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A Small Price

In the past several weeks there have been a numerous letters opposing the planned West Loop Connector in Brevard. Opponents have clearly articulated a number of problems with the proposed routes. The problems primarily are on the northeast side, wher...

 

Voting Is A Right

John and Renee Bruce, in their recent letter to The Transylvania Times, have confused the terms “rights” and “privileges,” as, apparently, has the N.C. legislature in recently passed laws. The Bruces observe that they must present their...

 

Bypass South Of Town

With the recent letters regarding the bypass north of town, I’d like to suggest a bypass south of town. It should be favorably viewed because it would interfere less with the existing streets and right of ways. A southern bypass right of way...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 8, 2016

'Serafina' Author Talks At Library - Brevard NC

A standing room crowd of roughly 350 people packed the Rogow Room of the Transylvania County Library Thursday afternoon to hear children's author Robert Beatty speak and to have him sign his two best-...

 
 By Park Baker    News    August 8, 2016

No Cause Found For Fish Kill-Brevard NC

No "conclusive cause" has been found for the fish kill last week in King's Creek on the Brevard College campus, according to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). On Thursday afternoon,...

 

Trump Is Dangerous Egomaniac

Forty or so years — the Republican Party was dominated by reasonable people who put country first and saw compromise as a path toward progress. No longer. Fueled by a handful of billionaires led by the Koch brothers, the Republican Party has...

 
 By Rodney Locks    Opinion    August 8, 2016

State Republicans Broke Constitutional Oath

Most of us still believe our word is our bond. Every member of the General Assembly and every person elected (city council, mayor, school boards, county commissioners, sheriff, clerk of court, registrar of deeds, etc.), or appointed to hold any...

 

Rachel Smith Ready To Make 'Pilgrimage' - Brevard NC

Rachel Smith is more than a survivor. Nearly 25 years after suffering sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 33, the Transylvania County resident is celebrating life by walking more than 500 miles...

 

Transylvania's Jobless Rate Increases In June - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in June was 4.9 percent, up from 4.5 percent in May, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for unemployment...

 

Dennis Broom

Dennis Broom, 75, of Easley, S.C., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, N.C., he was the son of the late Kermit Henry Broom and Eva Mae Queen Broom. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Dean Broom, and...

 

Local Election Officials To Receive Highest Designation For Profession - Brevard NC

Tracie T. Fisher, director for Transylvania County Board of Elections, and Jeff Storey, deputy director, will be designated as certified elections/registration administrators (CERA), the highest professional achievement. The two will be recognized...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    August 8, 2016

Brevard Man Killed In Hendersonville - Brevard NC

A Brevard man was struck and killed by a vehicle while he was walking in Hendersonville early Friday morning. James R. Anders, 59, of 1460 Asheville Highway, was struck and killed by a vehicle being driven by 19-year-old Gabriel J. Moore at about...

 

City Of Brevard Seeking Public Input As It Looks To Revise, Improve Growth Standards - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard is asking for public input on a new project that seeks to revise and improve the standards of growth and development for the city. The second of several input sessions for the CODEBrevard project is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug....

 

Charles Edward "Charlie" Carr

Charles Edward “Charlie” Carr, 64, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Memorial services will be announced. Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for...

 

James Burlie Dicken

James Burlie Dicken, 70, of Brevard, died peacefully Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the Charles George VA Memorial Hospital with family by his side. Born Nov. 28, 1945, in Philadelphia County, Pa., he...

 

Frances McCall Farmer

Frances McCall Farmer, 78, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Jasper and Leona Teague McCall. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L....

 

Paul Bruce Harris

Paul Bruce Harris, 79, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late William Vess Harris and Ella Lee Phillips Harris and was the husband of the late Mary Jo Ammons Harris. His...

 

Deborah Faye Laughter Miller

Deborah Faye Laughter Miller, 49, of Hendersonville, passed away at Mission Hospital July 23, 2016. She was born Aug. 25, 1966, in Transylvania County to James Clifford Laughter and Sarah Naomi Owens. Deborah was preceded in death by her father,...

 

CarePartners Welcomes New Physician To Transylvania Team – Brevard NC

CarePartners Home Care & Hospice in Transylvania, an affiliate of Mission Health have announced the addition of Morris Jenkins, M.D. Dr. Jenkins will be collaborating with the team of Hospice and...

 

Legal Notices for August 8, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 16E267 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Margaret Raxter Orr of... Full story

 

Cradle Hosts Smokey Bear's 72nd Birthday Party – Pisgah Forest NC

It was a beautiful afternoon on Saturday as dozens of visitors, young and old, came to the Cradle of Forestry to help celebrate the birthday of beloved wildfire prevention advocate Smokey Bear....

 

Reads To Celebrate 60 Years Of Marriag

Bill and Mary Read, of Pine Shore Lake, Brevard, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 11, 2016, with a family gathering. They were married Aug. 11, 1956, at St. Andrew's Church in...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    August 8, 2016

Slick Rock Falls in Pisgah National Forest

This week's Outdoor destination is Slick Rock Falls in Pisgah National Forest. While not very impressive during drier conditions, recent rains make the drive to Slick Rock a worthwhile trip. The 35...

 

Lelia Patterson Center Triathlon Returns This Month

The 5th annual Hunter Subaru Lelia Patterson Center Triathlon takes place Aug. 14 and is the perfect event in which to challenge one's self, regardless of competition experience or athletic prowess....

 

Join The Big Sweep River Cleanup Sept. 10

MountainTrue, a local environmental nonprofit, will host the annual Henderson County Big Sweep on Sept. 10. The community is invited to lend a hand and help clean up local rivers and streams with...

 

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