Articles from the March 18, 2019 edition

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Cattlemen's Association Gathers For Dinner

On Tuesday, March 5, the Transylvania Cattlemen's Association held its 43rd annual dinner meeting. The purpose of the association is to promote the livestock industry, provide educational programs...

 

Courageous Or Calculating?

For years, many members of the U.S. Congress have been remiss in carrying out some of their most fundamental duties. Instead of Congress passing laws regarding domestic affairs or approving specific use of the military either abroad or at home,...

 

Tillis Flip Flops

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), to his great credit, said repeatedly he’d put principle over party. In fact, he even went so far as to write a Feb. 25 op-ed for the Washington Post, explaining why he felt the need to oppose the president’s legally...

 

Beware Of 'Spoofing'

Regarding the article on “Frustrating Robocalls,” readers should be aware that another technique telemarketers use is “spoofing,” in which they disguise their phone numbers to increase the chances that people will answer their calls. A...

 

Trump

Trump, Trump, Trump. Everywhere I turn, everywhere I look — newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, there’s something about Trump! Fortunately for us, The Transylvania Times has served us Trump-lite coverage. Thank you! It feels like this man we call...

 

Guest Column: Community Colleges Play A Vital Role In Education

As the “largest college admissions cheating case” prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice, dozens of people were recently charged with allegedly trying to ensure their children’s admittance to elite universities through bribery. On behalf...

 

Guest Column: Accountability Required For Good Government

As various House committees gear up for a season of investigations and hearings on President Trump and his administration, a lot of people are worried that progress on the nation’s challenges will grind to a halt. I would argue just the opposite:...

 

Glancing Back: Morrow, Trent Become Marine Corps Officers

The following briefs are from Thursday, March 20, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. The Board of the Mary C. Jenkins Community Center is seeking applications for the position of teacher for the Kiddieland Day Care School. _______________ The...

 

Mercy's Brevard Site To Close For Renovation April 13-23

Mercy Urgent Care Brevard announces the renovation of its current facility at 22 Trust Lane and an expansion of its opening days from five, currently, to seven days a week beginning Wednesday, April...

 

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Emphasizing Early Detection

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. It is also preventable with regular screenings, which can find abnormal growths before they turn into cancer. In honor of colorectal cancer awa...

 

BC Tennis Rolls Past Methodist, Splits With Berea

The women's tennis team picked up a 9-0 weekend win over Berea. The BC men's tennis team lost a hard-fought match to Berea on Saturday, falling to the Mountaineers 5-4....

 

Mountain Skies: Vernal Equinox Occurs Wednesday Evening

The Sun The first day of spring is marked by the vernal or spring equinox, the moment in time when the sun, in its apparent path around the sky, crosses the celestial equator on its way north for the spring and summer. This year the equinox occurs...

 

What Is NAMI?

By Kay Speckman, Although NAMI has had a presence in Transylvania County for more than 10 years, members are frequently asked, “What is NAMI?” With more than 168,000 members, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s leading...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 18, 2019

Lady Blue Devils Snap Skid With Win Over Cavaliers

After dropping two straight games, everything came together for the Brevard Lady Blue Devils last Thursday as they rolled past East Rutherford 10-2. It was arguably Brevard's best game of the season,...

 

Make Some Noise On April 6 For The Assault On The Carolinas!

The Pisgah Forest Rotary Club’s 20th Annual Assault on the Carolinas fundraiser will return to Brevard Saturday, April 6, raising money to support a wide range of local charitable organizations such as the The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Trans...

 

Please, Stop Climbing Over The Wall

Due to human disturbance on Devil's Courthouse at milepost 422.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, peregrine falcons have yet to nest this year. Once an annual site for males set on attracting a mate, this...

 

PCWE Offers Free Programs In April

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of April. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 

Vietnam Veterans: David Smale, Protecting The Brown Water Navy

Here Come The Seawolves On Oct. 31, 1966, two Navy river patrol boats (PBRs) encountered a superior fleet of sampans and junks intent on transferring a battalion-sized Viet Cong unit from one...

 

Picturing The Past: Dora Patton Made History With Her Jury Duty

In 1946, North Carolina passed an amendment to the state constitution allowing women to serve on juries. In Transylvania County the vote was 2,237 against and 2,207 in favor. Mrs. C.Y. (Dora) Patton w...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 18, 2019

Tigers Edge Blue Devils 9-8 In Extra Inning Classic

The Brevard Blue Devils and Rosman Tigers gave local baseball fans everything they could ask for last Wednesday night in a game that featured lead changes, late heroics and extra innings. But in...

 

Legal Notices: March 18, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 17E13 EXECUTOR’S —- ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Douglas William Barton of Transylvania...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 18, 2019

Pay Not To Play? The Intriguing Scandal Facing College Sports

Say it ain’t so, Aunt Becky. Last week, Lori Loughlin, best known from her “Full House” days, was one of 50 people charged for her part in the latest college athletics scandal – parents bribing middlemen, coaches and anybody who would take a...

 

VISION Golf Tournament Set For May 10

Golfers and businesses, please join us! VISION Transylvania will hold its 16th annual golf tournament on Friday, May 10 at Connestee Falls at 1 p.m. There are open spots for golfers, and sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses wanting...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 18, 2019

Brevard Girls' Soccer Stays Perfect At 4-0

The Brevard Lady Blue Devil soccer team is off to their best start in years, moving to 4-0 on the year after a pair of wins last week. Brevard scored its third win of the season last Wednesday, as they picked up at 4-1 victory on the road against...

 

Registration Open For Senior Games, Silver Arts

It’s just a little over a month away until the kickoff of the 2019 Land of Waterfalls Senior Games and Silver Arts competition and registration is now open. The games officially begin on April 23 and run through May 13. The registration deadline...

 

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