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Gravely, Snowdon Exchange Marriage Vows

Khara Gravely, of Brevard, daughter of Eddie and Lue Gravely, and Sean Snowdon, of Cedar Mountain, son of Donald and Paula Snowdon, were united in holy matrimony July 11, 2015, at The Old Home Place,...

 

Grant Nolan Tripp

Ashlyn and Nathan Tripp, of Pisgah Forest, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Grant Nolan Tripp, born June 26, 2015, at Park Ridge Hospital, in Fletcher. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. His...

 

Summer Program Keeps Kids Busy Learning And Playing At The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club

County schoolhouses may be silent these summer days, but not the hallways and classrooms of the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club. Its eight-week summer program is humming, with more than 300...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 27, 2015

Rogers Found Guilty In 'Rock' Case -Brevard NC

Pisgah Forest resident Micah Rogers was found guilty by a Pickens County jury on one count of malicious damage to property under $2,000 in relation to the 2013 vandalism of Howard’s Rock at Clemson University’s Memorial Stadium last Thursday. Rog...

 

Legion Post's Creation Honored – Brevard NC

The origin of the local American Legion and Aethelwold Hotel are intertwined dating back to 1920, when the first organizing meeting was held at the hotel. To commemorate this event of 95 years ago...

 

Moore Hired As Zebulon Manager - Brevard NC

Former Brevard City Manager Joe Moore has been hired as the new town manager of Zebulon, located in Wake County, North Carolina. Moore will take over a position vacant since November 2014, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. Zebulon has a...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 27, 2015

School Board Upset At Level Of County Funding -Brevard NC

Transylvania County Board of Education member Ron Kiviniemi said county commissioners are not doing their jobs at last week’s regular board meeting. The Board of Education had requested from commissioners $2.1 million for the 2016 fiscal year,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 27, 2015

Moped Drivers Face New Requirements, Grace Period -Brevard NC

Owners of mopeds with less than a 50 cc engine will have until Sept. 1 to register, tag and carry insurance liability for their vehicles. The North Carolina law requiring the change went into effect July 1, but local law enforcement said they would n...

 

Arizona Wins, NC Loses

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling approving independent commissions to redraw legislative districts is good news for voters. The case came from Arizona where 56 percent of the voters approved a ballot initiative giving redistricting authority to...

 

New Elections Board Sworn In For Two-Year Terms - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Elections was sworn in last Tuesday for a two-year term by Rita Ashe, clerk of Superior Court. The board has two returning Republican members, Chairman David Morrow and Secretary John Barker. The new board member is...

 

Cradle Of Forestry To Host Smokey Bear's Birthday Party Aug. 1

The Cradle of Forestry invites kids of all ages to Smokey Bear's Birthday Party on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Smokey Bear turns 71 years old this year. Bi-Lo grocery of Pisgah Forest is...

 

Brevard Place Restaurant Plans

Another Mexican restaurant? Puh-leeze! How about a Chick-fil-A in phase two of the Brevard Place development. I get tired of driving to Hendersonville or Asheville when I need a Chick-fil-A “fix!” Winnie Nofsinger Pisgah Fores...

 

Sandra Bland's Reprehensible Treatment

I’ve watched the dash-cam tape several times of Sandra Bland’s reprehensible treatment by the police officer in Texas on July 10, and I have heard her sister Sharon Cooper and the family’s lawyer reflect on this situation. How many of us have...

 

Two Hundered Years Of History Celebrated

The community came out in large numbers Saturday to celebrate the 200th birthday of the Allison-Deaver House. A number of people, including Carol Hamann (seen here) dressed in period...

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Seeking Biologists To Participate In 24-Hour 'Bio-Blitz'

The Blue Ridge Park-way is hosting a 24-hour biological inventory or “Bio-Blitz,” beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18. The event will be held in the Rock Castle Gorge, in southwest Virginia, and will continue through 2 p.m. on Saturday,...

 

Lyda/Lyday Family Reunion Planned

The Lyda/Lyday Fam-ily Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 2, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located at 1657 St. Paul’s Road in Hendersonville. The reunion will begin with the church service at 10 a.m., followed with a covered dish meal in the...

 

What's Next

My husband and I love our country. We proudly display the American flag at every opportunity. My husband, like many others, wore a uniform to defend this country and the beliefs that we were founded on. Outside our home we have 3 flags flying: our Am...

 

Childhood Education Is Essential

In his letter published on July 20, Henri Erti asked “…in what circumstances can we argue that childhood education has to be a priority to Transylvania County?” In order to respond it is helpful to look at who makes up the citizenship of our...

 

The Value Of Education

When I read Henri Erti’s letter in the July 20 Transylvania Times questioning our county’s spending for public education in general and early childhood education in particular, I was initially dumbfounded. As Mr. Erti acknowledged, studies show...

 
 By Sarah Kane    Opinion    July 27, 2015

Guest Column: Do We Really Value Children's Education?

What do we, as a society, value most in our lives? For most people the answer would be “our children.” As parents we want our children to be safe. As educators we want our children to be lifelong learners. As a nation we want our children to...

 

Nearly A Half Century At TRH

Ronnie Owen, was recognized for his long service at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) at an annual awards banquet hosted by Mission Health and held in Asheville last week. Owen has worked at TRH...

 

New At The Library: 'Pirate Hunters' Lead Quest For Treasure

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Kwan, Kevin. “China Rich Girlfriend.” The follow up to Kwan’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” this story moves at mach speed. The same socialites and jet-setters are...

 

American Legion To Host Night Of Music And Dancing

The Brevard American Legion Post will host an evening of live music and dancing on Friday, July 31 from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests are invited to bring their dancing shoes and enjoy this night of Motown, R&B and Oldies by the musical group The Review. There...

 

Grant Nolan Tripp

Ashlyn and Nathan Tripp, of Pisgah Forest, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Grant Nolan Tripp, born June 26, 2015, at Park Ridge Hospital, in Fletcher. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. His...

 

Gravely, Snowdon Exchange Marriage Vows

Khara Gravely, of Brevard, daughter of Eddie and Lue Gravely, and Sean Snowdon, of Cedar Mountain, son of Donald and Paula Snowdon, were united in holy matrimony July 11, 2015, at The Old Home Place,...

 

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