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Oliver Paul "O.P." Martin

Oliver Paul "O.P." Martin, 84, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Madison County, he was a son of the late Harry Martin and Lillie Mae...

 

Anticipation

Summer is nearly upon us and I am looking forward to two important and rare events. The first is the total solar eclipse which will occur on Aug. 21; the second is a chance to meet in person with my state representative, Cody Henson, when he is back...

 

Sandra Bryson Lasater

Sandra Bryson Lasater, of Fairbanks, Alaska, better known as “Daddle” by her North Carolina family and friends, departed this earth April 9, 2017, for her heavenly home. A native of Rosman, she was born to Lloyd and Mae Jackson Bryson. She...

 

Living With Mental Illness

Positives can spring from the negatives of a severe mental illness. I have been catapulted into a life I could never imagine. I showed signs of bipolar disorder, or manic depression, in my early 20s, but I was not accurately diagnosed and treated...

 

'Back Channels' In History

Some people are in a snit over the alleged use of a “back channel” for discussions with Russia. “Back channels” with adversaries have been used by world leaders in solving issues for over a century. During the Japanese-Russian War, President...

 
 By Al Mercer    Opinion    June 8, 2017

Guest Column: City Of Brevard Needs Civil Ordinances - Brevard, NC

City ordinances exist but they are inadequate for protecting Brevard’s citizens from simple daily disturbances like barking dogs or other annoyances. County and city jurisdictions overlap and even though their ordinances complement each other,...

 

Kushner

Well, well, well, the “golden haired” Boy Wonder, the Ivy League son of a millionaire, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who came from rich parents, a man who’s never held an elective office in his life, but now rules the White House...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 8, 2017

Tilston Recalls Shrunken Heads, De Gaulle

What do a French president, a shrunken head and World War II prisoners of war have in common? The answer: Elizabeth Ellen Churchill Tilston. The 91-year-old recently looked out over Pisgah National...

 

Graduation Ceremonies Set For Friday, Saturday

Transylvania County Schools will hold its graduation ceremonies this Friday and Saturday. Those planning to attend are encouraged to leave ample time for parking and walking, depending on the location: •Davidson River School — 10 a.m., Friday,...

 

County's Jobless Rate Continues To Tumble

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in April was 4 percent down, from 4.6 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who...

 

U.S. Forest Service To Hold Series Of Public Meetings

The U.S. Forest Service will hold open houses across the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests from late June to early August to provide the public with opportunities to talk with Forest Service staff about local issues, district projects, and the...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    June 8, 2017

Program Dedicated To Wilderness Stewards

Managing public lands is a constantly evolving endeavor. Each year there are new infrastructure needs, access issues, educational opportunities and, of course, there is trail work to be done. All of t...

 

Status Of Rep. Henson's Bills Updated

The Transylvania Times has periodically been updating the status of the bills either sponsored or co-sponsored by Transylvania County’s representatives in Raleigh, N.C. Rep. Cody Henson and N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards. The following pertains, as of...

 

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