Articles from the May 27, 2019 edition

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An Inequitable Burden

This weekend we have honored, individually and as a community, those Americans who gave their lives in times of war. Transylvanians have always stepped forward to serve. One need only look at this paper’s obituaries to see the... — Updated 7/5/2019


Hundreds Take To Streets For White Squirrel Races

It was an early wake-up call, but a beautiful morning to kick off the 16th annual White Squirrel Festival as 425 runners descended on downtown Brevard for the White Squirrel 5K and... — Updated 5/29/2019


Quilts Of Valor Presentation Will Honor Ten Area Veterans

Quilts of Valor, an organization whose members produce hand-made patchwork quilts to honor veterans, will present quilts to three Transylvania veterans and seven additional... — Updated 5/29/2019


For Brevard College Students - Fine Arts Gala Makes Dreams Come True - Brevard, NC

Brevard College hosted its 9th annual Fine Arts Gala at the Paul Porter Center for Performing Arts. More than 170 faculty, students, Friends of Fine Arts (FOFA), and community membe... — Updated 5/28/2019


27th Annual Upper French Broad Cleanup Day

Once again, many French Broad River (FBR) supporters came together for a successful day of cleaning trash on this gem of a river. This community participates in one, if not the... — Updated 5/28/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Library Director Yount Turning The Page

From card catalogue to Internet, Anna Yount, who is shelving the book on her time as the Transylvania County Library director on May 31, has seen much change. However, Yount said,... — Updated 5/28/2019


Picturing The Past: Preserving Transylvania's Burial Grounds And Cemeteries - Transylvania County, NC

Picturing the Past has looked at organizations that work to preserve local history and heritage during Preservation Month. One group many people do not think of in connection with preservation is the Transylvania County Cemetery... — Updated 5/27/2019


North Transylvania Fire Rescue Announces Leadership Change

North Transylvania Fire Rescue (NTFR) has experienced some changes in leadership and its members are excited to continue to serve their district and the greater community. After more than 13 years with NTFR, Chief Donald... — Updated 5/27/2019


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Brevard College Honors Lifetime Philanthropists

Brevard College celebrated the contributions of friends and donors at its annual appreciation event on May 17 by inducting nine donors into the college’s lifetime giving circles.... — Updated 5/27/2019


Everyday Education: Local Library Offers 'A Universe Of Stories'

It’s that time of year when school is wrapping up and students start counting down the days until summer break. As the school year comes to a close, we at the Transylvania County Library are gearing up for our biggest program of... — Updated 5/27/2019


What's New At The Library: Author Reveals 'Things That Aren't My Fault'

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Kelly, Erin. “Stone Mothers.” Thirty years ago, Marianne left home hoping to bury the secret forever. She was only seventeen, but once her family... — Updated 5/27/2019


Bloomin' Plant Sale Raised Almost $30,000

Although the last day of the annual Bloomin’ Plant Sale to support Whitewater Cove was a wash-out, the ministry still raised approximately $30,000 to meet the needs of children. Located in Pisgah Forest, Whitewater Cove is a... — Updated 5/27/2019


News of Organizations: Pisgah Forest Rotary - Pisgah Forest, NC

For the month of May, the Pisgah Forest Rotary speaker chair is Rik Emaus, and the Rotary International theme for the month is “Youth Service.” For the May 29 meeting the guest speakers will be Candice Walsh, executive... — Updated 5/27/2019


Celebrate Sweet Refreshing Summer Snacks

There’s no time like a hot summer picnic to let your patriotic spirit show. These all-American snacks featuring a classic favorite fruit - watermelon - are the perfect solution... — Updated 5/27/2019


Glancing Back: Cradle Of Forestry Opens Memorial Day - Transylvania County, NC

The following briefs are from Thursday, May 29, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Representative Charles Taylor has introduced a bill in the legislature providing that the Chairman of the County Board of Commissioners will se... — Updated 5/27/2019


Trump Is Pathological Liar

The letter in the edition of April 29 from Don Stinchcomb was impossible to ignore. The blanket acceptance of “all that Trump has done” is exactly what his so called president wants. NATO “is starting to pay up” (it always... — Updated 5/27/2019


How Dare They

In my 30 years in pediatrics it was unusual to see the father come into the office with the child for a “well child visit” much less a sick visit. It was usually mom. Then there was the mother depressed, trying to breast feed,... — Updated 5/27/2019


The Abortion Debate

It has been evident in the movement toward strict anti-abortion laws being passed in several states, that the issue seems to be the anti-abortion proponents deny the privacy rights as defined in Rowe vs. Wade, which set the... — Updated 5/27/2019


Blatant Misogyny

As an American woman and a Christian minister, it’s been clear to me for most of my 73 years that the anti-abortion movement is rooted not in any serious respect for life but in a deep disrespect for women’s lives, bodies and a... — Updated 5/27/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Official: Federal Government Weakening CTE Program - Transylvania County, NC

Arleca Chapman, director of Career-Technical Education and Student Services for the local school system, told the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday night that the CTE program has a “lot of good things going... — Updated 5/27/2019

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Manager Submits $60.4 Million Budget - Transylvania County, NC

County Manager Jaime Laughter is recommending a $60.4 million general fund budget, including a 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the school bond, for the 2019/2020 fiscal... — Updated 5/27/2019


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