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FamilySearch 2 Program Returns To Library May 13

Cindy Rush, director of the Asheville Family History Center in Arden, returns to the Transylvania County Library at 2 p.m., Monday, May 13, for a more in-depth session on using the FamilySearch website. Rush will focus on microfilm records from the...

 

Pisgah Health Foundation Moves To 'The Keeley House'

Pisgah Health Foundation has a new home for its operations in a house with a lot of history. Centrally located one block from downtown Brevard, the foundation has settled into the newly renovated...

 

Glancing Back: James Felty Installed As Jaycee President

The following briefs are from Thursday, April 17, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. James Felty was installed as president of the Brevard Jaycees at the annual Installation and Awards Banquet held at Berry’s restaurant on Tuesday, April 15....

 

Guest Column: TRH Rehab Services Help Patients Live Fully

We often associate emergency services, specialty care, or the latest and greatest new treatments on the horizon for such things as cancer and heart disease with the services that hospitals provide. One service area that can go unsung but is...

 

Guest Column: How Politics Have Changed

I became active in politics in the late 1950s, got elected to Congress in 1964 and have remained engaged in one way or another every year since then. I’ve had a ringside seat for a long time. So I suppose I should not be surprised that I get asked...

 

The Tax Cuts

Now that April 15 has arrived and Americans have filed their taxes, many are understanding firsthand the true impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in 2017. Some are learning what they were told was far from the truth. On Oct. 11, 2017,...

 

You Can Have A Peaceful Passing

My name is Cynthia Barclay. I served as chaplain for Care Partners Hospice in Transylvania County for several years. I also was a client of Transylvania County Hospice until my death on March 19. I dictated this letter to my husband, Morgan. How can...

 

Veteran Appreciates Support

Through years of collecting information and military artifacts and making such available to veterans, friends and family, Emmett Casciato, curator of the Veterans History Museum, has helped all of us veterans “come home,” appreciate each other,...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 15, 2019

Cooper Visits BHS

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper paid a visit to Brevard High School Thursday, meeting with students and faculty as part of a day-long tour across western North Carolina to tout his support for education and...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 15, 2019

Father, Son Brought Together

Austen Taylor, a fourth-grade student at Pisgah Forest Elementary School, hadn't seen his father, Seth, in a year. Seth, who is from Raleigh and had been serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 15, 2019

New BMC Concert Hall Planned

On Friday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Parker Concert Hall at the Brevard Music Center. The indoor concert hall on the lake is scheduled to open in summer 2020 with a seating...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    April 15, 2019

Stack Resigns As Tiger Coach

The Matt Stack era has officially come to an end in Rosman. Last Monday, Stack tendered his resignation as the Tigers’ head football coach. Stack was hired in 2017 and was 5-19 over his two seasons at the helm. In a phone interview on Friday,...

 

Company Pitches Proposal To Handle BA's Finances

Cory Draughon, CEO of Charter Success Partners, made a pitch last Wednesday evening to the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors to have his company handle many of the school’s financial tasks. Draughon said his company...

 

VFW Hosts Its Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Children of all ages were treated to a visit from Peter Cottontail on Saturday and a chance to discover surprises in the eggs waiting to be found at the annual Easter Egg Hunt organized by the VFW...

 

Tigers Roll Past Blue Ridge, Maintain Top Spot In SMC

The Tigers are in first place in the Smoky Mountain Conference at 10-1....

 

Eagles Pull Away From Lady Blue Devils In 8-0 Win

The Eagles used five second-half goals to score the 8-0 victory. The Lady Blue Devils are off this week for spring break. They return to the field next Monday at Franklin....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 15, 2019

Local Youth Competes Among Nation's Best Snowboarders

Anybody who ever said youth is wasted on the young has clearly never met Neva Peterson. At just 5 years old, not only is Peterson already tearing up the mountains as a snowboarder, she's one of the...

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    April 15, 2019

Strong Pitching Leads Tornados To Victory Over Scots

The Brevard College Tornados baseball team (7-23, 2-19 USAS) staved off a ninth-inning rally to claim a series-opening USA South Conference victory over the Covenant Scots (12-19, 5-13 USAS), 5-4, at Big League Camp in Marion, N.C. Junior pitcher...

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports    April 15, 2019

Tornados' LAX Defeats Averett, Tennis Falls To Hawks

The Brevard College Tornados men’s lacrosse team (6-6, 3-3 USAS) returned to the .500 mark in impressive fashion by defeating the Averett Cougars (1-11, 0-6 USAS), 18-5, on Saturday afternoon in Danville, Va. Averett took a slim, 2-1 lead after...

 

Brevard Tennis, Softball Pick Up Conference Victories

The Brevard Blue Devil tennis team picked up their seventh and eighth straight win last week, while the Lady Blue Devil softball team picked up a road conference win before their spring break tournament. Last Wednesday, the Brevard tennis team...

 

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