Articles from the January 21, 2019 edition

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Fishing Tips To Help Beat The Winter Blues

As I travel around to fishing shows, I often hear people talking about wanting to get on the stream and go fishing once it warms up. In reality, some of our best fishing of the year in the Southern...

 

Pisgah Conservancy Receives Grant For Trail Maintenance

The National Forest Foundation has awarded a $22,000 grant through its 2019 Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences Program to The Pisgah Conservancy for maintenance work on the Art Loeb, Exercise, and Eastatoe Trails on the Pisgah Ranger...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•1206, 475-B, 477, Wash Creek Rd., Courthouse Creek Rd. all closed in Pisgah •Blue Ridge Parkway is closed •Trees down on Butter Gap Trail •Trees down on Spencer Gap Trail •Tree down on Lower Trace Ridge trail •Trees down on Joel Branch T...

 

Brevard Scores First Conference Win Over Hendersonville

After a shaky first quarter, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils outscored the Hendersonville Bearcats in each of the final three frames to pick up their first win in the Mountain Six Conference. Brevard...

 

Bearcats' Pressure Wears Down Blue Devils In Home Loss

For the first eight minutes Friday night, the Brevard Blue Devils stood toe-to-toe with the conference-leading Hendersonville Bearcats. Unfortunately, the visitors' high-pressure defense forced a...

 

Blue Devils, Tigers Wrap Up Regular Season At Rams Duals

On Saturday, the Brevard and Rosman wrestling teams traveled to Fletcher to participate in the William Rosendale Memorial Rams Dual tournament at T.C. Roberson. The following are the results for each team. Brevard A.C. Reynolds 45, Brevard 33. North...

 

The Value Of Empathy

A good but infrequent thing happened toward the beginning of a nearly three-hour joint workshop with the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and the Transylvania County Board of Education last Wednesday evening. Kara Millonzi, a lawyer from...

 

Nothing New

I have been keeping up with the current political issues intently the last two years Trump has been our president, and often with absolute disbelief, how our federal legislators have become so polarized. Yet at the same time, I hear of continued talk...

 

Tornados Split Home Weekend Series Against Panthers

Senior guard Annalee Bollinger recorded a season-high 26 points as the Brevard College Tornados (8-9, 4-7 USAS) picked up a big USA South victory against the LaGrange Panthers (10-8, 4-5 USAS) on Saturday afternoon at the Boshamer Gymnasium. The...

 

Rosman Splits In Home SMC Contests Against Swain

Rosman split with Swain County Friday night, winning the boys' game and losing the girls' game. The Tigers are back in action Tuesday at home against Highlands....

 

Roundabouts Will Be Disastrous

I realize that nothing will induce the City Fathers to change their minds, but I can foresee disaster once the roundabouts are completed on 64. As a driver of 35 years in the U.K. and 10 years in the U.S., I find the system of traffic lights here...

 

Tired Of Shutdown

I am really tired of this whole government shutdown fiasco, where politics seems to trump reason. Border security should not be about building a monument to one man’s ego. We can’t afford it. Every day we add to the national debt, with no end in...

 

Two Words

I have two words in response to the letter by Gus Napier: Trump 2020. Mike Geremia Brevard...

 

Republicans Fully Agree With Trump

The Republican Party of Transylvania County stands in full agreement with President Trump in his efforts to secure our southern border. We also stand firm in our support of Congressman Mark Meadows in his positions to support the border protection...

 

Guest Column: Local Library Is A Great Place To Volunteer

January is the month of resolutions. It’s the month of setting off on a new path or of reviving an unmet resolution from the previous year. January can be a time of reflection that awakens in us something that had been teasing at our brain but...

 

Guest Column: Points Of Light Connect Rural, Urban Areas

Twenty years ago this month, I was just finishing up work with the “Rural Prosperity Task Force,” an intense, six-month investigation of rural North Carolina. The 25-member group, made up of people from the rural and urban parts of our state,...

 

Glancing Back, Jan. 23, 1969: Jaycees Name Huggins Young Man Of Year

The following briefs are from Thursday, Jan. 23, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. _______________ John R. Huggins, Principal of Brevard Junior High School, was named “Outstanding Young Man of the Year” at the Brevard Jaycees’ annual...

 

Picturing The Past: Dairy Queen Became The First Fast Food Franchise In County

Today, Brevard has numerous fast food franchises along the Asheville Highway, but in the 1950s there were few businesses of any type beyond Brevard College. There were a number of restaurants in downt...

 

Sister Remembers Her Shooting Victim Brother

Rita Searcy still finds herself trying to text her big brother, Waybern Shelton. "I texted him every day," Searcy said. "If something happens, I want to tell him, but then I have to stop and remember,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 21, 2019

Boards Discuss School Funding

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education held a joint workshop entitled “Working Together: School Boards, Counties and Local Funding for Public Schools” in the library’s Rogow Room Wednesday evening. Kara Millonzi,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 21, 2019

Officials Concerned By Dead Deer In East Fork Area

Sixteen shot dead deer were found recently, left on the side of the road in the East Fork community, according to David Whitmire. Whitmire, owner of Headwaters Outfitters and chair of the N.C. Wildlif...

 

Homeless Count Set In County For Jan. 31

Southern Mountains Homeless Coalition (SMHC) and The Haven of Transylvania County will be conducting a Point-in-Time count on Jan. 31. The annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count provides a snapshot of homelessness in counties across the U.S. on a single...

 

Legal Notices: January 21, 2019

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE TO EXTEND THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Brevard City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2018-33 during its regula...

 

Georgia Ann Reid Fowler

Georgia Ann Reid Fowler, 85, of Cashiers, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Ethel Reid. Along with her husband of 63 years, Adrion, they owned and...

 

Nancy Marie Justice Lance

Nancy Marie Justice Lance, 76, of Rosman, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. A native of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Edith Justice. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her...

 

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