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 By John Lanier    News    February 19, 2018

McDaris: School Safety The Top Priority

While tragedies such as the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., could happen anywhere in the United States, Transylvania County Schools has taken numerous steps over the last several years to lessen the chances of such an event occurring here....

 

Treasonous?

Teddy Roosevelt said it best: “To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” Al...

 

Papa John's Pizza Coming - Brevard, NC

A Papa John’s Pizza will be arriving in Brevard this summer at 127 North Caldwell St. “The goal is to have it up and running by June 1,” said Rory Barten, operating partner for Mountain Pizza, LLC, the franchise holder for Papa John’s Pizza...

 

Depts. Spotlight Goals, Trends

Last week during the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting each government department gave its semi-annual report on accomplishments, trends and goals. The first nine reports were published in this past Thursday’s paper. The...

 

State Law Allows Some Camp Buildings To Be Exempted From Being Inspected

In December of last year after a heavy snowfall, a newly built covered horseback riding arena at Rockbrook Camp for Girls off U.S. 276 collapsed. Questions were asked about the building's...

 

Filing Continues

As of this morning, the following candidates have filed to run in the May primaries: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Marty Griffin has filed for the Democratic primary for the Board of Educati...

 

CPR Training Class Comes To The Rescue

Little did Bud Holland know, after he and his fellow employees at Platt Architecture took a class at the local Boys & Girls Club to learn CPR, that he would actually have to use it a year later....

 

Revise Inspection Exemption Law

On today’s front page readers will find a story regarding state House Bill 774, which was passed into law in 2013. The law provides that any “primitive camp” structure less than 4,000 square feet, “farm building,” “greenhouse,” and...

 

A Tale Of Two Letters

Interesting juxtaposition with the first two letters to the editor in The Transylvania Times of Feb. 12. The first letter was stridently supportive of the current administration; the second exactly the opposite. Each side cast the other in the role...

 

Market Is Up

The Feb. 12, edition of The Transylvania Times contained two adjacent Opinions of the Readers, published side by side, which were as different in their political position as two letters could be. The first was from Don Davis of Penrose. It was...

 

Let Antifa Pay

Three cheers for Federal Judge Marsha Pechman for overturning the $17,000 fee the University of Washington wanted to charge college Republicans for providing security for a conservative speaker. She correctly ruled that the fee would have the effect...

 

Excluding Independents

It is distressing that, thanks to former Representative Chris Whitmire, we have now politicized our Board of Education by making candidates swear party fealty. Anyone who wants to work for the best education possible for our kids must now tote her...

 

Transylvania's Treasure

My husband has spent two weeks in Transylvania Regional Hospital due to the flu and pneumonia, a very hard hit for him. I, as his wife, was welcomed heartily and I might say looked after also. The staff in all capacities were knowledgeable, caring...

 

We Have More In Common

Enemies, are we, Republicans and Democrats? I would argue we have far more in common than we have differences. We all love our children. We all love our community. We all grieve for people in distress. We all want some basic security in life: food,...

 

SAFE Program Office Solution

Many of us are glad that sexual harassment has gained public attention through the #MeToo and It’s Time movements, this past year. Personally, memories have come back I’d just as soon skip. Some I laugh at, and anger about at least one is still...

 

Vote To Keep Children Safe

Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the latest victims in Parkland, Fla. - the 18th shooting on or near a school in the first month-and-a-half this year. Words cannot express our outrage with lawmakers who refuse to pass common sense...

 

Community Litter Cleanup?

I, like many letter writers here and posters on Facebook, am increasingly upset over the terrible conditions of our county roads. In 2018, it is hard to believe that people still think it is OK to throw stuff out of cars or not be responsible with...

 

Not A Trump Supporter

Everything this failed president has touched is a failure. Everything! He’s not even been able to fill the vacancies in the White House, much less the vacancies in the rest of the bureaucracy. He has tried to fill critical positions with wife...

 

Local Artists Show How They Are 'Connected' - Brevard, NC

The art exhibit "CONNECTED" is running through March 2 at the Transylvania Community Arts Council. All mediums and all levels of artistic experience were accepted for the exhibit. The following are...

 

C.A.R.E. Coalition: C.A.R.E. Members Attend And Present At National Conference

Members of the C.A.R.E. Coalition attended the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) forum in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 5-8. CADCA represents the interests of more than 5,000 coalitions fr...

 

News Of Organizations

Stiches Of Love Stitches of Love (formerly the WNC Knitters and Crocheters for Others in Arden) is a group of people who have created and donated more than 22,000 handmade articles to local charities in the past eleven years. They meet monthly at...

 

Davidson River Cemetery Board Elects Trustees

The Davidson River Cemetery Board of Trustees were recently announced. Board members are Tim Ballard, president; Steve Kiser, treasurer; Kate Neckolaishen, secretary; Rebecka Huggins, assistant secretary; John Huggins, member at large; Gary...

 

Brevard's Jared Johnson Signs To Join The Tornados - Brevard, NC

Jared Johnson's high school football career wasn't always easy, but on Friday, the senior achieved the goal of every prep athlete as he signed his letter of committment to join the Brevard College...

 

Pickford Falls In Consolation Quarters - Brevard, NC

After falling in his opening round match last Thursday, Brevard's John Pickford earned a 6-1 decision in the first round consolation match of the 2A 170-pound division at the N.C. Individual...

 

Transylvania County Left Out Of N.C. Hoops Playoffs

Despite winning four of their last six games and making a run all the way to the championship game of the Smoky Mountain Conference tournament, the Rosman Tigers were on the outside looking in Saturday afternoon when the state released the prep...

 

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