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Association Addresses County Issues In Washington – Transylvania County, NC

Last month, Transylvania County Commissioner Page Lemel traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Board of Directors meeting and to discuss pressing county issues with North Carolina’s...

 

Legal Notices: January 6, 2020

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA CREDITORS’ NOTICE 19-E-248 Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of William Albert Collyer, Jr., deceased, of the County of Transylvania, State of North Carolina, this is to notify all persons,... Full story

 

Ernest H "Ernie" Moore

Ernest H. “Ernie” Moore passed away suddenly Jan. 3, 2020. He was born Jan. 10, 1938, in the Little River community of Transylvania County, to Lawson Harvey and Esther Fisher Moore. For the past 46 years he had lived and worked in the Sunny View...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 6, 2020

Retailers Report Good Holiday Sales – Brevard, NC

Downtown Brevard businesses reported an increase in holiday sales from last year, plus minimal impact from online sellers, such as Amazon, syphoning from the in-person shopping experience. Martha...

 

Public Invited To Learn About Foster Care – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County Department of Social Services averages 50 to 60 children in its custody and about 20 of those children are placed in foster care outside of the county. The public is invited to learn more about foster care from 6 p.m. until 8...

 

Latest County Unemployment Rate Falls To 3.1 Percent – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in November was 3.1 percent down from 3.4 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 

Jim Davis Seeking GOP Nomination For Congress – Transylvania County, NC

Macon County native Jim Davis is one of 12 Republicans seeking his party’s nomination in March for the U.S. House of Representatives District 11 seat, which includes Transylvania County. Incumbent...

 

Misguided Lottery Funds

When North Carolina approved its “education” lottery, it was sold with the conceit that it would provide the money to handle most of the state’s public schools’ capital needs and that by using the lottery funds to pay for capital needs, more...

 

The Power Of Your Dollar

As we are in the midst of another struggle with the Dollar General conglomerate I want to remind people of our power. We are the ones who create our environment. If we do not want the Dollar General in our neighborhoods, then please stop giving them...

 

Reckless President

The problem with the assassination of Iranian General Soleimani is not that the world has lost a vicious, violent man, but that the world has probably become a more dangerous place for us all. This dreadful situation need not have been provoked, but...

 

Charity Navigator

A frequent writer suggests dark doings by the party he dislikes, to wit: “(those) reportedly investigating alleged improper Clinton Foundation and other related matters.” Politely, I suggest going to Charity Navigator, the gold star website for...

 

Where Is The Kindness?

My niece was sitting in waiting room at the Transylvania hospital Dec. 19 when an elderly gentleman with oxygen was trying to come in the doors. A volunteer rushed over to help him and another got a wheelchair for him. When the tech called his name...

 

America, We Can Do Better

Donald Trump’s ill-conceived decision to assassinate Iran’s top military figure has caused a fire-storm of criticism from both political rivals and the international community, as, once again, our president makes a move designed to provide more...

 

Year's First Baby And Snowstorm Arrive

The following briefs are from Thursday, Jan. 8, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. First baby of 1970, Johnny Allen Franks, was the first blessed event in Transylvania County, arriving at 6:19 Thursday, Jan. 1. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert...

 

BLT To Hold Auditions For 'Sordid Lives' Jan. 11

Brevard Little Theatre will hold auditions for “Sordid Lives” on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the theatre, located at 55 E. Jordan St. in Brevard. The play is a black comedy about white trash wri...

 

Library To Offer Gentle Yoga Classes – Brevard, NC

Gentle Yoga for EveryBody is a new program that will be held in the Rogow Room of the Transylvania County Library, located at 212 S. Gaston St. in Brevard. The classes will be held on Saturday mornings from 10 until 11 a.m. over the course of seven...

 

Local Songwriters To Play At 185 King St.

On Friday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m., 185 King Street will be featuring songwriters from the county and region. Andrew Scotchie, Clint Roberts and Dave Desmelik have all earned credit across the region as accomplished and rising singer/songwriters....

 

Pros And Cons To Pet Door Installation In Your Home

Pets quickly take up residence in their owners' homes and hearts. Many pet parents treat their pets as full-fledged members of the family, with the same privileges and attention they devote to other f...

 

Local Rider Makes Wintertime Biking A Ritual

Golden hour approaches as I motor through the French Broad River floodplain. Farms and railroads become a blur in the rear-view mirror. It's a brisk winter afternoon and I'm late to meet friends at...

 

Headwaters Outfitters To Host WNC Wildlife Day

Headwaters Outfitters and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council will hold their Annual WNC Wildlife Day, Saturday, Jan. 11, at Headwaters Outfitters in Rosman. The WNC Wildlife Day is designed to promote local wildlife and give people the...

 

June Elizabeth Calyore

June Elizabeth Calyore, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord, peacefully, Dec. 30, 2019. She was born April 13, 1926, in Minnesota. It was there that she met her high school sweetheart, Joseph Calyore. When he returned from serving in the Navy in...

 

Margaret Camille McGoogan Higel

Margaret Camille McGoogan Higel, 92, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior Dec. 28, 2019. She was resident of Brevard for over 20 years, and was a member of Etowah Presbyterian Church. She loved the Lord, her family, singing, reading,...

 

Doug Leslie

Doug Leslie, 50, of Tuckasegee, N.C., passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at his home. He was the son of Phil and Anna Leslie. He loved hiking and being in the outdoors. He dearly loved his family and...

 

Daniel Bryan "Dan" Mills

Daniel Bryan “Dan” Mills, of Charleston, S.C., who adored his family, loved golf, playing guitar and weekly poker games, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Roper Hospital in Charleston. He was 79. Born in Dublin, Ga., he was the son of the late Willia...

 

Frances Hicks Scruggs Poor

Frances Hicks Scruggs Poor, 93, of Brevard, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. The only child of the late Frank Winthrope and Helen Virginia Justus Scruggs, she was born in Brevard, July 28, 1926. After...

 

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