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Articles from the March 19, 2018 edition

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 By John Lanier    News    March 19, 2018

Academy To Hire School Resource Officer

Last Wednesday evening, a month to the date after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors voted unanimously to employ a school resource officer for the remainder of...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 19, 2018

BRCC Makes Budget Request

Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) is seeking an increase in its operating budget for the Transylvania County campus, plus funds to make improvements to the building. Dr. Laura Leatherwood, BRCC’s president, presented the proposed 2018/19 fiscal...

 

Springtime

It's official - spring begins Tuesday and the flowers and trees have been taking notice....

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 19, 2018

Jobless Rate Goes Up

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in January was 4.7 percent, up from 4.4 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those...

 

Ask Us

Why was the public not allowed to attend the “school walkout” events on Thursday at Brevard High and Rosman High? Superintendent Jeff McDaris provided the following response: The school walkout was a student-led event that was organized by...

 

Weighing Tariffs

Earlier this month President Donald Trump, against the advice of numerous economists and former director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, signed a proclamation placing a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on...

 

Losing Our Moral Compass

Stormy Daniels in her chosen profession and Donald Trump in his sordid relationships and sometimes “smutty” activities are both “trashy.” And the press participates, no, propagates, the sensationalism (once called yellow journalism). Trashy...

 

Replace Animal Foods

With three crippling Nor’easters battering our East Coast in quick succession, we all look forward to March 20, first day of spring, balmy weather and flowers in bloom. It’s also a superb occasion to replace animal foods on our menu with...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 19, 2018

Forest Land Managers Rely On Science

Science-based predictions for the future of forests and how that science is relayed to land managers were among the topics discussed at the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. The TNRC, which meets once a month, is a...

 

Supporting The Healing Community

Kudos to The Transylvania Times and Brevard College for their support of the just-concluded series “Healing Community Action Circles.” Over the past six months, a group of around 50 citizens of Transylvania County met monthly at Brevard College...

 

Remembering Margaret Kimzey

Recently I began subscribing to The Transylvania Times. Reading about my town and county has led me to remember many special people. Among them is my high school English teacher, Mrs. Margaret Kimzey. She was a superior English teacher who could make...

 

Salvation Army Recognizes Volunteer Efforts

The Salvation Army of Transylvania County recently held its annual volunteers luncheon, recognizing those individuals and groups who had raised funds for the Salvation Army....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 19, 2018

Bulldogs Cruise Past Tigers 18-3 In SMC Showdown

In an early season clash of undefeated teams, the Murphy Bulldogs showed they are still the team to beat in the Smoky Mountain Conference – and possibly the state – as they pounded out 12 runs...

 

What Behavior Is Intolerable?

I am concerned that I am becoming an inveterate “Opinions of the Readers” writer. Our president and his defenders are responsible for this inclination. I have questions for these well known local letter writers. Are they among those who believe...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 19, 2018

Lady Tigers Outpaced In 10-0 SMC Loss To Murphy

A couple of big innings proved to be the difference in what was otherwise a close contest Friday afternoon as Murphy defeated the Rosman Lady Tigers 10-0. Rosman took the field with a two-game win...

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    March 19, 2018

Guest Column: Congress Tanks - But Do Its Members Care?

We’re at a watershed moment in American political history. Our Congress — I’m talking about the people’s body, the institution created by our founders, and not just the men and women who currently inhabit it — is in deep trouble. And no one...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 19, 2018

Brevard Baseball Falls To Tuscola, Smoky Mountain

It was a tough 48 hours for the Brevard Blue Devils last week as they saw two leads slip away – including a Friday loss in extra innings to Smoky Mountain. On Thursday, Brevard built a 5-2 lead...

 

Tornados Pick Up Weekend Sweep Over Mountaineers

Hot bats and strong pitching for helped Brevard College earn both wins of the doubleheader on Sunday against Berea, and as a result the Tornados completed the sweep of the Mountaineers over the weekend. Brevard is now 5-15 on the season, and...

 

BC Softball Drops Pair Of Games To Scots

Brevard College softball had its four-game winning streak snapped on the road against Covenant in a doubleheader sweep on Saturday afternoon. Brevard (5-5) was able to take a 1-0 lead in the third inning of the first game by way of a home run from...

 

Tornados Honor Athletic Training Staff

The Brevard College Department of Athletics is honoring Matt Bummer, Nichole LaFortune, Kira Paulin and Caitlin Scruggs in March as part of National Athletic Training Month, which is held annually to spread awareness about the important work of...

 

Blue Devils' Tennis Team Beats East In Home Opener

Last Thursday, the Brevard High School boys' tennis team hosted their home opener against East Henderson in a Mountain Six Conference match. The Blue Devils came away with an 8-1 victory on the day....

 

Parkway Recruiting Volunteers For Spring Cleanup

The National Park Service is excited to announce Project Parkway – Campground Cleanup on Saturday, April 21. The goal of this first-of-its-kind event is to rally Parkway lovers, volunteers, partners...

 

Destination Hike: Connestee Falls

This week's destination hike is Connestee Falls. Connestee Falls is one of the easiest waterfalls to get to in Transylvania County. Located just off U.S. 276, the falls are a short walk on a flat...

 

Legal Notices for March 19, 2018

17 SP 95 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Gerald Kanyok and wife, Linda R. Kanyok to Todd M. Cline, Trustee, for the benefit of M... Full story

 

The Front Paige Hair Salon To Hold Open House March 24

Paige Wingate, long time Brevard resident and hair designer, has opened a new hair salon at 98 New Hendersonville Highway in Pisgah Forest. The salon is welcoming all clients, past and potential, to help celebrate by hosting an open house on...

 

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