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Ellen Clark Perstein

Ellen Clark Perstein, 96, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Edgar Newton and Annie Lacy Roper. She had a long career as one of the first computer programmers. Survivors include many nieces and...

 

Lois McGaha Wyatt

Lois McGaha Wyatt, 59, died unexpectedly in High Point, N.C., Oct. 11, 2017. She was the daughter of Arthur (Gene) and Jenny McGaha, of Brevard, and great-granddaughter of Rev. A.F. English, who established the English Chapel. A 1976 graduate of...

 

Picturing The Past: Pisgah Fish Camp Approaching 50 Years - Pisgah Forest, NC

For nearly 50 years Pisgah Fish Camp has served residents and visitors alike. In 1968, Dan Hawkins opened the Brevard Fish Camp in the former Club House of the Brevard Country Club on Country Club Roa...

 

Gary P. Littleson

Gary P. Littleson, 77, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Services will be announced. To leave a condolence, please visit www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is caring for the family....

 

TVS Celebrates The 72nd Year Of National Disability Employment Awareness Month - Pisgah Forest, NC

At its core, Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS) is a business focused on employment opportunities for people with disabilities. As the month of October commemorates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), TVS appreciates the recog...

 

Nurse Honored By College Walk Senior Living Resident - Brevard, NC

Karon Goldsmith, director of nursing at College Walk Senior Living, has been recognized by long-term resident Grace Roy for her dedication and service by establishing a scholarship for College Walk...

 

Free Document Shred And Drug Take Back Day Set For Nov. 7

Transylvania County Triad and Entegra Bank will partner to sponsor a free document shred and drug take back event on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Entegra Bank at 2260 Asheville Highway in Brevard. Entegra Bank will have a shred truck...

 

Legal Notices for October 23, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 17-E-297 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of James S.... Full story

 

Fall Leaf Report For The Week Of Oct. 23, 2017 - Brevard, NC

This week's Fall Foliage Report is brought to by by the Hampton Inn and Steve Owen & Associates Leaf Report Fall colors are coming along nicely at roughly 2,500 feet and below along the Blue... Full story

 

Report Cards Are Failing

Years ago the North Carolina General Assembly, decided that public schools needed to be held more accountable. Thus, for the past several years, public schools in North Carolina have received their own report cards from the state. While some of the...

 

Difficult Choices Prepare Leaders

When you vote for city council, please choose the candidates who have had to make difficult choices in their lives. Deciding how to spend our tax money is an overwhelming responsibility and improved by life experience. Maelen “Pinkie” Byrd...

 

A Southern Gentleman

With the passing of Brevard native Don Moore Jr. last week, our community lost one of its staunchest, most able, and most active supporters. So much has been said in praise of Don that my adding to that torrent seems almost redundant. While I was...

 

Signing A Blank Check On Our Lives

I wish to remind those on the left and the never Trumpers over this latest flap with President Trump that while his words may have needed some polishing, he made a call of condolence to the wife of a serviceman who just lost his life serving our...

 

The Rage Of The Very Rich

It is going to happen, by narrow vote margins: legislation so patently dishonest, so cleverly packaged as a benefit to the middle class, but by a huge extent is really for the very rich—a tax cut. Republicans know that Trump is incompetent and dang...

 

VFW, Auxiliary Host Halloween Fair - Brevard, NC

VFW 4309 and its Auxiliary held a Halloween Fair and Bicycle Rodeo Saturday at its Nicholson Creek Road headquarters. The event included raffling off four bicycles and a best costume contest. There...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 23, 2017

County Schools Rank Highly

Despite Transylvania County’s high child poverty rate and other problems local children face, Transylvania County Schools once again rank well in the region and the state based on a number of indices for the past school year. Based on end-of-grade...

 

Tickets Now On Sale For Charles Taylor Holiday Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for the 25th annual Charles Taylor Holiday Dinner. The popular dinner is one of the largest and longest-running political dinners in North Carolina. The program will include updates from federal, state and local elected...

 

City OKs Ecusta Rd. Annexation

Brevard City Council has approved the annexation of a 1.7-acre lot of property on 1085 Ecusta Road across from Pisgah Forest Elementary School. Jerry and Don Brown, trustees of the John J. Brown Trust and grandsons of John J. Brown, who owned the...

 

Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris Explains Why He's Seeking Another Term

Editor’s Note: Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris faces no opposition in November for another four-year term in office. The Transylvania Times contacted Harris to get some comments on why he is running, etc. “I have been honored everyday to serve the...

 

Dixon To Step Down As Recreation Director-Brevard NC

Carleen Dixon will step down as the county’s Parks and Recreation director and join Henderson County Parks and Recreation. “Transylvania County appreciates all that Ms. Dixon has contributed professionally during her time with the County,”...

 

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