Articles from the November 12, 2018 edition

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 By Park Baker    News

The U.N. Settles On Travel Company - Brevard NC

Brevard resident Michael Youngblood's travel company has been named as the best travel startup company in the world out of 3,000 participants in the United Nation's inaugural touris... — Updated 11/13/2018

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Recalling The Rebuilding Of Iraq - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: In recognition of Veterans Day, The Transylvania Times talked to local resident Major General Joe Taluto about his military experiences in Iraq. After leading the... — Updated 11/13/2018

 

Picturing The Past: Bells of Peace - A Celebration After World War I

On Nov. 11, 1918, "engines whistled, church bells rang, the fire bell clanged, guns and pistols were fired, even firecrackers appeared from somewhere and added to the general din.... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Rosman Middle Announces First Quarter Honor Roll - Rosman NC

The following students were named to the Rosman Middle School Honor Roll for the first quarter of 2018-19 school year. 6th Grade A Honor Roll Marlow Brendan 6th Grade A/B Honor Roll Mila Acebal, Christian Adair, Carla Baker,... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Brevard Middle School Announces Honor Roll - Brevard NC

The following students were named to the Brevard Middle School Honor Roll for the first quarter of 2018-19 school year. 6th Grade A Honor Roll Zoe Axtell, Emma Bailey, Nicholas Bailey, Maxton Ballard, David Bohn, Steven Bohn, Rapha... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

BRCC Career Coach Helps Plan For College - Brevard NC

The scene was set for NC Countdown to College on Oct. 2 as the new career coach with Blue Ridge Community College, Leanna Hall, addressed college-bound seniors in the Rosman High... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass Holds Season Opener Nov. 18 - Hendersonville NC

The Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass (BRSB), conducted by maestro Jamie Hafner, has announced the opening concert of the season on Sunday, Nov. 18, at Trinity Presbyterian Church located at 900 Blythe St. in Hendersonville. The BRSB, a... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Harvest Hoe Down Planned - Hendersonville NC

Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club will hold a “Harvest Hoe Down” on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Whitmire Activity Building, located at 310 Lily Pond Road in Hendersonville. Advanced dance begins at 6 p.m. with early... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

BC Theatre Presents 'Into The Woods' - Brevard NC

On Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., Brevard College Theatre will open their second production of the 2018-2019 season with “Into the Woods” by composer Stephen Sondheim. The show will run in the Dunham Music Building in Ingram... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Andoin Piano Trio To Play - Brevard NC

The Andoin Piano Trio will present a concert of chamber music at Brevard FUMC on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Beulah McMinn Zachary Memorial Foundation, a trust that manages the maintenance and... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Fireside Collective To Play Friday At 185 King Street - Brevard NC

One of this year's best new acts at the Mountain Song Festival will perform at 185 King Street on Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. Quickly blazing a name for themselves with their... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Local Author Publishes 'The Life Of Mollie Sheppard' - Little River NC

Little River writer Bud Shapard has once again written another Wild West action adventure novel. “The Life of Mollie Sheppard” is based on extensive historical research. Mollie, a strong female heroine, is an Irish immigrant... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

UNCA Presents 'Metamorphoses' - Asheville NC

The TheatreUNCA Fall Mainstage Season continues Nov. 15-18 with “Metamorphoses,” based on the ancient Roman myths of Ovid. “Metamorphoses,” based on Ovid’s 15-book mythological poetic narrative, written and originally... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Hoxit Is Featured Artist - Brevard NC

Every three months the Transylvania Community Arts Council hand selects a young artist to feature in its Up & Coming Gallery. TC Arts has selected a 22-year- old aspiring... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Extra Car? Donate It To The Sharing House

Sharing House’s Susan Matthews wondered aloud, “Without the people in our community who donate cars, where would our Wheels to Work Neighbors be? And if it weren’t for Chris Lewis, who volunteers his time to painstakingly go... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Obituary: John George Henderson

John George Henderson, 81, of Brevard, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at Accordius Health at Brevard. A native of Camden, N.J., he was the son of the late Clarence Earl and Rae Henderson. A private graveside service was... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Obituary: Patricia Ann Coblentz

Patricia Ann Coblentz, age 63, of Lake Toxaway, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Charles Landon and... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Brevard's Best Days Are Still Ahead Of Us

Many of you have heard that “if you are standing still then, in fact, you are getting passed up.” I believe that is true in many respects and certainly true if you are talking about the progress of our community. The... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Excusing Trump's Evils

G.K. Chesterton once noted, “Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.” Mr. Brendle, in his Transylvania Times letter of Nov. 8 “Things... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Smooth Elections

Thanks goes to Jeff Storey, his staff and the Transylvania County Board of Elections for a job well done in the past election cycle. Many thanks to all poll workers, whether inside or out, who braved the elements and kept our... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

INTERACT Is Inspirational

Even the headline for the article about INTERACT in Section B of the Nov. 5 issue is true inspiration because it says program participants “won’t give up.” The INTERACT program is part of Transylvania Vocational Services... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Attend Railroad Depot Public Hearing

At the recent city council planning department retreat held at the Cradle of Forestry, a topic of discussion was the Railroad Avenue depot project. Some of the reasons put forth in support of the depot are to provide an event... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Better Streets Should Be Top Priority

I cannot understand how our city leaders can possibly consider the proposed construction of a depot, dog park and skate park when our streets are in such deplorable condition. Certainly our streets should take priority that would... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

Asking A Lot Of A Few

Last Tuesday as millions of Americans cast their votes in this year’s midterm elections, the body of an American, Major Brent Taylor, arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Taylor, the mayor of North Ogden, Utah, was... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

County Jobless Number Falls Below 3 Percent - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in September was 2.9 percent, down from 3.8 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account... — Updated 11/12/2018

 

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