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Overnight Camping Closed At Graveyard Fields Due To Bears-Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service is temporarily closing the Graveyard Fields Area to overnight camping. This closure, issued in consultation with the N.C. Wildlife Commission, has been implemented due to human...

 

Legal Notices For March 19, 2015

ADVERTISEMENT FOR TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY INVITATION FOR BIDS RENOVATION OF THE OLD DETENTION CENTER FOR TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS THE CORNER OF MORGAN STREET AND SOUTH GASTON STREET BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA Notice is hereby given that... Full story

 

Transylvania's Jobless Rate Increases In January-Brevard NC

Transylvania County's jobless rate increased from 5.4 percent in December to 6.2 percent in January, according to preliminary figures from the state Division of Employment Security. The local jobless...

 

Blocking Out The Sunshine

This week is Sunshine Week, a time when media across the country celebrate the First Amendment and emphasize the need for easy access to public records in order to have an informed electorate and functioning democracy. Yet, every year there seem to...

 

Wealthy Could Contribute More

Dr. Mike Walden’s You Decide column of March 12 addressed American’s readiness for retirement. One approach he mentions is to shore up Social Security. Curiously Dr. Walden states that proponents of this idea suggest an increase in federal person...

 

Celebrating Spring

After a month of persistent and crippling snowstorms, I do look forward to spring weather, green grass, and flowers in bloom. The advent of spring is also a great opportunity to turn over a new leaf on our dietary habits. In fact, hundreds of...

 

Last Call For 'Women Who Make A Difference' – Brevard NC

Do you know a dynamite woman in Transylvania County, someone who has really made a difference in the lives of women and girls in this community? If so, AAUW wants you to nominate her for the 2015 Women Who Make a Difference Award. The Women Who Make...

 

Necessary, Condon Engagement Announced

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Necessary, of John's Creek, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Necessary, to Chase Condon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Condon, of Hendersonville....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 19, 2015

Revised School Calendar Allows For Flexibility - Brevard NC

During its regular meeting Monday night, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved a revised version of the 2015-2016 school calendar that allows for greater flexibility to make up days in the event of winter weather . The board reviewed...

 

News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s featured speakers for the March 25 breakfast meeting will be Candice Walsh and Jackie Witherspoon of the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club. Walsh and Witherspoon will provide an update on...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 19, 2015

Council Hears Budget Requests - Brevard NC

Monday night was an opportunity for the public to say what they would like to be funded in the upcoming city of Brevard budget. Time was set aside Monday during Brevard City Council's meeting to hear...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Blantyre Baptist Blantyre Baptist Church will host a southern gospel concert Sunday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. featuring The Purpose Quartet from Old Fort, N.C. Pastor Ron Nelson and the congregation invite all to attend. For more information, call...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 19, 2015

Platon Gives A Close-Up Look At Power, Humanity - Brevard NC

(Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part story on the photographer Platon (He goes only by one name.) Due to copyright issues, The Transylvania Times was unable to obtain the photos discussed in the following story. However, nearly all of th...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 19, 2015

Academy To Offer Afterschool Program - Brevard NC

The Board of Directors of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy voted unanimously Monday night to offer an afterschool program next year. The specifics should be finalized by May of this year. School director Barbara Grimm said she had...

 

Outdoor Enthusiasts Invited To Inaugural 'Get In Gear Fest' March 21 In Asheville

It's time to get in gear for spring! The Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina announces the inaugural Get in Gear Fest, a free event on Saturday, March 21, from 12-4 p.m., at RiverLink...

 

Park Design Plans

Carleen Dixon (left), county parks and recreation director, shows off design proposals for the new Silvermont Park during a public input session held Tuesday evening. The session provided members of...

 

New Concession Stand

Construction on the new concession stand adjacent to Brevard High School's baseball and softball field was recently completed. The stand contains restrooms, a concession area and an underground portion for equipment storage. (Times photo by Jeremiah...

 

Results Announced From WCU's Science Fair – Transylvania County NC

Students from throughout western North Carolina gathered at Western Carolina University recently to compete in the Western Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The theme for this year's event was...

 

Operation Medicine Drop Coming To Transylvania County March 21 – Brevard NC

As spring cleaning gets underway, don’t forget your medicine cabinet. Bring your expired, unused, or unwanted medications to Walgreens at 382 Asheville Highway in Brevard on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for safe, secure disposal as...

 

Brevard College To Present Forums On Diversity In Teaching – Brevard NC

The Brevard College Teacher Licensure Program presents a series of forums in March and April designed to prepare teacher candidates for a diverse classroom. The series kicked off Tuesday, March 17, and highlights topics such as autism, culturally rel...

 

CMLC To Host Presentation On Restoration Of American Chestnut March 26 In Brevard – Brevard NC

Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) on Thursday, March 26, in Brevard for a presentation entitled “Restoring the Mighty Giant: Creating Resistance to Two Pathogens.” Until the early 20th century, the American chestnut was one of the...

 

Spring Cleaning

Sharing House volunteers (from front to rear) Tom Osterhaus, Karl Munn, Judy Osterhaus, and Tom and Kathy Stocklen pause for a photo during their shift in the spring pantry cleanup. Sharing House needs about 120 volunteers each week to provide...

 

Family's Secrets Bared In Author's Seventh Novel – Brevard NC

Fans of "The Help" and "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" will delight in this comic novel of family secrets by acclaimed Brevard author Susan Gabriel ("The Secret Sense of Wildflower," a Best...

 

BLT To Hold Auditions For 'Moon Over Buffalo' – Brevard NC

Auditions for “Moon Over Buffalo,” a comedy in two acts by Ken Ludwig, will be held at Brevard Little Theatre (BLT) 55 E. Jordan St. in Brevard Saturday, March 21, at 2 p.m. and Monday, March 23, at 7 p.m. They will be casting for the following...

 

Devils & Dust To Perform

Corey Bullman and Leigh Glass have joined to form Devils & Dust. They will perform Friday, March 20, at 8 p.m. at 185 King Street in Brevard. (Courtesy photo)...

 

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