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Obfuscation

Obfuscate is defined as “to make so confusing or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand.” Within the last two weeks there have been several examples of government obfuscation. In today’s Opinion of the Readers,... — Updated 7/5/2019

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Council Talks About Budget Changes-Brevard, NC

Nonprofit funding, major capital projects and employee salaries were discussed by Brevard City Council during a budget workshop last week. The council will hold a public hearing Monday on its proposed budget for the 2019/2020... — Updated 6/14/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Board Members Speak Out On Meeting Attendance-Transylvania County, NC

At the beginning of Tuesday’s regular Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins noted that Commissioner Jason Chappell was absent because he was on vacation, but he didn’t know why... — Updated 6/14/2019

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Sheriff Seeks Child Abuse Suspect-Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help to find Christopher Charles Booker, who was involved in an alleged child abuse incident that took place on... — Updated 6/14/2019

 

Strategic Plan Will Guide County Tourism Efforts-Transylvania County, NC

On June 4, Transylvania County Tourism (TCT) hosted tourism partners and area stakeholders at a community presentation of TCT’s new strategic plan that will guide work for countywide tourism from 2020 to 2024. In October 2018, th... — Updated 6/14/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

Schenck Job Corps' Fate On County's Radar-Transylvania County, NC

With the proposed privatization of Schenck Job Corps in Pisgah National Forest on the table, Transylvania County officials have reached out to Congressman Mark Meadows’ office and... — Updated 6/14/2019

 

Man Charged With Murder In Last Summer's Shooting-Brevard,NC

Davieyon Devall Hopkins, 21, of Hendersonville, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Waybern Shelton at the Cardinal Drive-In restaurant last summer. Early on the... — Updated 6/14/2019

 
 By John Lanier    News

Academy Students Have 75 Percent Proficiency Rating

Ted Duncan, director of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy, informed the school’s board of directors June 5 that the overall proficiency rate for students on this year’s end-of-grade tests for reading and science i... — Updated 6/13/2019

 
 By Ellen OBrien    Education

Connestee Falls Scholarship Winner Stephanie McCall Pursues Writing Career

If you ask Stephanie McCall, 2004 recipient of a Connestee Falls scholarship, who she is, she would be most likely to answer first, that she is a writer, and second, that she is a... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Brevard High Seeks Funds To Restore Piano

For more than 40 years, the Brevard High School Chorus and Theater performances have been accompanied by beautiful music being created by many talented pianists and one piano. The... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

News of Organizations: Basic Apple Group

Basic Apple Group meets on Monday, June 17, 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. for Apple computer users, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Every meeting has time for questions, problems, or concerns. Photos is this month’s topic. New users are always... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

VFW Auxiliary Awards Patriotic Art Winner

The VFW Auxiliary has a number of scholarship programs. One of them is called the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards Program. High school students create their artwork on... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Red Cross, Pool Foundation Promote Swimming Pool Safety

Beating the heat in a pool is one of the most popular warm weather activities. Swimming attracts people of all ages because of its various benefits. In addition to being an enjoyable recreational activity, swimming also is a... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Legal Notices: June 13, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 18E71 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Anne Elizabeth Hacking of... — Updated 6/12/2019 Full story

 

With Balsam Grove And Little River: UWTC CEO Plans Community Chat

Louis Negrón, chief executive officer of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC), invites members of the community to meet him for the community chat series in June. These informal conversations focus on the local United Way,... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Rosenwald News

Where does one start when you’ve spent a whole lifetime with someone and you are called upon to maybe pick a few standout moments? Wendell Johnstone did just that this week in rem... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Johnson To Perform

Local musician Howie Johnson will be playing at the Transylvania Farmers’ Market this Saturday during its Father’s Day Celebration. Held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in downtown... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

'Library To Present 'A Spiritual Journey Through Egypt's Sacred Sites' On June 18

The 2019 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in June with “A Spiritual Journey Through Egypt’s Sacred Sites” presented by Peggy Moore. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, June 18, in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Brevard Music Center To Honor Veterans At July 4 Pops Concert

Join members of the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas and fellow veterans for an explosive afternoon of family fun! Celebrate Independence Day at Brevard Music Center for a... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

DD-214 Form Is Free

I was looking at the article about Mr. Fatland’s Memorial Day uniform and, more specifically, his attempt to obtain a copy of his DD-214. He stated he paid $119 to get a copy of his DD-214. The Transylvania County Veterans... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

City Hides $530,000 For Railroad Depot

Monday, June 17, the Brevard City Council will adopt the city’s 2020 budget. When they do so, they green-light all capital projects within this document. In his budget summary, Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland talks about the... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

America, We Can Do Better

Watching Donald Trump wrap himself in the American flag in Europe last week was a near sickening experience, one that soiled the names and heroics of those who made the ultimate sacrifice on the bloody beaches of Normandy in 1944.... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Save Schenck

I would like to comment on the front page article entitled “Schenck Job Corps’ Future Remains Unclear,” published in The Transylvania Times on June 6. Perhaps I can add to the ongoing conversation launched by the U.S. Forest... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Earthshine Plans Family Day

This spring, the Earthshine Lodge in Lake Toxaway transitioned ownership and management to Ali Holroyd Lien and Anna Bracco. The new owners are thrilled to continue the Earthshine legacy by providing a wide range of retreats,... — Updated 6/12/2019

 
 By Norah Davis    News

Rice Street Garden Receives Facelift

Every spring, vegetable and flower gardens symbolize and embody rebirth. But this year is a special renewal for the Rice Street Community Garden, now in its eighth year, because muc... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

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