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Hospital Asks For Limited Visits Because Of Flu-Brevard NC

Due to an increase in flu activity throughout North Carolina, Mission Health asks that family and friends limit their visits to patients in Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH). In... — Updated 12/5/2014


Legal Notices For December 4, 2014

14 SP 59 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   NORTH CAROLINA, TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY   Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Anthony Shawn Austin and Margaret K. Austin to Donald W.... — Updated 12/5/2014 Full story


Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Charlie Steele will offer Christmas at the Organ” at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary on Saturday, Dec. 6, during the Twilight Tour in downtown Brevard. Christmas carol arrangements... — Updated 12/3/2014

 By Judith Wolf    Features

Riding Along The Beautiful Alcan Highway

The call came unexpectedly. "Judith, will you ride with me when I deliver my son-in-law's car to him in Anchorage?" I knew my friend and sometimes travel companion Pinkie was going... — Updated 12/3/2014

 By Park Baker    News

New Bridge Opens To Cross Creek - Brevard NC

Courthouse Creek Road in Pisgah National Forest is now reopened to the public after the new bridge over the creek has been completed. The old ford, called a "vented" ford, was removed because it was clogged with rock and other... — Updated 12/3/2014


Estate Bequeathed To College - Brevard NC

Joyce Love Melton designated her entire estate to Brevard College to benefit student scholarships through the Loyalty Scholarship Fund (now called the Brevard Annual Fund),... — Updated 12/3/2014


Planning For Mansion Milestone - Brevard NC

The centennial celebration of Silvermont Mansion may be more than two years away, but a local group of volunteers has been making sure one of Transylvania County's most... — Updated 12/3/2014


Lisa Fisher Lunsford

Lisa Fisher Lunsford, 55, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Nov. 27,  2014.    She was the daughter of the late Russell and Emily Fisher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Doris Cranford,... — Updated 12/3/2014


Bertha Wilkie

Bertha Wilkie, 80, of Fletcher, passed away peacefully Dec. 1, 2014, at Universal Healthcare in Fletcher after an extended period of declining health. She was born May 30, 1934, in... — Updated 12/3/2014

 By Park Baker    News

School Board Recognizes Sue Fox, Mike Rogers - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education held a reception for Sue Fox and Mike Rogers last week during its last meeting of the year Fox declined to seek re-election in November, while Rogers failed in his attempt for another... — Updated 12/3/2014


Newspaper Expands Its State Coverage - Brevard NC

During the month of November, readers may have noticed that The Transylvania Times began running state news stories from the Associated Press. The new state news page is just one of several additions to The Transylvania Times,... — Updated 12/3/2014


County Officials Sworn In To Office - Brevard NC

Kelvin Phillips was officially sworn in as Transylvania County’s newest commissioner during a brief ceremony Monday morning at the courthouse. Phillips previously served on the board of commissioners from 2004-2012. Incumbent... — Updated 12/3/2014


Thomas Edward "Tommy" McBride

Thomas Edward “Tommy” McBride, 71, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. He was the son of the late Harry and Frances Rogers McBride. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn... — Updated 12/3/2014

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Investigation Ongoing Of Alleged Campus Attacks - Brevard NC

Brevard College officials and local law enforcement are conducting cooperative investigations after two female students said they were victims of attempted sexual assaults while walking late at night on campus. The alleged attacks... — Updated 12/3/2014


Joann Beckett Fairo

Joann Beckett Fairo, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at home. She was born Aug. 22, 1932, in Lebanon, Ohio. Her parents, Clifford and Rebecca Beckett, and grandson, Dreyton Gripper, all predeceased her. She... — Updated 12/3/2014


County Hires Health Director - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Health has selected J. Elaine Russell as the county’s new health director. Russell replaces Steve Smith, who accepted the same position with the Henderson County Health Department. Russell begins... — Updated 12/3/2014


Obele Dirk Ensing

Obele Dirk Ensing died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He was 93 years old, which is not old enough. He was born in New Jersey and lived most of his life in New Jersey, Connecticut,... — Updated 12/3/2014


William "Lyman" Dillon

William "Lyman" Dillon, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Nov. 29, 2014 after a 21-year battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born March 24, 1942, in High Point, N.C., where he grew... — Updated 12/3/2014


News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest The featured speaker for the Dec. 17 Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s breakfast meeting will be Brandon Apodaca. Apodaca will talk about working with a bonding agency. For the month of December 2014,... — Updated 12/3/2014


Pressleys Mark 60 Years

J.C. and Annie Pressley celebrated 60 years of marriage Dec. 3, 2014. A lot happens in 60 years: 3 children, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a business of 41 years ... — Updated 12/3/2014


Brevard Middle School Announces Honor Roll – Brevard NC

The following Brevard Middle School students were named to the 2014-2015 first quarter honor roll. Sixth Grade A Honor Roll Pearl Maelyn Brown, Robert Allan Brown, Paul M Cabin, Cassidee LeAnn Cali, Chayse Skyler Chandler, Sarah Gr... — Updated 12/3/2014



The non-event the Republicans hyped and hyped and are still trying to hype, is a dud! Dead on arrival. But sometimes truth will win out. A two year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found... — Updated 12/3/2014


Murray's Art

Tim Murray’s death is a great loss to this community. He was one of the first persons whom I met when I moved here 22 years ago. Even though I cannot claim to be a close friend, we much appreciated each other. But the point of... — Updated 12/3/2014


Instructive Column

A huge “thank you” to Karen Shaffer, J.D. I found her recent column entitled “Confusion Between Civil Law and ‘God’s Law’” to be incredibly well-written and instructive; it reminded me of my Civics class text in... — Updated 12/3/2014


Importance Of Artists

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. -Pablo Picasso The passing of Tim Murray, the face of the Brevard College Art Department for four decades, serves as a reminder as to how important art and... — Updated 12/3/2014


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