Articles from the October 28, 2019 edition

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 By John Lanier    News    October 28, 2019

Board: Grads Will Need Portfolio – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday night unanimously voted to revise Policy 3460 to require students to complete a Career and College Readiness Portfolio to graduate. For several years, the school system has required students to...

 

Two Lost Teens Found After Going Missing Sunday

Two teenagers who were reported lost while hiking Sunday afternoon on the Hospital Rock and Cleveland Connector Trails of Jones Gap State Park were found safe and well this morning. Cedar Mountain Fire/Rescue, Riverfalls Fire Department, Green River...

 

State Reports First Flu-Related Fatality Of The Season

Officials with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health last Friday announced the first reported flu-related death of the 2019-20 flu season, which occurred the first week of October and involved an adult in the...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    October 28, 2019

Forest Management Plan Release Date Still Unknown – Transylvania County, NC

It’s still unclear when the long-anticipated new forest management plans for Nantahala-Pisgah national forests will be released, according to Pisgah Ranger District Ranger Dave Casey. During the recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council...

 

Fatality Reported On Blue Ridge Parkway

At 1:15 p.m., Oct. 23, Blue Ridge Parkway Law Enforcement Rangers responded to a fall injury in the parking area located at Milepost 352.4. Upon arrival, rangers discovered William “Willie” Keith, 80, of Durham, had lost his footing, fell back...

 

Portfolios Reveal Work

The decision by the Transylvania County Board of Education to require a student portfolio as a graduation requirement should be beneficial to students, colleges and employers. Under the current college admission systems, most schools review...

 

Dinkins Deserves Write-In

Brevard residents who are seeing signs around town for the election of Geraldine Dinkins to city council may have initially wondered, “Who’s that?” The Transylvania Times candidates’ questions and answers article in the Oct. 17 paper...

 

Transylvania Times Is A Vital Asset

Within the pages of The Transylvania Times each week is recorded a spectrum of events, concerns, needs and celebrations of life beginning with announcing our entrances into this world to the quiet closure of our lifespans. If The Transylvania Times...

 

Fortunate To Have Hospital

I am most appreciative for the care given me on my recent visits to Transylvania Regional Hospital Emergency Room. Dr. Hunt, nurses and all attendants involved in my care were very kind and understanding in my treatment for the issues at hand....

 

Too Much Pressure On President

I worry about too much pressure being placed on President Donald Trump. He is in a position of great responsibility and when one considers that he exercises this responsibility with little input from our traditional group of experts that our...

 

Free To Fail

There was a letter to the editor published in the Oct. 21 Transylvania Times that shows how much the socialist perspective has already crept into the thinking of the American citizenry. In a legitimate observation about seemingly poor business...

 

Ignoring Citizen Input

Driving home last week I took a shortcut on a back street and passed the biggest waste of money, the reconstructed train depot! How many “venues” can a city this size use or need? We already have the Rogow Room at the library, the Music Center,...

 

What Is Planning In Brevard?

You may have heard or read the terms “planning and zoning” with regards to your local government, but understanding how it applies to the community, like where you live, work and play can be unclear. Steering urban change in a desirable...

 

Surprising Mr. Trump

Like most Americans, I’m always surprised by Mr. Trump. He surprised American farmers by getting into a pointless dispute with China that took away the farmers’ markets in Asia. He surprised business owners with his tariffs on Chinese goods...

 

Chamber Of Commerce Cans Christmas Parade

The following briefs are from Thursday, Oct. 30, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. A former Brevard resident, Dr. Lillian B. Zachary, is among the contributors to the November Issue of Instructor, a nationally circulated publication used by 700...

 

Get ALDI

I just finished reading the article regarding new business coming to Brevard. I am only one of many who are disheartened by what’s happening. We do not need another fast food chain, another car wash, another Starbucks, etc. What we “do” need...

 

Classic Recipes Reimagined Can Surprise Delight Guests

I've seen it happen many times in my restaurants, and you've no doubt been on the receiving end of this phenomenon: Guests order a classic dish, something they've enjoyed elsewhere many times before,...

 

Musical Storyteller Charlie King To Perform

An evening of inspiration and entertainment with famed musical storyteller and political satirist Charlie King will be hosted by the Transylvania NAACP on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Ingram...

 

Bryson Provides Guide To Humans' 'Wobble Of Flesh'

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Borgo, Karina Sainz. “It Would be Night in Caracas.” When Adelaida was a child, she and her mother lived in a decent apartment in Venezuala and were accepted by the...

 

Latest Veterans History Museum Exhibit Honors Women

Women are being honored at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas with a special six-weeks exhibit, open now and ending Sunday, Dec. 8. This unique collection "Women in the Military" features...

 

'When Can We Jump Out Of This Plane?'

Brevard’s Lieutenant Colonel Bill Clarke U.S. Air Force, retired visited 96-year-old Ray Pegram in Rutherfordton, N.C. to compare stories about flying in the WWII-era C-47 troop carrier. That plane...

 

Brevard Dominates Late In 24-6 Victory Over Mustangs

The rain fell hard, the hits came even harder, but in the end, there was no denying the Brevard Blue Devils. Trailing for the first time since week one, Brevard forced three turnovers and scored 21...

 

Distance Learning Expands Educational Reach

Some Blue Ridge Community College students greet their instructors in person, pull out notebooks or laptops to take notes, and participate in lectures and classroom activities in the traditional...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 28, 2019

Bulldogs Pull Away From Tigers In Rain-Soaked Contest

As former Rosman head coach Jim Fox used to say, "The Smoky Mountain Conference is like a fist fight in a ditch." That was how Friday night's matchup with Murphy started out, and the Rosman Tigers'...

 

Lady Blue Devils Cruise Past Warriors Into Second Round

It was business as usual for the Brevard Lady Blue Devils on Saturday, as the home team dominated the East Gaston Warriors, winning 3-0 to open what has all the potential to be a deep run in the 2A pl...

 

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