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Linda Ann Matheson Stevenson

Linda Ann Matheson Stevenson, 76, of Hendersonville, passed away at Transylvania Regional Hospital, Nov. 26, 2016. She was born Sept. 16, 1940, to the late Harold Melvin and Aileen Sanders Matheson. She was preceded in death by... — Updated 12/9/2016


Legal Notices for December 8, 2016

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 16 E 392 EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Adele L. Anderson of Transylvania County,... — Updated 12/9/2016 Full story


Blue Ridge Parkway Lifts Burn Ban-Brevard NC

Effective today (Thursday), officials at the Blue Ridge Parkway have lifted the burn ban that has been in effect since Nov. 9. Fires were initially banned on the Parkway due to unusually dry and hot conditions that promoted high... — Updated 12/9/2016


Strutting Santa

Rosman Elementary School held its holiday program Tuesday in the school's gym. A strutting Santa Claus leads off a rendering of "Santa Dancin' On The Rooftop." . (Times photos by... — Updated 12/8/2016


Transylvania Library To Offer Two Musical Performances – Brevard NC

The 2016 Bag Lunch Arts Series concludes in December with two Bag Lunch programs on Dec. 13 and 20, starting at noon in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. Bag Lunch programs are made possible by the Friends of the... — Updated 12/7/2016


Local Exie Henson Combines Books Into 'Laurel's Choices' – Brevard NC

This historical fiction book, “Laurel’s Choices,” is a 30-year saga from 1920 – 1950. The story was originally published several years ago as a book, “Beyond This Mountain,” and a sequel, “Mountain Song,” by Exie... — Updated 12/7/2016


Meticulous And Patient

Chuck Kidwell works on a wood carving sculpture at the Artworks Gallery on South Broard Street during last Saturday's Twilight Tour. (Times photo by Michael Roge... — Updated 12/7/2016

 By Matt McGregor    News

Marsh Drawn Back To His 'Passion' – Brevard NC

Stephen Marsh had lived many lives before making an attempt to retire in Transylvania County three and a half years ago. It wasn't long before the now 68-year-old was volunteering... — Updated 12/7/2016

 By Matt McGregor    News

Brown Sworn In As Superior Court Clerk – Brevard NC

Kristi B. Brown was sworn into office as Transylvania County Clerk of Superior Court this past Friday. She was appointed by Superior Court Judge Mark E. Powell to serve out the... — Updated 12/7/2016

 By Matt McGregor    News

Man, 27, Faces Felony Sex Charges – Brevard NC

Dustin Edward Millsap, 27, was arrested on Saturday, Dec. 3, for one count of felony soliciting a child by computer and one count of felony soliciting prostitution of a minor,... — Updated 12/7/2016

 By Matt McGregor    News

Spay, Neuter Clinic Closing – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Spay and Neuter Clinic, also called Noah's A.R.C. (Animal Rescue Center) on Ecusta Road, will close its doors on Tuesday, Dec. 20. The clinic opened in 2004... — Updated 12/7/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Dave Casey Now Leading Pisgah District – Brevard NC

Dave Casey is the new head ranger on the Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. He and his wife, Andee, and their three children are originally from Nashville, Tenn.,... — Updated 12/7/2016


Pinnacle Mountain Fire Fully Contained – Brevard NC

Incident command officials at the Pinnacle Mountain fire in Pickens County, S.C., reported the blaze, which ultimately burned through more than 10,000 acres, has been fully contained, according to the S.C. Forestry Commission. The... — Updated 12/7/2016

 By Park Baker    News

Significant Changes Planned To Forest Entrance – Brevard NC

Though still several years away, big changes for the highway entrance to Pisgah National Forest are in the works. Three applications for funding approval have been submitted, and N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) officials... — Updated 12/7/2016


Church Activities – Transylvania County NC

Brevard- Davidson River Presbyterian Keith Thompson will be preaching on this third Sunday of Advent about what Christmas really means. Special music for worship will be provided by the Westminster Bells and the Chancel Choir. The... — Updated 12/7/2016


Ruth Jarrett Whitmire

Ruth Jarrett Whitmire, 92, of Brevard, passed away Dec. 5, 2016, at Kingsbridge House. A native of Transylvania County, she was born Dec. 17, 1923, to the late William and Pearl Galloway Jarrett. In addition to her parents, she was... — Updated 12/7/2016


Paul B. Hoxit

Paul B. Hoxit, 77, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at the Elizabeth House. Born in Henderson County, he was a son of the late Arthur Van Hoxit and Carrie Anders Hoxit. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandra... — Updated 12/7/2016


Billy Kenneth "Ken" Hensley

Billy Kenneth “Ken” Hensley, 76, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Tore’s Home in Brevard after completing a long and courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. A native of Yancey County, N.C., he had lived... — Updated 12/7/2016


Lewis Henry Barton

Lewis Henry Barton, 59, went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. He was born on Aug. 12, 1957, in Brevard. He loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He was the son of the late... — Updated 12/7/2016


Rogers Wins Second Promotional Giveaway – Brevard NC

Kathy Rogers won the second weekly drawing for the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce 2016 Holiday Promotion Giveaway. Rogers entered the drawing at Food Matters Market. She... — Updated 12/7/2016


Regrettable Exception

I write to say how regrettable I believe it is that on Nov. 24 The Transylvania Times chose to violate its policy of not publishing letters from elected officials under the guise that the letter was by a veteran about Veterans... — Updated 12/7/2016


How Sad

I see old “semper fi” is back with us again. How sad that this intelligent man harbors such bile. How sad that a fine woman must still be slandered, even in defeat. How sad that America must cope with the Trump effect, the... — Updated 12/7/2016


Journalists Gave Trump Free Advertising

Bob Youngerman’s letter printed in the Dec. 1 edition seems to rely on a premise that is simply, and thankfully, impossible to achieve and ignores the reality of the press’ coverage of the election. The premise seems to be that... — Updated 12/7/2016


75 Years

Yesterday marked the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The surpise attack resulted in the destruction of nearly 20 ships and more than 300 airplanes. More than 2,400 Amercan soldiers and sailors were killed.... — Updated 12/7/2016


Music And Christmas

One of the joys of the holiday season is Christmas music. It’s hard to imagine the holiday season without the music, which ranges from light-hearted tunes about Santa Claus to the more reflective and spiritual numbers about the... — Updated 12/7/2016


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