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Articles from the January 15, 2018 edition

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Partisan Board Election Coming

Filing for the May 8 primaries begins Feb. 12 and will include for the first time partisan elections for the Transylvania County Board of Education. As previously reported, in 2016 Chris Whitmire, then state representative for District 113, which...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 15, 2018

Academy Calendar To Stay The Same - Pisgah Forest, NC

Despite missing two days of school and starting school late five days due to inclement weather since the beginning of December, Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy currently does not have to make up those days. School director Ted Duncan...

 

Groundbreaking For Industrial Building Set - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Transylvania Economic Alliance will hold a groundbreaking celebration at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at 200 Welcome St. in Brevard. Elected leadership and project stakeholders will gather to celebrate this collaborative effort, which is designed to...

 

MLK Jr. Day - Brevard, NC

The community gathered Saturday at Bethel "A" Baptist Church for the annual brunch as part of the events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Brevard College students helped serve up the hearty...

 

Happy Retirement

After a 43-year career with the city of Brevard, Desiree Perry is ready to take things a little easier. On Friday, the city invited the public to wish Perry, who ended her career at Town Hall as city...

 

Picturesque Parkway

Florence Allbaugh captured this frozen scene over the weekend on the Blue Ridge Parkway....

 

Henson Seeking 2nd Term

Cody Henson said it has been “the honor of (his) lifetime” to serve the people of House District 113 as its representative in the N.C. General Assembly. Henson, a Republican, will seek his party’s nomination in May for another two-year term...

 

It's Never Too Late To Learn A New Thing

Most weeks in Transylvania County, there are typically classes or programs available to help one learn a new skill. Recently Tull Glazener, a master dulcimer instructor, arranger and performer,...

 

America's Ethos

Today we commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There will be marches, speeches, dinners and other events to honor King, a man who pursued the dream first espoused by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, that “…all...

 

Grodnik Disinforms Readers On Climate Change

Jim Grodnik’s recent (Jan. 1, 2018) letter is a dishonest smear against scientists and science. Essentially every statement in the letter is false, untruthful or misleading, In calling the “Hockey Stick” a “theory,” Grodnik demonstrates a...

 

Counting Blessings

The New Year is a traditional time for resolutions, many of which will fall by the wayside. Therefore, I have once again decided to count my blessings instead of making resolutions. Those blessings are many, with being a resident at College Walk, a...

 

Train Depot Is Waste Of Money

This is a letter of complaint. How much did it cost taxpayers for Mayor Harris to send all Brevard residents a letter asking for contributions to rebuild the train depot? One hundred bucks to purchase a brick with your name on it and no telling what...

 

Courthouse And Pension Obligations

The Christmas day letter from a Transylvania County employee cast doubt on the affordability of a new courthouse. The “wage freeze” precedent set when the Morris Road Facility was completed is key to the argument to rethink the Commissioners’...

 

Time To Remove Trump

A blatant racist and liar has no place in The People’s House. He lost the presidential election by almost 3 million votes, so he needs to leave or be removed. Sally MacMillan Brevard...

 

Another Orwell Quote

For Jim Grodnik (Transylvania Times, Jan. 11), who not only mocks the notion of climate change but uses a quote from George Orwell to mock intellectuals as well, here’s another Orwell quote: “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more...

 

Economics Of Climate Change

A study cited by the National Geographic Society on the economic cost of climate change was most revealing. The study said extreme weather made worse by climate change and health impacts of burning fossil fuels has cost the U.S. economy $240 billion...

 

What About Washington And Lincoln?

The Jan. 11 issue of The Transylvania Times contained a front page notice, “MLK Events Planned.” It will be interesting to see in February if any events will be planned for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on Feb. 12 and George Washington’s...

 

Ignorant Comments

I thought that I had already heard all the most ignorant comments on climate change. Now having read Jim Grodnik’s recent letter, I stand corrected. Marc Schneider Brevard...

 

Immigration Is Our Strength

I am a Jew, a Semite, the exact same race as the children of Ishmael. I have six grandchildren. One has a mother from Columbia; five have a mother born in Algeria; one of my sons has no children, but his wife is African-American. When we sit down at...

 

Picturing The Past: Railroad Dramatically Boosted Brevard's Population - Brevard, NC

In 1894 the railroad arrived in Brevard bringing with it a new era. Branson's Business Directory lists the population of Brevard as 350 in 1890; by 1896 it was 500. According to the U.S. Federal Censu...

 

Tornados Place Third In Omnium, Capture Relay Title

The Brevard College cyclocross team returned to the course Thursday afternoon and placed third in the overall Varsity Team Omnium at the USA Cycling National Championships. The Tornados, who...

 

Prep Roundup

Bearcats Sweep Blue Devils At Home Brevard High School dropped a pair of road conference games Friday night at Hendersonville, with the boys’ side falling 58-52 and the girls’ team losing by a final of 49-36. The Lady Blue Devils were in a...

 

BC Asst. Soccer Coach Signs With Semi-Pro Team

Brevard College assistant women's soccer coach Octavia Saunders has signed a deal to compete on the pitch this summer for the Asheville City Soccer Club, a semi-professional team that will compete in...

 

Tornados Take Down Wolves For Fourth Straight Win

The tandem of Annalee Bollinger and Destiny Williams scored 16 points each and teammate Kelsie Rhyne added 12 as the Brevard College women’s basketball team moved its winning streak to four games following a 72-47 triumph over visiting Wesleyan on...

 

Shop Wild And Local

There's nothing like a few weeks of real North Carolina mountain winter weather to bring one's awareness back to necessity mode. As everyone buckles down for a while, just the sense of preparedness...

 

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