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Articles from the July 26, 2018 edition

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Boerner Helps Community In Multiple Ways

In January, former Brevard College professor Dr. Barbara Boerner will rotate off the board of the local United Way, her volunteer work having earned her a well-deserved 2018... — Updated 7/30/2018


Commissioners Approve Steps For School Bond Vote -Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners on Monday approved more of the necessary steps to allow voters in November to approve or disapprove a $68 million bond referendum to make major renovations at Rosman Middle and Brevard and Rosman... — Updated 7/30/2018


Law and Order

•Ashley Kay Heatherly, 31, was arrested on July 18 for one felony count of possession of a phone/communication device by an inmate, according to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. She was placed in the detention center u... — Updated 7/26/2018

 By John Lanier    News

School Board Discusses Teacher Pay Raises - Brevard NC

In the state budget, non-certified school staff received a 2 percent raise and teachers received an average 6.2 percent raise, Norris Barger, the Transylvania County school system’s director of business services and plant... — Updated 7/26/2018


BMC's Final Weekend Culminates With Four Extraordinary Performances

The 82nd season of Brevard Music Center's (BMC) summer festival comes to its dramatic conclusion with a four-day Season Finale Weekend spanning Aug. 2 through Aug. 5. Artistic... — Updated 7/26/2018


County Backs Sewer Line Project - Brevard NC

A project that could see the installation of a sewer line from Gaia Herbs, running along U.S. 64 to the town of Rosman, was backed by Transylvania County commissioners Monday. During their regular meeting Monday, commissioners... — Updated 7/25/2018


DAR Members Attend Grave Marking Ceremony

Members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution attended the grave marking ceremony for Waightstill Avery, who was born May 10, 1741, and died... — Updated 7/25/2018


Legal Notices: July 26, 2018

17 SP 114 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by John R. Barber and Karen D. Barber to WFG National Title Insurance... — Updated 7/25/2018


The Hendersonville Veteran Who Witnessed The Formal End Of WWII

Robert Sutherland was present for the Japanese surrender on board the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945. Sutherland is pictured in the photo of the event, which he... — Updated 7/25/2018


Thomas Cornell Fredrickson

Thomas Cornell Fredrickson, of Brevard, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, July 8, 2018. He was 85. An admirable gentleman cherished by his family and friends, he passed with... — Updated 7/25/2018


Blue Ridge Graduate Shares Love Of Outdoors

As a Blue Ridge Community College student, Shane Worley gave his all to the Transylvania campus community. Earning a 4.0 GPA, the non-traditional student tutored classmates in Spani... — Updated 7/25/2018


Connestee Falls Tournament Benefits Students

Once again, tennis players took to the courts at Connestee Falls to participate in a fundraiser for the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program. This year, 28 tennis players... — Updated 7/25/2018


North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival Set For Aug. 16-18

Adams Bluegrass, LLC, announce, that the 44th Annual North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival will again be held at Tom Johnson Camping World Resort at 1885 U.S. Highway 70 West in... — Updated 7/25/2018


Arts Council Of Henderson County Awards Artist Project Grants For Three Counties

The Arts Council of Henderson County is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grants (RAPG) through Aug. 15. The grants are intended for individual artists in Henderson, Polk, and... — Updated 7/25/2018


Concert To Benefit Local Veterans' Organizations

Bold Rock Cidery will host a benefit concert for Blue Ridge Honor Flight, The Veterans Healing Farm, and the WNC Military Museum on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5-10 p.m. The opening... — Updated 7/25/2018

 By Park Baker    News

Park Visitor Numbers Hold Steady -Brevard NC

Visitation numbers to public lands in Transylvania County are up this year, but not by much, according to local land managers. The Davidson River corridor remains one of the most visited areas of the region, according to U.S. Fores... — Updated 7/25/2018


Bob Bovee To Perform For The Songcatchers Music Series

Musician Bob Bovee will perform for the Cradle of Forestry in America's annual Songcatchers Music Series on Sunday, July 29. Now in its 16th year, the series is held each Sunday... — Updated 7/25/2018


Tariffs Are Not 'The Greatest'

On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted “Tariffs are the greatest!” Just hours later his administration announced that it would provide up to $12 billion in emergency relief to farmers to compensate for financial... — Updated 7/25/2018


BMC To Highlight Student Composers, Pianists

Brevard Music Center piano faculty member Jihye Chang recently led a dress rehearsal for the 2018 BMC Etude Project, a collaborative effort between the music center's composition... — Updated 7/25/2018


Support Bike Initiative

I am thrilled that the Transylvania County Planning and Community Development Department is spearheading a county bike plan initiative. This is fabulous news on so many fronts for our city and county! I want to express gratitude... — Updated 7/25/2018


Trump Has Done Much For America

The Opinion of the Readers page of the July 19 issue of The Transylvania Times included a letter titled “Saturday Night Was Magical” by Carter Heyward. Much of the letter had to do with the movie “The West Side Story,... — Updated 7/25/2018


What Is A Good Neighbor?

We are lifetime residents of Brevard and have worked all our lives to make enough money to build our secluded dream home on top of a mountain overlooking Pisgah National Forest. Now our home and peace of mind are being taken away... — Updated 7/25/2018


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