Articles from the July 30, 2018 edition

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Commissioners View Draft Plan For Silvermont Park - Brevard NC

Last week, Transylvania County commissioners heard a presentation on the draft master plan for the Silvermont Park that includes the eventual removal of the tennis and basketball... — Updated 7/31/2018


Flier Focus: Waterfall Safety - Brevard NC

As part of the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority's (TCTDA) ongoing effort to raise awareness about waterfall safety, inserted in this edition of The Transylvania... — Updated 7/31/2018


Spradlins Receive Connestee Falls Scholarships

Sometimes seeing double is a good thing. Friends and teachers of Aidan and Bryce Spradlin might feel that way. These two young scholars and athletes are identical twins. Now, in... — Updated 7/31/2018

 By Park Baker    News

Two County Residents Inducted Into Hall Of Fame -Brevard NC

Two Transylvania County residents have been inducted into the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians Hall of Fame. Kevin Howell, owner of Davidson River Outfitters, and Sandy Schenck, owner and director of the Green River... — Updated 7/30/2018


SECU Members Award $10,000 Scholarships

State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation, presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Kaylin Susanne Lewandowski, a 2018 graduate of Rosman... — Updated 7/30/2018


'Vacation' Dance Planned

Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club will hold their “Vacation! Vacation!” dance on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Whitmire Activity Building, located at 310 Lily Pond Road in Hendersonville. Wear a T-shirt from your favorite... — Updated 7/30/2018


Kingsolver To Keynote 2018 Authors For Literacy Dinner And Silent Auction

New York Times bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver will keynote the Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s 11th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction on Nov. 29. Kingsolver is the author of nine bestselling works... — Updated 7/30/2018


Peace Center Adds Free Marcel Portilla Band For Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Peace Center presents the Marcel Portilla Band in a free concert for the community on the TD Stage Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m.,... — Updated 7/30/2018


'Menopause The Musical' To Play In Asheville

GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, brings the international hit show “Menopause The Musical” to the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville for a limited engagement of seven performances beginning... — Updated 7/30/2018


Hendersonville Street Dances Continue Aug. 6

The 100th anniversary season of street dances continues on Monday, Aug. 6, featuring Walt Puckett as caller, Appalachian Fire and the Lake Lure Cloggers. Appalachian Fire features t... — Updated 7/30/2018


Caudill To Play At Isis Music Hall

Celebrated folksinger, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ashleigh Caudill, will preform at Isis Music Hall on Aug. 22. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show will start at 7... — Updated 7/30/2018


The Walls Between Us

Many years ago when we lived in Europe, I took this picture in the graveyard in Roermond in the southern part of the Netherlands. For centuries the town was ruled by French, Germans, Spanish and Dutch, as various peoples vied for... — Updated 7/30/2018


Puerto Ricans Are Americans, Period

On your opinion page of July 26, Mr. Stinchcomb repeats a serious misconception that I have seen in various media over and over again, particularly since the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico was devastated by two hurricanes last... — Updated 7/30/2018


Artists Promote Justice

Just as we here in Transylvania are fortunate to draw such remarkable talent each summer to the Brevard Music Center, we’re lucky to be home to a vibrant community of musicians and actors as evidenced by the contributions of the... — Updated 7/30/2018


Mission Sale Will Cost Us In Money, Care

There has been a lot of press about how this merger of the Mission Heath Care System with HCA is going to be the best thing since “sliced bread.” The bottom line for any health care recipient is the quality and cost of care.... — Updated 7/30/2018


Ask Us Answered -Brevard NC

Why did they remove the scales at the Pisgah Forest solid waste convenience center? Transylvania County Manager Jamie Laughter provided the following response: The county solid waste department is set up as an enterprise fund and... — Updated 7/30/2018


Arrest Made In Pisgah Inn Murder -Brevard NC

A homicide investigation involving employees at Pisgah Inn led to a second-degree murder charge filed against 20-year-old Derek Shawn Pendergraft, of Asheville, for the alleged murder of Sara Ellis, 29, from Seminole, Fla. Though... — Updated 7/30/2018


Biggest Tax Increase In History

The Trump administration and Republican Congress love to boast about passing the “biggest tax decrease in history.” They don’t mention that their big tax decrease was quickly followed by the biggest tax increase in history.... — Updated 7/30/2018


On The Way

I ran on the Gallimore Road people path under blue skies and magnificent cumulus clouds yesterday. A smiling 11-year-old boy riding a bicycle said “Good morning” as he passed me, going forward. A 90-year-old lady smiles and... — Updated 7/30/2018


Support Doggy Day Out

As someone who has adopted pups (and kitties!) from shelters, I know firsthand the benefit of meaningful contact, enhancement and exercise for animals as opposed to 24 hours a day within a cage. I enthusiastically support Doggy... — Updated 7/30/2018


Some People Need Manners

A customer in Ingles turned to a friend of mine and said, “I wish they wouldn’t use ‘these people,’” i.e. employees from TVS, “when the store is so busy.” I cannot fathom the idea that this person is so uncaring; so... — Updated 7/30/2018


Thank You, Frank, For Sharing

We have listened and danced to Frank Kirkman’s Swingtime Program on WSQL on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon for many years, and we have thoroughly enjoyed the big band music of our lives, which he played. We also attended... — Updated 7/30/2018


Share The Fliers

In the last three years, eight people have died at waterfalls in Transylvania County. Several more have died in other areas of western North Carolina. The Transylvania Times, in conjunction with the Transylania County Tourism... — Updated 7/30/2018


Opening The 64 Corridor

At their meeting last Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to seek a $300,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission and provide nearly $400,000 in county matching funds in order... — Updated 7/30/2018


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