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Hospital Responds To Board Members' Resignation

Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) CEO Michelle Pilon said the role of the TRH Board of Trustees has changed from one that was “more operational in nature” to one that is more about “accountability” since... — Updated 9/27/2021

Council Candidates Face Off In Forum

Editor’s Note: Candidates for Brevard City Council and Brevard mayor took part in a forum last week. The mayor’s forum will appear in Thursday’s paper. City Council candidates faced off once again last Thursday evening... — Updated 9/27/2021

School Enrollment Numbers Increase

After a slight downturn in 2020-2021, officials say enrollment in Transylvania County Schools (TCS) picked up this year. According to Brian Weaver, TCS assistant superintendent, total enrollment for this school year, including... — Updated 9/27/2021

BMC Announces Inaugural Season At New Parker Concert Hall

Brevard Music Center announced Friday the inaugural season of performances at the brand new Parker Concert Hall on its Brevard campus. The state-of-the-art venue overlooking Lake... — Updated 9/27/2021

FIND Outdoors Announces New Chief Development Officer

FIND Outdoors welcomes Lee Henderson-Hill as its chief development officer. Tad Fogel, FIND's Board of Directors chairman, said he was thrilled with the new hire. "I've known and... — Updated 9/27/2021

In The Forest

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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... — Updated 9/27/2021

Off To College

Editor’s Note: The following guest column was written by D.G. Martin, who hosts “North Carolina Bookwatch,” Sunday at 3:30 p.m., and Tuesday at 5 p.m., on PBS North Carolina. In some North Carolina houses, this is a time of... — Updated 9/27/2021

The Right Candidate

As a resident of Brevard while growing up here and at the age of 72, I have observed elected officials come and go. They often get elected for reasons other than being qualified for the job, political affiliations, social and... — Updated 9/27/2021

Psychology And Western Religion

The Swill psychologist Carl Jung (1875-1961) founded what is known as Depth Psychology. Jung believed that religion is as natural to humans as breathing and has its source in the deepest layers of the psyche. This source consists... — Updated 9/27/2021

Freedom And Patriotism

A New York Times reporter recently interviewed a Missouri man who, like many Missourians, refused vaccination. Asked why, he responded in a word: “freedom.” Liberal democracies are founded on the premise that nations flourish... — Updated 9/27/2021

A Closer Look

G.T. Kilpatrick’s recent letter (“Critical Race Theory,” Sept. 20) betrays ideological bias at its best, and virtue signaling at its worst. The false premise of the letter asserts that the evils of slavery in the past... — Updated 9/27/2021

Cameras In The Classroom

At the Sept. 20 School Board meeting I presented a proposal to expand the Transylvania school system excellence by using state of the art technical systems. Based on last year’s experience with online teaching, I propose that... — Updated 9/27/2021

Fall Arts Classes To Be Held At TC Arts

Transylvania Community Arts Council (TC Arts) is expanding its Arts Academy to offer fall classes for youth and adults. Following the successful summer session of the Arts Academy,... — Updated 9/27/2021

Brevard College Theatre To Perform 'Talley's Folly'

Brevard College Theatre will present “Talley’s Folly” at 7 p.m., Oct. 7, 8, and 9, and at 2:30 p.m., Oct. 10. The cast includes Taylor Sparrow, a sophomore theatre major from Greenville, N.C., and Emma Harris, a senior... — Updated 9/27/2021

What's New At The Library? Latest Guinness World Records Edition

The following books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: FICTION Adlakha, Sarah. “She Wouldn’t Change a Thing.” Maria is a wife, a mother, and a successful psychiatrist in Mississippi. She could not be... — Updated 9/27/2021

Book Chronicles County's Response To Flu Epidemic

The book, “Health and Hospitality: Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Hunt of Western North Carolina,” tells the story of a Brevard family and the quarantine measures in Transylvania County during the 1919 flu epidemic. Dr. Hunt was the... — Updated 9/27/2021

Bardo Arts Center Opens Season On Oct. 1 With 'Seeing Sound'

The Bardo Arts Center (BAC) Performance Hall opens the fall 2021 season with a brand-new production, "Seeing Sound: A Musical Journey of Water and Light," presented on Oct. 14 and... — Updated 9/27/2021

Pilot Cove To Host Live Entertainment

EchoMix Entertainment and the Pilot Cove Amphitheater in Pisgah Forest announced the lineup for the fall installation of 2nd SATURDAYS LIVE! on Oct. 9. Curtis Eller’s American Circus kicks the night off with engaging bouts of... — Updated 9/27/2021

Free Guided Tours Planned At The Cradle

FIND Outdoors, a local 49-year-old nonprofit in Pisgah Forest, is offering free, one-hour guided tours on the historic Biltmore Campus Trail at the Cradle of Forestry each week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 3... — Updated 9/27/2021

Brevard Volleyball Beats West Henderson

Tonight at home, the Brevard High School women's volleyball team beat West Henderson High School 3-1. The sets were as follows: Brevard, 26-24; Brevard, 25-21; West, 25-22; and Brevard... — Updated 9/27/2021

Lady Tigers Win Again, Now 9-1 In Overall Play

In a clean sweep in their Thursday night home matchup, the Rosman Lady Tigers defeated the Avery County Vikings 3-0. While Avery had a decent amount of offense, the Tigers... — Updated 9/27/2021

Brevard College Sports Team Roundup For The Week

It was a busy week for Brevard College sports, including the football team losing Saturday at home 21-14 to Huntingdon. The football team is now 1-3 overall and 1-1 in conference play. They travel this Saturday to Greensboro. The... — Updated 9/27/2021

BHS Wrestler Places 1st At Tournament

Brevard High School wrestler Jarek Stewart-Karolewics had a busy offseason, placing first at the Georgia Super 32 Early Entry Tournament. Stewart-Karolewics, the starting 285-pound... — Updated 9/27/2021

Brevard Blue Devils Fall 41-30 To R-S Central

In a competitive matchup in front of a passionate crowd, the Brevard Blue Devils fell to the R-S Central Hilltoppers Friday 41-30. The Hilltoppers came out of the gates swinging on... — Updated 9/27/2021

Cougars Race Past Tigers In Western Highlands Contest

It was trial by fire for the Rosman Tigers on Friday night as they squared off against the Mountain Heritage Cougars in their conference game as part of the new 1A/2A Western... — Updated 9/27/2021

WWII Veteran Remembers Battle Of The Bulge

Editor's note: Alex Eberhardt interviewed Crawford Shearer, a U.S. Army veteran, for this story. "I was born in Scotland, so I wasn't a U.S. citizen. My family moved to the U.S.... — Updated 9/27/2021

Glancing Back

The following briefs are from the Thursday, Sept. 30, 1971, edition of The Transylvania Times. •The Cedar Mountain community won the Roadside Improvement Contest for 1971 in Western North Carolina. The first place price was a... — Updated 9/27/2021

North Transylvania Fire Rescue To Celebrate 30 Years

On Oct. 1, North Transylvania Fire Rescue will celebrate 30 years of service to the community. In those 30 years, North Transylvania has come a long way in the level of service... — Updated 9/27/2021

From The Heritage Museum: The Mountain Lilly

Editor's note: The following comes from Rebecca Suddeth, the Transylvania Heritage Museum curator. Around 1876, Congress passed a bill granting $25,000 to improve the French Broad... — Updated 9/27/2021

Ageless Grace Classes Return To Silvermont

The Silvermont Opportunity Center will be hosting new Ageless Grace Classes on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Ageless Grace, Body and Brain Fitness classes will start at 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and at 2 p.m.. to 2:45 p.m. The instructor, Denise... — Updated 9/27/2021

Halloweenfest To Return Downtown Oct. 30

On Friday, Heart of Brevard announced the return of Halloweenfest, a favorite fall tradition in downtown, with a fresh addition: Spooky Stroll Downtown Open House. The event will take place in downtown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on... — Updated 9/27/2021

Food Matters Market Earns Blue Zones Designation

Blue Zones Project-Brevard announced Friday that Food Matters Market has achieved designation as "Blue Zones Project Approved." Food Matters Market completed the approval process, which includes adding signage to highlight... — Updated 9/27/2021

Flora Drucilla Burgess

Flora Drucilla Burgess, 97, of Brevard, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, with her son by her side. She was born in Nickelsville, Va., and spent most of her adult life... — Updated 9/27/2021

Mary Jane (McCall) Pierson

Mary Jane (McCall) Pierson, 92, of the Little River Community, went home to her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. She was born June 11, 1929, to the late Roscoe and Sophia McCall. She was a graduate of Brevard High School.... — Updated 9/27/2021

Jerry Lee Sales (Quadro)

Jerry Lee Sales (Quadro), 64, of Mountain Home, N.C., passed away Sept. 15, 2021. He was born in Brevard and graduated from Brevard High School.​ He was the son of the late... — Updated 9/27/2021

Clyde Marion "Bud" Wilson Jr.

Clyde Marion “Bud” Wilson Jr., 76, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at the Transylvania Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 28, 1944, he was the son of the late Clyde Marion Wilson and Ida Whitmire Wilson. His... — Updated 9/27/2021

Brevard College Alumna Takes Helm Of Alumni Affairs

Brevard College recently announced that Megan Shina, a 2019 graduate, has been promoted to director of alumni affairs. "Megan is such a natural for this role," said Dr. Kathryn... — Updated 9/27/2021

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