Articles from the August 24, 2015 edition

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 By Scotty Ruff    Sports

Tigers Dominate Crusaders 49-8 – Rosman NC

If you talked to someone in Rosman in the last several weeks chances are that the 2015 football sea son was the main topic. The Tigers have created a buzz with a returning backfield... — Updated 8/25/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Judge Declares Mistrial In Shooting Case - Brevard NC

A Transylvania County Superior Court judge ruled a mistrial Friday in the state's case against a Brevard woman accused of shooting her former fiance in the back in 2013. Judge Greg... — Updated 8/25/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Man Dies After Fall From Looking Glass - Brevard NC

A South Carolina man died after falling more than 400 feet Saturday from the top of Looking Glass Rock in Pisgah National Forest. The body of Harold Wiggins, 68, of Lexington,... — Updated 8/24/2015

 By Derek McKissock    News

Probart Street Design Backed - Brevard NC

A committee recently reached consensus on a design concept for a sidewalk along Probart Street to the Brevard Music Center. The city's Parks, Trails and Recreation committee, which... — Updated 8/24/2015


Frank Deford Will Be McDowell Speaker - Brevard NC

Writer and commentator Frank Deford will be the 2015 J. R. McDowell Speaker, an annual event sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard... — Updated 8/24/2015


Janice Cantrel Dummitt

Janice “Jan” Cantrell Dummitt, 67, of Columbus, Ga., passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at her home. She was born Dec. 24, 1947, in the Middlefork community of Transylvania County to the late Ernest and Helen Galloway Cantrell.... — Updated 8/24/2015


Robert "Bob" William Beasley

Robert “Bob” William Beasley, 85, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Aug. 21, 2015, after a brief illness. Bob was born in Sylva, N.C., on Oct. 8, 1929. He was a member of North Toxaway Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by... — Updated 8/24/2015


Sharon Ann Van Strien Cobb

Sharon Ann Van Strien Cobb, 64, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A native of Crawfordsville, Ind., she was the daughter of... — Updated 8/24/2015


Lying Candidates

Obviously, one of the qualifications to be a Republican candidate for president of the United States is the ability to lie – to lie on a grandiose scale, heroic lies that pander to the audiences prejudices. A candidate that is... — Updated 8/24/2015


Adopt Arms Agreement

A reader has to admire Henri Erti’s ability to cram so much misinformation and so many distortions into his letter to the editor (June 30). Erti argues that the nuclear arms agreement the U.S. is pursuing with Iran is a Trojan... — Updated 8/24/2015 Full story


Kudos To Recycle Centers

When we first moved here several years ago, we inquired of our neighbors what to do for refuse disposal. She indicated that most people used the Recycle Center (we use Pisgah Forest) and proceeded to give us detailed instructions... — Updated 8/24/2015


Facts About Planned Parenthood

I am compelled to respond to Charles Brendle’s letter published in The Transylvania Times on Monday, Aug. 17, regarding the (pardon the expression) “trumped up” charges against Planned Parenthood. Please permit me to state... — Updated 8/24/2015


SHIIP Helps Seniors Save Money

I want to remind my fellow senior citizens in Transylvania County about the wonderful services offered by the Brevard office of SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program) and available for free to all Medicare... — Updated 8/24/2015


Social Security Works

Why, do you suppose, are Republicans trying to raise the retirement age yet further for Social Security? What do they have against working folks? Maybe we desk-bound types can handle working longer, but if you do manual work age... — Updated 8/24/2015


Growth And Energy Issues

In the last 30 years, there has been significant population growth in western North Carolina. The increase in population has also put more stress upon our public lands and increased our demand for power. In the last 40 years,... — Updated 8/24/2015

 By John Lanier    Features

Sports' Impact Felt Far Beyond The Games – Brevard NC

Sports, from eye gouging to college basketball, have always played an integral role in North Carolina, according to Western Carolina University professor and historian Alex... — Updated 8/24/2015


VFW Celebration

Janice Holm and VFW Commander Steve Powell sell raffle tickets Saturday during the 70th anniversary celebration at the local charter's Nicholson Creek Road in Brevard location.... — Updated 8/24/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Boys & Girls Club Rolls Up Its Sleeves For A New School Year - Brevard NC

The front doors of The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County were open two days ahead of schedule this year. That's because staff and board members returned for... — Updated 8/24/2015


Welcome Back

The summer break may be over, but most of the students getting off the bus this morning at Pisgah Forest Elementary were ready to take on a new school year with a smile. (Times... — Updated 8/24/2015


News of Organizations

NAMI - TA The National Alliance on Mental Illness - Transylvania Advocates (NAMI-TA), having had a summer recess, will resume monthly membership meetings in September. The speaker in September will be Jennifer Henderson, CEO of... — Updated 8/24/2015


Happy 90th Birthday

Wanda Smith Nelson, of Brevard, will celebrate her birthday, Aug. 26, 2015. She will be 90 years old. She has three sons, three daughters-in-law, seven grandchildren, five... — Updated 8/24/2015



Elias Wade Agrella-Sevilla Lauren and Matthew Agrella-Sevilla, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Elias Wade Agrella-Sevilla, born July 26, 2015, at Mission... — Updated 8/24/2015


Book Club Celebrates 100th Year – Brevard NC

To begin the commemoration of its centennial, the Mathatasian Club of Brevard will display memorabilia of the history of the book club on the second floor of the public library... — Updated 8/24/2015


Legal Notices For August 24, 2015



State: Hatchery Trout Don't Have Disease - Brevard NC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission resumed stocking hatchery supported trout waters last week after receiving confirmation that trout from the Bobby N. Setzer State Fish Hatchery in Transylvania County and Armstrong State Fish... — Updated 8/24/2015


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