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 By Matt McGregor    News    May 29, 2017

After 30 Years, Gun Returned

A gun stolen 30 years ago from a gas station in Brevard has recently found its way back to its owner with the help of a Nationwide Insurance claim, the gun’s serial number and an unlikely coincidence. Amy Ball, a Nationwide Insurance agent for...

 

White Squirrel Festival Provides Fun For All Ages - Brevard, NC

Downtown Brevard was abuzz with activity this Memorial Day Weekend. Veterans were honored with a parade and ceremony in front of the county courthouse Saturday morning while the White Squirrel...

 

Separating War And Warriors

“War is mankind’s most tragic and stupid folly; to seek or advise its deliberate provocation is a black crime against all men. Though you follow the trade of the warrior, you do so in the spirit of Washington — not of Genghis Khan.”...

 
 By Erica Brock    Education    May 29, 2017

Everyday Education: Build A Better World At Your Library This Summer

By Erika Brock It’s that time of year again when schools are wrapping up their years and students start counting down the days until summer break. As the school year comes to a close, we at the Transyl-vania County Library are gearing up for our...

 

We Need Clean Air, Water

Do you remember Love Canal or the day the river caught fire in Cleveland? If not, look them up. They are examples of what can happen when companies are left to regulate themselves. They are part of the reason the Environmental Protection Agency...

 

Appreciate Western Culture

According to the most recent United Nations estimates there are 7.5 billion people in this world. They all have mothers and fathers and families and friends that they hold dear. But they have been born into a world where there are vastly different...

 

Lives Before Dollars

The recent news in The Transylvania Times concerning the commissioners denying funds to the sheriff for a tactical vehicle concerns the safety of the citizens and the deputies of this county. I believe that commissioners Chapman, Phillips and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 29, 2017

County To Keep Transportation

Based upon County Manager Jaime Laughter’s recommendations, last Monday night the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners County unanimously rejected bids from organizations to provide transportation services. In December 2016, county...

 

Summer Tourism To Increase - Brevard, NC

Low gas prices, low unemployment and a total solar eclipse should help boost tourism in Transylvania County and western North Carolina this summer. According to a new study conducted by students in Western Carolina University’s Hospitality and Tour...

 

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