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Articles from the December 16, 2019 edition

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 By John Lanier    News

Teacher Discusses Importance Of Second Language – Brevard, NC

At the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors meeting Wednesday evening, Bob “Senor Mac” McCarson informed the board about the importance of learning a second language, as well as newer and more... — Updated 12/17/2019

 

United Way Provides Latest Grants – Transylvania County, NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC), currently in its 65th year of community service, paid its second quarter grant allocations checks to 11 fiscal agents administering 15 local programs on Friday, Dec. 6. First quarter... — Updated 12/17/2019

 

Teaching Second Languages

  The state of North Carolina did a disservice to the students and residents of this state when it decided to eliminate funding for teaching English-speaking students a second language in elementary school. For several years,... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Najah Underwood Files For N.C. Senate District 48 Seat – Transylvania County, NC

Najah Underwood is one of two candidates who have filed for the Democratic Party primary for the N.C. Senate 48 seat, which includes Transylvania and Henderson counties, and parts... — Updated 12/16/2019

 
 By John Lanier    News

Academy Makes Hot Lunch Program Permanent – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors approved making the hot lunch program permanent at its monthly meeting last Wednesday but decided to remove the side dishes that had been provided with pizzas... — Updated 12/16/2019

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Many Things Can Lead To Homelessness – Transylvania County, NC

Emily Lowery and the late Thomas Medlock had found themselves homeless for different reasons before they met at Transylvania County's homeless shelter, The Haven, on South Caldwell... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Jets' Pressure Smothers Blue Devils In Home Opener

The Enka Jets beat the Brevard Blue Devils 79-61. (Photos by Jeremiah Reed)... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Christmas Shopping In Brevard 100 Years Ago

Have you finished your holiday shopping? A look through the December issues of local newspapers through the years offers a nostalgic look at some gifts (and prices) from the past.... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

BES Awarded Go Outside (GO) Grant

The NC Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council (OHAC) has awarded a NC Schools Go Outside (GO) Grant to Brevard Elementary School. The $1,000 grant is for the fifth-grade students to participate in the Muddy Sneakers program. Deanna... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Wellness: A Needed Investment In Teachers

Classrooms across our community are a buzz with teachers and students eagerly entering their final week before winter break. The almost two weeks will offer a break from the early morning hustle out the door, a break from the... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

SARS Honors Local Jennifer Green

The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently awarded its Distinguished Emergency Medical Service award to Jennifer Green of the Transylvania County... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Pisgah Forest Rotary Club

For the month of December, the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club’s speaker chair is Ann Farash. The Rotary International theme for the month is “Disease Prevention and Treatment.” The Dec. 18 meeting will feature Dr. Michael Brown,... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Decorate With A Nose Toward Inviting Holiday Aromas

Holiday decor is as much about the sights and sounds as it is about the scents of the season. Few things evoke the holiday spirit as much as the aroma of fresh evergreen or spicy... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

BHS Band And Choir To Perform

The Brevard High School band and chorus will present their Winter Concert this Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Porter Center of the Performing Arts on the campus of Brevard College. The public, particularly BHS band and... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Pilot Cove To Begin Second Saturday Concerts This Spring

Pilot Cove and EchoMIx Entertainment have announced they will be offering Second Saturday concerts beginning in May. The concerts will feature touring and regional bands, songsmiths from across North Carolina, food trucks, local... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Author Travels World To Help Orphaned Girl

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Bryndza, Robert. Nine Elms. For a brief time, Kate was a hero for catching the Nine Elms serial killer when she was a young police officer, but her... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

RHS Crowns Nina McCall Miss Christmas

The following briefs are from Thursday, Dec. 18, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Last Saturday, Dec. 13, at about 5:20 a.m. an earth tremor was heard and felt in the area. This was the third tremor to be registered in the a... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

People We Don't Need

This is a disgrace with what our country is going through right now. Look at the stock market. How high! If we change presidents we may end up with a depression. If you get one check a month, you might end up with nothing. How do... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Kudos To TRH

I have just returned home from having hernia surgery at Transylvania Regional Hospital. What amazing service and care provided by Dr. Chavarria and his team. From the time of my arrival to discharge, there was great attention to... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

A New Low Or Bullying

Just when one might think that our president couldn’t possibly sink any lower in his daily bullying of someone he considers a threat to his self-perceived image, The Donald brings us back to earth with a childish, churlish,... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Nonpartisan Is The Best

I am so proud of David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel. All three have been exemplary commissioners. Their records reflect their decisions based upon what is good for our citizenry. I am a Democrat who voted for all three of... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Committed To Ethical Behavior

I wish to add my voice to those who support and admire the recent decision of county Commissioners Page Lemel, Mike Hawkins and David Guice to leave the Republican Party and declare themselves as Independent. By leaving the party... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Importance Of Integrity

I am a Democrat. I have my beliefs about the role of government. I have my beliefs about the importance of integrity. Speaker Black, a Democrat, was dishonored when in office and ended up serving jail time. As a Democrat, I am not... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Replacing Presidency With A Monarchy

As I have watched the Republican members of Congress pounding the table, blustering and lying with reckless abandon during the impeachment hearings, I have been tempted to update a Will Rogers quote: “Suppose you are an idiot.... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

Christmas Festival Held In The Park – Brevard, NC

On Saturday Transylvania Parks & Recreation hosted the Christmas in the Park Festival, featuring games, music and a visit from Santa Claus.... — Updated 12/16/2019

 

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