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Articles from the September 2, 2019 edition

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Cedar Mountain News

Editor's Note: Last week's scheduled Cedar Mountain News was delayed because of technical issues. CMFRD Barbecue The recent BBQ and blood drive was a huge success. Thirty seven pints of blood were...

 

Harry Corbin

The poet Maya Angelou has often been paraphrased as saying people are remembered not for what they said or what they did, but how they made you feel. Harry Corbin, former superintendent of Transylvania County Schools who passed away last week, made...

 

Keep The Money

The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed the Taxpayer Refund Act, which would return more than $660 million to many taxpayers across North Carolina. Since the state has received more revenues than anticipated, Republican lawmakers have dec...

 

Courthouse Reflects Community

I have been visiting Brevard for approximately 30 years. I enjoy the quaintness, the mountains, the people and the real town feel of Brevard proper. During my last visit this past August, I had an opportunity to socialize with the local folks. The...

 

Grandstanding

Please tell me it’s a joke. I can’t believe the North Carolina Senate thinks the best thing to do with the $663 million budget surplus is to mail a refund of $125 or $250 to North Carolina residents. How much will it cost to research who merits...

 

Destination Hike – Cedar Rock in DuPont Forest

Cedar Rock in DuPont State Recreational Forest is one of my favorite hiking/biking trails in the region, and I enjoy both modes of transportation for different reasons. (Horses are also allowed on DuP...

 

Rare Fireflies Discovered On Grandfather Mountain

The discovery of a special type of firefly on Grandfather Mountain has experts aglow with excitement. The nonprofit nature park in Linville is officially home to Photinus carolinus, the only species...

 

Smart Start Responds To Teacher Requests

Ask a kindergarten teacher in our county about their greatest need and they will likely respond – “help with the children’s behavior.” The early education work group of GetSet Transylvania (early childhood collaborative) heard this plea so ma...

 

TVS Sponsors And Employs Local Graduates

For the second year in a row, Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS) has donated to the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program, maintaining a bronze level sponsorship. The Connestee Falls...

 

Brevard SCORE Mentors Elected To Leadership Roles

Certified mentors of SCORE Brevard Branch are assuming leadership positions on the Executive Committee of the WNC SCORE Chapter beginning Oct. 1. At the last meeting of the Executive Committee of WNC...

 

Picturing The Past: County Fair Was A Special Time In Our Area

It's fair time! All across the country fairs are held each autumn. Whether it is a small county fair or large state fair, these events bring people together to celebrate agricultural achievements and...

 

Glancing Back: Two Youths Found After 42-Hour Ordeal

The following briefs are from Thursday, Sept. 4, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. On Friday afternoon, Aug. 29, David Vanaman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vanaman of Clarkston, Mich., was sightseeing at the Toxaway Falls with his parents and...

 

What's New At The Library: Mosquitoes Are Our Deadliest Predator

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Center, Katherine. “Things You Save in a Fire.” Cassie is a firefighter in Texas and she’s tough. So far she’s been able to handle whatever life throws at her. All...

 

Boyz II Men Teams Up With The Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers, North Carolina’s multi-Grammy winners, has teamed up with Philadelphia soul legends Boyz II Men and the Asheville Symphony to overhaul the Rangers’ original “Be Still Moses,” which was first recorded on their 2007...

 

Carson To Discuss Rare Beauty Of Mountain Bogs

Deep in our forests, cloaked in tangles of rhododendron and soaked by underground springs, lie some of our most amazing wetland ecosystems: mountain bogs. Ecologist Owen Carson will discuss these one-...

 

Hagarty Publishes Book On Painting

Joe Hagarty, a member of Connestee’s Art League and a resident of Connestee Falls for 19 years, has published his first book “Creating Depth in Your Paintings: 1-point Linear Perspective.” This book was published by Amazon and is available for...

 

WSQL To Broadcast Brevard, Rosman Games

Get ready Transylvania County, high school football season is here and WSQL Radio has the Brevard Blue Devils and Rosman Tigers covered. Both teams recently kicked off the 2019 season and WSQL radio will bring you every snap of every single game for...

 

Legal Notices: September 2, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 19E262 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Mary Louise Chapman of Transylvania County,...

 

Make Barbecues Safer For Pets With These Backyard Tips

Barbecuing lends itself well to informal warm weather gatherings. While spending time outside, many pet owners like to have their furry companions nearby so they can enjoy the fresh air and fun as...

 

News Of Organizations

Parkinson’s Support Group The Brevard-Hendersonville Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. with refreshments, music, and exercise. The program...

 

Quilts Of Valor Will Honor Local Veterans Saturday, Sept. 7 – Brevard, NC

Quilts of Valor, an organization whose members have produced more than 227,000 handmade patchwork quilts to honor veterans, will present quilts to four Transylvania veterans and four additional...

 

Schenck Hosts Monthly Dinner

The Community Relations Committee of Schenck Job Corps is having its monthly Community Relations Council Dinner at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, in the Dining Hall at Schenck Job Corps. This is an excellent opportunity to meet some of the students and...

 

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