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Tonight's BC Basketball Game Postponed

Tonight's basketball doubleheader with Lincoln-Memorial University has been postponed. No make-up date has been announced. With snow falling across the region and subzero temperatures forecasted for tonight, LMU felt it was safest to not travel.... Full story

 

Transylvania County Winter Storm Closings And Cancellations

Send in your closings and cancellations to: closings@transylvanatimes.com. - Transylvania County Schools will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 18, because of the poor conditions on secondary roads....

 

Legal Notices For February 16, 2015

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 15-E-23 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of Mac R. Gasque III, Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons, firms, and corporations... Full story

 

Emily Josephine Owen Rhinehart

Emily Josephine Owen Rhinehart, 82, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. She was known by her friends as “Betty.” A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Louise Landreth Owen and was the...

 

Mildred Smith

Brevard, passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Sebring, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late David Elmer and Lillian Marie Sturgis Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by...

 

School Grading System Fails

On Feb. 5 public schools throughout North Carolina received their “grades.” Unfortunately, these grades are deeply flawed, tell us nothing new, and affirm the inverse correlation between poverty and low standardized test scores. One problem with...

 

Women Should Speak Up

I recently found out about Transylvania Regional Hospital’s birthing center closing. I am sorry people are losing their jobs. I had heard wonderful things about all the nurses and Dr. Ramsey in the birthing center and was looking forward to...

 

Do Not Revive Parking Meters

The Brevard City Council, at its annual retreat, brought back old ideas that should have been allowed to remain buried in the past. Like Dr. Frankenstein, they would raise the specter of long-dead parking meters in the downtown area. These meters...

 

Nurses Do Great Job

This letter is in regards to the closing of the Birthing Center at Transylvania Regional Hospital. It is not an opinion of whether it is the right thing to do or not, but rather a letter expressing thanks and gratitude to all of the Birthing Center...

 

County Braces For Snow And Ice – Brevard NC

Last weekend’s winter reprieve that featured temperatures in the mid-60s will seem like a lifetime ago in the coming days as Transylvania County, along with most of western North Carolina, braces for a snap of brutally cold weather. Transylvania...

 

Glen Cannon Polo!

Glen Cannon Polo! I wish that could be the outcome of this fine piece of real estate. I know that the exciting game of polo is costly to operate since the ponies require excellent training and good riders are needed - both men and women! However, it...

 

Headlines Should Match Story

As I am in favor of term limits, I was interested in the headline for former Congressman Lee Hamilton’s guest column in the Feb. 12, issue of The Transylvania Times. It read “Term Limits Would Make Congress Worse.” It would have been...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 16, 2015

Superior Court Term Ends-Brevard NC

A jury found James Dean Stewart guilty last week of felony assault inflicting bodily injury. He was given a probationary sentence of 16-29 months, suspended with supervised probation for 24 months. He is also serving a 90-day active probationary...

 

Caring For Silvermont Hemlocks

Over the years many people have been involved in caring for the hemlocks at Silvermont. Concerned citizens, businesses and professionals have contributed time, talent and money in caring for these special trees. In 2012, as part of the effort to...

 

No Food Drive

We will not be conducting our annual food drive this year, but I want to thank all those who have so generously given of their time and talents in past years to make the Meals on Wheels Food Drive a success: school administrators, school principals,...

 

Births In Transylvania

William Joshua Lawn Joshua and Rebecca Lawn, of Penrose, are proud to announce the birth of their son, William Joshua Lawn, born Feb. 9, 2015, in Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. His grandparents are Michael...

 

News of Organizations

Apple Country Woodcrafters The Apple Country Woodcrafters (ACW) will be holding their monthly meeting at their shop located at 5628 Howard Gap Road in East Flat Rock Monday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m., with a social time with refreshments at 6 p.m. The...

 

Council Ponders Accepting Sewer Plant Loan - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat Jan. 29-30 at the library. The following is the fourth in a series of articles about the issues discussed and decisions made during the retreat. A majority of Brevard City Council is...

 

Birthing Center's Closing Raises Questions About Birth Certificates - Brevard NC

The recent announcement that the Birthing Center at Transylvania Regional Hospital will be closing March 5 means some expectant parents must make other arrangements for their child's birth, but it...

 

Koinonia Friday Lenten Services And Lunches – Brevard NC

Koinonia has a tradition in Brevard to hold Lenten Services and Lunches on the Fridays following Ash Wednesday (Feb. 18). Different denominations in the Transylvania County join together in celebration of the rich diversity of the various church...

 

Ask Us: Football Coach Salary

What is the salary and benefits package for the new Brevard High School football coach, Craig Pritchett? Jeremy Gibbs, the school system’s human resources director, provided the following response: “Mr. Pritchett’s monthly salary has not yet...

 

Farmer's Market Announces Annual Meeting On Feb. 21 – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Farmers’ Market announces that their annual meeting will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 8 a.m. in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. The meeting is open to past vendors, anyone interested in becoming a vendor, or...

 

College Rally Focuses On Fossil Fuels - Brevard NC

Last Friday, more than 50 students attended a rally at Brevard College urging school administrators to divest its endowment of all fossil fuels in a greater effort to protect the global environment....

 

Golden Hour

Local photographer Tim Koerber shot this photo at 11:50 p.m., last June, in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. Koerber's photo has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Pinkbike "Photo of the...

 

Bethel 'A' Members Model 'African' Fashions – Brevard NC

More than 20 budding fashion models from Bethel 'A' Baptist Church modeled African-inspired fashions for a packed house in the fellowship hall Saturday afternoon. Local designers Sherry Edington and...

 

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