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 By Matthew McGregor    News    July 15, 2019

City Dog Park Getting Closer To Reality – Brevard, NC

Brevard's own long-awaited dog park is finally happening. HCA (Hospital Corporations of America) has agreed to deed land owned by HCA to the city of Brevard for the use of a 2.7-acre dog park at the...

 

Picturing the Past: Rosman Tracking Station Supports Apollo Mission

This week's Picturing the Past article is from a July 24, 1969, Transylvania Times story titled, "Rosman Tracking Station Supports The Apollo XI In Indirect, Important Way." Transylvania County has...

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 15, 2019

Board Hears Employee Pay Plan Options – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday received two options regarding employee compensation that are aimed at making the county more competitive in recruiting and retaining quality employees. County Manager Jaime Laughter said...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    July 15, 2019

Last Phase Of City's Multi-Use Path System Gets Underway – Brevard, NC

The last phase in the completion of the city's multi-use path system has begun with the construction of the pedestrian footbridge over King's Creek on Railroad Avenue last week. The bridge will be 10...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    July 15, 2019

Drivers Injured In Friday Accident – Brevard, NC

A traffic accident resulting in an overturned vehicle on N.C. 280 on Friday morning led to two injured drivers and hour-long traffic delays with up to half-mile backups on either side of the road, according to officials. Both drivers were...

 

An Important Distinction

In today’s Opinions of the Readers, a contributor writes, “... the United States has ordained itself a Christian nation...” While Christians have played a prominent role in this country and 70 percent of Americans profess to be Christians,...

 

Support Doggie Day Out

I read with great interest the letter about Doggie Day Out, a new program being considered for the county shelter. As a volunteer, I know firsthand that in the last year, close to 1,000 animals were given food, shelter and affection in order to help...

 

To Whom Much Is Given

The United States is a nation that is referred to as being a “Christian Nation.” In our Pledge of Allegiance we solemnly repeat with hand over heart “under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” We place our hand reverently on...

 

Loud Noises Scare Pets

Regarding The Transylvania Times headline article of July 4—“What Does Independence Day Mean to You?” Our response is fear! To all persons exploding loud fireworks and shooting guns in neighborhoods in “celebration” of our country’s...

 

Hands Of Robbers

The parable of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37, refers to the love of God and love of our neighbors. What we, as a nation, are doing at the border with Mexico, is a human rights travesty. This treating men, women and children as if they are...

 

Trump Is True Patriot

Sally MacMillan’s letter touched on a lot of “talking points,” but she missed the real point of patriotism. Patriotism comes from within and not from politicians. Politicians work for us although they might think otherwise. Patriotism is not...

 

No Water

There is one toilet. There are 18 women who share one toilet. There is no way to open the reservoir tank. In fact, the toilet has a unique construction. The top of the reservoir tank is a sink. The sink is broken. The only way to get a drink of...

 

TRH Staff Were Professionals

I would like to commend Dr. Angus Graham and his surgical team for their professionalism on Tuesday, July 2, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. The nurses who took care of me were upbeat, caring, professional and tender throughout the day. Karen,...

 

Three Robbers Arrested After Wild Car Chase

The following briefs are from Thursday, July 17, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Spectacular electrical storms, accompanied by high winds, expended their wrath upon several sections of Brevard and Transylvania County last Thursday, July 10. C...

 

BMC To Present 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark'

On Saturday, July 20, at 8:30 p.m., Brevard Music Center (BMC) will present “Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert” at its open-air, lakeside Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium (WPA). Relive the magic of...

 

Check Out The Travel Collection At The Library

These new 2019 Travel Guides and more countries are now available at the Transylvania County Library Fiction Belgium & Luxembourg: This colorful guide covers Antwerp, Brussels, Luxembourg City, and more. With easy-to-read maps, vibrant photos, and...

 

Joseph Horowitz To Discuss 'Copland Vs. Korngold'

The 2019 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues this month with “Copland Vs. Korngold: The Battle for American Film Music,” presented by Joseph Horowitz. The program begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 19, in the library’s Rogow Room and is made...

 

The Common Ground Book Club To Meet On July 22

An organizational meeting for the Common Ground Book Club will be held in the Connestee Room at Transylvania County Public Library on July 22, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The goal of this book club is to foster respectful conversation about sensitive soci...

 

ART Of The Mountains Returns July 26-27

The annual ART of the Mountains fine art show returns to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church for the 2019 summer show on Friday and Saturday, July 26 and July 27. Father Thomas Murphy, along with the ART...

 

Shepherd's 'Midnight Beauties' To Be Released

Brevard native and popular young adult author Megan Shepherd’s newest novel “Midnight Beauties,” will be released on Aug. 13 to conclude her magical series Grim Lovelies. Picking up where Grim Lovelies left off, Shepherd’s conclusion sweeps...

 

Smiths To Celebrate 73 Years Of Marriage

Ernest and Mary Smith will celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary Thursday, July 17. They were married July 17, 1946 at the Earl Street Baptist Church parsonage in Greenville, S.C. They raised...

 

Improve Cyber Security At Home Or Work

The internet plays an integral role in many people’s daily lives. The number of Internet users has increased from 738 million in 2000 to 3.2 billion in 2015, according to a new report from the International Telecommunication Union. While spending...

 

Democratic Women Host Cyber Security Program

The next monthly meeting of the Transylvania Democratic Women’s Club will be held on Monday, July 22, at the Twin Dragons Restaurant. Featured speaker will be Transylvania County resident Kim Corum who will speak on cyber security in today’s...

 

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Ingredients: 4 cups fresh peaches, sliced 1 cup sugar ½ cup butter or margarine 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon salt ½ cup shortening ¼ cup, plus 1 tablespoon...

 

Roxie G. Davis

On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, surrounded by her family, Roxie G. Davis, of Pisgah Forest, joined the Lord in Heaven. She was 93. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Gunter and was th...

 

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