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Articles from the December 2, 2019 edition

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 By Alex Perri    News    December 2, 2019

Witness Tells Of Events Leading To Ayala's Death

Court in Transylvania County recessed Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday, with state witness Nioka Metcalf in the middle of her testimony about the night of July 20, 2017, when 18-year-old Saul Ayala died from stab wounds on Washington Avenue in...

 

Hawkins Named Top N.C. Rural Advocate

Transylvania County Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins has been named as the 2019 North Carolina Rural Advocate of the Year by the North Carolina Rural Center. The award, given annually to a North Carolinian whose public leadership has resulted in...

 

Jobless Rate Below State Average

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in October was 3.4 percent up from 3.2 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for une...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 2, 2019

City Committee Backing Concrete Skate Park Proposal

The skate park dominated the recent city of Brevard Parks, Trails and Recreation Committee meeting, including a proposal to include plans for a concrete skate park in the city’s 2021 budget. After a lengthy discussion, City Manager Jim Fatland...

 

Good Players

Good Coaches, It has been another stellar season for three of Brevard High School’s sports teams. The Lady Blue Devils volleyball team made history by winning the Mountain Six Conference and advancing to the state semifinals before falling to...

 

Kudos To Hawkins

In today’s paper, readers will find an article about County Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins being named 2019 Rural Advocate of the Year. It is a honor that is well deserved. The NC Rural Center, which works to develop and implement economic...

 

Christmas Card Time

Most cards today are made in China and we think most people are fed up that so many of our purchases are made there. What’s even worse, is that China is a real threat to our country. Once again, Highland Books comes to the rescue with a great...

 

Profit Without Harmful Waste

We did not think Mr. Schenfield was criticizing capitalism in his recent letter about food packaging. Surely there is room in Brevard and the world for businesses to make a fair profit without creating harmful waste. We eat at places such as Sunrise...

 

Putin's Dupes

It must be the spirit of the holiday season, but I actually find myself agreeing with something that Charles Brendle wrote in these pages. In the Nov. 25 issue, he said, “I suspect Putin goes to bed each night saying “I have them right where I...

 

A Cedar Mountain Icon

After 25 years of living in Cedar Mountain, one of the most reassuring sights in my daily life is driving down “Mill Hill” and catching sight of the old Carr’s Hill Baptist Church, nestled against the hillside where Becky Mountain Road sweeps...

 

Missing The Point

Richard Donoghue’s Nov. 25 opinion in The Transylvania Times completely missed the point of Jim Schenfield’s review of the new Cook Out restaurant in Brevard. While Donoghue is correct that “[a] critical issue for business is to minimize...

 

An Amazing Community

The Bread of Life Free community kitchen was witness to so many community members putting their differences aside to provide an amazing feast last Thursday. Almost 450 meals were prepared by the people of Transylvania County for the people of this gr...

 

BC To Present 'Festival Of Nine Lessons And Carols'

The Brevard College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. David Gresham, invite the public to the 22nd annual "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" on Saturday, Dec. 7, in The...

 

Baker Is Named Outstanding Young Woman

The following briefs are from Thursday, Dec. 4, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. There are 182 Transylvania County men classified 1-A in the military draft system, and in Washington Monday night New York Congressman Alexander Pirnie opened...

 

Brevard Little Theatre To Hold Auditions For Comedy

Auditions for Brevard Little Theatre’s production of “Virtually in Love” will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the theatre, located at 55 E. Jordan St. in Brevard. This romantic comedy was written by local...

 

Easy, Versatile Lemon Cake Is A Winner During The Holidays

You’ve probably heard people talk about their “go-to” recipes. Maybe you have some go-tos yourself. They’re those dishes that are easy to make, foolproof and always deliver delicious results t...

 

Christmas Movies, Books Are Plentiful

Holiday reading and movies watching is just the right thing to get everyone in the holiday spirit! And, libraries are a great place for children (and adults) to visit this holiday season. Everyone can pick up some of the usual holiday favorites and d...

 

BC Scholarship Luncheon Fosters Relationships

Last month, scholarship donors and student recipients gathered for Brevard College's scholarship luncheon. Throughout the course of the afternoon, students, alumni and friends of the college got to...

 

Summit Charter Receives Grant To Fund School Nurse

Summit Charter School, a public charter school in the Cashiers-Highlands plateau, has announced it has received a grant from the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation to fund a full-time school nurse...

 

Kimberly Moore's Project Receives Funds From SONIC

SONIC Drive-In concluded its annual Limeades for Learning Fall Voting campaign in support of public school teachers last month, and Brevard Elementary’s Kimberly Moore received funding to support her innovative and creative learning projects. In...

 

Venus Graces Evening, Mars The Morning

The Stars In the evening skies we can see that autumn is quickly coming to a close; the signs are seen not only in the woods and felt in the air, but also apparent in the sky above. The central...

 

Reidsville Wins The Rematch, Defeats Blue Devils 24-7

Despite scoring the game's opening touchdown, the Brevard Blue Devils' playoff run came to an end at the hands of the Reidsville Rams on Friday, as Brevard lost 24-7. For most of the night, the game...

 

Alfred Joseph Bevacqua

Alfred Joseph Bevacqua, 89, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. A native of New York City, he was the son of Constantino Bevacqua and Frances Scerbo Bevacqua. In addition to his parents,...

 

Harold Riley Byers

Harold Riley Byers, of Brevard, departed this earthly life on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. He celebrated 92 wonderful years of life. Born in Clay County, N.C., June 2, 1927, he served his country during World War II patrolling the autobahn in Germany....

 

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