Articles from the October 21, 2019 edition

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Skate Park Solutions Sought – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard’s Parks, Trails and Recreation committee met last Wednesday to discuss options for opening the Tannery Skate Park and building a new, concrete park. The committee passed a...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 21, 2019

Gaia Herbs Opening New Facility In Mills River

Gaia Herbs is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday for a new facility in Mills River and still plans to continue operations at its Transylvania County facility. Gaia Herbs’ Transylvania County facility is located off U.S. 64 and Island...

 

County Included In DOT Bond Funding – Transylvania County, NC

The N.C. Department of Transportation recently informed local officials in four far western counties, including Transylvania, that construction projects in those areas have been placed on the 2020 Build N.C. bond issuance list. The announcement...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 21, 2019

Presentation Covers Climate Change And Birds – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Natural Resource Council (TNRC) met recently to hear Tom Tribble of the Audubon Society give a presentation about the impacts of climate change on birds. Tribble is the former president of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon society, which...

 

Increase All Teachers' Pay

Public schools in North Carolina have been in session now eight weeks – nearly a quarter of the school year – and it has been more than 100 days since Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper presented a compromise budget to the Republican-led General...

 

What We Don't Need

Who in their right mind in the Brevard city permitting and business license departments approved a new car wash across from the White Squirrel Car Wash on Highway 280? What we don’t need in Brevard is another vape shop, beauty parlor, Mexican...

 

New Uses For 'Waste' Could Benefit Us

In considering what we might do here to help offset the effects of climate change, I find we are shipping out free many valuable assets that we might otherwise use as the basis for local businesses. We would need the cooperation of our waste...

 

Barr Is Destroying Moral Order

Last week the Attorney General of the United States told an audience at the University of Notre Dame’s Law School that “militant secularists” are conspiring to “destroy the traditional moral order” of this country. William Barr should be...

 

Trump's War

In 1983, Israel appointed the Kahan Commission to investigate the incident at Sabra and Shatila where Christian Phalangists slaughtered Palestinian and Lebanese Muslims the previous year. The commission found that Israeli military personnel, aware th...

 

BC Music Faculty Accompany Silent Film 'Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde'

In celebration of the light and dark in all of us that appears most visibly at Halloween, Brevard College Music Department presents a showing of the 1920 silent film, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” starring John Barrymore on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 6...

 

'Wait Until Dark' Opens At Brevard Little Theatre Oct. 25

Most people are familiar with "Wait Until Dark" as a play or movie as the original 1966 version by Frederick Knott was an immediate hit. Familiar names as Lee Remick and Robert Duvall acted in the...

 

No. 7 Arts Features Three Artists

October begins with the quiet reds of the dogwoods and sourwood trees followed by the yellows and oranges of the maples and oaks. The colors capture and inspire artists of all mediums to create. The...

 

Three Artists To Present 'Myth & Folklore'

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has announced its next art exhibit, “Myth & Folklore,” with three well-known local artists: Christine Kosiba, Shannon Whitworth and Margaret Kimble. The...

 

Wood Reveals How To Break Bad Habits For Good

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Chbosky, Stephen. “Imaginary Friend.” Seven-year-old Christopher and his mother flee his abusive father in the middle of the night and settle in a remote, faraway town....

 

Highest-Grossing Horror Films Perfect For Halloween

Are you a scary movie buff? Do you relish in the building music and the jump-out-of-your-seat moments that unleash from you a primal scream? Many people share a love of scary movies and have made the...

 

News Of Organizations: Pisgah Forest Rotary

For the month of October 2019 the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club speaker chair is Tom Sweeney. The Rotary International theme for the month is economic and community development. For the Oct. 23 meeting, the club’s speaker will be Josh Hallingse, the...

 

Montessori: Cultivating Peaceful Independence

"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment." - Dr. Maria Montessori. More than a century ago, Dr. Maria...

 
 By Pam Drellow    Arts    October 21, 2019

Library Book Sale Was A Resounding Success

The Friends of the Library (FOL) report that the recent book sale at the Transylvania County Public Library was by every measure a resounding success, bringing in more money than in each of the last...

 

Brevard Holds Off Charge From Franklin In 24-7 Win

It was a dogfight in the Panther Pit Friday night, but the Brevard Blue Devils used some big plays on both sides of the ball to hang on and defeat upset-minded Franklin 24-7. The Panthers played like...

 

Civil War Letters Were Written To Loved Ones

The Local History Collection at the Transylvania County Library includes several letters written during the Civil War that express the struggles and fears of people trying to make a living and raise...

 

Ralph Leon Mann Jr.

Ralph Leon Mann Jr., 66, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. He was the beloved son of the late Ralph Mann Sr. and Jane Taylor Mann. An infant brother, John Carroll Mann, preceded him in...

 

Johnny Logan Melton

Johnny Logan Melton, 65, of Rosman, passed away Oct. 19, 2019. A native and lifelong resident of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Billie Owen Gravley and Lloyd Melton Sr. He was also preceded in death by his brother, “Sweetie...

 

Emma Curtis Bradley

Emma Curtis Bradley, 93, went home to be with Jesus Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. She passed comfortably with the love and support of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at her bedside. She was born Jan. 20, 1926, in Macon County, but liv...

 

Young Coyotes 'Wandering' For New Territory, N.C. Biologists Say

Hearing or seeing more coyotes these days? You’re not alone, say biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. According to them, it is common for North Carolinians to report seeing and hearing coyotes more often in October and November....

 

Lady Tigers Defeat Swain County 3-0 For Senior Night Win

The Rosman Lady Tiger volleyball team bounced back from a five-set loss to defeat Swain County 3-0 last Thursday in their regular season finale. Ashley Whitmire and Skylar Harrison were two of...

 

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