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Let People Decide

Some fundamental tenets of conservatism are that the best government is government closest to the people and that local issues should be decided locally. Our state legislators, Sen. Tom Apodaca and Rep. Chris Whitmire, recently seem to have ignored...

 

Going To Vote For Trump?

Talk to Edward Friel Jr. a contractor hired by Trump to build slot machine bases at Harrah’s at Trump Plaza and finished the work in 1984 and has a balance due of $86,600 that was never paid. Talk to USA TODAY network where analysis found Trump...

 

NAACP Saddened By Violence

We are deeply saddened by the violent deaths in Orlando of at least 50 of our brothers and sisters, targeted apparently as members of the LGBT community. That the shooter seems to have “pledged allegiance to ISIS” in the midst of his deadly...

 

School Board Candidates File, 'Partisan' Bill Progresses - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: After this story went to print, it was announced that Ea Dossey had withdrawn her notice of candidacy for the Board of Education race. As the bill that would make school board elections in Transylvania County partisan makes itsa way...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    June 16, 2016

Cagle Pleads Guilty In House Fire Case - Brevard NC

The man accused of setting a residence in Brevard on fire pleaded guilty to lesser charges in Transylvania County Superior Court earlier in the week. Matthew S. Cagle, 33, of 122 Forest Hill Circle, pleaded guilty to burning his own home, which is a...

 

Rev. John Lester Bates

Rev. John Lester Bates, 74, of Pickens, S.C. and former resident of Transylvania County, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 12, 2016. A native of Murphy, N.C., he was the son of the late Lester Bates and Flonnie Reese Bates. He was also prede...

 

Hemlocks And Fire Funding Dominate Hearing - Brevard NC

Requests to reconsider funding a project to help save hemlock trees and to fund staffing at the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue were made Monday during the public hearing for the proposed 2016/17 county budget. Four of the five people who spoke during...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 16, 2016

Survey: BMC Boosts Economy - Brevard NC

A recent survey indicates that the Brevard Music Center has both a short and long-term positive economic impact on Brevard and Transylvania County. "Brevard Music Center is not only an important...

 

Vigil For Orlando Victims Set For Sunday - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County community is invited to join in a vigil in memory of the victims of the Orlando, Fla., mass shooting at 4 p.m., Sunday, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. The service is being sponsored by the local chapter of the...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    June 16, 2016

Man Accused Of Selling Prescription Pills - Brevard NC

A 74-year-old county resident is facing felony charges after allegedly selling prescription pills out of his home. Douglas M. Grindstaff, of 72 Grindstaff Circle, was charged with selling or delivering a schedule IV controlled substance; possession...

 

Bear Warning Issued For Pink Beds Area - Brevard NC

The Pisgah National Forest is warning visitors going to the Pink Beds in the Pisgah Ranger District to be on the lookout for black bears. The warning comes after a recent bear encounter was reported...

 

Notice To Subscribers -Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times will be implementing a new subscriber circulation system over the next few weeks. If you do not receive your paper, please contact us immediately to let us know. We do not anticipate many problems, but it is possible that some...

 

Ramona Jean "R.J." Cooper

Ramona Jean “R.J.” (Hansen) Lowcock Cooper let go of her body Wednesday, June 8, 2016, with her children at her side in Bella Vista, Ark., 83 days before her 88th birthday. The first-born child of Metha (Christensen) and Kris Hansen, she was...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 16, 2016

Brevard Academy Continues To Work On New Site - Brevard NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors approved another $148,623 in capital expenditures for its new campus at their meeting held last Wednesday. The major items approved for expenditures were gym flooring ($48,000), D...

 

Hobnob Chefs Competing In Statewide Competition - Brevard NC

The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the state's food, agriculture and culinary talent will include a team from Brevard. Recently, a win...

 

Dorothy "Dot" Fisher Rogers

Dorothy “Dot” Fisher Rogers, 72, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 14, 2016. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Edith Monteith Fisher and was the wife of the late Richard Woodfin ...

 

Legal Notices for June 16, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 16-E-197 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Isobel S. Stewart of Transylvania... Full story

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Keith Thompson continues his sermon series on the kind of church that is modeled after the list of spiritual fruits in Galatians 5. This week's message is, "Sign Me Up with a Peaceful Church." Special music for...

 

How To Cool It

The record-setting temperatures are inspiring lots of folk to try and get cool, including at Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest and at the Franklin Park pool in Brevard. (Times photos by Jeremiah...

 

Dave Desmelik To Play At Farmers' Market Saturday – Brevard NC

This Saturday, June 18, will be a Father's Day Celebration at the Transylvania Farmers' Market from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The morning's free event includes: •Free barbecue samples from Blue Smoke BBQ...

 

Arts & Culture Celebration To Be Held June 24-July 4 – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council invites the public to enjoy Arts & Culture Celebration 2016 from June 24 – July 4. Sponsors for the 2016 Arts & Culture Celebration includes Jerome & Summey Insurance, city of Brevard, the Audrey Love...

 

Brevard Philharmonic To Celebrate 40th Anniversary – Brevard NC

Tickets are on sale now for the 40th anniversary season of the Brevard Philharmonic. Music lovers can buy either single tickets or a full season subscription, which offers six high quality...

 

Siskind And Lee To Perform Friday, June 24 – Brevard NC

Sarah Siskind and Julie Lee will perform their bluesy gospel on Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist church hosts Siskind and Lee pull influence from the blues, gospel, jazz,...

 

Business After Hours Held

Davidson River Outfitters hosted the June Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce After Hours Tuesday night at their new location in Pisgah Forest. (Times photo by Leigh Trapp)...

 

Biggest Ever AAUW Book Sale Opens Saturday – Brevard NC

Calling all readers and book lovers. The doors of the AAUW Book Sale open Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. As happens every year at this time, there will be a line of anxious buyers down the hall and...

 

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