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Non-partisan School Boards And Judges

In May of last year, former state representative Chris Whitmire filed House Bill 1133, which would change the Transylania County Board of Education from a non-partisan to partisan board. As we noted then, there was no good reason for the change. We...

 

Party Should Not Be First

All that we hear or read about in the news today is “party” — whether it is Democrat or Republican. And, our problems will never be solved if we continue to think this way. When we are sick and go to the doctor or hospital, we are not asked...

 

Where Did All The Flowers Go?

Gillespie Cemetery on the Country Club Road has been stripped of all red flowers! Sunday, Feb. 19, I drove out to the cemetery to take a walk with my dog, as I often do. To me, it is a place of peace and remembrance of loved ones no longer with us....

 

Church Activites – Transylvania County

Brevard- Davidson River Presbyterian Jesus grew up in the temple and the scriptures brought him strength and comfort in his ministry. This week’s message from Keith Thompson is “Listening With Jesus to Psalm 23.” The Chancel Choir will provide...

 

Presbyterian Preschool Celebrates 60 Years – Brevard NC

Betsy Langston, recently named director of the Presbyterian Weekday Preschool, explained her goal this way: "I want every one of these precious little people to leave here knowing that they are safe a...

 

Florence Collier Grogan

Florence Collier Grogan, 72, of Hendersonville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at the Elizabeth House, in Flat Rock. A native of Mineola, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late James and Florence... Full story

 

David Lee "Jones" Burrell

David Lee“ Jones” Burrell, of Rutherforton, N.C., went home to be with Jesus Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at 9:07 a.m. He was the son of the late Martha Marie Jones. Five children, Melody Lee, Harmony Ann, Adam Roy, Eva Inola and Joseph Daniel; two...

 

Inez Chapman Morgan

Inez Chapman Morgan, 91, of Rosman, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Nathan and Rhoda Powell Chapman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Morgan; daughter, Regina Morgan;...

 

Frances Tritt Reece

Frances Tritt Reece, 91, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Dora Smith Tritt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy O. Reece; son, Jerry Lee Reece; brothers, Henry, William,...

 

Patricia Nicholson Thomas

Patricia Nicholson Thomas, 80, passed away at home Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. She was the widow of Derieux M. Thomas. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Greer, S.C. A native of Brevard, she...

 

Legal Notices for February 23, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 14 JA 43 In Re Juvenile: Burnette, K. D/O/B: 05/28/2006 To: Denna Owen Burgess, Transylvania County, NC.  Take notice that a petition seeking... Full story

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 23, 2017

Transylvania School Dropout Numbers Continue To Fall – Brevard NC

The dropout rate in Transylvania County Schools dropped 42 percent in 2015-16, the latest year for which dropout data is available. Jeremy Gibbs, chief academic officer for Transylvania County Schools, told the Transylvania County Board of Education...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 23, 2017

Students Could Return Aug. 21 – Brevard NC

School for Transylvania County School students could begin Wednesday, Aug. 21, according to the 2017-18 draft calendar presented to the local Board of Education Monday night. The last day for students would be Thursday, June 7. Brian Weaver,...

 

March Held To Oppose Hate – Brevard NC

More than 200 community members and Brevard College students Monday, Presidents' Day, took part in a "anti-hate" march on the campus. Participants marched from the Bell Tower on the campus to the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 23, 2017

Camps Oppose School Calendar Change – Brevard NC

A bill in the N.C. General Assembly that would give school districts the option to begin the school year in early August has local summer camps concerned. If approved, House Bill (HB) 53 would move the earliest schools could begin, should they...

 

Local Law Enforcement Backs Gun Bill – Brevard NC

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson is co-sponsoring the bill that would allow a N.C. resident to carry a concealed handgun without having to obtain a concealed handgun permit. If approved, the bill would remove th...

 

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Officers, Deputies – Brevard NC

A lawsuit that claimed an abuse of power by local law enforcement in 2011 has been dismissed. On May 14, 2011, Brevard Police Department officers and Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a complaint of someone acting in a disruptive manner at...

 

City Receives 'Clean' Audit – Brevard NC

The city of Brevard received a “clean audit” report during Monday’s regular City Council meeting. Dan Mullinix, assurance manager for Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A., said there was nothing major to bring to the council’s attention. “We were...

 

A Sailor's Delight

This beautiful sunset was recently captured in Penrose. (Times photo by John Lanier)...

 

Rain Welcome At Cold Mountain Fire

As of roughly 4 p.m., Tuesday, 75 percent of the Cold Mountain Fire in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District was contained. Wednesday’s rain was expected to help firefighters with mopping up any remaining hot spots along...

 

Law & Order – Transylvania County

•Lana Rochelle Reese, 34, was arrested on Feb. 19 for one felony count of identity theft, one felony count of being a habitual felon and one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense, according to the Sheriff’s Office. She has been...

 

Pickleball Growing In Popularity Locally – Brevard NC

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports nationwide and is alive and well in Transylvania County. Once an oddity, it has exploded across the country in popularity. Courts and clubs are...

 

Warm Weather Ushers In Early Blooming

Spring doesn't officially begin until March 20, but already trees and flowers are beginning to bloom throughout the county. (Times photos by Michael Rogers)...

 
 By Carol Hamann    Arts    February 23, 2017

Little Theatre's 'Almost, Maine' Receives Thumbs Up

When deciding whether or not to attend a Brevard Little Theatre production, most local theatergoers rely on information from The Transylvania Times and the recommendations of friends who have already seen the show. Both of these sources give an...

 

Author Paul Houle To Sign Book – Brevard NC

Paul D. Houle, author of “The Crash Of Piedmont Airlines Flight 22,” will hold a talk and book-signing event at Highland Books on Saturday, March 4, at 1 p.m. The 1967 crash of Piedmont Flight 22 is arguably one of the most important news events...

 

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