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Transylvania County Has High Percentage Of Substandard Bridges-Brevard NC

Despite North Carolina investing nearly $500 million in state and federal funds to replace and repair bridges last year, more than 5,100 of the state's bridges still remain substandard, with...

 

Final EDO Member Chosen-Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners have chosen Ruth Harris as their representative on the new Economic Development Organization (EDO) board. Commissioners, by a vote of 4-1, named Harris during its regular meeting Monday. Commission Chairman Mike Hawk...

 

Legal Notices For July 17, 2014

ADVERTISEMENT FOR TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY INVITATION FOR BIDS EXTERIOR UP-FIT TO THE TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY TAX ADMINISTRATOR AND REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICES LOCATED AT 20 EAST MORGAN STREET BREVARD, NC Notice is hereby given that Transylvania County is...

 

Disheartening

Some of the actions taken and comments made at Monday night’s county commissioners meeting regarding the proposed High Impact Industries Ordinance are disheartening. Planning Board Chairman Wayne Hennie’s misrepresentation of the work done by...

 

Opposes Ordinance

At the county commissioners meeting last night, I spoke against the proposed legislation known as the High Impact Industry Ordinance (HIIO). After digesting all of the comments overnight, I have solidified my concerns with this legislation. This...

 

Petition Apology

After reading your July 10 edition, it looks like a big apology is due to the almost 300 signers of the full page petition requesting that Transylvania County raise property taxes to provide for the needs of the community. Everyone knows that nobody...

 

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

While visiting the Transylvania County Republican headquarters, I observed a man taking photos of our sign. The volunteer stepped out and told the man he was welcome to come inside and look around if he wished. The man snapped back that there were...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 17, 2014

Commissioners Reject Industry Ordinance - Brevard NC

After nearly two hours of debate and hearing feedback from more than two dozen county residents, Transylvania commissioners voted down the proposed high-impact industries ordinance and opted to table the issue for at least six months. The public...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 17, 2014

County Planning Board Members Disagree - Brevard NC

(This article supplements the main story from Monday night’s public hearing on the proposed high-impact industries ordinances. It details the discussion amongst Planning Board members in response to several questions posed by Commissioner Daryle...

 

Declaration Of Independence

Once again The Transylvania Times has published The Declaration of Independence in its Fourth of July edition (for which the editor is to be applauded) and once again I have made it a point to read the document in its entirety and once again found...

 

Carolyn R. Crite

Carolyn R. Crite, daughter of the late Walter Robinson and Pearl Ballard Robinson, was born Oct. 27, 1934 in Brevard. On the morning of July 14, 2014, she transcended peacefully into eternal rest...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    July 17, 2014

Transylvania Partnership To Poll Its Membership - Brevard NC

The Transylvania Partnership will be polling its members in the coming week to get feedback as to the level of support for the Partnership’s proposed decision to incorporate into the county’s new Economic Development Organization (EDO),...

 

Eleanor M. Ande Pope

Eleanor M. Ande Pope, 86, of Bartlett, Ill. and formerly of Brevard and Oakville, Conn., passed away June 29, 2014. Born Sept. 6, 1927 in Waterbury, Conn., she was the beloved wife of the late Howard E. Ande Sr., beloved daughter of the late Gladys...

 

Toby Anthony Ward

Toby Anthony Ward, 40, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born in McKean County, Pa. April 15, 1974, to Susan Elizabeth Jacobs and the late Martin Allen Ward. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his grandparents,...

 

Mary O'Shields Whitmire

Mary O’Shields Whitmire, 82, of Rosman, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Jess and Nora Galloway O’Shields. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Allen Breeden, and two...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Grace Baptist Grace Baptist Church invites the public to join them on a VBS Scavenger Hunt as they explore the “Very Best Stuff” July 21-25. They have selected Brentwood Benson and Jeff Slaughter’s curriculum for the hippest, coolest, most rele...

 

Rev. Voorhes Honored

Family and friends gathered at Morningside Baptist Church on Sunday for a reception to honor Reverend William "Bill" Voorhes, who is retiring at the end of the month. Pictured here (left to right) are: Tammy Voorhes, John Voorhes, Kathryn Cranford,...

 

DSS Walking Warriors Lunch To Benefit American Cancer Society – Brevard NC

A spaghetti lunch will be hosted by the Transylvania County DSS Walking Warriors, the Relay For Life team for DSS, July 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Transylvania County community services conference room, which is located in community...

 

Transylvania Endowment Solicits People In Need Grant Applications – Brevard NC

In partnership with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, the Transylvania Endowment offers People in Need Grants of up to $20,000. Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations and governmental entities with outstanding programs or projects that...

 

Brevard Lions To Hold Free Vision Screenings – Brevard NC

The Brevard Lions Club has announced the return of the North Carolina Lions Club Vision Van. They hold this annual visit to provide free screenings of eyesight and hearing to anyone who wishes to attend. The event will be held at the Kmart store...

 

Pisgah Dance Academy Wins Awards

Pisgah Dance Academy, located on Asheville Highway in Pisgah Forest, recently attended National Finals in Jekyll Island, Ga. Teams consisted of Minis, Petites, Juniors, and Teens. They won Platinums, High Golds, and Golds with overall placements of...

 

Farmers Market To Offer Food Samples, Music – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Farmers Market will offer samples, demos, and hot breakfast items at well as live music by Andrew Thelston Robinson. The morning's events include: Free Local Produce Taste Testing ...

 

'Bike Transylvania' Magazine Released - Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times and The Transylvania Tourism Development Authority (TDA) have released the first edition of Bike Transylvania, a new magazine highlighting local cycling opportunities and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 17, 2014

Former Inmate Embraces 2nd Chance – Brevard NC

For Brandon Mathis, a former inmate at the Transylvania County jail, his humility and demeanor reflect a desire for a second chance. After a scooter accident last year resulted in the loss of his...

 

Scruggs Scholarship Fund Winners Recognized – Brevard NC

The Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Fund Board has awarded five scholarships, totaling $5,500, this year. The Scholarship Fund Board awarded three scholarships of $1,500 each and two for $500....

 

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