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Picturing The Past: Stillwell Designed Several County Schools

Architect Erle Stillwell designed his first school while he was partners with Hans C. Meyer. The drawings for the classroom building at Blue Ridge School for Boys in Hendersonville... — Updated 8/24/2018

 By Derek McKissock    News

Road Project Listing Heading To State

A proposed road project list for Transylvania County was approved last week by the Board of Commissioners. The projects (see below) will now go to the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) for further consideration and possible... — Updated 9/26/2017


Children Learn All About Hunting, Fishing

There were a lot of fun and educational activities on display Saturday during the National Hunting and Fishing Day event at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Educat... — Updated 9/25/2017


NCFS Reminder: Open Burning Requires Permit

The N.C. Forest Service (NCFS) is reminding people who conduct open burning that they are required to get an open burning permit under certain conditions. People may obtain open burning permits at any of the eight local... — Updated 9/25/2017


Ask Us

What is the status of the Caldwell Street road project in Brevard? There doesn’t appear to have been much work done on it recently. Aaron Powell, a N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) resident engineer, said the “project... — Updated 9/25/2017

 By Park Baker    News

Official: Davidson River's Health At Risk

A presentation and discussion on the health of the Davidson River and Pisgah National Forest, in general, were held during the recent Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited meeting. Patrick Weaver, who works for the Fish and Wildlife Co... — Updated 9/25/2017

 By Staff Reports    Features

Brevard Clay Will Offer Art, Pottery Painting - Brevard, NC

Downtown Brevard will soon have its own pottery store, including a gallery, studio and a place for potters to paint their work. Stuart Howe will open Brevard Clay on West Main... — Updated 9/25/2017


Guest Column: Mission Says The Door Is Open For Resolution

After several more rounds of disingenuous advertising from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), inaccurate letters sent to patients and a great deal of public discussion, many people are wondering: Is there any... — Updated 9/25/2017


Recommends McCoy

I would like to praise REMAX real estate agent Billy McCoy. Working with Billy to sell our house was very easy. It was a vacation rental property and we live out of state, but Billy made us feel confident that everything was being... — Updated 9/25/2017



I feel compelled to clarify the intentions of my letter in The Times on Sept. 21. The original title of my letter was “Valid Comparisons.” The title was changed to “Comparing Aushwitz and Statues.” I would like to make it... — Updated 9/25/2017


Adjusting The Earth's Thermostat

The recent hurricanes call into question the theory that mankind causes climate change. Think about this: If man has the power to change the Earth’s climate, why doesn’t he divert the path of a hurricane or diminish its... — Updated 9/25/2017


False Comparisons And Erasing History

Charles Brendle in apparent defense of statues in (largely) Southern cities erected to celebrate courageous leaders who fought on behalf of the seceding states, observes that Germany has preserved the Auschwitz death camp, hoping,... — Updated 9/25/2017


BCBS Needs To Negotiate Honorably

Frankly, I’m surprised no one has initiated a class action law suit against BCBSNC. Their unwillingness to fairly negotiate with Mission has put their insured members in an untenable position. BCBS has offered a list of... — Updated 9/25/2017


Disappointed In Show

I had the opportunity to attend a performance by Ed Asner in a skit called “A man and his Prostate” on Sept. 19. By the title, I assumed it was about Ed, who had experienced prostate cancer and how he dealt with it. (As men... — Updated 9/25/2017


Encouraged By Letters

I read with interest and some encouragement two letters in the Sept. 22 issue of The Transylvania Times. One was titled “Comparing Auschwitz and Statues.” It was written by Charles Brendle and reminded us of the purpose of... — Updated 9/25/2017


A Worse Bill

This latest attempt in the U.S. Senate effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) bill, has not only repeated nearly all the flaws of the previous repeal bills, but it has... — Updated 9/25/2017


Legal Notices for September 25, 2017

NOTICE: Western Carolina Comm-unity Action, Inc., a nonprofit serving Henderson, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania Counties, is now accepting applications for membership on the Board of Directors. The deadline for applications is... — Updated 9/25/2017


Seminar Series On Diabetes At Silvermont Through October - Brevard, NC

Do you have Medicare? Do you or someone you love have diabetes? Do you want to take control of your diabetes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit greatly from a free diabetes program to be held at... — Updated 9/25/2017


Pisgah Conservancy Seeks Input On Signs In Forest

Ever wonder whether your knees or lungs can handle this trail, how a unique geologic formation came to be, or how many more false summits there are before you get to the top? Would better information in strategic spots help?... — Updated 9/25/2017


Cradle Seeks Volunteers For National Public Lands Day Projects On Saturday, Sept. 30

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites individuals, families and groups who are passionate about caring for their public lands to participate in National Public Lands Day service projects Saturday, September 30. Participants... — Updated 9/25/2017


MountainTrue And Asheville Design Center To Merge

MountainTrue, an environmental nonprofit serving western North Carolina, and the Asheville Design Center (ADC) today announced that the two organizations will merge effective October 1, 2017. As a result of the merger, Asheville... — Updated 9/25/2017


Delayed Harvest Waters Open Sunday, Oct. 1

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement Delayed Harvest Trout Waters regulations on 34 trout waters in 20 western North Carolina counties on Oct. 1. Prior to Oct. 1,... — Updated 9/25/2017

 By Tristan Cowie    Outdoors

Work Hard To Play Harder

Gone are the days of few responsibilities, low stress, and enjoying the outdoors after returning home from school. The reality now is that we have to work before we have time to... — Updated 9/25/2017


Robert Irvin "Bob" Wilkerson Jr.

Robert Irvin "Bob" Wilkerson Jr., 93, of Brevard, passed away Sept. 23, 2017. A native of Roanoke, Va., he was the son of Robert I. Wilkerson Sr. and Margaret Garrett Wilkerson. He... — Updated 9/25/2017


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