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New District Ranger Named For Pisgah Ranger District-Brevard NC

Dave Casey has been named as the new district ranger for the Pisgah Ranger District, starting today. Casey was most recently the district ranger on the Bankhead Ranger District on the National Forests in Alabama. Before that, he spent seven years as...

 

Facing Domestic Violence

Year in and year out, domestic violence is a far greater threat to Americans than terrorism or mass shootings. Outside of the 2005 tapes of presidential nominee Donald Trump, the accusations of sexual assault against Trump and the previous...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 31, 2016

Drivers Brace For Another Possible Gas Shortage-Brevard NC

The possibility of another gas shortage has Transylvania County motorists rushing to local gas stations to fill up Tuesday morning. An accident Monday to a pipeline in Alabama could cause another gas...

 

Borhaug Helps Community

I recently needed to have a meeting with Tore Borhaug and I simply wanted to express my feelings about what good things he has done in our community. We should be thankful every day that he chose Brevard to practice his good work. We all know what a...

 

Voting For Smart Government

In recent weeks, I have had the opportunity to speak with many people of various political persuasions…Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Independents. Almost all expressed frustration with political gridlock and division. To a person, they...

 

Rights Over Mercy

Not long ago a writer to this paper penned concerns about the inhumane way animals are killed for food. Some of the descriptions were fairly descriptive and left some shock value for the reader to ponder. As I read about the killing methods of...

 

Copelof Will Represent All Of Us

Ken Walend says Cody Henson represents the “conservative Republicans” of Transylvania County and argues that this is why Henson should be elected to the N.C. General Assembly. What a load of hogwash! Since when is Transylvania County or the rest...

 

Copelof Has Experience

We need experienced leaders. That is why I am supporting Maureen Copelof for N.C. House. She is qualified, experienced, and has demonstrated her caring about our region and its citizens. She served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years. She earned a...

 

Copelof Will Listen To Constituents

A huge part of the job of a state representative is to listen and talk to their constituents. I am quite amused by the mental gymnastics a recent reader had to play to state that if elected, Cody Henson wouldn’t have to do just that — and we...

 

Why I Am Seeking To Represent District 113

I am often asked, “What drove you to run for office at such a young age?” The answer is simple: The future of this area and the future my son will grow up in. For years, I have seen the young people and young families of this area neglected. I am...

 

Everyone Is Accountable For Public Education

Public schools are a cornerstone of American democracy. Strong public schools provide our children with economic opportunity and the tools to participate in the civic life of a democratic nation. Everyone shares the responsibility for providing a...

 

Legal Notices for October 31, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF AGNES N. SUTTON DECEASED. File No. 16-E-337 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executors of... Full story

 

Adele Lucille (Savageau) Anderson

Adele Lucille (Savageau) Anderson, of Brevard, passed on Oct. 26, 2016, at the age of 93 in the presence of her loving husband of 23 years, Robert “Andy” Anderson, in Brevard. She was blessed to have all her children, nephews, and their spouses...

 

Helen Marie Davison

Helen Marie Davison, 93, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. A native of York, Neb., she was the daughter of the late William and Edith Holm Mohler. Sharing her last days with her...

 

Jean B. Fuhrer

Jean B. Fuhrer, 94, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Tore’s Home, with her beloved daughter by her side. She grew up in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., daughter of the late Werner and Marguerite Bartro. She began dating her neighbor and love...

 

Mary Ehlers Wauchope

Mary Wauchope, 79, passed away peacefully Oct. 12, 2016, at Tore's Home, after a long illness. Born in Kalamazoo, Mich. April 6, 1937, her parents were Frank and Hilda (van Ree) Ehlers, immigrants...

 

Brenda "Dianne" Whitmire

Brenda "Dianne" Whitmire, born Nov. 22, 1953, and after a year struggle with cancer, left this world Oct. 25, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Charles Edward Whitmire and...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 31, 2016

Robbery, Kidnap Suspects Caught In California – Brevard NC

Two Pisgah Forest residents suspected of armed robbery and second-degree kidnapping are in jail in San Diego County, Calif. Erin Lashea Hogsed, 21, and Jonathan Antonio Richardson, 27, face arrest war...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 31, 2016

Shane Chapman Re-enters Real Life – Brevard NC

Shane Chapman's re-entry back into society was emotional. He had just spent a month watching his back while forming and breaking alliances with covert whispers. Who was lying? Who was telling the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 31, 2016

Ecusta Trail Advocates Give Council An Update – Brevard NC

Tad Fogel, board member of the Friends of the Ecusta Trail organization, gave an update on the proposed project’s status during the recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. “(The status) is something we continue to ask...

 

Commissioners Presented Comprehensive Plan – Brevard NC

The draft 2025 Transylvania County Comprehensive Plan was presented to the Board of Commissioners last week during its regular meeting. Commissioners didn’t formally adopt the plan at the meeting but will study it and hold at least one public...

 

Bewitching Time

Halloweenfest Saturday in downtown Brevard attracted dancing witches and an appearance from Count Dracula. The grand winner of The Transylvania Times' pumpkin carving contest was Kaden Taylor's...

 

Survey Participants Needed

The Land of Sky Regional Council is asking residents to give input on a survey on regional transportation needs. To take part in the survey, go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/9CKSLZ9...

 

Lots Of Characters Found During Hallowenfeest

The Mad Hatter and the March Hare won the overall top prize in the costume contest.(Times Photos By Michael Rogers and Matt McGregor)...

 

County Parks And Recreation To Offer Square Dancing Classes – Brevard NC

Sylvan Squares Square Dance Club is again partnering with Transylvania County Parks and Recreation to offer a four-week Square Dancing for Beginners program. The sessions will be held at the Parks...

 

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