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Investigations In Raleigh

Regardless of which party is in control in Raleigh, there is a pay to play culture in which donors are rewarded with government contracts or favorable legislation. Former House Speaker Jim Black, a Democrat, went to prison after he... — Updated 11/17/2015


'Everyday Super Food' Offers Tasty Recipes

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Connelly, Michael. “The Crossing.” Harry Bosch retired from the LAPD and is proud of his record, which is exactly why he doesn’t want to get involv... — Updated 11/16/2015


Library To Host International Games Day – Brevard NC

Saturday, Nov. 21, from 2-5 p.m., Transylvania County Library will join thousands of libraries around the world in the eighth annual celebration of gaming in libraries: International Games Day @ Your Library. This drop-in,... — Updated 11/16/2015


Brevard Ballet To Present 'The Nutcracker' Sunday, Nov. 22 – Brevard NC

Brevard Ballet will present "The Nutcracker" Sunday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m. at Ingram Auditorium at Brevard College. Director Angie Wells and guest choreographer in residence, Tom... — Updated 11/16/2015

 By Maddison Holt    Features

Hiking Appalachian Trail Impacted Future – Brevard NC

Lauren Fowler, a current Brevard College student, completed the full 2,185 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail. She began her journey in Georgia and finished it in Maine when she... — Updated 11/16/2015


Service Remembered

The family of the late Arthur Cecil Wilson Sr., the American Legion's chaplain for more than 60 years, removes the American flag Saturday from a memorial commemorating his service.... — Updated 11/16/2015



The American Legion held a ceremony Saturday to unveil a memorial for Arthur Cecil Wilson Sr., the Legion's chaplain for more than 60 years. Wilson's great-great-granddaughter,... — Updated 11/16/2015


A Great Cause

The Sharing House collected 10,000 pounds of food and $7,010 in cash donations Saturday as part of its twice yearly food drive. Andy and Michelle Cruell hand their food donations... — Updated 11/16/2015


Planners Eye Projected Population Spike Growth - Brevard NC

By 2040, the overall population of five western North Carolina counties, including Transylvania, could increase by about 176,000 people. By 2040, the population of Transylvania, Bun... — Updated 11/16/2015


Free Spay And Neuter Voucher A Blockbuster – Transylvania County NC

The FOTAS (Friends of Transylvania Animals) free spay/neuter voucher program for the month of October was a huge success. With winter coming, the group decided to kick their ongoing spay/neuter subsidy into high gear – offering... — Updated 11/16/2015

 By Park Baker    News

Businesses Reflect On 'Leaf Season' - Brevard NC

As leaf season comes to an end for another year, local businesses reported they were quite busy. Clark Lovelace, the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce’s and Tourism Development Authority’s executive director, said the... — Updated 11/16/2015


Kaufman Cattle Co. Joins American Angus Association – Brevard NC

The Kaufman Cattle Co., of Brevard, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Richard Wilson, interim CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association, with... — Updated 11/16/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Board To Discuss Short-Term Rentals

City staff will present recommendations on how to deal with short-term rentals Tuesday to the city of Brevard Planning Board. City Planning Director Daniel Cobb will make recommendations to allow short-term rentals, with... — Updated 11/16/2015


CAN'd Aid Hosts 'Big Money Chili-onaire' – Brevard NC

On Friday, Nov. 20, the CAN’d Aid Foundation will host the first annual “Big Money Chili-onaire” at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard. This chili cook off of the ages will be a night of chili tasting, voting, live music and... — Updated 11/16/2015

 By John Lanier    News

Veterans Recall Vietnam Conflict - Brevard NC

A panel of three Vietnam War veterans, as well as a few audience members, shared their thoughts and experiences about the Vietnam war with history students and the general public at Brevard College last Wednesday night. Paul... — Updated 11/16/2015


News Of Organizations

Democratic Women Transylvania Times editor John Lanier will be the guest speaker Thursday, Nov. 19, at the monthly meeting of the Transylvania County Democratic Women’s Club. The club meets from 11-1:30 p.m. at the Pisgah Fish... — Updated 11/16/2015


Claire Irene Smith Irwin

Claire Irene Smith Irwin, 76, of Brevard and Weaverville N.C., died peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, after a brief illness. Born in Manchester, N.H. Oct. 1, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Emil J. and Cecile (Beaudoin)... — Updated 11/16/2015


Thomas "Tom" Kimsey Henderson

Thomas “Tom” Kimsey Henderson, 68, of Tucker, Ga. and formerly of Lake Toxaway, passed away peacefully Oct. 23, 2015. He was born March 28, 1947. In addition to his parents, James Bingham and Lora Belle Miller Henderson, he... — Updated 11/16/2015


Elvin "Joe" Byars

Elvin "Joe" Byars, 77, of Lake Toxaway, was called home Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Joe was the son of the late Anderson Clifford and Florence Victoria Reid Byars. In addition to his... — Updated 11/16/2015


Legal Notices for November 16, 2015



Mary "Catherine" Chapman

Mary “Catherine” Chapman, 71, of Rosman, passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. She was the daughter of the late J.B. and Mildred Watkins Rogers. In addition to her parents, her brother, William Rogers, and her grandson, Eli... — Updated 11/16/2015


They Are Crazy

There is no other way to describe this current assembly of Republican candidates for president of the United States than crazies! Jeb Bush has expressed support for privatizing Social Security and most recently called for... — Updated 11/16/2015


Great Local Optometrist

This summer I had surgery for a detached retina. My healing process had been going well I thought. Upon an extensive eye exam by Dr. Lynda Shepard, she detected some additional abnormalities. Her level of professionalism and calm... — Updated 11/16/2015


Regulations Stunt Growth

Why is the U.S. economy barely growing? The answer is quite simple. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are not optimistic about the future. If a business owner is going to open or expand a small company, they have to invest a... — Updated 11/16/2015


Support Residential Zoning

The Brevard City Council and Planning Board are moving down a dangerous path, one that other municipalities took, and increasingly regret. Use a library newspaper database or google “short- rentals” (STRs) and “loss of... — Updated 11/16/2015


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