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 By Park Baker    News    January 11, 2018

State Accepts Land Donation For DuPont

On Tuesday, the state officially accepted a property donation that will see DuPont State Recreational Forest grow by 753 acres this year. The late Charles Pickelsimer gifted the parcel to the state...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 11, 2018

MLK Events Planned

The public is invited to attend the annual events organized to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which occurs on Monday, Jan. 15. The Human Relations Council for Brevard and Transylvania County will kick things off with a community brunch at 10...

 

Alliance Explains Its Economic Development Focus

Editor’s Note: Recently, The Transylvania Times sat down with Josh Hallingse, the Transylvania Economic Alliance’s executive director, and Jeremy Owen, the Alliance board chairman. The Alliance is a public-private economic development entity...

 

Miss Bengal Pageant To Be Held Saturday, Jan. 20 - Rosman, NC

The annual Miss Bengal Pageant at Rosman High School has been rescheduled to 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the high school. Yearbook staff are also selling $1 raffle tickets. The prize: an Apple...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 11, 2018

Chamber Names Board

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2018 Board of Directors. The board was recently finalized with the election of five individuals for the 2018-2020 term: first-time members Devin Gentry (Cradle of Forestry in America...

 

Forest Visitors Warned About Dangers Of Thawing Ice, Snow

Though the ice and snow of the past week has been a beautiful site, visitors to the national forests in North Carolina should be extremely cautious around ice formations that will be thawing as temperatures increase this week. Large slabs of hanging...

 

County, City To Look At Fire Department Contract

The county wants to look at its contract with Brevard Fire Department (BFD) before considering committing to helping fund a new rescue truck for the department. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners instructed staff to look...

 

TVS Artists Showcase 'The Art Of Life' At Exhibit - Brevard, NC

"The Art of Life" art exhibit at the TC Arts Council ends this Friday. The exhibit features work by employees at Transylvania Vocational Services....

 

Increase Flu Research Funds

The flu season is now upon us and this year epidemiologists are classifying the outbreak as “moderately severe” at this point. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the last week of December the number of states...

 

Right-Wing Propaganda

The Jan. 4 issue of The Transylvania Times included a guest editorial from Dan Way of the Carolina-Journal News Service. In his article, Way painted a glowing picture of the recently passed GOP tax bill, insisting that this “reform” bill...

 

Cold Snap Causes Brain Freeze

The global warming Chicken Littles — oh, wait, they changed the name to “climate change” when global warming wasn’t panning out — have been having a hard time lately, what with all this cold weather. But fear not. As you might expect, they...

 

Farmers' Market Looks To 2018

The Transylvania Farmers’ Market is proud to have another amazing year behind us and we’d like to thank everyone who supported us in 2017. Our year-round market included a wide variety of vendors offering wonderful local products, live music and...

 

Roadside Is A Mess

One of this region’s greatest assets is its natural beauty. It’s what draws tens of thousands of visitors to the Brevard area each year and what greatly contributes to both our city and county’s revenue stream. It’s also why many of us...

 

Truth About The White House

Wolff’s new book has created quite a stir in the media because he dared do what other reporters have failed to do, namely to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth — and recorded it. Now come the denials by the president, his...

 

Guest Column: Recalling Virginia Tillotson's Last Concert

Fewer than 20 of us attended, but it was a joyous occasion! On Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, a pianist friend and I drove the nine miles from College Walk, where we live, to Cedar Mountain House on Highway 276, just past the entrance to Sherwood Forest...

 

News Of Organizations

Democratic Party The Executive Committee of the Transylvania County Democratic Party will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at the Election Center conference room. All Democrats are welcome to attend. Republicans On Saturday, Jan. 20, at 8:30...

 

Group To Celebrate MLK Day And Cornelius Hunt - Brevard, NC

A group of community women who serve on Brevard’s NAACP Education Committee is determined to make a difference for the young people of Transylvania County. They believe that change must begin as early as possible. And so did Cornelius Hunt, an Afri...

 

Spring Sports Schedules Released For Brevard, Rosman

With winter sports nearing their midway point, Brevard and Rosman have recently released their 2018 spring sports schedules. As per NCHSAA rules, spring sports teams can begin holding practice on Feb. 14 and are eligible to begin their season Feb....

 

Transylvania County Board Of Elections Releases Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings of the Transylvania County Board of Elections are held on the first Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. in the office of the board, located at 150 S. Gaston St. in Brevard, unless otherwise noted. Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, (cancelled...

 

Sharing House Diary: Affordable Housing? Not So Much

By Jackie Curtis You may have noticed that our "needs" list that appears every Monday in The Transylvania Times often asks for camping supplies. The reason for this is quite simple: a lot of our...

 

Christmas Blessings To Transylvania Children

Sharing House volunteer Ronnie Peterman was kept busy stocking the Sharing House Santa Shop with gifts destined for 810 Sharing House children who otherwise probably wouldn't have received gifts to...

 

TRH's Transitional Care Unit Earns 5-Star Rating - Brevard, NC

The Transitional Care Unit of Transylvania Regional Hospital earned a 5-star overall rating (out of 5 stars) in 2017, for the fourth year in a row by Nursing Home Compare on www.Medicare.gov. Only 12 percent of the nation’s nearly 16,000 skilled nu...

 

College's 8th Annual Friends Of Fine Arts Gala Is March 24-25 - Brevard, NC

Mark your calendar for March 24-25 for Brevard College's Fine Arts Department 8th Annual Celebration of the Arts. This unique event provides an opportunity for the community to witness the transformin...

 

Legal Notices for January 11, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 17-E-397 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of William Dienes of Transylvania County,...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, the congregation welcomes Rev. Bob Edmunds to the pulpit. Edmunds is a retired Presbyterian minister who recently moved to Etowah with his wife, Susan. The Chancel Choir will provide special music for...

 

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