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Grant Will Aid With Early Childhood Initiative-Brevard NC

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina has awarded Smart Start of Transylvania County, in partnership with United Way of Transylvania County, a $100,000 grant over two years to benefit the county’s early childhood... — Updated 3/10/2017


Musical Treat – Brevard NC

Trevon Whitmire, a Brevard Elementary School student, conducts the Brevard Philharmonic Wednesday at Brevard College's Porter Center. Dr. Jeremy Gibbs also conducted the... — Updated 3/8/2017


Daylight Savings Time

Remember to turn your clocks forward an hour this Saturday night before going to bed.... — Updated 3/8/2017


Expert To Speak On Solar Eclipse – Brevard NC

Dr. Laura Peticolas, a senior fellow at the Space Science Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, will be the featured speaker at a community meeting on this summer’s total solar eclipse. The meeting will be held... — Updated 3/8/2017

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Departments Give Six-Month Reports – Brevard NC

A summary of the accomplishments, trends and goals from the past six months of the county’s departments were heard during the recent Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting. Each department head or a... — Updated 3/8/2017


Volunteers Needed To Show 'Brevard Cares' – Brevard NC

Volunteers are invited to a community cleanup day on Saturday, March 25, as part of the sixth annual “Brevard Cares” event. Community volunteers are invited to gather to assist elderly, disabled or neighbors who otherwise need... — Updated 3/8/2017


Hospital Places Restrictions On Visitors – Brevard NC

Mission Health is restricting visitors to its hospitals, including Transylvania Regional Hospital, because of an increase in reported influenza-like illness throughout North Carolina. Only partners and immediate family members... — Updated 3/8/2017


Crowd Hears School Needs, Bond – Brevard NC

A crowd of about 50 people attended the Transylvania County Board of Education’s first community input session regarding the school system’s capital needs and a possible bond referendum at the Brevard High School Media Center... — Updated 3/8/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

'Kidnap' Case Caught On Video – Brevard NC

Two men are facing first-degree kidnapping charges following an incident caught on camera Tuesday in the area of Hendersonville Highway and King Road. The pregnant female victim in... — Updated 3/8/2017


Little River Community To Hold Roadside Cleanup – Little River NC

Rebekah Huggins, chairman of the Little River Roadside Cleanup volunteers, has announced that the spring cleanup in Little River will run Wednesday, March 22, through Wednesday, March 29. The N.C. Dept. of Transportation has... — Updated 3/8/2017


Author, Spiritual Director Jenkins Speaks March 14 – Brevard NC

Center for Spiritual Wisdom welcomes author Marshall Jenkins to Brevard on Tuesday, March 14, at 6:15 p.m. for a special presentation at Elk Haven Wellness Center. The title of Jenkins’ 90-minute talk is “Blessings of Passion:... — Updated 3/8/2017


Church Activites – Transylvania County

Brevard- Davidson River Presbyterian What keeps you up at night? What nagging questions cut into your sleep? Come Sunday as Keith Thompson continues the series, “1,000 Sermons Later.” This week’s message is, “Nic at... — Updated 3/8/2017


Patricia Ann Shroyer Tooley

Patricia Ann Shroyer Tooley, 89, passed away peacefully at home, March 6, 2017. She was born Oct. 30, 1927, in Dayton, Ohio, to Burton R. and Anna Weeks Shroyer. She graduated from Oakwood High School and attended the Dayton Art In... — Updated 3/8/2017


Thomas Earl Simpson

Thomas Earl Simpson, 64, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 5, 2017. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends. Born April 17, 1952, he was the third child of the late Thomas Marvin and... — Updated 3/8/2017


Arvol Owen

Arvol Owen, 82, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017. He was the son of the late Pierson and Mandy (Queen) Owen. He was a member of Charley’s Creek Baptist Church, of Tuckasegee, N.C., and loved fishing and hunting. He is... — Updated 3/8/2017


Legal Notices for March 9, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT File No. 17-E-45 NOTICE TO CREDITORS We have qualified as Co-Executors of the Estate of Elizabeth B. Gash, Deceased, of Transylvania County, North Carolina. All persons,... — Updated 3/8/2017 Full story


Mickey Marvin

Mickey Marvin, 61, of Hendersonville, went home to be with Jesus Monday, March 6, 2017, at his home, following his battle with ALS. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson... — Updated 3/8/2017


Arvle Frank Manley

Arvle Frank Manley, 87, of Brevard, passed away peacefull Sunday, March 5, 2017, with his loving wife by his side. He was the son of the late Doyle and Renzie Owen Manley. He was... — Updated 3/8/2017


Michael Gary Lewis

Michael Gary Lewis, 59, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. Born in Sandusky, Ohio, he was the son of the late Chester Junior Lewis and Ollie McKinna Lewis. In addition to his father, h... — Updated 3/8/2017


James R. Hawkins Jr.

James R. Hawkins Jr., 85, of Brevard, formerly of Clearwater, Fla., died peacefully at home with his family present Dec. 16, 2016. He was born Nov. 14, 1931, to the late James R.... — Updated 3/8/2017


Latinos Receive Support

First, let us say how much we appreciate Matt McGregor’s article in March 6 Transylvania Times about the uncertainty and fear that exists among Latino immigrants in our community. The article was based on careful listening to a... — Updated 3/8/2017


Health Care Is A Moral Issue

Seven years ago, in March 2010, Josh Holmes, adviser to Senator Mitch McConnell, and other Republican functionaries came up with the phrase “repeal and replace.” The House Republicans have since voted 52 different times either... — Updated 3/8/2017


Types Of Logic

There are many descriptors that are used in combination with the word logic, including deductive, inductive and convoluted. We can now add the descriptor “Trumpian.” Let’s examine how it works. A person of power and... — Updated 3/8/2017


Sen. Burr's Alleged Breach Of Trust

We read with alarm an article in the Feb. 24 Washington Post. It asserts that Sen. Richard Burr acknowledged doing the Trump administration’s bidding by contacting news organizations to dispute New York Times and CNN articles... — Updated 3/8/2017


Time For Special Prosecutor

“I have nothing to do with Russia. To the best of my knowledge no person that I deal with does.” -President Donald Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusal last week from investigating ties between the Trump... — Updated 3/8/2017


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