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Section Of Parkway To Close Monday-Brevard NC

A section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 316.5 to Milepost 317.5 will close Monday, April 18, for approximately six weeks in order to make repairs to the historic Linville River Bridge. Access to Linville River Picnic... — Updated 4/15/2016


Michael "Mike" Carl Hendricks

Michael "Mike" Carl Hendricks, 73, passed away the morning of April 3, 2016 after a short battle with lung cancer. A native of Transylvania County, he was born March 16, 1943 in... — Updated 4/15/2016


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. For more information, visit... — Updated 4/13/2016



Work is continuing on the major expansion at the Oskar Blues Brewery off the Old Hendersonville Highway. Roughly 17,000 square feet of space is being added, which will allow for... — Updated 4/13/2016


Breaking The Chain

Participants dance to "Break the Chain" at last Saturday's One Billion Rising event at the Transylvania Farmers Market. One Billion Rising is a global movement opposing sexual... — Updated 4/13/2016


News Of Organizations

Basic Apple At the next Basic Apple Group monthly meeting Monday, April 18, the focus is "The Trust about Passwords: the Good, Bad, and the Ugly.” Learn the basics of your Mac (Apple) computer or your iPhone, iPad, etc. from... — Updated 4/13/2016



Matthew Brantley Follett Jessica N. Scott and John D. Follett, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Brantley Follett, born March 16, 2016, at Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher. He weighed 8 pounds, 9... — Updated 4/13/2016


Price, Morgan Announce Engagement

Megan Leigh Price, of Flowery Branch, Ga. and Lucian Morgan, of Braselton, Ga., are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of John Price and Lisa... — Updated 4/13/2016


Brevard Man Facing Felony Charges - Brevard NC

A Brevard man is facing several felony charges after police said he stole a motorcycle from a residence and also broke into another home and stole firearms. Chevis M. Brown, 28, is charged with second-degree burglary, larceny of a... — Updated 4/13/2016


County: Cost-Of-Living Increases On The Table - Brevard NC

Depending on the budget, Transylvania County government employees could be given yearly cost-of-living salary increases. During their regular meeting Monday, county commissioners unanimously approved the increases, which would be... — Updated 4/13/2016


Jobless Rate Higher Than The State Average - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in February was 6.1 percent, up from 6 percent in January, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who... — Updated 4/13/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Blue Ghost Popularity Creating Problems - Brevard NC

An effort is underway to take some pressure off the Blue Ghost firefly, which each year attracts many wishing to see it in the DuPont State Recreational Forest. The Blue Ghost’s popularity has led to concerns about damage to its... — Updated 4/13/2016

 By John Lanier    News

Film: Drugs More Plentiful Than Ever Before - Brevard NC

An edited version of the award-winning documentary “The House I Live In” was shown at the NAACP meeting on “America’s War on Drugs.” The following information was presented in that film. In 1971 President Richard Nixon... — Updated 4/13/2016

 By John Lanier    News

Forum Looks At 'America's War On Drugs' -Brevard NC

“The war on drugs has been an abysmal failure,” said local NAACP president Tommy Kilgore. Kilgore was speaking during the recent NAACP’s presentation of “America’s War on Drugs: Mass Incarceration & Its Impact on People... — Updated 4/13/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Melton, Nicholson On List Of Trials

Another term of Superior Court in Transylvania County begins Monday, with several potential trials on the docket. The first case scheduled to be tried involves Darrell Lee Melton, 47, of Fletcher, who was charged by Transylvania... — Updated 4/13/2016


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard - Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, April 17, the Christian Speakers Forum at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church will have Judy Nebrig and Marilyn Baldrige presenting the “Future of the Guatemala... — Updated 4/13/2016

 By Page Lemel    Opinion

WCCA, Head Start, Others Played A Major Role In Rally

A terrible oversight occurred in Monday’s paper regarding the Kindergarten Readiness Rally at the Transylvania County Recreation Center. The rally was a project that was identified through the work of the county’s Early... — Updated 4/13/2016


Community Involvement

Despite temperatures in the lower 40s and brisk winds, Transylvanians were out in force Saturday to assist with numerous activities. Well before the Assault on the Carolinas bike ride last Saturday, members of the Rotary Club of... — Updated 4/13/2016


Saturday Is A Preview Run To Prepare For The Legacy Race – Brevard NC

Skyterra, a new luxury resort weight management and fitness center in Transylvania County, is sponsoring an opportunity to help runners participating in the Hunter Subaru Legacy Run benefiting a local charity, Inheritance of Hope.... — Updated 4/13/2016


Friends Of DuPont Forest To Meet Tuesday – Brevard NC

The annual meeting of the Friends of DuPont Forest will be held Tuesday, April 19, in the Rogow Room of the Transylvania County Library beginning at 7 p.m. Members and prospective members are also invited to the pre-meeting social... — Updated 4/13/2016


Legal Notices for April 14, 2016


 By Sam Blakley    Church

Creasman To Return To BC As Campus Minister – Brevard NC

This summer, Brevard College will welcome Sharad Creasman, pastor at Columbia Drive United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Ga., and BC alumnus, as the new full-time campus minister.... — Updated 4/13/2016


Year Round Container Gardening Featured At Spring Symposium – Brevard NC

Growing and using flowers and herbs to create beautiful floral displays and add flair to the dining table was the focus of the 2016 Transylvania Extension Master Gardener Spring Symposium. Speakers included Hope Janowitz of New... — Updated 4/13/2016


Joan Elliot Moylan

Joan Elliot Moylan passed away in Brevard April 10, 2016. She was born in Boston Feb. 17, 1933, to William Adrian Hanlon and Frances Warren Sheehan Hanlon as the third child of six... — Updated 4/13/2016


Zoanne M. Nagy

Zoanne M. Nagy, 60, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016. No services will be held. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory are caring for the family.... — Updated 4/13/2016


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