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CAN'd Aid Foundation Announces Its People Powered Impacts

The CAN'd Aid Found-ation, known for its Towns, Tunes, Treads + Trails and Love Yur Mama efforts, has announced its cumulative beneficial community efforts. In 2017 alone, more than 4,725 volunteer...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (October - December)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. OCTOBER •The Transylvania County Historical Society announced completion of an... Full story

 

2017: Not Your Typical Year

Locally, some years just seem to be an extension of the previous one with minor changes one would expect. However, 2017 was somewhat atypical. One series of highly atypical events occurred during a short span in July. One evening a Brevard youth was...

 

Locals Featured In Steve Martin, Rangers' Christmas Video - Brevard, NC

With a pumpkin pie that tastes like grandma's cigars, one cousin, Billy, who not only arrives armed, but also suspects there are invaders from a planet called "Zarn," a stolen-tire fire started by...

 

Martin, Short, Rangers To Play Peace Center

Audiences can expect an evening of nonstop laughs on Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, when Steve Martin and Martin Short bring “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” to the Peace Center in Greenville. Martin and Short will...

 

Steep Canyon Rangers Inducted Into Music Hall Of Fame

Steep Canyon Rangers were inducted into the N.C. Music Hall of Fame Thursday during a ceremony in Kannapolis. "It was an amazing honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame," said Woody Platt, the...

 

Mountain Music - Brevard, NC

The weather cooperated and the music was great over the weekend for the Mountain Song Festival. On Saturday, Steve Martin joined Steep Canyon Rangers. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band entertained the crowd...

 

Festival Goers Enjoy Mountain Music - Brevard, NC

The Steep Canyon Rangers were joined by Steve Martin on the Mountain Song Festival stage Saturday. The three-day festival at the Brevard Music Center is a fundraiser for the local Boys & Girls...

 

Mountain Song Festival Returns Friday For 12th Time

The weather forecast is good and there are only a few tickets available for the 12th Annual Mountain Song Festival this Friday through Sunday The festival, a fundraiser for The Cindy Platt Boys &...

 

Mountain Song Festival Returns For 12th Time - Brevard, NC

The lineup for the 12th Annual Mountain Song Festival has been announced, and will feature up-and-coming female bluegrass stars Molly Tuttle and Sierra Hull, a rare appearance by industry legend Hot...

 

Rangers Going Into N.C. Hall Of Fame - Brevard, NC

Brevard’s own Steep Canyon Rangers will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame announced the band will be inducted on Oct. 19. The bluegrass band has nine albums and a Grammy Award for Best...

 

Nikki Talley Opens Weekend Of Live Music At 185 King St. - Brevard, NC

Nikky Talley opens a weekend of live music at 185 King St. on Thursday, June 29, at 8 p.m. After four years of hard touring and performing 150 - 200 shows annually, Talley continues traveling on, brin...

 

Frazierband Plays 185 King

Frazierband plays 185 King St. Thursday, May 25. John Frazier is known for his brilliant mastery of the mandolin, guitar and the fiddle, and is about to launch his sophomore album for FrazierBand. He has created an entirely new sound, developed by...

 
 By Shannon Summit    News    May 8, 2017

College Graduates Have A Day To Remember - Brevard, NC

There are a handful of events that happen in a person's life that they are unlikely to forget. Graduation is one such event. On Saturday, 169 students and their families gathered for Brevard College's...

 
 Arts    May 1, 2017

Music Jam On May 9 To Benefit Local JAM - Brevard, NC

On Tuesday, May 9, from 6-10 p.m. at the Brevard Lumberyard, the third annual JAM Jam will raise most of the year's budget for the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) Program at the Boys & Girls...

 

Neighbors Unite To Restore A Dividing River

"I would like to make that my home one day," Woody Platt would say, as he passed by the white 1930s farmhouse nestled between rolling hills with the East Fork of the French Broad River winding behind...

 

CAN'd Aid Foundation Distributed Water, Instruments And Bicycles – Brevard NC

The CAN’d Aid Foundation has announced its impacts. CAN’d Aid, a nonprofit formed by Dale Katechis, is working hard to make a difference in communities throughout the U.S. In 2016, the organization donated a total of $340,000 dollars, built &...

 

Mountain Song Gets Foot Stomping Review – Brevard NC

Mountain Song Jerry Douglas performs with Steep Canyon Rangers Saturday during the annual Mountain Song Festival at the Brevard Music Center. The crowds enjoyed the sunny weather during the three-day...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    September 8, 2016

Mountain Song Festival Returns – Brevard NC

For Mountain Song Festival volunteer Bob Marcum, standing security at the front gate is all fun and games. Marcum, who has volunteered every single day of every festival, which will celebrate its...

 

Teacher Profiles – Transylvania County

Barbara Grimm Pisgah Forest Elementary – Third Grade I am originally from Jacksonville, Fla., and received my B.A. in elementary education from the University of North Florida. After moving to...

 

Nikki Talley Takes Stage Friday – Brevard NC

After years of hard touring, 150-200 shows annually, Nikki continues traveling on, bringing her gorgeous voice and thoughtful songs all across the nation. Hailing from the mountains of western North...

 

FrazierBand To Play Aug. 15 – Brevard NC

The FrazierBand takes the stage at 185 King St. Friday, Aug. 15, at 8 p.m. Front man John Frazier brings a powerful, eclectic history as an acoustic and bluegrass performer into his leadership of FrazierBand. In 2009, Frazier toured with film and...

 

Mountain Singing – Brevard NC

Mountain Song Productions announced its deepest and most star powered lineup yet for Mountain Song Festival, which will be held Sept. 9 through Sept. 11. Performers include (above) Brevard's own...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 7, 2016

Musical Mural Planned - Brevard NC

Local artists Ashley Lowe and Billy Smith have started work on a mural on the Rice Furniture building on the corner of Probart and Caldwell streets in Brevard. The site was formally that of another...

 

Béla Fleck, Washburn Return To Mountains - Brevard, NC

Some say bluegrass music was born in the mountains of Appalachia. It's fitting that the man some consider to be the greatest banjo player on earth is headed back to the mountains, thanks to local...

 

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