Articles from the January 13, 2020 edition

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 By Alex Perri    News    January 13, 2020

New Details Lead To Dropped Charges – Transylvania County, NC

After 48-year-old Lynn Benton spent more than a year in the Transylvania County Detention Center, charges, including felony indecent liberties with a child, were dropped against him, and now he wants...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 13, 2020

Academy Reviewing Its Curriculum – Brevard, NC

School Director Ted Duncan informed the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors last Wednesday evening the school staff is reviewing how the school’s curriculum aligns with state standards. Since Brevard Academy is a...

 

Missing Teenager Found Safe – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office said 16-year-old Alexander Charles Sweet was safe and well after he showed up at his father’s house at about 11 p.m., last Wednesday. Sweet went missing around 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, from the Indian Camp...

 

First Pediatric Flu Death Reported In Western N.C. – Transylvania County, NC

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first influenza-associated pediatric death for the 2019–2020 flu season. A child in the western part of the state died in December from complications associated with...

 

Clarification: Pisgah Paws Cat Cafe – Brevard, NC

A Nov. 21, 2019, story in The Transylvania Times about Pisgah Paws Cat Café reported that the facility had been fined by the state and was cited as being “not in compliance” and “needs” improvement.” Owner Erica Erickson alleged that the...

 

Unaffiliated District 11 Candidate Seeking Signatures – Transylvania County, NC

Polk County chiropractor, business owner and health legislative advocate Dr. Winn Sams is running as an unaffiliated candidate for N.C.’s Congressional District 11, which includes Transylvania...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    January 13, 2020

A Number Of New Laws Went Into Effect At The Start Of New Year

Eighteen new laws went into effect on New Year’s Day in North Carolina covering a broad variety of topics, from storm disaster relief to new fees for hunting and fishing licenses. One law makes several changes to the statutes governing the...

 

Exhibit Shines A Light On Faces Of Freedom – Brevard, NC

Transylvania Community Arts Council and Nicola Karesh have partnered again for the 6th annual Faces of Freedom expressive art exhibition. The invitational show features minority and other...

 

Time To Inform

   The recent decision by President Trump to launch a drone strike that killed Iranian Major General Qassim Suleimani and nine others has raised numerous questions about whether or not the president usurped Congress’s Constitutional authority....

 

Would Chamberlain's Approach Be Better?

The recent military operation in response to repeated and escalating attacks by Iran by eliminating the central leader of those outrages, an acknowledged terrorist and serial murderer, has elicited predictable criticism from those who oppose any and...

 

Real Enemies Are Here

Our real enemies are not in some distant land. They are not people whose names we don’t know and cultures we don’t understand. The enemy is people we know very well and people we can identify. The enemy is a system that wages war when it’s...

 

CarePartners Were Wonderful

There are many reasons to feel lucky to live in this area. Add this one to the long list: an extraordinary group of talented and caring nurses, social workers, therapists and others who provide help and comfort in life’s most painful time. During...

 

Carolina Blue And Blue Eyed Bettys To Perform

185 King Street is hosting a weekend of incredible Bluegrass music. Carolina Blue will take the stage on Friday night, Jan. 17, followed by The Blue Eyed Bettys on Saturday, Jan. 18. Carolina Blue is...

 

Physical Activity Boosts Health And Slows Aging

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Grey, Iona. “The Glittering Hour.” Selina comes from the “right” kind of family and is expected to marry well. Lawrence is a talented painter, though he has no...

 

Arts Council Announces Pottery Classes For 2020

The Transylvania Community Arts Council (TC Arts) has announced that registration has begun for winter pottery and ceramics classes and open studio sessions beginning Jan. 21. The classes are taught by ceramic education director, Philippa Lampos....

 

African American Workers Constructed Buildings To Last

When Transylvania County undertook an architectural survey in 1990-1991 it included structures built from 1820-1941. Only a small number of buildings within the African American communities of the...

 

Brevard Rotary Presents Grant To The Boys & Girls Club

Thanks to record breaking turnout for the three 5K and Fun Run races in 2019, the Rotary Club of Brevard was pleased to present a check for $7,500 to the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club. "We are...

 

Good For You Recipe: Pan Seared Fillets, Vegetable Spaghetti

Let’s start with the good-for-you part of the recipe. Salmon is a superbly healthy main-dish ingredient; an excellent source of lean protein that is also rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids....

 

Pisgah Forest Rotary

For the month of January 2020 the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club speaker chair is Abe Pallas. The Rotary International theme for the month is vocational service. The speaker on Jan. 15 will be Abe Pallas, vocational services chairman. He will be leading...

 

Understanding The Read To Achieve Program

If you are a parent of a third grader in North Carolina, you have more than likely heard about the North Carolina Read to Achieve Program. You might have been invited to a parent night explaining this program or received monthly communication...

 

BRCC Offers Spring Continuing Education Classes

Blue Ridge Community College has released the continuing education classes they are offering this spring. They are: Art Drawing Fundamentals meets Feb. 3-March 23 on Mondays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Registration fee is $65. Automotive And Transportation A...

 

Holocaust Survivor To Address Audience Of All Ages

Holocaust survivor Walter Ziffer will address an audience of all ages in Ingram Auditorium at Brevard College, this Thursday, Jan. 16, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Thanks to Brevard Middle School with support from Brevard College and the Brevard Jewish...

 

Food Lion Foundation Donates To North Toxaway Baptist Church Food Bank

The North Toxaway Baptist Church Food Bank, which services Quebec, Sapphire, and Lake Toxaway low-income families, has received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed local residents. The North Toxaway Baptist Church Food...

 

Mary Suttles Banks

Mary Suttles Banks, 90, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. She was the daughter of the late William and Leoda Rippy Suttles. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Banks; one daughter, Sarah Whisnant; two brothers, William...

 

Hank Dowling

Hank Dowling, of Etowah, a man of faith and family, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 7, 2020. Loved by all that knew him, he will be dearly missed. He worked as a logistics technician at Genesys in Ashev...

 

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