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Flyers Fly By

More than 1,000 cyclists came to Transylvania County Sunday for the Fletcher Flyer, which started at Oskar Blues Brewery. Although riders enjoyed beautiful weather for most of the... — Updated 6/9/2015


Courts Back Teachers

In 2013 the General Assembly passed and Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill that did away “career status” for North Carolina teachers. The teachers’ association (NCAE) filed suit, claiming that the suit was unconstitutional. Last... — Updated 6/8/2015


Cole, Henderson Engagement Announced

Michael and Kimberly Cole, of Mills River, are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Julianna Catherine Cole, to Jordan Luke Henderson, both of... — Updated 6/8/2015


Gray, Galloway Engagement Announced

Rodney and Donna H. Gray, of Wilson, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Henderson Gray, to Miles Randall Galloway, son of Michael and Holly Black, of Kings Moun... — Updated 6/8/2015


Timothy James Reeves

Timothy James Reeves, 45, of Lake Alfred, passed away Friday, May 8, 2015, in Lake Alfred, Fla. He was born Nov. 20, 1969 in Lake Alfred to James Reeves, of Brevard, and the late... — Updated 6/8/2015


Frances Pledger

Frances Pledger died June 5, 2015, at Tore's Home in Brevard. What a blessing to know that the compassionate caregivers at Tore's took loving care of her during this last stage of h... — Updated 6/8/2015


Louella Riddle Shelton Owen

Louella Riddle Shelton Owen, 70, of Hiawassee, Ga. went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 2, 2015.    A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Dollie Mae McKinney Riddle. Her first husband, Ted... — Updated 6/8/2015


Dr. William Carman Baum

Dr. William Carman Baum died June 6, 2015. Born in Saginaw, Mich. April 29, 1917, he was a son to William S. Baum and Florence Carman Baum. He was baptized in the Presbyterian Church, was educated at Saginaw High School, Bay City J... — Updated 6/8/2015

 By Park Baker    Features

Rosman High Seniors Reminisce, Look Forward – Rosman NC

Editor's Note: Rosman High School will hold its Graduation Ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, at Brevard Music Center. The following is a look at two of those prospective graduates,... — Updated 6/8/2015

 By Park Baker    Features

Brevard High Seniors To Study Health, Medicine – Brevard NC

Editor's Note: Brevard High School will hold its Graducation Ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday, at Brevard Music Center. The following is a look at two of the prospective graduates,... — Updated 6/8/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

College Transforms Boiler Room To Coffee House - Brevard NC

It's not quite the Phoenix rising from the ashes, but a new coffee shop located at Brevard College has transformed a previously unused industrial building into a space where... — Updated 6/8/2015


Fun Flyer

For some, fun was the order of the day Sunday during the annual Fletcher Flyer cycle ride. See more photos by visiting and clicking on the Photos tab. (Times photo by Sean Trapp)... — Updated 6/8/2015


Legal Notices For June 4, 2015



Law & Order- Brevard NC

• Nicholas Blanton Ashworth, 35, was arrested by the Brevard Police Department on June 5 and charged with a felony fraud and obtaining money on a false pretense. He was placed on a $10,000 unsecured bond. • Adrian Leigh Hall,... — Updated 6/8/2015


D.D. Bullwinkel's Names New Manager – Brevard NC

Laura Rhodes has been named as D.D. Bullwinkel’s new general manager. “Laura’s varied leadership experience, design background and love of the outdoors makes her an ideal candidate to lead our store team, as we look to... — Updated 6/8/2015

 By Derek McKissock    News

City, Homeowners Reach A Settlement - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard recently reached a financial settlement with the Bedford Place Home Owners Association (BPHOA), the money from which will be used to correct on-going drainage problems. The agreement is the latest in a situation... — Updated 6/8/2015


New City Path To Be Unveiled - Brevard NC

Brevard's new Cherry Street Greenway Extension, the newest addition to the city’s bike and hike path, will be unveiled at a dedication at 4 p.m., Thursday, June 11. The event will be held at the trailhead next to Oscar Blues Brew... — Updated 6/8/2015


Against Discrimination

It was a pure delight to read in the June 1 issue the four supportive letters for our young people standing up against discrimination and hatred at the White Squirrel Festival. They give us hope for the future. Sue Null... — Updated 6/8/2015


Brevard Academy Is Frugal, Transparent

I am grateful to Ms. Wellborn for her astute comments concerning the May 18 governing board meeting of Brevard Academy. She brings up many important points to which I feel I must respond. First and foremost, I agree that it is... — Updated 6/8/2015


Jobless Numbers Decrease - Brevard NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate decreased from 5.5 percent in March to 4.9 percent in April, according to preliminary figures released Wednesday from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into... — Updated 6/8/2015


Supports Pedestrian/ Bike Path

A few recent letters to the editor have questioned the use and funding of the local pedestrian/bike path. I’d like to offer my observations as a frequent user of the path. Personally, I use the path to run and bike with my son.... — Updated 6/8/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Sheriff Explains Need For Position - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: At last Monday’s budget workshop commissioners approved funding for a part-time PREA (Prison Elimination Rape Act) coordinator at a cost of $18,823. The coordinator position was not included in County Manager... — Updated 6/8/2015


Meeting The Literacy Challenge

In a recent column on the education page, Dr. Betsy Burrows, director of Teacher Education of Brevard College, shared the memories of education majors and how those positive reflections influenced their choice of a teaching... — Updated 6/8/2015


Missing The Point

A recent letter titled “Issues” glaringly misses the point on Hillary Clinton. If we had any idea where she stands on the “Issues,” we would have some basis on which to judge her competency to be president, but she has so... — Updated 6/8/2015


Trails Are Not A Waste

Yesterday I walked from my home near Brevard Elementary School to Lowe’s. (Did I mention I’m 73?) Great day, great walk. I got out, got exercise and interacted with fellow county residents who use and value Brevard’s hike /... — Updated 6/8/2015


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