Articles from the November 11, 2019 edition

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College Looking At Claims Of Abuse – Brevard, NC

In response to an anonymous letter published last week in the student newspaper, Brevard College officials announced Friday they are conducting an internal investigation into allegations of abuse by m...

 

Council Approves Center's Design, Budget – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council voted unanimously last Wednesday to approve the design plans and budget for the new 5,000-square-foot Mary C. Jenkins Community Center (MCJCC). During the council's fall retreat,...

 

Brevard's PharmAgra Labs Joins Chinese Company – Brevard, NC

Brevard-based pharmaceutical research and development company PharmAgra Labs is slated to become Raybow USA as the local company joins Raybow Pharmaceutical, a global pharmaceutical chemistry...

 

Christmas Shoeboxes Will Be Collected Nov. 18-25 – Brevard, NC

This month, two sites in Transylvania County will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, N...

 

N.C. State Bar Disbars Local Attorney For Notary Fraud – Brevard, NC

Local attorney Erica Erickson has been disbarred from the N.C. State Bar for “notary fraud.” In September, the State Bar stated that Erickson “knowingly made false statements to the court,” made “false certifications” and failed to...

 

Pause To Remember – Brevard, NC

A Veterans Day celebration was held today at the courthouse gazebo in downtown Brevard. The day is the anniversary of the armistice signing, which ended World War I. (Times photos by Park...

 

Heart Of Brevard Seeking Musicians, Groups For Festival – Brevard, NC

The Heart of Brevard is looking for musicians and groups to perform Christmas music during Twilight Tour. There are several venues and opportunities available. Twilight Tour will be held from 4 p.m....

 

Women In The Military

In March of 1776, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband, John Adams, “I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.” While Ms. Adams was writing about her husband’s and other men’s...

 

TVS And Free Rein

Free Rein, a wonderful therapeutic riding program in our community, recently held its annual fundraiser, the Mane Event, which included both a silent and a live auction. As I reviewed the offerings for the live auction, I was drawn to a beautiful...

 

Disregarding Local Elections

As exemplified by the mantra, “freedom isn’t free,” one of the primary reasons people serve in the military is to protect our freedoms. Unfortunately, while many Americans, including thousands of Transylvanians, have been willing to sacrifice...

 

A Coup, Not Impeachment

I would like to respond to Gerald Kilpatrick’s letter in last Monday’s Nov. 4 Transylvania Times. The main thing that he omitted is the simple matter of fact. The fact is that Bill Clinton was not impeached for having sex. He was correct in that...

 

Congratulations, BHS Volleyball

We would like to congratulate the BHS volleyball team on their great season and being ranked as the second best team in class 2A division in North Carolina. The team played well together and were a joy to watch. The team finished with a record of 26...

 

The Inside Story Of Star Wars' C3PO

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Hand, Elizabeth. “Curious Toys.” Fourteen-year-old Pin dresses as boy so she can be part of the gang that hangs around the Riverview Amuse-ment Park without being...

 

Michner Boots Goal To Win Championship

The following briefs are from the Thursday, Nov. 13, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Due to Brevard Little Theatre being in new quarters this year, it will be necessary for all theatregoers to reserve seats. The new theatre in-the-alley is...

 

'Winter Lights' Holiday Light Show Returns To N.C. Arboretum

The North Carolina Arboretum will once again light up Asheville this holiday season with its sixth annual “Winter Lights” holiday light show. On display nightly, Friday, Nov. 22, through Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, from 6 to 10 p.m., “Winter...

 

Brevard College Theater Presents 'Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play'

Brevard College Theatre will open its second production of the 2019-2020 season with “Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play.” The show runs at 7 p.m., Nov. 21-23, with an additional matinee performance on Nov. 24 at 2:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 and...

 

Crop Hunger Walk Estimate Of Giving Is $15K – Brevard, NC

Area residents raised nearly $15,000 by getting donors for their 3.1 mile walk on city streets on the afternoon of Sunday, October 13. Members of churches, civic groups and the community got together...

 

A Light, Crisp Salad That Hints At Autumn

When people think about "autumn cooking," what comes to mind most often are ingredients that seem to offer the warmth and comfort we crave during the season: earthy, meaty-tasting mushrooms, savory-sw...

 

Pisgah Rotary Club

For November, the Pisgah Rotary Club’s speaker chair is Mary Scott Christfield. The Rotary International theme for the month is The Rotary Foundation. For the Nov. 13 meeting, the topic will be “From No Tech to Bibliotech,” which will be...

 

Enjoy The Gift Of Reading Together

‘Tis the season of giving and sharing, and there is nothing that warms my heart as a librarian more than when I see families sharing a story together. One of my fondest memories as a child is having my parents read me a story before bed. This was...

 

Mountain Sun Launches The Natural Play Project

Backpacking trips, bird banding, paddling 28 miles on the French Broad River, learning primitive skills, and spending a night in a tent: these are some of the things Mountain Sun Community School...

 

Region 8 Western Regional Science Fair Registration To Open Dec. 2

Registration for the 2020 Region 8 Western Regional Science fair will open on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. The dates for this year’s fair will be Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, for grades 3-5 and Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, for grades 6-12. The fair be held at...

 

Sacred Heart Ladies Guild Tours Military Museum

Seventeen members of Sacred Heart Catholic Parish's Ladies Guild attended a customized program and took a tour of the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas on Nov. 7. November is "Women in the...

 

BHS Band To Hold Fundraiser

The Brevard High School Band mattress sale fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. The sale will have brand names, such as Simmons Beautyrest mattresses, priced up to 50 percent below retail prices at the high school...

 

Six Selected For Elementary Honors Chorus

Transylvania County Schools has announced that six student musicians were selected for the 2019 North Carolina State Elementary Honors Chorus clinic this past weekend in Winston-Salem. Evie Crider,...

 

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