Articles from the July 15, 2013 edition

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Help Children Be Resilient

Resilience is the ability to deal with life’s ups and downs with strength and optimism. Even when life knocks them down, resilient people just keep on coming back! In our world today, resilience is what we want for ourselves and... — Updated 7/15/2013 Full story

 By Eric Crews    News

Indoor Soccer Kicks Off In Brevard - Brevard NC

Indoor soccer kicked off with a full day of action Saturday at the Transylvania Ultimate Recreation Facility (TURF). The revamped indoor facility that formerly housed a skate park... — Updated 7/15/2013


Proposed Headwaters State Park Gets $3 Million Grant - Brevard NC

Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced Friday that the proposed Headwaters State Park located at the East Fork of the French Broad River was the recipient of a $3 million grant. According to the news release, the East Fork of t... — Updated 7/15/2013


Blue Ridge Opens Its Early Registration Today - Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community College early registration for new students begins today. Blue Ridge Community College is encouraging all new students for the next semester to apply and register early. Students who complete their application... — Updated 7/15/2013


Fresh Produce Abounds At Wednesday Morning Market – Brevard NC

Summer is here and that means an abundance of local produce: Zucchini and cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers, potatoes and onions. Nothing tastes quite as good as a vegetable that was... — Updated 7/15/2013


Multi-Purpose Facility Project Still Going Ahead - Brevard NC

Despite not meeting a planned June 1 opening, the proposed multi-purpose facility on King Street in Brevard is going ahead, but organizers are now focusing on “less is more and for quality over quantity.” Jeff Pearlman, one of... — Updated 7/15/2013

 By Eric Crews    News

Divided Opinion On Food Trucks - Brevard NC

The pros and cons of allowing food trucks to operate in Brevard were a topic of debate among around 20 citizens and local business owners Thursday morning at city hall. Some believe food trucks in Brevard would benefit the local... — Updated 7/15/2013


St. Philip's Accepting Grant Applications – Brevard NC

The following entities of Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church are now accepting grant applications for the year 2013, from qualified not — for — profit organizations that operate within Transylvania County: The Episcopal Church... — Updated 7/15/2013


Soil And Water Conservation Cost Share Programs Sign-Up Period Begins July 15 – Transylvania County NC

The Transylvania County Soil & Water Conservation District (TCSWCD) is currently accepting applications (July 15-Aug. 15) for the N.C. Agriculture Cost Share Program (NCACSP) and... — Updated 7/15/2013


Blue Ridge Community College Announces Nurse Aide Training – Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community College announces its upcoming classes for those interested in training for a career as a nurse aide. Nurse aides work under the supervision of registered nurses and give care to patients in long-term care... — Updated 7/15/2013 Full story


Rotarians Set To Welcome District Governor July 16 – Brevard NC

The Rotary Club of Brevard will host the new Western North Carolina District Governor of 7670 Tuesday, July 16, at noon at Brevard College. Ronnie Thompson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he... — Updated 7/15/2013


News of Organizations

Democrats The Transylvania County Democratic Party Executive Committee will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, July 16, at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room of the County Community Services Building located at the corner of Morgan and... — Updated 7/15/2013


Bridge and Brunch

Ladies attending “Bridge and Brunch,” an annual fundraiser for SAFE, reveal their hands. Left to right are Ellie Davis, Arelene Weir, Cat Turbyfill and Sharon Fuller. (Courtesy... — Updated 7/15/2013


Births In Transylvania

Sophia Kathleen Sanborn Katie Galyean and LCPL Raymond P. Sanborn, United States Marine Corps, of Pisgah Forest, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Kathleen... — Updated 7/15/2013


"Let 'Em Run"

As an inveterate “letter-to-editor” writer, I am increasingly overwhelmed by the number of choices I have to write about. I have become frozen to the computer keyboard trying to pick a single issue to focus on in a letter to th... — Updated 7/15/2013


Our Cats Eat Our Birds

In January the online research journal Nature Communications published the first peer-reviewed study that demonstrates the vast number of birds and small mammals killed by domestic cats in the U.S. This is based on a review of 90... — Updated 7/15/2013


The Last Straw

On Tuesday, July 2, the North Carolina Senate passed a bill without telling the public or Democratic lawmakers. Hidden behind a “Ban Sharia Law” bill was tacked the most repressive anti-abortion act in the country. They... — Updated 7/15/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Rains Damage Forest Roads - Brevard NC

As heavy rains have washed out several roads around Transylvania County in prior weeks, U.S. Forest Service roads can also be vulnerable to flooding and travellers are urged to use caution when driving in the national forest. There... — Updated 7/15/2013


Shirking Responsibility

Based on last week’s editions, The Transylvania Times is shirking its responsibilities by declining coverage of the Howard’s Rock incident. As the lone community newspaper, The Times enjoys unique access to the family allegedly... — Updated 7/15/2013


Out-Of-County Crimes

In today’s Opinion of the Readers, a letter writer questions why this newspaper has not reported on an incident that took place at Clemson University – the vandalism of Howard’s Rock. In general, The Transylvania Times does... — Updated 7/15/2013

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Video Shows Impact Of Poverty In Transylvania - Brevard NC

Statistics are just numbers, studies are just scientific reports and for many poverty is just a hypothetical situation. However, for many people the painful struggle of poverty is very real and a new local documentary hopes to put... — Updated 7/15/2013


Good Job, Ray

Many people who make this state and community a better place to live go about their work quietly, out of the limelight. Ray McCall is one of those people. Last month McCall received the highest civilian honor a resident can... — Updated 7/15/2013


Siniard Receives Credit Union Scholarship – Brevard NC

The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation (CCUF) awarded Hailey Siniard of Brevard a scholarship from the Local Government Federal Credit Union Scholarship Fund. Siniard who is a member of LGFCU plans to attend The Art Institute of... — Updated 7/15/2013 Full story


BRCC Students Demonstrate Success In Licensure Exams, College Transfer

The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) launched a new set of accountability measures to gauge student success and Blue Ridge Community College performs at the top when compared to other community colleges across the... — Updated 7/15/2013 Full story


Several BC Creekside Summer Education Classes Have Openings – Brevard NC

Spaces are available in three technology classes, including Basic Mac (Mac 101); iPad, Part 2 – Even More to Learn; and Staying Safe Online. Openings are also available in Waterfall Digital Photography and Great Turnings of... — Updated 7/15/2013 Full story


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