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Presentation Shows Lack Of School Counselors, Increases In Suicide Assessments

With the recent tragedies involving students, the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday heard about mental health programs in the system, showing a deficit in the recommended number of counselors and increases in suicide... — Updated 12/8/2021

Animal Activist Wayne Hsiung Found Guilty, Plans To Appeal

Animal rights activist Wayne Hsiung received a suspended sentence and supervised probation after being found guilty by a Transylvania County jury of stealing a baby goat from Sospiro Ranch in Pisgah Forest. The jury found Hsiung... — Updated 12/8/2021

Copelof Officially Sworn In Monday As Brevard's New Mayor

It was an evening of warm welcomes and fond farewells Monday night, as the Brevard City Council gathered to swear in one new member, re-appoint one incumbent and to officially name former Councilwoman Maureen Copelof as the... — Updated 12/8/2021

Candidates Begin Filing For Local Races

Filing began Monday for the March primaries. As of Monday, the following candidates have made it official: -Emmett Casciato in the Republican primary for one of two seats on the Board of Commissioners. -Chris Wiener in the... — Updated 12/8/2021

Times Alley Getting Revamp Work

Brevard’s Downtown Master Plan Committee received an update on the project to revamp the Times Arcade Alley at its regular meeting last Thursday. The Times Arcade Alley, which runs between West Main Street and Jordan Street, is... — Updated 12/8/2021

Update: Wayne Hsiung Found Guilty, Receives Suspended Sentence, Probation

A Transylvania County jury Monday found prominent animal activist Wayne Hsiung, who was arrested in 2018 for allegedly stealing a goat from a Pisgah Forest ranch, guilty of felony larceny after a breaking and entering and felony... — Updated 12/8/2021

PHF To Resurrect Vacant Downtown Building

In the coming months, the Pisgah Health Foundation (PHF) plans to convert a vacant historic downtown Brevard building into a community asset called the “The Trust Center,” according to a press release. In August, PHF decided... — Updated 12/8/2021

Kevin Creasman Will Run For Sheriff

Capt. Kevin Creasman has announced his decision to run for sheriff of Transylvania County as a Republican candidate in the upcoming primary election. Kevin brings almost 30 years of experience with the Sheriff’s Office. He has... — Updated 12/8/2021

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 12/6/2021

UPDATE: Court Resumes Candidate Filing For U.S. House, N.C. Senate and N.C. House

Candidate filing for the U.S. House, N.C. House, and N.C. Senate begins today following a Monday evening reversal of an earlier order suspending filing for those offices. The full North Carolina Court of Appeals Monday evening... — Updated 12/7/2021

Harris Says 'Farewell'

Editor’s note: The following guest column is by Jimmy Harris. Harris, who was first elected as Brevard mayor’s in 1999, will officially no longer hold the post this evening after Maureen Copelof is sworn in at a special... — Updated 12/8/2021

Christmas Spirt Alive And Well

Recently I went to the Sharing House Christmas store for a disabled friend. She is living away from home in a facility and could not shop for her daughter. When I arrived for my appointment, two friendly and joyful volunteers met... — Updated 12/8/2021

Height Of Hypocrisy

Look up the meaning of “hypocrisy.” Actually don’t because I’ll give it to you. Hypocrisy is self-righteously claiming to have high moral standards, while exhibiting behavior that clearly violates those standards. Does... — Updated 12/8/2021

Cole Thompson To Speak At Club Meeting

The Land of Waterfalls Camera Club will share a special holiday program with nationally recognized photo-artist turned motivation speaker, Cole Thompson. Thompson will exclusively... — Updated 12/8/2021

What's New At The Library? Obama, Springsteen Collaborate On Book

FICTION Gabaldon, Diana. “Go Tell the Bees That I am Gone.” On the cusp of the American Revolution, Claire and Jamie are feeling the effects of war rumble through the North Carolina backcountry. They take some comfort that... — Updated 12/8/2021

Transylvania Choral Society Ready To Go Live

It was with unmitigated pleasure that Andrea Brewer, president of the Transylvania Choral Society (TCS), attended the first rehearsal of Handel's "The Messiah" back in September,... — Updated 12/8/2021

State Funding Puts Our Money Where Our Mouth Is

Many thanks to all those who work tirelessly on one of the toughest parts of government to get ironed out, a budget. Grandstanding and wedge issues are distractions, and where the rubber meets the road is where our spending... — Updated 12/8/2021

Transylvanian Among Winners At State Fair Competition

During the recent N.C. State Fair, Abigail E. Gant, of Pisgah Forest, took a top prize for her animal in the cattle shows. In the Open Beef Cattle-Belted Galloway division, Gant’s animal was named Grand Champion Female. The... — Updated 12/8/2021

Rosman Girls Defeat BHS 65-36 Friday Night

The Lady Tigers basketball team notched another strong win against long time rivals the Brevard Blue Devils Friday night 65-36. Brevard's Abreanna Deshauteurs fired the first shot... — Updated 12/8/2021

Brevard Boys Dominate Against Rosman Tigers

The Brevard boys' basketball team dominated against long-time rivals, the Rosman Tigers, winning 74-19 Friday night. Rosman's Jaylen Carver opened up the Devils' offense with a... — Updated 12/8/2021

BHS Wrestling Loses Match Against Pisgah High

The Brevard High School wrestling team suffered a hard defeat Thursday night against the Pisgah High School Bears by a total score of 63-18. Opening the 120-pound weight class was... — Updated 12/8/2021

Scenes From The Brevard Christmas Parade

A large crowd came out to see Saturday's Christmas Parade in downtown... — Updated 12/7/2021

Glancing Back

The following briefs are from the Thursday, Dec. 9, 1971, edition of The Transylvania Times. •Sunny skies Tuesday morning ended the threat of a serious flood along the French Broad River in Transylvania County, but high water... — Updated 12/8/2021

Transylvania SCORE Recognizes Its First Honorary Mentors

In order to more effectively reach out to the entire population of Transyl-vania County, SCORE is partnering with well-known community leaders to help educate more people who may... — Updated 12/8/2021

Ethel K. Mills Achievement Awards Night Held

The Education Committee of the Transylvania County chapter of the NAACP established the Ethel K. Mills Achievement Awards Night to honor the accomplishments of students of color in... — Updated 12/8/2021

From The Museum: The Shiny Brite Company

Editor's note: The following was written by Rebecca Suddeth, the curator of the Transylvania Heritage Museum. Max Eckardt, a German immigrant, established the Shiny Brite Company... — Updated 12/8/2021

Pisgah Forest Rotary To Meet Dec. 15

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest is now conducting its weekly breakfast meetings in-person at Food Matters in Brevard. The meeting speaker on Dec. 15 will be one of the club’s newest members and the recently elected mayor of... — Updated 12/8/2021

Airport Welcomes Live Music For Holidays

Asheville Regional Airport will have local musicians playing live during the holidays. The performance schedule includes: Sundays throughout December — Jenna Jaffe, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays throughout December — Mr.... — Updated 12/8/2021

Mountain Skies Venus Bids A Goodbye To Our Evening

The planets: This past March 26 the beautiful planet Venus passed behind the sun insuperior conjunction and then moved into our evening sky. It wasn't long before it was easy to... — Updated 12/8/2021

Col. Ken Fry: How Telling His Story Unfolded

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, researched and wrote his father’s story. The first... — Updated 12/8/2021

Marjorie Lamun Hardin

Marjorie Lamun Hardin, 91, passed away peacefully Nov. 29, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Tampa, Fla., she was the daughter of Hosea Earl Lamun and Olive Pearl Pentecost. She accepted Jesus as a... — Updated 12/8/2021

Vicki Diane Jacques

Vicki Diane Jacques, of Brevard, left her earthly home Nov. 10, 2021, for a place prepared for her with her Savior Jesus Christ. She was beautiful not because she looked a certain... — Updated 12/8/2021

Laura Kathryn Minerd

Laura Kathryn Minerd, 61, of Brevard, tragically left this world Nov. 26, 2021, physically departing us far too soon. Eager to share her infectious smile, she was a woman of... — Updated 12/8/2021

Otis Gaynard Morgan

Otis Gaynard Morgan, 95, of Blantyre, went home to be with the Lord peacefully in his sleep Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Transylvania... — Updated 12/8/2021

Patricia Sprouse

Patricia Sprouse, 77, of Hendersonville, and formerly of Advance, N.C., passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at the Elizabeth House. A service will be announced at a later date. In... — Updated 12/8/2021

BRCC Hosts Summit To Address Workforce Shortages

Blue Ridge Community College hosted a Talent Summit last week addressing the unprecedented work-force shortages. A variety of comm-unity leaders from the manufacturing industry in Henderson and Transylvania counties attended the... — Updated 12/8/2021

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