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Articles from the June 17, 2019 edition

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Keep Schenck As It Is

The old adage “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” applies to the Schenck Job Corps. In late May, the federal government announced plans to close nine Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers across the country and have the... — Updated 7/5/2019

 

Mountain Skies: Mars And Mercury Flip-Flop In The Evening Sky

The Planets Mars has been slowly sinking into the evening twilight since late last year. Late last month, it was joined by Mercury, which came out from behind the sun and can now be... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

The Return Of The Muskellunge

What The River Wants A floodplain restoration could help bring back muskie in the French Broad. Gigantic muskellunge – or muskie – have long made their home in the French Broad... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

Real Estate Transactions For May Announced

The following real estate transactions for May were recorded at the Register of Deeds Office. The transactions are divided into two categories: individual and business. Individual May 9 in Brevard, Lenze Real Estate, LLC deeded... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

Picturing The Past: Young Students Excelled In Dairy Competition

In the mid-1900s the dairy industry in Transylvania County was thriving. There were farms that milked varying sizes of herds and dairies that purchased milk for pasteurization.... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

Former Transylvania Administrator Elliott Is Regional Superintendent Of The Year

Watauga County Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott was recently named Northwest North Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the Northwest Regional Educational Service Agency... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

Western Carolina University Graduates 13 Students From Transylvania County

The following students from Transylvania County graduated from Western Carolina University this spring: Fletcher Drummond Woodward of Balsam Grove graduated cum laude with a B.S. in biology. Joy Melinda Poe of Brevard graduated... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

Scholarship Helps Doug Grimm Pursue Career

Doug Grimm joined the youth choir in his hometown of Savannah, Ga., at the age of 7, and he has been singing ever since. In 2018 he graduated from Brevard High School and was awarde... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

How To Instill A Love Of Reading In Youngsters

Reading is a rewarding activity that can benefit people throughout their lives. A great way to pass time on a summer day at the beach, reading also can provide a host health... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

What's New At The Library: Author Reflects On Influence Of '1984' As a Reflection?

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Cleveland, Karen. “Keep You Close.” For 20 years, Stephanie has worked hard to secure her job with the FBI, and she did it to make sure her son,... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

Old Time Street Dances Resume This Tuesday

Brevard’s Old Time Street Dance returns to Brevard’s downtown Tuesday, June 18, and will run every Tuesday through Aug. 6. Free dance instruction starts at 6:30, and authentic... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

More Pets Are Available For Adoption

These pets and many others are available for adoption from Transylvania County Animal Services. The shelter, which is located at 1124 Old Rosman Highway, is open from 10 a.m. until... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

How We Can 'Do Better'

A recently-published letter to The Transylvania Times entitled “America, We Can Do Better,” perfectly illustrates the regrettable scarcity of discipline and rigorous thinking in current political commentary. The letter is... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

A Wasted Vote

If you cast your vote for the newest and missing county commissioner at scheduled meetings, I’m sure you must be concerned about his apparent lack of interest according to his dismal attendance record. Why isn’t the “tie... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

Don't Privatize Job Corps

Our founding fathers instituted Congress first in Article I of the Constitution as the voice of the people. Coming from a country lead by a monarchy, they knew the voice of the people was paramount for the fundamental rights of... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

The Unborn Have Value

If you don’t believe in abortion you are labeled a misogynist, meaning you hate women. So, if you believe in abortion, does that make you a hater of the unborn? There must be a real catchy name for that. As more and more... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

Habitat Showhouse 2019

We are grateful! Transylvania Habitat for Humanity has just completed its 4th Designer Showhouse and Sale and have raised almost $18,000 (our largest amount to date) to go toward helping local families in need to be able to afford... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

Defend Free Speech

Does no one other than myself find it disturbingly ironic that two city employees were fired for exercising free speech over an incident that happened on a day honoring the sacrifice many made to defend that very freedom? The faux... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

Brevard American Legion Cloggers Made History

In 1951, some Brevard High School cloggers made history. They formed a clogging team sponsored by the local American Legion Post. There were 16 members of the clogging team. Five... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

Feinstein Loves Singing Great American Songbook

Five-time Grammy Award nominee Michael Feinstein, who is looking forward to returning to Brevard Music Center on Tuesday, June 25, to present “That’s Entertainment,” welcomes... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

Cobb Named Mills River Manager

Brevard City Planning Director Daniel Cobb will be leaving his position to become the Mills River town manager. The Mills River Town Council unanimously voted to name Daniel Cobb... — Updated 6/17/2019

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Bill Lea Talks About The 'Misunderstood' Black Bear

The Transylvania County Library Rogow Room was recently packed to hear, and see, nature photographer Bill Lea’s presentation: “Understanding the Misunderstood Black Bear.... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

Rediscovered Diorama On Display

Country Creations Antiques Florist and Gifts recently received a unique art piece in one of its antique vendor's stalls, with a newspaper clipping from a 1978 edition of The... — Updated 6/17/2019

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News

County Superior Court Comes To An End

In Transylvania County Superior Court last week, a jury found Aderian Rogers guilty of one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Rogers was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation, with a suspended sentence of... — Updated 6/17/2019

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Five Arrested In Connection With Fatal Shooting

The Brevard Police Department has arrested five suspects in connection with a homicide and armed robbery that took place at the Cardinal Drive-In restaurant last August. Davieyon... — Updated 6/17/2019

 

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