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Articles from the April 23, 2018 edition

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 By John Lanier    News    April 23, 2018

McDaris: Data Shows Decrease In School Funding

Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris provided the Transylvania County Board of Education with various data, including comparisons of two sets of peer counties, at the board meeting last Monday evening. “We really have such a...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 23, 2018

City Looking To Extend Its Path

Brevard City Council has voted to approve an application for grant funds from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to help extend the multi-use path. During last week’s regular meeting, the council approved the application. The city has...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 23, 2018

Judge Handles Guilty Pleas

There were two guilty pleas during Transylvania County Superior Court last week, with the remainder of the scheduled trials, including former county tax administrator Annette Raines, who faces felony embezzlement charges, continued. Raines’ case...

 

Arrests Made

Two arrests have been made in connection with two burglaries on Nancy Mountain Road in Rosman on April 6. Reported stolen were a .22 Ruger Pistol, an older model shotgun, a black 9 mm, a camouflage .22 rifle with scope and a black Maglite...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 23, 2018

Students Protest Gun Violence

Brevard High School students walked out of school on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, to participate in the National School Walkout, a nationwide school walkout event organized...

 

County Seeking Input On New Recreation Director

Transylvania County government released a new survey Thursday as it begins the process of identifying its next Parks and Recreation director. The new survey, available both in an online format as well as a physical paper version, allows citizens to w...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 23, 2018

West Qualifies As A Commission Candidate

Mike West has qualified as an unaffiliated candidate by petition for the Board of County Commissioners race in November. As of this point, West will challenge two Republicans, who will be chosen in the upcoming May 6 primary, on the ballot for the...

 

Songsmiths Gather, Entertain At Music Center

Darrell Scott and Sarah Siskind were two of the featured artists at Saturday's first annual Songsmith Gathering. The event, held at the Brevard Music Center, was a benefit for the Cindy Platt Boys...

 

Invest Early In Children

For a plant to achieve optimal growth, the seed must germinate in the correct soil type at a certain depth. The soil must reach a specific temperature and the seed must receive the appropriate amount of water and sunlight. Without all of the proper...

 

Suicide

I met Ike (not his real name) at a NAMI meeting. He had just been released from prison. I never found out why he had been there. His quiet, sweet manner belied any violence. He was a “bear” of a young man who had shown great promise and was highl...

 

Support Castro

Joe Castro is seeking to get on the ballot for the upcoming Transylvania County Board of Education election. As an unaffiliated candidate, he must first secure the signatures of 1,008 registered voters on a petition created and approved by the Board...

 

Trump And Comey

James Comey, fired FBI director, appears on the national stage in a dark suit of sanctimony. His book, “A Higher Loyalty,” is an act of political courage and personal revenge. He makes a powerful case that Donald Trump is morally unfit to be pres...

 

Mission Explanation Unsatisfactory

I found the article about non-profit Mission Health wanting to be acquired by for-profit HCA Healthcare to be highly unsatisfactory in explaining just why the deal is a good idea. TRH president Michele Pilon mentioned several items, but none are...

 

Haven Residents Are Polite And Grateful

I want to praise Jill Beach for the thoroughness of her article “The Haven Provides a Much Needed Service,” which appeared in Section B of The Transylvania Times of Thursday, April 12. What strikes me most about Haven board member Beach’s...

 

Reynolds To Discuss 'Climate Change And The Return Of The Ice' At Sierra Club

This month's Sierra Club program on April 26 is titled "Climate Change and the Return of the Ice," presented by Dr. Jim Reynolds, professor of geology at Brevard College. Reynolds has presented this t...

 

At Transylvania Heritage Museum: 150 Years Of Fashion On Display Until May 12

Who invented the zipper? When did belts replace suspenders? Who first introduced the iconic little black dress? Who was the first supermodel? You will find the answer to these questions, as well as...

 

News Of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest For its April 25 meeting, the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s speaker will be Elaine Russell, Transylvania County Health Director since January 2015. Russell will speak on health trends and issues in Transylvania County....

 

Laughter Credentialed By ICMA

Jaime Laughter, county manager of Transylvania County, recently received the credentialed manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Laughter is one of more than 1,300 local government management...

 

Everyday Education: Summer Reading Program Can Help Young People Develop A Lifelong Love Of Learning

April may seem early to start talking about Summer Reading at the Transylvania County Library, but with about six weeks until the start of the program it’s just about all that we can think about! We are gearing up for a fun-filled summer, and it...

 

RMS Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Rosman Middle School Honor Roll for the third quarter of 2017-18 school year. 6th Grade A Honor Roll Alissa Cheek, Dalton Galloway, Arie Leonard, Marley Ruth Metcalf, Emma Moretz, Ethiny Stoltzus and Shelby...

 

Dean Kenneth Elmore To Speak At Motown Memories Fundraiser On April 28

Rise & Shine is honored to announce Dean Kenneth Elmore of Boston University as the guest speaker for the second annual Motown Memories fundraiser. Elmore has served Boston University as its Dean of Students since 2003. In 2016, he was elevated to...

 

Transylvanians in College

Randolph-Macon Academy Liana Trupiano of Brevard, a senior at Randolph-Macon Academy, earned a place on the president’s list for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. Only students who achieve a GPA of 4.0 or higher at Randolph-Macon...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 23, 2018

Chloe Riess Joins Warren Wilson Soccer Program

Since she joined the team in 2015 as a freshman, Chloe Riess has done a little bit of everything for the Brevard Lady Blue Devils' soccer team. Whether serving an attacking role as a striker or...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 23, 2018

Brevard Routs East, Sets Up Showdown With Franklin

The Brevard Lady Blue Devils kept making it look easy last Thursday as they rolled past East Henderson 17-1 to pick up their eighth straight victory. The Eagles took a brief 1-0 lead to start the top...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 23, 2018

Alicia Guinn Commits To Mountain Lions Softball

During her four years with the Rosman Lady Tigers, Alicia Guinn has done a little bit of everything. From being one of the team's most consistent threats at the plate to holding down the infield...

 

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