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 News    June 21, 2018 

State Pushing Smoke Alarm Canvass

As the number of fire deaths continues to rise in North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as the State Fire Marshal, has organized a team of firefighters and volunteers to be out in force on Saturday — not to battle a... Full story

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 24, 2018

School System Gets Recognition

Monday evening members of the Transylvania County Board of Education were informed of several exemplary services and programs in the local school system. Alan Justice, director of athletics, safe schools and transportation, reported that...

 

College To Honor Couple After Significant Donation

Brevard College will honor the late Lynwood McElroy (Class of 1939) for an estate gift of nearly $670,000 bestowed upon the college after he passed away late last year at the age of 98. The McElroy bequest to the general scholarship fund means the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 2, 2018

Forum Focuses On Forest Revisions

Roughly 200 people turned out for the recent panel discussion at the library concerning the future of both Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. The U.S. Forest Service will soon release the first...

 

Picturing The Past: Women's Groups Support World War I Efforts

As the reality of the United States entering World War I grew, the National League of Women's Services was established in January 1917. Their mission was to assist soldiers, veterans, war workers and...

 
 By Paul Morgan    Features    March 8, 2018

Letter from a Volunteer: United Way's TRAIN May Be The Ultimate Cat Herder

We've all heard someone say, usually in frustration, "This is like herding cats!" With some 200 different, sometimes overlapping, nonprofit agencies and organizations in Transylvania County, it can...

 

Blood Donations Sought In Brevard

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. The following blood drives will be held in Brevard in March: •March 5: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Brevard Community...

 

Vietnam Veterans: Wendell 'Ray' Alcorn: Seven Years As A POW

(Ray Alcorn grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. He served 30 years in the U.S. Navy including seven years as a prisoner of war. His last assignment before retirement as a captain was as Dean of Student...

 

Group To Celebrate MLK Day And Cornelius Hunt - Brevard, NC

A group of community women who serve on Brevard’s NAACP Education Committee is determined to make a difference for the young people of Transylvania County. They believe that change must begin as early as possible. And so did Cornelius Hunt, an Afri...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (January - March)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. JANUARY •John Johnson would have to wait roughly 12 months to try and seek rezoning...

 

DAR Members Install WW I Exhibit In Military Museum

First Vice Regent Dayna Pollett, assisted by Second Vice Regent Nancy Davis, created a small exhibit in the Western North Carolina Military Museum. The Waightstill Avery Chapter Daughters of the...

 

Audrey Auvil Siniard

The family of Audrey Auvil Siniard wish to share with you their extreme gratitude for her well-lived life and all the love, care, wisdom and compassion she gave to us and others every single day. She was born Dec. 27, 1929 and left us Nov. 15, 2017....

 

Church Activities

Bethel “A” Baptist Bethel “A” Baptist Church will celebrate Pastor George Larry Davis’s second pastoral anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 3 p.m. Davis, known as a “servant for God’s people,” has been preaching the Gospel for 40 years...

 

Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Winners Announced

The 5th annual award for the Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship has been presented to 13 graduates of Rosman High School and Brevard High School. This scholarship fund was established in 2012 by the city of Brevard to honor previous finance director,...

 

Thank You: Blood Donors

The American Red Cross and the Knights of Columbus thank all who donated blood at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 13, and those who worked at the blood drive. Fifty-four people presented to donate and 51 productive units were...

 

Picturing The Past: Library Houses Silversteen Family Collection - Brevard, NC

Picturing the Past typically features photographs from the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room collection at the Transylvania County Library. In addition to photographs, the North Carolina Room has...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    June 8, 2017

Tilston Recalls Shrunken Heads, De Gaulle

What do a French president, a shrunken head and World War II prisoners of war have in common? The answer: Elizabeth Ellen Churchill Tilston. The 91-year-old recently looked out over Pisgah National...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Sunday, June 4, is Pentecost Sunday. A busy day of celebration is planned with the Lord’s Supper celebrated at both morning services. Also, Carlo Colombo, Ethan Huggins and George Robbins will be confirmed at...

 

Saving More Than Mountains: Brown Honors Her Grandmother's Legacy

Adrienne Brown wakes up every morning in the 400-square-foot cabin her father built in 1971 when he was in high school. Its weathered walls sit amongst the trees on the farmstead of her late...

 

Elizabeth H. Wollerman

Elizabeth H. Woller-man, 86, of Etowah, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Norton and Gertrude Mixer Henry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wollerman; son, Michael Henson; and sister, Frances Fitch. She...

 

United Way To Host Volunteer Opportunity Fair

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) invites the entire community to "find a good fit" at its upcoming Volunteer Opportunity Fair, Wednesday, April 19, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Rogow Room...

 

Make A Blanket For Project Linus On April 22

Project Linus is a national volunteer organization of people dedicated to providing comfort to ill and traumatized children through the making and distribution of blankets. These blankets can be sewn, crocheted, knitted, quilted and even made of...

 

Assisted Living Center Evacuated – Cedar Mountain NC

Due to a water-line break at the Cedar Mountain House, residents at the assisted-living center were evacuated Monday afternoon. At the request of Transylvania Emergency Management officials, the Ashev...

 

Cedar Mountain Assisted Living Center Evacuated

Due to a water line break at the Cedar Mountain House, residents at the assisted living center were evacuated Monday afternoon. At the request of Transylvania Emergency Management officials, the...

 

Year In Review – October, November, and December

OCTOBER •Based on grade level proficiency, Transylvania County Schools ranked 13th out of the state's 115 school districts for the 2015-16 school year. The county schools ranked 16th the previous...

 

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