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Spruce Being Restored In The Southern Appalachians

Thousands of red spruce trees sit in containers near Lake Toxaway. Nurtured from seed, they're awaiting out-planting, carrying with them biologists' hopes of restoring red spruce in the Southern...

 

Letter from a Volunteer: United Way Super Intern Ticked All The Boxes

Sometimes, when you roll the dice, both parties win. That was the case at the United Way of Transylvania County’s offices this summer as Brevard native Elijah Mullenax, a rising senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, stepped up and became that...

 

Kiprono Leads Way For Tornados XC Team At Furman

Hassan Kiprono posted a time of 26:40.70 to lead the way for the Brevard cross country team in the men’s 8K race on Saturday morning in the Furman Invitational held on the Furman Golf Course. Kiprono, who finished 49th in the event, was the top...

 

French Broad Dinner Cruise Enjoyed By All

Free Rein Center board members recently served eight lucky winners appetizers, wine and a delicious dinner on the deck at The Duckpond Pottery after the group enjoyed an hour long "cruise" on the Fren...

 

Lady Slipper Speaker Series Returns To Brevard College

The Lady Slipper Speaker Series presented by Conserving Carolina, formerly Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy, returns to Brevard College starting Wednesday, Sept. 20....

 

America's Economic Crisis

Most reputable reports indicate that there is a widening gap between the rich and the poor. Most of these advocate for government to redistribute income. But is there another way to solve America’s economic crisis? In 1776 when our Declaration of I...

 

Richard Joel "Dick" Senneff

Richard Joel "Dick" Senneff, 80, of Asheville and formerly of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Born in Mason City, Iowa July 4, 1937, he was the son of Richard B. Senneff and Ruth...

 

Egregious Claims

Jack Matthews, in a recent letter to the Transylvania Times, spoke to the controversy surrounding the monuments erected to commemorate and celebrate the men who fought on behalf of the seceding states. Matthews makes a particularly egregious false eq...

 

To My Grandchildren

The following is a letter to my grandchildren. May you always remember… 1.You are loved, limitlessly. 2. You can love each other, even when you disagree. 3. You can love people who speak a different language. (Better yet, you can learn someone...

 

Lee Owned Slaves

Jack Matthews wrote in a Sept. 4 letter that “Robert E. Lee owned no slaves.” Please fact check your letters to the editor before you publish. A cursory check of numerous popular and scholarly sources are clear — Lee did own slaves. Misstating...

 

Second Half Explosion Propels Wasps Past Tornados 48-13

Emory & Henry capitalized on a balanced offense attack to score 28 unanswered points in the second half and break away from Brevard as it earned a 48-13 victory on Saturday afternoon at Brevard...

 

BC Honors Diversity Of Thought

As a Brevard College international student alumnus, I’d like to thank the college and BC Campus Life for welcoming Turning Point USA to the annual Brevard College Student Club Fair held last Thursday. As a national youth conservative organization,...

 

The Complexity Of History

In today’s Opinion of the Readers are two letter writers responding to a previous letter stating that “Robert E. Lee owned no slaves.” We did check the aforementioned statement. Snopes.com, in a section debunking several Confederate myths and...

 

The DACA Decision

Decision Donald Trump’s rescinding of the DACA program last week represents a new low in his presidency. Like many, I had hoped that, once elected, the president would move away from his stream of inflammatory schoolyard rhetoric and become...

 

Guest Column: For BCBS, How Much Money Is Enough?

A barrage of negative advertising and misleading claims from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) have generated a common question: “How much is enough?” Since reporting more than half a billion dollars of profit ($542 million)...

 

Guest Column: Revising Medicare And Fighting Terrorists

By Frank A. Pearsall I’ve been thinking — our government has it all wrong about trying to get enough manpower to fight the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and now Syria. There’s even been loose talk about reinstating the draft to get more young men...

 

U.S. Forest Service Temporarily Closes Campgrounds, Recreation Areas

The U.S. Forest Service is closely tracking the forecast models of Hurricane Irma and is temporarily closing all campgrounds and recreation areas in the Nantahala, Pisgah and Uwharrie National Forests. This includes the temporary suspension of creati...

 

Nine Arrested For Forest Break-Ins

Nine individuals from Gastonia and Greenville, S.C, have been arrested and indicted recently for breaking and entering vehicles parked on the Pisgah National Forest throughout the spring and summer of this year and 2016. The break-ins mainly...

 

'Harvestfest' To Provide Fun For Families

Two county organizations focused on families and children are joining forces to present a fun-filled day this fall aimed at entertaining kids and adults while raising money to support the groups'...

 

United Way Offers A Nonprofit Workshop

United Way of Transylvania County's TRAIN (Transylvania Resource Access and Information Network) will offer "Increase Your Reach through Marketing and Public Relations: Strategies for Nonprofits" on W...

 

Over $100,000 Awarded Through TCS Educational Foundation

During a recent Board of Directors meeting for the Transylvania County Schools Educational Found-ation, Peter Johnson, TCSEF board treasurer, reported that TCSEF has surpassed $100,000 in awards since the foundation was reactivated in 2009. Further,...

 

Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident - Pisgah Forest, NC

Bradley Aaron Phillips of Charlotte was killed Thursday evening after his 2016 Indian Scout motorcycle collided with a Toyota Yaris on U.S. 276 in Pisgah National Forest. N.C. Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the scene at 6 p.m. The...

 

Florida Resident Comes Home To Mom, Brevard, NC

When Kellie Otero of Homestead, Fla., heard about impending Hurricane Irma, she began planning her family’s trip to Brevard, where her mom, Barbara Wells, now lives. At 40, she had lived through Hurricane Andrew in 1992, which killed 65 people,...

 

Candidate Forum Is Still On-Brevard NC

The candidate forum, featuring those running for Brevard City Council, is going ahead tonight. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. in the library....

 

Power Outages Reported Throughout The County-Brevard NC

The remnants of Hurricane Irma have left their mark on Transylvania County. Haywood EMC, which along with Duke Energy provides power in the county, is reporting that as of 10 a.m. that 5,669 of its 6,704 customers are currently without power. As of...

 

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