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Besides not publishing every day, community newspapers such as The Transylvania Times differ from daily papers in other ways. Unlike dailies, we do not subscribe to the Associated Press or any wire services. The size of our news department is much...

 
 By Eric Crews    News    November 28, 2013

County Approves Funding For Logjam Cleanup - Brevard NC

County commissioners moved ahead Monday with a plan to clear out current logjams along the French Broad River in an effort to maintain the recreational value of one of the county’s most popular attractions. By authorizing $20,000 in funding from...

 

Commissioners To Look At Land Use Rules Alternatives - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners will discuss alternatives to a High Impact Land Use Ordinance at 6 p.m., Monday, in the library’s Rogow Room. County Economic Development Director Mark Burrows and County Planner Chris Hnatin have been working on...

 

Twilight Tour Will Be A 'Winter Wonderland' - Brevard NC

Heart of Brevard has announced plans for the 26th Annual Twilight Tour Dec. 7 in downtown Brevard. This year’s holiday festivities will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., starting immediately after the annual Christmas parade, which begins at 3 p.m. The... Full story

 

Camp Community To Honor Nath Thompson - Brevard NC

This Saturday will be a special day at Camp Carolina, as many are expected to gather to honor the life of Charles Nathan "Nath" Thompson, one of the camp's most influential figures and a pioneer of...

 

United Way Seeking Funding Muscle - Brevard NC

As the United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) marches toward its 2014 campaign goal of $450,000, the agency expects to increase the pace by relying on matching fund muscle. Recently, an anonymous...

 

Dan Forest To Host Charles Taylor Dinner - Brevard NC

N.C. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will serve as the master of ceremonies for the 21st annual Charles Taylor Holiday Dinner. Forest is the first Republican lieutenant governor to be elected in North Carolina in more than 20 years, and only the second since...

 

Nearly 100 Local Women Gather For 1st "Women's Voices' Meeting - Brevard NC

Women’s Voices kicked off its inaugural event Nov. 21 with nearly 100 women from throughout Transylvania County gathering to talk about how more women can be involved in local government. “We were very pleased with the turnout for this first...

 

Peter Stuart Hicks

Peter Stuart Hicks, 73, of West Palm Beach, Fla., passed peacefully Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Born June 5, 1940, he grew up in Great Neck, Long Island, where his lifelong love of boating and fishing beg... Full story

 

James Earl LePine

James Earl LePine, 74, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. He was the son of the late Louis LePine and Gene Mitchell. He was preceded in death by one brother, Larry LePine and one aunt, Midge LePine. He was a member of Glen Cannon... Full story

 

Turkey Day

(Above) Michael Collins prepares turkeys Wednesday at the Bread of Life. Thanksgiving is the busiest time of the year at the nonprofit. (Bottom Photo ) Volunteers Ray Danahy and Phillip Bills cut up...

 

News of Organizations

GM Alumni The WNC GM Alumni Club will hold their December Luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Hendersonville Country Club. Entertainment will be provided by the Reuter Center Singers, who will joyfully be singing their hearts out...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Morningside Baptist Sunday, Dec. 1, there are Bible study classes for all ages starting at 9:45 a.m. The youth will begin a series on “Knowing God.” The morning worship starts at 11 a.m. Pastor Bill’s message this week is “Star Of God:...

 

Chamber Of Commerce Holiday Promotion Drawings Underway – Brevard NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced that Elizabeth Bahnson is the winner of the first drawing for the 2013 Holiday Promotion. Bahnson won $250 in Transylvania Bucks! She...

 

SylvanSport Announces Grand Prize Winner Of GO Pop-Up – Brevard NC

Today, SylvanSport has announced Greig Heil as the grand prize winner in their coolest camper ever adventure contest, winning a GO pop-up camper loaded with outdoor adventure gear from eight different sponsors. The GO, an all-in-one pop-up camper and...

 

Legal Notices for Nov. 28 2013

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 13-E-321 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of William O.... Full story

 

PARI Program To Focus On Galaxies, Nebulae, Night Skies – Rosman NC

The pubic is invited to a program about Messier Objects at PARI Friday, Dec. 13. The program is part of the Evening at PARI series and will include a tour of the PARI campus and, weather permitting,...

 

9th Annual Holiday Market, Art Party To Be Held Dec. 4 – Brevard NC

Local artists will gather Wednesday, Dec. 4 to sell their creations to the public during the 9th Annual Holiday Market & Art Party from 6-10 p.m. The event will be held in the space above the...

 

Hometown Jam, Shane Pruitt Band On Tap – Brevard NC

A Hometown Holiday Jam will be held Friday, Nov. 29, at 185 King St. in Brevard. Grammy nominated drummer Bill Berg joins Leigh Glass and The Hazards’ guitar player Corey Bullman and members of Steep Canyon Rangers Nicky Sanders, Mike Guggino, and...

 

First Mondays Concert Features Four Esteemed BMC Faculty – Brevard NC

The Brevard Music Center in partnership with Brevard College presents its First Mondays concert series Dec. 2, at 12:30 p.m. in Scott Concert Hall at the Porter Center for Performing Arts on the...

 

Local Author Releases Book That Encourages Introspection All Should Ask – Brevard NC

Local author Catherine Craven’s debut book, “222 Questions We Should Ask Ourselves at least once…,” has just been published. Craven, a resident of Caesar’s Head, is a former seeker of inner peace who was transformed from pupil to teacher th...

 

County Students Selected For Honors Chorus – Brevard NC

Brevard was well represented at this year's North Carolina Music Educators' Association Conference, held in Winston-Salem from November 9th-12th. Over 1,000 music educators from across the state... Full story

 

Pisgah Forest's Carrie Norris Renews Board Certification – Pisgah Forest NC

Carrie Sprouse Norris, a second grade teacher at Pisgah Forest Elementary, has renewed her National Board Certification through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process. Like Board certification in professions such as medicine and architect... Full story

 

Jonathan E. Baker

Jonathan Eugene Baker, 40, of San Francisco, Calif. died unexpectedly November 18, 2013. Born April 12, 1973, in Brevard, he was the beloved son of Sally Kemp and Eugene R. Baker of Brevard. In... Full story

 

James Allen Monteith

James Allen Monteith, 74, of Brevard, passed on from this life on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at the St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Eugene and May Lee Oliver Monteith and was... Full story

 

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