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 By John Lanier    News    February 12, 2018

Board Sees Draft Budget

The Transylvania County Board of Education received it first draft of the local portion of the budget for the coming 2018-19 school year during a board workshop session last Monday evening. Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris informed the board the...

 

DSS Child Protective Services Working On Trust

In October of last year, Darrell Renfroe was appointed director of Transylvania County Social Services (DSS). During the same month, Renfroe, who had been interim director since August before his full-time appointment, sent a memo to County Manager J...

 

2015 Report Critical Of County DSS

In July of 2015, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Social Services’ Child Welfare Services issued a Child Welfare Program Monitoring Report for Transylvania County Social Services. The report included key...

 

Ask Us

The redistricting issue in North Carolina raises many questions for voters. When will the decision be final? Will this change where I vote? Will this change what district I vote in? “The Board of Elections wants the voters of Transylvania County...

 

Superior Court Term Starts Today

Superior Court returns to Transylvania County today, with the trial of a male school student accused of ethnic intimidation and the felony embezzlement charge facing Annette Raines, the former county tax administrator, among the cases on the docket....

 

Soil & Water Conservation District Hosts Competition

Jeff Parker, district director for the Transylvania County Soil & Water Conservation District, announced the results of its annually sponsored conservation contests for local elementary and...

 

Some National Forest Roads Closed, Unclear When Will Reopen

Turkey Pen Gap Road (FSR 297) on the Pisgah Ranger District will be temporarily closed due to damage that resulted from vehicles traveling on the road during winter weather conditions. The road has ruts up to 2 feet deep in spots and is very slick,...

 

Autocracy Is The Real Enemy

In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump said, “I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people we were elected to serve,” that all...

 

Democrats Are America's Enemy

When we think of America’s enemies, we normally think of North Korea, Iran, Russia and China. Although they definitely qualify to be on that list, there are others who also qualify as major threats. Anyone who watched President Trump’s excellent...

 

My Country

I am perpetually that elementary school kid growing up in southern Georgia during WWII, watching patriotic newsreels of our battles with the Axis powers and singing “America the Beautiful,” my heart beating hard in my chest. So what has happened...

 

Welcomed Story On Youth

Sometimes, the televised news is so frightening that I welcomed Section B of the Transylvania Times on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Several photos, as well as informative texts, showed young people aglow with enthusiasm as they were learning about...

 

Fortunate To Have TRH

I wish to express my appreciation to the Transylvania Regional Hospital and the Transitional Care Unit for the superior care I received during a lengthy stay. The staff at TRH, without exception, attended to every patient’s needs with compassion,...

 

Stay Home If You're Sick

I’m sure the public is aware that we have a very serious flu virus circulating. In fact, Mission Hospital is requiring face masks to be worn in regards to the flu. Recently while grocery shopping at Ingles, I observed two different people trying...

 

FISA Fiasco

The FISA Committee Memo is out and the expected comments abound. Extremely important aspects are how the warrants were obtained, what was omitted, and the legal and ethical duties of the application signatories. For the judiciary these elements are...

 

Safer Train Travel

Train travel has one of the best safety records in the transportation industry. Because of the recent unfortunate accident causing a head-on collision, however, I would like to offer some common sense safety precautions. My wife and I have had the...

 

No Courthouse, No School Bond

What is wrong with our county commissioners and county leaders? Ninety-nine million dollars — where is this money coming from? We as county citizens need to know. We need jobs in our county. We as citizens live on a fixed income. Barbara McCall...

 

Taxes

Why do I have to maneuver through dangerous potholes and other unsafe road conditions in our county and city? Inadequate taxation. Why are our schools so far behind — two generations — where they should be in both upkeep and in modernization to...

 

News Of Organizations

Ikenobo Ikebana Society The Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Blue Ridge Chapter, will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Hendersonville, located at 1735 Fifth Ave. West. Laura Felt will lead a...

 

Brevard, Rosman Hoops Wind Down Seasons At Conference Tournaments

With the regular season coming to an end, the Rosman Tigers are the lone team still standing after pulling off a first-round win in the Smoky Mountain Conference tournament Saturday night. The Tigers defeated Swain County on the road, 70-67, to...

 

Brevard's Pickford Advances To State Finals

Blue Devil sophomore John Pickford was the lone area wrestler to survive the regional qualifiers this past weekend and punch his ticket to the state finals later this week in Greensboro. Pickford...

 

Wooten's Walk-off Gives Tornados First Win Of 2018

After falling 2-0 in seven innings in the first game of the double-header, Brevard College beat William Peace 5-4 on a walk-off hit from freshman outfielder Jadon Wooten in the bottom of the ninth....

 

Tornados' Lacrosse Teams Drop First Match Of Season

Peyton Taylor and Greg Wallace scored four goals each and teammates Davis Thompson and Carson Buckner added three apiece as Birmingham-Southern handed the Brevard College men’s lacrosse team its first loss of the season, 19-7, on Saturday...

 

Tornados Fall To Averett In Final Home Game Of Season

The scoring combination of James Contreras Jr. and Harrison Cochran, who finished with 22 and 16 points, respectively, led Averett to a 77-67 victory over Brevard College on Senior Night at Boshamer...

 

Brevard College Drops Pair Of Road Weekend Contests

In her only made shot from the floor, Lauren Johnson put up a shot with one second remaining in the game after an offensive rebound to secure the 44-42 LaGrange victory over Brevard College on Saturday afternoon. Brevard (11-10) trailed by as many as...

 

Getting Ready For The Season

Whether you are a mountain biker, hiker, fly fisherman or any other type of outdoor enthusiast, you rely on your gear to provide a quality experience and keep you safe. As we approach the start of a n...

 

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