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Latest Update: Seventeen-Year-Old Charged With Stabbing 6-Year-Old Brother-Brevard NC

A 17-year-old accused of stabbing his 6-year-old brother in the neck Monday night at Mountain Glen Apartments in Brevard has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily harm. The 6-year-old... — Updated 11/23/2018


Leave VA Alone

In December of 2016, soon after Donald Trump was elected president, we published an editorial entitled “Keep Eye On Public Purse.” The editorial focused on the transfer of public funds to private coffers in two distinct areas... — Updated 4/3/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

BC Tennis Falls To LaGrange, Splits With Huntingdon

The Brevard College men's and women's tennis teams had a pair of home matches last Friday and Saturday. On Friday, both sides lost to LaGrange. The men's side was able to pick up a... — Updated 4/2/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Brevard Rolls Past Rabun Gap, Falls To Franklin

The Brevard Lady Blue Devils stormed past Rabun Gap last Wednesday, but unfortunately lost their first game of the year the following day on the road to Franklin. Brevard rolled... — Updated 4/2/2018


Black Mountain Runner Raising Funds, Awareness

Starting today, Black Mountain resident Kenny Capps will start running on the Mountain to Sea Trail, starting at Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and won’t stop until he reaches Clingman’s Dome at the other end of the state, 54 days... — Updated 4/2/2018

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Offering Housing Option

The Board of Commissioners has approved county staff to seek interest from for-profit or nonprofit groups and others to design, construct and manage a multifamily, rental workforce housing development on county property. The... — Updated 4/2/2018

 By Park Baker    News

U.S. Forest Service Seeking Trail Feedback

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking the public's input on proposed changes to trails in the Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. The proposed changes may be viewed on... — Updated 4/2/2018


Picturing The Past: Home Demonstration Clubs Preceded 4-H

Home Demonstration clubs in North Carolina have their roots in efforts to develop clubs for farm children. In the early 1900s home demonstration agents were hired during growing... — Updated 4/2/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tornado Seniors Go Out Big With Rout Of Averett

The Brevard College men's lacrosse team closed out their final home game of the regular season with a bang on Saturday, taking down Averett behind a season-high 19 goals to win... — Updated 4/2/2018


Pfeiffer Sweeps Brevard With Pair Of Saturday Victories

On Saturday, the Brevard Tornados hosted Pfeiffer in a doubleheader to cap off their three-game series. After winning Friday's game, 21-7, Pfeiffer also took both games on... — Updated 4/2/2018


Blue Devil Rally Comes Up Short Against Panthers

A seventh-inning rally fell just short last Thursday, as the Brevard Blue Devils lost to Franklin, 5-4, in a Mountain Six Conference game. The Blue Devils, who are currently tied... — Updated 4/2/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Brevard Softball Sweeps Agnes Scott, Splits With Wesleyan

A walk-off double from Ricki Kuhn helped the Brevard College Tornado softball team split a Saturday doubleheader against Wesleyan. After dropping the first game 2-1, Kuhn came... — Updated 4/2/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Brevard Golf Takes First At Connestee, Crooked Creek

The Brevard High School boys' golf team continued their impressive run last week, placing first in matches at Connestee Falls and Crooked Creek Country Club. Hank Hardesty posted... — Updated 4/2/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Tigers' Pitchers Combine For No-Hitter Over Hiwassee

Between Tanner Ruff as the starter and Tyler Owen as the reliever, the Rosman Tigers didn't allow a hit last Wednesday as they easily defeated Hiwassee Dam, 10-0. The win moved... — Updated 4/2/2018


News of Organizations

Republican Party The Transylvania County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the Community Services Building located on Morgan Street in downtown... — Updated 4/2/2018

 By Roy Penchansky    Opinion

Guest Column: Mission Health Joining HCA Is Not 'Great News'

The announcement that Mission Health is considering joining the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) as reported in your lead article and the Guest Column by Michele Pilon in the March 26 Transylvania Times has me greatly concerne... — Updated 4/2/2018


Democrats Abandon Catholics

I hope every Catholic in Transylvania County has a chance to read Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal of March 23. It is titled “The Democrats Abandon Catholics.” He describes how Democrats have... — Updated 4/2/2018


Privatization Would Hurt The VA

As a veteran and someone who uses a very good Asheville VA, I would like to make a few comments. The VA system is large and complicated. I submit to the readers that a good physician without a business background, without a full... — Updated 4/2/2018


HCA Has Committed Fraud

As a comment on the article on HCA and Mission Health, consider the following section of the Becker Review of Hospitals with HCA mentioned with Medicare fraud, kickbacks and procedural problems. What a partner for Mission Heath!... — Updated 4/2/2018


Appreciates Tucker And Inmates Help

When I schedule the Little River roadside cleanup, I also contact Officer Doug Tucker inmate work crew supervisor, who has always been most cooperative in having his inmates clean from the Recycling Center at Davidson River down... — Updated 4/2/2018


Law and Order

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for March. •There was a report of fraud on Kawani Lane in Brevard on March 21. A total amount of $16,758.53 was reported withdrawn in Bitcoin digital... — Updated 4/2/2018


Ask Us

I own my own business. Can I give comp time to my employees instead of paying them time and one-half overtime pay? According to Christine Ryan, administrator for the Wage and Hour Bureau of the North Carolina Department of Labor, t... — Updated 4/2/2018


Dr. Steve Woodsmall Seeking Democratic Nomination

Dr. Steve Woodsmall has been hot on the campaign trail for North Carolina's 11th Congressional District, according to a press release. Seeking the Democratic nomination, Woodsmall... — Updated 4/2/2018


Cradle Of Forestry Increases Entrance, Program Fees

The Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site opens the 2018 season this Saturday, with “Old Time Plowing and Folkways” and a hike in fees. The 6,500-acre Cradle site in the Pink Beds Valley of Pisgah National Forest is... — Updated 4/2/2018

 By Park Baker    News

Forum Focuses On Forest Revisions

Roughly 200 people turned out for the recent panel discussion at the library concerning the future of both Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. The U.S. Forest Service will soon... — Updated 4/2/2018


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