Articles from the October 14, 2019 edition

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 By Alex Perri    News    October 14, 2019

Dogwood Health Trust Gets Going

The Dogwood Health Trust met at Southwest Community College in Sylva on Thursday morning with local and national health care leaders as a part of a series of community meetings on factors that influence health. The meeting was somewhat of a...

 

Early Voting Set To Begin For Brevard, Rosman – Brevard, NC

Early voting for the Nov. 5 municipal elections in Brevard and Rosman begins this Wednesday at the county’s Election Center on South Gaston Street in Brevard. On the ballot are three seats on the Brevard City Council. Incumbent Councilmen Gary...

 

'Legend' Returns To Cradle This Weekend – Transylvania County, NC

The Cradle of Forestry will entertain audiences with the annual outdoor drama, “The Legend of Tommy Hodges,” on Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, with shows at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Audience size is limited this year. Tickets may be...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 14, 2019

Academy To Consider Capping Enrollment In The Future – Brevard, NC

With enrollment at 424 students this year, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors last Wednesday evening discussed whether or not it should cap enrollment in the coming years. School Director Ted Duncan told the board...

 

Modern Censorship

The First Amendment states the American people have “freedom of speech” and “freedom of the press.” Those rights, however, only protect Americans from infringement by the government, not their employers. As the scope and power of American-bas...

 

Re-Evaluation Of Alliance Needed

Kudos to the county commissioners for recently examining the “value” of the Transylvania Economic Alliance. The commissioners have been allocating approximately $315,000 each year to the Alliance, which describes itself as a public-private...

 

Bring Aldi To Brevard

I was disappointed to read in last week’s Times that no progress has been made on bringing an Aldi to Brevard a full 19 months past the date of their application. Much emphasis is being put on promoting healthy eating for improved health and...

 

Know Law About Bicycles

While riding my bicycle in the White Squirrel Classic through Henderson and Transylvania counties, recently, I was passed in my lane by two oncoming cars passing a cyclist in the other lane. One of the vehicles came within 4 feet of me. As of October...

 

Heritage Day A Success

Rosman’s 11th annual Heritage Day was a great success despite the rainy weather on Saturday. We would like to thank the many persons and businesses who made donations and contributions of money, time and effort for this event. We sincerely...

 

Demi Moore, Patti Smith And Ringo Starr Tell Their Stories

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Barr, Mark. “Watershed.” Set in the post-Depression South, Nathan and Clare are just two of the community members of a small Tennessee town who get electricity for the...

 

Eli Lev And Megan Leigh To Perform

Global citizen and neo-folk singer Eli Lev is making the world a smaller place, one song at a time. Lev pens hymns for everyday enlightenment — songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earth...

 

Warning Signs Of Vision Problems In Children

Adults know when they are beginning to experience trouble with their vision. In such instances, men and women will book appointments with their eye doctors to determine what's causing their problems....

 

News Of Organizations – Transylvania County, NC

Pisgah Forest Rotary For the month of October the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club speaker chair is Tom Sweeney. The Rotary International theme for the month is economic and community development. On Oct. 16 speaker be Dave Wahus, a local stained glass...

 

Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education Offers Free November Workshops

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of November. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 

Holly Springs Baptist Church Fundraiser

A fundraiser will be will be held beginning at 10 a.m., Oct. 19, at Holly Springs Baptist Church. Due to things beyond the church members’ control, they are going to have to repair or rebuild the...

 

Connestee Falls Designated As A Firewise Community

On Oct. 3, Justin McQuery of the N.C. Forest Service presented Jim Whitmore, general manager of the Connestee Falls Property Owners Association, with signs and a plaque designating it as a Firewise...

 

Flood Relief Money For Farm Losses Becomes Law – Transylvania County, NC

Starting Nov. 6, farmers in Transylvania, Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Rutherford counties will be able to sign up for the NCDA&CS Agricultural Disaster Program. The sign-up period will begin Nov. 6 and will end on Nov. 20. The program will...

 

Schenck Hosts Monthly Dinner Monday, Oct. 21 – Transylvania County, NC

The Community Relations Committee of Schenck Job Corps is having its monthly Community Relati-ons Council Dinner at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, in the Dining Hall at Schenck Job Corps. This is an opportunity to meet some of the students and staff and...

 

Regrettable Demise Of Graduation Project

“Was that a hovercraft that just went by the window?” “I never thought I would learn to play metal music on the mandolin.” “My nephew absolutely loves the treehouse I built for him.” “I hate this project.” Over the course of my 14 yea...

 

Blue Devils Blast Eagles 49-0 In Mountain Six Opener

On a night where the home stands were packed to celebrate 2019's Homecoming, the Brevard Blue Devils didn't disappoint, opening up Mountain Six Conference play with a resounding 49-0 victory over...

 

Legal Notices: October 14, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 19E294 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of William Clarence Andersen, Jr. of... Full story

 

Maroon Devils Power Past Tigers 42-7 In SMC Contest

The Smoky Mountain Conference is tough, and the Swain County Maroon Devils are one of the reasons. Friday night, the Rosman Tigers had the momentous task of trying to slow them down on their own...

 

Tornados Beat Scotties For First Win Of Season

The Brevard College volleyball team (1-17, 1-5 USAS) won its first match of the 2019 season with a straight-set USA South Conference victory over Agnes Scott on Saturday in Demorest, Ga. Brevard won 25-22 in set one, 25-18 in set two, then clinched...

 

Lady Blue Devils Celebrate Seniors, Mountain Six Title

It was a night of cheers, tears and celebrations last Thursday as the Brevard Lady Blue Devils closed out their regular season schedule at home, defeating Pisgah 3-0 and capping off an undefeated run...

 

Tornados Hold On For 1-0 Victory Against William Peace

JP Suarti scored his first goal as a Tornado in the 12th minute off a Marquis Dickerson assist, while the Brevard defense withstood the host's strong attack – earning a shutout that gave the Brevard College Tornados men's soccer squad (4-5-2, 4-2-2...

 

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