Articles from the December 19, 2016 edition

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Investigate Russian Links

Ever since the Bolshevik Revolution, the Russians have not been friends of the United States. We were only allies during World War II in order to defeat the Axis powers. Since that time we have been archenemies, coming close to... — Updated 12/20/2016


Pauline Gillespie Nicholson

Pauline Gillespie Nicholson, 97, of Brevard, passed away Dec. 14, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late James Edward and Emma Adeline Baker Gillespie. In addition to her parents, her husband,... — Updated 12/19/2016


Raymond R. McCants

Raymond R. McCants, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. Additional details will be available in a future edition of The Transylvania Time... — Updated 12/19/2016


John L. Nichols Jr. "Nick"

John L. Nichols Jr., 79, of Charlotte and Brevard, passed away on Dec. 13, 2016, at Southminster. He was born on Oct. 12, 1937, in Columbia, S.C., a son of the late John and... — Updated 12/19/2016


Herbert Robert "Bobby" McCall

Herbert Robert “Bobby” McCall, 80, of Mills River, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at the Elizabeth House, Flat Rock, after a lengthy illness. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late George Volney McCall Sr.... — Updated 12/19/2016


Ronald Roy Haskett Sr.

Ronald Roy Haskett Sr., 75, of Mills River, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, following a brief illness.    He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Joan... — Updated 12/19/2016

 By Joseph Swanson    Sports

Bulldogs Sweep Tornados In Saturday Road Hoops Contests – Brevard NC

Junior guard Stevie Williams posted a game-high 22-points and three steals as the Brevard College Tornados (1-10, 0-6 SAC) fell by a final of 78-56 on the road to last season South Atlantic Conference tournament runner-up the... — Updated 12/19/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lady Blue Devils Drop Narrow Contest Against Eagles – Brevard NC

In a game that was back-and-forth from start to finish, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils came up just short against East Henderson Friday night, falling by a final of 47-46. Both teams... — Updated 12/19/2016

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Williams' Trey Caps Off Fourth Quarter Brevard Rally – Brevard NC

A three-pointer from Ari Williams with under a minute to play capped off a nine-point fourth-quarter comeback and earned Brevard their second conference win of the season over East... — Updated 12/19/2016


Galloways To Celebrate 68 Years Of Marriage

Edward and Gladys Galloway, of Rosman, will celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary Dec. 23, 2016. They were married Dec. 23, 1948, in Pickens, S.C. They have two children, Treva... — Updated 12/19/2016


DAR Members Host Their Traditional Christmas Tea – Brevard NC

Members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of NSDAR met at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on Dec. 14 for their monthly business meeting and the annual Christmas Tea. Three members... — Updated 12/19/2016


Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Honors Witherspoon – Brevard NC

P.E.O. Chapter BT of Brevard held their annual Christmas party at the home of Dr. and Mrs. David Joyce of Brevard College. The chapter members were delighted that their P.E.O. Star... — Updated 12/19/2016

 By Peggy Hansen    Features

Local Children Learn The Joy Of Giving – Brevard NC

For many children, Christmas is all about tearing open their long-awaited presents under the tree. But for 350 youngsters, our community showed that Christmas is also about the... — Updated 12/19/2016


Legal Notices for December 19,2016


 By Park Baker    News

Rosman Aldermen Plan To Put Town Ordinances On The Table For Inspection – Rosman NC

The Rosman Board of Aldermen will hold an upcoming workshop to update or remove town ordinances. Aldermen discussed the workshop during their recent monthly meeting. The decision to hold the meeting came after the board had... — Updated 12/19/2016

 By John Lanier    News

Brevard Academy Board Receives Clean Audit Report For School – Brevard NC

The Board of Directors of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy were told Wednesday evening that the school received a clear audit for last year. “It’s good news,” said Joseph O’Brien of Petway, Mills & Pearson,... — Updated 12/19/2016


Holiday Newspaper Deadlines – Brevard NC

In recognition of the upcoming holidays, The Transylvania Times office will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, and Friday, Dec. 30. For the Monday, Dec. 26, edition all news and advertisement items must be submitted no later than 10 a.m.... — Updated 12/19/2016


Elements Spa And Shop Temporarily Moving After Fire – Brevard NC

A fire Dec. 10 at Elements Spa and Shop in Brevard is forcing it into a temporary relocation. A small kitchen fire at Elements triggered the sprinkler system, which successfully extinguished the flames but caused water damage at... — Updated 12/19/2016


Top Employee

Janet Merrell, who works in circulation at the county library, was named the county's "Employee of the Year" Friday during the county's annual Christmas luncheon for its employees.... — Updated 12/19/2016

 By Derek McKissock    News

County To Hire In-House Attorney – Brevard NC

A majority of Transylvania commissioners has backed seeking a full-time in-house county attorney, saying it will save money, and improve accountability and efficiency. During their regular meeting last week, commissioners were... — Updated 12/19/2016

 By Matt McGregor    News

Jimmy Jones Retires After 30 Years Of Helping Out – Brevard NC

Jimmy Jones happened to be standing in the dispatch office at the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office the night the call came. An infant had stopped breathing. There wasn't much... — Updated 12/19/2016


Sleep Deprivation Takes Toll On Students

What does it take to be a top-performing high school student? To start, excellent grades in honors and advanced placement courses. Add to the list lots of extracurricular activities demonstrating not only a long-term commitment... — Updated 12/19/2016


Did A U.S. Spy Kill Kennedy?

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Meyer, Stephanie. “The Chemist.” Though she was an expert in her field, she is now in hiding from the U.S. government, her former employer. She knew... — Updated 12/19/2016


Time For Extreme Vetting

A top priority for Congress should be suspending all preparations for the accession of Donald J. Trump to the presidency of the United States, until Trump himself is subjected to same the extreme vetting he has prescribed for... — Updated 12/19/2016


Shoe Box Success

On behalf of Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child we want to thank the people of Transylvania County for their support of National Collection Week in November. Almost 2,500 shoeboxes were collected at the Brevard and... — Updated 12/19/2016


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