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Hemphill Seeking Sheriff's Position

William Hemphill has filed in the Democratic Party primary for Transylvania County Sheriff, saying he would appreciate the public’s support. “Over the last four years, we have faced tough times as a community, and it is time that we do something...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 5, 2018

Brevard College Selling Estate Property

Brevard College is selling five parcels of land they acquired from the late Charles Pickelsimer’s estate. “The college’s Board of Trustees decided to sell all the properties acquired through the estate as we have no immediate need for any of...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 5, 2018

Mahoney Highlights Recruitment Challenges

Sheriff David Mahoney has been “sounding the alarm” about recruiting and retaining qualified people for his office for the past two years. In the past, he’s been asked whether he was “pushing the panic button.” Mahoney said he replied that...

 

Law and Order

The following arrests and incidents were reported by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office: •Randy Clyde Lyda, 54, was arrested on Feb. 24 for one felony count of breaking and entering and one felony count of larceny after breaking and...

 

Seuss-sational Time - Scavenger Hunt

Dr. Seuss's birthday was celebrated Friday at the county library. The library held a Dr. Seuss themed scavenger hunt and the kids were able to pose for a fun Dr Seuss themed photo....

 

United Way Recognizes Employee Contributions

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) and its event sponsor, The Phoenix and the Fox, dished up breakfast and appreciation to representatives of local workplace giving sites Friday, Feb. 23. As...

 

Competitive Salaries

On today’s front page, readers will find a story in which Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney reported to the county commissioners the difficulty of recruiting and retaining law enforcement officers. Scrutiny of law enforcement officers’...

 

No Democrats Seek Three Local Offices

The article in the Thursday’s Transylvania Times listing who filed for various elected offices was interesting as well as revealing. The revelation was in showing exactly how weak the Democrat Party is in Transylvania County. No Democrat even...

 

Firearms Requirements

I keep hearing we need more gun laws and about this dealer gun show loophole. Has anyone looked at a copy of the ATF rules and what you have to do to buy a firearm from a Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer, or filled out a current 4473 form? All...

 

Questionable Cabinet

According to a frequent letter writer, “things under the Trump administration, just keep getting better.” I say, maybe if you are a fan of the stock market and, paradoxically for Republicans, trillions more in national debt. A quick look at membe...

 

Now Is The Time To Act

I wonder what Mark Meadows, Richard Burr and other members of Congress are feeling. They have sat by, year after year, watching our children being murdered, and each time they offer “thoughts and prayers.” I do not presume to evaluate anyone’s...

 

We Need To Teach Tolerance

If ever there were a time when the character traits of tolerance and civility should be taught in our schools, that time is now. Yet, because a group of conservative bullies have decided that tolerance and civility are “divisive” and controversia...

 

Well, Well, Well

Granted, the investigations are not over, but the recent indictments of the Russians dealt a blow to those clinging to the hope that the first indictments would be against Trump and his administration. It’s interesting that the Russian meddling in...

 

News Of Organizations

Democrats The Transylvania County Men’s Club will meet on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Pisgah Fish Camp. Members and guest will enjoy dinner (on your own) together at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Membership is open to men and women...

 

Picturing The Past: Businesses Expanded To Meet Population Boom

Between 1930 and 1970 the population of Brevard more than doubled, from 2,339 to 5,243. Residents were spreading out and had more access to transportation. Businesses slowly began expanding beyond the...

 

Healing Community Action Circles Next Meeting Will Be March 8 At BC

Healing Community Action Circles, or HCAC, is a follow-up to the “Healing the Heart of Democracy” series launched spring of 2017 by The Center for Spiritual Wisdom and Brevard College. The last of six scheduled meetings will be held on Thursday,...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 5, 2018

2018 Baseball Preview: Tigers Set Their Eyes On Bringing Home SMC Title

As a first-year coach for his hometown team, Scotty Ruff couldn't ask for a much better situation than the one he inherits with the Rosman Tiger baseball program. The Tigers are coming off a 15-7...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 5, 2018

2018 Softball Preview: Lady Tigers Expecting To Battle In Rigorous SMC

Following the loss of six seniors, there will definitely be some new faces on the diamond for the Rosman Lady Tigers in 2018. However, that loss hasn't tempered expectations for second-year head...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 5, 2018

Tigers Roll Past Maroon Devils 21-1 In Season Opener

In their season opener against Swain County on Friday afternoon, the Rosman Tigers put the Smoky Mountain Conference on notice as the offense exploded for a 16-hit, 21-run barrage. The Tigers led 2-1...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    March 5, 2018

Lady Tigers Come Up Short In 12-Inning Loss To Swain

The one-run losses that gave the Rosman Lady Tigers fits last season reared its head again Friday night as Rosman put together two late game rallies, only to fall to Swain County 6-5 in a 12-inning...

 

Runners Hit The Road For Oskar Blues 4-Miler Race

The sixth annual running of the Oskar Blues 4-Miler Race took place Saturday morning in Brevard. Officially, 277 runners took to the roads of Pisgah Forest to complete the course. Afterward, people...

 

Brevard Gets Trio Of Victories In Spring Sports Openers

Things couldn’t have gone much better for the Brevard High School athletic program last Friday as the Blue Devils picked up three victories in their spring season openers. At home, the girls’ soccer team defeated Mitchell, 4-1, and the baseball t...

 

Tornados Stay Perfect At Home With Win Over Methodist

Junior Kyle Hunziker scored three goals and added three assists, totaling six points, to lead Brevard College to a 10-6 victory over Methodist on Saturday afternoon at Ives-Lemel Field. The victory...

 

Scots Complete Sweep Of Tornados

After resuming the second game of the series in the sixth inning, Maryville went on to win both games against Brevard College on Sunday afternoon at Gil Coan Field. The first game resumed in the bottom of the sixth inning at noon, because the game...

 

BC Women's Lacrosse Falls To Pfeiffer

Pfeiffer broke a four-all tie at the intermission with 10 goals in the second half as the Falcons downed Brevard by a 14-7 margin in women’s lacrosse on Saturday afternoon. Nina Siu led all Brevard scorers with four goals while Macaiah Vacchiano...

 

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