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 By Park Baker    News    November 5, 2018

UPDATE: Final Unofficial Elections Results: School Bond Approved; Guice and Cathey Elected to Board of Commissioners; Mahoney Re-elected Sheriff; Griffin and Domokur elected to School Board

Editor's Note: The following are the unofficial election results only for Transylvania County. They are not the final results in the state or Congressional races. Those final numbers will appear in Thursday's paper. •The Transylvania County...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 5, 2018

Hearing For Trail, Train Depot Set - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council voted three to two on holding a public input session on the Brevard Area Trails System, including the proposed construction of a train depot on Railroad Avenue. The input session...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    November 5, 2018

Faith Community Gathers To Address Synagogue Shooting - Brevard NC

Last Wednesday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brevard filled with people of many faiths who came to be a part of the Interfaith Service of Remembrance for the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in...

 

College Decreases Dual Enrollment Costs For Students - Brevard NC

Brevard College de-creased the cost of dual enrollment from $285 per credit hour to $25 per class. This significant decrease, according to a press release, will provide a greater opportunity for local high school and home school students to receive...

 

Joe Sansosti And The Little-Known Battle of Dai Do - Brevard nC

Public attitudes toward Joe Sansosti and his fellow Marines have changed significantly over the past 50 years. When Sansosti arrived in San Francisco in 1968, just two days before Christmas, he and...

 

'Get Set' For The Future

During the recent Halloweenfest activities, the Transylvania County Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) announced two changes: ECI will now be called Get Set Transylvania and the organization is now partners with Sesame Street in Communities. The goal...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 5, 2018

Film Lover Wants To Start A Conversation - Brevard NC

Brevard resident Philip Henry wants everyone who is passionate about film to join him for the Pisgah Film Project, a series where Henry hopes to not only showcase film as art but to also engage...

 

Anti-Semitism Is On The Rise

American Jews have a long and praiseworthy history in the United States. Since the first Jews arrived in New Amsterdam in 1645 they have grown, largely through immigration, building a community of nearly six million, a little less than 2 percent of...

 

The Sorrow Of The Pittsburgh Murders

Consider this, please. You are a Grandma or Granddad and you go to church, like you have done for a long time. You go there with a happy heart and a feeling of love for the spirit that has brought you to this welcoming place. You are a grandchild...

 

Halloweenfest Drew Us To Brevard

When my husband Jack and I were thinking about where we would live after we retired, we started traveling through Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. We were looking for the perfect place to retire. When we decided to look at Brevard, the...

 

Lessons To Be Learned

Hopefully, teenagers and young adults today can learn from the experiences of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Whether you believe Christine or Brett, the fact remains that Dr. Ford did not have the evidence to persuade even...

 

Something We All Can Agree On

When we see a fellow human being suffering, our first question is not, “Are you a Republican or Democrat?” Our shared human response is to ask, “How can I help?” Whether one volunteers regularly at one of the wonderful charitable or service...

 

What Kind Of Society Do We Want?

I appreciate some people were upset to learn the current President of the United States and supposed leader of the free world uses the same political strategy to appeal to voters as was followed by Adolph Hitler (see Office of Strategic Services...

 

Please Stand With Me

When there is prejudice against people of color, I stand and raise my voice in opposition. When there is violence and hatred towards immigration into the USA, both legal and illegal, I stand and raise my voice in opposition. I stand in support of...

 

Speak Out Against Violence, Anti-Semitism

As Christian women, we are moved to speak out in remembrance of the 11 Jewish brothers and sisters massacred in the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh. Our faith compels us to join our hearts in remembering those who...

 

Grateful For Norah Davis

We would like to recognize Norah Davis who recently left Brevard and relocated to a retirement facility. Norah wrote many articles for The Transylvania Times, most recently one about the work of the Living Wage Coalition of Transylvania County. She...

 

Obituary: Patricia Kay Blaine

Patricia Kay Blaine, 79, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at home with family members in attendance. Patricia (nee Kissling) Blaine was born in Springfield, Ohio. After being honorably discharged from the USAF in 1960, she lived in...

 

Obituary: Linda Greene Chapman

Linda Greene Chapman, 77, passed away at her earthly home in Lake Toxaway, on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 and went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The daughter of Dwight...

 

Obituary: Justin Eric Cornett

Justin Eric Cornett, 33, of Lake Toxaway, entered the gates of Heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, surrounded by those who loved him most. He was born on June 11, 1985, in Durham, N.C. He was preceded...

 

Obituary: Joyce Hooper Galloway

Joyce Hooper Galloway, 75, of Brevard, passed away peacefully at Solace House Hospice Center in Asheville Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, following an extended illness. She graduated in 1961 from Brevard High School, and went to work at Ecusta, where she work...

 

Obituary: James Michael Lovin

He was predeceased by his mother, Alice Matney Lovin, and stepson, William Lee (Billy) Henderson. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; father, James C. Lovin; sister, Pam Hill; brother-in-law, Jimmy...

 

Obituary: Amy Sue McCall Plemmons

Amy Sue McCall Plemmons, 83, of 29 Olivette Road, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals. A native of Transylvania County, she had resided...

 

Obituary: Vernon Ray Woodring

Vernon Ray Woodring, 77, of Brevard, passed away Oct. 30, 2018, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Joseph Earl and Elise Golden Woodring. In addition to his parents, he was also...

 

Obituary: Peter Perry Uchno

Peter Perry Uchno passed away peacefully in the hospital in Bremerton, Wash., on Nov. 2, 2018. He was born May 7, 1951. He was the son of the late Henry and Pearl (Zieminski) Uchno. Peter was a graduate of the College of Charleston. He was a...

 

Costume Mistress Brings 'Nutcracker' Magic To Life - Brevard NC

It sometimes keeps Elizabeth Jennings awake at night thinking about how to create the perfect costume for a new dance. She can't help but get inspired by pictures she sees of garments that would suit...

 

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