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Local Election Officials To Receive Highest Designation For Profession - Brevard NC

Tracie T. Fisher, director for Transylvania County Board of Elections, and Jeff Storey, deputy director, will be designated as certified elections/registration administrators (CERA), the highest professional achievement. The two will be recognized...

 

Gorry Again Crowned National Champ - Brevard NC

Pisgah Forest resident Cypress Gorry has won the Under 23 mountain bike national championships for the second year in a row. The Brevard College graduate is a sponsored rider for the...

 

Club Temporarily Moves To College - Brevard NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County has temporarily moved its operations to Brevard College. Roof renovation is currently underway to address the leaks that caused an issue with mold last fall. “We were in desperate need of a...

 

Asheville Airport Main Entrance To Close Next Week - Brevard NC

Asheville Regional Airport’s main entrance will close Wednesday, Oct. 8. All traffic will then access the airport through the south entrance at the light near Fanning Bridge Road, and this traffic pattern will be in place through early 2015 when a...

 

Commercial Recycling Set For Thursdays - Brevard NC

Last Thursday, commercial recycling in the city of Brevard began. Every Thursday from now on, commercial businesses in the city have the option of having one of the large, blue 96-gallon recycle bins or a smaller bin for use. Whether businesses take...

 

Betty Scruggs, Michael Shelton File For Board Of Education-Brevard NC

As of Wednesday morning, Betty Scruggs and Michael Shelton are the only candidates to have filed, so far, for two seats on the Board of Election in November. Scruggs is a long-time educator in the...

 

Attorney Explains Pickelsimer Estate Plan – Brevard NC

(Editor’s Note: Last week, opening arguments and testimony from the first witness, John Kelso, were heard in the civil case involving the will of the late Charles Pickelsimer Jr., the former co-owner of Citizens Telephone. There were no further...

 

DuPont Forest Unveils Its New Bridge, Visitor Center - Brevard NC

Around 200 people gathered Monday at DuPont State Recreational Forest to witness the culmination of many years of work during the official unveiling of both a new pedestrian bridge near Hooker Falls...

 

Education Meets Government

Brevard College President David Joyce converses with Sen. Kay Hagan at the Porter Center. More information on Hagan’s vist will be in Monday’s paper. (Times photoo by Jeremiah...

 

BLT Seeking Continued Community Support

The Brevard Little Theatre (BLT), a much loved community institution since 1935, is asking for community support as it struggles with financial difficulties. BLT has made its home for the last three y...

 

Black History Month Plays Important Role

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the...

 

Sidney Outlaw Lifts His Head And Sings

Editor's note: Transylvania County native Sidney Outlaw has been making a name for himself the last few years in the opera world. The following article appeared in San Francisco Classical Voice...

 

Display Spotlights Local Black History

Written for The Times By Jane Worth As part of Black History Month, the Transylvania County Improvement Organization (TCIO) is presenting a display at the Transylvania County Library. The display is o...

 

Gene Baker Brings Local History To Light

Gene Baker of Brevard has a deep appreciation for history, and he comes by it naturally. Baker is a descendant of the Gillespie family, which is associated with the Gillespie rifles that were...

 

Students Grow Greens, Bring In Greenbacks

The Rosman High School agriculture department has been growing annual flowers and vegetable plants in the greenhouse for several years, and last fall decided to venture into the fresh greens...

 

Local K-9 Unit Shows Off Its Teeth

Man's best friend can be a criminal's worst enemy as members of Transylvania County's K-9 unit demonstrated on Saturday. Kevin Holden and A.J. Sizemore, two K-9 officers with the Transylvania County S...

 

Student Witnesses Katrina's Legacy

Five years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed vast areas in and around New Orleans, much of the city remains in ruins. Many observers say it will take many more years to clean up and revitalize the...

 

Local Farm Named State's Top Conservationist

Everett Farms Natural Beef, located in Pisgah Forest and owned by George and Carrie Lenze, was recently named the 2011 State Conservation Farm. James Ferguson, past president of the N.C. Association...

 

Jessica Was County's First Baby In 2011

Despite being born premature and having some medical problems after birth, Jessica Dakota Grace Fisher, the first baby born in Transylvania County this year, is doing just fine. At 3:32 p.m. on Jan. 3...

 

Band Members Recall Rose Bowl Parade

When Hannah Austin, Maria Henderson and Tyler Meachum graduated from Brevard High School they never imagined their college careers would mean performing in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Austin, 20,...

 

Students Moved By Capital Trip

Emotional, memorable and eye opening were a few of the words several Rosman High School students used about their trip to Washington, D.C. This past November, a group of 10 honors and AP English...

 

Church Helps Children Play Santa

St. Phillip's Episcopal Church in Brevard assisted Santa Claus last week by letting some local children pick out gifts for special adults in their lives. The church saw its year-long hard work and...

 

Open House Planned For Silvermont Make T

An open house at the Silvermont mansion on New Year's Day, 2011, will celebrate the opening of the second floor house museum and the beginning of Transylvania County's Sesquicentennial Year. The...

 

Club Member Wins National Photo Prize

Bianca Wilkes, 16, a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County since she was 7, has been named a winner in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's ImageMakers National Photography Contest....

 

Doctor Retiring But Won't Stop Healing

By Rodney Foushee Over the past 12 years, thousands of people in Transylvania County have been able to breathe better, hear better and feel better, thanks to Dr. Fred Bahnson. A board certified...

 

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