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 By Park Baker    Features    November 23, 2017 

For Some, Bikepacking Is The Only Way To Travel -Brevard NC

For Brevard resident Logan Watts, the bicycle is absolutely the best way to travel. And many people agree with him - more than one million a month to be exact. That's the number of visits he gets to...

 

BES To Host Beeswax Candle-Dipping Fundraiser - Brevard, NC

Dipping beeswax candles in a communal, drop-in setting, may be a novel fundraising idea for Brevard and its surroundings areas, but in central Europe it is a well-known and cherished tradition that...

 

Lumberyard Block Party Features Art, Food, Fun - Brevard, NC

It was a lovely fall day last Saturday and many people, young and old, came out to the second annual Lumberyard Arts District Block Party. The event highlighted businesses, artists and restaurants...

 

Ceremonies Celebrate County's Military Veterans

Some 65 Marines and former Marines celebrated the 242nd anniversary of the USMC on Friday at the Brevard American Legion Hall. The event was based on birthday celebrations held worldwide annually...

 

Long-Running Swank 65 Now A Fall Classic - Pisgah Forest, NC

The Sycamore Cycles Swank 65, held this past weekend in Pisgah National Forest, is the longest running mountain bike competition in western North Carolina The race is operated by Blue Ridge...

 

Free Rein Celebrates Halloween

Free Rein Center celebrated Halloween on Oct. 27 with a "Stall or Treat" at the new barn at Rockbrook Camp. More than 200 children and their parents trick-or-treated with the horses and volunteers....

 

Library Celebrates The Magic Of Board Games - Brevard, NC

To celebrate "International Games Week," Transylvania County Library on Friday hosted its own "Games Day," offering the chance to play board games and card games....

 

Lassie Once Came Home To Pisgah National Forest

Lassie the dog, made famous through television and movies, has a connection with Brevard and Pisgah National Forest. Lassie originally appeared in a 1938 short story by Eric Knight. Later, along with...

 

Halloween Lessons

Transylvania County Schools got into the Halloween spirit Tuesday....

 

Halloween Fun For Those Young At Heart

In Transylvania County, it's not just children who enjoy Halloween. Adults get a kick out of it, too!...

 

Halloween Fun Enjoyed Throughout County

More great Halloween Costumes!...

 

Great Entrees Again In Pumpkin Competition - Brevard, NC

The Transylvania Times' pumpkin carving contest again had some great entries....

 

Editor Bites Into Role - Brevard, NC

Halloween and Transylvania go together like ghosts and goblins, and no character is more closely associated with Transylvania than Dracula. For the past several years, John Lanier, editor of The...

 
 By Rob Owen    Features    October 26, 2017

Transylvania County Ghost Stories: Strange Creature Disappears, Ghosts Sighted In County

•In 1945, a mountain man from Rich Mountain spotted two of his prize pigs being carried away by a creature standing at least 10 to 12 feet tall. In 1976, a car was found in Brittan’s pasture with the door ripped off its hinges. Hunters have...

 

Halloween Safety Tips

Walk Safely! •Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. •Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. •Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the...

 

Vlad The Impaler, The Real Dracula

When you think of the name Dracula, you probably think of the dashing Dracula you’ve seen at the movies, or at home on television. But have you ever wondered where the “movie” Dracula comes from? Dracula dates back many more centuries than the...

 

Other Halloween Events Happening In Transylvania

The following are some of the other Halloween-related events in Transylvania County: •Literary Pumpkin Decorating at the county library. All ages! Decorate your literary pumpkin at home and bring it to the library to be on display! Pumpkins can be...

 
 By Rob Owen    Features    October 26, 2017

Transylvania County Ghost Stories: Williamson Creek Ghost Was A Yankee Soldier

I lived in Transylvania County on and off all of my life, and I’ve heard and seen some strange and interesting things about my birthplace. The strangest by far has to be the legend of the headless man on Williamson Creek. I have not seen it but...

 

Silvermont Pumpkin Patch - Brevard, NC

The Silvermont Patch & Revenge of the White Squirrels will make its last appearances of the year this Friday (Oct. 27) and Saturday (Oct. 28). From roughly 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., the public can walk the paths of the historic Silvermont grounds on East...

 

Literary Pumpkin Decorating - Brevard, NC

All Ages! Decorate your literary pumpkin at home and bring it to the Library to be on display. Pumpkins can be dropped off by Oct. 31. Anyone who brings in a literary pumpkin will be entered into a...

 

Flight Of The Vampire - Brevard, NC

The Rotary Club of Brevard will host the opening event of this year's Halloweenfest festival with the running of the Flight of the Vampire 5K, 10K and 1K fun run at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Runners of all...

 

Heart of Brevard Costume And Decorating Contests - Brevard, NC

Downtown Brevard merchants have a chance to get involved in the Halloween fun by taking part in the Heart of Brevard’s Decorating and Costume contests. The merchants have until the end of the day Saturday, Oct. 28, to send electronic photos of...

 

Halloweenfest Ready To Scare Up Fun This Saturday - Brevard, NC

With a name like Transylvania County, it's no wonder that Halloween is a big deal here. In downtown Brevard, the annual Halloweenfest is a fun-filled day, celebrating dressing up, candy and...

 

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