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 By Park Baker    News    October 6, 2016

Road Project Will Have Major Impact

A public comment period is now open for the proposed Wilson Road widening, a multi-million dollar project that will change traffic flow, create paved shoulders and impact private property. The State...

 

Legal Notices for October 6, 2016

NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE: 16-E-325 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY M. TINSLEY, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified as Executor of the... Full story

 

College Warns About Clown Sighting-Brevard NC

Brevard College campus security received a report that someone was seen dressed as a clown on campus Friday around 12:30 a.m., according to information provided by the college. The person was...

 

For Better Health Care Vote Copelof

I am a volunteer health insurance navigator in Transylvania County, helping area folks access affordable insurance through the HealthCare.gov Marketplace. Unfortunately, I have to tell too many local residents that they fall into the “Medicaid...

 

Keep Cameras On

“If we get to a use of force, that’s what it’s [body camera video] there for so we can correctly document everything that took place from beginning to end,” -Chris Chase, a detective with the West Palm Beach Police Department, as told to the...

 

Lucky To Have Mountain Sun

The Education section of The Times dated Sept. 29 provided noteworthy news and heartwarming information. The article featured Mountain Sun Community School students and their volunteer work at a raptor center, learning about these large and...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County NC

Brevard Quakers Brevard Quakers will gather for Meeting for Worship Sunday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. in the activities room of College Walk Retirement Community. Before worship members gather at 9:45 a.m. for Adult Forum to discuss “The Gathered...

 

Rededication Of Jubilee Forest To Be Focus Of DAR Meeting – Brevard NC

Past Regent Molly Tartt, who is vice chairman of the state’s Marking of the DAR Forest Committee, will present the program, “A Walk in the Woods”, at the Oct. 10 meeting of the Waightstill Avery Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution....

 

News Of Organizaitons

Parkinson’s Support The next meeting of the Brevard-Hendersonville Parkinson’s Support Group will be Tuesday, Oct. 11. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, in downtown Brevard. You...

 

Tour De Falls Set For This Weekend – Cedar Mountain NC

The semi-annual Tour de Falls at DuPont State Recreational Forest this weekend, Oct. 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will feature a stop at the newly acquired “donut hole,” site of the former film manufacturing plant. Part of the 57-acre space and...

 

Sunflower To Present Summer Flowering Bulb In Your Garden – Brevard NC

Susan Sunflower, a local gardener and environmental educator, will discuss using summer flowering bulbs in western North Carolina gardens from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the meeting room of the Community Services Building located at 98...

 

Federal Grant Allows SAFE To Reach Underserved Communities - Brevard NC

U.S. Attorney Jill West-moreland Rose has announced that $2,116,025 in federal grants were awarded in September 2016 to local law enforcement agencies and community organizations in the Western District of North Carolina. The federal grants were...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 6, 2016

'Cottages' Residents Just Want To Get Around – Brevard NC

The lack of sidewalks on portions of the Asheville Highway make it difficult for some of the residents of The Cottages of Brevard to get around. The Cottages at Brevard is a 40-unit complex designed...

 

City Recommending Planning For Flooding Events – Brevard NC

Transylvania County is one of the wettest places in the United States, with only the Pacific Northwest annually averaging more precipitation. Living in Transylvania County, surrounded by mountains and high rainfall amounts, generates risks by way of...

 

Law & Order

•Christopher John Sprouse was arrested on Monday, Aug. 29, for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia, according to the Transylvania Country Sheriff’s Office. •A pistol and holster were reported stolen...

 

Forest Festival Day, Woodsmen's Meet Held – Pisgah Forest NC

This past Saturday, the Forest Festival Day and the John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen's Meet were held at the Cradle of Forestry. (Times photos by Matt McGregor)...

 

Martin John Lucki

Martin John Lucki, 52, brother, uncle, dear friend, passed away peacefully on Sept. 27, 2016 at his sister's home in Brevard. He was born June 13, 1964, in Elyria, Ohio, to parents, Walter John and...

 

Rev. William G. Craven

Rev. William G. Craven, 78, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Randolph County, N.C., he was the son of the late William Dwight and Myrtice Bean Craven. In addition to his parents, he was also...

 

Henry J. "Hank" Ludlow

Henry J. "Hank" Ludlow, 93, of Tore's Home in East Flat Rock, passed away Sept. 30, 2016. His wife, Ruth L. Ludlow, preceded him in death one year earlier. He was a resident of Elizabeth, N.J.,...

 

Herman "Bill" Johnston Sirls

Herman “Bill” Johnston Sirls, 83, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. He was the son of the late Alton and Pauline Johnston Sirls. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Doris Beasley Sirls. No services will be held. Online...

 

Michelle Galloway Fisher

Michelle Galloway Fisher, 48, of Cashiers, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of Steve and Linda Galloway, of Frozen Creek. She was a former member of Rocky Bottom Baptist Church and...

 

Thomas Hobart Avirett III

Tommy Hobart Avirett III, 60, of Lake Toxaway went home to be with the Lord Oct. 2, 2016. He was born June 21, 1956 in Bainbridge, Ga., the son of Thomas Avirett Jr. and Carolyn Avirett. He spent the...

 

Forum To Discuss Mental Health Services – Brevard NC

Transylvania County is working to support the physical, emotional, and social well-being of all its residents. One part of this is ensuring that people know when and how to access mental health care for themselves and their loved ones. “Access &...

 
 By Alex Webster    Arts    October 6, 2016

BC Alumni Jazz Group To Play – Brevard NC

Homecoming weekend will be filled with music once more at the second annual Alumni Jazz Concert, presented by the Brevard College Music Department on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in The Porter...

 

Alicia Carter To Perform Saturday – Brevard NC

On Saturday, Oct. 8, Soprano Alicia Carter will present music from the "American Song Book" at the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation on the corner of Varsity and Broad streets. The performance...

 

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