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Tax Administrator Retiring-Brevard N.C.

David Reid, the long-time tax administrator for Transylvania County, will retire at the end of this year. Reid's retirement was announced Monday during the Board of Commissioners' regular meeting. More in Thursday's... — Updated 9/10/2014


O'Connell Family To Continue At Parkway Inn-Brevard NC

Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Mark H. Woods announced Monday that Parkway Inn, Inc., was awarded the concession contract to operate the Pisgah Inn at Milepost 408.6 for the next... — Updated 9/9/2014


Legal Notices For September 8, 2014



Constitution Week

Constitution Week is held every year from Sept. 17-23. This traditional recognition was instituted by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1955 at the urging of the National Society... — Updated 9/8/2014

 By Jane Wrath    Features

County Library Marks National Recovery Month – Brevard NC

September marks the 25th Anniversary of National Recovery Month, with this year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out” in a display at the Transylvania County Library. A nationwide observance, Recovery... — Updated 9/8/2014


Thank You

A large group (top) Saturday lined portions of Main and Broad streets in Brevard as part of a "Teachers Appreciation" event. Among those who took part were (photo left) Frank and... — Updated 9/8/2014


Cancer Comes Home To Green Family -Brevard NC

Editor's Note: Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., roughly 15,780... — Updated 9/8/2014


Fortunate To Have A Fine Hospital

I recently found myself an unexpected guest of Transylvania Regional Hospital. A gallbladder gone bad required immediate removal. A special thank you to Dr. Bridges for plucking me from the ER waiting room and personally... — Updated 9/8/2014


Republicans Undermine Education

Much like a battlefield conversion to God, the North Carolina General Assembly had an election year conversion to public education. For the past four years the Republican majority in Raleigh has continually vilified the teaching pr... — Updated 9/8/2014


How Long, Oh How Long?

How long will it take North Carolinians to wake up to the fact we’re being robbed and lied to by our Republican politicians? The most recent travesty was announced in the Citizen-Times, Aug. 22, when a lawsuit over vouchers for... — Updated 9/8/2014


Mahoney: Leadership And Integrity

It is a privilege to know, endorse, and vote for Sheriff David Mahoney. Sheriff Mahoney exemplifies law enforcement professionalism at its best — a man of integrity, honesty and moral character whose primary focus is the safety... — Updated 9/8/2014


Health Officials Remind Parents About Vaccinations - Brevard NC

The Department of Health and Human Services is reminding parents to ensure children are up-to-date with vaccines to avoid suspension from school. North Carolina law requires children who are home-schooled or attend a public, privat... — Updated 9/8/2014


Brevard College's Wendy Jones Moving To S.C. Low Country - Brevard NC

Wendy Jones, director of communication and media relations at Brevard College since 2001, is leaving the mountains for new opportunities on the coast of South Carolina. “My husband got a great job in Hilton Head,” Jones said.... — Updated 9/8/2014


Condemn Or Condone

In 1759, Edmund Burke (who is described as a moral psychologist) said, “An event happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.” As much as most of us hate to almost continually criticize our... — Updated 9/8/2014

 By Park Baker    News

Brevard Sees Drop In Grad Rates, Rosman Steady - Brevard NC

Brevard High School saw a decrease, while Rosman High School remained the same in their respective four-year graduation rates, according to numbers compiled by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The four-year coho... — Updated 9/8/2014


Council Members Explain Their Vote-Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: After Thursday’s special Brevard City Council meeting, The Transylvania Times contacted Council members Wes Dickson, Ann Hollingsworth, Maurice Jones and Charlie Landreth for comment on their vote pertaining to... — Updated 9/8/2014


Political Letters

The political season is once again upon us. With the sheriff’s office, two county commission seats, two school board seats, the Clerk of Superior Court, a U.S. Senate seat, the U. S. House of Representatives 11th Congressional... — Updated 9/8/2014


Any Hope For N.C. 215?

Last year we published an editorial comparing the residents of Balsam Grove and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to Charlie Brown and Lucy. Just as Lucy would jerk away the football from Charlie Brown when... — Updated 9/8/2014

 By Derek McKissock    News

Brevard Place Development Still Not Official - Brevard NC

The developers of the former Rodeway Inn site — now called Brevard Place — will have to wait until Sept. 15 at the earliest before the building of a Bojangles restaurant can get underway. During a special meeting Thursday,... — Updated 9/8/2014


School Supplies Delivered

Sharing House volunteer Ruthie Zaleon of Sherwood Forest, who welcomes visitors to Sharing House, also helped load backpacks full of school supplies for 561 students so they would have the right stuff for class. Another 48... — Updated 9/8/2014


Robert "Rob" Joseph Slater

Robert Slater, 26 of Mills River, is in the arms of the angels. He went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. His life was taken too soon and his family and friends mourn... — Updated 9/8/2014


John Maurice Rector

John Maurice Rector, 78, of Brevard, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Tore’s Home in Brevard. He was the son of the late Howard L. and Pearl Redmond Rector and was the husband of the late Mary Anne Bolton Rector. He was also preced... — Updated 9/8/2014


Parker Ann Macfie

Parker Ann Macfie, infant daughter of Cody and Carolyn Macfie, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Mission Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two older brothers, Jack and Thomas Macfie; her... — Updated 9/8/2014


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