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 By John Lanier    News    September 23, 2019

Board Upset At Senior Project Decision – Transylvania County, NC

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed their disappointment last Monday evening that the state passed a bill prohibiting senior projects from being a requirement for graduation. “I disagree with it,” said Superintendent...

 

Club Names Its Top Junior Youth – Transylvania County, NC

An outspoken, confident young woman who is "friendly and loves to help" has been named Junior Youth of the Year at the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club for the 2018-2019 school year. Brandy Castro,...

 

Ignoring Science  

So far this month, Hurricane Dorian, the fifth Category 5 hurricane in the last four years, obliterated part of the Bahamas. There have been only 34 Category 5 hurricanes in the Atlantic basin since such categorization began in 1924. In the Houston...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    September 23, 2019

TNRC Backs Reducing Plastic Waste – Transylvania County, NC

A proposed state law to reduce plastic waste and single-use products is being backed by the Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC). During its regular meeting last week, the TNRC unanimously voted to pass a resolution to support House Bill...

 

Futurists

On a red oak tree near Williamson Creek, a furry yellow tussock caterpillar sought a place to cocoon, striving to achieve his destiny as a moth. In a field bordering the French Broad River, thousands of dragonflies swarmed, darting and hovering,...

 

We, The People

Our Constitution begins with the words “We, the People, of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union.” With these words our forefathers created a roadmap for our country, but we, the people, are left with the responsibility of...

 

H.R. 86 Is An Anti-Gun Law

House Bill 86 will not prevent “violence.” This legislation is the first step to defining terms that will lead to firearm confiscation. Three devious provisions make this law dangerous and unacceptable. 1) It creates a new class of firearms,...

 

Glancing Back: Lt. Richard Snowdon Is Killed In Vietnam

The following briefs are from Thursday, Sept. 25, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. First Lt. Richard Atwood Snowdon, age 31, of West Columbia, S.C., and Cedar Mountain, was killed near Siagon, Vietnam, on Sept. 17, in a helicopter accident. A...

 

BLT Tackles Family Issues In 'Ancestral Voices'

Family life can get interesting – and humorous – when one member's choices impose unwelcomed change and attention on the rest. "Ancestral Voices," a play by A.R. Gurney, captures one such...

 

What's New At The Library: Handmaids Revolt Weakens Republic Of Gilead

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Atwood, Margaret. “The Testaments.” The events in this story take place over a decade after the theocracy of The Republic of Gilead was established. The government is...

 

Suellen Parker To Present 'Finding Balance'

Brevard College presents "Finding Balance," an exhibition by artist Suellen Parker. The exhibition curates a selection of pieces created over 15 years from three bodies of work. Each body of work...

 

Interesting Facts About Fall, From Newborns To Wildlife

Weather is often the first indicator that the seasons are changing. For many people across the globe, the hot days of summer will soon be giving way to the more crisp days of fall. For those who live...

 

Wash All Reusable Bags Regularly: Here's How And Why

Clothing, linens and even curtains may get their regular rotation through the laundry room, helping such items to remain clean and fresh. But other items relied on regularly may never make it to the w...

 

Student Support Available At The Library

School is back in session, and families are busy planning their fall schedules. Here at the Transylvania County Library we are ready to help students, parents, and educators get a great start to the school year. Regardless of where your student...

 

BRCC Announces October Continuing Education Classes

Blue Ridge Community College Continuing Education October classes start soon. The courses are: Art Intermediate Watercolor meets Oct. 28 through Dec. 9 on Mondays from 2 to 5 p.m. The registration fee...

 

Brevard Academy Supports Robin Bolt And WNC Hope Chest

Sometimes the road less taken is not by choice. There are events in life that will force women, men and children to face their own mortality with uncertainty and fear. "You have cancer." When those...

 

Transylvanians In College

The following students from Transylvania County were named to the dean’s list at Blue Ridge Community College for this summer. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must be a full-time student with a minimum grade point average of 3.5. The...

 

Blue Devils Tame Warhorses In 20-0 Shutout Victory

The Brevard Blue Devils won the battle in all three phases of the game Friday night, defeating the Owen Warhorses 20-0 to pick up their fourth straight win. It was a physical game for all four...

 

Mary Ann Brown

Mary Ann Brown, 81, of Hendersonville, passed away Aug. 21, 2019, after health complications from a long battle with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Born in 1938, she was a native of Henderson County and was the daughter of Clyde Brown and Kate...

 

David Allen Moffit

David Allen Moffit, 29, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. He was born Aug. 3, 1990, in Henderson County, to Janice Stone Gordon and the late William Douglas Moffitt. He attended Anchor Baptist Church and he loved hunting, fishing and...

 

Trojans' Fast Start Dooms Tigers As Rosman Falls 55-6

The Rosman Tigers are improving even when the scores indicate otherwise. Friday night, the Tigers were outmanned in all facets, hosting a 3-0 Chase team with size, speed and plenty of skilled...

 

Legal Notices: September 23, 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,... Full story

 

Brevard XC Places Top Three At White Squirrel Classic

On an unseasonably cool September afternoon last Wednesday, the Blue Devils turned up the heat on the competition at the White Squirrel Classic. Hosting the 17-team meet at a new location at the...

 

Mountain Skies: Autumn Arrived At 3:50 This Morning

Happy Equinox! At precisely 3:50 a.m. this morning, the sun, in its annual path around the ecliptic, crossed the celestial equator headed south for the fall and winter. This point in the sky is...

 

French Broad Riverkeeper Releases Report On River's Health

Each week throughout the spring, summer and fall, MountainTrue’s French Broad, Green and Broad Riverkeepers release new, up-to-date bacteria testing results for monitoring sites at public access points in the French Broad, Green, and Broad River...

 

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