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Articles from the June 10, 2019 edition

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 By Derek McKissock    News    June 10, 2019

County Budget May Include 12.5 Cents Tax Increase-Transylvania County, NC

On top of a proposed 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the voter-approved $68 million school bond, a majority of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners are recommending a further 2 cents tax increase for long-term capital needs,...

 

Sycamore Cycles Weekly Trail Report

•All single-track trails closed in DuPont State Forest •Washed out sections at top of Farlow Gap Trail •Tree down on North Slope Trail •Riverside Trail clear of downed trees •Tree down on Turkey Knob Trail •Wire mesh on Andy Cove Trail...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 10, 2019

Social Media Posts Lead To Firings-Brevard, NC

Two part-time Brevard Fire Department employees were fired because of Facebook posts each made about Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland on Saturday, May 25, regarding Fatland’s military attire during the American Legion’s Memorial Day Parade....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 10, 2019

Rosman Graduates Celebrate Milestone

It was a special celebration on Saturday morning, as 78 Rosman High School seniors came together one last time to recognize their achieve-ments and enter the world as the graduating Class of 2019. As...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 10, 2019

Brevard Graduates Seek New Horizons

Skies that threatened rain did not dampen the spirits of the Brevard High School Class of 2019 as 167 seniors received their diplomas at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium Friday evening. BHS Principal...

 

Macro Magic In The Forest Photography Workshop

The Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site invites the public to join Les and Janet Saucier for a workshop that will introduce the magic of macro photography. This unique art form may involve small objects, but getting that perfect shot involves practice...

 

Bridge Replacement Starts South Of Sapphire

An old bridge is on the way out and a new bridge will replace it, to create safer travel for residents and visitors to a mountain community. A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin next week replacing a 59-year-old,...

 

OnTrack To Offer Free Credit Reports

On Wednesday, June 26, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling will team up with Self-Help Credit Union at 40 Forest Gate Drive to offer free credit reports and FICO scores. This event is open to the public and no...

 

Dispersing The Crowds

This past Memorial Day weekend, Pisgah National Forest was so crowded it took visitors up to an hour to exit the forest. The traffic was backed up from the forest entrance at the intersection of U.S. 276 and N.C. 280 past Avery Creek Road, a...

 

Thoughts On D-Day

Watching the D-Day ceremonies at Normandy this morning (Thursday, June 6) and viewing the almost 10,000 graves of our fallen servicemen who gave their lives to preserve freedom, liberty, and democracy was enough to bring tears to my eyes. Seeing the...

 

Spirited Concert

What an experience last Thursday! World-class cellist Amit Peled filled the air with sounds that brought an audience jumping to its feet at the end. It was the spring fundraiser for the Brevard Philharmonic, held in the beautiful home of Kristine...

 

Wear Uniform Properly

On May 25, 2019, The Transylvania Times posted several photos to its Facebook page of the annual Memorial Day parade that took place that morning. One of those photos shows a gentleman in uniform walking in the parade and carrying a banner. Upon clos...

 

Another Diatribe

It’s impossible to respond to the recent letter from Ms. Rokotnitz because of the inaccuracies. It was just another diatribe against the president and this time it is from a European. The diatribes have become boring and meaningless. She needs to...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    June 10, 2019

Davidson River School Celebrates 2019 Graduation

Despite a steady drizzle of rain outside, there were no dampened spirits last Thursday, as students, faculty, friends and family gathered for Davidson River School’s graduation ceremony. And while...

 

Sunglasses Buyers' Guide

Blue skies and ample sunshine help makes summer special. Come summer, many people spend more time enjoying recreational pursuits and everything seems a bit more laid back. Even though people may take...

 

Know The Rules To Celebrate Flag Day On June 14

The American flag is a symbol of the country’s history, pride and success in overcoming political oppression. Through its many incarnations and variations, the Stars and Stripes has waved over government buildings, schools and private residences....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    June 10, 2019

Battle For The Belt Wraps Up Opening Week Of Games

The 2019 Transylvania County adult basketball league began last week, and two-time defending champion Hometown Hardware picked up where they left off last season, scoring a pair of victories to move to the top of the standings. They were bolstered...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    June 10, 2019

A Fond Farewell, And Thanks, To The Athletes Of 2019

Break out the candles. It’s time to wax nostalgic. I spent the latter part of last week covering three different graduation ceremonies over three days and I must say that the Class of 2019 will forever be special to me. Personally and...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    June 10, 2019

Working To Save Pisgah's Ash Trees

Public lands biologist Josh Kelly warned last Wednesday that conservation efforts must start now to save North America’s ash trees before they face a fate similar to the American Chestnut tree and...

 

Transylvania's Chautauqua 'History Comes Alive' On June 15 And 22

Transylvania Chautauqua’s premier performances of “History Comes Alive” are right around the corner, and promises exciting per-formances from two groundbreaking “revolutionaries” from...

 

Highland Books To Host Local Author Tonya Penrose

On Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m., Highland Books will be hosting local author Tonya Penrose in conversation with Ken Chamlee, former director of the Looking Glass Writer’s Conference. Throughout her literary career, Penrose has published several...

 

TC Arts And Jensen To Offer Silk Workshops

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has partnered with mixed media artist and art teacher Jo-Ann Jensen to offer two workshops in September. The two workshops are “Capture Nature on Silk” and...

 

Oskar Blues Event Features Friends Of The Library

Wednesday is that day of the week that hard working folks celebrate “getting over the hump” and moving closer to a much anticipated weekend. That day is also the day when the Oskar Blues Brewery and the Tasty Weasel taproom feature businesses,...

 

Roger Dale Galloway

Roger Dale Galloway, 61, of Brevard, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Ernest and Lois Holden Galloway. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Larry;...

 

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