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Stories From 2019 Featured In Review – Brevard, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2019. JANUARY •Over the Jan. 12-13 weekend, the partial government... — Updated 12/31/2019


Robbers Steal $1,500 In Rings And Watches

The following briefs are from Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. Transylvania County Sheriff’s deputies and ABC officers discovered and destroyed a 60-gallon, steamer moonshine still in the Gloucester... — Updated 12/31/2019


Thomas (Tom) Cleve Kitchen

Thomas (Tom) Cleve Kitchen, 88, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. He was born Nov. 13, 1931, in Balsam Grove at the Kitchen homeplace to the late Reginald and... — Updated 12/31/2019

 By Jacob Myers    Outdoors

Destination Hike: Caesars Head to Sassafras Mountain

Caesars Head to the summit of Sassafras Mountain via the Caesars Head Spur Trail is a 14-mile hike with over 3,000 feet of elevation gain but is well worth it for the spectacular... — Updated 12/30/2019


Walter Paul Seeley

Walter Paul Seeley, 78, formerly of Franklin, N.C., passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Born on the lower east side of New York City, he and his family moved to Franklin in 1982. He has spent his last few years in the wonderful... — Updated 12/30/2019


Geraldine Fowler Phillips

Geraldine Fowler Phillips, 85, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with our Lord Dec. 29, 2019, after a brief illness. Her husband of 53 years, William Jesse Phillips; parents,... — Updated 12/30/2019


Luther H. Norton

Luther H. Norton, 91, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, Dec 28, 2019. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory will announce the arrangements.... — Updated 12/30/2019


Ellis Garren

Ellis Garren, 95, of Horseshoe, passed away Dec. 25, 2019. He was the son of the late Henry and Leona Garren. His wife, Dorothy Conley Garren, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. He proudly served his country in... — Updated 12/30/2019


Marie Elaine "Bo" Holden

Marie Elaine “Bo” Holden, 75, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Chester and Levia Searcy Cagle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,... — Updated 12/30/2019


Allen Kay Fisher

Allen Kay Fisher, 77, a loving and devoted husband, Daddy and Papaw, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday night, Dec. 25, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of... — Updated 12/30/2019


Kelly Joe Buchanan

Kelly Joe Buchanan, 77, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. A native of Jackson County, N.C., he was the son of the late Aldon and Maggie Green Buchanan. In addition to his parents, his brother, Edward Buchanan, and... — Updated 12/30/2019


Legal Notices: December 30, 2019



Finnan, Raines Engagement Announced

Katie Finnan, of Pisgah Forest, and Clarence M. Raines II, of Brevard, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of David and Sherrie Finnan, of... — Updated 12/30/2019


VFW Post 4309 Announces Patriotic Winners

Local VFW Post 4309 recently announced the winners of its Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen and Teacher of the Year contests. Emma Coye, of Brevard High School, took first place in... — Updated 12/30/2019


Discover And Master Magical Marinades

Grilled foods boast inviting flavors that put many diners on the lookout for second helpings. Quite often the magic behind grilled meals lies in the marinade used to give foods... — Updated 12/30/2019


The FISA Court Speaks

Several months ago I wrote a letter to the Times giving a mini-tutorial on the absolute legal necessity of complete candor in an application for a judicial warrant. I warned of the possible reaction of the FISA Court to any... — Updated 12/30/2019


Death Shows Need For Light

On the afternoon of Dec. 7 there was a traffic accident at the intersection of Everett Road and Crab Creek. We have recently learned there was a fatality as a result of this accident. We have lived off of Everett Road for the past... — Updated 12/30/2019


Kudos To Walgreens

I would like to thank the Walgreens pharmacy for their kindness when giving my elderly father his flu shot. They were very courteous and polite when I took my elderly father into the pharmacy and let me know they could have come... — Updated 12/30/2019


Return Contributions

I trust that the three county commissioners who resigned from the GOP will be returning the campaign contributions of all the people who donated to them as Republicans. Jim Grodnik Brevard... — Updated 12/30/2019


Many Changes In 2019

While Transylvania County has always experienced some changes every year, 2019 was a year of extraordinary change, particularly in leadership positions throughout the county. Frank Porter, after 34 years of working for Comporium,... — Updated 12/30/2019


Good Riddance

Mark Meadow’s statement (The Transylvania Times Dec. 23 issue) advising of his decision not to run for re-election in 2020 was replete with self-serving aggrandizement. It is true that he has been blessed to have served the... — Updated 12/30/2019


Lake Toxaway News

Editor’s note: Email issues caused last week’s Lake Toxaway News not to appear. We apologize for the omission. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone in the Lake Toxaway Community. Craft Family Please keep Chris and Cin... — Updated 12/30/2019


Ask Us: Rite Aid and McDonald's December 30, 2019

What is happening to the old Rite Aid building on the New Hendersonville Highway? Paul Ray, the city of Brevard’s Planning director, said, “The old Rite Aid building will be renovated for a medical office where it will serve... — Updated 12/30/2019


Transylvania County Tourism Adds New Role To Marketing, Communication – Transylvania County, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce and Transylvania County Tourism (TCT) have added a new role within TCT that will fulfill marketing and communication needs. Mary Jo Gord... — Updated 12/30/2019


New GOP Chair Eyes Big Year For Elections – Transylvania County, NC

With a presidential election upcoming, 2020 will also see a number of political races at the local, state and national level. And with a new year, a new face is leading the... — Updated 12/30/2019


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