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Dates Announced For Two Mountain Music Traditions

The Folk Heritage Committee announces the summer 2011 dates for two celebrated mountain traditions in Asheville: Shindig on the Green and the 84th annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. Both events...

 

TC Arts Extends Picasso Raffle Deadline Through March

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has extended the date for their Picasso drawing. "Only 80 tickets have been sold so far, and we really need to sell 300 tickets to help our budget this year," said Tammy Hopkins, executive director of TC Arts....

 

Greg Brown And Shannon Whitworth To Perform

On Friday, March 4, at the Porter Center, Mountain Song Productions will present songwriter extraordinaire Greg Brown and regional favorite Shannon Whitworth. Brown's songwriting has been lauded by...

 

Lewis Hine Photography Exhibit Exposed Child Labor In North Carolina From 1908-1918

In the early 1900s, most child workers in North Carolina textile mills labored 10 to 12 hours, six days a week. They toiled in hot, humid, lint-filled air that triggered respiratory diseases. They...

 

News Of Organizations

AAUW Jeanne Speight, a culinary professional and consultant with over 40 years' experience as a sensory analyst and test kitchen manager at McCormick & Co., Inc. in Baltimore, will speak to the Brevard Branch of the American Association of...

 

News Of Organizations

Ladies Auxiliary VFW Ladies Auxiliary VFW 4309 has announced that the plans for the 14th Annual Easter Wonderland event have begun. The event will take place on April 16. Members are asked to come forward and help with setting out flyers, acquiring...

 

Christa Cali Wins DAR American History Contest

Christa Cali, a fifth-grade student at Brevard Elementary School, has won the 2010-2011 DAR American History Essay Contest for Transylvania County. Christa's parents are Chris and Charlene Cali. The t...

 

"Memoirs Of Paul Revere"

By Crista Cali "Are you Paul Revere?" I looked up from my work at the hardware store. I saw a 10-year-old-boy standing at my counter. He needed to buy nails. I smiled at him and said, "Yes I am." Then he told me, "My dad, Major Thomas Richardson...

 

Citizen Comments Dominate Meeting

Problems with trash, dogs and a creek, and a call for a special referendum were among the items that dominated Monday's Brevard City Council meeting. All these issues were brought up during the...

 

Council Looks At City's Role In Recreation

Editor's Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat over two days recently. The Transylvania Times will feature a series of stories about the main issues discussed during the retreat. For Councilman Mack McKeller a report by Lynn...

 

Aw, Shucks!

Jaylen Carver, 6, and brother Jordyn Brown, 3, respond to the flirtatious glances of the Brevard College cheerleaders at Monday night's basketball game. (Times photo by Robbie Robe...

 

Jury: Hilton Should Get Death Penalty

After one hour and 20 minutes of deliberation Monday, 12 Florida jurors unanimously agreed that Gary Michael Hilton should face the death penalty for the murder of Cheryl Dunlap. The 64-year-old Hilton, who was found guilty of murder, theft and...

 

United Way Hits Campaign Goal

United Way of Transylvania County has met its $380,000 fundraising goal, pleasing staff and supporters. "Exceeding the goal by even a small amount is a major achievement in this tough economic...

 

Police: Break-Ins Tied To Regional Crime Spree

Breaking and entering cases in five Transylvania County businesses could be tied to a string of break-ins that have occurred throughout western North Carolina. Just before 6:30 a.m. Monday, the...

 

Black History Month Plays Important Role

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the...

 

Blanche Scruggs Jones

Blanche Scruggs Jones, 93, of Cedar Mountain, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Leon Scruggs and Ethel Alzine Brown Scruggs and was the...

 

Robbie Gray Brading

Robbie Gray Brading, 60, of Brevard, died Jan. 31, 2011. She was born June 23, 1950, to the late Harris and Lillie Hood. She is survived by her daughters, Mellisa Meadows, of Brevard and Maria Stephens (Bruce), of Babson Park, Fla.; brother, Billy...

 

Howard L. McCall

Howard L. McCall, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. He was born May 13,1932, in Transylvania County to the late Melvin and Rernella Mason McCall. In addition to his parents, two...

 

Mary Leila Buckner Hall

Mary Leila Buckner Hall, 101, of Savannah, Ga., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Tara at Thunderbolt Nursing Home. Her husband, John Harold Hall; a son, Robert Bruce Hall and a daughter, Judith Anne Hall Wilson, preceded her in death. She was born De...

 

Margaret Whitmire Bulloch

Margaret Whitmire Bulloch, 84, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, after an extended illness. Raised in Brevard, she was currently a resident of Waynesville, N.C. She was predeceased by her parents, J.A. and Frances Whitmire, of Brevard; brother, James and...

 

Ules P. Bryson

Ules P. Bryson, 89, of Brevard, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Dewitt and Mima Miller Bryson. He was also preceded in death by his...

 

BC's Elmore Earns Conference Honor

By Sean Hostetter BC Sports Information Brevard College's Martika Elmore earned league Pitcher of the Week honors for the week ending February 21, announced conference officials Tuesday. Elmore, a senior pitcher from Fayetteville, N.C....

 

BC Survives Scare From King 13-11

BY Seth Montgomery BC Sports Information Champ Stuart hit a pair of doubles and drove in four runs while Randy O'Dell added three hits and three RBIs as the Brevard College baseball team defeated King College 13-11. Kevin Hamilton (1-0) picked up the...

 

Tornados Run Rampant Over Young Harris

BY Seth Montgomery BC Sports Information Eight players scored for Brevard as the Tornados downed visiting Young Harris 88-69 on Monday night. The Tornados were led by Josh Roper's 22 points, while...

 

Trio Of County Wrestlers Headed To State

Three area wrestlers, two from Rosman and one from Brevard, qualified for the individual state championships this weekend in Winston-Salem. Tiger wrestlers Justin Whitman and T. James Henderson qualified during 1-A regional action last weekend....

 

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