Articles from the April 1, 2019 edition

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AmiciMusic Presents A 'Spanish Serenade'

AmiciMusic, the award-winning chamber music organization dedicated to presenting high quality concerts in intimate spaces and to breaking down barriers between performers and audience through a more i...

 

Barbey To Speak To Transylvania Art Guild

The monthly meeting of the Transylvania Art Guild will be held this Thursday, April 4, from 1-3 p.m. at the Transylvania County Recreation Center. The public is invited. Local artist Geoffrey Barbey...

 

What's New At The Library: 'Love And Death In Chicago' Reveals Impact Of Violence

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Gray, Anissa. “The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls.” Not only was Althea the oldest sister, but she took on the mother role with Viola and Lillian. She...

 

Picturing The Past: Donated Scrapbook Offers A Glimpse Of An Era Of The Buck Forest Area

The local History Room at the Transylvania County Library recently received a donation of the Buck Forest Scrapbook from the Friends of DuPont State Forest. The scrapbook appears to have been a...

 

Savvy Senior: Underutilized Palliative Care Services Can Help Relieve Pain

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about palliative care? My husband suffers from lung disease and is receiving radiation for prostate cancer but is not terminally ill. I’ve heard that palliative care can help him with his pain and...

 

Fisher Realty Welcomes New Agent Evelyn Hardy

Fisher Realty welcomes Evelyn Hardy to the sales force of its Brevard office. Hardy comes to Brevard from Jacksonville, Fla., where she had a successful career in sales and management in the medical f...

 

AAUW Salutes Black Mountain Children's Home Whitewater Cove

In January 1904, Rev. R. P. Smith opened Mountain Orphanage, a little four room cottage in Haywood County, N.C., with the assistance of the Asheville Presbytery and a local teacher, Lucy Smith Hare....

 
 By Kayla Leed    Education    April 1, 2019

Mountain Sun Students Embark On Urban Adventure

On March 3, Mountain Sun Community School's middle school class (coyote class), along with middle school lead teacher Daniel Sprinkle and Natural Play coordinator McNeill Mann traveled to New York...

 

Smith Named To Lead BRCC Small Business Center

Blue Ridge Community College has named Ben Smith as the director of BRCC's Small Business Center at Blue Ridge Community College. Smith succeeds Ben Kish, who is now teaching full-time for the...

 
 By Erika Brock    Education    April 1, 2019

Everyday Education: Full STEAM Ahead At The County Library

Once upon a time, libraries were perceived as book warehouses, but not anymore! Your Transylvania County Library is a vital, trusted source for discovery, inspiration and innovation. We strive to...

 

McConnell Named William R. Hearst Foundation Finalist

Brighton McConnell, a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in broadcast journalism, has been named as a finalist in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s 2018-2019 Journal-ism Awards Program. McConnell took second place among the top five radio...

 

Blue Ridge Community College Remembers Dr. Killian

"The Blue Ridge Community College family is saddened to learn of the passing of our founding president Dr. William D. Killian," said BRCC president Dr. Laura Leatherwood. "He died (March 17) at the ag...

 

Gayle S. Antonacci (Twink)

Gayle S. Antonacci (Twink), 73, died peacefully at her home in Hendersonville Feb. 16, 2019. Born in Connecticut, she lived in West Palm Beach, Fla., Pisgah Forest and Temple, Pa. She is survived by...

 

William Baxter Porter Jr.

William Baxter Porter Jr., 93, passed away at Plantation Estates, in Matthews, N.C., March 9, 2019. Born Dec. 23, 1925, in Danville, Ill., he is the son of William B. Porter Sr. and Hazel Morrison...

 

Elsie Williams Wilson

Elsie Williams Wilson, born Oct. 6, 1923, in Edneyville, passed away peacefully March 29, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, Amos and Pammie Williams, of Edneyville; husband, E.C. Wilson;...

 

Charles Howard Norris

Charles Howard Norris, 86, of Horseshoe passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019. He was the son of the late George and Evie Barton Norris. He was preceded in death by his wife, Willa Jean Owen Norris; three brothers, Lewis, Willis and Frank Norris; and...

 

Harold Lane Mathis

Harold Lane Mathis, 72, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019. He was born June 10, 1946, in Jackson County, N.C., to the late Ranzie and Janet Melton Mathis. He was a veteran of the United States Army, retired from DuPont, and a...

 

Local Hearing Loss Association To Hold A Meeting On April 13

The next meeting of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Brevard Chapter, will be on Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard. The room will open at 12:30 p.m. to sign in, browse...

 

AARP Seeks Local Volunteers

The AARP North Carolina Mountain Region is seeking volunteers in Transylvania County and surrounding areas. The volunteer recruitment will help to bolster and expand AARP initiatives to improve the lives of older adults throughout our communities....

 

'Shred Day' Event Planned At United Community Bank

United Community Bank will host a free “Shred Day” event on Wednesday, April 10, to help protect citizens against identity theft. Community members are invited to bring confidential files to shred at no charge from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m....

 
 By Mary Lee    Education    April 1, 2019

B.C. Institute For Women In Leadership To Host Domestic Violence Awareness Event

Every spring, second year students from Brevard College’s Institute for Women in Leadership (IWIL) tackle an issue faced by the Brevard community. The students spend a year planning an event that will benefit the community in some way. This year,...

 

Legal Notices: April 1, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned, having qualified as EXECUTOR of the ANCILLARY ESTATE OF ROGER MARK BROWN, deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, notifies all persons having claims...

 
 By Jayne Fought    Outdoors    April 1, 2019

The Wild Side Of Pisgah

I have to come clean and admit that I haven't always used the best judgement around waterfalls. Before I moved to Brevard, I came here several times on vacation as your average, run-of-the-mill,...

 

Free Rein Center Announces Its Spring Riding Programs 

Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding and Education welcomed the Spring Riding Session with over 100 students and an ambitious schedule of activities for the year The spring session runs through...

 

Glancing Back: Duncan Hunter Meets Old Friend Dean Rusk

The following briefs are from Thursday, April 3, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Rather stiff penalties were handed down in the March-April term of Superior Court here this week. One man, after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter,...

 

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