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Opal D. Whitmire

Opal D. Whitmire, 96, of Brevard, died Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the Brian Center in Brevard. She was the daughter of the late James Dodgin and Lesa Dodgin Loving and was the wife of the late Clarence Whitmire. She was also preceded in death by...

 

James T. Wood Jr.

James T. Wood Jr., 63, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016. He was the son of James T. Wood Sr. and Lola Othenia Fisher Wood. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children, Selena Michelle Blackwell and husband, Danny, of...

 

Little League, Big Smiles

Transylvania Little League held its opening ceremonies for the season Saturday at the city of Brevard Sports Complex ball fields. (Times photos by Derek McKissock)...

 

Assault Combines Fun With A Grueling Ride – Brevard NC

Good Luck Those taking part in Saturday’s Assault on the Carolinas were given a rousing send off, including from this large white squirrel. (Times photo by Derek McKissock)...

 

Transylvania Public School Students Exhibit At TC Arts – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council will host the annual Transylvania County Public Schools Student Art Show from April 11-May 2. Enjoy artwork by students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The...

 

'Leaky Gut' Leads To Many Health Problems

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Barclay, Linwood. “Far from True.” Private investigator Cal Weaver finds himself uncovering one dark truth after another about Promise Falls when he investigates...

 

Shannon Whitworth And Barrett Smith To Perform – Brevard NC

Shannon Whitworth returns to her acoustic roots for a special hometown duo concert with old friend Barrett Smith at 185 King Street on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Whitworth and Smith take a break from the road to offer new stripped-down renditions of...

 

Karen Lauritzen To Discuss Writing Memoirs April 21 – Brevard NC

Brevard author Karen Lauritzen will speak on, “From Journaling to Writing a Memoir, How I Did It,” in the second floor Conference Room of the Transylvania County Public Library, Thursday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. following a short business meeting...

 

Beth Wood And Robby Hecht To Perform Friday – Brevard NC

On Friday, April 15, UUTC (Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County) will host an intimate concert featuring award-winning singer-songwriters Beth Wood and Robby Hecht. Texas-born,...

 

Schenck Students Help Brevard Little Theatre – Brevard NC

Brevard Little Theatre (BLT) and Schenck Job Corps of Pisgah National Forest have joined forces to provide a collaborative opportunity for both nonprofit groups. Two days in March, BJ Winchester, set...

 

United Way Invites The Public To Volunteer Opportunity Fair – Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will host a Volunteer Opportunity Fair, Wednesday, April 13, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Rogow Room at Transylvania County Public Library. The goal is to make it easy for people to “find a good fit”...

 

Transylvania County Democrats To Hold Annual Convention April 16 – Brevard NC

Maureen Copelof, local candidate for the N.C. House of Representatives, will be the keynote speaker at the Transylvania County Democrats annual convention Saturday, April 16, at the Rogow Room of the...

 

News Of Organizations

Basic Apple Group At the next Basic Apple Group monthly meeting Monday, April 18, the focus is “The Trust about Passwords: the good, bad, and the ugly.” Learn the basics of your Mac (Apple) computer or your iPhone, iPad, etc. from 9:30-10:45...

 

Taste Of Transylvania Tickets On Sale Now – Brevard NC

First Citizens Bank, in cooperation with the Transylvania County Schools Education Foundation (TCSEF), is presenting the fifth annual Taste of Transylvania. This premier event and fundraiser supports TCSEF Mini-Grant program which provides grants to...

 

Showcase Gets Bigger And Better – Connestee Falls NC

"The Women's Business Showcase keeps getting bigger and better," said co-chair, Grace Major, urging everyone to come to the county's first market for women business owners Saturday, April 16, in...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 11, 2016

Tigers Hold On For 10-9 Win Over Blue Devils – Rosman NC

In a game that wasn't always pretty, but certainly not lacking in drama, the Rosman Tigers earned a narrow one-run victory over the Brevard Blue Devils last Thursday, securing a sweep in the 2016...

 

Brevard Middle Students Make All-State Band – Brevard NC

After sending five students to auditions March 5, Brevard Middle School has announced that two students earned positions in the North Carolina Middle School All-State Band for 2016. Elise Poché and...

 

It Is Important To Read To Young Children

Beginning April 10, nationally we celebrate young children. By young children, I mean children birth to 5 years old. Do you know there are 2,000 days between the day a child is born and his first day of kindergarten? The first 2,000 days of a...

 

Brevard College Faculty To Read From Published Works – Brevard NC

Brevard College faculty will read from their original works Tuesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in McLarty-Goodson Room 125 on the BC campus. The Second Annual Working Writers’ Reading is free and open to the public. Featured speakers include Mary...

 

Taste of Transylvania Restaurant Profile

Editor's note: Over the next several editions, The Transylvania Times will be featuring restaurants participating in this year's Taste of Transylvania. For more information, visit...

 

Educators Attend NCCAT – Transylvania County NC

Several area educators attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for this state’s teachers. Participating educators from Transylvania...

 

BC, BMC To Provide High School Singers A Workshop – Brevard NC

Brevard College, in association with the Brevard Music Center, invites high school choral singers to attend its inaugural one-week intensive workshop at the Brevard Choral Institute June 26 through July 2, 2016. The institute is a unique opportunity...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 11, 2016

Eagles Prove Too Much For Lady Tigers In 10-0 Win – Rosman NC

Hiwassee Dam came to Champion Park last Friday ranked fifth among 1A softball teams in the state and looked the part as they rolled past the Rosman Lady Tigers 10-0 in a shortened five-inning game....

 
 By Eli Sirota    Sports    April 11, 2016

Tornados Close Out Season With Home Loss To Coker – Brevard NC

Brevard College's men's tennis team concluded the 2016 season on Sunday afternoon with a home match against Coker, losing to the visiting Cobras 8-1. In the contest, senior David Taggart ended his...

 

Turning Bad Weather Into Good Times

For most of us, our time in the outdoors is built around family and work schedules, which means vacations and time on the water or in the woods are often booked weeks, months, or even years in...

 

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