Articles from the January 30, 2020 edition

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Rosenwald News

Judy Griffin offered the following as part of our community news: "I read the editorial in our local newspaper on Jan. 20, 2020, titled, "How Far Have We Come?" I was left a bit... — Updated 1/29/2020


Cathey's Creek News

Cathey’s Creek Community Center In the Bible Mission meets every Sunday morning at the Cathey’s Creek Community Center. Sunday school/Bible study begins at 10 a.m., and singing and preaching starts at 11 a.m. Rev. Pete Lee is... — Updated 1/29/2020


Make A Difference For Children Through St. Baldrick's Of Transylvania County – Transylvania County, NC

The public may know St. Baldrick’s from the buzz that surrounds the annual head shaving event, but in the bigger picture, St. Baldrick’s is one of the leading foundations who are advocating and funding the research that goes... — Updated 1/29/2020


Dunn's Rock News

Preparing For Success It's hard to say "no" to Kae Parker – or maybe it's just easy to say "yes" to her. Kae, who retired after 28 years of directing the county's Child... — Updated 1/29/2020


Jeanne Marie Smith

Jeanne Marie Smith, 93, died Jan. 8, 2020, in Brevard. She was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Olean, N.Y., to Joseph and Dorothy Smith. She graduated from New York City’s Latin American... — Updated 1/29/2020


John Francis Dordoni

John Francis Dordoni, 94, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. He was the son of the late Joseph and Linda Gardella Dordoni. His sisters, Eleanor Dordoni and Joan Hunnell, and husband, William, preceded him in... — Updated 1/29/2020


Ernest "Shorty" L.C. Galloway

Ernest "Shorty" L.C. Galloway, 85, of Brevard, husband of Mildred Phillips Galloway, went on to be with the Lord, Jan. 28, 2020, at Accordius Health, of Brevard. A native of... — Updated 1/29/2020


Connestee Falls News

Kicked Off The Bucket List So how did you celebrate your 80th birthday? Dinner out, maybe? A little party? Well, Lois O’Connor had a better idea. She marked the beginning of her ninth decade by dancing with the Radio City... — Updated 1/29/2020


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us this Sunday, Feb. 2, as Keith Thompson continues a series on sharpening our focus on some of the vitals of faithful ministry. His sermon will be “20/20 When it Comes to Happiness, Part... — Updated 1/29/2020


Has American History Gone By The Wayside?

One of my joyful memories is history classes with Dr. Richard Zuber at Wake Forest University. I had been invited by history department professors to take part in the Senior Honors program in history. I became a member of a small... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Ten Years In The Making – Blue Devils Defeat Mustangs

The going got tough, but Brevard kept going. After trailing by seven points at halftime, the Blue Devils fought their way back in the second half to claim a 45-40 victory over the... — Updated 1/29/2020


Students To Display Science, Technology Prowess

Children and adults of all ages are invited to the Science & Technology Expo Thursday, Jan. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Rogow Room in the Transylvania County Library. Light refr... — Updated 1/29/2020


Democratic Party

Transylvania County Democrats have caught the activism wave and are excited about their upcoming cluster meetings for the following precincts: Brevard 1, Brevard 3, Brevard 4, Cathey’s Creek, Cedar Mountain, Dunn’s Rock, East... — Updated 1/29/2020


No Super Bowl Sunday Is Complete Without Chicken Wings

Few events generate as much enthusiasm among sports fans and non-sports fans as the Super Bowl. For sports fans who can't wait to see the National Football League crown a new champi... — Updated 1/29/2020


Two Discover Natural Transylvania Programs Are Coming To Library

Discover Natural Transylvania is back in February with two programs. At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, botanist and ecologist Ed Schwatzman will present “Transylvania County: Land of Waterfalls and… Bogs?!” in the Transylvania... — Updated 1/29/2020


Cedar Mountain News

Soup And Desert Cook-Off Fundraiser A large crowd gathered at the Cedar Mountain Community Center and enjoyed sampling all the wonderful soups and desserts Saturday night. It was... — Updated 1/29/2020


Balsam Grove News

Eastatoe Bingo Bingo for this month has been cancelled. It will resume in March. Silversteen Bingo Bingo will be held Feb. 8 at Silversteen Community Center. Food sales start at 5 p.m. and bingo at 6 p.m. Zion Baptist Church Zion... — Updated 1/29/2020


Dennis To Demonstrate Mixed Media At TAG

Patricia Dennis, a past president of Connestee Art League, will present techniques in mixed media on Feb. 6 at the Transylvania County Art Guild meeting. The meeting will be held... — Updated 1/29/2020


Why I'm For Warren

Last week I settled on Elizabeth Warren as my choice for president because I see her as combining some of Bernie Sanders’ and Joe Biden’s strengths — and as departing from each of them in important ways. Like Bernie,... — Updated 1/29/2020


Get Facts On Coronavirus

While the Internet has its benefits, it also has its detriments – one being the spread of false information. Unfortunately, there is a tendency among many to believe the first thing they read without logically analyzing the... — Updated 1/29/2020


Heart of Brevard Hosts Its Annual Meeting – Brevard, NC

The Heart of Brevard held its annual meeting Monday at the DFR room. (Times photos by Jeremiah Reed)... — Updated 1/29/2020


Come See Pisgah Pete Make His Predictions – Brevard, NC

The public is invited to attend the sixth annual “White Squirrel Day” on Sunday at Mayberry’s on West Main Street in Brevard. During the event, white squirrel Pisgah Pete will predict whether there will be six more weeks of... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Report: County Should Be Healthier – Transylvania County, NC

Brevard and Transylvania County should be healthier than they are, according to Margaret Adamek, a food policy expert with the Blue Zones Project. The Blues Zones Project is an initiative that seeks to makes healthy choices easier... — Updated 1/29/2020


Brevard Music Center Announces New Season – Brevard, NC

For more than 10 weeks this summer, from May until August, Brevard Music Center (BMC) will bring 40,000 music lovers to its campus. Audiences of all ages will have a chance to see... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Agencies Address UWTC's Upcoming Closure – Transylvania County, NC

Finding the missing financial piece of the puzzle within an already shifting nonprofit budget has become more challenging for local agencies that have lost their biggest piece, United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC). After 65... — Updated 1/29/2020


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