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Articles from the August 26, 2019 edition

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 By Matt McGregor    News    August 26, 2019

City To Consider Selling Land For Housing – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard’s planning staff will research the feasibility of selling an 8-acre piece of residentially zoned land off Cashier’s Valley Road, next to the Public Works Facility, to a housing assistance company to build eight single-family...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 26, 2019

School Board Awards Building Contracts – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved the form of the contracts for the architectural firm Clark Nexsen and CMAR (construction manager at risk) Vannoy Construction to begin working on the design and construction of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 26, 2019

Brevard Academy Enrollment Numbers Up – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors received good news regarding student enrollment and finances at its monthly meeting last Wednesday. School Director Ted Duncan reported average daily membership (ADM) through...

 

Law & Order – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following: •Kendal Rashad Rudisill, 31, was arrested for one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule two substance on Aug. 10. He was taken to the...

 

Bracken Mountain Preserve Features New Trail – Brevard, NC

A new trail for hiking and mountain biking just opened in Bracken Mountain Preserve. The approximately 1.5-mile Pinnacle Trail offers a steep climb with 500 feet of elevation gain and creates a new loop. It brings the trail system in Bracken...

 

Time To Talk About Bikes

This Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Brevard College’s Dunham Auditorium, Project Empathy will host “A Time To Talk About Bikes.” It is a timely topic the community needs to address. Bicycling has become a big business in Brevard and...

 

Don't Take Our Future

A letter appeared in the Aug. 19 Transylvania Times with the title “Don’t Take Our Land.” The basis of this outcry is the Ecusta Trail, a proposed pedestrian trail for recreational use to built on a railroad right of way that has existed over...

 

Trump Worse Than Scrooge McDuck

When I first read that Donald Trump was interested in buying Greenland, I thought immediately of a 1957 Uncle Scrooge McDuck comic book. For those unfamiliar with Scrooge, he is the world’s wealthiest duck, who keeps all of his money in a giant...

 

Ecusta Trail Preserves The Corridor

The proposed purchase of the railroad corridor is nothing close to a “land grab.” In fact, the railroad company that owns the transportation corridor has a right to sell it to another entity. This transaction, in lieu of abandonment, preserves...

 

Cat Café Is Wonderful Addition

On a recent trip to Brevard, I had the chance to visit the Pisgah Paws Cat Café and Emporium. I could have stayed all day at the café visiting with and snuggling the cats and kittens. I’ve also visited other cat cafés, and I’m happy to report...

 

Congrats, Brevard Grads! Need Help Moving?

Driving down Highway 64 on my way home, I catch myself lost in thought while maintaining a few car links behind Bob from Boca or Sue from St. Pete doing the obligatory 40 in a 55. Pondering the fate of the recent Brevard and Rosman graduates, I think...

 

Ecusta Trail, Yeah!

Thank you, Brevard City Council and Mayor Harris, for having the vision to recreate our train depot and for finishing the Brevard end of the Ecusta Trail. Martha and I look forward to biking to Hendersonville, eating lunch, buying a light item or two...

 

Timber Sales Equal Deforestation

The Forest Services’ phrase “timber sales” equals deforestation, the razing, for profit, of our life-support systems on Earth. Observers of the big picture in weather events know that, while the rest of the country, indeed the world, is baking...

 

Fix Vacant Buildings

The city council talks about beautifying the entrance to Brevard. What about the impression people get from vacant buildings such as Mr. Pete’s Market on Asheville Highway next to Zaxby’s? Can’t something be done to have such a derelict...

 

Glancing Back: Two Teenagers Found Dead At Rainbow Falls

The following briefs are from Thursday, Aug. 28, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Three Transylvania youths were arrested and are being held in the county jail in connection with a stolen school bus from Brevard Senior High School early...

 

SAR Chapter Explores Battles From Opponents Viewpoint

Military history is normally written from the viewpoint of the victor, not by those defeated in battle. Over the past three months, the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution...

 

Fresh Vegetables, Fruit Can Add A Spark To Salad Dishes

Salads are a dietary staple across the globe. Salads are traditionally served chilled or at room temperature, and many are enhanced by oil, vinegar or another dressing. Many people are quick to think...

 

Tyson Foods Recalls Weaver Brand Chicken Patties

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 39,078 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patty product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. The United States Department of Agriculture said the products subject to recall have the...

 

News Of Organizations: Pisgah Forest Rotary

For the month of August, the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club’s speaker chair is Joan VanOrman. The Rotary International theme for August is membership and new club development. For the Aug. 28 meeting, the speaker will be District Governor Tiffany...

 

Tasty Pork Butts Benefit Boys & Girls Club

Volunteers raised more than $7,000 recently when they staged the annual Clay & Lisa Sykes BBQ Butt Fundraiser for the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club. They gathered at the Sykes’ farm to join the...

 

Cougars Rally In Fourth Quarter To Defeat Blue Devils

Despite trailing nearly the entirety of the game, the Mountain Heritage Cougars kept it close and outscored the Brevard Blue Devils 10-0 in the fourth quarter to pick up a 22-13 victory in Friday...

 

Why Do Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes?

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Caputo, Philip. “Hunter’s Moon.” These intricately woven stories create a single picture of the lives of memorable characters living on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula....

 

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