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Articles from the September 9, 2019 edition

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 By Alex Perri    News

Museum Launches Campaign – Brevard, NC

Supporters and local leaders – including U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows – packed into the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas last Wednesday to help honor the area's veterans and... — Updated 9/10/2019


Chamber Of Commerce Candidate Forum On Sept. 17 Cancelled – Brevard, NC

The 2019 Candidates Forum slated for Sept. 17 in the library’s Rogow Room has been cancelled. A combination of all planned races being uncontested and a number of candidates being unable to confirm attendance led the... — Updated 9/9/2019

 By Derek McKissock    News

Homeland Security Inspects County's Election Process – Transylvania County, NC

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security believes Transylvania County is doing a good job making sure the local election process remains secure, according to Jeff Storey, the county’s director of elections. Last month, a... — Updated 9/9/2019

 By Matt McGregor    News

Doug, Ellen Harris Now Ready For New Adventures – Brevard, NC

After 21 years of business, Doug and Ellen Harris of Harris Architects on West Probart Street in Brevard have begun the design on their latest project: closing Harris Architects to... — Updated 9/9/2019


County Couple Inducted Into Fair's Hall Of Fame – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s Donnie and Kim Reid were inducted Friday by Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler into the N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame. Troxler recognized the Reids and Haywood County’s Jim Padgett... — Updated 9/9/2019


Bag Lunch Arts Series Presents 'Hiking The Blue Ridge Mtns.'

The 2019 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in September with “Hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains.” The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the library’s Rogow Room and is made possible by the Friends of the Library.... — Updated 9/9/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tigers Celebrate First Victory By Hanging 40 On Patriots

It all sounds pretty simple, not a big deal. Most folks in the stands just heard that the Rosman-Madison game got moved from an away game to home, but very few realized what kind... — Updated 9/9/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Blue Devils Survive Late Push From Cavaliers In 16-14 Win

In a game that started slow, the Brevard Blue Devils and the East Rutherford Cavaliers traded plenty of blows down the stretch, as the Blue Devil defense came up with a pivotal... — Updated 9/9/2019


Subaru Donates Ascent To Blue Ridge Auto Class

Subaru of America Inc. recently donated a 2019 Subaru Ascent to Blue Ridge Community College’s Automotive Systems Technology program along with various other software to help more proactively train future car repair technicians.... — Updated 9/9/2019

 By Nona Walker    Education

Romero: From The Philippines To Brevard

Matthew Romero, a 2019 Connestee scholarship winner, was born in the Philippines 18 years ago. When he was only eight hours old, he was entrusted to the care of a family of... — Updated 9/9/2019


Kepler Discovered Thousands Of Exoplanets

The Stars The summertime Milky Way is now high overhead at sunset! While this beautiful veil in the sky may have been obvious to the casual observer in years gone by, nowadays... — Updated 9/9/2019

 By Erin Brewton    Education

Ted Duncan Leads Changes At Brevard Academy

As John Maxwell once said, “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” That is exactly what has been taking place... — Updated 9/9/2019


School Board Welcomes Students For 2019-20

Buses are rolling, teachers are ready to go, families have stocked up on school supplies, and classrooms are filled with bright, eager learners. Welcome to the 2019/20 school year! Traditional public schools are a special part of... — Updated 9/9/2019


DAR Constitution Week Proclaimed

Mayor Jimmy Harris officially proclaimed the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in the city of Brevard. The proclamation was presented to the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the... — Updated 9/9/2019


News Of Organizations

For the month of September, the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club speaker chair is Charlotte Snelson. The Rotary International theme for the month is basic education and literacy. For the Sept. 11 meeting, the speaker will be Vanessa... — Updated 9/9/2019


The Benefits Of Music For Children While Growing Up

Many children are introduced to music instruction at school. After being introduced to band, chorus and various instruments, students may be eager to explore music. Young students are often introduced to the recorder or ukulele in... — Updated 9/9/2019


Grandfather Mountain To Host 'Creatures Of The Night And Bonfire Delight' September 21

Visitors are familiar with Grandfather Mountain’s resident animals, including black bears, bald eagles, cougars, river otters and elk. But what do they do after dark? Guests can find out Saturday, Sept. 21, at Grandfather... — Updated 9/9/2019


Overmountain Shelter Closed Because It's No Longer Safe

In order to protect public safety, the Appalachian Ranger District has closed the Overmountain Shelter, which is located in Avery County near the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) and... — Updated 9/9/2019


Book Features Recipes For Easy Vegetarian Meals

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Fehst, Zach. “American Magic.” Recent YouTube demos give those who watch them the power to do miraculous things such as “levitate cars or make thin... — Updated 9/9/2019


Sherwood Mackey And Ronnie Ponder Honored

The following briefs are from Thursday, Sept. 11, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Garza Baldwin Jr., has been appointed and agreed to serve as a life trustee of the Transylvania Community Hospital. Vice-President of the... — Updated 9/9/2019

 By Bob Twomey    Opinion

Logging Is Beneficial When It Is Done Right

Recently with the U.S. Forest Service’s planned changes to the environmental rules regarding logging and public input/comment processes, readers have expressed concern over timber harvesting on public lands. Perhaps some... — Updated 9/9/2019


First Choices

Currently, the large number of Democratic candidates for president can give my Republican family and friends an opportunity for reflection. Four years ago there were also a large number of Republican candidates with various ideas... — Updated 9/9/2019


New Directions On Guns

“Sir. May I see your license and registration?” “What’s the problem officer?” “You have a broken tail light. License and registration, please.” The driver fished out the forms from his wallet. “By the way, sir, can... — Updated 9/9/2019


Failure Of BDS Movement

Despite the rhetoric and hatred spewed at Israel, the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement is a failure according to “Innovative Companies Love Israel,” by Soeren Kern. The Jewish state is flourishing because... — Updated 9/9/2019


A Boost For Democracy

In a 357-page ruling issued last week, a panel of three North Carolina state judges ruled unanimously that the state legislative districts drawn in 2017 violate the North Carolina Constitution. The general ruling, as well as the... — Updated 9/9/2019


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