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 By John Lanier    News    August 5, 2019

Uncertainty Looms As Schools Prepare For Opening Day – Transylvania County, NC

With school scheduled to open in three weeks, uncertainty looms regarding the state budget, health care coverage and the implementation of a new reading program. “We’ve got a lot of uncertainty,” said Transylvania County Schools Superintendent...

 

City Infrastructure Receives Funding – Brevard, NC

The N.C. Division of Water Infrastructure (NCDWI) has approved a $500,000 grant and a $1,583,000 no interest loan for the city of Brevard’s Gallimore Road Sewer Rehab Project. “The purpose of this project is to reduce rain dependent inflow and...

 

Comporium Offering Faster Download Speeds

Broadband customers in Comporium’s Transylvania County service area are now able to get even faster download speeds. Comporium has wrapped up a system-wide upgrade at the end of July that will enable any address in the county that is served by the...

 

County's Latest Unemployment Number Released – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in June was 4.3 percent, up from 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 qualify for...

 

Brevard College Finishes Campus, Facility Improvements – Transylvania County, NC

Brevard College completed a wide range of campus and facility improvements over the summer. "We have worked hard to improve our facilities and grounds to support our academic programs, to enhance our...

 

Both Are Right And Wrong

More than 700,000 state employees could find themselves paying substantially more for health care in the next few months if the impasse between State Treasurer Dale Folwell and the majority of hospitals throughout the state is not resolved. Folwell c...

 

My Lost Companion

I live on Pickens Highway in Rosman. On Friday, July 26, around 4:30 p.m., my precious little dog, Candy Marie, was struck by a white vehicle. I know these people had to see my little dog that ran into the road. I know accidents happen, but they...

 

Change Two Lives

When children think of summer, it is full of family trips, attending camp, sleeping late, play dates, swimming and just relaxing. Summer is also the time that children’s academic skills often regress, sometimes called the “summer slide.” If...

 

Regarding West Baltimore

The tired race card has been played again by some, this time in response to presidential comments concerning a city with which I am very familiar and in which I have friends - Baltimore, Md. Here’s what its leaders, newspaper, TV and others have...

 

Kudos To Hawkins, Lemel, Guice And Lanier

My respects to one of the best editorials I have read to date in the Monday, July 29, edition of The Transylvania Times. (If you missed that edition, go get it online or at The Transylvania Times office.) These people are what this country is about!...

 

Loves America, Horrified By Trump

I am writing in response to Larry Chapman’s criticism of recent letters to the editor in which he claims that those critical of Donald Trump hate America. Nothing could be further from the truth! It is because we love America that we are horrified...

 

An About Face

I am pleased that Mr. Chapman’s view of fiscal responsibility was very different when he was chair of the Transylvania County Commissioners than that of the president he praises. (The Left’s Assault on America, July 29). If he had implemented...

 

Preferred McCall As Representative

I read the biographies on the three individuals seeking the District 113 seat vacated by Rep. Cody Henson. Mr. Chapman’s statement that he has always been willing to listen to his constituents from all sides of the aisle sounds commendable....

 

Improved Streets Top Train Depot

Despite continued opposition from the public, city leaders have approved using more than a half million dollars in taxpayer money to build a train depot. This train depot idea was bad from the beginning and even worse now that it wins out over much...

 

Who's Minding The Money?

How many members of Congress are “overseeing” how many different committees? What does their “oversight” reveal? Does anyone know how many billions of dollars are being spent to “help” our citizens/territories? The money authorized and...

 

Glancing Back: Richard Parris Wins Soap Box Derby Title

The following briefs are from Thursday, Aug. 7, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. William H. Wilkie Jr., a native of Skyland and a space engineer, designed the whole-body counter that is being used in the National Space Administration’s...

 

Choral Society To Premiere 'Christmas Oratorio'

The Transylvania Choral Society has announced a highlight for fall 2019, as its members prepare the North American premiere of "Christmas Oratorio," the latest work by revered choral composer, Bob...

 

The Blackbird Café Is An Intriguing Place

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Brockman, Cambria. “Tell Me Everything.” When Malin starts her freshman year at Hawthorne College, she immediately makes a group of diverse friends that stick together...

 

Tips For Grabbing The Best Deals On School Clothes

Children and parents often look forward to the dawn of a new school year. But before the first homeroom session can take place, parents may need to take their students clothes shopping. According to...

 

Choosing The Right Backpack Can Help Avoid Serious Injuries

Finding the right backpack is an essential component of back-to-school shopping. Children may have their own ideas of what’s in style, but parents should look for backpacks that are functional before factoring in style. Marrying form and function...

 

Scruggs Scholarship Winners Announced

The Sixth Annual Terrell L Scruggs Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at Connestee Falls Golf Club on Saturday, Aug. 17. Jimmy Perkins, coordinator of the annual fundraiser said, "This event is...

 

Jupiter And Saturn Can Be Seen At Dusk

The Planets We have two planets easily visible in the early evening. Jupiter is the second brightest planet of all and, since Venus (the brightest) is lost in the glare of the sun this month, Jupiter...

 

Blue Devils, Tigers Hold First Football Practice Of 2019

The 2019 prep football season officially kicked off last Thursday, as teams were eligible to hold their first practices. Both the Brevard Blue Devils and Rosman Tigers took to the gridiron in...

 

Joan S. Donato

Joan S. Donato, 84, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at her home. A native of New York, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Agnes Zavaglia Daddazio. In addition to her parents,...

 

Timothy "Tim" Charles Thorpe

Timothy “Tim” Charles Thorpe, 65, of Balsam Grove, passed Monday, July 29, 2019, with his family by his side at the Charles George V.A. Medical Center in Asheville. He is survived and loved by...

 

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