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City Seeking Skate Park Solution – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland said the city “missed a step” in the process insuring the Tannery Skate Park, but that it “remains optimistic” in finding a solution. As previously reported, volunteers raised $72,000 and spent 500 hours...

 

Legionnaires' Outbreak May Have Started In Davis Center – Transylvania County

As of Friday, 128 people, including three in Transylvania County, are confirmed to have either Legionnaires’ disease or Pontiac fever, two illnesses caused by Legionella bacteria. Last week, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported...

 

Ask Us – Transylvania County, NC

I have a 15-year-old son who I am homeschooling. Can he work during the day when other teenagers are in school? No. According to the North Carolina Department of Labor, 15-year-olds are not allowed to work during school hours. Homeschooled students...

 

Officials Warn Public About Campfires, Burning Yard Debris

As the fall wildfire season gets set to begin, the N.C. Forest Service and the USDA Forest Service urge visitors and North Carolinians to be cautious with campfires and when burning yard debris. This...

 

Community Newspapers

(The following is written in celebration of National Newspaper Week, which is Oct. 6-12, and is a slightly modified version of an editorial we ran last year at this time.) Newspapers are typically divided into two groups: daily and community...

 

Destroying America's Reputation

From 1945 to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the United States committed untold resources to blunt Soviet (now Russian) expansionism. The toll included many young lives lost in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Under the rein of Vladimir Putin, Russia is...

 

Cat Café Is A Special Place

My name is Aziyah Brookman. I am currently 15 years old. Last summer, my sister Miyanna, 13, and I traveled to Brevard to visit my grandparents. During my time spent there, my sister and I were delighted to hear about a local cat café. Owning three...

 

Upset By Police Raid

I am a volunteer at the Pisgah Paws Cat Café and I have been for several months. A couple of my friends and I go there at least once per week to clean the cat room, feed and water the cats, and help out around the café. Dozens of other volunteers...

 

Complete The Skatepark

I’m writing as a member of the Tannery Skatepark Task Force to address the issues of the city not being able to find liability insurance for the Tannery Skatepark and the subsequent new information brought to light by the recent article in The...

 

Biden Should Be Investigated

The view from the middle of the road is very different from the shoulders on either side of that same road. Why is nobody considering the possibility that President Trump isn’t seeking help to dig up dirt on a political opponent and is, in fact,...

 

Prisons Cost More Than Mental Health

Historically, prison populations have usually increased with the closure of mental health facilities. In Michigan, in the 1990s, several public mental health facilities were closed and the prison population spiked. According to The Transylvania...

 

Guest Column: First Amendment Binds All Of Our Freedoms

Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment. The blood of patriots is the seed of the Republic. The founders and those who...

 

President Loves America

The Democrats are not ever going to accept our president, who has done more for our country in three years than Obama did in eight. They tried racist, then recession and are now trying to impeach due to a conversation with the president of the...

 

Glancing Back: Brevard High Band Rated As 'Superior'

The following briefs are from Thursday, Oct. 9, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Saturday, Oct. 4, the fine Brevard High School band members did once again what Brevard bands in the past have been doing for many years: They won another...

 

Band Of Oz Bringing 'Beach Music' Back To County

If you still groove to the '60s and '70s sounds from the likes of The Four Tops, the Drifters or the Tams, there's a treat coming to the hills just west of Brevard this month. For the second year,...

 

Snowden Book Looks At Intelligence Community

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction “Invisible As Air.” Sylvie was a great wife and mother. Her house was neat, dinner was on the table when her husband arrived home from work, and she was an active PTA...

 

Brevard's Choral Programs Sing Together At Fall Concert

The Brevard College Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Brevard High School Concert Choir will join together to present a Fall Choral Collage on Thursday evening, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Porter Center. The concert is free and open to the public....

 

Sandburg Focus Of Oct. 15 Bag Lunch Arts Series

The 2019 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in October with Carl Sandburg: A Wanderer’s Heart, Part 2” presented by storyteller Gary Greene. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and is made possible by the Friends of the Library. Through...

 

Interesting Facts About Apples For Fall

Autumn is a time of year when homes get dressed up with scarecrows and jack-o-lanterns as kids plan their perfect Halloween costumes and seemingly every recipe has a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg...

 

News Of Organizations

Transylvania Democratic Men The Transylvania Men’s Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Pisgah Fish Camp. Come early for food and fellowship. The guest speaker will be Brevard Democrat Sam Edney candidate for the N.C. House Distric...

 

VFW Hosts Oktoberfest

VFW Post #4309 will be hosting Oktoberfest from 3-9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12, at the post, located off Nicholson Creek Road in Brevard. Sponsors are Brevard Brewing Co. and Ecusta Brewing. The event includes lots of great food, music, door prizes,...

 

Students Begin N.C. Countdown To College

Oct. 1 marked the beginning of N.C. Countdown to College month, an annual campaign to support high school seniors in completing the important steps toward college enrollment. For college-bound,...

 

Am I A Teacher Or A Coach?

“Are you a lead teacher or an instructional coach?” That’s a question I often hear. Others include, “Now, what’s your title?” “You’re the what?” and “May I ask you to help with…?” Regardless of the title, our job is to help...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 7, 2019

Braves' Late Charge Denies Tigers First SMC Victory

Friday night's trip to the reservation was a tale of two halves for the Rosman Tiger football team. The Tigers stormed out of the gate in the first half and did as they wished, with Rosman racking up...

 

Try A Different Shape This Season

Food lovers hear a lot of talk these days about seasonal cuisine. Still, there are also some dishes that know no season – or are, to put it another way, foods for all seasons. One of my favorites,...

 

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