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Barr Vs.The People

In just four pages and a few short paragraphs, without one complete sentence from the lengthy Mueller Report, Attorney General Barr threw out the findings and facts from Mueller’s nearly two-year investigation. Barr, who had written a...

 

Keep Christ In Christian Celebrations

I was in my local Dollar Tree the other day and was appalled to see that in their Easter sales section there was not one item to represent the true meaning of Easter. I am ashamed to say I too have become complacent when it comes to tolerating the...

 

Good Service, Bad Billing

I have lived in Transylvania County for 12 years and had numerous positive experiences at our local hospital and their exceptional medical staff. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the billing department at Mission and their new owner. My...

 

April Fool's

Thank you for your excellent April Fool’s Day edition! The articles were relevant, well written and delightfully humorous, especially the continuing contributions in the columns of the John Locke Foundation’s John Hood. James M. Kimzey...

 

Robbing Peter To Pay Paul

 For the past few decades, public school teachers in North Carolina, and across the nation, have been spending their own money to pay for classroom supplies, which have been cut in recent years, to meet the basic needs of their students. It was no...

 

Glancing Back? Plans For New Post Office Announced

The following briefs are from Thursday, April 10, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Gov. Robert W. Scott has signed a proclamation for the observance of National Library Week throughout North Carolina, April 20-26. _______________ Five Brevard...

 

You Decide: Can Economics Help With Basic Decisions?

Economics sometimes suffers from a bad image. Economists are famous for disagreeing over public policies. Economics has its own language which is almost impenetrable for those without a degree in the “dismal science.” And speaking of dismal,...

 
 By BJ Winchester    Opinion    April 8, 2019

Guest Column: Officials Are Verbally Abused, Threatened

In the Jan. 17, 2019 edition you printed an article called “Saving the Zebras” by Jeremiah Reed. The article reports on the struggle to land high school officials and to keep them. He stated in his four-and-one-half years of reporting his...

 

Assault Celebrates Its 20th Ride In The Carolinas

More than a thousand cyclists took part in the 20th Assault on the Carolinas....

 

The Cradle of Forestry Opening Day

The Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah National Forest held its opening day Saturday, featuring exhibits that allowed the public to step back in time and find out how people lived, such as plowing using...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 8, 2019

Bascom, The Rescue Dog, Saves The Day

Well-known local author Megan Shepherd can usually get her rescue dog, Bascom, to calm back down if he makes a ruckus in the pre-dawn hours when everyone is still asleep in their Etowah home. But on...

 

Transylvania Little League Hosts Opening Day

Transylvania Little League held its opening day ceremonies Saturday at the city of Brevard ball fields. For more information about the league, go to www.transylvaniall.org....

 

ABC Store Moving To Bigger Location

The Brevard ABC Board signed a lease March 22 clearing the way for its Pisgah Forest store to move from its current location in the Forest Gate Shopping Center two doors to the right to a space formerly occupied by Hibbetts Sports. The move, which...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 8, 2019

Bike Bill Impact Unclear

On Saturday, the 20th annual Assault on the Carolina’s (AOTC) drew riders from all over the country, and a few internationally, to ride from Brevard, over the South Carolina state line, and back up over Caesar’s Head. With so many riders coming...

 

Taylor Disputes Bank Claim

Former Republican Congressman Charles Taylor disputes a reported claim that he owns a Russian bank that is currently being accused of breaking anti-money laundering regulations. Taylor, a Transylvania Count native, represented North Carolina’s...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 8, 2019

Bearcats Push Past Lady Blue Devils In Mountain Six Loss

The Bearcats came in as the top 2A team in the state, and showed their class in a 9-0 victory. The loss gives the Lady Blue Devils a 4-7 overall record and an 0-5 mark in the Mountain Six Conference....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 8, 2019

Conference Races Heating Up In Final Weeks Of Season

With just over a month to go in the regular season, schedules are heating up for area prep teams as each game becomes increasingly important to conference standings and postseason ambitions. After a pair of wins last Tuesday, Brevard baseball and...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 8, 2019

New Look, Same Winning Ways For Blue Devil Tennis

There might be a new coach and an influx of new players, but things haven’t changed much for the Brevard High School boys’ tennis team. It’s near the end of the season, Brevard is undefeated in conference play, and the playoffs are just around...

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    April 8, 2019

BC Baseball, Softball Fall In Pair Of Weekend Series

Freshman Matthew Scavotto dazzled in five innings of relief, but the Brevard College Tornados baseball team (6-23, 1-19 USAS) narrowly fell to the No. 21 Methodist Monarchs, 4-1, in the series finale of a USA South Conference three-game series....

 

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