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The Davis family line in Transylvania County began with David Davis, a Welsh immigrant who invested heavily in land and settled in Mecklenburg County. Shortly after only child Samuel was born in 1755, the Davis family moved to Transylvania County on farmland near the conjunction of the David…

Pioneer surveyors and settlers said the best trail builders were the buffalo because the animals found the easiest grade up and down the mountains. Smaller animals like deer and elk followed these trails, and so did the Cherokee. The most widely known course of this sort in our area is the a…

The public is invited to take part in an interactive workshop that hopes to raise awareness of the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in the United States. The workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 6 -8 p.m., and led by Deacon Colleen Bernu, di…

The Land of Waterfalls Camera Club will kick off its new photographic year with a review of “The Best Images of 2021” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, via Zoom. The visual presentation will be complemented by an original score of special guitar music composed and performed by local artist Bruce…

Born on Dec. 25, 1849, in Pickens, S.C., William Martin Chappell was a longtime resident of the “Auger Hole” area of Transylvania County near the upper portion of what is now Lake Jocassee. Will married Evelyn Patterson and had nine children. Will owned property in Oconee, Pickens and Transy…

Managing multiple chronic illnesses and their associated appointments, medications and treatments can be confusing and stressful for older adults. Many older adults have several physicians, specialists and other care providers. Each appointment requires the patient to understand complex medi…

Due to the COVID-19 resurgence and to respect the health and safety of staff, board members, and the public, the regular bi-monthly meeting of the Library Foundation Board of Directors and Board of Trustees will be held electronically on Thursday, Jan. 20, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Members of t…

Starting your well-being journey doesn’t have to be hard. Say hello to the Live Longer, Better Rewards Program, a comprehensive program that uses the Sharecare app to incorporate Blue Zones Power 9 principles to support your well-being journey wherever you go, according to a news release. Th…

Starting in January, Silvermont Opportunity Center will be offering chair yoga classes. The classes will be held every Thursday morning from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. beginning Jan. 6. All skill levels are welcome to attend, and the exercises can be adapted for common chronic conditions. Partici…

Profiling Connestee Falls residents who volunteer their time and talents over this last year and a half has inspired me to (finally) do the same. I am proud to declare that I am the newest member of the Pisgah Forest Rotary Satellite Club of Cedar Mountain.

In 1972, a partnership of local businesses, including The Transylvania Times, sponsored a “First Baby Contest.” An ad ran in late December 1971 describing an array of prizes for the first baby born in the new year. A subsequent issue shows the winner of the “contest” – Walter Franklin Kimsey…

A new member induction ceremony took place at the Dec. 9 meeting of the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Both “in person” and virtual attendance marked a “first ever” for the group of key women educators, according to a news release.

Béla Fleck will host the Blue Ridge Banjo Camp at the Brevard Music Center  Aug. 17-21, 2022. The camp will feature diverse banjo instruction by Fleck and a cast of world-class banjo players/instructors. The week will culminate with a finale concert held in the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium. …

In 2021, people in the Greater Carolinas Region and across the country faced great emergency needs as the ongoing pandemic exacerbated the challenges related to severe disasters, blood shortages and global conflict.

The last five stockings were placed with care at participating locations on Monday, Dec. 13, as part of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce Shop Local Holiday Giveaway program. A total of 15 stockings were “hidden” during the contest, providing 15 total chances for local shoppers to…

On Thursday, Dec. 16, members of the community came together to light the fourth annual Angel Giving Tree at The Greystone Inn at Lake Toxaway. Principals and guidance counselors from the four Rosman-area schools joined with Geoffrey Ellis, co-owner of The Greystone, and volunteers from Lake…

Dahlia Delyn Jacobs and Nicholas Alexander McGee were married Oct. 23, 2021, at the bride’s family’s old horse pasture in front of one of their 50-foot evergreen trees located in Pisgah Forest. The side view of the ceremony was of the bride’s family’s 1883 farmhouse (B&B), The Pines Coun…

Visitor Center volunteers Betsy Smith, Louise Stroup and Margo Williamson celebrate the holidays with fellow volunteers, family and friends.Visitor Center volunteers gathered recently to celebrate the holiday season and to be celebrated by the staff and boards of the Brevard/Transylvania Cha…

Looking for something to get you into the Christmas Spirit? We have just the thing. Hundreds of local students shared their letter to Santa with us, and in the spirit of the season we are sharing them with you as well. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have.

Looking for something to get you into the Christmas Spirit? We have just the thing. Hundreds of local students shared their letter to Santa with us, and in the spirit of the season we are sharing them with you as well. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have.

Five new stockings were placed with care at participating locations on Monday, Dec. 13, and all of the initial 10 stockings have been returned to the Visitor Center. Each person who returned a stocking received $50 in Transylvania Bucks to spend at participating business locations.

Janet Roess Forbes is the featured artist at Hollingsworth Gallery at 147 E. Main St., Brevard. Forbes is a local artist whose colorful oil and acrylic paintings pay homage to the area with stylized mountain landscapes and nature scenes. Growing up in Southern California, she relocated to Br…

Bookmobile The Transylvania County Bookmobile will be at the Balsam Grove Community Center from noon until 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14. This would be a good time to come check out books to read over the Christmas Holidays. If you do not have a library card, you can get one at the bookmobile. Th…

Five stockings were placed with care at participating locations on Monday, Nov. 29, and as of Friday of the first week of the Holiday Stocking Hunt, all five of those stockings had been returned to the Visitor Center. Each person who returned a stocking received $50 in Transylvania Bucks to …

Memorable Time We had a memorable Thanksgiving at our house. My family comes on Saturday evening after Thanksgiving to celebrate. Just as I put the peach cobbler in the oven the lights started to flicker. The lights then went completely dark. Crab cakes can be cooked on the grill and dinner …

Spreading Cheer on Potter’s Row There are Christmas trees on porches and shiny ornaments suspended from the roofs of three Dunn’s Rock businesses hosting “24 Days of Holiday Cheer.” Duckpond Pottery, Lézard Brevard and Mud Dabber’s Pottery, all located on Greenville Highway, are celebrating …

In The Bible Mission In the Bible Mission meets every Sunday morning at the Cathey’s Creek Community Center and includes the congregation singing praises to God and an 11 a.m. preaching service with Rev. Pete Lee, pastor of the church. On this Sunday, Dec. 12, the “In the Bible Mission” fami…