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Ask Us Question Answered-Brevard NC

What movie is currently being shot in DuPont State Recreational Forest? Answer: Scenes from the MGM feature "Max" are being shot in the forest. Starring Josh Wiggins (Hellion,... — Updated 6/6/2014


Ann Stoner

Ann Stoner is, no doubt, enjoying the face-to-face meeting with her Savior. God mercifully received her home Monday, June 2, 2014. She went to glory peacefully in the company of... — Updated 6/5/2014


Bike Publication Planned - Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times is pleased to announce plans for a new mountain biking and cycling publication, which will be distributed in early July. The new publication is the result of... — Updated 6/4/2014


Davidson River To Host Blood Drive – Brevard NC

A blood drive will be held at Davidson River School Friday, June 6, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The blood drive is open to the entire community. To register for a specific time, call 884-9567. Walk-in donors also are... — Updated 6/4/2014


Health Fair To Be Held At Saturday's Farmers Market – Brevard NC

Talks by local health experts, an exercise class, free mini-massages, health screenings and live music are all scheduled for this Saturday morning as the Transylvania Farmers... — Updated 6/4/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Davidson River School Graduates Walk Tall - Brevard NC

It was a beautiful morning, and for 22 Transylvania County seniors, it was the beginning of the next page of their lives as Davison River School held its annual graduation ceremony... — Updated 6/4/2014


N.C. Premiere Of 'The Hungry Heart' – Brevard NC

Friday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m., the C.A.R.E. Coalition is inviting the community to a fundraiser showing of the North Carolina premiere of "The Hungry Heart," a national acclaimed... — Updated 6/4/2014

 By Park Baker    News

Board Recognizes Retiring School Employees – Brevard NC

The Board of Education honored retiring school system employees during its regular meeting Monday. The Board of Education hosted the retirees who were able to attend and served them refreshments and presented them with gifts. The... — Updated 6/4/2014


Betty Scruggs, Michael Shelton File For School Board – Brevard NC

As of noon on Wednesday, Betty Scruggs and Michael Shelton are the only candidates to have filed for two seats on the Board of Election in November. Scruggs is a long-time educator in the local school system, and Shelton made an... — Updated 6/4/2014

 By John Lanier    News

Rosman Aldermen Discuss Raising Sewer Rates - Brevard NC

With a quorum of three Tuesday night, the Rosman Board of Aldermen discussed the possibility of raising sewer rates in the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1. “We’ve not changed our sewer and water rates in quite a few... — Updated 6/4/2014


Zimmerman To Speak On Benefits Of Mulching – Brevard NC

Transylvania County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers invite the public to join them for their June meeting to hear about the benefits of mulching in your garden. The EMGV Meeting will begin at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at... — Updated 6/4/2014 Full story

 By Derek McKissock    News

City Council Backs 1-Cent Tax Increase - Brevard NC

A 1-cent property tax increase to help pay for staffing the fire department in the evening and to construct a bike/hike path near Cherry Street were backed by Brevard City Council Monday during its second budget workshop. A 1-cent... — Updated 6/4/2014

 By Derek McKissock    News

City Utility Bills Could Go Up – Brevard NC

This year, the city of Brevard’s annual debt from loans to pay for improvements to its utility system is $300,000. By 2018, the debt amount will be more than $1 million. To help pay for that debt and the continuing operational... — Updated 6/4/2014


Local Resident Receives National Sports Medicine Honor Award

Transylvania County resident James S. "Jim" Skinner, Ph.D. recently received the 2014 American College of Sports Medicine Honor Award. The award was presented in Orlando, Fla. May 30 at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American... — Updated 6/4/2014


Compassionate Friends Group Announces Two Raffle Winners – Brevard NC

The Brevard Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a self help group for bereaved parents, sponsored a booth at the recent White Squirrel Festival. Two baskets were raffled; the first winner was Jackie Jarvis, who took home a... — Updated 6/4/2014


Headwaters Outfitters To Offer 'Cruise Then Booze' Paddle Event – Rosman NC

The official start of summer might not be for a couple weeks, but the first of June always brings longer days, more sunshine, and provides perfect evening paddle trip conditions. Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures is ready... — Updated 6/4/2014


4-H Riders Advance To State-Level Competition

The West District 4-H Horse Show at the WNC Ag Center last month featured a number of riders from the Transylvania County 4-H horse program. Riders must qualify at this annual... — Updated 6/4/2014


News of Organizations

Woodturners The June meeting of The Western North Carolina Woodturners Club will meet Thursday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at the Blue Ridge School, in Glenville at 95 Bobcat Drive. Drive to the back of the school to the Woodworking shop.... — Updated 6/4/2014


DuPont/Sterling/ Agfa Picnic Planned

The annual picnic for all DuPont/Sterling/Agfa former employees, spouses and/or guests will be Saturday, June 21, at the Etowah Baptist Church Promise Center (on U.S. 64 in Etowah) beginning at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at... — Updated 6/4/2014


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Blantyre Baptist Pastor Ron Nelson and congregation invite the public to a Southern Gospel Singing Sunday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. Mark 209 from Nashville, Tenn. will be singing. Brevard First Baptist First Baptist Church... — Updated 6/4/2014


Fund Silvermont

I have recently moved into the area and have found a gem in Silvermont Park. I love the tranquility, it’s history, and all it offers to the community. Imagine my shock to learn that although it is a county park it is not in the... — Updated 6/4/2014


Bike Racks

Where are the bike racks? Brevard is advertised as a “Bike friendly town” — but where are the bike racks? My daughter and two granddaughters live downtown. The little girls, having just proudly shed their training wheels are... — Updated 6/4/2014


Food Lion Is Great Donor

While analyzing the data for Sharing House for the year 2013, once again we were reminded of the extreme generosity and support of Food Lion. Seven days a week volunteers pick up baked goods, meat and produce from Food Lion for dis... — Updated 6/4/2014


Wolves In Sheep's Clothing

On Jan. 5, 2012, at one o’clock in the morning, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis held a surprise vote on eliminating direct payment from teachers’ paychecks to the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). The vot... — Updated 6/4/2014


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