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Ask Us: School Lunch Program November 4, 2019

Does Transylvania County have a school lunch debt program? If there is a debt, then do the schools practice “shaming” the students at lunch period? Does the Board of Education have any policies against shaming?” Transylvania... — Updated 11/5/2019


Blue Zones Project Team For Brevard Announced – Brevard, NC

Mark Burrows, Tammy Hopkins and Trent Humphreys have been hired as the new Blue Zones Project staff members for Brevard. In September, Pisgah Health Foundation and Sharecare, Inc., announced that Brevard would become the 50th Blue... — Updated 11/5/2019

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Mary C. Jenkins Community Center Update Given – Brevard, NC

An update on the proposed construction of a new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center and Silversteen Park was recently provided by the city of Brevard to the Bethel "A" Baptist Church t... — Updated 11/5/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Lady Blue Devils Advance To First Ever State Semifinal

The dream season for the Brevard Lady Blue Devil volleyball team just gets sweeter and sweeter. On Saturday, Brevard shook off a slow start in the first set to defeat Patton 3-1,... — Updated 11/4/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Above And Beyond – Brevard Volleyball's Historic Playoff Run

When you’re part of a program like Brevard volleyball, it’s not easy to break the mold. But this year’s Lady Blue Devil squad has made it look that way. With Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Patton, Brevard advanced to the state... — Updated 11/4/2019


Nov. 12 AAUW Meeting Will Discuss Democracy Project – Transylvania County, NC

Susan Lefler, president of Democracy Project of Transylvania County, Inc., will share a program about encouraging civic engagement in the community. This session will be at the... — Updated 11/4/2019


Bank Hosted 'Keep County Warm' Coat Drive And Offers Shred Event

First Citizens Bank of Brevard hosted its first "Keep out County Warm" coat drive. The drive ran from Sept. 1 - Oct. 31 to benefit The Sharing House. Members of the community could... — Updated 11/4/2019


Jesse Fred Galloway

Jesse Fred Galloway, 87, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. He was born Dec. 26, 1931, in Transylvania County to the late Lesco Jackson Galloway and Ruby Masters Galloway. In... — Updated 11/4/2019


Open Enrollment For Federal Health Insurance Ends Dec. 15

Officials with the N.C. Department of Insurance remind residents that open enrollment for the 2020 Federal Health Insurance Exchange runs through Dec. 15 for coverage to start Jan. 1. “Open enrollment is an opportunity for... — Updated 11/4/2019


Arlin William "Bill" Lance Jr.

Arlin William “Bill” Lance Jr. went to be with the Lord Nov. 2, 2019. He was born Dec. 24, 1942, in Transylvania County to the late Arlin William Lance and Reba Galloway Lance. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in... — Updated 11/4/2019


Betty Jean Daves

Betty Jean Daves, 82, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. She was born March 11, 1937, in Transylvania County to the late Sam and Mae Gray. In addition to her parents, she was... — Updated 11/4/2019


NCSCAR Hosts Board Members Meeting At Veterans History Museum

The French Broad River Society of the Children of the American Revolution (CAR) and the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas recently hosted the 2019 Winter Board and Members... — Updated 11/4/2019


Coping With Fewer Hours Of Daylight

Daylight saving time comes to an end each fall, at a time when the hours of available sunlight already are beginning to decline. Some people are more accustomed to darkness than... — Updated 11/4/2019


Muddy Sneakers To Host Mountainfilm Tour Nov. 23

This fall, Muddy Sneakers will host Asheville's only screening of Mountainfilm on Tour Saturday, Nov. 23, at The Orange Peel in Asheville. The evening will feature a selection of... — Updated 11/4/2019


BRCC Helps Students Envision Their Future

The community has seen Blue Ridge Community College's big blue tent at sporting events or Saturday festivals in downtown Brevard. Blue Ridge engages in another type of community... — Updated 11/4/2019


Blue Ridge Ringers To Perform

The Blue Ridge Ringers will be giving two “Christmas Around the World” concerts in Brevard next month. The group will perform at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. Their other local... — Updated 11/4/2019


BC Wind Ensemble To Honor Veterans Nov. 7

The Brevard College Wind Ensemble will present a concert Thursday, Nov. 7, at Brevard College's Porter Center. Brevard College Director of Bands, Dr. Eric Peterson, will conduct... — Updated 11/4/2019


NC Songsmiths Tour Series Comes To 185 King Street

NC Songsmiths is partnering with 185 King Street as its first Brevard venue on the NC Songsmith tour circuit. NC Songsmiths is a collective of premiere songwriters from North... — Updated 11/4/2019


Elton John, Rachael Ray Pen Memoirs

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Allan, Nina. “The Dollmaker.” Since childhood, Bramber has been in an institution on Bodmin Moor. She reaches out to an eccentric dollmaker named... — Updated 11/4/2019


Fortunate To Have Paper

As Robin J. Phillips stated on Oct. 21, I agree wholeheartedly that I’m willing to pay $49.95 for a year’s subscription to The Times. Although I have no background in journalism, I’ve been an avid reader of newspapers for... — Updated 11/4/2019


Meadows' Antics

I recommend to readers the editorial in the N.Y. Times of July 27, 2018. It recounts the antics of a group of Republican congressmen seeking to impeach Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a Republican by the way, for... — Updated 11/4/2019


Which Is Impeachable?

President Clinton was impeached for having sexual contact with an intern and lying about it, hence perjury. President Trump has withheld authorized money, our tax dollars, from a country in order to compel that country to help... — Updated 11/4/2019


Lying And Free Speech

The recent controversy over Facebook accepting political ads that perpetuate falsehoods has brought forth numerous questions regarding the First Amendment and lying. Based on several comments we have read and heard, some people... — Updated 11/4/2019


Christmas Parade Will Feature Salute To Veterans – Brevard, NC

The 48th Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, rain or shine. The Brevard/ Transylvania Chamber of Commerce hosts the parade, which is sponsored by Egolf of Brevard and The Oaks of... — Updated 11/4/2019

 By Derek McKissock    News

Hawkins: Court Decision Is Top Priority – Transylvania County, NC

Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins said making short-term and long-terms decisions about the courthouse “needs to be at the top of the list” of his board’s priorities. Hawkins... — Updated 11/4/2019


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