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Delaying The Inevitable

It has been nearly three weeks since the general election and the governor’s race is still being contended. After election night, Gov. Pat McCrory found himself trailing Attorney General Roy Cooper by more than 5,000 votes. At that time, it was...

 

Rain Provides Much-Needed Relief At Pinnacle Mountain Fire

The Pinnacle Mountain fire received more than an inch of rain overnight, providing much-needed relief for the drought-stricken area, for firefighters and for the blaze itself, according to the S.C. Forestry Commission. Crews are not being dispatched...

 

Another Veteran's View

I was shocked at the ugly, partisan attack that Larry Chapman made in his “Veterans Day” letter. Veterans Day is a day when we as Americans, regardless of political affiliation, come together to honor those who have served their country....

 

Appalled By Trump

Although I’ve been disappointed many times in presidential elections, I have never been as appalled as I am by the election of a mean-spirited man who managed to dupe a large minority of American voters. Reagan, Ford, the Bushes, even Nixon, fell...

 

Love Of Country

On Veterans Day, wearing the uniform I originally wore some 40 years ago, I solemnly stood at parade rest before the Rosman War Memorial. Why? Well, like millions of those before me, those serving now and in the future, we theoretically signed a...

 

Ridiculous Rant

I am astonished at the logic of allowing Larry Chapman’s letter because it was “a letter by a veteran about Veterans Day.” His letter was a clearly, undisguised diatribe against Hillary Clinton. Shame on the him.” And shame on The...

 

Comments Were Insulting

I am dismayed and offended that Larry Chapman, a retired Marine Corps colonel, would use Veterans Day as a cover for his much slanted political rant. My service in the armed forces consisted of three years in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean...

 

Who Would've Thought?

President Elect Donald Trump. Who would’ve thought it? Now what? While two million more American voters hit the button for Clinton than for The Donald, all of those folks, me included, now face the almost unthinkable prospect of at least four...

 

The Clowns Are Here

I am discouraged and despondent over the election results. Never in my most awful dreams did I think that so many of my fellow Americans would actually choose a Donald Trump as the president of the United States of America, this office that we have...

 

Ernani Roberto Silva

Ernani Roberto Silva, also known as Ernie Silva, 84, longtime Transylvania County resident, passed away Nov. 8, 2016, in San Dimas, Calif. His wife, Ann Price Silva, predeceased him. His brother, Emilio Silva, also predeceased him. He was a resident...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 28, 2016

Property Owners Team Up On River Project – Brevard NC

Two neighboring local landowners recently teamed up to return a section of the East Fork of the French Broad River to a more natural state. The severely eroded stream bank was graded back, and...

 

Rain Forecast Welcome News – Brevard NC

As of this morning, the forecast for rain on Tuesday and Wednesday is especially welcome news to those who have been tackling the wildfires during this long drought spell. “I’m hoping (the rain) will put the fires out, or contain them enough to w...

 

Brevard: A Christmas Shopping Tradition – Brevard NC

By the time Black Friday arrived last week in downtown Brevard's own toy store, O.P. Taylor's, had already sold out of the item requested the most: a Hatchimal. According to employee Jeannie McEwan,...

 

Ted Still Has One Holiday Wish – Brevard NC

Ted Tawney is doing all he can to remain in his Brevard home, but he still needs some help from his many friends. In January of 2015, The Transylvania Times reported how the now 64-year-old, who has...

 

Christmas Parades Planned – Transylvania County NC

Three free family-friendly Christmas celebrations will take place this Saturday in downtown Brevard, while Rosman will host its Christmas Parade Sunday. The Brevard/Transylvania County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Christmas parade at 3 p....

 

Law & Order – Transylvania County NC

•Scott Allen Hilderbrand, 37, was arrested for felony possession of heroin on Friday, Nov. 11. He has been placed in the Transylvania County jail under an $8,000 bond, according to the sheriff’s office. •John Conway Popson, 28, was arrested...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 28, 2016

Pisgah Field School Grant Will Target Elementary School Children – Pisgah Forest NC

The Pisgah Field School, an educational program of the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association (CFIA), recently received a $25,000 grant from the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. The grant will be used, at first, for students at Rosman Elementary Scho...

 

Rice Street Garden Celebrating Its Fifth Year – brevard NC

Sixty supporters of the Rice Street Community Garden attended a "Celebrate the Harvest" party the evening of Nov. 4 and donated ample funds for the garden's operating expenses for the next growing...

 

Legal Notices for November 28, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 16-E-93 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Paul W. Bailey, Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons, firms, and corporations... Full story

 

Brevard Holiday Bazaar To Be Held This Sunday – Brevard NC

Local musicians Shannon Whitworth and Sarah Siskind will curate Holiday Expo to promote handmade goods and build community on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 200 King St. in Brevard. Rounding o...

 

Library To Host Free Holiday Events During December – Brevard NC

This holiday season, the Transylvania County Library Youth Services Department is hosting several events for families to get in the festive spirit. The annual Tree Trimming Party will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2-3 p.m. Children can make a...

 

Cahill Discusses Brevard And Christmas Music – Brevard NC

Irish tenor and Celtic Thunder principal vocalist Emmet Cahill is returning to Brevard for two "Christmas in Ireland" concerts at Brevard First United Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m....

 
 By Carol Hamann    Arts    November 28, 2016

Brevard Little Theatre To Stage Christmas Classic – Brevard NC

Are the needs of basic human existence, fulfilling employment and desire for truth as prevalent today as they were 120 years ago? The answer to this question can be answered by taking in Brevard...

 

Missing The Signs Of Pearl Harbor Attack

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Gangi, Stephanie. “The Next: A Novel of Love, Revenge, and a Ghost Who Can’t Let Go.” Joanna is dying, but her daughters are frustrated with the way she is doing it....

 

Cavaliers Race Past Blue Devils 27-21 For Playoff Win – Brevard NC

They simply ran out of time. After trailing 10-0 at halftime and facing a six-point deficit with 42 seconds remaining and no timeouts, the Brevard Blue Devil offense looked ready to mount one final...

 

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