Articles from the November 18, 2019 edition

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 By Derek McKissock    News

Commissioners OK Bike Plan, Tobacco And Vaping Ban – Transylvania County, NC

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a county Bicycle Plan last week that should help with the funding of bike facilities during N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) road improvement projects. The plan includes... — Updated 11/19/2019

 

Fannings To Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

Wayne and Sandra Fanning, of Pisgah Forest, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 20, 2019, with a reception hosted by their children at Anchor Baptist Church... — Updated 11/19/2019

 

What's New At The Library 'Ophelia' Offers New Perspective On 'Hamlet'

These new DVDs are now available at the Transylvania County Library: “Aladdin.” Will Smith stars as the Genie in this Disney favorite. When a “street rat” named Aladdin frees Genie from his lamp, his wish is to become a... — Updated 11/19/2019

 

Committee To Discuss Tannery Skate Park On Wednesday – Brevard, NC

The Tannery Skate Park will be discussed at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, by the City Council Parks, Trails & Recreation Committee. As previously reported, the skate park, which was... — Updated 11/19/2019

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County, Jameson's Joy Partner On Fitness Course – Transylvania County, NC

Jameson Courtine's favorite TV show was "American Ninja Warrior," where competitors attempted to complete increasingly difficult obstacle courses. In February, the 9-year-old... — Updated 11/18/2019

 
 By Corey Gafnea    Education

SAFE Teaches Students Healthy Relationships

We may remember our high school sweetheart fondly, including fun times that involved double dating with friends and spending Friday nights under the lights. On the other hand, maybe we were the ones with the relationships that... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Students Open 'Letters To Self' Years Later

Blue Ridge Community College welcomed almost 300 Brevard and Rosman seventh-grade students to the Transylvania County Campus for the annual Career Day event on Oct. 11. Each year,... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Pisgah Forest Rotary

For the month of November, the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club’s speaker chair is Mary Scott Christfield. The Rotary Inter-national theme for the month is The Rotary Foundation. For the Nov. 20 meeting, the topic will be “Behind the... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Shop Small Businesses To Improve The Holiday Experience

It's the time of year when newspapers thicken with sales circulars and holiday advertisements. Consumers looking to beat the hustle and bustle and steer clear of the crowds this... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Start Thanksgiving Meal With Savory Squash Soup

What's the first thing you'll serve to your guests when they sit down to Thanksgiving dinner next week? That's an important question for any menu. The first course sets the tone... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Unspoken Tradition And The Honeycutters To Perform

185 King Street has an excellent line-up of regional music this weekend. Unspoken Tradition will be playing bluegrass on Friday evening followed by Amanda Anne Platt and The... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

No. 7 Gallery Features Three Diverse Artists

With the holiday season here memories of past seasons mingle with plans for future times of shared moments with family and friends. Make those moments into memorable times by... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Land Of Waterfalls Photographers Exhibit Work

The Hollingsworth Gallery, located at 147 E. Main St. in Brevard, will soon be exhibiting images that were captured by nine local photographers, all members of the Land of Waterfall... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Go Figure

As all of the impeachment proceedings progress, it still amazes me that no one seems to care that even the appearance of a conflict of interest by Hunter Biden as a board of directors member of an oil company in a foreign country,... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Politics And Passion

Politics may be a science, but that is only half of it. The other half is passion. A political idea must have passion behind it in order to move it. Passion is where the art of politics enters the picture. Political rhetoric is... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Appreciates Farmers' Market

Shout out to all the vendors at the Transylvania Farmers’ Market for their gracious donations to Sharing House. Also, thanks to the individuals who purchase extra items to donate. The fresh produce and eggs are always... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Were You There?

Were you there – at the bowling alley watching a bowling match cheering on our local players? Were you there – at the gym watching and cheering for our basketball players? Were you there – standing on the street waving and... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

St. Philip's Mistakenly Omitted

In the Nov. 11, 2019 Transylvania Times article about the success of the Oct. 13 CROP Hunger Walk, the name of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church was omitted. Year after year St. Philip’s is a faithful supporter of the CROP Hunger... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

In Search Of A Crime

The Democrats’ pursuit of President Trump reminds me of Stalin’s secret police chief Lavrenti Beria, who told his boss: “Show me the man, and I’ll find you the crime.” The Democrats haven’t found a crime yet, but you... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Make Reasonable Upgrades

I’ve lived many years in Brevard, back before our own fast food nation, tour buses and sharing the road with two wheels. It was satisfying to find a town like Brevard to raise my children. We need to make a few adjustments to... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Dancing At The Polls

Brevard voters prove issues, not dance schedule, are important to them. Jack Zerby Brevard... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Newest Chain Restaurant No Friend To Environment

My wife and I went to the newest fast food establishment in town recently. It’s got to be the most non-environmentally friendly restaurant in town. We ordered a sandwich, fries, cole slaw and a drink. Our meal came in a... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Questions On Paid Parking

  The information presented at a recent Brevard City Council retreat on implementing paid parking downtown raises a lot of questions that need to be answered before any such plan goes into effect. Why is the city considering... — Updated 11/18/2019

 
 By John Lanier    News

New Lunch Program Going Well At Brevard Academy – Brevard, NC

The new pilot lunch program at Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy is going well, according to school director Ted Duncan. Duncan told the school’s board of directors at their monthly meeting last Wednesday evening... — Updated 11/18/2019

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Jury Still Being Chosen In Murder Trial – Brevard, NC

As of this morning, and after four days, only eight jurors have been selected, so far, in the trial of Connell Dixon Hawkins, Chadley Tyrone Norris and James Alexander Ray for the alleged 2017 murder of 18-year-old Saul Ayala in... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

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