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 By John Lanier    News    January 18, 2018 

School Board To Request Bond For $68 Million

Tuesday evening the Transylvania County Board of Education voted unanimously to pass a resolution requesting that county commissioners seek a $68 million bond for school construction. The bond referendum would be held in November during the general e...

 

Community Celebrates Memory of MLK Jr. - Brevard, NC

Brevard College President David Joyce spoke Monday night during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the college's Porter Center. He said that as a society we still have a long way to go....

 

Merge Police And Sheriff's Departments

Mayor Harris recently sent a plea for donations to fund the rebuilding of the old depot on Railroad Avenue. (Sounds like a good idea but of a questionable priority with all of the other funding needs of the city.) The possibility for a fairly...

 

Trails Are Heavily Used

Jason Harwood clearly does not hike the various trails originating in and around Brevard. If he did, he would never have made such an unfounded claim: “Brevard is already full of hiking trails that nobody uses.” Any hike on any of the Bracken...

 

Clubs And Organizations In Transylvania County

American Legion & Auxiliary, meets first Monday of each month, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St. Now a non-smoking facility. American Association of University Women AAUW branch meetings are held at the Lutheran Church of... Full story

 

Happy Retirement

After a 43-year career with the city of Brevard, Desiree Perry is ready to take things a little easier. On Friday, the city invited the public to wish Perry, who ended her career at Town Hall as city...

 

What About Washington And Lincoln?

The Jan. 11 issue of The Transylvania Times contained a front page notice, “MLK Events Planned.” It will be interesting to see in February if any events will be planned for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on Feb. 12 and George Washington’s...

 

BC Asst. Soccer Coach Signs With Semi-Pro Team

Brevard College assistant women's soccer coach Octavia Saunders has signed a deal to compete on the pitch this summer for the Asheville City Soccer Club, a semi-professional team that will compete in...

 

'Faces Of Freedom' Exhibition To Open At TC Arts Today - Brevard, NC

A community of local artists invites you to experience freedom through an artistic lens at the Transylvania Community Arts Council from Jan. 15 – Feb. 2. "The theme, 'Faces of Freedom,' is the...

 

Tommie Raymond Collins

Tommie Raymond Collins, 56, of Brevard, passed away Jan. 10, 2018, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Transylvania County, he is a son of Georgia Pauline Crane Collins, of Kings Mountain,...

 

Alliance Explains Its Economic Development Focus

Editor’s Note: Recently, The Transylvania Times sat down with Josh Hallingse, the Transylvania Economic Alliance’s executive director, and Jeremy Owen, the Alliance board chairman. The Alliance is a public-private economic development entity...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 11, 2018

Chamber Names Board

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2018 Board of Directors. The board was recently finalized with the election of five individuals for the 2018-2020 term: first-time members Devin Gentry (Cradle of Forestry in America...

 

County, City To Look At Fire Department Contract

The county wants to look at its contract with Brevard Fire Department (BFD) before considering committing to helping fund a new rescue truck for the department. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners instructed staff to look...

 

Farmers' Market Looks To 2018

The Transylvania Farmers’ Market is proud to have another amazing year behind us and we’d like to thank everyone who supported us in 2017. Our year-round market included a wide variety of vendors offering wonderful local products, live music and...

 

Roadside Is A Mess

One of this region’s greatest assets is its natural beauty. It’s what draws tens of thousands of visitors to the Brevard area each year and what greatly contributes to both our city and county’s revenue stream. It’s also why many of us...

 

Group To Celebrate MLK Day And Cornelius Hunt - Brevard, NC

A group of community women who serve on Brevard’s NAACP Education Committee is determined to make a difference for the young people of Transylvania County. They believe that change must begin as early as possible. And so did Cornelius Hunt, an Afri...

 

Legal Notices for January 11, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 17-E-397 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of William Dienes of Transylvania County,... Full story

 

Freezing Temperatures Create Spectacular Views

The freezing temperatures turned the county's rivers, creeks and waterfalls into winter wonderlands....

 

James "Russell" Maney

James "Russell" Maney, 85, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. He was the son of the late Julius Homer and Laura Kirkland Maney. A devoted Christian, he served in...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 4, 2018

Minor Road Accidents Reported

The transition from 2017 to 2018 arrived drizzled with a glaze of icy conditions that kept many people off the roads, impacting much of western North Carolina and delaying traffic on I-26 and I-40 for hours. According to the N.C. Highway Patrol,...

 

'Art Of Life' Transylvania Vocational Services Art Show At TC Arts Council - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Comm-unity Arts Council in Brevard invites you to explore their first art exhibit of 2018 entitled “Art of Life” by Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS). This art exhibit is by adults who attend Transylvania Vocat-ional...

 

Music On Christmas Day

I want to thank the owners and sponsors of WSQL, White Squirrel Radio, for broadcasting Christmas music on Christmas day. There were no commercials and no breaks for news. The music selected was tasteful and inspirational. On the hour, Mayor Jimmy...

 

Legal Notices for January 4, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 17-E-259 NOTICE TO CREDITORS I have qualified as Executor of the Estate of John P. Brown, Jr., Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons, firms, and corporations... Full story

 

Susan Buzzett Clementson

Susan Buzzett Clementson passed away Dec. 30, 2017 in Landrum, S.C. Born in Panama City, Fla., she earned a bachelor’s degree in English and library science at Florida State University, where she worked in Strozier Library as a student. The Florida...

 

City Seeks Public Donations For Depot - Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard is working toward building a replica train depot reminiscent of Brevard’s original, which was torn down in the early 1980s. Fortunately, according to a city press release, the building was not simply demolished and sent to the...

 

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