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Squirrel Box Derby Returning To 'Jailhouse Hill' - Brevard NC

On Saturday, the Squirrel Box Derby will return after a one-year break. Organizers said registrations are streaming in for racers, volunteers and sponsors who want to enjoy the... — Updated 5/26/2016


Barbecue And Blues Festival Set For June 3-4 – Brevard NC

The third annual Brevard Blues & BBQ Festival will be held Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4. In addition to the legendary performers Bettye LaVette and The Blind Boys of... — Updated 5/26/2016


Grimm Out As Brevard Academy Director-Brevard NC

In special meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy decided not to renew the contract of director Barbara Grimm for the next school year.... — Updated 5/26/2016


Legal Notices for May 26, 2016

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REMEDIATE Risk-Based Remediation Pursuant to Part 8 of Article 9 of Chapter 130A of the General Statutes Former DuPont Brevard Site 1300 Staton Road Cedar Mountain, Transylvania County, North Carolina EPA ID... — Updated 5/25/2016 Full story


Annual River Cleanup Yields 1,200 Pounds Of Garbage – Rosman NC

Last Saturday's annual cleanup of the French Broad River, which was hosted by Headwaters Outfitters, collected 1,200 pounds of trash, including 19 tires and one old beer keg. The... — Updated 5/25/2016


Honoring Veterans

This past Saturday, Boy Scouts from Troop 703 and others placed flags on the graves of veterans at Davidson River Cemetery and Evergreen Gillespie Cemetery in time for Memorial... — Updated 5/25/2016


Go Explore

The Transylvania Times' free publication, Transylvania Explorer, is included with today's paper. The Explorer includes all the information you will need for things to do and see... — Updated 5/25/2016


N.C. Insurance Chief Visits Brevard - Brevard NC

N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin was in Brevard on Monday, meeting with local insurance agents discussing state insurance issues as well as using the opportunity to stump... — Updated 5/25/2016


Annual White Squirrel Festival – Brevard NC

Friday East Main Street Stage Pretty Little Goat: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jon Stickley Trio: 7-8 p.m. Town Mountain: 8:30-10 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m...............White Squirrel 5 & 10k... — Updated 5/25/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Song Memorializes Young Soldier's Sacrifice-Brevard NC

This Saturday, the annual Memorial Day Parade will again be held in downtown Brevard as a time to remember those who died while serving in the Armed Forces. For Transylvania County... — Updated 5/25/2016


Robinsons Mark 60 Year

Rev. Jerry G. Robinson and wife, Judith C. Robinson, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of their wedding, May 26, 2016. They lived in Brevard for five years. He served as pastor... — Updated 5/25/2016



Maggie Lee VonCanon Andy VonCanon and Brittany Whitmire, of Brevard, proudly announce the birth of the daughter, Maggie Lee VonCanon, born April 14, 2016, at Mission Hospital in... — Updated 5/25/2016


Four Generations of Breedloves

Pictured are Brittany Whitmire, little Maggie Lee VonCanon, Eileen "Nanny" Breedlove and Jackie "Whitey" Whitmire, all of Brevard. Four generations of love. Maggie is wearing... — Updated 5/25/2016


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church Chicken for Charity has become an annual event on the Saturday of the White Squirrel Festival in downtown Brevard. Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. there will be hickory smoked barbec... — Updated 5/25/2016


Joseph Francis Farina Jr.

Joseph Francis Farina Jr., known as “Frank” by most of his friends, passed away May 23, 2016, at the age of 62. He died peacefully and will now join his dad, Joseph “Joe” Farina Sr., his mother, Norma Louise Farina and his... — Updated 5/25/2016


Barbara J. Powell Addis

Barbara J. Powell Addis, 71, of Rosman, passed away Jan. 5, 2016. Born April 28, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Lela Powell. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2016, at Old Toxaway Baptist... — Updated 5/25/2016


Support Hemlock Study

As a private citizen, I am asking the county commissioners to reconsider a request from their Transylvania Natural Resources Council to fund a “study” aimed at preventing the extinction of hemlocks on private lands that define... — Updated 5/25/2016


Election Is A Primary

I would like to clarify the process regarding the June 7, 2016 primary election. In the May 19 edition of The Transylvania Times there was a letter to the editor regarding the importance of voting in the upcoming primary election.... — Updated 5/25/2016


Early Voting Begins For Congressional Primary -Brevard NC

On June 7, another primary election will take place. In Transylvania County, there will be a Democratic ballot, with the partisan office of U.S. House of Representatives District 11 race and the nonpartisan office of N.C. Supreme... — Updated 5/25/2016


Morgan For N.C. Supreme Court

Because the law establishing retention elections was ruled unconstitutional by an N.C. Appellate court and affirmed by the N.C. Supreme Court, there are now two races on the June 7 second primary ballot. One is for the 11th... — Updated 5/25/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

EMS, Others Waiting On Study - Brevard NC

The county department tasked with providing emergency help is asking for its own help. The Transylvania County EMS department was recently denied a request for an additional 10 positions by County Manager Jaime Laughter in her... — Updated 5/25/2016


Forgiveness And Vietnam

I must comment on President Obama’s visit to Vietnam. I was a physician on the ground in Vietnam in 1968-1969. My wife and I went back on a visit 18 months ago and had a wonderful time. We ate, drank and socialized with ex-Viet... — Updated 5/25/2016


Ecusta Trail Backers Upset At Board - Brevard NC

The removal of language supporting the Ecusta Trail from the proposed 2025 Comprehensive Plan for the county has upset the trail’s backers. At the same time, language that says the county should promote multi-use trails remains... — Updated 5/25/2016


Community Center Needs Financial Help

My husband and I have kept the Cathey’s Creek Community Center up for over 50 years. Sometimes we have gotten a little help from different members of the community, but not very much. The building was built in 1908 and served as... — Updated 5/25/2016


A Special Spring

This has been a special spring for Brevard High School athletics as both track teams and the boys’ tennis teams competed in the state championships this past weekend and the girls’ softball team made it to the fourth round of... — Updated 5/25/2016


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