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Hunting Dogs of Transylvania County

Famed southern writer William Gilmore Simms wrote in his 1847 journal about the hunting dogs of our county's long hunters. Jim Fisher, 70 years old at the time of Simms's visit,... — Updated 11/25/2015


Artists To Discuss 'Mindful Places' – Brevard NC

The Brevard College Division of Fine Arts cordially invites the public to attend a panel discussion in connection with the exhibition, “Mindful Places,” which is currently installed in the Spiers Gallery of the Sims Art... — Updated 11/25/2015


Elliot Engel To Discuss Tortured Genius Of Poe – Brevard NC

When the holidays roll around, it means that Dr. Elliot Engel will be returning to the Transylvania County Library for a presentation of one of his popular lectures. He will... — Updated 11/25/2015


Library To Offer Extra Musical Bag Lunch Programs In December – Brevard NC

The 2015 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in December with three Bag Lunch Extra programs on Dec. 1, 8, and 15 all starting at noon in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. Bag Lunch programs are made possible by the Fr... — Updated 11/25/2015


Emmet Cahill Discusses Music – Brevard NC

Irish tenor Emmet Cahill will present "An Irish, Classical Christmas Concert" at Brevard First United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. As this will be Cahill's first ti... — Updated 11/25/2015


Russell To Speak At Rotary Club Meeting – Brevard NC

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s featured speaker for the Dec. 2 meeting is Elaine Russell, director of the Transylvania County Department of Public Health. Russell will speak on the sentinel issues of children and families in... — Updated 11/25/2015


Carter, Baynard Engagement Announced

Lauren Miranda Carter, of Greenville, S.C., and William Ethan Baynard, of Rosman, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Heather and Marc... — Updated 11/25/2015


Garden Club Plans To 'Dig In' Before Winter Arrives – Brevard NC

The last rose of summer has bloomed, autumn leaves have been raked and western North Carolina has experienced its first freeze. Although winter doesn't officially begin until Dec.... — Updated 11/25/2015


City Building Renamed To Honor Cornelius Hunt – Brevard NC

On Tuesday, the city of Brevard held a dedication ceremony renaming the city's Public Works building on Cashiers Valley Road as the Cornelius Hunt Building. Hunt, who was a city... — Updated 11/25/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Man Accused Of Bringing Drugs Into The County Jail – Brevard NC

Deputies at the Transylvania County Detention Center said a Rosman man brought drugs to jail after being arrested on another charge. Samuel A. Naugle, 18, of 113 Big B's Way, was... — Updated 11/25/2015

 By Park Baker    News

Nonprofits Tackling Hunger - Brevard NC

For this Thanksgiving, the Bread of Life cooked 52 donated turkeys and expects to serve more than 460 people. "Transylvania County has an amazing community of people that really... — Updated 11/25/2015


Ted Still Needs Help To Stay Home - Brevard NC

This past year, Ted Tawney has been able to stay in his Brevard home mainly because of the generosity of others. As reported in January, Tawney, who has cerebral palsy and is... — Updated 11/25/2015


Santa Claus Visiting Rosman Tuesday - Brevard NC

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be at the Rosman Town Hall Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 4-6 p.m. All children are invited to come and enjoy a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Parents may bring a camera to take pictures. Contact Rosman... — Updated 11/25/2015


City Employees Support United Way - Brevard NC

In the spirit of community, city of Brevard employees “put down” some chili at a workplace event in support of United Way of Transylvania County. Employees sampled one or more of 10 different chili dishes, built on their sense... — Updated 11/25/2015

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Woman Facing Drug Charges - Brevard NC

A Rutherford County woman is facing felony drug charges after a search of her vehicle led to deputies finding methamphetamine. Leslie D. Austin, 27, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule VI... — Updated 11/25/2015


City, County Teaming Up On Recreation Study - Brevard NC

Transylvania County and the city of Brevard are kicking off a strategic plan study for the future of parks and recreation in the community. The two are undertaking the study to help better meet the parks and recreation needs and... — Updated 11/25/2015

 By John Lanier    News

'Virtual School' An Option For Bad Weather - Brevard NC

With the approach of winter and inclement weather, Transylvania County Schools’ administrators are preparing to have virtual school days. Due to state regulations, students must be in school for a designated number of days or a... — Updated 11/25/2015


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian The worship services at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church on Nov. 29, the first Sunday of Advent, will feature Advent Lessons and Carols. The service will include scriptures, hymns and... — Updated 11/25/2015



I can remember when North Carolinians were proud: we felt we were from a relatively thoughtful, progressive, civilized state. But our state’s leaders have joined the shameful chorus of those who would ignore thousands of... — Updated 11/25/2015


Resilient Federal Forests Act Needed

In the Nov. 19 issue of this paper Jill Gottesman of the Wilderness Society claimed that H.R. 2647 (The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015) would “eliminate options for public comment,” and “put logging above all other... — Updated 11/25/2015


We Are Better Than This

Many years ago, as I drove him to an appointment, my 12-year-old nephew and I heard a heart-wrenching radio appeal for help for the famine victims in Ethiopia. My nephew sighed and echoed the words of his stepfather, “We can’t... — Updated 11/25/2015


Great Furniture Instructor

This fall I enrolled in a furniture repair class offered by Blue Ridge Community College. The instructor was Scott Kuba of Craft Antique Repair here in Brevard. Scott was extremely knowledgeable about his craft and I learned so... — Updated 11/25/2015


Compassion For Citizens

When I heard of the slaughter in Paris, I knew it would only be a matter of time before someone locally would call attention to “compassion for immigrants.” Sure enough, the following week, the Transylvania Times predictably... — Updated 11/25/2015


Thankful For Volunteers

There are many reasons for Transylvanians to be thankful: the natural beauty, four mild seasons, good schools, low crime rate, cultural and artistic opportunities, etc. While all of these items make living here enjoyable, they are... — Updated 11/25/2015


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