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Homeless Count Number Released – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County had 51 homeless people, according to the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count, an estimate of how many homeless people there are in a region at a particular period. The PIT count includes sheltered and unsheltered homeless people...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    August 19, 2019

Database Compiles Opioid Pill Amounts – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County received 10,957,690 prescription opioid pills, an amount that equals roughly 49.1 pills per county resident per year, in shipments from pharmaceutical companies between 2006 and 2012, according to a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)...

 

Commissioners Taking Another Look At County's Strategic Plan – Transylvania County, NC

In December of 2014, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners began a process to develop a strategic plan, which would have goals and strategies that would guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particular, influence budge...

 

Shoebox Team Travels To South Africa To See Impact

In June, Brevard resident Kathy Merrill traveled to Durban, South Africa, as part of a team of year-round volunteers with Operation Christmas Child (OCC). The team went to see firsthand how the shoebo...

 

Patriotic Thank You

The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently presented the Davidson River Cemetery Board of Trustees a certificate recognizing it for the proper care and display of the American flag. (Times photo by Jeremiah...

 

Trade War Is Hurting Us

"Trade wars are good, and easy to win." -President Donald Trump, March 1, 2018 Contrary to President’s Trump’s proclamation that trade wars are good and easy to win, the adversary plays a significant role in determining the outcome, and if the ad...

 

A Straw Man Argument

Bob Youngerman, in his letter of Aug. 12, accuses Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward, me (heady company indeed for this lay person), and “all of the other liberal letter writers” of being “very generous with their accusations of racism about...

 

Blaming Trump

The Democrats and, specifically, the party candidates, just continue to dig their grave deeper. They must think that most of the country has no brains. Consider that they blame the president’s tweets for the violence in the streets while antifa...

 

Don't Take Our Land

My husband and I bought our property on Old Hendersonville Highway in Pisgah Forest 20 years ago. We bought the property from a family who had lived and farmed it for over 60 years. When we purchased it we stated that, “our intent was to retain it...

 

Focus On The Local

I am a relative newcomer to this area having lived at numerous locales across the country while making military and business moves. Nowhere have I encountered the spiteful national political letters posted to this publication over the past year...

 

Glancing Back: RHS Class Of 1945 Holds First Reunion

The following briefs are from Thursday, Aug. 21, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Rosman’s class of 1945 held its first reunion on July 12 at the Rosman Gymnasium. Of the 24 graduates, 18 members attended, along with three teachers....

 

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest Installs New Leadership, Awards Grants

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest began a new year when Chris Biecker was installed as president. Also installed were John Krishingner (president elect), Dorothy Knowles (secretary) and Jim...

 

Mountain Skies: High Tides Will Be Late In The Month Of August

The Moon This month we have another of those high tide phases of the moon. The highest, i.e., spring tides, occur when the moon and sun are lined up and the pull of their gravities on the oceans of th...

 

Lady Blue Devils Have All The Tools For Success In 2019

It's hard to imagine, but even after a season where they won 18 straight games and attained the top 2A ranking in the state, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils believe they haven't hit their ceiling. And...

 

Familiar Faces Team Up To Lead Lady Tigers Volleyball

You won’t find two people that know more about what it takes to win volleyball matches at Rosman than Ashton Hughes and Jessica Whitmire. During their playing days with the Lady Tigers, the duo...

 

Number 7 Gallery Featuring Three Artists

Both visitors and locals look forward to Aug. 23 Why? It's the date of one of Transylvania's much-celebrated Gallery Walks. On the fourth Friday of the month, all of the art galleries keep their doors...

 

What's New At The Library: Lots Of New Mysteries Available To Investigate

These new mysteries books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Mysteries Box, C.J. “The Bitterroots.” Cassie Dewell has been enjoying her time as a private investigator and being her own boss. But when an old friend calls in a fa...

 

Choral Society Announces 'Innovative' Season

The Transylvania Choral Society has taken to heart the trend in modern medicine which exhorts everyone to try new activities, physical and mental, to help stay healthy and live a long life. The coming Christmas and spring concerts both bring new...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    August 19, 2019

Destination Waterfall – East Fork Falls – Transylvania County, NC

East Fork Falls is a 15-foot waterfall located in the newly designated Headwaters State Forest in Transylvania County near the South Carolina State line, and is the perfect spot to savor the last few...

 

Town Hall Meeting Scheduled For Aug. 22 To Discuss Recent Pisgah Trail Work

Pisgah Area Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the REI in Biltmore Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss recent trail work in Pisgah National Forest. Pisgah Area S.O.R.B.A. is now...

 

Sierra Club Welcomes Solar Project Manager

The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Bill Jennings, project manager of the Presbyterian Church solar installation, to speak Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. In April 2019 the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church took a major step toward...

 

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