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Articles from the September 30, 2019 edition

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Living Wage Coalition Recognizes Mayberry's With Its First 'Buycott'

A "Buycott?" What is that? Many people are familiar with the term "boycott," an intentional effort to avoid purchasing or participating in a business or product. Buycott is a term... — Updated 9/30/2019


Historical Society To Hold Annual Meeting

The Transylvania County Historical Society annual meeting will be held Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Brevard First Baptist Church. Dinner, catered by Mayberry’s, is $20. Hear the stories of the fascinating women (and a gentleman) who... — Updated 9/30/2019


News Of Organizations

Pisgah Forest Rotary For the month of October, the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club’s speaker chair is Tom Sweeney. The Rotary International theme for the month is economic and community development. For the Oct. 2 meeting, the speaker... — Updated 9/30/2019


AAUW Group Hosts Local VISION Executive Director

Angela Owen, Transylvania's executive director, will share a program about leadership development in the community that is sure to spark excitement about opportunities in our local... — Updated 9/30/2019


'October Fest' Dance Is Set For Saturday

Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club will hold an “October Fest” Dance on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Whitmire Activity Building, located at 310 Lily Pond Road in Hendersonville. Advanced dance beings at 6 p.m. with early... — Updated 9/30/2019


Award-Winning Authors To Teach And Read

The Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference has announced their award-winning faculty members for the May 2020 conference. Alison Hawthorne Deming, Aimee Nezhukumatahil, and Crystal... — Updated 9/30/2019


Cooper To Speak To Art Guild

The local Transylvania County Art Guild meets in Brevard the first Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m. at the Transylvania County Recreation Center. Local artist Cathryn P. Cooper... — Updated 9/30/2019


Children Have Funny Questions About Death

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Clayton, Meg Waite. “The Last Train to London.” Tante Truus is determined to save as many Jewish children as she can from the Nazis.... — Updated 9/30/2019


Davis Paints In Celebration Of Wild Places

Sometimes people all need to temporarily step away from what they love. Local landscape artist John E. Davis thought that was true when he took a six-month leave of absence last... — Updated 9/30/2019


Glancing Back: Penrose Grocery Owner Catches Three Robbers

The following briefs are from the Thursday, Oct. 2, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. American Thread’s picnic Saturday, Sept. 27, was enjoyed by hundreds of employees and their families and friends who turned out in ideal... — Updated 9/30/2019


Do You Dare?

In spite of the mist of negativity hanging in the air, take pause; it is lifting. Because of two new brave warriors, Greta Thurnberg and Mahatma Ghandi’s grandson, we can take a breath of fresh air. A 16-year-old Greta Thurnberg... — Updated 9/30/2019


Rats On A Sinking Ship

A conversation between two rats aboard the American war ship, the U.S.S Presidency, is reported here in full. Rat #1: It’s time to get out. Rat #2: Not yet Rat #2: Not yet? If we leave now, we abandon all that food and garbage... — Updated 9/30/2019


Reduce Impact Of Climate Change

On Sept. 23, I asked the Transylvania County Commissioners to support an oversight committee on mitigation and adaptation measures that constructively affect climate change. The youth of the world are asking adults to support them... — Updated 9/30/2019


How Refreshing

This is a reply to Renee Bruce’s article on Sept. 9, which stated that “Innovative Companies Love Israel” (by Soeren Kern). May I add to Renee’s remarks, letting the readers know that there are two DVD’s that also... — Updated 9/30/2019


Take A Stand

He has certainly demeaned his office by embracing dictators while slandering our closest democratic allies, by repeatedly lying on matters great and small (12,000 by the latest count), by encouraging violence on the part of his... — Updated 9/30/2019


City Streets

When will the abominable condition of our streets be addressed? The streets throughout the city continue to deteriorate daily and the patching that is being done compares to putting a Band-Aid on a gaping wound. With winter... — Updated 9/30/2019



Do you find it interesting, if not a startling waste of time, that so much air time is spent reporting on poll results? First of all, the election is over 13 months away. A lot of things can, and will, happen over that 13 months... — Updated 9/30/2019


Cat Café Is A Wonderful Place

I am writing in response to the article about Pisgah Paws Cat Café and Emporium that ran in The Transylvania Times on Sept. 26, 2019. I am saddened that this article painted a negative picture of Pisgah Paws Cat Café and... — Updated 9/30/2019


Pisgah Paws Should Be Appreciated, Not Banned

I am not one to write letters to the editor, but I am so disgusted by the treatment of Pisgah Paws and Ms. Erickson by the police, animal shelter and government in this county that I could not hold back, especially after seeing... — Updated 9/30/2019


Taking Care Of Animals

In today’s Opinions of the Readers are two letters praising Erica Erickson, Paws, and the Pisgah Paws Cat Café in response to an article published in The Transylvania Times last week. At the heart of the matter is whether or... — Updated 9/30/2019


Festival Of Trees Planned December 5 – 8

Work is moving ahead on preparations for this year’s Festival of Trees, Dec. 5 – 8. Volunteers for the Children’s Center of Transylvania County, Cherie Willoughby (left) and... — Updated 9/30/2019


Delayed Harvest Trout Regulations Begin Oct. 1

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement delayed harvest trout waters regulations on 36 trout waters in 20 western North Carolina counties, including Transylvania, on O... — Updated 9/30/2019

 By Alex Perri    News

Third Case Of Legionnaire's Reported In County – Transylvania County, NC

Health officials have now confirmed three cases of Legionnaire’s disease in Transylvania County in connection with the recent outbreak that occurred among those who attended the Mountain State Fair from Sept. 6-15. Transylvania... — Updated 9/30/2019


City Declines To Accept Skate Park – Brevard, NC

After volunteers raised $72,000 and spent nearly 500 hours constructing a skateboard ramp, the city of Brevard will not accept the Tannery Skate Park off Silversteen Drive due to... — Updated 9/30/2019

 By Alex Perri    News

Deal Reached After Death In Hospital – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County resident Kristen Blake Sheffield has reached an out-of-court settlement with Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) over a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit she filed after her 61-year-old mother,... — Updated 9/30/2019


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