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UPDATED: Motorcyclist Taken To Hospital Thursday-Brevard NC

A 52-year-old Brevard man was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle into the side of a vehicle that had pulled out in front of him near one of the entrances... — Updated 10/16/2015


Forest Service Warns About Heavy Bicycle Use Saturday, Sunday-Brevard NC

Motorists, hikers, equestrians, and other users of the Pisgah District of the Pisgah National Forest should be aware of the potential for higher than normal bicycle activity on Oct. 17-18. The Double Dare mountain bike race will... — Updated 10/16/2015


Barbara Warren Raines

Barbara Warren Raines, 71, of Horse Shoe, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Born in Asheville, she was the daughter of the late James Melvin and Frances Alliene Thomas Warren. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in... — Updated 10/15/2015


Heavy Rain And Untreated Water

In the Monday, Oct. 5, edition of The Transylvania Times, there were several pictures showing flooded roads and pastures. What was invisible was the untreated sewage that also was in that water. According to the city of Brevard, ov... — Updated 10/15/2015


Illustrator Uses 'Dull Pencils, A Sharp Mind' – Brevard NC

llustrator Aaron Harris likes to think his work is done with "dull pencils and a sharp mind." The 23-year-old Brevard High School graduate recently had one of his illustrations,... — Updated 10/14/2015


Tinsley To Pass On Love Of Clogging - Brevard NC

Less than a month before her 89th birthday, Dottie Tinsley will offer clog dancing classes again at the Transylvania Heritage Museum. She says she rarely does the "fancy steps" any... — Updated 10/14/2015


Raising Awareness

Blaire Tharpe and Larry Bradner, chairman of the Transylvania Regional Hospital Foundation, attended a special event Tuesday at Lilly T's Clothing in downtown Brevard aimed at... — Updated 10/14/2015


Rescheduled Forest Festival Day This Saturday - Brevard NC

The annual Forest Festival Day and Woodmen's Meet at the Cradle of Forestry will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. after being postponed because of the recent heavy... — Updated 10/14/2015


Halloween-Inspired Events Return This Friday to Silvermont - Brevard NC

The first night of the "Revenge of the White Squirrels and Lighted Pumpkin Patch Trails" was a huge success, with close to 200 people attending the haunting at Silvermont Park,... — Updated 10/14/2015

 By Derek McKissock    News

Court's Future Divides Public - Brevard NC

Opinions were divided Monday among those who spoke about the future of court operations in Transylvania County. During its regular meeting, the Board of Commissioners set aside... — Updated 10/14/2015


Norma Curtistine Hamilton Merrill

Norma Curtistine Hamilton Merrill, 95, of Kingsport, Tenn., died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at her home. A native of Penrose, she was the daughter of the late Ansel Lowry Hamilton and Sallie Jane Pickelsimer. She was also preceded in... — Updated 10/14/2015


Kenneth James Strickland

Kenneth James Strickland, 67, of Brevard, passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 at the John F. Keever Solace Center. A native of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., he was the son of the late Claude and Edna Mosley Strickland. In addition to... — Updated 10/14/2015


Jackie Ray Shook

Jackie Ray Shook, 52, passed away Oct. 11, 2015. He was born Nov. 19, 1962. A native of Transylvania County, he was preceded in death by his parents, James Berlin Shook, and... — Updated 10/14/2015


Judy Blanton Marshal

Judy Blanton Marshall, of Brevard, passed peacefully on the Lord's Day, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. She lived her life determined to demonstrate God's love and will be remembered most... — Updated 10/14/2015


Legal Notices for October 15,2015

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 12 CVS 434 Under and by virtue of the decree of judicial foreclosure contained in that certain order recorded on December 1, 2014 in Book 710, Page 349 of the Transylvania County Registry and by virtue... — Updated 10/14/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Pisgah Forest Woman Facing Drug Charges -Brevard NC

A Pisgah Forest woman is facing several drug charges after investigators said they found drugs in her home. Shonna Elise Newton, 45, of 100 Shaggy Lane, was charged with possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession... — Updated 10/14/2015


One-Stop Voting Begins Its Run On Oct. 22 - Brevard NC

One-stop voting for this year’s municipal elections will begin Oct. 22. One-stop voting will be held at the Board of Elections Office, 221 S. Gaston Street, Brevard, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from Thursday, Oct. 22, to... — Updated 10/14/2015


Infant Death Rates Released - Brevard NC

Transylvania County infant mortality rates are nearly half the state average, according to recent figures released by the state. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health released the figures on... — Updated 10/14/2015


Boys & Girls Club To Host Basketball Fundraiser – Brevard NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County will host a five-on-five basketball tournament Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Shirley Cox, a past employee of the Boys... — Updated 10/14/2015


'Hometown Teams' Exhibit Enters Final Week At Library – Brevard NC

The Smithsonian exhibit, “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” is entering its final week at the Transylvania County Library. Saturday, Oct. 24, will be the final day, so don’t miss the opportunity to see it. There are a... — Updated 10/14/2015


Rise & Shine To Present Gospel Festival Saturday – Brevard NC

The Rise & Shine Parent Program will present a Gospel Festival Saturday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. at Bethel A Baptist Church. The festival will feature Brandon Jones, Sam Kicklighter, Barbara Brown, the Grace Baptist Choir, the Mills... — Updated 10/14/2015


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian On Sunday, Oct. 18, Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church will celebrate Children’s Sunday. Keith Thompson will give the morning message and Preschoolers will sing at the 11 a.m. service.... — Updated 10/14/2015


DAR Meeting Focused On International Education – Brevard NC

At the Oct. 12 meeting of DAR, David Randall was the presenter of an informative program, “American Overseas Schools—Then and Now,” about international education. Randall began his overseas teaching career 47 years ago after... — Updated 10/14/2015


Support Scientific Inquiry

Kudos on your recent reporting of the AAUW presentation by Mrs. Jennifer Williams. Williams is a science teacher extraordinaire at Brevard High School and is the driving force behind a truly unique learning experience for her... — Updated 10/14/2015


Jail Operation Is A 'Win Win'

Regarding the Oct. 8 letter from Jim Loren, I agree our law enforcement officers are doing an awesome job. Sheriff Mahoney offers a “Citizens Academy” to learn more about deputies daily jobs, including jail. The classes are... — Updated 10/14/2015


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