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Déjà Vu: Winter In The Mountains

This last part of winter is when I feel the cold the most, when spring is just around the corner and the sap is near rising. Soon the forest floor will be green once again, and delicate ephemeral wild...

 

Legal Notices: February 4, 2019

The Transylvania County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) announces the availability of $104,212 in intervention and prevention funds for services to youths most at risk of court involvement. JCPC funds require a local cash or in-kind match...

 

Savvy Senior: Do I Need To File A Tax Return This Year?

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? My income dropped way down when I had to retire last year, so I’m wondering if I need to file a tax return this year. Retired Ron Dear Ron, Whether or...

 

Only One Flag

(Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a two-part editorial.) Even though the Civil War ended more than 150 years ago, there are few things that engender more passion and divisiveness than the Confederate flag. In today’s paper, readers...

 

Katherine Sink Somelofski

Katherine Sink Somelo-fski, passed away Jan. 19, 2019. She was born Nov. 14, 1955, in Asheville, to Mary Elizabeth Barwick Sink and Carl Jackson Sink. She grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she was a graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School. She...

 

'Rough Rider' Sought Universal Health Insurance

In 1912, former President Theodore Roosevelt put forth a series of progressive ideas to protect the health and well-being of the American people. At the top of his list stood universal health insurance. Not for the first time was the “Rough...

 

Dishonor To All Veterans

Last year at the American Legion sponsored Memorial Day Parade members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Camp #15 were invited to participate in the parade to honor their veteran ancestors along with all organizations wishing to honor...

 

Prescribed Burns: Beneficial And Cost Effective For Managing Habitat

Some people see smoke in the vicinity of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission game lands and their immediate thoughts go to wildfires. What they’re witnessing is actually one of the most beneficial and cost-effective methods of managing habitat for...

 

Shutdown Impacts Sharing House

The way Transylvanians continue to give food and resources to help neighbors in need is heartwarming. So many people care. Truly this is a snapshot of a caring community! At Sharing House we regularly help the “working poor,” minimum wage...

 

Guest Column: Finding Common Ground On The Confederate Flag

The following is the Transylvania NAACP’s response to the Brevard City Council and City Attorney Michael Pratt on the issue of the public display of the Confederate flag during public events: We are profoundly disappointed that the Brevard City...

 

Glancing Back: Ed Emory Named BHS Football Coach

The following briefs are from Thursday, Feb. 6, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. _______________ Coach Edward H. Emory, presently a member of the Wake Forest University football coaching staff, has been appointed athletic director and head foo...

 

Dogwood Health Trust Now Operating

With Friday’s announcement of the completion of Mission Health System’s sale of assets to HCA Healthcare, Dogwood Health Trust is now officially operating as a private, nonprofit foundation whose purpose is to dramatically improve the health and...

 

Climber Rescued After Falling At Looking Glass

The condition of the climber who fell 100-to-150 feet on Looking Glass Rock Saturday evening was unknown as of this morning. The climber was transported by helicopter to Mission Hospital after being aided by the Transylvania County Rescue Squad. The...

 

Communities Have Option To Plan

Transylvania County commissioners have approved a process for each community, if they want, to develop small area plans. By a 3-2 vote, commissioners approved the process (see chart on 10A) during their meeting last week. Prior to the vote, County...

 

Groups Team Up To Tackle Ash Tree Killer

Two local conservation groups are teaming up to save ash trees in Pisgah National Forest from the blight of the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB). MountainTrue and The Pisgah Conservancy have launched...

 

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