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Red Cross Urgently Needs Blood And Platelet Donations - Brevard NC

Emergencies don’t take a holiday. The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice. In November... — Updated 12/19/2018


Roy M. Conrad Jr.

Roy M. Conrad Jr., 96, of Columbus, N.C., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital in Columbus. Born in Moline, Ill., he was the son of the late Roy M. Conrad Sr. and Ma... — Updated 10/17/2018


Blood Donations Needed To Help Cancer Patients

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect time to give blood or platelets to support cancer patients and others. Anna Gwinnup, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in... — Updated 10/8/2018


American Red Cross Needs Diverse Blood Donations

The American Red Cross urges people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need. The vast majority of blood types fall into one of the major ABO groups. However, some blood... — Updated 9/10/2018


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... — Updated 8/24/2018


Connestee Falls Tournament Benefits Students

Once again, tennis players took to the courts at Connestee Falls to participate in a fundraiser for the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program. This year, 28 tennis players... — Updated 7/25/2018


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... — Updated 6/20/2018

 By John Lanier    News

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,... — Updated 5/23/2018


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... — Updated 4/11/2018

 By Park Baker    News

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... — Updated 4/2/2018


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,... — Updated 3/19/2018

 By Paul Morgan    Features

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... — Updated 3/7/2018


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.,... — Updated 2/26/2018


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... — Updated 2/12/2018


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 Corn... — Updated 1/12/2018


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 tr... — Updated 12/29/2017


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... — Updated 11/20/2017


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... — Updated 11/20/2017


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... — Updated 8/9/2017


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... — Updated 6/21/2017


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... — Updated 6/19/2017

 By Matt McGregor    News

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... — Updated 6/7/2017


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... — Updated 5/31/2017


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... — Updated 4/19/2017


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,... — Updated 4/12/2017


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