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Boys & Girls Club Needs Community's Support

It's the largest and busiest youth organization in Transylvania County – the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club – and its leaders say they need community support more than ever... — Updated 4/15/2019


Event To Celebrate Children And To Prevent Child Abuse

April showers bring May flowers, but why so many pinwheels? April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and in 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new... — Updated 4/15/2019


Farmers Advised To Check With FSA Office For Flood Recovery Help

Floods have caused severe damage in several counties. Farms that suffered severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) administered by the Henderson-Polk-Transylvania FSA Office if... — Updated 4/15/2019


USFS Seeks Comments On Prescribed Burns

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comments on their proposal to burn 814 acres or 13 percent of Panthertown Valley on a regular rotation. The proposed action would burn 485 acres on Blackrock Mountain and another 329 acres... — Updated 4/15/2019

 By Owen Carson    Outdoors


Spring has arrived, "the season of the unfurling," a time when vernal rains and warmer temperatures rouse dormant plants from their slumber to stretch their leaves and open their... — Updated 4/15/2019


Legal Notices: April 15, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned, having qualified as EXECUTOR of the ANCILLARY ESTATE OF ROGER MARK BROWN, deceased, late of Transylvania County, North Carolina, notifies all... — Updated 4/15/2019


James Harold West

James Harold West, 79, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Dalphus A. and Mary Green West. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his... — Updated 4/15/2019


Wanda Galloway Whitlock

Wanda Galloway Whitlock, 90, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Ethel Morris Galloway. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Whitlock Sr.; sons, Harrison and... — Updated 4/15/2019


William Mark Pohl (Bill)

William Mark Pohl (Bill), 57, died suddenly April 10, 2019, at his residence in Pompano Beach, Fla., after a recent stay in Brevard. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dan, his Aunt Jane and his grandparents. Survivors are... — Updated 4/15/2019


Conrad Lee Ingram

Conrad Lee Ingram, 76, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019. A native of Forsyth County, N.C., he was the son of the late Rufus Byron and Zelpha Whicker Ingram. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in... — Updated 4/15/2019


Donna Garren Miller

Donna Garren Miller, 66, of Apex, N.C., died Monday, April 8, 2019, of cardiac amyloidosis and systolic heart failure at her home in Apex. She was born in Brevard to the late... — Updated 4/15/2019


Theodora "Teddy" Frances Soule

Theodora "Teddy" Frances Soule, born Jan. 15, 1923, passed away April 8, 2019. She was the daughter of Theodore "Frank" and Anne Wendt, of Chicago, Ill. She grew up there and also i... — Updated 4/15/2019


Richard Carl Fry

Richard Carl Fry passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019, at his home in Pisgah Forest, after a prolonged illness. He was 79 years old. He was born in Teaneck, N.J., on Oct. 14, 1939,... — Updated 4/15/2019


Learning Center At PARI Announces Camp Schedule

The Learning Center at PARI recently announced their upcoming 2019 science/astronomy summer camp schedule with the launch of a new website, The summer schedule includes two new residential camp programs: Camp Above... — Updated 4/15/2019


Vietnam Veterans: Lessons I've Learned From Vietnam Veterans

(The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas extends heartfelt thanks to The Transylvania Times for publishing 30 veterans' stories in the Vietnam Veterans Series, which will soon... — Updated 4/15/2019


BC's New Technology Virtually Extends Experiential Learning

Experiential education at Brevard College seeks to extend the classroom beyond walls. Now, students and faculty have an innovative new way to virtually extend the walls with the... — Updated 4/15/2019


BRCC, FSU Join To Offer $10,000 Bachelor's Degree

Katherine Allen, vice president for instruction of Blue Ridge Community College, and Dr. James A. Anderson, chancellor of Fayetteville State University, formally signed an agreement this month for the $10,000 Degree Pathway... — Updated 4/15/2019


Rosman Elementary School Collecting Books

Rosman Elementary School is once again collecting new or gently used books for it annual Give 5, Read 5 book giveaway. The hope is that each RES child will be able to take home at least five books to add to their personal... — Updated 4/15/2019


PFE Announces Honor Roll For Third Quarter

The following students were named to the Pisgah Forest Elementary School Honor Roll for the third quarter of 2018-19 school year. 4th Grade A Honor Roll Ryker Adams, Madeline Adrignola, Keaton Campbell, Abigail Dodd, Adeline... — Updated 4/15/2019


Everyday Education: Students, Teachers Hitting The Final Push

As spring break begins in schools across Transylvania County, students and teachers take a deep breath and enjoy a rest before it begins — the last push of rigorous academic teaching before final state assessments begin. The... — Updated 4/15/2019


Club Members Work On Center's Garden

The French Broad Garden Club recently spent time working on the gardens at the Children's Center getting the beds ready for planting. Each year, the French Broad Garden Club cleans... — Updated 4/15/2019


News Of Organizations

Pisgah Forest Rotary For the month of April the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club’s speaker chair is Beth Hampton and the Rotary International theme for the month is “Maternal and Child Health.” For the April 17 meeting, the guest sp... — Updated 4/15/2019


Megown To Give Recital

Bel Cher Music presents Sara Megown for her senior piano recital. Megown, a senior at Brevard High School, will culminate 13 years of piano study with a performance on Saturday,... — Updated 4/15/2019


What's New At The Library: Decorate Home With Plants

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Boyle, T.C. “Outside Looking In.” Fitzhugh is a Harvard student when he and his wife Joanie meet professor Timothy Leary. They get “turned on... — Updated 4/15/2019

 By John D. Adams    Arts

BLT's 'Play On!' Delivers A Welcome Burst Of Sunshine

It's no secret to residents and visitors that we've had a lot of crummy, gray days around here. More than our expected share, which is plenty. We could all use a couple hours of... — Updated 4/15/2019


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