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America's Top Health Problem

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “underage drinking is the leading public health problem in this country.” No pun intended, but the facts are sobering: •Annually 5,000 Americans under the age of 21 die from...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    April 4, 2016

Missing Hikers Found-Brevard NC

Two hikers who were thought to have gone missing in Pisgah National Forest were found in downtown Asheville Tuesday. According to Maj. Frank Stout with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, two...

 

Be Responsible Pet Owners

I walk the bikeway three or four times a day and see many deposits left by dog owners. Just this morning, right behind the sign that states remove all waste, laid a big pile. I know you are saying “But I forgot a bag.” Here is the solution to...

 

Ignorance Of Language?

I couldn’t help but smile as I read Mr. Margolin’s letter regarding Representative Chris Whitmire not knowing the meaning of the word “debauchery” and referring to him as a “nitwit.” Roget’s II, The New Thesaurus lists synonyms for...

 

The Wall, The Con

Trump is not new. He’s an in-your-face representation of forces that have been in Republican politics for years. He is a con artist who proclaims, “Trust me, I will make everything better; I’ll take care of you.” Like Trump, the Republican...

 
 By Joe Russo    Opinion    April 4, 2016

Poverty Helps Create Our 'Failing' Schools

School privatization advocates have waged a relentless campaign of misinformation against public education with tales of inadequate teachers and failing schools. Their ultimate purpose is to destroy, or at least marginalize, public education. Many...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    April 4, 2016

Brothers Plead Guilty To Officer Assault - Brevard NC

Two brothers from Transylvania County have admitted to beating a N.C. Wildlife Resources officer in 2015 as part of a plea deal that saw attempted murder charges dropped. Matthew A. Arold, 26, of 18...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 4, 2016

Nantahala Eyes Plan Revision Process, Too - Brevard NC

Much of the conversation surrounding the forest plan revision process revolves around the Pisgah National Forest. The proposed National Recreation Areas in both the Pisgah Rager and Grandfather...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    April 4, 2016

Local Firefighters Get 2-Acre Blaze Under Control – Brevard NC

More than 2 acres of forest were burned in a blaze on the outskirts of Brevard last Wednesday evening. According to Capt. Adam Hughey with the Brevard Fire Department, firefighters responded to a brush fire on Heavenly Hill Drive, off Tinsley Road,...

 

Several Efforts Focus On Underage Drinking - Brevard NC

The C.A.R.E. Coalition and its community partners are working to prevent underage drinking in Transylvania County, with efforts that include special community events focused on youth. Brevard College’s criminal justice program is hosting a Town Hal...

 

Legal Notices for April 4, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 16-E-108 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Alphonso... Full story

 

Frank Aylott

Our beloved Frank Aylott, 72, of Penrose, lost his battle to bone cancer Sunday, March 27, 2016. He fell asleep in death while being cared for in the Swannanoa VA Hospital in the company of his...

 

Sally Kemp Dawson Buford

Sally Kemp Dawson Buford, 77, of Brevard, passed away, Thursday, March 31, 2016, at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Urbana, Ill., she graduated from Urbana High School, class of ‘56 and attended Defiance College, in Defiance, Ohio. She lived in...

 

Paul Wesley Hemphill

Paul Wesley Hemphill, 64, of Asheville and formerly of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Charles George VA Medical Center, in Asheville. A native of Transylvania County, he was a son of the late Clyde and Mary Emma Stokes Hemphill....

 

Margaret Raxter Orr

Margaret Raxter Orr, 86, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Brookdale Asheville Warren Ridge. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Eliza and Reba McGaha Raxter. In addition to her parents, she was also...

 

William "Spencer" Smith

A memorial service for Spencer Smith will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016, at First United Methodist Church in Brevard. William "Spencer" Smith, 69, of Brevard, went home to be with the...

 

Dale A. Wadsworth

Dale A. Wadsworth, 63, of Sapphire, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016. He was the son of Margaret Dennis Phillips, of N. Fort Myers, Fla. He was preceded in death by his father, Harlin Wadsworth. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his...

 

Barbara Oliver Waters

Barbara Oliver Waters entered into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, April 3, 2016, at the age of 74. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Fred Oliver and Thelma Pate Oliver. She had an incredible joy...

 

Julie Day Wilbanks

Julie Day Wilbanks, 62, of Pisgah Forest, passed away March 25, 2016, of natural causes. She was born in Marinette, Wis. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard E. Day, stepfather, Charles “Duke” Larson and niece, Madeline J. Gaspersic....

 

Gone Fishing

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission opened about 1,000 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties, including Transylvania, Saturday morning. The Davidson River, and the fish,...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    April 4, 2016

Old Growth Forests Preserve History, Wildlife – Transylvania County NC

Just below the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Pisgah Ridge remains a stretch of old growth forest. It was likely that the terrain was too rough for logging to be economically viable. Trees at that elevatio...

 

Taste of Transylvania Restaurant Profile

Editor's note: Over the next several editions, The Transylvania Times will be featuring restaurants participating in this year's Taste of Transylvania. Taste of Transylvania is an annual fundraiser th...

 

Hollingsworth, Thompson Engagement Announced

Mr. and Mrs. Danny Hollingsworth, of Brevard, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Ann, to Jack Leonard Thompson II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thompson, of Vienna, Ohio. The couple met...

 

News Of Organizations

NSDAR Monday, April 11, members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of NSDAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) will convene their monthly meeting in Miller Hall at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. Members are requested to arrive by 10:45...

 

Concert Committees Handle Diverse Duties – Brevard NC

(Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of articles about the Brevard Music Center Association (BMCA), the volunteer support group for the Brevard Music Center (BMC). This month's article...

 

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