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Man Arrested At McDonald's-Brevard NC

Brevard Police Department arrested a man at gunpoint at McDonald's on Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly made threats to shoot an employee when he was asked to stop dumping trash in the restaurant's dumpster. Brevard resident... — Updated 7/23/2019

 By Matt McGregor    News

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson Pleads Guilty To Cyberstalking-Brevard NC

N.C. Rep. Cody Henson was placed on supervised probation for 18 months after pleading guilty in Transylvania Criminal District Court on Tuesday to one misdemeanor count of cyberstalking, involving his estranged wife, Kelsey. Judge... — Updated 7/23/2019


Worst President

The president is correct: the four congressional women of color should go back to their own country and correct the corrupt and inept government, incompetent administration, and misguided foreign policies there. Fortunately, these... — Updated 7/23/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Officials Looking At Water, Sewer Violations – Brevard, NC

The city of Brevard is waiting to hear the outcome of final reports after a state agency issued violations late last year for the city’s Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) on Wilson Road and the city’s Water Treatment Plant... — Updated 7/22/2019


Top Talent On Full Display In Rec League All-Star Game

Last Thursday, the best of the best in the Battle for the Belt came together for an evening of highlight reels in the annual All-Star night. The night featured a skills contest, a... — Updated 7/22/2019


Signs You Might Be Overtraining

Exercise is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle. Many people find that pairing a nutritious, well-balanced diet with routine exercise is a successful formula for a long and... — Updated 7/22/2019

 By Ben Hardy    Education

Local College Students Transfer Confidently

Blue Ridge Community College is well known as an affordable option for students looking to save money on a four-year degree. Students often opt to use one of Blue Ridge's many... — Updated 7/22/2019


BMC's Summer Festival Ends Aug. 2-4 Weekend – Brevard, NC

The 2019 season of the Brevard Music Center (BMC) Summer Festival will conclude with a finale weekend — Aug. 2 through Aug. 4 — featuring three exuberant and impassioned masterw... — Updated 7/22/2019


The Gathering Dark To Perform

The Gathering Dark will present “Thunder Road: The Musical” at Sanctuary Brewing Company on July 28, from 7 until 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the... — Updated 7/22/2019


Cook Out Underway, Starbucks And AT&T Store To Follow – Brevard, NC

The construction of the Cook Out fast food restaurant on the Asheville Highway in Brevard is underway and is expected to be completed this fall. The 3,285-square-foot restaurant... — Updated 7/22/2019


BRCC Welcomes Weaver To Board Of Trustees

Dr. Brian Weaver, assistant superintendent of Transylvania County Schools, is the newest member of Blue Ridge Community College’s Board of Trustees. He was sworn in at the end of June. Weaver is a graduate of Coastal Carolina... — Updated 7/22/2019


Fourth Quarter Honor Roll Results Released

The following students were named to the Pisgah Forest Elementary School Honor Roll for the fourth quarter of 2018-19 school year. 4th Grade A Honor Roll James Brooks, Keaton Campbell, Gabriela Contreraz-Canseco, Abigail Dodd, Adel... — Updated 7/22/2019


CFWNC Awards Scholarships Totaling $587,000

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved scholarships totaling $587,000 to 99 students in 57 schools in 22 counties in western North Carolina. Sixty volunteers from the community worked to... — Updated 7/22/2019


Tinsley To Participate In ACLU Summer Institute

This month the American Civil Liberties Union is hosting its annual Summer Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C. for rising junior and senior high school students that will give students the tools they need to engage in their... — Updated 7/22/2019


How Much Exercise Does A Person Need?

Exercise is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise helps people maintain healthy weights, improves mood, reduces the risk for various health ailments, and much... — Updated 7/22/2019


Carolina Blue To Perform At Mountain Heritage Day

Mountain Heritage Day, the annual celebration of Southern Appalachian culture presented by Western Carolina University, has announced a partial slate of musicians scheduled to perfo... — Updated 7/22/2019


Proud To Be American

I would like to compliment Mr. Lanier for his excellent editorial, “An Important Dis-tinction,” which appeared in the July 15 edition of the paper.  Indeed, the manner in which our founding fathers incorporated the concept of... — Updated 7/22/2019


Glancing Back: Gillespie Lands Trout Weighing 5 Pounds – Transylvania County, NC

The following briefs are from Thursday, July 24, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Sandy Griffin of Brevard won the 10 lay “Powder-Puff” race, leading all the way in Roland Owen’s No. 54. Henrietta Owen placed second... — Updated 7/22/2019


Rebuttal To 'An Important Distinction'

In the editorial on July 11 “An Important Distinction” the writer displayed great knowledge of history and quickly pointed out my misuse of the word “ordained.” I do understand and value the separation of church and state... — Updated 7/22/2019


Fix Our City Streets

I find it nearly impossible to understand why our tax dollars are being used for various projects when our city streets are in such abysmal condition. Heather Wargo Brevard... — Updated 7/22/2019


Seeking Information

My name is Judi Smith. I have been researching my family on my father’s side. His father was Roscoe Conklyn Butler and his mother was Julia Ann Galloway. Both passed before he ever met my mother and he never talked about her. I... — Updated 7/22/2019


Moral Crisis

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8) These words spoken by the prophet Micah in the eighth century BCE reflect a moral code shared over... — Updated 7/22/2019


Ask Us – Pisgah National Forest

Why was trail maintenance work recently stopped in Pisgah National Forest? Recently, crews from trail building company Nature Trails LLC were asked to stop maintenance work on the Black Mountain Trail, Avery Creek Trail and... — Updated 7/22/2019

 By Alex Perri    News

School Board Hears Report On AIG Program Changes

The Transylvania County Board of Education recently approved the 2019-2022 AIG plan and discussed new proposed state education legislation. Heidi Bullock presented her proposal for the Transylvania County AIG (Academically... — Updated 7/22/2019


Municipal Candidate Filings End For Nov. 5 Election – Transylvania County, NC

Candidate filing for the November elections in the city of Brevard and town of Rosman has ended with uncontested races. On the Nov. 5, the seats currently occupied by Brevard Councilmen Gary Daniel, Maurice Jones and Charlie... — Updated 7/22/2019


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