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Asheville's Terpsicorps To Perform Tuesday

The renowned Brevard Music Center (BMC) continues its expansive summer festival offering to western North Carolina audiences with the BMC debuts of Asheville's Terpsicorps on July... — Updated 7/18/2018


Scouts Build Pollinator Garden At DuPont Forest's Visitor Center

The Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center at DuPont State Recreational Forest has become a better environment for a different kind of visitor: Monarch butterflies and other pollinators.... — Updated 7/18/2018


News of Organizations

Land Of Waterfalls Camera Club The Land of Waterfalls Camera Club presents two outstanding local photographers at its meeting on Thursday, July 19. Photographer Walter Arnold will share amazing images and techniques from his “Art... — Updated 7/16/2018


County Library, Scholastic To Host Reading Festival

Transylvania County Library and Scholastic are teaming up to get kids excited about summer reading. On Wednesday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RV will be visiting the library to... — Updated 7/16/2018


Media Tries To Take Trump Down

The New Yorker movie critic Pauline Kael once famously said, “I only know one person who voted for Nixon.” Substitute “Trump” for “Nixon” and you have the echo chamber inhabited by today’s media elite. Steady... — Updated 7/16/2018


Boys & Girls Club Offers Summer Internships For Teens

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club is operating an internship program for its teenagers this summer that sends them out into the community to work alongside grownups doing real jobs. “The whole idea is to give them an... — Updated 7/16/2018


BC Installs Looping Systems At Three Lecture Locations

Brevard College recently announced the completion of induction looping in the Porter Center, Ingram Auditorium, and the largest lecture hall on campus (McLarty-Goodson 125) to make campus presentations and perform-ances more... — Updated 7/16/2018

 By Matt McGregor    News

Goat Kidnapping Draws Outside Interests

Never has Chase Owen, a Transylvania County sheriff’s detective, taken such a high volume of nationwide and international calls at the department. “I’d say up to 3,000 and still coming,” he said. People from Canada,... — Updated 7/16/2018


Rifkin And Queen To Play For Songcatchers Series

Musicians Carol Rifkin and Jeanette Queen will perform for the Cradle of Forestry in America's annual Songcatchers Music Series on Sunday, July 22. Rifkin and Queen bring to their... — Updated 7/16/2018


Legal Notices: July 16, 2018



Rec League All-Star Game Set For Thursday

The bright lights will be shining this Thursday as the Transylvania County adult recreation basketball league hosts its annual All-Star festivities, complete with a 3-point shootout, a slam dunk contest and an all-star game. The... — Updated 7/16/2018


Mountain Skies: Mars Shines At Its Brightest On July 31

The Planets In describing the planets, I often point out that Venus and Jupiter are, after the moon, the brightest objects in the nighttime sky. Even Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest star in the night sky, is not as prominent as... — Updated 7/16/2018


Stroke Camp Offers Fun Break For Stroke Survivors

Marylee Nunley, whose husband survived a stroke, realized her dream of starting a camp for stroke survivors and their families in 2004. What began as a single camp in Illinois has grown into Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp, a... — Updated 7/16/2018


Brodsky To Sing At White Horse July 20

Acoustic guitarist Chuck Brodsky will perform at the White Horse in Black Mountain on Friday, July 20, at 8 p.m. With just his voice and guitar, Brodsky draws in listeners with his quirky, finely crafted songs. His compassionate... — Updated 7/16/2018


Busy Summer Season For Friends Of The Library

Like the kids who are enjoying the many activities offered at local camps or other children who are just savoring the freedom from school to indulge in lots of fun-filled activities, the Friends of the Library (FOL) organization... — Updated 7/16/2018


Pug, Flemons To Play In Asheville

North Carolina Stage Company will be hosting a singer-songwriter listening-room concert series called Up Close in July and August. July artists include Joe Pug on July 20 and Dom Flemons on July 27. With only 125 seats available,... — Updated 7/16/2018


'Summer Splash Party' Planned For July 21

Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club will hold a “Summer Splash Party” dance on Saturday, July 21, at the Whitmire Activity Building, located at 310 Lily Pond Road in Hendersonville. Advanced dance begins at 6 p.m. with... — Updated 7/16/2018


Exotic Longhorned Tick Is Discovered In Polk County

A new species of tick has found its way to North Carolina. Recent tick surveys sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture found the Longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) on an opossum in Polk County. The tick has been... — Updated 7/16/2018


State Releases Numbers From 'Operation Firecracker' Campaign

Just released numbers from law enforcement agencies around the state may reveal that awareness spurred by events such as the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s latest Booze It & Lose It: Operation Fire Cracker campaign is... — Updated 7/16/2018


Brevard Resident Will Discuss Battle Of Iwo Jima

On Wednesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at the WNC Military History Museum, Brevard resident Frank Hawkins will discuss the 1945 battle of Iwo Jima, which was one of the deadliest and most memorable battles in the Pacific during WWII. It... — Updated 7/16/2018


Firing Range Is No Danger To Water

City of Brevard and state officials said the new open-air firing range, which will be behind the city’s water treatment plant off Cathey’s Creek Road, will be built in accordance with state environmental guidelines to prevent... — Updated 7/16/2018


Pumpkin Fest To Return To Brevard

Pumpkin Fest, a lighted carved-pumpkin Halloween spectacular, is returning to Silvermont Park in Brevard over three consecutive weekends in October. Previously called “Pumpkin Patch and Revenge of the White Squirrels,” this... — Updated 7/16/2018


America Is Dying

Sprung from the seeds of all nations, populated by peoples of all nationalities, colors, religions and languages, and bound together by hope and a government of laws shaped by the votes of its citizens is the Great Grand Tree of... — Updated 7/16/2018



Why is today’s immigration policy so despised by the news media and by the people of our county that write so many hateful articles in The Transylvania Times? It’s not President Trump’s policy. It’s the law and presidents... — Updated 7/16/2018


No One Is Above The Law

Last week, President Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. While there are dozens of issues that could come before the court in the... — Updated 7/16/2018


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