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Articles from the January 20, 2020 edition

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 By Matt McGregor    News    January 20, 2020

City Facing EPA Scrutiny – Brevard, NC

The N.C. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued several subpoenas to city of Brevard employees to appear before a grand jury, with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte in charge of the investigation, according to a press release...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    January 20, 2020

Rosman: Water Safe To Drink – Rosman, NC

The water is now safe to drink in the town of Rosman, according to a message on the Rosman Town Hall Facebook page. On Friday, another Facebook post said lightning had struck the town’s water pump and work was underway to fix the break. The...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    January 20, 2020

TNRC Approves Resolution Supporting Ecusta Trail – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently voted on a resolution supporting the concept of the Ecusta Hike/Bike Trail, as well as to elect Stephanie Adams as the chairperson to...

 

TNT's Ernie Johnson To Speak Locally

On Sunday, Jan. 26, Ernie Johnson Jr., a sportscaster for Turner Sports and CBS Sports, will speak at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. Johnson is the lead announcer for Major League...

 

Money Raised Will Provide Art Teachers Necessary Supplies – Transylvania County, NC

Visual arts teachers in Transylvania County Schools have been awarded $5,000 for art supplies, according to a Transylvania Community Arts Council press release. A "Holiday Happy Hour and Silent...

 

Pisgah Health Foundation Provides $180,000 In Grants To BRCC – Transylvania County, NC

Blue Ridge Community College recently received $180,000 in grants from the Pisgah Health Foundation. The grant will fund projects to elevate awareness of and increase education of the workforce that provides mental health and substance abuse care in...

 

Sierra Club To Meet Thursday

The leadership of the Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club will present its vision for the future of the group at 7:30 p.m., Thursday. The meeting will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church at the intersection of South Broad and Varsity streets in...

 

Wood Carvers At Silvermont Whittle Away – Transylvania County, NC

The Wood Carvers at Silvermont meet from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Thursdays of the month....

 

How Far Have We Come?

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.’” -Martin Luther King Jr.   It has been more than 55 years since...

 

King's Words

Martin Luther King Jr. died in 1968, 52 years ago, but his words still ring true today: “Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. I have a dream that one day a nation will rise up and live out the true...

 

Words Matter

We all know of the tragic, sometimes permanent damage that can be done to the solidarity of a family caused by emotionally-driven criticism of a loved one. Whether based on the actual factual circumstances or faulty understanding of a situation, the...

 

It's About Nothing

The TV show “Seinfeld,” once referred to itself as “a show about nothing.” Perhaps that’s where the Democrats got their inspiration for impeaching the president. Their claims of presidential wrongdoing are about nothing. The first article...

 

TRH MRI Services Enriched By New, High-Tech Machine

Ushering in the New Year is all about fresh starts, and I’ve got one to announce for Transylvania Regional Hospital. This month I’d like to highlight our MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) services, and our fresh start is that we have a brand new...

 

Howard Bradburn Signs With N.C. State

The following briefs are from Thursday, Jan. 22, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. N.C. State bound Howard Bradburn signed his letter of intent to attend the Raleigh institution and play football for the Wolfpack. The 6’2”, 220-pound...

 

Historian Discovers Cheaters Often Win

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Benedict, Marie. “Lady Clementine.” The first time Clementine saved Winston’s life was from an oncoming train, but she continued to save his life in many ways over...

 

Art Guild Plans for 2020

The Transylvania Art Guild officers met and made plans for 2020 with a full slate of speakers and demonstrations for the year. From left to right are J.C. Chapman (treasurer), Cindy Zimmerman...

 

BLT 2020 Season Opens With 'Virtually In Love'

Brevard Little Theatre opens its 2020 season with a romantic comedy and winner of the 2009 McClaren Comedy award “Virtually in Love,” written and directed by local playwright Brad Owen of Mills River. A psychologist by trade, Owen has written...

 

Taurus, The Bull, Challenges Orion, The Hunter

The Stars Orion, the hunter, is rising higher in the eastern sky each evening. Locate his belt marked by three bright stars in a row from east to west, Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka. Now, draw a line...

 

WNC Weddings & Events Recognized

Local wedding planning and coordination business WNC Weddings & Events was announced a winner of the 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards, an accolade representing the top wedding professionals across the board in quality, service, responsivenes...

 

Pork Medallions Are Simple But Elegant

It seems to me that people who love to cook at home often have two separate styles of recipes that they rely on. First come the everyday dishes that they make week after week for their family and any...

 

Teaching: A Circus With No Time For Clowns

Every job has its obstacles, and most every job has some benefits—perhaps only pay if nothing else. It’s easy to misunderstand or be ignorant of all the requirements of any job unless you yourself have done it or intimately know someone who has....

 

Gardner Institute Receives Gates Foundation Grant

The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, located in Brevard, has been selected by, and will receive a grant from, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to serve as an Intermediary for Scale. The designation and related...

 

Recap Of Getting Ahead Graduation In December – Brevard, NC

Graduation was held on Dec. 11 for the Getting Ahead program at Sharing House. Getting Ahead is a 15-week program designed to examine the impact poverty has on individuals and the community, build...

 

Lady Blue Devil Swim Team Takes First At Conference Meet

For the second time in three seasons, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils proved to be the best swim team in the conference on Friday, taking the top spot at the Mountain Six Conference meet in...

 

Dorothy Wilson Schieve

Dorothy Wilson Schieve, 95, passed away at Tore’s Home in Brevard, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. She was born in Bonham, Texas, Oct. 25, 1924, to George and Bessie Wilson. She was preceded in death by her...

 

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