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Yes, Virginia,There Is A Santa Claus

Editor’s Note: In Sept. 1897, an eight-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of The New York Sun asking, “Is there a Santa Claus?” An editorial writer of the Sun Staff, Francis Pharcellus Church, wrote a response...

 

Shocked!

I am in concert with our Board of Commissioner in the shock felt over the numbers that were reported in the article “Commissioners ‘Shocked’ By Report On Children.” I read this article on the same day I read an online article about Brevard...

 

Enjoy Christmas Parade Photos

We and friends, with whom we share The Transylvania Times out-of-state delivery, always look forward to the Christmas Parade photos. The Transylvania Times lived up to our expectations again this year. Thank you for sharing Brevard’s Christmas...

 

Earned Gratitude

The newspaper’s editorial “Response to Two Letters” in the Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 issue is well done and courageous, particularly the fourth paragraph. You have earned the gratitude of the understanding people who are trying to “think...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian A family and friends Christmas Eve Service will be held at 4 p.m. Each Christmas Eve something special happens at the church – the spontaneous, participatory telling of the Christmas story. Children (and a few ad...

 

Marjorie Marleen "Molly" Jennings Adamson

Marjorie Marleen "Molly" Jennings Adamson, 71, of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully in her home Dec. 21, 2015. She was born June 28, 1944, in Eden, Miss. to the late Darling Houston and Josie...

 

Tommy Wilburn Brittan

Tommy Wilburn Brittan, 51, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. He was born in Transylvania County to the late, Wilburn and Margaret Holden Brittan. Also preceding him in death is his sister, Lucinda Mullenax and brother, Randy Brittan. He is...

 

Dock "Edward" Good

Dock “Edward” Good, 89, born Feb. 7, 1926, in Marion, N.C., died at Transylvania Regional Hospital Dec. 20, 2015, in Brevard. He was the son of the late Dock Samuel Good and Queenie Gouge Good. His sister, Elizabeth Good Wiseman, two infant sons...

 

Shirley Mattern Heiges

Shirley Mattern Heiges, 77, of Kershaw, S.C., formerly of Brevard, passed away, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Springdale Healthcare, in Camden, S.C. Born in Ashland, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Leon Joseph and Edna Peterson Mattern. She was a...

 

Dale R. Martin

Dale R. Martin, 80, passed away at his home, in Radford, Va., Dec. 17, 2015. Born Sept. 16, 1935, he was the only child of the late Horace O. Martin and Golda P. Martin, of Jonesborough, Tenn. He is...

 

Dale Fox Reed

Dale Fox Reed, of Brevard, was received into Heaven Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, after a brave fight against cancer. Born Sept. 20, 1950, in Lakeland, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Charles Reed and Nancie Fox LaRoche. She loved her community and g...

 

Emily "Lee" Mashburn Stewart

Emily "Lee" Mashburn Stewart passed away in Marietta, Ga., Dec. 14, 2015, surrounded by four generations of loving family. She was born April 27, 1927, in Asheville to J. Donald and Gladys Berry...

 

Phillip Myer Kane

Phillip Myer Kane passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at his mountain home in Brevard after a three year battle with cancer, surrounded and survived by his wife and soul mate, Linda, mother, Nellie Mae, and four sons, Benjamin, John, Michael, and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 24, 2015

Cascade Lake Camp Closed - Brevard NC

The Cascade Lake Campground and Recreation Area has closed, with “no plans to reopen in the future,” according to its website. The property is owned by the Cascade Power Co., which is located at 350 Greenville Highway, and was part of the civil...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    December 24, 2015

Family Loses Home To Fire -Brevard NC

A Pisgah Forest family of four has been left without a home just days prior to the holidays. Capt. Adam Hughey with the Brevard Fire Department said the family’s mobile home went up in flames on Kayle West Drive, which is off the New...

 

Hospital Named Among The Top- Brevard NC

For the fifth year in a row, Transylvania Regional Hospital has been named one of the nation's top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care org...

 

Tips For Coping With Grief At The Holidays

There’s no doubt the holidays are a hectic and stressful time. But when you are also grieving the loss of a loved one, the season can be a painful reminder of their absence. This time of year can be especially challenging for grievers, as the...

 

Jason Chappell Seeking Board Re-election - Brevard NC

Jason Chappell is seeking re-election to the Transylvania County Board of County Commissioners. Chappell is one of five candidates who will compete in the March Republican primary for three slots....

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 24, 2015

Council Hears Update On Work On County's Comprehensive Plan - Brevard

Mark Burrows, head of the Transylvania County Planning & Community Development, presented an update on the county’s Comprehensive Plan to the Transylvania Natural Resources Council earlier this month. Burrows said there has been more citizen input...

 

Live Nativity

Brevard Wesleyan Church this past Sunday, Monday and Tuesday held its 47th Annual Live Nativity Scene, featuring Biblical characters, animals and music that could be seen from the Asheville Highway...

 

Brevard Rotary Holds Annual Christmas Celebration – Brevard NC

` Every year the Rotary Club of Brevard holds its Christmas social, which is a wonderful time for members, families and guests to spend an evening relaxing, socializing, and having fun together...

 

AAUW Establishes New Endowment To Keep On Giving – Brevard NC

Brevard AAUW announced the creation of a new Brevard College Scholarship Endowment, a gift that will keep on giving forever. "We value our relationship with Brevard College and wanted to establish...

 

News Of Organizations

AARP AARP Chapter 8 will meet Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 11:15 a.m. at Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant, in Hender-sonville. There will be a brief business meeting and the program will be presented by Loretta Shelton on Four Seasons, a palliative care...

 

Blue Devils Fall To Falcons In Home Wrestling Match – Brevard NC

The Brevard Blue Devil wrestling team put up a valiant effort in their home match Tuesday but ultimately fell to the visiting West Henderson Falcons 46-27. Winners for Brevard included Raymond...

 

Local Tennis Team Crowned Sectional Champions

For the second year in a row, a group of local tennis players from Brevard have captured the Southern Sectional Division Championships of the USTA Women's Over 65 9.0 team and advanced to compete at...

 

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