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 By John Lanier    News    December 6, 2018

Board Wants County Input On Bond - Brevard NC

At a Tuesday morning work session, Transylvania County Board of Education members expressed a desire to work closely with county commissioners on the capital projects, which will be funded by the recent passage of a $68 million bond. Last month,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    December 6, 2018

Locals Recall President George Bush - Brevard NC

Two Transylvania County residents remember George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the U.S., who died on Nov. 30. Former Republican Congressman Charles H. Taylor first met Bush, who was president...

 

Chapman, Phillips Bow Out As Commissioners - Brevard NC

Last Thursday’s Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting was the last for Larry Chapman and Kelvin Phillips. Each received a plaque and a resolution honoring their time as commissioners. Chapman served eight years on the board and...

 

County's Jobless Rate Was 3.3 Percent In October

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in October was 3.3 percent, up from 2.9 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 

An Overlooked President

Frequently, modest people who quietly do good work are often overlooked until they are gone. Then we realize their contributions, their subtle but steady work that has made life easier or better for us. That is the case of President George H.W....

 

President Makes Us Less Respected

I wish to commend The Transylvania Times editorial “Ceding the Moral Ground” (Nov. 26) to every reader who values America’s place of leadership in this world. I spent 40 years representing the United States to foreign governments and peoples, p...

 

Remembering George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush was probably the most decent, kind man ever to hold the office. According to historians, presidents Bush and John Adams were the most successful one-term presidents in U.S. history. But I’d like to focus not on Bush’s military...

 

America: We Can Do Much Better

The death of former President George H. W. Bush last week was a stark and brutal reminder to me of his presidency and personal life, as opposed to that being displayed by President Donald Trump. Bush: A decorated war veteran vs. Trump, who never...

 

TRH Grateful For Bonds With Patients, Community

The holidays are a time to reflect on the very many things we have to be grateful for. One of the privileges I have as president and CNO of Transylvania Regional Hospital is observing or hearing stories about how our team members touch the lives of o...

 

Obituary: Harold Tubbs Carr Jr.

Harold Tubbs Carr Jr., 93, of Brevard, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. He was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Bangor, Maine, to the late Harold T. Sr. and Doris (Tubbs) Carr. He was a graduate...

 

Obituary: Cleveland Roscoe Galloway

Cleveland Roscoe Galloway, 79, of Hendersonville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. He was the son of the late E. R. and Rachael “Bobbie” Batson Galloway. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Manley Galloway. He served his country in...

 

Obituary: Theodore Carl Hess

Theodore Carl Hess, 70, of Rosman, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. He was the son of the late Carl and Norma Robinson Hess. He served his country in the United States Air Force. An avid outdoorsman, he especially loved sailing. He loved his dog,...

 

Obituary: L. Elaine Barbuto

L. Elaine Barbuto, 100, formerly of Cranford, N.J., died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, N.C. She was employed as a bookkeeper at The Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth,...

 

Obituary: Mattie Owen McCall

Mattie Owen McCall, 93 of Balsam Grove, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. She was born March 7, 1925 in Jackson County, N.C. to the late Wiley and Florence Owen. In addition to her...

 

Philharmonic Presents 'Christmastime In Brevard'

The stage of the Porter Center at Brevard College will be overflowing with musicians, singers and the spirit of the holidays on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16. Joining the Brevard Philharmonic at 3 p.m.... Full story

 

Brevard College To Host Festival Of Nine Lessons, Carols

The Brevard College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. David Gresham, invite the public to the 22nd annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Saturday, Dec. 8, in The...

 

Choral Society To Present Works Of Baroque Composers - Brevard NC

The works of two Baroque composers will highlight the winter concert of the Transylvania Choral Society on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Porter Center of the campus of Brevard College. The choral society will be joined by the Brevard...

 

Brevard Little Theatre To Hold Auditions For 'Just Another Big Dog' Production

Brevard Little Theatre will hold auditions for “Just Another Big Dog” at the theatre, located at 55 E. Jordan St. in Brevard, on Sunday, Dec. 9, and on Monday, Dec. 10, from 7-9 p.m. This drama, written and directed by local veterinarian Mark... Full story

 

Béla Fleck To Host Second Annual Blue Ridge Banjo Camp In August At BMC

Béla Fleck’s Blue Ridge Banjo Camp will be held at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard on Aug. 14-18. The camp will feature three days and four nights of diverse banjo instruction by Fleck himself alongside a cast of world class banjo...

 

Reese, McGuire Engagement Announced

Brook Hailey Reese, of Pisgah Forest, and Russell William McGuire, of Pisgah Forest, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tracy and Crystal Coggins Reese, of...

 

Houstons Celebrating 60th Wedding Anniversary

Jim and Edie Houston, of Pisgah Forest, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 7, 2018. They were married Dec. 7, 1958, in Oceanside. N.Y. They have two children, Lisa and husband, Mark...

 

Church Activities: Dec. 6, 2018

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church for worship on the Second Sunday of Advent as we explore what it means to prepare for the coming of Christ Jesus. John the Baptist was called to prepare the way. Do o...

 

The Long And Winding Road: How 14 Seniors Went From Winless Freshmen To State Semifinalists - Brevard NC

When the Class of 2019 stepped onto the campus of Brevard High School as freshmen, "Go, Big Blue!" wasn't something you heard very much on Friday nights. Because not so long ago Brevard football...

 

Blue Devils Face Rams For Trip To State Championship - Brevard NC

When it comes to football royalty in North Carolina, it doesn’t get any bigger than the Reidsville Rams. They are the New York Yankees of the prep gridiron. Reidsville has 19 state championships – the most of any football program in the state....

 

Trio Of Tornado Cyclists Earn Top 10 Cyclocross Finish

Three Brevard College riders won events and several other Tornado riders earned top-ten finishes at the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Cyclocross Championships held Saturday, Dec. 1, in muddy conditions at Warren Wilson College....

 

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