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New At The Library

The following DVDs have been added to the library’s collection: “The Accountant.” Forensic accountant Christian Wolff, played by Ben Affleck, hides behind the cover of a small CPA office and does independent work for some of the world’s most...

 
 By Bethany Rundell    Arts    April 24, 2017

Theater Review: BLT's Drama 'Agnes Of God' Brings Life To Stage

If you enjoy watching the unfolding of a drama that takes you out of your comfort zone, you won't be disappointed with Brevard Little Theatre's production of Agnes of God." John Pielmeier's Broadway...

 

On April 28: Brevard Celebrates 12 Years Of Gallery Walks

Enjoy art, music, and wine tasting in downtown Brevard on the Fourth Friday Gallery Walks, which start this month on Friday, April 28, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 28 begins the twelfth season of Breva...

 

Documentary Depicting Local Farm Life To Be Shown May 18

"The Land Still Speaks to Us," a documentary film, will be shown at the Transylvania County Historical Society's Preservation Month dinner on Thursday, May 18, at the Lutheran Church of the Good...

 

Sierra Club Welcomes Robert Cabin

The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Robert Cabin, professor of ecology and environmental Studies at Brevard College on Thursday, April 27. People like to think that science is pure, powerful,...

 

For Agencies United Way's TRAIN Hosts Volunteer Fair

United Way of Transylvania County's TRAIN program hosted a Volunteer Opportunity Fair, Wednesday, April 19, in the Rogow Room at Transylvania County Library. Attendees toured the information tables...

 

Picturing The Past: New Building Consolidated Times' Operations

In 1966 The Transylvania Times renovated the former McCrary Auto on N. Broad St. for their new facility. The large marquee on the front of McCrary Auto was removed. The new façade had double plate...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 24, 2017

Gilbert's No-Hitter Leads Brevard To Grand Strand Title

The beach is always a popular spot for spring break, but most don't return with a trophy to show for it. For the second time in three years the Brevard Lady Blue Devils traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C....

 

T.C. Rapids Claim Mountain Madness Title

The Transylvania County Rapids, a travel basketball team comprised of players from Brevard and Rosman, recently won gold at the Easter Mountain Madness tournament held in Hendersonville. They...

 
 By Staff Reports    Sports    April 24, 2017

Current Baseball, Softball Standings

The following is a breakdown of local prep baseball and softball teams and where they stand in their respective conferences at the regular season winds down. Brevard Softball Current standing: Fourth in the WNC Athletic Conference at 6-4 (14-4 overal...

 

BHS Football Fundraiser Saturday At Key Falls Inn

This Friday and Saturday the Key Falls Inn, in Pisgah Forest, will host the second annual Smokin’ on the River barbecue contest and fundraiser. The event begins Friday night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday morning at 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. that...

 

Tornado Golfer Vega Named All-Conference

Brevard College Men’s Golf standout, Luis Vega was recently named to the South Atlantic Conference Honorable Mention Team. Vega has been playing his best golf of his career this season, turning in multiple top-10 performances throughout the year....

 

Cummings Cove CC Hosting Salvation Army Tournament

The Salvation Army of Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties is pleased to announce the inaugural Red Shield Classic golf tournament. The 18-hole event will be held on Monday, May 8, at Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club. Each player will receive...

 

Taste Of Transylvania Scheduled For May 2

On May 2, the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF), in partnership with First Citizens Bank will host the 2017 Taste of Transylvania. This fundraiser will feature 16 Transylvania...

 

Brevard Academy Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Brevard Academy Honor Roll for the third quarter of 2016-17 school year. 2nd Grade A Honor Roll Adam Banks, Dan Burkett, Sophie Dunbar, Ella Monk, Dakota Sizemore, Arielle Starnes, Kye Banks, Lee Burgess,...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 24, 2017

Former Softball Coach Uses The Diamond For Ministry

For the first time in three years, Scott Limerick hasn't spent the past few months on the diamond at Rosman High School as head coach of the Lady Tigers. But that doesn't mean he's stepped away from...

 

Opening Ceremonies For Senior Games Held Friday

The 2017 Land of Waterfalls Senior Games officially kicked off last Friday evening at the Transylvania County Recreation Department....

 

BES Hosts Community Health Fair And Color Run Fundraiser

Brevard and Transylvania County residents and visitors are invited to attend Brevard Elementary School's inaugural Community Health Fair and Color Run Fundraiser on Friday, April 28, from 4 to 7 p.m....

 
 By Nan Lee    Education    April 24, 2017

Everyday Education: The High Cost Of A Quality Education

We have long been told that much of the important learning needed to succeed in life takes place before we enter kindergarten. During the first five years of life the human brain develops at its highest rate, 80 percent of its adult size by age 3...

 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: Secret Falls

This week's destination hike is Secret Falls in Nantahala National Forest. About an hour drive from Brevard, this remote yet beautiful waterfall is a bit off the beaten path, but is an easy hike the...

 

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Returns To Sierra Nevada Brewing

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Mills River location on May 4, 2017. Presented by MountainTrue and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and sponsored by Mountain Xpress and Holly Spring Farm. The Wild & Scenic Film...

 

Appalachian Trail Documentary

Last September, Red Bull athlete and ultrarunner Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer finally captured his white whale when on his third attempt in eight years; he set a new Appalachian Trail thru-hike speed record with a time of 45 days 22 hours and 38...

 

Legal Notices For April 24, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 17-E-90 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Adam Milton Chambers of Transylvania... Full story

 

Senate Tax Cuts Are Irresponsible

The tax cuts being proposed by the North Carolina Senate may sound appealing to some, but it is irresponsible and could damage North Carolina and its residents in the long run. The state Senate proposal calls for a $1 billion cut in taxes over the ne...

 

Robert M. "Bob" Miller Jr.

Robert M. "Bob" Miller Jr. passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017. He was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Weaverville, N.C. to the late Robert and Ella King Miller. He graduated from Weaverville High School...

 

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