Articles from the February 10, 2020 edition

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Four Women Liberated Italy From Fascism

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Chen, Mike. “A Beginning at the End.” Almost everyone died six years ago when the world pandemic wiped out virtually the entire world population,... — Updated 2/10/2020


BRCC Holds Spring Transfer Fair – Brevard, NC

Blue Ridge Community College students learned about programs, scholarships and admissions requirements from popular transfer destinations, including Brevard College, Liberty... — Updated 2/10/2020


NAACP Committee Helps Students, Teachers

For the founding members of the Transylvania NAACP Education Committee, it’s hard to believe the first meeting took place almost six years ago. Chairperson Sheila Mooney has headed the group since its formation. “Our goal... — Updated 2/10/2020


News Of Organizations: Democrats, Ikenobo Ikebana

Democrats Transylvania County Democratic Men’s monthly meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. or join them for dinner on your own at 6 p.m. at the Pisgah Fish Camp, 140 New Hendersonville Highway in Pisgah Forest. The... — Updated 2/10/2020


Treat Your Sweetheart To The Sweet Taste Of Italy

It can be a challenge when Valentine's Day falls on a weekday. If you have a job or other demanding activities but want to cook for your Valentine, as many people wish to do, how... — Updated 2/10/2020


Blue Ridge Health – Transylvania Receives Grant For Access To Enhanced Behavioral Health Services – Transylvania County, NC

The Pisgah Health Foundation has awarded Blue Ridge Health (BRH) – Transylvania a $168,300 grant to provide increased access to behavioral health services in Transylvania County. The practice, which recently relocated to 29 W.... — Updated 2/10/2020


History And Architecture Of J.R. Zachary House

As the population of Brevard grew in the early 1900s, the town expanded beyond the original 50 acres bordered by Probart, Morgan, Rice and England streets. A 1910 survey by A.L.... — Updated 2/10/2020


'Joy' Works Of Art By No Limits To Open At TC Arts – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Com-munity Arts Council (TC Arts) has announced its upcoming exhibition "Joy," a joyful exhibition of drawing, painting, sculpture and craft, featuring artists... — Updated 2/10/2020


Judy Ann Hall Is Crowned 'Miss Oriole'

The following briefs are from Thursday, Feb. 12, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. Various departments of the City Hall are being moved into the new municipal building, Mayor Raymond F. Bennett announced today. The first... — Updated 2/10/2020


Sell Our Children To Pay Our Debts

I have an idea that would solve our national debt problem. Why not sell our children into slavery? It’s not a novel idea and there is even a legal precedent for it in the Bible: “When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she... — Updated 2/10/2020


Absolutely Ashamed

Tonight, while watching the President’s State of the Union address, I was absolutely ashamed, as an American, to witness the actions of the Democrats. It wouldn’t matter to me which party was involved in absolute disrespect... — Updated 2/10/2020


Take Our Country Back

I don’t appreciate the vote in the House right before Christmas. It is supposed to be a happy time. It might have been for Trump haters. This vote has separated families, separated parties and destroyed friendships. You could... — Updated 2/10/2020


Protesting Too Much

I have just read Mr. Kicklighter’s self-aggrandizing letter to the editor in which he takes pains to tell us how nonpartial and objective he would be as a commissioner or a juror. I only know Kicklighter as one who wears his... — Updated 2/10/2020


Not Necessary On Valentine's

Roses Are Years ago, I attended a talk given by a native of Colombia, South America, who was touring the U.S. with a translator for the sole purpose of raising awareness about the plight of those people in her country adversely... — Updated 2/10/2020


Trump's Drawbacks

Leaving aside economic and foreign policy debates, there are major factors that ought to give a thoughtful citizen pause about President Trump before deciding to vote for him: 1. Climate change is the greatest and most imminent thr... — Updated 2/10/2020


Shocked America

Truly the most divisive action by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s hateful, disgusting anti-American act last night was when she tore in half president Trump’s State of the Union speech before the eyes of shocked American... — Updated 2/10/2020


Pay Attention To Mental Health

  “With all due respect, in large part the general public has no idea what’s going on with mental health. The reality is, these are kids that desperately need help,” Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris... — Updated 2/10/2020


Saving A Community Center

Congratulations to Lakin Jones and her crew for all their work in sprucing up the Williamson Creek Community Center. The WCCC was set to close, and there was a deadline with the Board of Elections needing a polling place in the... — Updated 2/10/2020


Parts Of Transylvania Briefly Became 'Waterworld' – Transylvania County, NC

Rain and snow has made for a wet Transylvania County lately. Here are some pictures by staff Matt McGregor and Park Baker.... — Updated 2/10/2020


Ask Us: Blue Zones Project, Pisgah Health

Is the Blue Zones Project just focusing on the city of Brevard, or will other parts of Transylvania be included as well? Mark Burrows, senior community program manager for the Blue Zones Project – Brevard, provided the following... — Updated 2/10/2020


Forest Plan Draft Released – Transylvania County, NC

Drafts of the Nantahala and Pisgah forest plan and environmental impact statement (EIS) are now available. A formal 90-day public review and comment period is scheduled to begin on... — Updated 2/10/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Brevard Residents Bring Riveter To Area – Mills River, NC

Anyone who's been to Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River recently has likely noticed the Riveter's construction – a massive 40,000-square-foot climbing gym, bike park and yoga... — Updated 2/10/2020


Transylvania Youth Soccer Named Top Association – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Youth Soccer Association (TYSA) has been named the 2019 Recreation Soccer Association of the Year by the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA). TYSA is a volunteer driven, nonprofit organization offering socc... — Updated 2/10/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Students' Mental Health Services Lacking – Transylvania County, NC

Central office personnel and school principals informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday evening that the current mental health services are not meeting the needs of all the students and the school system... — Updated 2/10/2020


MLB Player Gil Coan Passes – Brevard, NC

With the recent passing of Gil Coan, Transylvania County lost a local legend and Major League Baseball lost a piece of its history. Coan passed away last Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the... — Updated 2/10/2020


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