Articles from the February 13, 2020 edition

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2020 Primary Election Candidate Questionnaire

Editor’s Note: The Transylvania Times contacted candidates running in several competitive races in the March 3 primary. The candidates were sent five questions and asked to provide some brief biographical information. GOVERNOR... — Updated 2/17/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Public Raises Concerns About Hospital Care – Transylvania County, NC

A health care consulting firm called Gibbins Advisors met with community exasperation at a town hall meeting in Brevard Tuesday regarding what many reported as a reduction in... — Updated 2/15/2020


Cedar Mountain News

Studio 276 Sarah Dearbaugh would like to invite the public to her painting classes. There will be a singles Saturday Paint + Sip at Studio276 Feb. 15, from 4-6:30 p.m.; Monet's... — Updated 2/12/2020


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us this Sunday, Feb. 16, 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 Piety... — Updated 2/12/2020


Sacred Heart To Host Women's Day Of Reflection

On Saturday, March 21, the next Christian Women’s Day of Reflection will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Brevard. This program, which brings women of all denominations together to pray and worship our God, has been a yearly... — Updated 2/12/2020


Understanding Ourselves:Are We Good Or Bad?

Are we not apt to judge people and ourselves as either good or bad or at the least a mixture of both? Jesus didn’t. Jesus made a profound psychological point about people in the parable of the good Samaritan. He suggested that... — Updated 2/12/2020


New Democratic Party Headquarters – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Democratic Party opened its doors to its new headquarters at 326 S. Broad St. in Brevard. There will be a grand opening chili cook-off Feb. 18 before the... — Updated 2/12/2020


Beth Stang Appointed Chief Public Defender – Transylvania County, NC

Beth Stang has been appointed chief public defender for the Judicial District that includes Henderson, Transylvania and Polk counties. Stang replaces Paul Welch, who retired at the end of January. Welch had been the district’s... — Updated 2/12/2020


Little River News

Community Center Activities Community potlucks are the third Thursday of the month. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share and dine with their neighbors, community style. We encourage bringing your own plates and silverware t... — Updated 2/12/2020


Pisgah Pulls Away In Fourth To Defeat Brevard 71-59

The Blue Devils lost to Pisgah 71-59.... — Updated 2/12/2020


Rosman Falls To Swain, Prepares For SMC Tourney

The Rosman Tigers wrapped up their regular season Tuesday night, and now turn their attention to hosting the Smoky Mountain Conference tournament starting on Friday. The Tigers took on Swain County, and the Maroon Devils came away... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lady Blue Devils Defeat Bears For Seventh Straight Win

For a senior night game against bitter rivals, you couldn't ask for much more than what the Brevard Lady Blue Devils and the Pisgah Bears left on the court Tuesday night. After... — Updated 2/12/2020


Ageless Grace Classes Held At Silvermont

Silvermont Opportunity Center will be hosting two classes of Ageless Grace at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays The classes will continue through Dec. 16. The classes are $6 per session, and each class lasts approximately 50... — Updated 2/12/2020


Dunn's Rock News

Attention College-Bound Seniors Applications are being accepted for WNC Communities’ Journey Scholarship, which is available to college-bound seniors who live in a community, which par-ticipates in the WNC Communities’ Awards... — Updated 2/12/2020


News Of Organizations

Basic Apple Group How safe are you online? Do you use public Wi-Fi? Do you how to safeguard your security online? Is it OK to use bank online services? There are many steps you can take now to increase your safety, both online and... — Updated 2/12/2020


How To Make Your Valentine's Flowers Last Longer

What would Valentine’s Day be without a beautiful bouquet of flowers? In addition to chocolate, cards and dining out, flowers — particularly roses — are among the most popular gifts. According to a survey by the National... — Updated 2/12/2020


Top Gifts For Your Valentine This Year

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show the ones you love just how much you care about them. This is achieved through various gestures, including giving heartfelt gifts.... — Updated 2/12/2020


Rosenwald News

It takes the right kind of carrot to get me out in the night. The rain was still pouring down this past Monday evening. I don't relish driving at night and, yes, I am a bit of a... — Updated 2/12/2020


A Vote For Anarchy

My name is Velma Owen. I’m an 84-year-old grandmother of seven. I’ve lived in Transylvania County my whole life, and I’m thinking about running a write-in campaign for president of the United States. I read letters in this... — Updated 2/12/2020


Blame NFL Not Performers

I am trying to understand why the blame is being placed on J-Lo and Shakira for putting on a performance not appropriate for the viewers. These performers were hired and vetted by the NFL organization. Why is the criticism not... — Updated 2/12/2020


Voter's Guide

In today’s B section, readers will find a question and answer section for the upcoming primary. It is not, however, a comprehensive guide. We did not send out questions to candidates in non-competitive primaries; thus, there are... — Updated 2/12/2020


Letters And Poems

In the last several weeks, we have received several poems from readers. Some of them have been submitted to run as Opinions of the Reader while others have been submitted to run on the Arts & Entertainment pages. With one or two... — Updated 2/12/2020


Latests County Jobless Rate Released – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in December was 3.3 percent up from 3.1 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By John Lanier    News

Board Of Education Workshop Covers Several Topics – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed topics ranging from the lack of a state budget and a dearth of bus drivers to athletic realignment and elementary school themes at a work session held on Monday, Feb. 3.... — Updated 2/12/2020


Forest Plan Awaits Public Comment – Transylvania County, NC

On Monday, the U.S. Forest Service released the long-awaited draft of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan Revision, which has several changes from the current plan, and on Friday the... — Updated 2/12/2020


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