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Articles from the December 4, 2017 edition

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 By Park Baker    News

Cradle Group Loses Forest Contract - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association (CFAIA), the concession vendor in charge of managing several sites in Pisgah National Forest, lost the bid for the contract, and effective Jan. 1, a new vendor, Pisgah Hospitality... — Updated 12/5/2017

 

First United Methodist Church To Host Christmas Organ Recital - Brevard, NC

Brevard First United Methodist Church will present Corey Powell of Asheville, who will perform a 40-minute program of Christmas music on the church's pipe organ on Friday, Dec. 8,... — Updated 12/4/2017

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tigers Explode In Second Quarter To Defeat Bobcats - Rosman, NC

For the first eight minutes of Friday's game the Blue Ridge Bobcats looked ready to deliver an upset to the Rosman Tigers in their season opener as they built a four-point lead.... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Potter's Row To Hold Open House Dec. 8 -10

Potters’ Row will hold its annual Holiday Open House Dec. 8 - 10. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m on Friday and Saturday and from 1 - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Shops participating include Duckpond Pottery, Mountain Forest Studio and Mud D... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

New At The Library: Working With Nature Can 'Replenish' Water Supplies

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Hill, Joe. “Strange Weather.” Four Short Novels. Joe Hill is considered one of the best current horror writers and this four novella collection is... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

TC Arts Council Places Call For Artists For 2018 Open Exhibits

The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard announced their Open Exhibits for the 2018 season. The 2018 themes for the Open Exhibits include: •“Connected” – this open exhibit will be on display from Feb. 9 – March... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Boys & Girls Club: Torch Clubs Decorates Tree At Silvermont

The Torch Club, a youth leadership club for kids 11 to 13 at the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County, came to decorate the Silvermont Christmas Tree on... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

VFW Auxiliary To Host Visit With Santa

Santa’s elves are busy at work preparing the Winter Wonderland for Santa’s upcoming visit scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. The VFW 4309 Auxiliary will hold its annual Visit with Santa for children up to 10 years old from 2... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Brevard High School To Host Madrigal Dinners Dec. 8-9 - Brevard, NC

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Amid roving minstrels and cries of “Wassail, Wassail,” the public is invited to celebrate the Christmas season by attending the 25th annual Brevard High School Madrigal Dinner on Dec. 8 and 9 at 6:45 p.m. at B... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Speakers To Discuss Rafting On The French Broad River - Brevard, NC

The December Discover Natural Transylvania program at the Transylvania County Library will feature the Torgerson family’s adventures rafting the French Broad River. The film, which is 75-minutes in length, will be shown in the... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Brevard College To Present The Festival Of Nine Lessons and Carols - Brevard, NC

In 1880, E. W. Benson, then Bishop of Truro and later the Archbishop of Canterbury, constructed the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for use during the Christmas Eve service in... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Bag Lunch Series To Offer Holiday Music - Brevard, NC

The 2017 Bag Lunch Arts Series concludes in December with two Bag Lunch programs on Dec. 5 and 19 starting at noon in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. Bag Lunch programs are made possible by the Friends of the... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Support Local Businesses

The joy of Thanksgiving has gone by. The future faces forward into Christmas, and I want to urge shoppers to shop locally in our beautiful town. I myself want to avoid chains and patronize our businesses owned by our local friends... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Incentives As Bribes

The Nov. 30 editorial, “Subsidizing The Wealthiest,” said it well. If you want to woo big business to your state be prepared to pay big bucks, especially if you want Jeff Bezos and his Amazon HQ2. All the incentives, both... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Silence Gives Consent

Last year an English racist assassinated Joanne (“Jo”) Cox, a 41-year-old member of the British parliament. Cox, a human rights campaigner, had defended Muslims and other victims of hate crimes. As he shot and then stabbed her... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Trump's Shameful Behavior

The Nov. 23 letter in The Transylvania Times by Ken Chepenik listed most of the absurd promises, demands and tweet insults that our so-called POTUS comes up with daily. Granted that they are indeed a shameful display by the highest... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Stand Up And Salute Our Flag

I was taught from early childhood in school to stand up with our right hand over our heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance to our country’s flag, which represents our rights and freedom. I was handed a flag once during my... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

A Swamp Deal

“The plans on the table are not middle-class tax cuts. They may not even be tax cuts at all.” -Randy Levine, president of the New York Yankees and supporter of President Trump. Any time there is a change in tax laws, there are... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Moore Is Innocent Until Proven Guilty

First, let us say that if Judge Roy Moore committed these violations on these young women, he should be in jail, not the Senate. He says that he is not guilty and he is innocent until proven guilty. Why did it take these women... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Holiday Season Celebrated During Annual Parade - Brevard, NC

The sidewalks of Broad Street in Brevard were packed with people Saturday enjoying the annual Christmas Parade, which included nativity scenes and lots of smiling faces. (Times... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Twilight Tour Time In Downtown Brevard Saturday - Brevard, NC

Right after Saturday's Brevard Christmas Parade came Twilight Tour, featuring music, horse and carriage rides, balloon making and more.... — Updated 12/4/2017

 
 By Staff Reports    News

Davidson River Initial Attack Celebrates 10 Years - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Davidson River (DVR) Initial Attack program recently celebrated its 10th year with an anniversary celebration at the Cradle of Forestry. As part of the Schenck Job Corps, this advanced fire training program has been touching... — Updated 12/4/2017

 
 By Staff Reports    News

Jobless Rates Remains Below Statewide Number

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in October was 3.8 percent, up from 3.7 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

Hey Santa - Brevard, NC

The community Saturday came out to enjoy the Brevard Christmas Parade and Twilight Tour, which included an appearance from Santa, nativity scenes, people dressed for the occasion... — Updated 12/4/2017

 
 By Derek McKissock    News

County Approves Building Contract

The contract to build a new 60,750-square-foot light industrial building in Brevard was approved last week by the Board of Commissioners during their regular meeting. Commissioners awarded the contract to the Harper Corporation,... — Updated 12/4/2017

 

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