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Articles from the February 20, 2020 edition

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 By Alex Perri    News

Plan Suggests Recreation Alternatives – Pisgah National Forest

Editor's Note: The story has been updated to reflect a correction. The original story incorrectly reported that hunting was not allowed in wilderness areas. The U.S. Forest Service... — Updated 2/21/2020

 

Brevard College Launches Nation's First Gravel Racing Cycling Team

Brevard College has become the first collegiate cycling program in the United States to launch the discipline of gravel racing to its offerings for student-athletes. Gravel racing, widely regarded as the fastest growing cycling... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Ellenberger Named To Wrestling Hall Of Fame

Recently, former Brevard High graduate and wrestler Tim Ellenberger was elected into the North Carolina Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Ellenberger, who graduated... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lady Blue Devils Advance To Mountain Six Finals

The Brevard Lady Blue Devils kept rolling Tuesday night, knocking off Pisgah 55-35 to advance to the finals of the Mountain Six Conference tournament. Unlike the previous two meetings between the teams, which were decided by... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

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 Studio 276 Feb. 15, from 4-6:30 p.m.; Monet’s Mimosa Day Paint + Sip Saturday, Feb. 22 at 11... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Blue Ridge Announces Spring Continuing Education Classes

Blue Ridge Community College will offer the following Continuing Education classes this spring: Art Learning and Loving Watercolor meets March 30-May 18 on Mondays from 2 to 5 p.m. Registration fee is $75. Pastel Painting meets... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Students' Warm Hearts Provide Warm Clothes

"The cold never bothered me anyway" - Elsa, from "Frozen," 2013. Perhaps the cold never bothered Elsa, but for the rest of us, it bites! That's why Brevard High School's Interact... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

News Of Organizations

Democratic Women The next monthly meeting of the Transylvania Democratic Women’s Club will be held on Monday, Feb. 24 at the Twin Dragons Restaurant. All five Democratic primary candidates for the U.S. 11th Congressional... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Global Ingredients Combine To Make A Perfect Wintertime Pizza

Nowadays, pizza is more than just an Italian specialty. You'll find people enjoying it wherever you travel around the world, from America to England to Japan to Qatar and beyond.... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

There Are Ways To Detect Carbon Monoxide In Your Home

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be deadly. Because carbon monoxide is found in the fumes produced when fuel is burned, it is present in and around homes. As a result, homeowners should be aware of carbon... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us for worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery care is provided for birth to age 4. Sunday school for all ages is offered beginning at 9:45 a.m. Brevard First UMC This Sunday is called... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church Is A 'Cool Congregation'

Brevard-Davidson River Church is one of the five national Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) 2020 Cool Congregations Challenge winners. The annual contest accepts applications from religious congregations around the United States who... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Rosenwald News

As reported last week, we had the opportunity to go before Brevard City Council this past Monday. On the schedule under "special presentation," Torry Nergart and I shared... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Transylvanians Eligible For Folk School Program

Transylvania County residents are now eligible for half-off tuition for all 2020 classes at John C. Campbell Folk School. The Local Standby program provides full and part-time... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

BLT To Hold Annual Meeting Feb. 22

The Brevard Little Theatre will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at the theatre, located at 55 E. Jordan St. in Brevard. The board will review last year’s business, present new board members and officers... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Expand Medicaid

It makes perfect sense to expand Medicaid. Let the federal government pay 90 percent of the cost (our personal tax dollars at work). State Sen. Chuck Edwards talks of fraud in New York and California. This is North Carolina. We... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Boycott The Dollar Store

I totally agree that they should not build this store people call “Dollar in the Holler!” I have already written their CEO and Chairman, Richard Dreiling at 100 Mission Ridge in Goodlettsville, TN 37072. But if they do build... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Assaulting Our Judicial System

When Republicans in the U.S. Senate decided they were going to acquit President Trump of any charges long before the House of Representatives had finished its inquiry, they set in motion a series of events that are eroding our... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Debt Falls On Our Children

I would like to thank Rev. Ernie Mills for his letter to the editor published in the Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 issue of The Transylvania Times. Ernie’s letter is entitled “Sell Our Children to Pay our Debts.” Those readers of us... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

TVS Exhibition Brings 'JOY' To Arts Council – Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council (TC Arts) exhibition “JOY” is an exhibition of drawing, painting, sculpture and craft, featuring artists from the INTERACT program of... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News

City Council To Ask HCA For Meeting – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council will request a face-to-face with HCA, the owners of Mission Health, which includes Transylvania Regional Hospital, as well as the Dogwood Health Trust (DHT). During the council’s regular meeting Monday,... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Chamber Announces Candidate Forum – Transylvania County, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced the annual Candidates Forum event will take place this year on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Brevard College Porter Center. The chamber wants to give as much early notice as... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Opportunity Zone Changes Sought – Transylvania County, NC

N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) is calling on Congressman Mark Meadows to modify Transylvania County’s Opportunity Zone. The Opportunity Zone tax incentive, enacted into law by Congress as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Teacher Attrition Below State Average – Transylvania County, NC

Assistant Superintendent Brian Weaver informed the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night that teacher attrition in the county is just below the state average and comparable to nearby counties. The attrition rate for... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Hawkins, Lemel Certified To Appear On Ballot – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins and Vice Chairman Page Lemel have been certified to appear on the ballot for the November general election, according to Director of Elections Jeff Storey. Hawkins and Lemel... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

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