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United Way Seeking More Pledges

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) has passed the 60 percent mark for 2018 pledges. "To date, we have received pledges for $331,579, which leaves us needing $178,421 to meet our goal of...

 

Philharmonic To Present Afternoon Of Splendor - Brevard, NC

For the first concert of the new year the Brevard Philharmonic offers a program filled with stately grandeur. At 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Porter Center of Brevard College, the audience will be t...

 

Filing For May 8 Primary Begins This Monday

Filing for the May 8 primaries, which include races for county commissioner, school board and sheriff, begins at noon, Monday. The filing period ends at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 28. Filing for the following contests takes place at the Transylvania...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    February 8, 2018

DACA Program's Fate Still Unclear

The fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is still unclear, with the recent announcement that the White House may not extend a March 5 deadline for Congress to protect the roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought...

 

NC Child: Infant Mortality Rates Need New Approach

North Carolina’s persistently high fetal and infant mortality rates require new strategies to make further progress ensuring successful pregnancies and healthy births, according to a new report from NC Child, an advocacy group for the state’s...

 

Greg Newman Announces Re-election Bid

District Attorney Greg Newman will file for another term for Judicial District 29B, which includes Transylvania, Henderson and Polk counties. A native of Henderson County, Newman was appointed by...

 

Scruggs McGaha Won't File For Another School Board Term

Betty Scruggs McGaha said that after “careful deliberation” she has decided not to seek another term on the Transylvania County Board of Education. “It has been an honor to serve the needs of students, staff and community these past four...

 

Adlai Marquez Ready To Rock In Salt Lake City

Fifteen-year-old Adlai Marquez, a local rock climber, has made it to the national stage. Marquez, his mom and grandmother leave today for Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 2018 USA Climbing Bouldering...

 

Middle School Students Learn The Character Playbook

Middle School students at Brevard Middle School and Brevard Academy are participating in Character Playbook curriculum this year. Character PlaybookTM is the NFL and United Way's signature digital...

 

Mallett To Discuss Impact Of Alcohol And Drug Addiction

Kathleen Mallet, a clinical counselor specializing in addiction, will speak on "The Impact of Alcohol and Drug Addiction on Our Community" at the next AAUW meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at noon at the...

 

Helping Rural Areas

It’s no secret that North Carolina has an urban-rural divide that seems to grow larger by the day. Most of the population and economic growth in the state is occurring in the Piedmont, particularly in the Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro and...

 

Trump Is His Worst Enemy

In the Feb. 1 edition of The Transylvania Times, three individuals praised Donald Trump. One asks that we give him a chance and naively observes that we are “supposed to stand behind those in authority.” Did this individual stand behind President...

 

Habitat Begins 65th Home

A cold drizzle met the Jennings Builders Supply and Hardware crew that volunteered to help build the latest home for Transylvania Habitat for Humanity in the Rosman Trails Subdivision. This will be...

 

Chamber To Host Second Visit Local Event

Spending time with locals and folks was so much fun last year at the first-ever Visit Local event, the Brevard/ Transylvania Visitor Center has decided to do it again. Transylvania County residents, as well as anyone from anywhere, are invited to get...

 

DAR Brings Production Of 'First Ladies' To Elementary Students

The Waightstill Avery Chapter of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) in Brevard is bringing to life the imagery and influence of key early American First Ladies in historical performances for local elementary students. Five early president’s...

 

News Of Organizations

Alzheimer’s Support Group Nationally known author-psychologist Dr. Lani Leary will speak at the Feb. 22, meeting of the Transylvania County Alzheimer’s Support Group. Her topic and title of her latest book is “No One Has To Die Alone:...

 

Ethan Shook Commits To Join Mars Hill Football - Brevard, NC

Over the past two years, Ethan Shook cemented himself as one of the top defensive players in the mountains. On Wednesday, Shook cemented himself as part of Mars Hill's newest recruiting class,...

 

Rosman's Holliday Signs With Wingate Bulldogs - Rosman, NC

After a senior season where he emerged as one of the top defenders in western North Carolina, Jonathan Holliday took things to next level Wednesday morning as he signed his letter of commitment to joi...

 

Indoor Track Finals, Wrestling Regionals Set For This Weekend

As the winter sports season winds down, some local athletes will get one step closer to the state finals, as others see their season close out with a chance to bring home a championship. The state indoor track championships and individual wrestling...

 

Myranda Nash Named New Tornados Athletic Director - Brevard, NC

Brevard College will turn to a familiar face to lead its Athletics Department, as former staffer Myranda Nash has been named as the Tornados' next director of athletics effective July 1. "I'd like to...

 

Tornados Fall In Season Opener To Toccoa Falls 12-5

Christian Ezzell and Beau Shealy each recorded their first collegiate RBIs in Brevard's 12-5 setback at the hands of Toccoa Falls on Tuesday afternoon at Gil Coan Field. Sophomore pitcher Kross...

 

Prep Roundup

Brevard Falls At Home To Pisgah The Brevard Blue Devils dropped a pair of games to the Pisgah Bears in their home regular season finale Tuesday night, with the girls’ team losing 62-23 and the boys’ team lost 58-54. Tristen Berry scored a...

 

United Way Offers Three Targeted Funds

At its annual Request for Proposal (RFP) meeting on Friday, Jan. 19, United Way of Transylvania County informed more than 20 representatives of 15 nonprofit agencies serving the county of the...

 

Free Mental Health Seminar To Be Held At Silvermont Opportunity Center Feb. 15

Silvermont Opportunity Center is partnering with Vaya Health in Asheville to provide free seminars to Transylvania County residents. The seminars will be led by a member of Vaya’s geriatric and adult specialty team, which travels throughout...

 

El Centro Comunitario Hispano-Americano: Students Work With Clay, Explore Outdoors

Visit To Brevard Clay On Feb. 1, nine girls from Homework Club accompanied by five volunteers visited the Brevard Clay Pottery Studio. The owner and studio manager, Stuart Howe, gave the girls an orientation on how to paint ceramics. Then the girls c...

 

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