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Roy M. Conrad Jr.

Roy M. Conrad Jr., 96, of Columbus, N.C., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital in Columbus. Born in Moline, Ill., he was the son of the late Roy M. Conrad Sr. and Mabel (Edwards) Conra...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 18, 2018

School Board Passes On Flood Insurance - Brevard, NC

By a 4-0 vote Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education rejected a quote of $11,104 to provide flood insurance for the bus garage and maintenance building behind the Brevard High School campus. Superintendent Jeff McDaris said insura...

 

Claude M. Lynch Jr.

Claude M. Lynch Jr., 79, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Flat Rock. He was born April 10, 1939, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late Claude M. Lynch Sr. and Billie Davis Lynch. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in...

 

Patricia Jones Selby

Patricia Jones Selby, born Nov. 1, 1939, went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Oct.11, 2018. She was the daughter Kenneth and Dorothy Jones, of Kansas, though she resided in West...

 

Stephens/Gassman Exchanged Wedding Vows

Wendy Sheridan Stephens, of Brevard, and Kenneth Mackenzie Gassman, of Richmond, Va., were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at the Farm Retreat at Willow Creek near Culpeper, Va. Rev....

 

Ebners Celebrate 50 Years Of Marriage

John and Rose Ebner, of Rosman, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Oct.18, 2018. They were married Oct. 18, 1968, in New Orleans, La. They have one child, son, John, of Tucson,...

 

Expensive Necklace Is Prize In 'Ocean's Eight'

These new films and television series are now available at the Transylvania County Library: New Films “Adrift.” Tami and Richard fall in love instantaneously and deeply. They are both adventurers and plan to spend their lives together traveling...

 

'Songs Of The Big Outdoors'

Transylvania County Historical Society presents “Songs of the Great Outdoors” on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Allison-Deaver House Barn. This is a free family event followed by marshmallow roasting. In her program “Songs of the Big Ou...

 

Local Quilters Showcase Talents

In order to promote and celebrate the art of quilting, the Western North Carolina Quilters Guild (WNCQG) Brevard chapter/Area 5 is sponsoring a quilt show. “Rows of Quilts” will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd located at 22...

 

Zacharias To Speak At Highland Books

North Carolina author Lee Zacharias will be speaking at Highland Books on her newest novel "Across the Great Lake," on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. North Carolina resident Zacharias...

 

Raffle Offers 'Trip Of A Lifetime'

So where do you want to go the most? Is it New York, Paris or do you want to build your own $5,000 adventure? The Transylvania Community Arts Council has partnered with Aloha Seven Seas Travel to offer an experience filled fundraiser. The TC Arts...

 

Public Asked To Report Hellbender Sightings - Pisgah Forest, NC

With fall fishing in full swing, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public, in particular anglers, to report any sightings of hellbenders (water dogs) to the agency. Reported...

 

Sesame Street Picks Transylvania County As Initiative Partner - Brevard, NC

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has announced that Transylvania County is the next community selected for Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a...

 

Animal Groups Merging - Lake Toxaway, NC

The Board of Directors of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville and Friends for Life Forever Farm in Lake Toxaway has announced an organizational merger is currently underway. Friends for Life has had ongoing difficulties with former staff and...

 

Read Beyond The Labels

In today’s edition of The Transylvania Times, readers will find our Transylvania County Election Guide 2018. It contains questions and answers posed to 16 candidates running for various offices, information on the six proposed state constitutional...

 

Guest Column: Why We Need A School Bond

We, the undersigned current and past members of the Transylvania County Board of Education, are appealing to our county commissioners and entire community to not only support the school bond referendum with a vote in favor, but to become actively...

 

Changing Attitudes Toward FBI

Well, President Trump did tell us what a poor institution the FBI is, but now in the Kavanaugh investigation its work is the gold standard. Wonder what the attitude toward the FBI will be if Robert Mueller gets to finish his work? Bill Thomas, Cedar...

 

To Support Schools Vote Sam Edney

As a former public school teacher, I am very concerned about providing our children with a high quality public education. Our schools are now being underfunded and we need a responsible representative to stand up for public education. We need Sam...

 

No Property Tax Increases

The June 30, 2005 front page of The Transylvania Times reported that David Guice, who was a county commissioner at that time, voted to increase county property taxes by 12.5 percent. David Guice is again running for county commissioner in this...

 

Canvassing

I canvass and I have friends that do. We do it with some trepidation. We do not want to disturb our friends and neighbors. Indeed, we are in constant concern that we are imposing. All of this makes for a situation that causes us to hope that the...

 

Thanks For Recycling Stories

I would sincerely like to thank The Transylvania Times and especially Willow Walker for the Recycling 101 article in Thursday, Oct. 4, issue. It makes me very proud of our home town newspaper and even more so our county. We, apparently, are doing mor...

 

I Am A Republican

I would like to thank Ms. Heyward for the opportunity to express my Christian belief. I believe Jesus Christ entered this world to save mankind from the punishment of sin. He taught us the meaning of the greatest and second greatest commandments: ...

 

Support David Guice

When it comes to voting, most folks are relatively knowledgeable about those candidates running for president, Congress, governor and perhaps some other prominent offices. However, I am always surprised and shocked by the lack of knowledge by highly...

 

Price Has Mountain Values

In recent years we have been asked to elect candidates who are locals and have “Mountain Values.” So, why has Mark Meadows, a Florida developer, been elected as our U.S. Congressman? What qualifies him as a local or demonstrates that he has...

 

Let Voters Settle Train Depot Issue

City Council should not allow construction of a train depot without much more input. Spending more than half a million dollars of mostly taxpayer money should be voted on by the people who are going to end up paying the bill. Any expenditure of this...

 

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