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Hospital Officials Take Part In Q&A-Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Otherwise where noted, the Transylvania Regional Board of Directors, and both OB-GYN doctors at TRH, Jamie Ramsey and Brian Barrow, answered the following questions: Can you clarify the hospitals stance on... — Updated 9/13/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Mother Wants Hospital Birthing Center To Reopen - Brevard NC

Nikki Vaughn, a Balsam Grove resident and new mother, has started an online petition to reopen Transylvania Regional Hospital's (TRH) birthing center, which closed in March 2015.... — Updated 9/7/2016


Can Labor Be Rejuvenated?

Within every political or economic movement lies both the seeds of its success and the seeds of its destruction. Whether the system flourishes or not is dependent upon which seeds are nurtured and which are properly stunted. Such... — Updated 9/6/2016


The Invisible Hand Of Technology In Schools

By now, most of us know that the Transylvania County School System is known for its robust, efficient 1:1 teaching and learning environment. One-to-one means that every student and... — Updated 9/5/2016


The Cradle Of Forestry Hosts Afternoon Tea With Llamas – Pisgah Forest NC

The Cradle of Forestry in America will offer Afternoon Tea with Llamas on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. The llamas will carry your lunches or snacks on this easy walk along the Forest Discovery Trail at the... — Updated 9/5/2016


License Plate Office To Close For Two Days – Pisgah Forest NC

The N.C. license plate agency/tag office in Pisgah Forest will be closed for vacation on Monday, Sept. 12, and Tuesday, Sept. 13 and will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The following N.C. license plate agencies will be open for... — Updated 9/5/2016


Local Visitor Center Honors Its Volunteers – Brevard NC

On Tuesday evening, Aug. 23, Missie and Marshall Duke opened their lovely summer home – the historic O.P. Mills House in Cedar Mountain, – for a celebration of the dedicated,... — Updated 9/5/2016


Skeen Joins Educators Of Excellence In Belize – Brevard NC

Mountain Sun Community School's Art and Outdoor Education teacher Kim Skeen spent 10 days in Belize this July with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science's Educators of... — Updated 9/5/2016


News Of Organizaitons

Democratic Men Club The Transylvania County Democratic Men’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Pisgah Fish Camp. Join us at 6 p.m. for dinner on your own and fellowship with old and new friends. The program wi... — Updated 9/5/2016


Jones Attends American Legion Auxiliary Convention – Pisgah Forest NC

Maggie Jones, national junior president of the American Legion Auxiliary, just returned from the national convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. The convention was called to order on Aug.... — Updated 9/5/2016


Author Nancy Isenberg Discusses 'White Trash'

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Burke, James Lee. “The Jealous Kind.” As the Korean War rages overseas, naïve Aaron Broussard falls for beautiful Valerie Epstein whom he spots at... — Updated 9/5/2016


Brevard College's Lou Mowad To Play Sept. 9 – Brevard NC

Brevard College faculty guitarist Lou Mowad will present a solo recital in The Porter Center for Performing Arts' Scott Concert Hall on Friday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is... — Updated 9/5/2016


Transylvania Chorus Holds Open Enrollment For Winter Of 2016 – Brevard NC

On Dec. 11, the Porter Center for Performing Arts will be the site of Transylvania Choral Society’s winter concert featuring “Gloria” by John Rutter and the “Hallelujah Chorus” by George Frederic Handel. All those who enj... — Updated 9/5/2016


Virtuoso Pianist Marina Lomazov At College To Perform Sunday – Brevard NC

Pianist Marina Lomazov will join the Brevard Philharmonic in the Porter Center at Brevard College to play Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. The... — Updated 9/5/2016


The Farmers' Market Features Farm Fair – Brevard NC

Farm Fair Day at the Transylvania Farmers' Market Saturday was jumping first thing in the morning. Local farmers and crafters had their produce and art on display. Vendors had... — Updated 9/5/2016


Founders Day Highlights Area Heritage – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Heritage Museum Saturday hosted its sixth annual Founders Day, which included live music and demonstrations. (Times photos by Kevin Fulle... — Updated 9/5/2016


Cardboard Fire

Brevard and Little River firefighters had to put out a blaze behind Walgreens in Brevard last Thursday after cardboard in a garbage truck caught fire. The driver had dumped the... — Updated 9/5/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

CVS Pharmacy Building Struck Again By Vehicle - Brevard NC

A woman drove her car into a building column at the CVS Pharmacy on Asheville Highway Thursday morning. Brevard Police and Brevard Fire Department were called about 9:30 a.m. to... — Updated 9/5/2016

 By John Lanier    News

Brevard Academy Begins A New Era - Brevard NC

Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy held a ribbon cutting and open house at its new location on the Hendersonville Highway Thursday morning, followed by another open... — Updated 9/5/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

TV Show Captures House Hunt - Brevard NC

When Brevard Brewing Company founder and owner Kyle Williams decided to buy a home in Brevard with his wife, Elizabeth, he had no idea it would land him on TV. However, his wife... — Updated 9/5/2016


Legal Notices for September 5, 2016

Notice of Public Hearing City of Brevard Proposed Amendments to City of Brevard Code of Ordinances The Brevard City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 19, 2016. The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. or as soon th... — Updated 9/5/2016 Full story


Republicans Wasting Money

Rep. Mark Meadows still has a ways to go to catch up with Gov. Pat McCrory in breaking the state treasury, but as they say in Washington, “it’s a good start.” Meadow’s problems started in 2014 when he hired Kenny West to... — Updated 9/5/2016


Glad Copelof Is Running

I really appreciate Maureen Copelof for running for N.C. House as my representative. A 30-year-veteran of the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of Captain, and an all-around great person, I recognize in her the leadership and... — Updated 9/5/2016


Dove Season Opens

Shooting doves - now that was an uplifting read. I don’t know how it landed on Page 10 of The Transylvania Times. It was so newsworthy. I can not begin to imagine the excitement of the kill. Doves, with their soft brown eyes and... — Updated 9/5/2016


Highway 280 Is Dangerous

I took special interest in your recent editorial about the alarming frequency of serious accidents on Highway 280 over Little Mountain. I’ve lived at the foot of the mountain for 10 years and drive over this stretch of road... — Updated 9/5/2016


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