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Articles from the November 26, 2018 edition

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 By John Lanier    News    November 26, 2018

School Funding Gets A $500,000 Boost - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education received some good financial news last Monday evening when they amended the 2019 fiscal year budget to show an increase of nearly $500,000 in funding. Norris Barger, director of business services and plant...

 

Kettle Drive: A Holiday Season Tradition - Brevard NC

As Christmas app-roaches, bell ringers for The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Drive can be found outside local stores, including Walmart, Ingles, Belk's, BI-LO, Food Lion and the ABC Store. The 128th...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 26, 2018

Desmelik Family Believes In The Power Of Music - Brevard NC

The Desmelik family believes the power of music unifies and that love heals. That is why Dave Desmelik and his wife, Clare, are hosting a fundraiser on Dec. 9 at The Grey Eagle in Asheville to give...

 

Connestee Fire Rescue Equipped With Drone To Better Serve

Game-changing drone technology in fire prevention and search and rescue came to Connestee Fire Rescue (CFR) Department earlier this year. A DJI (Da-Jiang Innovations) Matrice 210 Quadcopter (four,...

 

Ceding The Moral Ground

One of our strongest attributes as a nation is that we usually take the high moral ground. It has allowed us to set a standard that numerous countries have attempted, many successfully, to emulate. Many countries have modeled their constitutions on...

 

Obituary: John Louis Aull

John Louis Aull, 79, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Durham, N.C. He was born May 7, 1939, in Newberry, S.C., to Helen Ruth Lominick and Louis Eugene Aull. He is survived by his loving wife of...

 

Obituary: Oral R. Eubanks

Oral R. Eubanks, 62, of Rosman, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. He is preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles A. Heath. He is survived by his father: Cecil Eubanks...

 

Obituary: Stephen Morrow Souther

Stephen Morrow Souther, 63, of Little River, went to be with our Heavenly Father Nov. 19, 2018. He was the son of the late Sam Souther. He grew up in Horseshoe and graduated from West Henderson High i...

 

Brevard Holiday Art Festival Is Dec. 1-2

The Brevard Holiday Art Festival, previously Brevard Holiday Bazaar, expands to two days this year on Dec. 1 and 2. Hosted by local artists/musicians Shannon Whitworth and Sarah Siskind, the event...

 

Schröder And Noble To Perform Dec. 3 - Brevard NC

Brevard Music Center (BMC) First Mondays concert - held at the Porter Center of Brevard College - features saxophonist Henning Schröder and percussionist Gerald Noble in a rhythmic and rousing...

 

Free December Events Open To Families At The Library - Brevard NC

This holiday season, the Transylvania County Library Youth Services Department is hosting several events for families to get in the festive spirit and build camaraderie. On Friday, Nov. 30, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., a family-friendly screening of a...

 

The Barefoot Movement To Play Nov. 29 - Asheville NC

The Barefoot Movement will perform Thursday evening, Nov. 29, at 8:30 p.m. at Isis Music Hall in Asheville. They’ll play renditions of everything with a Christmas theme from Chuck Berry’s “Run Run Rudolph” to Perry Como’s “It’s...

 

McGaha, Smith Exchange Wedding Vows

Heather McGaha and Daniel Smith, of Fletcher, were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Aug. 25, 2018, at The Paul Porter Center for Performing Arts in Brevard. Rev. Shelly Webb was the officiant. The bride i...

 

Savvy Senior: The Retirement Benefits Of A Health Savings Account

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about health savings accounts? I’ve been reading that they are a great investment that can help with growing health care costs when I retire. Planning Ahead Dear Planning, It’s true! A health savings...

 

Everyday Education: Each Child Should Be Center Of Education

In a previous column in The Transylvania Times on Oct. 14, 2018, I described teaching-learning as a communicative process, which, by its very nature, mobilizes the six functions of communication identified by Russian linguist Roman Jakobson: the...

 

PFE Announces Honor Roll For First Quarter

The following students were named to the Pisgah Forest Elementary School Honor Roll for the first quarter of 2018-19 school year. 4th Grade A Honor Roll Keaton Campbell, Aaron Cipriano, Canseco Contreraz, Abigail Dodd, Adeline Drennen, Brianna...

 

T.C. Henderson Announces First Quarter Honor Roll

The following students made the A Honor Roll and A/B Honor Roll for the first quarter at T.C. Henderson School of Science & Technology: 4th Grade A Honor Roll Margaret Campbell, Maddie Galloway, Zoey Owen and Cross Rhodes. 4th Grade A/B Honor Roll...

 

Blue Ridge Community College To Hold Open House For Veterans - Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Community College's Transylvania County campus will host a Veterans Open House on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. Veterans and/or their dependents who wish to pursue their education can...

 

Picturing The Past: Ford's Corner Once A Popular Brevard Hangout

Over the next few weeks Picturing the Past will take a closer look at some photographs from the collection in the Local History Room at the Transylvania County Library. These images feature some of th...

 

The Heart of Brevard Seeking Volunteers For Twilight Tour - Brevard NC

The Heart of Brevard has several volunteer positions still needing to be filled for Twilight Tour on Saturday. Most shifts are about an hour and a half. If you can give any time, it would be appreciated. Call or email the Heart of Brevard at...

 

Go Big Blue – Brevard Stuns Top Seed Randleman 21-13

One was the loneliest number in Randolph County Friday night. In a game that no Blue Devil fan will soon forget, Brevard went on the road and took down the previously unbeaten, top-ranked Randleman Ti...

 

Mack Is Back – Tar Heels Hope Brown Can Resurrect Football

In Mack We Trust. Those words are soon to be the new motto of UNC football after the Tar Heels reportedly hired former Texas head coach Mack Brown to take over the program after Larry Fedora ran it into the ground. As a Longhorn fan, Brown has...

 

Outdoor Destination: Dry Falls In Nantahala National Forest

This week's Outdoor Destination is Dry Falls, on the Cullasaja River near Highlands, a 75' foot handicap accessible waterfall that can be walked behind. The falls are located right off of U.S. 64...

 

Resolution: Gets The Ball Rolling For The Entire Family

What drops faster than a Ball in Times Square? Personal records of course! Runners from all across western North Carolina and visitors from our region are preparing to let it rip along the streets of downtown Asheville as they participate in the...

 

Holiday Rescue Raffle For Pets And People - Brevard NC

This holiday season Elements Spa is hosting a Rescue Raffle for Pets and People to benefit the Transylvania County Animal Shelter and Sharing House. From Dec. 1-15, Elements Spa will be collecting blankets for Sharing House and collars, sturdy rope...

 

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