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Guest Column: Political And Policy Skills Starting To Merge

Here’s a surprise: the skills that can be used to win in politics are increasingly the skills needed to produce good policy. I know. You look at the policy stalemates in Washington and wonder how this could be. The people who arrived there by...

 

Critical Cases

Last Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard two companion cases on partisan gerrymandering. In a most unusual circumstance, the plaintiffs represented both political parties. In North Carolina in Rucho vs. Common Cause, plaintiffs argued and the lower...

 

Appreciates Paper's Service

Congratulations to the staff of The Transylvania Times for winning two awards from the N.C. Press Association. Your awards for “Best Community Coverage” and “Editorial Page” make us proud. It’s a challenging time to be in the newspaper...

 

Truman Was Right

“Socialism is a scare word they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years. Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security. Socialism is what they called farm price supports....

 

More GALs Needed

I have had the honor of serving as a Guardian ad Litem over the past five years for 14 children. As such, I am going to speak for all of our Transylvania County GALs and say thank you to The Transylvania Times and the AAUW, particularly Linda...

 

Demise Of Integrity

The rule used to be, “Don’t Reward Bad Behavior.” That was until Jussie Smollett came on the scene. Now his charges are dropped, his slate of wrong doing is wiped clean, and he is good to go again. Who is next to receive a clean slate? The...

 

Much Ado About Nothing

In Shakespeare’s famous comedy, the main characters, Benedick and Beatrice, finally set things right after enduring a lot of setbacks. But the title of the play says it all. It reminds me of the Mueller report recently released. No Russian...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 1, 2019

Courthouse Back On The Agenda Of Commissioners

After an absence of several months, the county courthouse, its condition, use and limitations are back on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ agenda. During the board’s regular meeting last week, commissioners heard about a March 15...

 

Henson's Trial Date Moved To May 2

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson’s trial date for a misdemeanor cyberstalking charge was continued Thursday to May 2. Because Henson’s appearance before court was based on a criminal summons issued by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, Judge Roy...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 1, 2019

Bill Calls For Fee Study At DuPont

“Pay to play” might be coming to DuPont State Recreational Forest sooner than anticipated. N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards is the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 390, which was filed in the General Assembly on Thursday, that directs the state Department...

 

Cradle Opens For Season Saturday

The Cradle of Forestry in America historic site will begin the 2019 season on April 6 with a living history event, Opening Day Appalachian Folkways Celebration. The Cradle of Forestry’s living history demonstrators and crafters will bring the Pink...

 

Renowned Dinosaur Expert Announced As McDowell Speaker

Paleontologist John "Jack" Horner will be the 2019 J. R. McDowell Speaker, sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard College. His presentation and talk,...

 

Democrats Gather

The Transylvania County Democratic Party's annual convention was held Saturday at the county Election Center. Among those on hand were Steve Woodsmall, who will seek the Democratic Party's nomination...

 

Essay Winners Tackle What To Do With Food Scraps

Editor's Note: The following are the winners of the Moving to Conservers essay contest focused on how to use food scraps. The winners were recognized Thursday at the county's Election Center. Cora Man...

 

Lady Blue Devils Come Up Short Against Panthers

The Lady Blue Devil defense fought hard, but the Panthers took the match by a final of 6-2....

 

Blue Devils Stay Perfect In Mountain Six Conference

Brevard won five of their six singles matches and picked up a win in the top doubles match to score the victory. The win gives the Blue Devils a 3-1 record, with a 3-0 mark in the Mountain Six...

 

Vernon Gardner Golf Tourney Set For Friday

Etowah Valley Country Club will once again serve as the host course for the annual Vernon Gardner Memorial golf tournament. The tournament is set for this Friday, April 5, with a 12 p.m. shotgun start. The tournament is a four-man captain’s choice...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 1, 2019

Late Home Run Gives Tigers First SMC Loss Of Season

Holding a one-run lead in the top of the seventh, and needing just one out to get the win, a single swing of the bat was all it took to hand the Rosman Tigers their first conference loss of the...

 

Lady Tigers Fall To Bulldogs In Conference Clash

Unfortunately, Murphy proved too much, as the Bulldogs went on to win the game by a 15-1 final....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 1, 2019

Blue Devils Score Huge Pair Of Road Wins Over Panthers

It might have been impossible to find two happier groups of players and coaches on Friday night than the Brevard High School baseball and softball teams, as both squads traveled over the mountain to take on Franklin and came away with huge...

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    April 1, 2019

Tornados' LAX Rallies To Beat Pride

The Brevard College Tornados men’s lacrosse team (5-5, 2-2 USAS) earned a hard-fought victory in thrilling fashion, 12-10, versus the Greensboro Pride (5-6, 0-2 USAS) at Ives-Lemel Family Field on Saturday evening. Down 6-4 at the halftime...

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    April 1, 2019

BC Softball Scores Sweep Over Wesleyan

The Brevard College Tornados softball team (15-16, 7-3 USAS) picked up a doubleheader sweep over the Wolves of Wesleyan College on Sunday. The Tornados pushed through late offensively in game one to win 3-0 before using a 15-hit performance to come-f...

 

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