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53rd County Virus Death Reported

On Wednesday, Transylvania Public Health reported 30 additional cases of COVID-19 in the past week and one additional death, for a total of 4,048 cases and 53 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As of... — Updated 12/1/2021

Brevard, County Benefit From State Budget

With the recent passage of the state budget, and subsequent approval by Gov. Roy Cooper, the city of Brevard received more than $800,000 in funding to go toward stormwater and other capital improvement projects, while the county... — Updated 12/1/2021

Benny Frady To Run For County Sheriff

Sgt. Benny Frady announces his decision to run as an Unaffiliated candidate for the Office of Sheriff of Transylvania County in the 2022 General Election. In order to facilitate inclusion as a candidate on the General Election... — Updated 12/1/2021

'Stolen' Goat Case Going To Trial

The jury trial in the case against California animal rights activist Wayne Hsiung is set to begin this week in Transylvania County Superior Court after Hsiung pleaded not guilty to... — Updated 12/2/2021

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 12/1/2021

Get Vaccinated

On Monday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention said all adults should get boosted six months after the second dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s or Moderna’s vaccine or two months after the single dose Johnson &... — Updated 12/1/2021

Sarah Tell Morum

Editor’s note: The following guest column was written by Michael Collins, the Bread of Life executive director. I once knew a girl named Sarah Tell Morum. It’s a sad but a memorable tale. Though she was 3-and-a-half and the... — Updated 12/1/2021

Being American

I note that Ken Burns will soon have another documentary, “Being American,” which will be dealing with the history of our country, warts and all. I implore all those folks who are so worried about CRT (Critical Race Theory)... — Updated 12/1/2021

Infrastructure Bill

We have been fooled again by our government. Remember the 2011 Obama/Biden “American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.” That was the Bill that was going to rebuild our infrastructure. We really don’t know where our taxpayer... — Updated 12/1/2021

What Does It Say?

Kyle Rittenhouse obtained an assault rifle and used it to kill two people (one of whom was armed with a skateboard) and injure a third. For these actions he has become a celebrity in the Republican Party. Madison Cawthorn was so... — Updated 12/1/2021

We Need More Fast Food Places

During this holiday season, I’ve been thinking. While driving slowly into Brevard through “Fast Food Alley” (love all those traffic lights every 10 yards), I’ve decided we don’t have enough choices. I mean, c’mon,... — Updated 12/1/2021

Book Club Reveals Latest Novel For Dec. 8 Discussion

Food Matters Market in Brevard will host the December “Lit Matters Book Club” selection for community discussion on Dec. 8. At 5:30 p.m., the public is invited to share their thoughts on “When Ghosts Come Home,” the... — Updated 12/2/2021

Festival Of Nine Lessons, Carols Planned

The Brevard College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. David Gresham, invite the public to the 24th annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at 7:30... — Updated 12/1/2021

Potter's Row Celebrating For 24 Days

Potter’s Row is celebrating the season with its 24 Days of Holiday Cheer event, which began Dec. 1 and ends Dec. 24. Duckpond Pottery, Lézard Brevard and Mud Dabber’s Pottery will offer holiday treats each day before... — Updated 12/1/2021

An 'Italian Night Concert' Set For Dec. 19

Mountain Song Productions, in collaboration with Brevard Music Center, presents an Italian Night Concert featuring Mike Guggino and Barrett Smith of Steep Canyon Rangers with... — Updated 12/1/2021

Blue Ridge Ringers To Perform At Library

On Monday, Dec. 6, the Blue Ridge Ringers return to the Transylvania County Library for a holiday concert performance. The free performance begins at noon in the Rogow Room and is made possible by the Friends of the Library. The... — Updated 12/1/2021

Brevard Clay Changing Hands And Its Location

Beginning in January 2022, Brevard Clay, LLC, will be under new ownership. Laura Hoeke has purchased the business from Carrie Blair and will be moving to a new location at 84 E... — Updated 12/1/2021

Lady Tigers Have Another Strong Showing In Win

In another strong showing, the Rosman Lady Tigers basketball team defeated the Highlands team 48-22 Tuesday night. A bit of a tight contest defined the opening of the first... — Updated 12/1/2021

Rosman Tigers Lose Tight Contest To Highlands

In a tight, competitive match that came down to the wire, the Rosman boys' basketball team ultimately fell to the Highlands Highlanders by a score of 44-38. The Tigers were lagging... — Updated 12/1/2021

Smith Takes Silver, Bronze In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Contest

Thomas Smith, a Brevard resident, won a silver and bronze medal at the recent IBJJF World Master Tournament for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. After a five-minute final match that ended in a stalemate score of zero to zero, the referee’s... — Updated 12/1/2021

Salley Stepp's Leadership Of SAFE Marks 20 Years

On Dec. 3 Salley Stepp will celebrate her 20th anniversary as executive director of SAFE, Inc., of Transylvania County. During that time, she has lead SAFE in making major changes... — Updated 12/1/2021

Little River News

Celebrate The Holiday Celebrate the holiday season by joining us in Little River on Saturday, Dec. 11, as we bring back the Little River Community Christmas Parade. Many, many holiday seasons past, Little River Community had a... — Updated 12/1/2021

Balsam Grove News

Community Club Meeting The Community Club will have its meeting Monday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Balsam Grove Community Center. David Whitmire, co-owner of Headwaters Outfitters and chairman of the Fish and Conservation Council,... — Updated 12/1/2021

Cedar Mountain News

McGaha Chapel Sing-Along The McGaha Chapel Christmas Sing-along will be held at the Cedar Mountain Community Center at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5. We will sing carols, both sacred and secular, for 45 minutes. Everyone is invited... — Updated 12/1/2021

Cathey's Creek News

In The Bible Mission In the Bible Mission meets every Sunday morning at the Cathey’s Creek Community Center. Sing-ing praises to the Lord and a preaching service with the Rev. Pete Lee starts at 11 a.m. Visitors are always... — Updated 12/1/2021

Transylvania SCORE Will Host Dec. 8 Workshop On Homeowner Associations

Transylvania County SCORE will host an in-person workshop on homeowner associations (HOA) from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the library’s Rogow Room The workshop is open to homeowners, property managers, realtors... — Updated 12/1/2021

Ken Fry – Promotions To Retirement And Beyond

Editor's note: The following is another part of the series telling the story of Lt. Kenneth Fry, a World War II B-24 pilot. His son, Transylvania County resident Douglas Fry,... — Updated 12/1/2021

Grandparent-Led Family Listening Sessions Set

More grandparents are raising their grandkids in Transylvania County and nationwide. Transylvania County already had many grandparent-led families before the COVID-19 pandemic, but their numbers have increased substantially since... — Updated 12/1/2021

Gingerbread House Competition Winners Announced

The 29th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition returned in person at The Omni Grove Park Inn after a virtual 2020, making this the first time in two years gingerbread... — Updated 12/1/2021

Ways To Find Rest This Holiday Season

I spent an hour with my December calendar recently cancelling pending events and making choices that supported a more open and restorative winter schedule. Did 2021 wear you out? Does the thought of hanging lights and attending... — Updated 12/2/2021

Gatha L. Dickson

Gatha L. Dickson, 81, formerly of Brevard, departed her physical life Nov. 11, 2021. Born June 30, 1940, she was one of the daughters of the late James W Dickson Jr., and Frances Morgan Dickson. Her dear sister, Imogene (Gena)... — Updated 12/1/2021

Mildred Louise Ball Dobbins

Mildred Louise Ball Dobbins, 82, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. A Transylvania County native, she was the daughter of the late Bernard Ball and the late Hester McGaha. In addition to her parents, she was also... — Updated 12/1/2021

Elizabeth Donnella Madden "Donnie"

Elizabeth Donnella Madden “Donnie,” of Cashiers, left this world and entered the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. She was truly a woman of faith and wanted everyone she met to know Jesus, her best... — Updated 12/1/2021

Helen "Tibby" McCormick Meece

Helen "Tibby" McCormick Meece, 99 ½, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. She was born in Buena Vista, Va. May 25, 1922, to the late Charles and Cora McCormick.... — Updated 12/1/2021

Deborah Johnson Miller

Deborah Johnson Miller, 64, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 26, 2021. Born in Mt. Holly, N.J., Feb. 4, 1957, she was the daughter of Randolph and Margaret (Peggy) Johnson. The... — Updated 12/1/2021

Barbara Ann Davis Swangim

Barbara Ann Davis Swangim, 75, of Brevard passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, surrounded by her family. A North Carolina native and resident of Brevard, she was born to the late Thomas Carlton and Margaret Kathleen... — Updated 12/1/2021

Jessie Rosemary Wilson

Jessie Rosemary Wilson, 88, of Boiling Springs, S.C., died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 at her daughter's home. Born April 15, 1933 in Blue Spring Run, Va., she was the daughter of the... — Updated 12/1/2021

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