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Articles from the March 22, 2018 edition

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No Guns For Teachers

To arm teachers is a crazy project bound to create more harm than good! “Life Alert” and similar such systems have been used by senior citizens successfully for years. A simple button around the neck of the senior can be pushed at any time to...

 

Teach The Bible

Wake up America! Our nation is fast changing from what it was to what we don’t want it to be. This liberal system has brought in school shootings, killing by teenagers, political divisions and mayhem, which has come about since the Bible has been...

 

Siniard's Legacy Is Everywhere

Whether people know it or not, every Transylvanian has been to a place that was directly touched or impacted by Hale “Guis” Siniard Jr., who passed away last week. Those who live in Illahee Hills, Glen Cannon or Thomas Woods travel on roads that...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 22, 2018

School Dropout Rate Hits An All-Time Low

The dropout rate for Transylvania County Schools hit 0.7 percent last year, an all-time low for the county and one of the lowest in the state for the 2016-17 school year. A dropout is defined by the state of North Carolina as “any student who...

 

Buy A Bowl

This Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., the 13th Annual “Empty Bowls” lunch will be held at the Brevard First Methodist Church, which is located across the street from Brevard College. For $18, people can purchase a lunch of soup and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 22, 2018

County Compares Budget With Its Peers

Between 2007 and 2017, Transylvania County government’s annual percentage increase in expenditures out of the general fund budget outpaced the percentage revenues it received, “raising (the) eyebrows” of County Manager Jaime Laughter and...

 

Domestic Violence Victims Have New Resource To Turn To

A large number of people Tuesday turned out for the ribbon cutting of the Transylvania County Family Resource Center, which will provide help and services to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 22, 2018

City Council Approves Higher Densities - Brevard, NC

A majority of Brevard City Council has approved the text amendments in the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) that will allow for higher densities in some zoning districts. As previously reported, in February council voted 3-2 on the text...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 22, 2018

'Guis' Siniard Called A 'Gentle Man'

Hale “Guis” Siniard Jr., who passed away Friday, March 16, is remembered as a gentle man who quietly worked behind the scenes in diverse ways to improve the quality of life in Transylvania County. “What a gentleman he was,” said Artie...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    March 22, 2018

Local House Heading Back To TV Screens

Brevard's Platt Architecture will be featured again on the TV show "Barnwood Builders" at 9 p.m., Sunday, April 15, on the DIY Network. The home featured on the show was designed by Platt...

 

Hatchery-Supported Waters To Open April 7

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 7. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2019. While fishing on Hatchery Supported Trout Waters, anglers can harvest a maximum...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 22, 2018

Thomas Signs To Play Football, Basketball At Catawba

After a highly decorated high school career, Rosman senior Deland Thomas will be taking his talents to the next level, as the senior signed Wednesday morning to play football and basketball with...

 

Fashion Show Parades Through The Years

The Transylvania Heritage Museum, in honor of the city of Brevard's Sesquicentennial year, kicked off the 2018 season with a "Brevard, 150 Years of Fashion" show at Silvermont on Friday, March 16....

 

Tornados Falls To Agnes Scott In Women's Tennis

Five home games, including four against USA South Conference foes, highlight the 2018 Brevard football schedule. For the second time in as many seasons, the Tornados open the slate with a clash at...

 

News Of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest The March 28 meeting the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest will feature Clay Sykes, P.E. Sykes is principal and founder of ESG Operations, Inc., some of whose services include drinking water treatment, supply, distribution, st...

 

Prep Roundup

Blue Devils Snap Skid Against Bearcats The Brevard Blue Devils got back in the win column on Tuesday as they defeated Hendersonville 12-9 to move to .500 in the Mountain Six Conference. Brevard did most of their damage in the first two innings,...

 

Vernon Gardner Memorial Set For April 13

The annual Vernon Gardner Memorial Golf Tournament is set for April 13 at Etowah Valley Country Club and the Transylvania Youth Council is seeking sponsors. This year’s tournament will be a 4-man captain’s choice format with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun...

 

Connestee Falls Hosting Women's Golf Clinic

If you have ever wanted to get into golf, this is your chance! Operation 36 is an 8 week program designed to progress golfers towards shooting par or better for 9 holes. The first level is shooting 36 from 25 yards. Once you complete that level you...

 

Co-Ed Church Softball Registration Now Open

Co-ed church league softball is now open for registration. If you don't attend a church or attend a church that doesn't have enough players for a team call Micky Robinson at (828) 421-1320. The last day for registration is April 26 and the cost per...

 

Tornados Football Releases Schedule For 2018 Season

Five home games, including four against USA South Conference foes, highlight the 2018 Brevard football schedule. For the second time in as many seasons, the Tornados open the slate with a clash at Davidson on Sept. 1. After a bye week, Brevard makes...

 

BC Women's Golf Team Wraps Up Wingate Challenge

Represented by two individuals, Taylor Scovel and Kelsie Rhyne, the Brevard women’s golf team concluded its fourth tournament of the spring on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornados, who took part in the Wingate Challenge in Monroe, N.C., played on the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 22, 2018

Sister Jean & The Retrievers – March Delivers Madness, Again

Are you not entertained? That’s the only question worth asking after arguably one of the wildest opening weekends of March Madness in NCAA tournament history. From the time things tipped off Thursday afternoon until the final Sweet 16 spot was...

 

In Season Finale: Brevard Philharmonic Presents Grammy Nominated Violinist

On Sunday April 8, at 3 p.m. two spirited performers will take the Porter Center stage at Brevard College for the final concert of Brevard Philharmonic's artistic director search season. The guest...

 

County Democrats To Hold Annual Convention Saturday

The Transylvania County Democratic Party has announced that Vijay Kapoor, member of the Asheville City Council, will be the keynote speaker at its annual convention to be held on Saturday, March 24, at the Transylvania County Elect-ion Center at 150...

 

Master Gardener: Get Your Garden Ready For Spring Planting

By Bill Strang Transylvania County Extension Master Gardener Early spring for gardeners is like the last days of the school year for impatient students; it means we are able to get outside and enjoy our favorite activities. Spring leads us to make...

 

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