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 By Matt McGregor    News    April 26, 2018

State School Superintendent Visits

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson, who is visiting schools throughout western North Carolina this week, visited Brevard Elementary School and Brevard Academy on Tuesday as a...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 26, 2018

Mission CEO Discusses Why They May Sell

Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times recently sat down for an interview with Ron Paulus, president and CEO of Mission Health - the parent company of Transylvania Regional Hospital - as it considers...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 26, 2018

County Grants Museum 12 More Months

Transylvania County commissioners approved another 12-month lease for the WNC Military History Museum to be housed in the old county administration building, but the suggestion was made they would not support extending the lease in the future....

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 26, 2018

Climate Change Discussed At TNRC Meeting

According to the U.S. Global Change Research Program and its Climate Science Special Report, which was released last fall, the globally averaged surface temperature has increased by 1.8 degrees during the past 115 years, making it the warmest period...

 

Friends Of DuPont Forest Gather At The Library

N.C. Rep. Chuck McGrady lauded the efforts of the Friends of DuPont Forest (FODF) volunteer group recently during its annual public meeting at the Transylvania County Library. Roughly 100 people turned out to hear the latest from land managers and...

 

Law and Order

Decarlos Lynch, of Brevard, was recently sentenced to up to 58 months in prison for assaulting his girlfriend on at least two occasions. Lynch appeared before Judge Marvin Pope in the Transylvania County Superior Court last week and entered a guilty...

 

Correction

Transylvania County’s operational funding to the school system was $11,842,443 for the current fiscal year. A story in the April 23 edition about school funding reported the incorrect amount....

 

Student Art Displayed As Part Of City Celebration

As part of the city of Brevard's 150th birthday celebration, the Transylvania Community Arts Council is hosting the Transylvania County Public Schools Student Art Exhibit. The exhibit will be on...

 

Statistics And Definitions

In Monday’s paper we ran a story on various statistics provided by Transylvania County School Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris at a recent Board of Education meeting. At this past Monday night’s Transylvania County Board of Commissioners meeting,...

 

A New Courthouse Or New DA?

My first-hand experience with D.A. Greg Newman is that he does not support our law enforcement officers well or the victims of crime and their families. At the recent Republican Forum, the challenger made a claim that Newman’s office has dismissed...

 

Widows Support Brown

As widows, we know what it is like to deal with the legal consequences of the loss of a loved one. Fortunately in Transylvania County, the person to assist you with this is Kristi Brown, our caring and competent Clerk of the Court. She knows if a...

 

Felty Is Talented Curator

The first Songsmith Gathering proves, once again, what a talented curator of fine musical performances our community has in John Felty. Having two stages was brilliant. Between the Main Stage and the idyllic Lakeside Stage, the stellar offerings of...

 

Take Pride In Rosman

I find it very hard to believe that someone is concerned about baggy pants in Rosman. The town of Rosman sits on the banks of the beautiful French Broad River. As you drive into Rosman along the river, a field full of discarded trailers can be seen...

 

A Dirty Word?

The death of Barbara Bush has engendered mostly public praise, but also some criticism, largely depending on where one falls on the almighty political scale. I will remember her as a member of the Greatest Generation, as the wife and mother of a...

 

PEO Holds Spring Reciprocity Luncheon

The Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Chapter BT of Brevard hosted the Spring Reciprocity Luncheon held at the Etowah Golf Course on April 14 with about 80 members present. The Reciprocity...

 

Vote For Brown

I came to know Kristi Brown in the mid 1990s while she was working for The Neumann Law Firm in Brevard. As Clerk of Superior Court, I regularly contacted the attorneys’ offices on matters before the court. Kristi answered the phone one day and I...

 

Safely Dispose Of Prescription Drugs At Take Back Event

It’s time for a good spring cleaning — of your medicine cabinet. You can help prevent pill abuse and theft by safely disposing of potentially dangerous expir-ed, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. This Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2...

 

Free Sessions On Hospice And Advance Planning To Be Held

On Friday, April 27, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Dr. Morris Jenkins of the Hospice of Care Partners and Transylvania Regional Hospital will give a presentation on hospice care and pain palliation. On the following Friday, May 4, at the same time, Erica...

 

Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass Joins BC Wind Ensemble For Last Concert

The Brevard College Wind Ensemble presents its last concert of the season on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. An event free and open to the public, the concert will also feature special guests the Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass (BRSB). The BRSB is a 28-piece brass...

 

Number 7 Arts Gallery Announces 'Evolution In Our Art' Exhibit

This month-long celebration of fine art’s creative process opening reception begins Friday, April 27, at 5 – 8 p.m. at 2 West Main Street in Brevard. “How long did it take to make or paint that?” It’s an oft-asked question of every artist....

 

Barron To Build Upon Installation Piece During April 27 Gallery Walk

This Friday, April 27, during Brevard’s first gallery walk of the season, Jennifer Barron will be building upon the art installation “reconnecting.” Come visit Gallery at 36 on Main Street from 5-8 p.m., where Barron will be surrounded by...

 

Brevard's Fourth Friday Gallery Walks Kick-Off Friday

Enjoy an evening stroll in downtown Brevard on Friday, April 27, as you explore art, music and wine. Thirty three downtown art galleries, retail stores and restaurants will be participating in the 2018 Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walks from 5 ...

 
 By Pam Drellow    Arts    April 26, 2018

Friends Of The Library Announces New President

During its annual meeting at the Transylvania County Library this month, the Friends of the Library (FOL) announced the appointment of its new board president. Tia Ramsey, who previously served as the board secretary, takes over the position upon...

 

Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program Honored

On Saturday evening, April 14, the prestigious Brevard College Lifetime Giving Society recognized the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program as a member of the Weaver Circle ($250,000 -...

 

Taste Of Transylvania Highlights Classroom Creativity

On May 1, the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF), in partnership with First Citizens Bank, will host the 2018 Taste of Transylvania at the Brevard Lumberyard, 170 King St. in...

 

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