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 By Matt McGregor    News    May 22, 2017 

Residents Support Human Relations Council - Brevard, NC

Brevard City Councilman Maurice Jones presented data to the Brevard City Council at their regular meeting last Monday supporting the need for a Human Relations Council (HRC). As previously reported, both the city and the county jointly sponsored an...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 22, 2017 

Cascade Lake Dam Needs Inspection - Brevard, NC

Recommendations that the owners of the Cascade Lake Dam hire an independent engineering firm to conduct a thorough inspection have been ignored, according to the North Carolina Department of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 22, 2017 

CTE Students Surpass Peers - Brevard, NC

Students in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes in the Transylvania County school system are performing better than their peers in the region and state. “We’ve done very well compared to the other systems in the state,” said...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 22, 2017 

Land Trust Seeks City's Help - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Community Land Trust has asked the city of Brevard to make a timeline for coming up with a plan to make it possible for workforce housing to be built in Transylvania County. Chair of the Community Land Trust Claudia Hawkins...

 
 By Matt McGregor    Features    May 22, 2017 

In War And Peace, Borgia Has Been A Fighter

It had become hard to reconcile Phil Borgia's experiences in the Vietnam War with the boredom and routine that followed. When he returned home to the Astoria section of Queens, N.Y., he sank into the...

 
 Arts    May 22, 2017 

Number 7 Arts Gallery Features Four New Artists - Brevard, NC

The Number 7 Arts Gallery is highlighting four of our new artists: David Adler: parquetry wood, Brenda Cameron: fiber, Suzanne Crolley: charcoal and Jerry Maxey, basketry and wood. They will be on hand Friday night, May 26, at Brevard’s Fourth...

 
 Arts    May 22, 2017 

The Transylvania County Library's Hidden Treasure - Brevard, NC

Most patrons who visit the Transylvania County Library are aware of the various services and programs that are available there. It’s not just about the books — except in the case of The Second Story Book Store, where it is all about books. “We...

 
 Arts    May 22, 2017 

New At The Library: Gardening Helps Bring Beauty Back To Life - Brevard, NC

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Backman, Fredrik. “Beartown.” The little community of Beartown has virtually nothing left in it. There are few jobs and fewer residents than several decades ago. But...

 
 Arts    May 22, 2017 

St. Philip's To Host ART Of The Mountains Show - Brevard, NC

The annual ART of the Mountains show, sale and raffle returns to St. Philip's Episcopal Church on May 26 and 27 as part of Brevard's White Squirrel Festival. The fine art show features 20 local...

 
 By Sam Farrar    Education    May 22, 2017 

Everyday Education: Time To Change Graduation Speakers

There have been rumors recently on whether or not Brevard High School is planning to eliminate valedictorian and salutatorian speeches at its graduation. The school would switch to simply recognizing the top 10 academic students instead. Whether...

 

News of Organizations

Sierra Club The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Ryan Olson, executive director of Muddy Sneakers, on May 25. Muddy Sneakers, which is approaching its 10th anniversary, is based in Brevard. It...

 

Connestee Falls: Scholarship Program Raises More Than $900,000

On May 17, volunteers working on the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program kicked off the Program's 30th year of raising money to help Transylvania County students attend college. At the...

 
 By Philip Latter    Sports    May 22, 2017 

Brevard Track Re-Writes Record Book At 2A Title Meet - Brevard, NC

For the briefest of moments, coming down the final straightaway, it looked like Noah Graham had one last surprise up his sleeve. Desperately pumping his arms, the Brevard senior was right on the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 22, 2017 

Blue Devils Denied Once Again In Championship Match - Brevard, NC

It's become disappointingly all too routine for the Brevard Blue Devils. Grinding out a regular season and playoff run of nearly perfect tennis, only to come up short in the title match. That...

 

Legal Notices for May 22, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF BREVARD Please take notice that the City Council for the City of Brevard enacted the following Resolution on May 15, 2017. This notice is published to solicit comment from the public on the subject of the Resolution, consistent... Full story

 

Picturing The Past: County Had 30 Full Service Gas Stations

When the first motorized vehicles arrived in Transylvania County in the early 1900s drivers purchased gas from businesses, such as general stores or hardware stores that had storage tanks. The first...

 

Find Diversity In Local Wetlands – But Tread Lightly

Swamp, marsh, quagmire – whatever you want to call them, wetlands seem to always get a bad rap. They're blamed for being bug factories, said to be snake-infested, and damned if you can't build a...

 

Philip J. Caccavale

Philip J. Caccavale, 95, of Hender-sonville, pass-ed away peace-fully in his home on May 19, 2017. His wife of 70 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Caccavale, preceded him in death by 10 months. He was born on...

 
 Sports    May 22, 2017 

On Saturday: Brevard Rotary Ready For White Squirrel Race - Brevard, NC

The Rotary Club of Brevard is ready to host the opening event of this year's White Squirrel Festival with the running of the White Squirrel 5K, 10K and 1K fun run on May 27, at 8 a.m. Runners of all...

 

Smartly United Early Childhood Collective Hires Collective Impact Facilitator

The Smartly United Early Childhood Collective (SUECC) hired Rachel Keeney as its collective impact facilitator. In this position, Keeney will encourage conversations and collaboration across the count...

 

Steve Larry Gates

Steve Larry Gates, 66, of Brevard, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Vince and Victoria Chapman Gates. In addition to his parents, his sister, Victoria Elaine Gates, also preceded him...

 

Graham To Discuss Options For Knee Pain

The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body and also one of the most commonly replaced. Almost one in three Americans older than age 45 reports some type of knee pain and it's a...

 
 Church    May 22, 2017 

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

 
 News    May 22, 2017 

Audio Recordings Of Government Meetings

The Transylvania Times is pleased to provide the most up-to-date recordings from recent government meetings. For a complete listing of recordings, visit https://soundcloud.com/transylvaniatimes....

 

School Board Seeks More For Capital Projects - Brevard, NC

A vote on approving bids to put new roofs on Brevard Middle School and the maintenance shop led to a discussion about the need for more capital outlay funding at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday evening. Norris Barger,...

 

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