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NEW Update On Cold Mountain Blaze – Brevard NC

As of roughly 4 p.m., Tuesday, 75 percent of the Cold Mountain Fire in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District was contained. Wednesday's rain was expected... — Updated 2/22/2017


Increased Participation

In an effort to increase community participation at county commission meetings, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners last week voted 3-2 to hold one of their monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m.... — Updated 2/21/2017

 By Derek McKissock    News

Bill Calls For Non- Partisan School Elections – Brevard NC

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson filed a bill Thursday that, if approved, would return Transylvania County Board of Education elections to non-partisan. Last year, Henson's predecessor in... — Updated 2/20/2017


Nathan Carl Thomas Jr.

Nathan Carl Thomas Jr., 70, of Etowah, formerly of Canton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. He was a native of Haywood County and the son of the late Nathan Carl Thomas Sr. and Ellen Sawyer... — Updated 2/20/2017


Jonlyn Marie Galloway Wilkins

Jonlyn Galloway Wilkins passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, due to an extended illness. She was at home surrounded by family, friends and love when she peacefully passed. She was born in Brevard, Sept. 30, 1966. She graduated from... — Updated 2/20/2017


Barbara Ann Ravert Voorhes

Barbara Ann Ravert Voorhes, 81, of Mauldin, S.C., wife of Rev. Bill Voorhes, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Born in Freeport, Long Island, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late... — Updated 2/20/2017


Enoch Reese

Enoch Reese, 92, of Brevard, passed away in Travelers Rest, S.C. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. He was born May 19, 1924, in Madison County, N.C. to the late Cecil and Esther Reese. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Ila... — Updated 2/20/2017


Charlie Ansel Newman

Charlie Ansel Newman, 49, Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. He was the son of the late George Harold and Virginia Dodson Newman. His grandfather, Pete Dodson, also... — Updated 2/20/2017


Rosemary Maguire Keller

Rosemary Maguire Keller, 65, of Brevard, loving wife of Keith and wonderful mother to Keith Jr., Daniel and Sean, died peacefully at home under hospice care Saturday, Feb. 11,... — Updated 2/20/2017


Curtis Henry Gardin

Curtis Henry Gardin, 61, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. He was the son of the late James E. Gardin Sr. and Robbie Mae Outlaw Gardin. His brothers, James E. Gardin Jr., Vernon Gardin and Lawrence Gardin and a... — Updated 2/20/2017


Marian S. Hilgendorf

Marian S. Hilgendorf, 102, passed away Jan. 24, 2017, in Cambridge, Minn. She was born Aug. 9, 1914, in Adams County, Wis. to Frank and Pearl (Wiggins) Snyder. She grew up in North... — Updated 2/20/2017


Martha Manley Gaddy

Martha Manley Gaddy, 73, of Hendersonville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Brevard, she was the daughter of the late Robert Marion and Helen Coren Manley. In addition to her... — Updated 2/20/2017


Norma Gilliland Darity

Norma Gilliland Darity departed this life peacefully in the comfort of her home Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. A native of Henderson County, she was born Sept. 6, 1926, to the late... — Updated 2/20/2017


Joseph William Benson

Joseph William Benson went home to be with his Beloved Lord Feb, 15, 2017. A native of Transylvania County, he was the eldest son of the late William Ralph and Julia Johnson Benson and was the husband of Sue Benson, the most... — Updated 2/20/2017


BRCC Closed Feb. 23 – Brevard NC

All day and evening operations will be closed at Blue Ridge Community College’s Henderson County Campus and Transylvania County Campus on Thursday, Feb. 23. Students will observe winter break and all faculty and staff will... — Updated 2/20/2017


Legal Notices for February 20, 2017

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY   Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Carla Craige Buchanan and Elizabeth I. Glenn a/k/a Elizabeth Ilene... — Updated 2/20/2017 Full story

 By Jack Matthews    Opinion

The Blue Line Foundation Helps Community

Sheriff David Mahoney has announced the formation of the Blue Line Foundation of Transylvania County, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to a number of activities of significant benefit to the county. Donations to the foundat... — Updated 2/20/2017


Firings And Tax Returns

What a pleasant, and unexpected, surprise! Honesty and trust have become important to the Trump administration and General Flynn is fired, or retired. Imagine the utter shocking gall to not be forthright with the vice president.... — Updated 2/20/2017


Freedom Of Speech Belongs To All

Bob Youngerman, in his Feb. 16 letter to the Times about freedom of speech, refers to the Saturday Evening Post and its covers by Norman Rockwell. I too am old enough to remember the magazine (loved the “short, short” stories)... — Updated 2/20/2017


Not Happy With President

A recent letter writer to The Transylvania Times happily praised our new president for doing a good job. I am not happy. I cannot support a man who lies, who prefers “alternative facts” to the truth, and who appoints unfit and... — Updated 2/20/2017


Streams Must Be Protected

As a citizen of North Carolina and the earth, I’m appalled with the 115th Congressional vote to roll back protection of our streams and rivers. We need to protect our resources: water, earth, air and trees. We can’t do without... — Updated 2/20/2017


We Are Americans

H.L. Mencken once said, “On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” Trump is no moron. While Trump is brusque... — Updated 2/20/2017


Christmas Child Exceeds Goals

Operation Christmas Child exceeded its 2016 collection goals: 9,121,799 boxes were collected in the United States, exceeding the goal of nine million. The Blue Ridge area (Transylvania, Madison, Henderson and Buncombe counties)... — Updated 2/20/2017


Helping Animals

I am a big animal lover. It’s probably not a surprise to also learn that I have lots of company in Brevard. Like scores of people, I was horrified and sickened by the news that a beautiful, innocent Great Pyrenees dog was starved... — Updated 2/20/2017


Trump Is A Danger

In response to Mr. Brendle, as an independent-minded liberal American my greatest fear is that Trump will indeed succeed – succeed in turning the U.S. into a totalitarian dictatorship. This is exactly the track that his actions... — Updated 2/20/2017


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