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 By Derek McKissock    News    March 1, 2018

$68 Million Bond Proposal Gets Official Send Off

Transylvania County staff received the go-ahead Monday to begin the process for a $68 million school improvements bond to be placed on the November general election ballot. During its regular meeting Monday, the Board of Commissioners tasked staff...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 1, 2018

Misheard Conversation Sparks Lockdowns

Brevard College's two-and-a-half hour lockdown on Tuesday began as the result of a concerned grandmother's call to the college because she overheard her granddaughter discussing a five-month-old...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 1, 2018

Hemphill, Mahoney Will Square Off Again For Sheriff

Incumbent David Mahoney and William Hemphill will again run for Transylvania County Sheriff, while Kelvin Phillips has not filed for another term on the Board of Commissioners. Filing for the May 8 primaries ended Wednesday. In 2014, Mahoney, a...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 1, 2018

State Awards Grant To Help Greystone Inn Relaunch

The state has awarded Transylvania County a $100,000 grant to support the reopening this spring of The Greystone Inn in Lake Toxaway. As previously reported, The Greystone Inn, which has been closed since 2014, was bought in October by Ellis...

 

School Safety Town Hall Meetings Planned

Transylvania County Schools and the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office are inviting students and their parents to participate in two upcoming town hall events. The purpose of these meetings is to share what the school system and the Sheriff’s...

 

Hospital Receives High Rating For Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mission Hospital has earned a three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery and lobectomy (a partial lung resection) for lung cancer. The three-star r...

 

Updates Provided On Caldwell, Connector Projects

The Caldwell Street road widening project in Brevard is estimated to be "wrapped up" by early fall, according to Shep Cordray, a N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) engineer. The project was...

 

Base Gun Laws On Facts

In the coming weeks and months, it appears as if state houses across the country, if not Congress, may reconsider regulations on guns. While the images of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., remain fresh in people’s minds, changes to the law...

 

Litterbug, Where Do You Live?

I have a very wide range of acceptance. I can ignore a lot of things that seem strange or out of place until I can’t ignore them anymore. My problem du jour is the litter piling up along our roads and paths. Trash is smothering the natural beauty t...

 

Apples And Oranges?

“How many have to die?” is the most frequently asked question in the many heart-wrenching and passionate letters concerning school shootings. I began to consider how these horrific events compare with abortion. Some would say I am comparing...

 

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Several days ago Mr. Trump stated that he would have rushed into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School without regard for his own safety. In fact, his exact words were, “I would have run in there even if I did not have a weapon.” So says the man...

 

Experience 'Connected'

The artwork pictured in section B of The Transylvania Times on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, was a rainbow of color and caring in a world of violence-crazed news. The title of the show is “Connected,” and it shows how artists, and all of us, can bond...

 

Appreciates 'Monologues'

On behalf of SAFE of Transylvania County, I would like to thank Allison Taylor, director of “The Vagina Monologues,” for her commitment and passion to produce the sixth annual charity event. Two hundred men and women joined Allison and cast at...

 

Southern Roots Salon Opens On Caldwell Street - Brevard, NC

Southern Roots Salon located at 287 N. Caldwell St. in Brevard caters to women, men and children who are looking for a salon to call "home." Dedicated to providing the best services and hair care...

 

Established Real Estate, Land Conservation Firm Renamed

Conservation Advisors of North Carolina, a real estate and land conservation firm in Brevard, has announced that it has adopted a new name, Witherspoon Platt Associates, to better reflect its...

 

'Harebrained' Idea

Think about it. Think hard! Those sweet teachers, those patient coaches, those problem-solving principals ­– all of them underpaid public servants who help students, many times out of their own pockets. Public servants who are on the front line of...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 1, 2018

Six Local Hoops Standouts Named All-Conference

Despite missing out on the playoffs, several Transylvania County basketball players were recently honored for their stellar seasons as they were named to their respective all-conference teams. For Rosman, star senior Deland Thomas led the way with ju...

 

Bishops' Bats Lead The Way To Wins Over Tornados - Brevard, NC

Brevard College returned to the diamond at Gil Coan Field on Tuesday afternoon, where they suffered two setbacks against N.C. Wesleyan (14-5 in game one, 6-1 in game two). Mikey Mejias, Joseph Nelms,...

 

Men's, Women's Tennis Falls At Home To Piedmont

The doubles tandem of Mekenzie Bowman and Margaret Correll recorded a victory over Mattie Wood and Maureen Truett to provide the Brevard College women's tennis team with a point against Piedmont, who...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 1, 2018

The Good Times Have Arrived – Soaking Up Spring Sports

Whether it’s Daylight Savings Time beginning, the need to keep a bottle of antihistamine within arm’s reach or the schedule nightmares brought on by trying to host a slate of games meant to be played outdoors in an tropical rainforest...

 

WNC Military History Museum To Offer Monthly Movies And Lectures - Brevard, NC

The WNC Military History Museum will present a new program of monthly movies and lectures free of charge to the public. Events will take place at the museum. “Movie Night” will be the fourth Thursday of every month from 6-8 p.m. The first...

 

'Dancing With Our Stars' Next Event At Brevard Little Theatre - Brevard, NC

Brevard Little Theatre (BLT) is proud to present the 11th "Dancing With Our Stars" (DWOS) on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at 55 E. Jordan St., in Brevard. This popular event is a fundraiser for BLT,...

 

U.S. Air Force Heritage Of America Band In Concert At Brevard College - Brevard, NC

The United States Air Force (USAF) Heritage of America Band will perform at the Porter Center for Performing Arts on the Brevard College campus on Monday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. For six decades, the USAF Heritage of America Concert Band has...

 

At Brevard Middle School: Students And Faculty Encourage Kindness - Brevard, NC

By Abigail Owen, Gabrielle Jennings and Crystal Martinez In our world today, all you hear about are the problems, about people being mean to each other. Why don't we hear about kindness? Do people...

 

The Journey Inward: The Challenges Of Healing My Inner Bigot

Oh boy, did I feel ashamed. In front of my liberal work peers I told a joke with the “N” word. They just stared at me. As the only Southerner in a group of Midwesterners, I just wanted to go through the floor. Sure enough, not long afterward our...

 

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