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Items To Get You Started On Creating Your Smart Home

Technology has changed the way people live in the 21st century. Once ubiquitous, land lines anchored to kitchen walls have now given way to smartphones that can be taken anywhere.... — Updated 11/4/2019


Lady Blue Devils Beat Spartans, Roll Into Third Round

Facing one of the better offensive teams they had seen all season, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils stayed cool, calm and collected Tuesday night, as they defeated the Central Davidson... — Updated 10/30/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Blue Devils Look To Avoid Upset Bid Against Bearcats

Last week, Brevard took the field Friday night as the hunter. This week, they are the prey. With last Friday’s 24-6 victory over Smoky Mountain, the Blue Devils (8-1) took over the top spot in the Mountain Six Conference. That... — Updated 10/30/2019


Cedar Mountain News

Current Local Weather Report The Cedar Mountain Fire/Rescue Department (CMFRD) has installed a professional Weather Monitoring Station at the department. It is mounted on the radio tower. The station is reporting its data to the... — Updated 10/30/2019


Rosman News

Trunk Or Treat Trunk or Treat will be held on Main Street in Rosman on Halloween. The road will be closed from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. East Fork Baptist Church and Zion Baptist Church will be giving out hot dogs. Come join in on the fun!... — Updated 10/30/2019


Sylvia Josephine (Jo) Roberts

Sylvia Josephine (Jo) Roberts, 89, of Little River, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Her family mourns her loss, but rejoices in the knowledge and comfort that she is now with her... — Updated 10/30/2019


Terrance Tobin

Terrance Tobin, 76, of Rosman passed Oct. 12, 2019. He was born in Key West, Fla., Aug. 26, 1943, to the late Royce and Berta Tobin. He is survived by his son, Terry Tobin Jr., and wife, Spring Dungan; grandchild, Luke Tobin, of... — Updated 10/30/2019


Patricia Ann Dran

Patricia Ann Dran, 80, of Pisgah Forest, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Alpheus Petrie and Norma Blanchford Petrie. In addition to her... — Updated 10/30/2019


Various Ways You Can Put Pumpkins To Use After Halloween

Few items signal the fall harvest season more than the bright, orange pumpkins that dot fields and liven up displays outside of homes and businesses. Come fall, many pumpkins are... — Updated 10/30/2019


DAR Gravestone Cleaners Find Two Graves Of Founding Members

On a recent warm Saturday in October, during the DAR National Day of Service, four members of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of the Daughter's of the American Revolution met with... — Updated 10/30/2019


Connestee Falls News

High Drama One rainy October day, Emilia Thompson of Sedi Lane sent out an SOS on the Nextdoor blog. Her cat Sammy was 18-foot high in a tree and showed no signs of descending. “He’s a year old and doesn’t know how to get... — Updated 10/30/2019


See Off News

October! What a glorious gift to us all. Our family has recently returned home to See Off Mountain after a two-week trip up to Maine and back. We've had the prettiest October... — Updated 10/30/2019


Carolina Blue To Host Bluegrass Bash

Local award winners Carolina Blue are hosting their 5th Annual Roy Chapman and Joe Byers Memorial Bluegrass Bash on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Rosman High School Auditorium. The... — Updated 10/30/2019


Brevard College Art Majors To Present 'Handmade Tale' Exhibit

Two Brevard College art majors will exhibit their senior artwork as a culmination of their four years of study in the Brevard College art program. Their exhibition entitled... — Updated 10/30/2019


Businesses Should Recycle

A recent column by Willow Walker is reminiscent of the series The Transylvania Times ran last year. That series educated readers about our landfill. It was a wake-up call, and perhaps it worked since the life of our landfill has... — Updated 10/30/2019


Vote For Jones

I am voting for Kevin Jones as a city of Brevard councilman due to a pragmatic rule I have to never vote for a person (write-in) as I don’t want an elected official that is late for the dance! Richard Hingle B... — Updated 10/30/2019


America, We Can Do Much Better

Another day, another sad example of unethical behavior from our president. While one could write a letter a day commenting on the latest from the White House, President Trump’s obvious attempts to take the lion’s share of... — Updated 10/30/2019


Brevard Hemp Is Not A Vape Shop

Imperative to the success of a business is the elimination of false rumors. As the co-founder of Brevard Hemp on Caldwell and Main, I must shed light on the falsities portrayed in a recent Opinion of the Reader comment. Brevard... — Updated 10/30/2019



It becomes more clear every day that the Democrats will never, and I mean never, relent in their quest to bring down the president. It started on the November night when he was elected and has never stopped no matter what Trump... — Updated 10/30/2019


Judges Make Correct Calls

It should have been no surprise that a panel of three state judges on Monday blocked the current congressional districts from being used in the upcoming election because there is a “substantial likelihood that plaintiffs (the... — Updated 10/30/2019


Steamed Bagel Shop Planned For Downtown – Brevard, NC

A steamed bagel sandwich shop called Sully’s Steamers will arrive sometime in January in the old Love’s Jewelry spot at 33 East Main St. in Brevard. Sully’s Steamers is owned by Robert Sullivan, who opened Sully’s Steamers... — Updated 10/30/2019

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council OKs Pay Hike, To Opt Out Of County Fire Tax – Brevard, NC

Last week’s Brevard City Council meeting saw its members approve a pay increase for themselves and the mayor, decide to “opt out” of a countywide fire tax, if one is approved, and hear parting remarks from a councilman at... — Updated 10/30/2019


Transylvania's Latest Unemployment Rate At 3.2 Percent – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in September was 3.2 percent, down from 4.1 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account... — Updated 10/30/2019


Early Voting Ends Friday For Nov. 5 Election – Transylvania County, NC

Early voting for the Nov. 5 municipal elections ends Friday. The early voting is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., today and tomorrow. On the ballot are three seats on the Brevard City Council. Incumbent councilmen Gary Daniel... — Updated 10/30/2019

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Moves On Gaia Sewer Line – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins called his board’s decision Monday to apply for a grant to help pay for a sewer line between Gaia Herbs and Rosman as “the most important thing” its done all year. During its regular meeting M... — Updated 10/30/2019


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