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Articles from the July 29, 2019 edition

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Patricia Parker Brunner

Patricia Parker Brunner died peacefully July 26, 2019, at her home in Berea, Ky., where she was receiving hospice care. She was born to Earl and Mildred Parker Jan. 10, 1934, and... — Updated 7/29/2019


Lucile Cox Cooper

Lucile Cox Cooper, 92, of Pisgah Forest, passed away July 24, 2019, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Sula Hamet Cox. In addition to her parents, her husband of 65 years, Thomas F. Cooper Sr.; her son, Thomas... — Updated 7/29/2019


Beta Epsilon Awards Scholarships

The Beta Epsilon chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an educator sorority in Transylvania County, concluded the school year with a potluck dinner, hosted by Katie Bland. Several items of... — Updated 7/29/2019

 By Pam Drellow    Arts

Finsel Praises Work Of Friends Of The Library

Rishara Finsel, the new director of the Transylvania County Library recently met for the first time with the Friends of the Library (FOL) board, offering enthusiastic support for the organization’s work on behalf of the library... — Updated 7/29/2019


Béla Fleck To Lead Banjo Concert At BMC Aug. 17 – Brevard, NC

On Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m., banjos will be abundant in Brevard as Bela Fleck’s Blue Ridge Banjo Concert returns to Brevard Music Center’s Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium... — Updated 7/29/2019


Sue Russell To Discuss Watercolors At TAG Meeting – Transylvania County, NC

Sue Byrne Russell from Hemlocks Studio Art School in Cedar Mountain will demonstrate and speak on watercolor at the Aug. 1 Transylvania County Art Guild meeting. The guild meets on... — Updated 7/29/2019


TC Arts Council To Host Fundraiser Aug. 10

"Where can you bid on live and silent auction artwork by the best artists in our area while noshing on creative delicacies by our best chefs, served by creatively designed servers,... — Updated 7/29/2019


Glancing Back: Median Age In This County Is 23.9 Years

The following briefs are from Thursday, July 31, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Dr. James M. Schreyer, a member of the first graduating class at Brevard College (1936), supervised the pre-flight decontamination procedures... — Updated 7/29/2019


Appreciates Hawkins' Comments

I would like to publicly thank Mike Hawkins for his eloquent comments at the commissioners’ meeting on Monday night which appeared in Thursday’s paper. It was a powerful reminder of who we are as a country and of how important... — Updated 7/29/2019


Thoughtful Representative Is Needed

I will keep Thursday’s edition of The Transylvania Times for its juxtaposition of the sad story of our recent state representative and his wife - may they come to know peace and happiness in their lives - and the thoughtful,... — Updated 7/29/2019


Lam Is Wonderful Conductor

I read with joy and interest your interview with Maestro Ken Lam. For many years I have watched his magic as he transforms disparate high school students into a polished symphony orchestra. He attributes much of his success to... — Updated 7/29/2019


Thankful For Dog Park

Five years ago my wife, Katinka and I got together with our friends, Catherine and Kent Heuser, to form a small group called The Friends Of A Dog Park to see what we could do to get a dog park in Brevard. We went to many council... — Updated 7/29/2019


Hate The Sin, Love The Sinner

We must embrace with love and understanding, our brothers and sisters of the Transylvania County Religious Affairs Committee of the NAACP for their recent well-intentioned letter entitled, “Moral Crisis.” The letter correctly... — Updated 7/29/2019


Reporting Fire Violations

It is my understanding that the Brevard Fire Marshal is responsible for checking various public buildings such as restaurants for fire safety code violations. About two months ago I had lunch at Twin Dragons Restaurant. During my... — Updated 7/29/2019


I'm Offended Too

Remember the good old days when advertisers simply touted their products and stayed out of the culture wars? Not Nike. For reasons best known to its marketing department, the swoosh giant elevated washed-up quarterback Colin Kaeper... — Updated 7/29/2019


Sad, Tired And Hopeful

I’m sad and tired and hopeful... sad for an angry and hate filled country. I’m sad for the children who are being treated as pawns in a political war. I’m sad for the energy being wasted when it could be used for the positive... — Updated 7/29/2019


The Left's Assault On America

I read with interest the letter regarding “Patriotism Ebbs” in a recent paper. I did not have to read far to see that it was just another left-wing attack on Trump by the hate America crowd as identified by the leftist paper... — Updated 7/29/2019


Respect, Not Demagoguery

   County Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins is to be commended for his comments last Monday night denouncing the troubling statements made during President Trump’s campaign rally at East Carolina University. The support... — Updated 7/29/2019


Disturbing Headline

Your issue of The Transylvania Times of July 18, 2019 has a headline that is very disturbing to us. We are weavers. We weave. We will weave, have wove, (sic) have been weaving and have woven thousand of yards of fabric. Never have... — Updated 7/29/2019


House Fire – Transylvania County, NC

Cedar Mountain Fire/Rescue responded to a structure fire at 4:41 p.m. on Thursday at 1320 Solomon Jones Road. The fire was fully involved upon arrival, but the house was not... — Updated 7/29/2019


Ask Us – Birth Certificate

I need a copy of my birth certificate. Where is the best place to obtain one? The Register of Deeds office, located at 20 E. Morgan St. in Brevard, provides copies of birth certificates, as well as other official documents. If you... — Updated 7/29/2019


New Cradle Director Named – Pisgah National Forest

The Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association (CFAIA) has announced that Natalie Britt has been named its new executive director. The nonprofit promotes educational, recreational and interpretive opportunities about fo... — Updated 7/29/2019


Cycle Event Coming Back To Brevard – Brevard, NC

Brevard is preparing to host the sixth annual Cycle North Carolina weekend “Mountain Ride” slated for Aug. 3-4. The Mountain Ride annually brings in over 300 cyclists to... — Updated 7/29/2019

 By Alex Perri    News

Transylvania County Rescue Squad 'On A Roll' – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Rescue Squad (TCRS) is "on a roll" after recently receiving four new certifications and setting its sights on becoming a state deployable squad in times of... — Updated 7/29/2019

 By Derek McKissock    News

Larry Chapman, Theresa McCall Seeking 113 Seat – Transylvania County, NC

Former Commission Chairman Larry Chapman and former School Board Chairwoman Theresa McCall are among those hoping to be chosen to see out the term of N.C. Rep. Cody Henson, who step... — Updated 7/29/2019


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