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Price Gouging And Drugs

Martin Shkreli, the Turing Pharmaceutical CEO who raised the price of Daraprim from $13.50 per pill to $750 per pill, invoked the Fifth Amendment repeatedly last week when he was called upon to testify before Congress regarding such astronomical...

 

Short-Sighted Vote On Courthouse

Doesn’t it make sense that the North Broad Street parcels that include the former Safe’s Attic building and parking lot provide the most practical, cost-effective, and community-enhancing solution to the current courthouse debate by both simply e...

 

Oskar Blues Brewery Planning New Festival On April 16-Brevard NC

Oskar Blues Brewery will host its inaugural Loaded Up and Truckin' Food Truck-Off and Aural Pleasure Fest, a local food truck throwdown and music festival on April 16 at the 140-acre Oskar Blues REEB...

 

Socialism Is Not A Sin

Mr. Brendle (Transylvania Times, Feb. 4) provides us with a very helpful analysis of the qualifications – or lack thereof – of some of the current crop of presidential candidates. He considers, without names (but with clear enough clues to leave...

 

Boys & Girls Club Closes Again Due To Building Issues - Brevard NC

During last week’s heavy rain, the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County on Gallimore Road in Brevard flooded, causing it to close until further notice. Staff at the after-school program reported sewage and stormwater coming up throu...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 8, 2016

School 'Virtual' Days Lauded - Brevard NC

Both parents and school staff have indicated the virtual days implemented during last month’s snowstorm were a success. Virtual days occur when inclement weather forces schools to close, but students have meaningful academic work that is done at...

 

Hunters Voice Forest Concerns - Brevard NC

The possibility of Pisgah National Forest becoming a National Recreation Area (NRA) spurred a large group of people to attend last week's Board of Commissioners' meeting and voice their opposition to...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 8, 2016

Rise & Shine Celebrates 20 Years And Counting - Brevard NC

The Rise & Shine program is celebrating 20 years of afterschool academic enrichment programming this year. To celebrate, raise funds and spread the word, Jaime's Creole Brassiere in downtown...

 

County Jobless Rate Ends 2015 At 5.3 Percent - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in December of 2015 was 5.3 percent, the same jobless rate as in November, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who...

 

Ask Us: Kiosk Costs and Utility Poles

How much did the new visitor kiosk sign cost on the south wall of O.P. Taylor’s toy store in downtown Brevard? The three kiosk panels, each 3 feet wide by 5 feet tall, cost roughly $10,000 in total, according to Clark Lovelace, the executive...

 

DuPont Forest Reopens Its Single-Track Trails - Brevard NC

DuPont State Recreational Forest reopened its single-track trails last weekend, with a few exceptions. Airstrip, Reasonover and Mine Mountain trails will remain closed due to the possibility of a freeze. DuPont officials will provide an update when...

 

William "Bill" Lapsley Griffin

William "Bill" Lapsley Griffin Sr., 92, of Brevard, formerly of Asheville, passed away Jan. 30, 2016, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. Born in Little Rock, Ark., he was the son of Given E. Griffin a...

 

Ola McGaha Lance

Ola McGaha Lance, 89, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at her home. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Cordia Holden McGaha. Her husband, George Washington Lance; a daughter, Cecilia...

 

Charles Virgil McCrary

Charles Virgil McCrary, 85, of Penrose, passed away Wednesday Feb. 3, 2016. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is caring...

 

Hazel Frances McMahan

Hazel Frances McMa-han, 95, of Brevard, passed away Feb. 3, 2016, at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late John Floyd and Zena Lowery Dills. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her...

 

Mary Lou Parker Pressley

Mary Lou Parker Pressley, 74, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. A native of Jackson County and longtime resident of...

 

Zebulon Franklin Osborne

Zebulon Franklin Osborne, 81, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. He was the son of the late Zebulon and Lorene York Osborne Sr. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Susie Osborne; a brother, York Osborne; and a sister, Sarah...

 

Help Create A Local Culture Of Kindness – Brevard NC

The C.A.R.E. Coalition and the North Carolina Parent Resource Center recognize the immense importance of human kindness for our community, and especially our youth. Showing kindness to others helps not only the receiver, but also the giver. Threads...

 

News Of Organizations

AARP AARP Chapter 8 will meet Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 11:15 a.m. at Bay Breeze Restaurant in Hender-sonville. A brief business meeting will be followed by the program, “Adult Coloring,” which will be presented by Marlene Elrod. Lunch is optional....

 

Legal Notices for Febuary 8, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA FILE NO. 15E349 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Eloise Burtis Crow of Transylvania County,... Full story

 

Brave Souls

A number of people Saturday took part in a "Polar Plunge" at Lake Atagahi in Connestee Falls to raise money for the Special Olympics. (Times photos by Park Baker)...

 

Stars Dance Under The Lights For Brevard Little Theatre – Brevard NC

Juan Mascaro Jr. and Alison Lang were among the competitors Saturday evening at Brevard Little Theatre for the "Dancing with the Stars" competition," a fundraiser for the theatre. Dottie Tinsley and...

 

The Brave Dive In Frigid Temperatures For Polar Plunge – Connestee Falls NC

Dozens of community members made a splash Saturday at Lake Ataghi in Connestee. Each registered jumper raised at least $50 for the Transylvania County Special Olympics. (Times photos by Park...

 

BMC Volunteers 'Tune Up' For 2016 Season – Brevard NC

The Brevard Music Center Association (BMCA), a volunteer support group for the Brevard Music Center (BMC), is getting ready for its 80th anniversary season with the opening weekend scheduled for June...

 

Carter Finds What Truly Matters In 'Blue'

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Kent, Cristobel. “The Crooked House.” Esme, her parents, and her siblings lived in a crooked ramshackle of a house in a little village. One night something happened tha...

 

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