earned a 109-39 victory over Brevard College in a women’s basketball exhibition on Tuesday evening. Kuzmina, who finished 8-for-11 from the...

 

David Mahoney Seeks Another Term As Sheriff

Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election this year. Mahoney, a 26-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was first elected sheriff in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014. Over the course of his...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 4, 2018

Homeless Have Shelter Options

It’s brutally cold. There’s just no escaping it, with temperatures not expected to get into the 40s until Monday. For those without a roof over their heads, it’s a particular trying time. In Transylvania County, Brevard Community Church on...

 

Central, Eastern North Carolina Recovering From Winter Storm

A strong winter storm moved quickly through North Carolina Wednesday night into Thursday, leaving three deaths, significant snow, and scattered power outages, Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday. While the snow will end by mid-day, bitterly cold...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 4, 2018

Minor Road Accidents Reported

The transition from 2017 to 2018 arrived drizzled with a glaze of icy conditions that kept many people off the roads, impacting much of western North Carolina and delaying traffic on I-26 and I-40 for hours. According to the N.C. Highway Patrol,...

 

Guardian Ad Litem Program Needs Volunteers

The Guardian Ad Litem program is seeking volunteers in Transylvania County to be voices for children who have been removed from their home. The children have been removed typically because their parents have engaged in domestic violence, abused...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 4, 2018

Hospital Limits Visits Because Of Flu Season

Mission Health has implemented its visitor limitation policy and is asking patients’ family members and friends to limit hospital visits, including at Transylvania Regional Hospital. Visitors younger than 12 and those who do not feel well are...

 

New Limits Placed On Opioids That Can Be Prescribed

New rules that set limits on the quantity of opioids that can be prescribed took effect Monday in North Carolina. The STOP Act sets new initial prescribing limits and is part of the state’s multi-pronged effort to reduce the oversupply of prescript...

 

State Officials Prepare For First Winter Storm Of 2018

State officials are preparing for North Carolina’s first winter storm of 2018 and people in areas that could see snow are encouraged to do the same, Governor Roy Cooper said Tuesday. A winter storm watch began Wednesday for many eastern North Carol...

 

'Art Of Life' Transylvania Vocational Services Art Show At TC Arts Council - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Comm-unity Arts Council in Brevard invites you to explore their first art exhibit of 2018 entitled “Art of Life” by Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS). This art exhibit is by adults who attend Transylvania Vocat-ional...

 

Winter Hullabaloo Going On At County Library - Brevard, NC

Each Tuesday, the Transylvania County Library hosts its Hullabaloo Storytime & Craft, a free program. The Tuesday Winter Hullabaloo time schedule through Feb. 27 is: •10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.,...

 

Winter Hullabaloo - Brevard, NC

It was nice and warm Tuesday at the Transylvania County Library and for those taking part in the Winter Hullabaloo Storytime & Craft event....

 

Super Moon On New Year's

A Super Moon also helped ring in the New Year. Super moons occur when the moon is closer than average to Earth....

 

Technology's 'Dark Side'

For years many people have suspected that our newest technologies, in particular smartphones, social media and mobile applications, may have, in Star Wars terminology, a “dark side.” But those concerns often were drowned out by proponents...

 

Music On Christmas Day

I want to thank the owners and sponsors of WSQL, White Squirrel Radio, for broadcasting Christmas music on Christmas day. There were no commercials and no breaks for news. The music selected was tasteful and inspirational. On the hour, Mayor Jimmy...

 

Hospital Staff: Kind And Concerned

Dec. 28, 2017, I checked into Transylvania Regional Hospital for a routine out-patient operation. From the moment the automatic sliding glass doors closed behind me when I walked in until the same glass doors closed behind me as I walked out after...

 

At The Next AAUW Meeting: Caring For Military Veterans

Pisgah Legal Services will be giving a presentation on the plight and problems of our military veterans and what is involved in caring for them at the next AAUW meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at noon at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd across...

 

News Of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest For the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s Jan. 10 meeting the speaker will be Beth Branagan, a social worker for Transylvania County Schools. Branagan will speak about the homeless youth in Transylvania County. In April...

 

TRH Strengthened By Mission Health Membership - Brevard, NC

By Michele Pilon As we enter 2018, many of us have carefully considered our New Year’s resolutions. We’re now all ready to live up to the goals we’ve set for ourselves, or at least give it our best shot. Our goal at Transylvania Regional Hospit...

 

The Pisgah Conservancy Offers Specialty License Plates

The Pisgah Conservancy offers specialty license plates that are now available for order. License plates can be purchased for $30 (plus an additional $30 if personalizing). Of this fee, $20 goes directly to the Pisgah Conservancy. Funding is used for...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, Jan. 7, the church celebrates Gary Greene on his retirement. Greene will preach at both services, with a reception to honor him after the 11 a.m. service. The sacrament of The Lord’s Supper will be...

 

Legal Notices for January 4, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 17-E-259 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of John P. Brown, Jr., Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons, firms, and corporations... Full story

 

The Journey Inward: Is Tribalism Jeopardizing Our Future?

By Dr. John Campbell Do you long for a time in our country when we value, rather than oppose, those we disagree with? Do you long for a leader who helps constituencies talk to each other and attempts to bring people together and bind our wounds? Do...

 

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