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George Hamlin Bishop

George Hamlin Bishop, 85, of Cedar Mountain, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family Aug. 17, 2013, at his home in Colbert, Ga. where he resided with his daughter, Rachel Southers and her family since 2010. He was born in Cedar... Full story


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Margaret Ellen Holden Brittain

Margaret Ellen Holden Brittain, 81, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. A native of Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Lottie Holden, and was... Full story


Scott James Wagner

Scott James Wagner, 59, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at his residence. A native of Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Harold A. and Ruth Esther Lipscomb Wagner. Along with... Full story

 By Jeremiah Reed    News    August 19, 2013

School Board Member Faces Felony Charges - Brevard NC

Transylvania County School Board member Mike Rogers was one of two individuals arrested Friday and charged with two felonies in connection to the vandalism of Howard’s Rock at Clemson University’s...


Joseph Coleman "J.C." Owen

Joseph Coleman “J.C” Owen, 70, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Fred and Nellie Wilde Owen.... Full story

 By Eric Crews    News    August 19, 2013

Task Force Gets To Work - Brevard NC

Work by an independent economic development task force to address the county’s economic development is underway. During its second meeting Wednesday, the Task Force agreed its first task would be to recommend what – if any – changes are needed...


Legal Notices for Aug. 19, 2013

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT TO NORTH CAROLINA G.S. 44A-43 1. Name and Address of Lienor: SHERWOOD SELF STORAGE, Inc. 8435 Greenville Hwy. (South U.S. Highway 276) Cedar Mountain, NC 28718; (828)885-8311 2. Property Being Sold: Various items of... Full story


Task Force Transparency

Ever since the demise of the local Ecusta and DuPont plants, reinvigorating the local economy with good-paying jobs has been a concern of local residents. In response to that concern, last year the Board of Commissioners hired Jeanette Goldsmith to...


Stop Whining About Voting Changes

I’m sorry, but I just don’t get all the whining about two of the changes to the voting laws in North Carolina. Every time I have voted here it has amazed me that all I had to do was walk up and claim that I was Richard Dobbins and the friendly pe...


Silvermont Strategic Plan

I want to thank the county commissioners for initiating needed work at Silvermont Park. At last week’s meeting, they released $200,000 from the Silvermont Reserve Fund to begin needed repairs on the Silvermont mansion. The Silvermont Centennial...


Limitation On Letters

I enjoy reading letters to the paper in your “Opinions of the Readers” section. However, when one finds a letter almost every week from Mr. Lackey Rowe, it becomes, at best, tiresome. I have suggested in the past that letters from a reader...


Births In Transylvania

Rebecca Sarai Eusebio Merari Martinez and Paulino Eusebio, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Rebeca Sarai Eusebio, born Aug. 13, 2013, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. She weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces. Her...


Crane, Warren Wed

Angela Kay Crane, of Brevard, and Ray Allen Warren, were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. June 22, 2013, at The Pines Country Inn in Pisgah Forest. Greg Cathcart was the officiating minister. The...


Shields, Castillo Engagement Announced

Melissa Lynn Shields, of Balsam Grove, and Andrew Lamar Castillo, of Balsam Grove, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Lynn Galloway and David Shields. She...


News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Brevard Lee Bradley, a program supervisor for the Guardian ad Litem Program, will address the Rotary Club of Brevard at its noon meeting Aug. 20. This week’s meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Express, which is located at 2228...

 By Jeremiah Reed    News    August 19, 2013

Local Schools Get New Principals-Brevard NC

As a new school year begins, there will be three new faces of leadership, as Brevard Elementary School (BES), Rosman Elementary School (RES) and Brevard High School (BHS) all start 2013-2014 with new prin-cipals. The Transylvania Times spoke with eac...


BRCC Board To Meet

The Blue Ridge Community College Board of Trustees President’s Evaluation Committee will meet Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 9:30 a.m. in the Patton Building Board Room. The purpose of the meeting is to review the president’s employment... Full story

 By Eric Crews    News    August 19, 2013

New Bike Ride Is Here - Brevard NC

The owners of The Bike Farm Pisgah, a new business offering guided mountain biking tours, hope that a Wednesday night ride will help increase the cycling community in Transylvania County. The ride dep...


Back to the Classroom

Students and teachers returned to the classroom today. Last Thursday, students at Brevard Elementary School got the chance to meet their teachers and other school personnel. (Above) Bronson Shepherd...


Chief Mentors Student In Faith-Based Values – Brevard NC

Brevard College alumnus Kramer Clark is pursuing a career in law enforcement. His success, he said, is the fruit of faith-based mentoring and friendship that Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris extended...

 By Park Baker    Features    August 19, 2013

Bruce Ladd Mixes Music With Acupuncture – Brevard NC

Bruce Ladd is well known as the first acupuncturist to set up practice in Brevard, but most aren’t aware of his accomplishments as a musician. He taught himself to play guitar at the age of 15...


TC Arts Council Elects New Officers – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has announced their newest slate of officers and board members for the 2013 – 2014 fiscal year. At the Annual Meeting held July 26, the new officers were...


Retirement Gift

Charlotte Gilmore (left) may be closing shop Aug. 24, but patrons of Charlotte’s Fibers are helping her ease into retirement with a donation of 841 pounds of food for Sharing House. Pantry manager Marion Latham accepted the donation, which was...


Birthday Present

Elisabeth Qualls of Lake Toxaway said she has enough clothes and toys, but there are too many people who don’t have enough to eat. That’s why she asked her friends to bring food items instead of...


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