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Cast Set For Upcoming ‘Hallelujah Girls'

Producer Maureen Edick and director Al Edick have completed casting for Brevard Little Theatre's second show of the 2011 season. The comedy, "Hallelujah Girls," written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, concerns a... — Updated ERROR


Flute Students To Play

The Blue Ridge Community College Concert Series annual program featuring outstanding flute students from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, postponed from January due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled... — Updated ERROR


Brevard Little Theatre Cast Gives Moving Performance

Review By William Douglas Brevard Little Theatre's ambitious 2011 season opened on Feb. 25, with Robert Anderson's "Tea and Sympathy." When this play opened on Broadway in 1953, it opened to a different world in many ways. But 58 y... — Updated ERROR


Celtic Fiddler Laval To Perform

Celtic fiddler Jamie Laval will present the first concert of his 2011 "Murmurs and Drones" CD release tour at the Transylvania Community Arts Council on Saturday, March 26, at 7:30... — Updated ERROR


News Of Organizations

DAR The Monday, March 14, meeting of the Waightstill Avery Chapter NSDAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) will be held at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Brevard with Peggy Langa and Brenda Monk serving as hostesses.... — Updated ERROR


Barbour, Okeefe Exchange Vows

Kristine Barbour, formerly of Brevard and Marine Corps Col. Timothy Okeefe were married on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in Hendersonville. After a private ceremony, the couple enjoyed... — Updated ERROR


Jennifer Cunniff Named Teacher Of The Year

Each year the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary approach all the elementary, middle and high schools in the county to recommend a teacher for its Citizenship Education Teacher award.... — Updated ERROR


More Guilty Pleas Made During Court Term

Miranda Franks Miller, one of three people charged last year after a series of breaking and entering cases in the Quebec and Lake Toxaway area, pleaded guilty last week in Administrative Superior Court. Miller was originally... — Updated ERROR

 By Mark Todd    Front Page

County Commissioners Approve Jury Chairs

The large courtroom at the Transylvania County courthouse is going to get 14 new jury seats at a cost of $5,999. These are the same chairs that were offered to county commissioners on Feb. 14 for $7,909. Commissioners balked at... — Updated ERROR


Nursery Suffers Damage In Monday's Storms

When the storms hit Monday evening, Harold Paxton briefly looked out a front window of his house and saw the tree just outside leaning precariously. A horizontal rain had begun to... — Updated ERROR

 By Mark Todd    Front Page

Report Looks At Child Care

There are a lot of challenges ahead in providing adequate local child care, according to a committee that made a presentation Monday to county commissioners. The committee was appointed by County Manager Artie Wilson last summer... — Updated ERROR


Benjaman Kyle Asks: Who Am I?

By Michael Allison for The Transylvania Times Imagine that one day you get up, check the news and weather, scan your e-mail, take the dog out and leave for work. As you go out the... — Updated ERROR

 By Mark Todd    Front Page

Census Numbers Released

The 2010 population of Transylvania County is 33,090, according to the United States Census Bureau. This is an increase of 12.7 percent over the 29,339 residents reported living in the county in 2000. The information was part of a... — Updated ERROR


Louise "Lou" Rigdon Myers

Louise "Lou" Rigdon Myers died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at the Brian Center in Brevard. Born April 3, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Mamie Galloway and Lewis H. Rigdon. After... — Updated ERROR


Cornelius Joseph "Neil" Migan Jr.

Cornelius Joseph "Neil" Migan Jr., 83, of Grand Blanc, Mich. and formerly of Brevard, from 1988-2005, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Genesys Hospice. Born April 13, 1927, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of Hazel and Cornelius... — Updated ERROR


Mildred E. Hampton

Mildred E. Hampton , 85, of Needmore, Pa., passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa. Born in Rosman on March 10, 1925, she was the daughter of the late James and Clara (Batson) Nelson and the... — Updated ERROR


Thomas "Tom" "Sonny" Fisher

Thomas E. Fisher, of the Quebec Community passed away on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at home after an extended period of declining health. Born July 9, 1943, he was the son of the late Paul M. and Virgie Thomas Fisher of the Quebec Comm... — Updated ERROR


Paul Dale Fairchild

The memorial service for Paul D. Fairchild, of Balsam Grove, will be held at 2 p.m. instead of 1 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Shoals Creek Baptist Church in Balsam Grove.... — Updated ERROR


Warren Wayne "Cresie" Creson

Warren Wayne "Cresie" Creson, 64, of Union Mills, N.C., died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at the V.A. Medical Center in Salisbury, N.C. Born in Rutherford County on July 2, 1946, he was a son of the late Chester and Rosie Harris Creson.... — Updated ERROR


Kirk Patrick Browne

Kirk Patrick Browne passed away in his sleep on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. He was 69 years old. He was born in Spokane, Wash. on Nov. 10, 1941. His parents, David and Mary Browne, also from Spokane, had 10 children, David, Kirk,... — Updated ERROR


Golf Tourney Slated

The inaugural Transylvania Little League charity golf tournament will be held rain or shine on Friday, April 1 at 1 p.m. at Connestee Falls Counntry Club. Proceeds will benefit Transylvania Little League. The format will be 4-man... — Updated ERROR


Robbinsville Rallies To Top Tigers Tuesday

The Rosman Tigers baseball team jumped out to a 3-0 lead against Smoky Mountain Conference foe Robbinsville on Tuesday, but couldn't hold on in a 6-3 loss. The Tigers erupted for... — Updated ERROR


Tornados Split Doubleheader With WSSU

By Seth Montgomery BC Sports Information Kameron Armacost and Ron Patterson staked Joseph Lepore to a two run lead as the sophomore pitched six shutout innings. The Tornados defeated the Rams in the first game of the doubleheader,... — Updated ERROR


Blue Devils Romp In Home Opener 16-2

The Blue Devils erupted for 11 runs in the first inning and never looked back in their 16-2, five-inning victory over Hendersonville Tuesday night. Brevard put together nine hits... — Updated ERROR


Lady Tiger Rally Against Robbinsville Falls Short

The Lady Tigers opened Smoky Mountain Conference softball play Tuesday evening with a 3-2 loss to Robbinsville. Rosman put the tying run at third base in the bottom of the seventh,... — Updated ERROR


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