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Two Tragedies

Last week three deadly explosions rocked the United States: two at the Boston Marathon and one in West, Texas. By all of objective measures, the explosion in Texas was more devastating. Three people were killed in Boston; at latest count, 14 were...

 

Question Biomass

I am pleased to see residents asking questions about the proposed biomass plant. Much of the information emanating from the developers strikes me as incomplete, vague, disingenuous, and self-serving. These folks are business people out to make...

 

Wise Use Of Resources?

There was an interesting situation in our neighborhood last week that raised some questions. It was an unfortunate electrical fire in a home; however, from the sounds of sirens in the area, every fire truck in the county was on their way. On further...

 

Cycling Yes, Roundabouts Yes

As an avid cyclist who rides the roads in and around Brevard, I must address comments made in a letter to the editor in The Transylvania Times April 15. I ride with other cyclists as well as on my own. I can tell you from many hours of experience,...

 

Trampling Property Rights

Rep. Whitmire is sponsoring House Bill 49, which prohibits businesses from not allowing firearms on their property if the firearm is locked and out of sight in a vehicle. A copy of this bill can be read at: http://www.ncleg.net/Se...

 

More On The Black Death

On Monday, April 15, The Transylvania Times published the regular Geography in the News by Lineback and Gritzner. This report dealt with the Black Death as the plague was labeled. The authors traced the history of the plague as it spread among...

 

Do Not Abandon Our Constitution!

George Washington in a letter to a friend on July 28, 1795 wrote the following: “The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” Not only have our leaders, past and present, “abandoned” the original meaning and concept of our...

 

Tragedies Strengthen Our Resolve

A recent writer to this paper tried to downplay the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, preferring to bemoan the 11,000 killed annually by drunk drivers. The former was caused by two Islamic jihadists who wanted to kill and maim as many people as...

 

Patterson, Gasperson Exchange Vows

Claire Haehnel Patterson, of Pisgah Forest, and Timothy Larry Gasperson, of Pisgah Forest, were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Sleepy Hollow Inn and Event Center, in...

 

Brew School Graduate Joins Oskar Blues Team – Brevard NC

The first 20 students to take the first Oskar Blues Brew School class are preparing to take the General International Beer and Distribution Certifi-cation exam in just a few weeks. One of those studen...

 

Hysong Retires After 35 Years Of Business – Brevaed NC

John Hysong, owner of Brevard Paint and Decorating Center, after 33 years has decided to sell the store and retire. Hysong opened the store in 1980 on “Brevard’s Four Lane” across from Straus...

 

Ann Sharpsteen Joins Fisher Realty – Brevard NC

Fisher Realty has announced that Ann Sharpsteen has joined the Fisher Realty team as a broker associate. President Lloyd Fisher said, “We are delighted to have Ann as the newest member of our team....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 22, 2013

Schenck Opposes ABC Store In Pisgah Forest - Brevard NC

The Brevard ABC Board heard stiff opposition last week to a proposed new liquor store in Pisgah Forest from advocates of Schenck Job Corps who felt the new store could tempt students who may already be susceptible to alcohol abuse. The new store...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 22, 2013

Student Offers Support To Bombing Victims - Brevard NC

In the aftermath of last Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon some of the most tragic images were of survivors being carried or wheeled away from the scene, limbs missing, their lives forever...

 

Demi Loftis Joins Looking Glass Realty – Brevard NC

Looking Glass Realty has announced that Demi Loftis, a leading real estate sales broker in Transylvania County, has joined its sales team. Demi and her husband Al permanently moved to Brevard in 2005...

 

Our People, Our Past – Transylvania County NC

As we’ve noted recently in this column, the arrival of the railroads which opened up our forest for large scale logging led to profound changes in the lives of Transylvania men and their families. Old ways of life practiced for centuries, long...

 

Hamlin Found Guilty Of Lesser Charge - Brevard NC

A two-day trial in Superior Court in Transylvania County last week ended with a jury finding Harley David Hamlin guilty of a lesser charge of misdemeanor breaking and entering. Judge Alan Thornburg ordered Hamlin to complete a 120-day active...

 

Tata Trot Set For May 11 – Rosman NC

The Tata Trot will be held Saturday, May 11, in Rosman and the two women leading the fund-raiser are hoping to double last year’s contribution to the American Cancer Society. “We’ve doubled our goal each year. We’re hoping to double our...

 

Hospital Says Patient Records System Will Improve Care - Brevard NC

Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) has launched a state-of-the art Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that will provide expanded records of each patient’s care. The launch is part of a larger...

 

PARI To Host Annual Space Day Open House – Rosman

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is hosting its annual Space Day open house Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 200-acre campus will be open to the public with activities and...

 

Grossman Is A Hero To Abandoned Kittens – Brevard NC

Terry Grossmann may not look like a hero, but in the kitten world of Transylvania and Hende-son counties she’s TAAG’s Hero! Transylvania Animal Alliance Group is a local animal welfare and rescue...

 

KOALA Provides Welcome Alternative – Brevard NC

The KOALA Adult Day Services program has adopted this lovable marsupial as their mascot. However, there’s much greater significance behind the name. It stands for Keeping Older Adults Living Abundan...

 

Law and Order – Transylvania County

Felony Arrests On April 17, Angela Michelle Wheeler, 38, of Sapphire, was arrested and charged with two counts of felony forgery of an instrument, one count of misdemeanor larceny and six other related charges. Wheeler allegedly stole blank checks...

 

For A Good Cause

Habitat For Humanity volunteers and supporters gather on the front porch of Jessica Watkins’ newly-constructed home in Rosman. Shown above from left to right are: Judy Ownbey, Don Campbell,...

 
 By Edwin Arnaudin    Arts    April 22, 2013

The Deluge Delivers High Energy – Brevard NC

When The Deluge take to the 185 King St. stage at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, they’ll bring with them a raucous energy that’s garnered fans throughout the Southeast. In the midst of a steady touring...

 

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