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 By Kevin Fuller    News    July 21, 2016

Woman Dies At Rainbow Falls-Brevard NC

Editor's Note: This story has been updated from a previous version. A woman died after slipping and falling nearly 185 feet from the top of Rainbow Falls on Thursday. The woman has been identified as...

 

Attention Transylvania County Korean War Veterans – Transylvania County NC

Members of the Blue Ridge Honor Flight committee will be holding an informational session about the September flight for Korean Veterans to their memorial in Washington, D.C., at a VFW cookout to be held on Saturday, Aug. 6. The event, which will...

 

Proposed West Loop

We have had several very good editorials about the proposed West Loop or Bypass. I would like to interject some other thoughts in the discussion. The current plan for the West Loop would dismantle Deerlake, one of the premier neighborhoods in...

 

West Loop Corridor

I went to City Hall recently to see what the proposed west loop corridor looks like. I don’t understand why the city needs to go through the middle of Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s parking lot and out it’s driveway to get access to the...

 

West Loop Bad For Brevard

My wife and I are frequent visitors to Brevard. One of our sons graduated from Brevard College, and he continues to live in town. We’re very concerned about the proposed West Loop, and through our subscription to The Transylvania Times we’ve...

 

Map - City of Brevard West Loop Conceptual Alternatives

At a public meeting on June 7, 2016 the City of Brevard presented to interested citizens a plan for a proposed West Loop Corridor Project. The City of Brevard is asking residents to provide input on...

 

Legal Notices for July 21, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 16-E-229 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Dana B.... Full story

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    July 21, 2016

Hospital Thief Suspect Arrested - Brevard NC

The man accused of breaking into several area hospitals and taking medications has been arrested in Randolph County. Marc H. Thompson, 44, of Wadesboro, N.C., was taken into custody without incident...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 21, 2016

Brewer Taking Business To Next Level - Brevard NC

When Kyle Williams opened the doors to Brevard Brewing Co. in April 2012, he started off with a lineup of five craft beers all brewed and crafted in-house and a taproom that featured only a few...

 

Funding Will Help Muddy Sneakers Expand - Brevard NC

Muddy Sneakers, the science education program, has been awarded $500,000 as part of the recently approved state budget. The money will allow the organization to expand its experiential education work to more state public schools to test both field...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    July 21, 2016

Apodaca Resigns Early - Brevard NC

State Sen. Tom Apodaca, who is widely considered one of the most powerful people in Raleigh, resigned last week. Apodaca, a Republican who served as the Senate Rules Committee chair, made the...

 

Gorry Again Crowned National Champ - Brevard NC

Pisgah Forest resident Cypress Gorry has won the Under 23 mountain bike national championships for the second year in a row. The Brevard College graduate is a sponsored rider for the...

 

Interim District Ranger Named - Brevard NC

Lorie Stroup will be the acting district ranger following the departure of Derek Ibarguen, who has led the Pisgah Ranger District since November 2011, according to the National Forests in North...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 21, 2016

New Adopt-A-Trail Program Sees Success - Brevard NC

Bennett Gap trail in Pisgah National Forest will open year round to mountain bikes Aug. 1, thanks to the efforts of Pisgah Area SORBA (PAS), a local chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle...

 

School System Announces Leadership Changes - Brevard NC

At the most recent meeting of the Transylvania County Board of Education on Monday, Superintendent Jeff McDaris announced new leadership for Pisgah Forest Elementary School and a re-organization of...

 

Tommy Walter Chapman

Tommy Walter Chapman, 81, of Rosman, went home to be with the Lord July 19, 2016, after a brief battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Gaston and Nora Meece Chapman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary “Catherine” Chapman; two...

 

Carroll "Motto" Junior Lance

Carroll “Motto” Junior Lance, of Brevard and Rosman, went home to his Heavenly rewards July 11, 2016, in the arms of his beloved daughter, Carly Jean. He was born Sept. 17, 1953, to Imo Jean Clayton Lance and the late Robert James Lance of Rosman...

 

Augustine "Gus" Washington Tucker III

Augustine “Gus” Washington Tucker III, 75, formerly of Brevard, passed away suddenly Saturday, July 16, 2016, at his home in Edisto Beach, S.C. Born June 28, 1941, in Asheville, he was the son of Augustine W. Tucker Jr. and Helen B. Tucker. His...

 

Joseph Edgar Whitaker

Joseph Edgar Whitaker, 85, of Penrose, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016, at the John Keever Solace Center in Asheville. A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Joseph Samuel and Barbara Stansell Whitaker. A veteran of the United Sta...

 

Adrienne Bent Wright

Adrienne Bent Wright, 86, of Brevard, passed away July 18, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Norris and Ellen Emmett Bent. She was a member of the Transylvania County Handcrafters Guild. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Wright; daughters,...

 

Ruth Grim Selle

Ruth Grim Selle, 90, of Pisgah Forest, died Sunday, July 17, 2016, at The Oaks of Brevard. She was a native of Stanley, Va. After graduating from high school in Virginia, she worked in various administrative jobs in Richmond, Va., and Baltimore,...

 

Boys & Girls Club Summer Program In Full Swing – Brevard NC

Academia may be taking a break these days, but not so much at the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County. There, children are learning while they're playing during the eight-week...

 

BMC Students Play The Haen Gallery July 22 – Brevard NC

Join The Haen Gallery at their Brevard gallery on Friday, July 22, from 5 – 8 p.m. as "Hungry Mother," a new musical collective that includes three students from Brevard Music Center, plays during...

 

Free Night Of Art, Music And Wine Tasting – Brevard NC

Twenty-six downtown art galleries, retail stores and restaurants will be participating in the July 22 Gallery Walk from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Oskar Blues Trolley will run from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. during gallery walk with stops at the following...

 

Free Rein Center Gala Set For Oct. 15 – Connestee Falls NC

Free Rein Center's "spokes-horses," Lois and Clark, invite all ladies and gents to join them at the group's annual gala, "The Mane Event," at the Connestee Falls clubhouse from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday,...

 

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