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 By Derek McKissock    News

Crosby Talks On The Craft Of Writing A Song

David Crosby was 20 years old when he wrote his first song, but it “wasn’t that good,” he said. Now, more than 55 years later, Crosby, a founding member of The Byrds and... — Updated 5/14/2019 Full story


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Brevard High Band Strikes Gold In New York

Members of the Brevard High School Band enjoyed a peak experience in early April, performing at the 2019 New York Invitational Music Festival in one of the world's great music... — Updated 5/7/2019


Habitat's 2019 Showhouse And Sale Set For June 1

The 2019 Transylvania Habitat for Humanity Showhouse and Sale will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at the Connestee Falls home of Larry and Susie Kruse. The home... — Updated 5/7/2019


News of Organizations

Pisgah Forest Rotary For the month of May, the Pisgah Forest Rotary speaker chair is Rik Emaus, and the Rotary International theme for the month is “Youth Service.” For the May 8 meeting, the guest speaker will be Stephanie... — Updated 5/7/2019


Glancing Back: Porky Byrd Joins Wolfpack Tennis Team

The following briefs are from Thursday, May 8, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Brevard College trustees honored the memory of the college’s first president by naming the campus art center the Eugene J. Coltrane Building... — Updated 5/7/2019


Growth Started With Obama

Don Stinchcomb makes a claim, in his recent letter, that the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United States under the current president “has been running in excess of 3.0 percent annually.” Figures like that... — Updated 5/7/2019


Brevard's Own

This past weekend we attended our 23rd Merlefest and was so very pleased that three of our Brevard Groups played: Pretty Little Goat, Carolina Blue and Steep Canyon Rangers. They all were wonderful. The Rangers were introduced by... — Updated 5/7/2019


Sharing House Volunteers

Last month Transylvania Christian Ministry’s staff held a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to thank over 175 volunteers for their outstanding volunteer hours at Sharing House. These volunteers include receptionists, interviewers,... — Updated 5/7/2019

 By Michele Pilon    Opinion

Nurses Create Positive Outcomes Through Expertise

Typically, the blossoming of spring is in full effect in western North Carolina during the month of May. This is also the month when we get the chance to recognize the caring professionals who make Transylvania Regional Hospital (T... — Updated 5/7/2019


Appreciates Law Enforcement Work

Kudos to local public servants, those who have served in the past, as well as those who are serving at this moment, especially those working at the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies during the search and... — Updated 5/7/2019


A Hero

Thursday, a hero’s motorcade brought Riley Howell home to Waynesville, 39 miles up Highway 276. Before UNC Charlotte, Riley attended Tuscola and T.C. Robinson, both so close he likely rode into Brevard to participate or cheer... — Updated 5/7/2019


Welcome To Years Of Debt

This past weekend Brevard College held its graduation ceremonies. This coming weekend Blue Ridge Community College will hold its graduation ceremonies. This month as thousands of students receive their diplomas, many of them will h... — Updated 5/7/2019


Pianist Chen Discusses His Career, Music

Internationally award-winning pianist Sean Chen, whom the Huffington Post praises as having, " exceptional ability to connect with an audience," will take the Porter Center... — Updated 5/7/2019


Writers' Conference To Present Free Readings

The Transylvania County Library Foundation and Brevard College are once again serving as co-hosts and platinum sponsors for the Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference, May 9-12.... — Updated 5/7/2019


New At The Library: Become 'Clean And Lean' In 30 Days

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Fitzpatrick, Lydia. “Lights All Night Long.” Ilya can’t believe his luck. His host family in Louisiana is nice and the town is better than he... — Updated 5/7/2019


BHS Junior Senior Prom Held At Lumber Yard

Brevard High Students enjoyed a night of celebration at the Brevard Lumber Yard during the 2019 Junior Senior Prom!... — Updated 5/7/2019

 By John Lanier    News

Poet Kwame Alexander Reveals The Power Of Words

A crowd of all ages filled Transylvania County Library’s Rogow Room Monday afternoon, April 29, to hear Newbery Medal Winner Kwame Alexander discuss poetry and the power of... — Updated 5/6/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Rep. Henson's Cyberstalking Charge Case Continued

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson’s trial date for a misdemeanor cyberstalking charge was continued on Thursday to June 27 as requested by Benjamin O. Zellinger, special prosecutor for the N.C Department of Justice. According to the... — Updated 5/6/2019


Graduates Shine At BC Commencement

The rain held off and the sun was shining bright in time for graduates and their families to embrace the joy of Brevard College’s (BC) commencement ceremony. One-hundred and... — Updated 5/6/2019


Barbara Johnson Wright

Barbara Johnson Wright, 85, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019. A native of Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Erna Pearson Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by... — Updated 5/6/2019


John David Parker

John David Parker, 68, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019. He was born in Dothan, Ala., on March 14, 1951, to the late Henry Allen Parker and Virginia Reeves Parker. He was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church. Survivors... — Updated 5/6/2019


Richard Monroe Parris

Richard Monroe Parris, 90, of Denver, N.C., died Monday, April 29, 2019. His funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Lakeshore Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ken Cross officiating. Burial followed in the... — Updated 5/6/2019


Craig Anthony Melby

Craig Anthony Melby passed away April 30, 2019. He was born in Providence, R.I., Nov. 24, 1955, and moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., shortly thereafter. He graduated from Lakewood... — Updated 5/6/2019


Beatrice Ann Miller Denslow

Beatrice Ann Miller Denslow, 87, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Born in Tampa, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Fred Daniel and Anna Storch Miller. In addition to her parents, her husband, Rev. David Ross... — Updated 5/6/2019


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