The Transylvania Times -

Articles from the February 26, 2018 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 56



 By John Lanier    News    February 26, 2018

School Board Approves The 2018/2019 Calendar

The Transylvania County Board of Education board unanimously approved the school calendar for the 2018-19 school year at a regularly scheduled meeting last Monday evening. School for students will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The last day for...

 

Brown Files For Clerk Position

Kristi B. Brown, clerk of Superior Court in Transylvania County, will seek the Republican Party nomination for the office in the May 8 primary. Brown has been with the clerk's office for almost 18...

 

Student Remark Not A 'Credible Threat' - Brevard, NC

On Wednesday, a Brevard High School student said something in front of other students that at least one student later considered a possible threat, according to Kevin Smith, the school system’s community relations coordinator. On Thursday morning,...

 

Council Awards Officers

During its regular meeting last week, Brevard City Council recognized several law enforcement officials for “lifesaving” and “valor.” Cindy Hyder was awarded the Lifesaving Award by the Brevard Police Department (BPD). Hyder was a BPD...

 

Norm Bossert Running For State Senate Seat

Last week, career educator and retired principal of Black Mountain Elementary School Norm Bossert announced his candidacy for the N.C. State Senate District 48. “Don’t let my soft demeanor fool you – I will fight and fight hard for the people o...

 

Filing For May 8 Primary Ends On Wednesday

Filing for the May 8 primary ends at noon on Wednesday. As of this morning, the following candidates have filed to run in the primaries: •Incumbent David Mahoney has filed for the Republican primary for sheriff. •Incumbent Marty Griffin has...

 

Chilling Out Temperatures - Brevard, NC

Emma Bowers (left) and Anna Ewing (in hammock) take advantage of the unusual spring weather Friday by relaxing at Hap Simpson Park....

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 26, 2018

TNRC Continues To Push For 'Natural Resources Specialist

Discussions about Transylvania County government funding a “natural resources specialist” was raised again at the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. The TNRC is a roundtable meeting held once a month, excluding the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 26, 2018

School Board Approves Policies, Including Wireless Communications

From wireless communication devices to character education, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved several policies last Monday evening. The board approved a policy that would allow wireless devices such as cell phones to be used on...

 

County Releases New 'Courthouse' Website

Transylvania County government has released a new website dedicated to consolidating all information related to the recent decision to construct a new courthouse facility on Morris Road in Brevard. In the interest of transparency and proactive...

 

Correction

Sam Edney has filed to run in the May 8 Democratic Party primary for the N.C. House District 113 seat. A story on page 1A in the Thursday, Feb. 22, edition with the headline “Filing For Local, State and National Races Continues”incorrectly...

 

Blood Donations Sought In Brevard

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. The following blood drives will be held in Brevard in March: •March 5: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Brevard Community...

 

The Outside Beckons With Spring-Like Weather - Brevard, NC

Friday was a welcome reprieve from rain and cool temperatures....

 

Awful Idea To Arm Teachers

While President Trump has made some reasonable statements regarding attempts to curb mass shootings after the murder of 14 students and three faculty members at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Florida – raising the age of purchasing...

 

Holding The Bag - Again!

Monday’s ‘Markets Are Up’ letter only got it half right. The Dow is at orbital levels. Blame it on The Banking Crisis of 2008. Ten years later we are finally coming out of its horrific recession. The stock market’s recession ended in 2009....

 

Beware The Salesman

A man I know, who thinks more of my opinion than he should, came to me for advice regularly. He was about to purchase a new refrigerator and needed my input. He said that he had found one that he thought he liked. It had a gleaming surface. The...

 

Reformation Of Church Is Needed

It is interesting that the passing of Billy Graham is juxtaposed against the current top news story of the desperation of our youth. It would appear that one has nothing to do with the other while in fact the two news stories are intricately...

 

Soviet-Style Rocket Parade?

Our military capacity must be maintained for the defense of freedom and democracy, but it should not be used for the threatening display of a Soviet-style rocket parade! The greatness of America is derived from the enlightenment and common purpose...

 

Elevate Provides Excellent Care

Last fall I sustained a serious injury to my right knee requiring surgery, followed by two months in a leg brace and two months of physical therapy. I chose Elevate Physical Therapy, knowing the significance of orthopedic specialization. As a former...

 

Make This Time Be Different

All week I’ve been hearing “this time feels different.” I’ve watched in awe and with a renewed sense of hope as the courageous and eloquent high school students from Parkland, Fla., have rallied. Despite their overwhelming grief and their...

 

Be Informed On Climate Change

Record shattering warmth in February! That’s pretty amazing when you consider how cold it was just a month ago. Speaking of which, in a recent letter to the editor, Jim Grodnik wrote, in part: “The global warming Chicken Littles…have been...

 

Any Real Difference?

A few days ago at a meeting of CPAC, a deeply conservative convention, President Trump indirectly – but not so indirectly — called immigrant snakes whose poisonous venom could infect Americans. The participants later hissed when naturalization...

 

SAFE Invites The Community To Experience Organization's Growth

Since 2016, SAFE, Inc. of Transylvania County has experienced tremendous growth. From adding several staff members, to teaching in every sixth and ninth grade in Transylvania County, to improving quality at SAFE’s Attic and SAFE’s Attic...

 

News Of Organizations

Transylvania Republicans The Transylvania County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the Community Services Building located on Morgan Street in downtown Brevard. All...

 

Sharing House Receives $3,044 For Share The Warmth Program

Through its Share the Warmth program, Duke Energy has provided the Transylvania Christian Ministry $3,044 to aid qualified senior citizens, families and other customers with financial assistance. “Transylvania County has endured a very cold...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2017

Rendered 06/24/2018 05:30