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Articles from the January 29, 2018 edition

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Overlooking Sexual Abuse

Last week, Dr. Larry Nassar, former Olympic women’s gymnastics team physician and sports physician at Michigan State University (MSU), was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison after he was found guilty of sexually abusing seven girls, although ne...

 

Spending By Commissioners Is Not Conservative

I am writing concerning the article in your paper about the school board wanting a $68 million bond for school construction. The article said money would be spent for extensive renovations and additions. I am all for keeping up good maintenance and...

 

Put People Ahead Of Train Depot

A couple of weeks ago I received a letter from Mayor Harris encouraging residents to donate money to re-open a train depot in Transylvania County that was torn down some years ago. Initially, I reacted with disbelief because I couldn’t believe...

 

Unsightly Litter

“Amen!” to the recent letter writers protesting the unsightly litter in Transylvania County and the need to recognize that reasonable citizens will do everything possible to keep our county beautiful and not degrade it. Sue Null...

 

Brevard VFW Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser To Be Held Feb. 17 - Brevard, NC

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4309 at 50 Veterans Circle in Brevard is holding a Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser at the post on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. The theme is “Bumped Off on Bourbon Street,” with Mardi Gras décor, Low Country...

 

Alterations Service Is Excellent

There was a short letter in the Jan. 22 Opinion of the Readers section by Jane Allen endorsing Kim’s Alterations. I also have had good experience with Kim. She has expertly repaired two sweaters that had moth holes. I could not find where the...

 

News Of Organizations

AARP AARP, Chapter 8, will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 11:15 a.m. at Bay Breeze Restaurant, located at 1830 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville. The guest speaker will be Denise O’Neill, sales director of the Landings assisted living facility in...

 

Dominant Second Half Leads Blue Devils Over Panthers - Brevard, NC

The last time the Brevard Blue Devils squared off against Franklin, the Panthers came away with a 19-point victory; and for the first few minutes of Friday night's game, it looked like history might...

 

Hot-Shooting Tornados Roll Past Panthers 80-62 - Brevard, NC

Annalee Bollinger led all scorers with 22 points, which included five 3-pointers, while the Tornados connected on 13 made treys to power past LaGrange 80-62 on Saturday afternoon. Brevard College...

 

Tornados Suffer Setback With Pair Of Conference Losses

Alex Bonner penetrated the Brevard College defense and converted the game-winning layup with 20 seconds remaining in the overtime session as LaGrange downed the Tornados 84-82 in men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. Bonner, one of four...

 

Tigers Fall To Robbinsville In SMC Contests - Rosman, NC

Last Thursday, the Rosman Tiger basketball teams lost a pair of games to the Robbinsville Black Knights in a Smoky Mountain Conference clash. Both teams also lost Friday night on the road at...

 

Transylvania Democratic Party Announces Annual Precinct Meetings

David Smith, chair of the Democratic Party of Transylvania County, has announced the 2018 annual precinct meetings, which are to be held in each of the county’s precincts in February. All registered Demo-crats are welcome to attend and are...

 

Tim Coffey Is Newest Addition To Tornados' Cycling - Brevard, NC

Brevard cycling coach Brad Perley announced the addition of Tim Coffey to the program for the 2018-19 season. The addition of Coffey, who is in his senior year at Cadillac High School in Cadillac,...

 

The Silent Complicity Behind The Larry Nassar Scandal

By the time all is said and done the investigation into the long and sordid sex abuse scandal involving Larry Nassar, a former team physician for the U.S. National Gymnastics team who also operated a medical clinic and gymnastics club at Michigan...

 

Prep Roundup

Brevard Gets Second, Rosman Sixth At Conference Tournaments The wrestling regular season wrapped up this past week as Brevard and Rosman competed at their conference tournaments. The Blue Devils participated in the Mountain Six Conference tournament...

 

Lady Blue Devils' Comeback Falls Short Against Franklin - Brevard, NC

Hannah Cabe finished with two points and Emma Berry finished with five points Friday night as the Brevard Lady Blue Devils put together a late rally against Franklin, but ultimately came up short,...

 

Finding Order Out Of Chaos

For most folks the image of fly-fishing conjures up a wide river, a middle-aged man, and long, graceful casts. Fly fishing is often described as a mixture of art and science and is referred to as...

 

Bike Trail Report

•Freeze Thaw Alert!! Please stay off the trails while they dry out. Please stick to gravel roads or the road bike. •Maintenance work on Butter Gap and Daniel Ridge trails. Be on the lookout for folks working on the trail. •Stairs at the Farlow...

 

Fire/ Rescue Options To Be Presented

During the upcoming budget process, Transylvania County staff plans to recommend strategies and options for the county’s fire/rescue services, including how these services are funded. During its recent regular meeting, the Board of Commissioners...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 29, 2018

New Restaurant, Grocery Store Planned - Brevard, NC

An ALDI grocery store is planned for the former Mr. Pete's Market site on the Asheville Highway in Brevard, while plans for a Cook Out restaurant are moving ahead. Thom Behtz, the vice president of...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 29, 2018

Cherokee Life Was Centered Around Seven Clans

Editor’s Note: During a recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting, Yvonne McCall-Dickson, a local Native American historian and continuing education professor at Blue Ridge Community College, spoke about the impact the Cherokee...

 

Thank You

(Left to right) Saronda Morgan, Anna Yount, Gregg Crowell, Lodema Crowell and Lisa Sheffield gather Friday to celebrate Crowell's 31 years with the Transylvania County Library....

 

Brevard College Remembers One Of Its Own In Celebration Of Life - Brevard, NC

“To the family, I want to thank you,” Brevard College Associate Professor of Political Communications Ralph Hamlett said. “Thank you for sharing Sweezy with this campus, and with me.” On Tuesday, Jan. 23, a little over a month after the tragi...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 29, 2018

Deputy Involved In Wreck

A Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office deputy faces charges after a traffic accident on Thursday in Asheville. The two-car accident occurred on Biltmore Avenue just before 11 p.m. The Sheriff’s Office provided information on what led up to the...

 

BLT Announces Awards, 2018 Board Members - Brevard, NC

On Saturday, Jan. 13, Brevard Little Theatre held its awards banquet gala and annual meeting, celebrating its past and welcoming its future. The event was emceed by Al Edick, veteran BLT director,...

 

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