Articles from the December 23, 2019 edition

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Mary Morgan Hardin

Mary Morgan Hardin was born Nov. 14, 1918, to Frank Morgan and Alma Foster Morgan in Transylvania County, where she lived all her life. She left this plane peacefully in her sleep, while attended by her daughter, Marilyn, and her s... — Updated 12/24/2019


Keep Safe During A Season Of Holiday 'Spirits'

The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day are some of the most festive times of the year. Family and friends socialize and exchange gifts while many people take inventory of their good fortunes. Many things are enjoyed in... — Updated 12/24/2019


Former BHS Teacher Roberts Discusses Nurturing Creativity

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Colvin, Jeffrey. “Africaville.” Spanning three generations of the Sebolt family this saga tells the story of how time can tear apart and bring... — Updated 12/24/2019


Filing Complete For 2020 Primary – Transylvania County, NC

Filing for the March 3, 2020, primary has ended and the contest is set for the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, Register of Deeds, state House and Senate and statewide seats, judicial seats and national races. For the Bo... — Updated 12/23/2019


Woodward: Sediment The Top Pollutant – Transylvania County, NC

Sediment is the number one pollutant in North Carolina, according to Mitch Woodward from the N.C. Cooperative Extension. Woodward recently gave a presentation, “Small Scale Solutions to Protect Water Quality,” at a recent... — Updated 12/23/2019


Terence John Davies

Terry Davies lived a remarkable life. He was a man of unrelenting optimism and discipline. He wore a collared shirt and shaved every single day of his life. He was a hugger and... — Updated 12/23/2019


Rosman High School Winter Sports Team Pictures

Sports Editor Jeremiah Reed shows the Rosman winter sports team members.... — Updated 12/23/2019


Brevard High School Winter Sports Team Pictures

Transylvania Times sports editor Jeremiah Reed highlights Brevard High School winter sports teams.... — Updated 12/23/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Brevard Overcomes Slow Start To Defeat Lady Tigers

After an ice cold start from the field, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils finally got things rolling on their way to a 48-34 victory over the Rosman Lady Tigers on Saturday afternoon.... — Updated 12/23/2019

 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Blue Devils Stave Off Feisty Tiger Effort In Rivalry Win

In a spirited, early-season rivalry contest, the Brevard Blue Devils took a big first-quarter lead and held off a fierce comeback attempt from the Rosman Tigers to claim a 64-46 vic... — Updated 12/23/2019


Christmas Lights Decorate Brevard's Main Streets

Did you know the first National Christmas tree was a 48-foot balsam fir located on the Ellipse south of the White House in 1923? A crowd of spectators watched as President Coolidge... — Updated 12/23/2019


BRCC Announces Employee Awards For 2020

At Blue Ridge Community College, employees play a significant role in their students' lives - as teachers, advisors and mentors. The faculty and staff assist students in finding... — Updated 12/23/2019


Working To Help Children In Need Of Hope

Imagine trying to navigate your world at 16 when your mother has moved to a neighboring county to live with her boyfriend. Or having to maintain a relationship just so you have somewhere warm to sleep at night. Imagine having to... — Updated 12/23/2019


Help Make Your Poinsettias Last Longer With These Tips

Poinsettias are synonymous with the holiday season. These colorful plants brighten up homes with their vibrant hues in variations of red, white and pink, making them a holiday... — Updated 12/23/2019


County Hit With 5-8 Inches Of Snow

The following briefs are from Thursday, Dec. 25, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Brevard and Transylvania County were hit with a heavy snowfall on Sunday, the first day of winter. The area was blanketed from five to eight... — Updated 12/23/2019


Disgust Grows

I have waited several weeks to submit my personal opinion on the hypocritical behavior in Washington. It took another opinion writer referring to Will Rogers alluding to those defenders of the current president as being idiots. I... — Updated 12/23/2019


No Surprise On Changes

The commissioners who changed horses in mid-stream doesn’t surprise me. One was a long time Democrat and the other two always voted in favor of Democrats. Hopefully they will be turned out next election. All who praised them... — Updated 12/23/2019


Protect County Residents

Transylvania County is called the “Land of Waterfalls.” We average 75 inches of rain a year. We flood a lot. Becky Mountain Road has been under water at least three times in the last year. Filling in two acres that routinely... — Updated 12/23/2019



The house has finally accomplished what it set out to do in November of 2016. In October, Nancy Pelosi decided to proceed with the impeachment. The “debates” in the house were a boring joke that probably got lower ratings than... — Updated 12/23/2019


Party Affiliation Means Little

As an independent, I have voted for all three of the county commissioners who recently changed their party affiliations, and I plan on continuing to do so. I respect courage, conviction and character, whereas party affiliation... — Updated 12/23/2019


Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

Editor’s Note: In Sept. 1897, an eight-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of The New York Sun asking, “Is there a Santa Claus?” An editorial writer of the Sun Staff, Francis Pharcellus... — Updated 12/23/2019


Restricting Small Box Stores

I was in Brevard last week and became aware of the controversy regarding the proposed construction of the Dollar General store on the Greenville Highway. I found no one who favored it. I then read your editorial which explained... — Updated 12/23/2019


Mark Meadows Not Running For Re-Election – Transylvania County, NC

Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows will not run for another term representing the 11th Congressional District in North Carolina, which includes Transylvania County. Meadows released the following statement: “For everything there i... — Updated 12/23/2019


Pisgah Health Allocates Grants – Transylvania County, NC

The Pisgah Health Foundation, which was previously known as the Transylvania Regional Hospital Foundation, has launched its inaugural grant award allocations. The new awards focus on social determinants of health programs in... — Updated 12/23/2019

 By Matt McGregor    News

Committee Continues Work On Skate Park – Brevard, NC

Updates on the skate park were presented Wednesday during the city of Brevard’s Parks, Trails and Recreation Committee meeting. Paul Ray, city planning director, said the N.C. League of Municipalities (NCLM) agreed to drop the... — Updated 12/23/2019


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