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 By Alex Perri    News    February 3, 2020

Brevard College Has Big Plans For Its Campus – Brevard, NC

Brevard College is going to look much different in the coming years, with the addition of several new buildings and expansions of existing ones, according to college officials Within 24 months, the...

 

Anonymous Donor Gives Rescue Squad A $35,000 Gift – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Rescue Squad (TCRS) has received a $35,000 gift from an anonymous donor. This is the largest individual donation that TCRS has received since its inception. The county...

 
 By Ray Tuers    News    February 3, 2020

New Face Picked To Lead Boys & Girls Club – Transylvania County, NC

"Relationships are everything," said Vic Durrah, smiling. He then added, "I've never met a stranger." For Durrah, meeting and greeting people, quickly making friends of new acquaintances and finding...

 

Snowfall But Not For Long – Transylvania County, NC

On Friday morning, Transylvania County and surrounding areas were blanketed in more than 2 inches of snow. But just as quickly as it appeared, the snow didn’t stick around for too long. While the...

 

Cooperative Extension Suggests Tips For Cattle Winter Management – Transylvania County, NC

Editor’s Note: The following comes from Addison Bradley, the livestock agent with the Transylvania County Cooperative Extension. Winter nutrition and management have many focal points, but there are a few management decisions all cattle producers...

 

Latest SCORE Workshop Looked At Hazards Facing Organizations – Brevard, NC

The latest Transylvania County SCORE workshop reviewed the hazards facing any organization from all directions: the IRS, employees, customers, key assets, investors and partners, equipment and regulators. The key topics were: Are your CPA, your lawye...

 

Pisgah Pete Comes Up Short On Super Bowl Pick – Brevard, NC

Though he’s 8 years old and has a touch of cataracts, Pisgah Pete persisted in his prognostications Sunday, incorrectly choosing the San Francisco 49ers as this year’s Super Bowl winner, as well as forecasting six more weeks of winter. Pete made...

 

Moms And Sons Share A Dance, Make Memories – Transylvania County, NC

Magical memories were made this past last week when more than 70 mothers and their sons gathered at Lola's Old Hickory House at a dance created just for them. The Family Place of Transylvania County...

 

Promoting Healthy Eating

The recent presentation by Margaret Adamek, a food policy expert with the Blue Zones Project, revealed that far too many Transylvanians suffer from diseases or have negative health markers that are the result of poor diets. According to Adamek, 48...

 

Shaken By Trump's Question

I’m shaken by the release of a tape recording where Donald Trump asks “How long would Ukraine last under attack by Russia?” Trump’s agenda was not limited to removal of the United States sitting ambassador to Ukraine. It likely included...

 

Tillis Is Embarrassing

What is Senator Tillis’s opinion of Donald Trump? Does he trust him? I don’t. The impeachment trial is just another confirmation of his dishonesty and his commitment to himself, not our country. As my representative in Washington, I urged Tillis...

 

Food For Thought

Health often needs statistical sophistication to see why people are not as healthy as we’d like. People make choices that don’t line up with expectations worldwide, and it’s not an excuse to be more careful about our opinions and statistical ex...

 

As I Write

In Cedar Mountain, a heavy snow blankets our beloved hills. In Washington, there is much scurrying about and political agitation. It appears that the Republican leadership of the Senate will prevail in blocking any further testimony about Donald...

 

One More Ring, A 'Golden Ring'

I read with interest the article “Teaching: A Circus With No Time For Clowns,” written by Josh Tinsley, that so accurately described the day in the life of a teacher. I would like to add one more ring to the daily school experience, a “golden...

 

Now Congress Can Get Some Things Done

After five long months of impeachment hearings and millions of wasted taxpayer dollars later, the Democrats attempts to remove our 45th president appears to finally be coming to a close. For over three years, Democrats have made the most vicious...

 

Little Theatre's 'Virtually In Love' Is A Treat

Sunday I spent one of my most relaxing, buoyant afternoons in a long while enjoying “Virtually in Love” at Brevard Little Theater. The script was contemporary and delightful, the acting energetic and engaging, the music fitting and the set...

 

Small Changes Can Lead To Bigger Ones

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Allende, Isabel. “A Long Petal of the Sea.” Sometimes life gives us no options. This is the case for Roser, a young, pregnant widow during the Spanish Civil War. When...

 

Bumgarner Receives Award For Heroism – Transylvania County

The following briefs are from Thursday, Feb. 5, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. Brevard and Transylvania County are again in the grip of an arctic cold wave. It followed a light snowfall on Tuesday morning that closed all schools. Last...

 

Romantic Comedy Is BLT's Valentine To Brevard

In February, the days are short, and politics has everyone's hair ablaze. Mayday! Mayday! Send us some love and some laughs! Brevard Little Theatre's opening show for the season, the romantic comedy...

 

Second Saturdays Lineup Announced

EchoMix Entertain ment and Pilot Cove have released the names of bands that will performing at the Second Saturdays concert series to be held at the Pilot Cove amphitheater in Pisgah Forest May through September. Each concert has a theme with three...

 

Is 'Beetlejuice' About To Go Supernova?

The Stars It’s hard to talk about the winter stars without talking about Orion, the hunter. He is the most spectacular constellation and can be used to find other objects and patterns in the sky. Now, Orion lies high in the east as the sky darkens....

 

News of Organizations

Brevard Lion’s Club Lion’s Club International, organized over 100 years ago in Chicago, Ill., is a world-wide service organization comprised of over 1.4 million members, making it one of the largest service organizations in the world. The...

 

Adding More Heart-Healthy Foods Into Your Daily Diet

Diet and heart health go hand in hand. The American Heart Association notes that a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to fight cardiovascular diseases, which the World Health...

 

TCS Students Enjoy Sharing Their Projects

Students from different county schools participated in a Science Fair at the county library last week....

 

Award Winning Books For Youth Announced

Every year I wait with excitement to learn which books for youth will be named the best of the best and this year was no different. Publishers, educators, readers and librarians such as myself eagerly await the day that the Youth Media Awards are ann...

 

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