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Authorities Halt Search for Andrew Sprinkle, Reward Offered-Brevard NC

Authorities involved in the search for Andrew Sprinkle, the missing person who drove his vehicle into the French Broad River on Saturday night, said Wednesday morning that the... — Updated 11/19/2014


Water And Our Future

In this Land of Waterfalls, where the rain falls in abundance, as it has been doing for the past several hours, it seems almost absurd to discuss conserving our water. But in today’s world, no area is immune from what is... — Updated 11/19/2014


Tourists Left Lake Toxaway After Dam Burst

When the Toxaway Inn opened in August 1903, tourism brochures boasted that it was, "one of the best equipped and most modern resort hotels to be found in the South, having... — Updated 11/17/2014


'Pack The Pantry' Community Food Drive Planned Nov. 22 – Brevard NC

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest, WSQL Radio, The Transylvania Times, and Sharing House are working as a team to conduct a community-wide “Pack the Pantry” food drive for the Sharing House pantry on Saturday, Nov. 22. The need... — Updated 11/17/2014


Gorges State Park Offers November Programs – Lake Toxaway NC

These educational programs will be held at Gorges State Park in November: Sunday, Nov. 16, meet an endangered species. Gorges State Park is home to several rare, threatened, or endangered species. Some are only found in this... — Updated 11/17/2014

 By Bill Harrah    Lifestyles

Sometimes You Just 'Doh!'

When I think of the causes I have supported over the years, Reading Is FUNdamental was aces in my book. Once a year it gave inner-city school kids the chance to choose a book for their very own, with a “this book belongs to” st... — Updated 11/17/2014


Local UPS Store Delivers For United Way Pledge Campaign – Brevard NC

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) is in the middle of its annual pledge campaign and UPS Store 3439 plays an important part in the process. This time of year, when UWTC... — Updated 11/17/2014


Veterans Honored At Davidson River Cemetery – Pisgah Forest NC

The Davidson River Cemetery Fund Board of Directors sponsored an event at the Davidson River Cemetery on Veterans Day honoring veterans buried there. There are veterans of the... — Updated 11/17/2014


Hipp, Lowery Exchange Wedding Vows

Kandance Ann Hipp, of Brevard, and Cecil Edward Lowery Jr., of Brevard, were united in marriage at 3 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2014, at the property of Scott and Cherie Goldsmith. Marion D.... — Updated 11/17/2014


News of Organizations

Democratic Executive Committee The Transylvania County Democratic Party Executive Committee will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room of the County Community Services Building located at the... — Updated 11/17/2014


Births In Transylvania

Carson Blake Gravley Corey and Elizabeth Gravley, of Rosman, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Carson Blake Gravley, born Nov. 10, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. He weighed 9 pounds, and was 22... — Updated 11/17/2014

 By Park Baker    Features

Dodson, Fogle Ride Bicycles Across America – Brevard NC

John Dodson and Steve Fogle took an obligatory picture with their tires in the Pacific Ocean, and then began the 4,000-mile journey across the country on bicycles. It took them six... — Updated 11/17/2014


Monarch Spotted

The weather has turned distinctly wintry recently, but this Monarch butterfly was spotted last week in Brevard. (Times photo by Michael Rogers)... — Updated 11/17/2014

 By Park Baker    News

Volunteer Finds Cash Surprise - Brevard NC

Cynnie Bryant, a volunteer at SAFE's Attic in Brevard, was recently going through donations of personal items from the family of an elderly woman who had passed away only to... — Updated 11/17/2014

 By Park Baker    News

Local Facing Child Pornography Charge - Brevard NC

Robert Joseph Lamb, a 28-year-old Brevard resident, is facing charges related to child pornography and drugs. On Wednesday, Oct. 29, the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office... — Updated 11/17/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Attorney Recalls 50-Year Career - Brevard NC

While most people who are two months shy of their 80th birthday would have long been retired and moved on to enjoying more leisurely activities, local attorney William "Bill" White... — Updated 11/17/2014


Legal Notices For November 17, 2014



Help Feed The Hungry

I recently attended an informational meeting sponsored by the Coalition for Hunger. It was eye-opening to hear about the number of people in the county struggling to put food on the table. Many of these are hard-working family... — Updated 11/17/2014


Ask Us Answered- Brevard NC

Why isn’t the local VFW Post allowed to sell its Buddy Poppies at the local Walmart or Ingles? Aaron Mullins, senior manager for media relations at Walmart, said that the company has a preapproved list of company sponsored charit... — Updated 11/17/2014


A Hand Up

Thank God for Sharing House. They provide food, clothing, and financial aid to members in the local community. It is a lifesaver to the outcasts, downtrodden, and homeless. Until you walk in their shoes, you cannot comprehend the... — Updated 11/17/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Final Election Results Reveal GOP Dominance - Brevard NC

Canvassing results were released last Friday for the recent election, painting a fairly clear picture of how Republicans were able to carry most every race across the board. The final numbers showed a total of 13,354 votes cast in... — Updated 11/17/2014


Political Spending

Bob Youngerman’s article is correct that the amount of spending has gotten out of hand. Over $100 million was spent in the North Carolina senate race, roughly the same for both sides according to CBS. The problem is that most of... — Updated 11/17/2014

 By John Lanier    News

Conference Tackles Water Ownership Question - Brevard NC

Since water is perceived as both a right and a commodity, there is a long history regarding who governs water and how it can be used. That was part of the message delivered by Ryke Longest, keynote speaker at the “Whose Water Is... — Updated 11/17/2014


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