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Articles from the November 25, 2019 edition

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 By Alex Perri    News    November 25, 2019

Opening Statements Made In Murder Trial – Brevard, NC

After eight days of jury selection, the trial in the murder case of 18-year-old Saul Ayala began Friday morning, with opening statements. Connell Dixon Hawkins, Chadley Tyrone Norris and James Alexander Ray face charges of first-degree murder,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 25, 2019

School Officials Provide Budget News – Transylvania County, NC

“We actually do have some budget news,” Norris Barger, director of business services and plant operations, told the Transylvania County Board of Education Thursday evening. Although the state General Assembly has adjourned without passing an...

 

City Places Moratorium On Moving Electronic Signs – Brevard, NC

Last week, Brevard City Council approved a six-month prohibition, or moratorium, on permitting moving, electronic display signs. The purpose, according to the city’s Planning Department during last week’s council meeting, is to suspend the...

 

Kettle Kick Off – Brevard, NC

The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle kick-off event was held Friday at the Walmart in Pisgah Forest. Bell ringers will be out and about in the community until Dec. 24. Volunteers are always...

 

Annual Thanksgiving Dinners Planned For Community To Attend – Brevard, NC

Two Thanksgiving traditions are planned this week. The Bread of Life will host its Thanksgiving Day dinner Thursday, while Anchor Baptist Church will host its dinner the day after. From 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Thursday, the public is invited to...

 

Kids In Camp Possible Thanks To Donations – Transylvania County, NC

In 2019, thanks to generous donations from local supporters, Kids in Camp (KIC) was able to provide one-to-three weeks of overnight summer camp to 42 Transylvania County children, whose families...

 

Release The Funds

Recently, the General Assembly declined to negotiate with the governor regarding pay raises for school employees. Even though other state employees received a raise, the General Assembly adjourned for the year without giving most school personnel a...

 

Rebuilding The Jenkins Center

In 1952, when segregation was predominant in Brevard and Transylvania County, the Mary C. Jenkins Center opened in the Rosenwald community. For many years, the Mary C. Jenkins Center, with its meeting areas, outside space for children and swimming...

 

It's Over

There are many things to be thankful for in this season of Thanksgiving. I am thankful the impeachment hearings are over. Whew, was that a long, boring and fruitless exercise. I submit that the needle didn’t move in either direction as the...

 

President Is Pathological Liar

We must take exception to people who claim the Mueller report and impeachment inquiry have unearthed no wrong doings by the current White House resident. First, the Mueller report resulted in dozens of indictments, several guilty pleas and prison...

 

Don't Be Fooled By Enviva's Forest Conservation Fund

When I picked up the Nov. 11 issue of The Transylvania Times and saw the article in the Outdoors section entitled “Enviva Forest Conservation Fund Partners with DU,” I couldn’t help but cringe. For more than five years now, conservation...

 

Thankful For Farmers' Market

Over the past seven months, our local farmers’ market has collected fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, and other healthy foods to support the neighbors in need in our county. Many local residents bought a dozen eggs for themselves and an additional...

 

President's History Of Corruption

In medicine we are taught that the history generally gives or suggests the diagnosis. The laboratory and physical exam mostly serve to confirm the diagnosis. In considering the guilt of the president regarding his actions with respect to Ukraine,...

 

Stop Criticizing Capitalism

I read the opinion in Mondays’ paper where Mr. Schenfield complained that the new chain restaurant in town is not a “Friend to Environment.” It seems obvious to me that Schenfield never started, funded and ran a business. Businessmen and women...

 

First UMC Children's Weekday Program

There is a fabulous Children’s Program within the walls of the First United Methodist Church located in the heart of Brevard. We offer 2-day, 3-day and 5-day options full of instructional learning and fun. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The...

 

Hunters Harvest 73 Deer As Season Opens

The following briefs are from the Thursday, Nov. 27, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. The Times has learned that a contract for $479,500 has been awarded the Bryant Construction Company of Brevard to build the new Brevard College Allen H....

 

Holiday Happy Hour For School Art Supplies Set For Dec. 6

The first Holiday Happy Hour on Friday, Dec. 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. will be an event to raise money for art supplies for Arts in Schools. The event will be held at the gallery at Brevard Lumberyard at 200 King St. The Holiday Happy Hour for arts...

 

DFR Room To Host New Nikki Talley CD Release

Nikki Talley will hold a CD release concert on Thursday, Dec 5, at the DFR Room in Brevard to celebrate her new CD, “Blue Eyed Girl.” Talley is an award winning singer and songwriter whose roots r...

 

Sip & Sign At Broad Street Wine Is Nov. 29

Broad Street Wines owner Connie Edmands will host three local authors for a “Sip & Sign” event on Friday, Nov. 29, from 2-5 p.m. What could be cozier than a good book and a good bottle of wine?...

 

Violinist Sung Featured In 'First Mondays' Concert

Brevard Music Center (BMC), in association with Brevard College in Brevard, has announced the next offering in its popular and free Community Concert Series on Monday, Dec. 2, at 12:30 p.m. at the...

 

Recipes For Thanksgiving That Will Please A Crowd

Roast Turkey Breast With Rosemary, Sage And Thyme Makes 8 servings. Perfect for a holiday gathering, this roast turkey breast can be prepared in less time than a whole turkey. Enjoy! Ingredients: 3...

 

Stories, Recipes Told With An Appalachian Flavor

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Berg, Elizabeth. “The Confession Club.” When one of the women in their supper club reveals an intimate secret, the group decides from that point forward, their...

 

Tips To Simplify Holiday Hosting

Hosting family and friends for the holidays is a tall task. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, during the Christmas/New Year holiday period, the number of long-distance trips (to and from a destination 50 miles or more away)...

 

Seeing The Secret Power Of English Learners

Transylvania County Schools' (TCS) 140 current and numerous former English learners have a secret and valuable ability. In addition to bringing a wealth of culture and perspective to our school...

 

Mountain Sun Practices Gratitude With Community

'Tis the season for traditions! At Mountain Sun Community School there are many ways these traditions are celebrated, both in school and in the homes of our students. "Belong" is one of the five key...

 

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