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Articles from the July 29, 2019 edition

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 By Derek McKissock    News    July 29, 2019

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 stepped down last week....

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 29, 2019

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 disaster throughout...

 

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 participate in a fully...

 

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 forest and water reso...

 

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 were born in...

 

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 occupied. Crews from...

 

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 expressed by Commissioners...

 

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 we weaved. Even my...

 

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 USA Today. Most...

 

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 Kaepernick to hero status...

 

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. I’m sad for our...

 

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 visit, I noticed an...

 

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 meetings, both city...

 

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 calls attention to...

 

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 luck. Certainly that...

 

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, unifying letter from...

 

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 it is for us to...

 

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 for the...

 

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, yes... these...

 

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 the first Thursday...

 

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 for a celebration of...

 
 By Pam Drellow    Arts    July 29, 2019

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 and praising their...

 

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 business were discu...

 

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 Cooper Jr.;...

 

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 was raised in...

 

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