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Red Cross Urgently Needs Blood Donations Before Summer Ends

With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage. While... — Updated 8/14/2019


Glancing Back: Gene Banks Makes Her First Musical Recording

The following briefs are from Thursday, Aug. 14, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Final preparations are being made for the opening of schools in Brevard and Transylvania County on Thursday, Aug. 24, Harry C. Corbin,... — Updated 8/12/2019


Rev. Jerry Glenn Robinson

Rev. Jerry Glenn Robinson entered the Church Triumphant July 15, 2019. Born in Lincolnton, N.C., on Dec. 17, 1935, he was the only child of Jesse Ramseur Robinson and Buna Keener... — Updated 7/17/2019


Red Cross, Pool Foundation Promote Swimming Pool Safety

Beating the heat in a pool is one of the most popular warm weather activities. Swimming attracts people of all ages because of its various benefits. In addition to being an enjoyable recreational activity, swimming also is a... — Updated 6/12/2019


Tammy Moman Named Teacher Of The Year

Tammy Moman, a health science teacher at Brevard High School, was named Teacher of the Year for Transylvania County Schools at an awards event held at the Transylvania County Librar... — Updated 6/5/2019


Make A Blanket For Project Linus During 'Make A Blanket Week'

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... — Updated 3/27/2019

 By Matt McGregor    News

Fire Causes Major Damage To Home

A house fire this morning left significant damage to a home in Connestee Falls but no major injuries. Firefighters received a call just before 3 a.m. to the home at 2815 Connestee Trail, according to Connestee Fire Rescue Chief... — Updated 3/4/2019


Red Cross Reports Severe Shortage Of Type O Blood

The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this... — Updated 2/27/2019


Glancing Back: Banther Wins Public Speaking Competition

The following briefs are from Thursday, Feb. 27, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Brevard’s Monroe Wilson Post No. 88 of the American Legion announces the following activities for the month of March in celebration of the... — Updated 2/25/2019

 By Matt McGregor    News

Couple's Home Lost To Fire

A couple lost all their possessions after a travel-camper fire Thursday morning at 2910 Asheville Highway gutted Josh Flood and Stephanie Galloway's home in a matter of minutes.... — Updated 2/5/2019


Red Cross In Urgent Need Of Blood, Platelet Donations

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month. Donating blood or platelets is a way to make a lifesaving impact... — Updated 1/7/2019


Our Great Community

During the storm of the century or at least, we hope that was it, we needed help. Thanks to the Sheriff’s Department Fire and Rescue, the Police Department, the American Red Cross and good friends, we were helped better than we... — Updated 1/2/2019


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


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


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