Articles from the September 17, 2018 edition

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School Board Receives Ideas, Not Final Plans

In today’s paper, readers will find a story and graphics of several options for the renovation and reconstruction of Brevard High School should the $68 million school bond referendum pass in November. A similar story about an... — Updated 9/18/2018


New Cast Set For BLT's Thriller 'Deathtrap'

The twisting plots, infectious deceit and suspenseful moments characteristic of captivating thrillers will soon be on display in downtown Brevard as Brevard Little Theatre prepares... — Updated 9/18/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council To Look At Depot Proposal - Brevard NC

The construction of a railroad depot, which would be part restoration and part recreation of the city of Brevard's old depot torn down in 1981, could come to fruition if the city... — Updated 9/17/2018


Charles Camby Sentelle

Charles Camby Sentelle, 85, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sept. 13, 2018, at Accordius Health at Brevard (formerly Brian Center). He was a son of the late Jethro and Tunia Frances Burns Sentelle. In addition to his parents, he was... — Updated 9/17/2018


Tourism Officials Reveal New Branding - Brevard NC

During a reception on Thursday, the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) unveiled a new brand to support the organization's marketing efforts. People from across... — Updated 9/17/2018


14th Annual WNC Pottery Festival Returns

The 14th Annual WNC Pottery Festival returns to the western North Carolina town of Dillsboro on Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Selected as one of the Southeast’s Top 20 Events and regarded annually as one of the most popular... — Updated 9/17/2018


Philharmonic's 42nd Season Opener Set For Oct. 7

The opening per-formance of Brevard Philharmonic's 2018-2019 season on Oct. 7 at 3 p.m., will present two dazzling debuts on the stage of the Porter Center at Brevard College.... — Updated 9/17/2018


'The Wisdom Of Eve' Will Open The ACT Season

“The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr, an engrossing drama of power, deceit and betrayal, is scheduled for three matinee performances by The Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre (ACT): Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29,... — Updated 9/17/2018


BC Homecoming Weekend Offers Yoga, Speakers, Jazz

Brevard College Homecoming 2018 Weekend is always packed with activities for returning alumni. Several fun events planned on campus this coming weekend are also open to the public and are free. “Namaste Ya’ll” kicks off... — Updated 9/17/2018


Loretta Coggins Moody

Loretta Coggins Moody, 71, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Alfred and Callie O’Steen Coggins. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandma and friend. Survivors include... — Updated 9/17/2018


Thomas Arthur St. John Jr.

Thomas Arthur St. John Jr., 70, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Born March 13, 1948, in Camden, N.J., he was the son of the late... — Updated 9/17/2018


Louise Ann Crockett Dent

Louise Ann Crockett Dent, 84, passed away Sept. 11, 2018, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. A talented artist, she used porcelain and oils as her favorite medium. She was a “traditional” wife and mother, according... — Updated 9/17/2018


Barbara May Elliott Cronin

Barbara May Elliott Cronin, 88, of Brevard, was escorted by angels into Heaven to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Aug. 26, 2018, at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville. She was bor... — Updated 9/17/2018


Robert Earl Berry

Robert Earl Berry, 63, of Rosman, went to be with his Lord Sept. 2, 2018, after a long struggle with pulmonary lung disease. Robert was born on Jan. 27, 1955, in Columbus,... — Updated 9/17/2018


Pisgah Conservancy Hires Trails Specialist - Brevard NC

The Pisgah Conservancy (PC) has recently doubled its number of employees, bringing it up to two. With the hiring of Davis Wax as a trails specialist, the PC will fill a much-needed gap coordinating volunteer trail work days with... — Updated 9/17/2018


Davidson River School Gets Interim Principal - Brevard NC

Davidson River Principal Donna Wilde is taking a leave of absence for personal reasons, and an interim principal has been named to serve in her stead. Barbara Grimm will temporarily leave her role as instructional coach at Brevard... — Updated 9/17/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Florence Has A Minimal Impact On County -Brevard NC

"Minimal impact" was the report for Tropical Depression Florence's brief visit through the county this weekend. "The only thing we really saw was a power outage that effected up to 3,200 people on Sunday, but Duke Power had it... — Updated 9/17/2018


Options For Changes To Brevard High Presented - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education received several preliminary options as to what changes could be made to Brevard High School if the $68 million bond referendum passes in November. “These are just options,” Chad... — Updated 9/17/2018


Dangerous Precedent

No matter which side of the aisle you are on, the actions of Omarosa recently should send shivers down our collective spine. In case you are not familiar with her actions I will describe them. After departing from the White House,... — Updated 9/17/2018


Contribute To Make A Change

Like most people who have some disposable income, I am inundated with daily pleas for money. Most of the organizations seeking it are worthy of support. With limited funds one cannot support all of them. The fundraisers play on... — Updated 9/17/2018


Fine Letters

I am delighted to read two fine letters to the editor in The Transylvania Times of Sept. 10, 2018. Pam Blevins is eloquent in “Scotland Has Humane Health Care” and Tom Mahan argues convincingly in “Pass Laws for the Common... — Updated 9/17/2018


Contrasting Views

While reading my copy of the Sept. 10 issue of The Transylvania Times, I was struck by a very interesting contrast of points of view. First, the impassioned essays on Opinions of the Readers, extolling the writer’s reasons to... — Updated 9/17/2018


Don't Shortchange Hurricane Relief

During the aftermath of a natural disaster, the costs can easily overwhelm individual states. Hurri-cane Matthew did $4.8 billion worth of damage to North Carolina. In December 2016, the federal government appropriated $300 million... — Updated 9/17/2018


"Mature" Have Not Capitulated

Remember being a kid and wondering when you would be considered mature, full grown, or an adult? How would you know you had arrived? Would another adult confirm your arrival or would you just know? Today, sadly it appears some... — Updated 9/17/2018


Trump Has Done Good Things

The drumbeat of anti-Trump letters to the editor continue unabated week after week in The Transylvania Times. A few things to keep in mind. Even those of us who voted for Trump as the lesser of two evils understand that he is an... — Updated 9/17/2018


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