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City Traffic

The article “Caldwell Street Work To Kick Into Gear” in this newspaper reminded me of the dysfunctional workings of the city of Brevard traffic planning for downtown. It reminds that about 10 years ago when the NCDOT was developing a plan for...

 

Richard R. Ryder

Richard R. Ryder, of Connestee Falls in Brevard, died peacefully in his sleep, Jan. 17, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 60 years, Joy and their four children, their spouses and seven grandchildren; son, Gary Steven Ryder and...

 

Legal Notices for January 23, 2016

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 20 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Cathy Jackson A/K/A Cathy F. Jackson, single (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Cathy R. Jackson) to Mtnbk, Ltd., Trustee(s), dat... Full story

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 23, 2017

TNRC Hears How County Is Marketed – Brevard NC

Josh Hallingse, director of the Transylvania Economic Alliance, recently spoke about his group’s marketing efforts at the regular Transylvania Natural Resources Commission meeting. The Alliance is a public/private economic development entity that...

 

Library To Host Second Program In Wildlife Series – Brevard NC

The second program in the "Wildlife of Transylvania County" series will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. This week's presentation...

 

N.C. Sierra Club Vice Chair To Speak – Brevard NC

Methane (CH4) occurs naturally. This byproduct of digestion and decomposition is also, by far, the major component of natural gas. After carbon dioxide (CO2), methane is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted in the U.S. from human...

 

Wrestling Roundup

Rosman Wrestlers Take Down Cherokee The Rosman Tiger wrestling team picked up a big victory on the road last Friday as they defeated Cherokee 39-30. Winning wrestlers for the Tigers included Shalyan Fisher (forfeit, 120 pounds); Zane Ramey...

 

Legal Notices for January 19, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 16 E 395 EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Arnold L. Monteith of Transylvania County, North Carolina,... Full story

 

Respect, Not Taxes, Is The Answer

Margaret Williams’ letter in the Jan. 12 Transylvania Times, “Tax The Bicyclists,” opines that roads are meant for cars, and that House Bill 959 requiring motorists to safely pass bicyclists using the adjacent lane is putting motorist lives at...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 19, 2017 

Law May Impact Art, PE, Music In Schools – Brevard NC

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education Tuesday night expressed concern about legislation that could cause the school system to do away with art, music and physical education in the elementary schools. According to Superintendent Dr. Je...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 19, 2017 

Local Employer, Employee Challenges Discussed – Brevard NC

Members of the local business community and local government met recently to discuss how they can work together to overcome challenges in economic development and on ways to improve child care, affordable housing, mental health treatment and social...

 

Lady Blue Devils Raffle Coming Up In February – Brevard NC

The Brevard High School softball team is holding a fundraiser raffle for a brand new John Deere ATV. The raffle is for a John Deere Gator XUV560 4x4, valued at $8,600. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10. To purchase tickets call Brevard High...

 

Lady Slipper Speaker Series To Begin At Brevard College – Brevard NC

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) in partnership with Brevard College will be launching their new lecture series, the Lady Slipper Speaker Series at Brevard College on Jan. 24. This speaker series will feature various regional experts and...

 

Church Directory

ANGLICAN ST. PATRICK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH Level B, Hollingsworth Building, 147 East Main St., Brevard Rev. Nicholas R Henderson, Vicar SUN-9:30a.m. Study;Wed–Noon Service 10:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 828-687-0115 ASSEMBLY OF GOD DESTINY CHRISTIAN... Full story

 

Richard R. Ryder

Richard R. Ryder, of Connestee Falls in Brevard, died peacefully in his sleep, Jan. 17, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 60 years, Joy and their four children, their spouses and seven grandchildren; son, Gary Steven Ryder and...

 

Legal Notices for January 16, 2016

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE: 16-E-388 NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CHRISTINE COWAN, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified as Co-Executors of... Full story

 

News Of Organizations

Embroiderer’s Guild The Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild America will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2. The program, a hardanger and pulled-thread bell pull, will be taught in two classes by Sandy Washington, the chapter...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 16, 2017

Congressional Move On Public Lands Concerns Some – Brevard NC

On its first day in session, the 115th Congress passed a provision that makes it easier to sell off or turn over control of federal public lands to states. U.S. Rep Mark Meadows, who represents the 11th District in western North Carolina, including T...

 

Brevard College Opens Art Exhibition Friday – Brevard NC

The Brevard College Fine Arts Department opens its first exhibition of the year, "8 Days a Week" on Friday, Jan. 20. The community is invited to an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in Sims Art...

 

$8 Million Awarded To Protect WNC Farmland – Transylvania County NC

Blue Ridge Forever is a coalition of 10 land trusts in western North Carolina, including Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, that have partnered for over a decade of conservation successes in the...

 

X-ray Machines Used To Help Fit Shoes

The x-ray shoe fitter was a fluoroscope machine used to aid in the fitting of shoes. Three different individuals, all from Milwaukee, claimed to have invented the machine in the early 1920s. The...

 

Destination Hike: John Rock Loop

Our weekly destination hike is John Rock loop in Pisgah National Forest. The John Rock loop might be one of the better-known hikes in the forest, but that doesn't make it any less appealing. The hike...

 

ACA Enrollment Is Still Open

Despite post-election news, the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) is still the law. People can enroll in Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance between now and the Jan. 31 deadline. I volunteer as one of the many in-person assisters...

 

Tax The Bicyclists

House Bill 959 states that that we drivers have to go into the other on-coming lane to pass bicyclists, risking our lives as drivers. They have the run of the roads, the privileges that cars and trucks have, so they need to buy insurance to be on...

 

Andoin Piano Trio To Perform On Jan. 22 – Brevard NC

The Andoin Piano Trio will present a concert of chamber music at Brevard FUMC on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 3 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Beulah McMinn Zachary Memorial Foundation, a trust that...

 

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