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Articles from the September 10, 2018 edition

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Business Leaders: Past And Present

At the end of last month, Ray Simmons passed away. Many newcomers to the county may never have heard of Simmons, but he was an important business leader in this community for decades. After serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II, Simmons...

 

Scotland Has Humane Health Care

In a recent letter (Sept. 3), Charles Brendle reported on his visit to Scotland and made some comments on the (U.K.’s) government-managed National Health System (NHS) that has been in place there since 1948. When a tour guide mentioned that the...

 

Pass Laws For The Common Good

Labor Day is over, and we can expect the deluge of political posturing to descend upon us from now until Nov. 6 in what seems to me to be an unusually critical election. The fact is that for several years now our nation has slid into a dictatorship....

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 10, 2018

Health Officials Monitor Bugs - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Public Health Department has confirmed one case of La Crosse Encephalitis virus this year, according to Tara Rybka, public health educator. The Centers for Disease Control describes La Cross Encephalitis (LACV) as a virus tran...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 10, 2018

Headwaters State Forest Now Open To The Public - Brevard NC

It's official. Headwaters State Forest is now open to the public. The N.C. Forest Service, state legislators, former Congressman Charles Taylor and his family, community members and local media gathered at the Carolina Point summer camp on Thursday...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 10, 2018

Board Rejects Shooting Range - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard Board of Adjustment unanimously denied the police department’s application last week for a new outdoor firing range located upstream of the city’s water plant on Cathey’s Creek Road. The board, citing a lack of information,...

 

County Jobless Rate Falls Below 4 Percent - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in July was 3.9 percent, down 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...

 

TRH Is Being Progressive In Battling Abuse Of Painkillers

September is National Pain Awareness Month, and I want our community to know that Transylvania Regional Hospital is committed to safely and responsibly alleviating pain for our patients – whether it’s temporary postsurgical pain or a chronic...

 

Ask Us Answered-Brevard NC

Is the U.S. Army Reserve Center on East French Broad Street closing? Michael Mascari, public affairs director for the 81st Readiness Division, answered: “No. But at some point in the next six or seven years it will likely be replaced. We have...

 

Unconstitutional Elections

One of my major campaign issues was free and fair elections—campaign finance reform and independent redistricting. I ran because I was as “mad as hell” and not going to take it anymore. Now it’s worse. A three-judge federal panel found this...

 

An Important Change To A Parable

The Sept. 6, 2018 edition of this paper had an interesting parable among the readers opinions. I interpreted it as an analogy to the asylum seekers at the southern border of our country. These are the people who are queuing for days for the...

 

Benefits Of Singing

Thank you for the informative article on the benefits of singing in the Lifestyles section of your Aug. 30 issue. As a member of the Transylvania Choral Society, I can attest that many in our choir sense improvements in mood, lung and memory function...

 

Trump-A-Phobia

This morning I woke-up early feeling especially frustrated and helpless. Why after 80 years should I feel this way? I have good health, good friends, a good marriage, and enough left to carry me to the great beyond. What was my problem? I tossed and...

 

Vote Democratic

In the quiet, stillness of the night, I hear children crying for their mothers, wanting only the comfort of her arms around them. I see agony on mothers’ faces, exhausted from the pain of being separated from their children, willing to forsake...

 

Fiesta Hendersonville Celebrates Latino Culture On Sept. 23

Bright colors, savory smells and rhythmic music fill Hendersonville's Main Street Sunday, Sept. 23, for the third annual Fiesta Hendersonville. The street festival celebrates Latin American culture....

 

NASA, Brevard History Are Bag Lunch Topics

The 2018 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in September with two programs. Dr. Mike Castelaz will present “Life in the Universe” on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at noon at the library. The first ever Bag Lunch to go program will be held on Tuesday, Sept....

 

College Faculty To Perform Recital

Brevard College’s annual Music Faculty Showcase will take place on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. in the Porter Center for Performing Arts, Scott Concert Hall. The recital is free and open to the public. Performers will include voice faculty members...

 

Lunsford Festival Returning To Mars Hill University

Western North Carolina's second-oldest folk music festival returns to the Mars Hill University campus for its 51st year. The Bascom Lamar Lunsford "Minstrel of Appalachia" Festival takes place...

 

Asheville Symphony Opens 2018-2019 Season Sept. 15

The Asheville Symphony opens its 2018-2019 Masterworks Season on Saturday, Sept. 15, under the baton of newly appointed music director Darko Butorac, with a concert including works by visionary composers Wagner, Liszt and Shostakovich....

 

Jeanne Robertson Coming To Peace Center In 2019

Celebrated humorist Jeanne Robertson comes to the Peace Center on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. At 75 years young, Robertson continues to charm audiences with humorous observations about life around her. Standing tall at 6 feet and 2 inches,...

 

Wine Tasting At Proper Pot To Feature Italian Wines

The Proper Pot is hosting a special event Sept. 20, with Elena Walch Wine Estate, with Jeremy Sims at The Country Vintner, and Clay Farmer, U.S. brand ambassador for Elena Walch Wine Estate, a leading producer of Italian wines from Alto Adige. Elena...

 

Scholarship Winner Fosnight Is High Achiever

Connestee Falls scholarship winner Aleece Fosnight is a high achiever. A 2003 graduate of Brevard High School, she finished her course work a semester early and started Brevard College as a sophomore...

 

County Schools Demonstrate Value Of Safety

In the mid to late ‘70s, many people felt that U.S. schools were falling behind in key subjects like science and math. One of the ideas that took root was the moving of teachers from behind their closed classroom doors. Designers of schools...

 

WCU Engineering Is Accredited

Western Carolina University’s Bachelor of Science degree in engineering has gained accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the accreditor of programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology....

 

Witherspoon To Leave Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club

Jackie Witherspoon, who in no small degree has been a persuasive and passionate voice for the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club for many in Transylvania County, is leaving after a decade of growing...

 

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