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Articles from the November 15, 2018 edition

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 By Matt McGregor    News

Public Gives Its Input On City Projects - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council held a public input session on the Brevard Area Trail System from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. By 4:30 p.m., up to 30 people had already signed in and circulated throughout the Board of Elections conference room.... — Updated 11/15/2018

 By Derek McKissock    News

Land Available For County Park - Brevard NC

At its Nov. 29 meeting, the Board of Commissioners will consider whether it wants to buy roughly 55 acres of property for a new county park. The property sits off U.S. 276 and... — Updated 11/15/2018


WCU To Hold Open House For Prospective Students, Families

Western Carolina Uni-versity will throw open its doors for prospective students and their families and friends as the university holds Open House on Saturday, Nov. 17. Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Open House... — Updated 11/14/2018


Stewart, Soule United In Holy Matrimony

Dr. Shaina Stewart and Ryan Soule, of Fuquay Varina, N.C., were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Sept. 22, 2018, at Lockamy Plantation in Angier, N.C. Pastor Jonathan Blackburn was the... — Updated 11/14/2018


Authors From Great Smokies Review To Read On Nov. 18

Contributing writers to UNC Asheville’s literary magazine, The Great Smokies Review, will share their works when the monthly Writers at Home series has its final public reading of the fall at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at... — Updated 11/14/2018


Highlands Center To Show 'King Lear' Nov. 17

The Highlands Performing Arts Center will present, live via satellite, the National Theatre of London’s production of “King Lear” by William Shakespeare on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. Broadcast from Lon-don’s West End,... — Updated 11/14/2018


'Appalachian Art – Past To Present' Opens Nov. 23 - Brevard NC

In honor of the City of Brevard's 150th Anniversary, the Transylvania Community Arts Council will host a new exhibit entitled "Appalachian Art - Past to Present." The public is... — Updated 11/14/2018


Film Project Uses Brevard Interns For Cast And Crew Positions

"Airplane Mode" is a short film that juxtaposes social media and nature against a theme of human interaction. This film project we shot here in Brevard recently and worked with Tamm... — Updated 11/14/2018


Chicago To Perform On March 27

Chicago will play at the Peace Center on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era” by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock... — Updated 11/14/2018


Greene To Discuss Sandburg Nov. 20

The 2018 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues this month with Carl “Sandburg: A Wanderer’s Heart” presented by Gary Greene. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library and... — Updated 11/14/2018


Savvy Senior: How To Get Veterans' Funeral And Burial Benefits

Dear Savvy Senior, Does the VA provide any special burial benefits to old veterans? My dad, who has late-stage Parkinson’s disease, served during the Vietnam War in the 1960s. Only Child Dear Only, Most U.S. veterans are eligible... — Updated 11/14/2018


Park Ridge Health Surgery Specialists Welcome New Thoracic Surgeon

Park Ridge Health Surgery Specialists welcomes David M. Kulick MD, PhD, FACS, FCCP. Dr. Kulick is board-certified in thoracic and general surgery. He brings a diverse experience base to Park Ridge Health Surgery Specialists that... — Updated 11/14/2018


Obituary: Ruth Melee Waugaman

Ruth Melee Waugaman, 94, passed away Nov. 8, 2018. Born Dec. 31, 1923, in New York City, she graduated from Douglass College (New Jersey College for Women) in 1944 with a... — Updated 11/14/2018


Obituary: James "Jim" Brown Wright

A memorial service for James “Jim” Brown Wright, of Brevard, who passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in the chapel of Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations in Brevard, with Jean... — Updated 11/14/2018


Obituary: Rev. Jackie Hensley

Rev. Jackie Hensley, 72 of Brevard, went peacefully home to meet his dear Savior and Lord Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. He is now standing in the presence of the King after fighting a difficult battle with ALS. He was a native of Brevard... — Updated 11/14/2018


Obituary: Anna Lee Kinley

Anna Lee Kinley passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at Gordon Hospice House, in Statesville, N.C. Born in Brevard May 29, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Floy Mull. She was preceded in death by her husband,... — Updated 11/14/2018


Obituary: Ireland Ray McCall

Ireland Ray McCall, 68, of Asheville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at the Charles George V.A. Medical Center. A native of Lake Toxaway, he was the son of Jewell O. McCall and... — Updated 11/14/2018


BC Concert Was Wonderful

I had the pleasure of attending a concert Friday night, Nov. 9, with our friends at the Porter Center at Brevard College. It was “A Salute to Our Veterans.” The students, as well as the staff, did a wonderful job displaying... — Updated 11/14/2018


Time To Seek Common Ground

While both political parties seem to be growing farther apart each day, there are actually quite a few topics on which most Americans agree: Political dissent. More than 90 percent of Americans believe people have the right to... — Updated 11/14/2018


United Way Integral To Natural Play

First, I would like to commend The Transylvania Times for their coverage of the ongoing efforts by community organizations to increase early childhood educational opportunities through Get Set Transylvania. The collaborative progra... — Updated 11/14/2018


The Sharing House Unveils New Food Pantry - Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce joined the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the "Neighbor's Market" Food Pantry of Sharing House. At the annual general assembly... — Updated 11/14/2018


County To Hold Emergency Management Training Exercise On Tuesday, Nov. 27 - Brevard NC

Transylvania County will be conducting Emergency Management training exercises in-volving multiple coordinating agencies on the morning of Nov. 27 at the county’s downtown campus along Broad, Morgan and Gaston streets. All... — Updated 11/14/2018


DuPont State Recreation Forest Single-Track Temporarily Closed - Brevard NC

Officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest have closed all single-track trails in response to ongoing precipitation. More than 3 inches of rain, with little drying, over five days are causing wet conditions that make many of the... — Updated 11/14/2018


Chamber Wants Public To Be 'Wrapped Up In Transylvania' - Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce is asking the public this holiday season for three opportunities to shop, support and celebrate all things local with Wrapped Up in Transylvania. The effort is a part of Transylvania... — Updated 11/14/2018

 By Derek McKissock    News

Military Museum's Location Up In The Air - Brevard NC

A decision on whether to extend the WNC Military History Museum’s lease of the old county administration building was tabled Tuesday by the Board of Commissioners. The museum’s current lease ends June 30, 2019, and those who... — Updated 11/14/2018


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