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Council Reverses Vote On Changes To Steep Slopes

On Monday, Brevard City Council voted 3-2 against a proposal that would have allowed for construction on steep slopes from a maximum of roughly 25 percent to a roughly 50 percent grade. Councilmen Maurice Jones and Mac Morrow supported the change,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 21, 2019

Transylvania Has Three Barriers To Attracting, Keeping Teachers

A trifecta of limited affordable housing, few good job opportunities for spouses and limited infant care options make it difficult to recruit and retain teachers, Brian Weaver, senior director of human resources of Transylvania County Schools, told t...

 

Jury Trial, Pleas Heard

A Transylvania County Superior Court jury has found 30-year-old Dakota Ray Griffith not guilty of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Griffith was arrested by the Transylvania...

 

New Regional Health Care Foundation Gets Launched

A new regional health care foundation has been founded, as a result of the acquisition in January of Mission Health by HCA Healthcare: the Pisgah Health Foundation. This foundation, along with five other independent regional entity legacy foundations...

 

Mills River Councilman Announces Challenge To Edwards

Mills River Councilman Brian Caskey, a Democrat, has announced his candidacy for N.C. 48th Senate District. The seat, which includes Transylvania and Henderson counties plus a porion of southern Buncombe County, is currently represented by Republican...

 

N.C. State Highlights Transylvania's Project Empathy

Transylvania’s Project Empathy was one of five efforts selected by N.C. State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) to be highlighted at their recent ReCONNECT forum on Feb. 11. The focus of this forum was to talk about ways that...

 

Brevard Police Department Looking For Bike Owners

The Brevard Police Department has bicycles in its possession whose owners cannot be found. The police department is publishing notice to all persons who may have, or claim, any interest to make, or establish a claim or interest, not later than 30...

 

Philharmonic Celebrates 'Music In The Schools'

The philharmonic annually presents a full orchestra experience at the Porter Center for all county fifth graders in a concert sponsored by Jacquelyn Rogow. The philharmonic is proud of completing its...

 

Recruiting Teachers

Good teachers and administrators are the backbone of any successful school. Yet, North Carolina, including Transylvania County, faces some daunting challenges to recruit and retain quality teachers. Some of the challenges facing North Carolina have...

 

Devil Never Does Good Things

The Feb. 11, 2019 edition of The Transylvania Times had an article “The Good Things Devils Do.” I realize it is only a film, but it does have much influence. Let me say the devil does not do good things, never has — never will. The devil is...

 

Great Hospital

We are so fortunate to have Transylvania Regional Hospital. Last week I had a 4 a.m. visit to the ER and emergency surgery the following day. The care I received was amazing! Everyone I encountered on this adventure was professional, efficient and...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us this Sunday, Feb. 24, for the continuing sermon series, “Flawed But Called.” This week, Keith Thompson’s sermon is entitled, “Flawed But Called: Doubting Thomas.” Sunday worship times are at 8:30...

 

Dunn's Rock News

A Painter With A View Carolyn Trapp wakes every morning to a view of the ever-changing face of Dunn's Rock and the beauty of the river valley over which it towers. She never takes it for granted....

 

Rosenwald News

Thanks go out to Karen Henderson, program support assistant with Transylvania County Planning and Community Development. She wrote in and accurately identified the people in one of the mystery...

 

Cedar Mountain News

Special Olympics Polar Plunge This Saturday is the Special Olympics 5th Annual Polar Plunge at Lake Atagahi in Connestee Falls. All proceeds fund the Transylvania County Special Olympics. This is its...

 

Cathy's Creek News

In The Bible Mission In the Bible Mission meets every Sunday morning at the Cathey’s Creek Community Center, starting at 10 a.m., with Sunday school/Bible study and preaching at 11 a.m. Last Sunday, the Rev. Eddie Dodson brought the message. Visito...

 

Balsam Grove News

Playgroup They have started a playgroup at the Balsam Grove Community Center every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Melissa Pearl, of Community Playgroups, is heading this up. The February date is Feb. 27. There will be different activities,...

 

Rosman News

Pancake Supper The pancake supper scheduled for Feb. 21 has been cancelled. Benefit A benefit for Jamie Smith, who has been diagnosed with rectal and liver cancer, will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Brevard High cafeteria....

 

Discover Your Family History At The Library

Uncover your family history and learn how to build an online family tree at the Transylvania County Library at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Rogow Room. Cindy Rush from the Family History Center in Arden will give a presentation on using the...

 

The VA To Pay For Navy Veterans' Exposure To Agent Orange

Up until now, veterans who physically served (“Boots on the Ground”) in Vietnam have been able to file VA disability claims for certain illnesses due to their exposure to Agent Orange while in country. The veteran would have been in Vietnam...

 

Buchanan Elected President Of N.C. Association Of Agricultural Fairs

Matt Buchanan was recently elected president of the N.C. Association of Agricultural Fairs. The manager of the WNC Ag Center was sworn in during the association’s annual meeting held in Raleigh in January. “Matt has shown considerable leadership...

 

Legal Notices: February 21, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 19E59 EXECUTOR’S —- ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Norma J. Clayton of Transylvania County,...

 

Lois Barnette Kellar

Lois Barnette Kellar, 102, passed away Feb. 18, 2019, in Brevard. Born Nov. 3, 1916, in Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Adgar Washington Barnette and his wife, Mary Hollingsworth. S...

 

James E. LeGere

Jim E. LeGere, 77, of Connestee Falls, Brevard, died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, surrounded by friends and family at Solace Hospice in Asheville. Born in Oak Park, Ill., he was a graduate of Pri...

 

Charles Edwin "Spoonman" Monteith

Charles Edwin Monteith, 86, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Marianna, Fla., where he spent the winter months. He was born July 1, 1932, in Bushnell, N.C. to the late Fred Lee and Mamie...

 

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