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Articles from the August 2, 2018 edition

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 By Matt McGregor    News

Foodborne Illnesses Under Investigation By Health Dept. -Brevard NC

Reports of foodborne illnesses continued Wednesday afternoon as Transylvania Public Health (TPH) investigated the possible cause. TPH began receiving calls about cases Monday morning, according to Tara Rybka, a TPH spokesperson,... — Updated 8/2/2018


Proper Flag Retirement

During a recent trip to our county recycling site on Old Hendersonville Highway I talked with two fellow veterans: John, who was in the Marine Corps, and Adam, a veteran of the U.S. Navy. We started talking about my service in the... — Updated 8/2/2018


Performances At White Horse Black Mountain In Early August

On Thursday, Aug. 2, at 7:30 p.m. rockers Bent Nation and Blitch share a double bill. Asheville's Blitch is an all-female hard rock/grunge band who have been together since 2007. Th... — Updated 8/2/2018


Brevard McDonald's Expected To Reopen Friday-Brevard NC

The McDonald's in Brevard is expected to reopen on Friday, according to owner/operator Teresa Edwards. On Wednesday, the restaurant was closed and its owner was contacted for comment. The following response came after today's... — Updated 8/2/2018


Pisgah Dance Academy Students Win At Charleston, S.C. Competition

Pisgah Dance Academy (PDA) is extremely proud of our competition dancers season finals at Nationals in Charleston, S.C. Their winnings included Platinums and Double Platinum for... — Updated 8/2/2018


Jared Mull Named As New Recreation Department Director-Brevard NC

After a long search process, Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter announced Tuesday that Jared Mull has been selected as Parks and Recreation director. Mull was serving with the county’s Parks and Recreation Department as... — Updated 8/1/2018


Friends Group Invests In Historic Mansion Upgrades

During the past three months, the Friends of Silvermont invested approximately $30,000 to improve the appearance and make repairs to the first floor of the historic mansion located at 364 E. Main St., Brevard. Silvermont Park is... — Updated 8/1/2018


T.I.M.E. 4 Real Science Students Conduct Authentic Research

When you think of western medicine, you would not necessarily think of herbs or other plant sources. However, three high school students from rural Brevard believe there are novel... — Updated 8/1/2018


Ava DuVernay Documentary '13th' To Be Shown At BC Aug. 9

Director Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13th” will be shown free of charge at Brevard College in Ingram Auditorium on Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. The public is invited to view the documentary and stay afterward for a discussion. The... — Updated 8/1/2018


Fayssoux Starling McLean & Company Comes To BRCC

Ridge Community College (BRCC) announces the performance of the Fayssoux Starling McLean & Company set for Sunday, Aug. 19. An Americana singer and songwriter from Spartanburg,... — Updated 8/1/2018


Joy Resor Will Sign Her New Book

Highland Books welcomes author Joy Resor on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 11 a.m. to read and sign her third inspirational, non-fiction book. “Designed to SHINE! Read Aloud Rhymes for Any Size Heart” is a fully illustrated book covering... — Updated 8/1/2018


'Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey' Next Library Exhibit

“Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey” is a national traveling exhibition exploring the fascinating world of space and astronomy. “Explore Space” covers topics such as the formation of planetary systems, asteroids and comets, Ma... — Updated 8/1/2018


Jefferson Bennett Stone

Jefferson Bennett Stone, of Travelers Rest, S.C., formerly of Cedar Mountain, died July 9, 2018, after years of declining health. Born in Clearwater, Fla., Dec. 4, 1950, he was the... — Updated 8/1/2018


Catherine Rose Schmidt

Catherine Rose Schmidt, 77, of Brevard, died Sunday, July 29, 2018, after a brief illness, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville. She was born Oct. 18, 1940, in Queens General... — Updated 8/1/2018


Anna Lee Schifeling

Anna Lee Schifeling died Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in her home with family. She was born April 8, 1921. Following the early deaths of both of her parents, she was raised by her aunt,... — Updated 8/1/2018


Garris (Gary) Dudley Parker Jr.

Garris (Gary) Dudley Parker Jr., a man with an unending smile, compassion for all, and a dedicated man of faith, family and friends, died peacefully July 16, 2018. He was... — Updated 8/1/2018


Willard Lyman Galloway

Willard Lyman Galloway, 70, passed away July 26, 2018, in Ft. Myers, Fla., after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 11, 1948, to Elmer and Wave Galloway, of Rosman,... — Updated 8/1/2018


Caldwell Project To Be Finished By Mid-October - Brevard

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in June was 4 percent, up from 3.4 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who... — Updated 8/1/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Caldwell Project To Be Finished By Mid-October -Brevard NC

The Caldwell Street road-widening project in Brevard is predicted to be finished by mid-October, according to Shep Cordray, an N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) engineer. Having finished a retaining wall, he said there is... — Updated 8/1/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

John Cochran's Project Reaches The Sky -Brevard NC

John Cochran had always made his own toys, and having grown up in a house with a view of the old Brevard airport when it was active, watching planes land and take off, it makes sense that he eventually built his own plane. “My... — Updated 8/1/2018


Brutality, Trickery, And Damage

From its inception, the Trump administration’s plan was to break up families attempting to cross our border with Mexico in order to frighten others who would attempt to come here. It has been a kind of U.S.-sponsored terrorism.... — Updated 8/1/2018


Waterfall Safety

Thank you for your recent focus on waterfall safety, the facts surrounding the various fall tragedies, and what people can do to enjoy the falls safely. It is a conversation that we need to continue with each other and to have... — Updated 8/1/2018


The Shooter

“He has a history of mental health issues,” said the TV reporter following another school shooting. She omitted the rest, that he had stopped taking his medicine given to him by his provider. His parents and the school... — Updated 8/1/2018


Youth Offer Us Hope

The last time I wrote a letter to the editor of The Transylvania Times, I ended with the upbeat theme which said, “Perhaps we, too, will be saved by our young people.” The young man who prompted that thought was Devon Holmes,... — Updated 8/1/2018


Robin Hood He's Not

In a recent column in The Transylvania Times, John Hood complained about the budget deficit. His all too familiar solution to this problem was not to take away or reduce the tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, but was... — Updated 8/1/2018


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