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State Deserves Some Blame

On today’s front page, readers will find a story about the county commissioners expressing frustration over the school board waiting until literally the last day before approving an application for capital needs grants that amount to more than $19...

 

Silvermont Proposed Site Plan

I read with interest the Aug. 9, editor’s column and Kate Jocelyn’s opinion in the Aug. 27 Transylvania Times regarding the newly proposed site plan for Silvermont. I agree with both parties that a decision of this magnitude should not be based...

 

Graham Is On A Fool's Errand

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Sen. Lindsey Graham was one of Trump’s most outspoken critics, saying he would not vote for Trump, and that the Republican Party had been “conned.” He also tweeted that Trump “is not fit to be President...

 

Makes Sense?

When it became clear that drivers could kill people using automobiles, we educated, tested and licensed drivers. We required manufacturers to include seat belts, air bags, safety glass and control engine size. Car manufacturers are required to...

 

Meadows No Friend Of McCain

The leader of the Tea Party is trolling for your vote over the half-staff flag at the White House. He is “standing up” to the president. My, what a safe and benign way to come off as a great admirer of John McCain while enhancing your patriotic...

 

A Parable

Here is a parable: A man, on a journey, was down on his luck and needed money. He was carrying his two children and said to himself, “If I just had money things would be okay; I could care for the kids and be happy.” Then, he looked across the...

 

Imogene Monteith Eaker

Imogene Monteith Eaker, 95, of Brevard, died Aug. 30, 2018, at Kingsbridge House. She was born Jan. 4, 1923, in Valleytown, Cherokee County, N.C., to the late Harley Bowen and Dixie Moss Monteith....

 

Leland "Ralph" Morgan Jr.

Leland “Ralph” Morgan Jr., 69, of Saluda, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at the Elizabeth House in Fletcher. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors will announce the arrangements....

 

James "Jimmy" William (Rowe) Cornwell

James “Jimmy” William (Rowe) Cornwell, of Penrose, passed away Aug 2, 2018, at his home with family by his side. A Celebration of Life service will be held from 4 - 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at his home in Penrose. Memorials may be made...

 

Debra Shupe Sanders

Debra Shupe Sanders, 60, of Brevard, passed away July 3, 2018, after suffering for a brief time with cancer. She was born July 4, 1957, in Biloxi, Miss. to the late Lloyd and Carolyn Shupe. In...

 

Pretty Little Goat And Brett Bass And Melted Plectrum To Perform At 185 King Street

Pretty Little Goat and Brett Bass and Melted Plectrum will perform on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8, at 9:30 p.m. at 185 King Street in Brevard. Pretty Little Goat is grassroots music at its...

 

County Seeking State Grants For School Buildings - Brevard NC

Last Friday afternoon in a special called meeting, the Transylvania County Board of Education agreed, by a 4-0 vote, to apply for $19 million in grants from the state to be used for new construction at Brevard High and Rosman Middle schools. The...

 

Commissioners Unhappy At Late Notice – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved submitting a joint application with the Board of Education for state grants of more than $19 million in a special called meeting Friday morning, but commissioners were unhappy that the school...

 

Hall Of Fame Band Of Oz Coming To GlenLaurel Preserve

The Band Of Oz will be in Brevard on Sunday, Sept. 30, playing 2-5 p.m. at the GlenLaurel Preserve clubhouse and grounds. It will be a rare treat to have the #1 beach music band in western North...

 

More Business Changes Coming - Brevard NC

Notable changes in downtown Brevard this summer included the closing of Jaime’s Creole and Brasserie, but the space is soon to be replaced with The Ktchn, a new country cooking restaurant owned by the same folks who run Lola’s on Country Club...

 

TAG Exhibiting Artwork At Hollingsworth Gallery

Transylvania Art Guild (TAG) will be exhibiting artwork at the Hollingsworth Gallery on 147 E. Main St. in Brevard, from Sept. 1-30. The guild consists of many talented local artists that work in...

 

Shooting Victim Dies - Brevard NC

Waybern Shelton, who was shot during an Aug. 17 robbery at the Cardinal Drive-In, died Monday morning, according to Police Chief Phil Harris. The 68-year-old was shot by a suspect who is still at large. The investigation is still ongoing. At about...

 

Tourism Development Authority To Unveil New Brand - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) will unveil a new brand to support the organization’s marketing efforts at a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, at The Lumberyard on King Street in Brevard. The public is...

 

Community Theatre Opens With 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof'

A scorching new production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning classic "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" plays at Hendersonville Community Theatre from Sept. 21 to Oct. 7. Tickets are $12-$22 and are...

 

Local Gamers Find A Home At New Brevard Store – Brevard NC

Whether you’re casting a spell as a wizard, playing a TV-themed version of Monopoly or immersing yourself in some of today’s hottest computer games, a new business that recently opened in College Station in Brevard has a little bit of everything...

 

Transylvania School Official Discusses Instructional Changes – Brevard NC

Jeremy Gibbs, chief academic officer for Transylvania County Schools, discussed changes in curriculum and instruction for the 2018-19 school year at the recent Board of Education meeting. Gibbs said there would be a shift away from the culture of...

 

Dangerous Gentlemen To Perform At DFR Room

Brian Philips and The Dangerous Gentlemen will perform at the DFR Room in downtown Brevard on Friday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. The Dangerous Gentle-men are comprised of Fast Eddie Martin, Handy Award Winner Anson Funderburgh and pianist Clark Stern, as...

 

Transylvania Choral Society To Begin Rehearsals Sept. 11

The Transylvania Choral Society will begin rehearsals for its fall/winter concert on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Porter Center rehearsal room. The volunteer community chorus is open to all singers in Transylvania and Henderson counties....

 

Southern Living's Rebecca Lang Leads Program At Greystone Inn

On Wednesday, Aug. 29, The Greystone Inn hosted its first "Friends of the Greystone" event with Southern Living's Rebecca Lang. At the event, Lang hosted a cooking and wreath making demonstration in...

 

BRCC Car Show Promotes Automotive Technology Program

Drive in to the Blue Ridge Community College Transylvania Campus on Saturday, Sept. 22, to see a wide variety of vehicles on display at the car show, taking place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parking...

 

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