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Fostering Families...Raise Hope...Foster Dreams

There are signs of spring around the county...daffodils blooming, flowering shrubs, as well as a multitude of political signs and signs that read "Open Your Hearts to Foster and Ado... — Updated 4/30/2018


Grant To Aid K-12 Students Who Don't Have Home Internet Access

Some North Carolina K-12 students who do not have home internet access will soon receive assistance through a $250,000, two-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant was recently awarded to the State... — Updated 4/30/2018

 By Staff Reports    News

Deeds Office Kicks Off Thank-A-Vet On May 18

The Transylvania County Register of Deeds office will be initiating a new program on May 18 to thank the county’s military veterans for their service. The Thank-A-Vet program partners the Register of Deeds office with area... — Updated 4/30/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Paulus Explains 'Why HCA'

Last Thursday, The Transylvania Times published the first part of an interview with Ron Paulus, president and CEO of Mission Heath – the parent company to Transylvania Regional... — Updated 4/30/2018

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Blue Devils Drop Close Contest Against Smoky Mountain

The Brevard Blue Devils gave the conference-leading Smoky Mountain Mustangs a run for their money on Friday night, but came up just a bit short, falling 3-1 in a close ball game.... — Updated 4/30/2018


News Of Organizations

Parkinson’s Support Group The Brevard-Hendersonville Parkinson’s Support group meeting will be Tuesday, May 8, starting at 10 a.m., at the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, located at 249 E. Main St. in Brevard. The... — Updated 4/30/2018


Brevard Couple Celebrates 50 Years Of Marriage

Joan and Dave Rundell, of Brevard, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 4, 2018. Longtime residents of Miami Springs, Fla., until moving to western North Carolina in... — Updated 4/30/2018


Akridge, Dunn Engagement Announced

Mr. and Mrs. Don Akridge, of Lake Toxaway, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda M. Akridge, to Kaylon P. Dunn, son Chris and Elisia Dunn, of La Grande,... — Updated 4/30/2018


Best Beard Contest Part Of Farmers' Market Spring Celebration On May 5

The Transylvania Farmers' Market is planning a spring celebration on Saturday, May 5, as it switches back to its regular hours of 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. that week. The market will kick... — Updated 4/30/2018


Impressed With C.A.R.E.

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd recently had the pleasure of hosting a series of forums presented by the C.A.R.E. Coalition entitled “OUR Transylvania CARES about Youth: A Series on Marijuana.” The series included... — Updated 4/30/2018


Population Growth Is Unsustainable

Thank you for your timely (or timeless?) sounding of the alarm about unsustainable world population growth in your editorial on April 16. The facts and prognosis for the year 2050 of a world population of 9.8 to 10 billion people... — Updated 4/30/2018


Hawking Personified Perseverance

I read with a mixture of joy and sorrow of the passing of the remarkable cosmologist Stephen Hawking. His obituary appeared in a news magazine The Week, on March 30. Hawking’s achievements were legendary: University degrees,... — Updated 4/30/2018


Trump Will Gain From Suit

The recent suit by the Democratic Party of Wikileaks, Russia, and Donald Trump, has a two-fold purpose, albeit ill-conceived. One, it purports to investigate the Russian collusion with the Trump Campaign to defeat Hillary. But,... — Updated 4/30/2018



As the hair-on-fire Democrats continue to rant and rave, our president just continues to do his job. It’s really getting pretty boring and they should recognize that their obstructionist behavior just damages their cause and thei... — Updated 4/30/2018


A Time To Talk About Guns

On Tuesday, April 24, nearly 200 people gathered in Dunham Hall of Brevard College for “Time to Talk: About Guns.” Over a two-hour span, thoughts and beliefs on the issue of gun ownership and access were shared and considered... — Updated 4/30/2018


Thanks For A Good Paper

I am writing in response to the April 23 edition of The Transylvania Times. I usually read this paper thoroughly and have admired it for 32 years, since we retired to Brevard in 1986. First, I want to say it is the best newspaper... — Updated 4/30/2018


Try New Vegan Restaurant

We recently heard about Garlik Vegan Pizza & Dining, a new vegan restaurant in Horseshoe. It is 100 percent dairy, egg, meat and cruelty-free. There are also numerous gluten-free options. We had dinner there recently. The menu was... — Updated 4/30/2018


Appreciates Civil Discussion

On April 24, 2018 I attended a meeting, held in Dunham Hall of Brevard College. The audience was greeted by a member of the college staff. Clearly this was a meeting sponsored by Brevard College and they are to be complimented for... — Updated 4/30/2018


Henson Could Help Schools

Am I alone in my perception that Transylvania County appears to be subtly attempting to skew our electorate against a “yes” vote on the Transylvania County Schools’ bond referendum this November? At least once a month we... — Updated 4/30/2018


Basing Decisions On Information

Within the past month, two state legislative committees have made good decisions after gathering information from multiple, knowledgeable sources. In a rational world, gathering information from knowledgeable people, examining... — Updated 4/30/2018


Ready To Enjoy Blue Skies, Warm Temperatures

The warm weather has seen lots of people head outside to hike, bike and kick back.... — Updated 4/30/2018


Crowds Enjoy Stroll For First Gallery Walk

Large crowds were on hand for the first Gallery Walk of 2018 in downtown Brevard last Friday evening.... — Updated 4/30/2018


Law and Order

The following arrest reports were provided by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. •Nathan Scott Henderson, 40, was arrested on April 22 for one felony count of methamphetamine possession on April 22. He was placed in the... — Updated 4/30/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Robert McGraw Takes Over Gorges' Leadership

New Gorges State Park Superintendent Robert McGraw has taken the torch of leadership from Steve Pagano, who was the first superintendent of the 8,000-acre park, retiring recently af... — Updated 4/30/2018


City Celebrates Arbor Day

In celebration of its 150th birthday this year and Arbor Day, the city of Brevard held the ceremony of its 39th Tree City USA Growth Award. Pisgah Forest Elementary School students... — Updated 4/30/2018


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