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Health Tab Delay!

Dear readers of The Transylvania Times. On the front page of today’s edition (Monday, Jan. 27) there is a story promoting our 2020 Health & Wellness guide. Unfortunately, our printer did not deliver the guide to us today. We hope to have the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 27, 2020

School Board Approves Building Contracts – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved the contracts with Clark Nexsen and Vannoy Construction at its meeting Tuesday evening. Clark Nexsen is the architectural firm and Vannoy Construction is the CMAR (construction manager...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 27, 2020

Chamber Recognizes Top Businesses – Brevard, NC

It was an evening of celebration Saturday night as the Brevard/Transylvania County Chamber of Commerce held its annual gala event at Brevard College's Porter Center. The hallmark event of the year for...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 27, 2020

Housing Plans On The Table – Brevard, NC

A proposed mixed-used development that includes senior living and workforce housing apartments along Deerlake Road in Brevard has raised some concerns among residents of the adjacent Deerlake Village. Tore Borhaug, owner of Tore’s Home, Inc.,...

 

Transylvania County Commissioners Hear Audit Report – Transylvania County, NC

Kelly Gooderham, with Martin Starnes & Associates, a chartered accounting firm, recently presented to the Transylvania Board of Commissioners the county’s annual financial report for the fiscal year, which ended June 30 of last year. The report...

 

City Of Brevard Audit Presented During Council Meeting – Brevard, NC

During last week’s regular Brevard City Council meeting, the city received a “clean audit” report for the close of the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2019. Dan Mullinix, assurance manager for Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A., in response to...

 

Patience On Construction

At last Tuesday evening’s Board of Education meeting, board member Marty Griffin relayed concerns from residents as to why no construction has begun at Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle schools since the $68 million bond referendum was passed 14...

 

Something Is Rotten

I just finished reading a letter to your paper of Jan. 20 titled “It’s About Nothing.” The author of this letter cites a Seinfield episode and attempts to persuade readers that the impeachment inquiry is all about nothing. It is his contention...

 

Ecusta Trail Is A No Brainer

It was heartening to read that there was some positive movement towards a hike/bike Ecusta rail to trail. I had heard that the Brevard area was a great destination for biking and hiking, so, after moving here several years ago, I was disappointed to... Full story

 

Mission Increases Bills Without Notification

I am the HR manager of Connestee Falls Property Owners Association located in Brevard and currently offer health insurance benefits through Blue Cross Blue Shield NC. We have several employees who use the primary care physicians from Medical...

 

Collaborative Management Helps Our National Forests

If good things do indeed come to those who wait, the soon to be released draft management plan for the Pisgah and Nantahala forests is going to be special. The plan will provide the framework for how the 1.1 million acres of the forest in the Souther...

 

Christian Socialism?

When I was in seminary, the big question that was being asked was “Is it possible to be a Christian capitalist?” During a class discussion a fellow seminarian from a foreign country described how American imperialism had overtaken his country...

 

Where Are Presidents' Tax Returns?

Today I will spend the rest of the day watching the president’s lawyers, who deny the president has done anything wrong in carrying out his duties as the president of the United States. There are many reasons to question the sincerity of what the...

 

BMC Resumes Free 'First Mondays' Concerts

Brevard Music Center (BMC), in association with Brevard College in Brevard, has announced the next offering in its popular and free community concert series. On Monday, Feb. 3, at 12:30 p.m., the...

 

Potter To Be Tried For Slaying Gaddy

The following briefs are from Thursday, Jan. 29, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. Transylvania County farmers received a total of $37,205 gross assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Program in 1969. _______________ Dr. Milton V....

 

Neuroscientist Tells How To Live Into The 90s

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Dorsey, Tim. “Naked Came the Florida Man.” Serge A. Storms is on his last road trip in his ‘69 Plymouth with Colman riding shotgun, this time to check out some...

 

How To Keep Pets Safe In Winter Weather

The arrival of cooler temperatures sparks various changes. Chilly air and precipitation can be dangerous, especially to pets that are unaccustomed to extreme changes in temperature. Pet owners may be...

 

New Of Organizations

Brevard Hearing Loss The Brevard chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of American will hold a meeting at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd located at 22 Fisher Road. The program will be presented by Tzena Keyes, a...

 

New Jobs Program Begins At Davidson River – Transylvania County, NC

Gov. Roy Cooper is joining Communities In Schools of North Carolina at the Henderson County Innovative High School Monday to kick off Jumpstart Jobs Week – a community-wide event to connect local employers with high school students in the Jobs for...

 

Score With A Game Day Snack They'll Love

Thousands of fans will be heading to stadiums across the country to take in some postseason football this January. Millions more will be getting their own view of the action at home in front of the bi...

 

Pisgah Forest Rotary Begins Community Grants For 2020 – Transylvania County, NC

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest has begun its Community Grants program for 2020. The grants are made annually to nonprofit organizations that provide services within Transylvania County in the areas of children, education or health. Grants are not...

 

Fast Start Propels Brevard Past Blue Ridge In 69-57 Win

A well-rounded offensive effort helped the Brevard Lady Blue Devils fight off a comeback effort from the visiting Blue Ridge Bobcats last Thursday, as the home side came away with a 69-57 win. Four...

 

Patricia Ann Hunter Fisher

Patricia Ann Hunter Fisher, 68, a loving and devoted wife, mama, and mammaw, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday morning Jan. 21, 2020, after a short but courageous battle with cancer....

 

John (Jack) C. Gould

John (Jack) C. Gould passed away Jan. 14, 2020. He was born in Troy, N.Y., April 1, 1930, the son of the late Daniel and Helen Gould. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his...

 

Mildred T. Galloway

Mildred T. Galloway, 89, of Rosman, passed away Jan. 21, 2020, at Transylvania Regional Hospital, with family members at her side. She was predeceased by her mother, and three siblings. She was also preceded in death by her husband, R.G....

 

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