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Brevard Elementary: Community Comes Together To Build A New Playground - Brevard, NC

The Brevard Elementary School OPT (Organization of Parents and Teachers) raised $33,000 over the past 2 years toward a new playground, and the Transylvania County School system was able to put in the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 24, 2017

School System Facing Dwindling Revenues

Monday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education received news that revenues from various sources were down last year and more sources of revenue will be eliminated in the coming school year. While discussing amendments to the 2016-17...

 

Striking Copper To Play At DFR Room Saturday - Brevard, NC

On Saturday, Aug. 26, harmony driven roots-rock band, Striking Copper will make their debut performance in Brevard at The DFR Room. This high-energy band will hit the stage at 9 p.m. Striking Copper...

 

Put Your Winning Jam To The Test At Farm Fair - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Farm-ers' Market's annual Farm Fair is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. One of the star attractions is the annual Jam Contest. Local residents are encouraged to...

 

Raising Wages Picnic Planned For Sept. 2 - Brevard, NC

The people of Transylvania County are invited to Raising Wages Labor Day Weekend Picnic to be held Sept. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Silvermont Park. Research polls show a majority of citizens in North Carolina support raising the minimum wage from...

 

Organists Guild Sponsors 'Sacred Sound' - Brevard, NC

The Blue Ridge Chapter of the American Guild of Organists invites the public to a screening of “Sacred Sound,” a documentary film about summer camp that builds excellent choral singing. The movie will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m., in the...

 

Pendergrass To Speak To Art Guild - Brevard, NC

Award winning impressionist artist and instructor Virginia Pendergrass will demonstrate oil and underpainting techniques at the Transylvania Art Guild's meeting at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, at the...

 

Democratic Women To Meet - Brevard, NC

Linda Giltz works for the Land of Sky Council in Asheville and is the contact person for the Greenways Initiatives. She will meet with the Transylvania County Democratic Women’s Club on Monday, Aug. 28, to discuss the status and plans for the 280...

 

Friday Gallery Walk Features New Exhibitions - Brevard, NC

Explore art, music and wine at the Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on Aug. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. TC Arts Council executive director Tammy Hopkins said, "The arts community sends a sincere thank you... Full story

 

Shoulder Presentation With Dr. Graham

The shoulder is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body and also one of the most complex. Most rotator cuff tears, for example, are the result of overuse of shoulder muscles and tendons over a period of years, but patients also...

 

Dove Season Opens Sept. 2

As dove hunting season opens Sept. 2, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters to always practice safety and follow state and federal laws while in the field. The 2017-18 season for mourning and white-winged dove is separated into two...

 

Library Offers Early Literacy Activity Boxes - Brevard, NC

“Let’s play!” If you’ve ever spent time around children, you know this is a commonly heard phrase. Staff at the Transylvania County Library encourage play because it’s a practice that helps children learn to read and write. Play is one of t...

 

Why This Year's Brevard-Rosman Showdown Will Be Different

It’s rivalry week in Transylvania County with the annual pigskin showdown between the Brevard Blue Devils and the Rosman Tigers. And while the love-hate relationship that the rivalry is built on remains the same, this year’s installment could...

 
 By Jermiah Reed    Sports    August 24, 2017

Blue Devils, Tigers Square Off Looking For First Win - Brevard, NC

Although they were involved in games that took entirely different courses in their season openers, both the Brevard Blue Devils and Rosman Tigers enter Friday’s rivalry game in the same position: 0-1 and looking for a win to jumpstart their season....

 

El Centro Comunitario Hispano-Americano: Volunteers Sought As Homework Club Resumes

Homework Club Summer went by rapidly and now we are preparing for another school year at El Centro. Tutors and parents will meet on Aug. 30 at 3:30 to receive orientation about the program and to complete the paperwork necessary to begin Sept 7. If...

 

1980's Reunion For Glady Branch Baptist Church Members Set

Those who were a member of Glady Branch Baptist Church during the 1980’s when Allen Thompson was pastor are invited to a reunion on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 4 p.m. at 216 Old County Home Road (at the barn). Bring a picnic lunch and a chair. Come for...

 

Janet Irene Bentley Davidson

Janet Irene Bentley Davidson 68, passed away peacefully in her home on Aug. 13, 2017. He was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell W. Bentley Jr., of Brevard, and son, Alfred Jolly III, of Jacksonville, N.C. Survivors include her husband,...

 

Elijah Israel Crite

Elijah Israel Crite, 23, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald I. Roseboro Funeral and Cremation Service....

 

Joel Gordon Hamilton

Hamilton Joel Gordon Hamilton, 76, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Sylwin and Natalee Fowler Hamilton. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Hamilton. He was a veteran of...

 

New Teacher Profiles

April Brooke Nelson School and grade: Brevard Middle School, 7th grade English/language arts Hometown: I am from Brevard. I went to UNC-Chapel Hill and just finished my master’s degree at Western Carolina University. I have worked in Transylvania C...

 

Capital Costs Will Triple

In your front page story in The Transylvania Times on Thursday, Aug. 10, “School Board Votes To Put Bond …,” Norris Barger, director of business services and plant operations said that the $93 million capital request was based on the...

 

Love, Listen

“I disagree with you.” So? Now what? Should I call you a jerk, walk away and never speak to you again? Should I allow myself to think that I don’t like people who think like that? Should I ask how could you think that way? (You seemed like...

 

Great Care

I’ve had the privilege of being a part-time resident of Brevard for several years. Throughout those years I’ve realized how special Brevard and the surrounding areas are. This summer I had an unfortunate accident that required an emergency room...

 

Rejuvenating Science

In the early 1960s, Americans were fascinated by space exploration. Most Americans living then remember John Glenn’s flight in 1962 and millions were glued to their televisions when Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon on July 21, 1969. It was...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, Aug. 27, the congregation will renew it baptismal vows at both morning services, with two baptisms at 11 a.m. Special music for worship will be provided by the Chancel Choir. Sunday worship services...

 

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