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 By Matthew McGregor    News    August 19, 2019 

Homeless Count Number Released – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County had 51 homeless people, according to the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count, an estimate of how many homeless people there are in a region at a particular period. The PIT count includes sheltered and unsheltered homeless people...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    August 19, 2019 

Database Compiles Opioid Pill Amounts – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County received 10,957,690 prescription opioid pills, an amount that equals roughly 49.1 pills per county resident per year, in shipments from pharmaceutical companies between 2006 and 2012, according to a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)...

 

Shoebox Team Travels To South Africa To See Impact

In June, Brevard resident Kathy Merrill traveled to Durban, South Africa, as part of a team of year-round volunteers with Operation Christmas Child (OCC). The team went to see firsthand how the shoebo...

 

A Straw Man Argument

Bob Youngerman, in his letter of Aug. 12, accuses Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward, me (heady company indeed for this lay person), and “all of the other liberal letter writers” of being “very generous with their accusations of racism about...

 

Focus On The Local

I am a relative newcomer to this area having lived at numerous locales across the country while making military and business moves. Nowhere have I encountered the spiteful national political letters posted to this publication over the past year...

 

Glancing Back: RHS Class Of 1945 Holds First Reunion

The following briefs are from Thursday, Aug. 21, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Rosman’s class of 1945 held its first reunion on July 12 at the Rosman Gymnasium. Of the 24 graduates, 18 members attended, along with three teachers....

 

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest Installs New Leadership, Awards Grants

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest began a new year when Chris Biecker was installed as president. Also installed were John Krishingner (president elect), Dorothy Knowles (secretary) and Jim...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    August 19, 2019 

Lady Blue Devils Have All The Tools For Success In 2019

It's hard to imagine, but even after a season where they won 18 straight games and attained the top 2A ranking in the state, the Brevard Lady Blue Devils believe they haven't hit their ceiling. And...

 

Choral Society Announces 'Innovative' Season

The Transylvania Choral Society has taken to heart the trend in modern medicine which exhorts everyone to try new activities, physical and mental, to help stay healthy and live a long life. The coming Christmas and spring concerts both bring new...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    August 19, 2019 

Destination Waterfall – East Fork Falls

East Fork Falls is a 15-foot waterfall located in the newly designated Head-waters State Forest in Transylvania County near the South Carolina State line, and is the perfect spot to savor the last...

 

Sierra Club Welcomes Solar Project Manager

The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Bill Jennings, project manager of the Presbyterian Church solar installation, to speak Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. In April 2019 the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church took a major step toward...

 

Picturing The Past: Looking Back On The Bromfield Family And Business

Last week, Picturing the Past featured the businesses of James Bromfield. Bromfield was born on May 7, 1877 in Kentucky. He came to Brevard as a young man and by 1906 had established Bromfield Fuel Co...

 

NAACP To Hold Weekly Moral Monday Witness

Inspired by its President William Barber, North Carolina’s NAACP launched a weekly protest of the state legislature in the spring of 2013. Over several years, thousands of North Carolinians, including many Transylvanians, participated in these...

 

Habitat Completes 66th Home

Recently Transylvania Habitat for Humanity celebrated the completion of home number 66 for Cindy Miller of Brevard. Board member and Family Nurture chairperson Mary Meseck spoke briefly to those...

 

Legal Notices: Aug. 18, 2019

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 19 E 226 EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Ellen Heller of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this is... Full story

 

Thomas E. Dancy

Thomas E. Dancy, 70 passed away July 28, 2019, at his residence. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., he moved to Brevard in 1983. He served in the United States Air Force as a young man and started working...

 

James "Jim" Pryor Davis

On Aug. 13, 2019, at 6:45 p.m., God crooked his little finger and called Jim home. He was born Aug. 15, 1948, in Transylvania County to Robert Nathan Davis and Frances Elizabeth Tallent Davis, both de...

 

Charles Gravely

Charles Gravely, 77, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Roy and Cornelia Hogsed Gravely. After retiring from...

 

Mary Jane Lee

Mary Jane Lee, 76, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 7, 2019. She was born in Ithaca, N.Y. to the late Donald H. Coon and Margaret L. Coon. In addition to her parents, her husband, Fred N. Lee Jr.; her stepmother, Doris Coon; and brother-in-law, Edwin (Bu...

 

Clifford Lemuel McCall

Clifford Lemuel McCall, of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. He was a loving husband and father. He served in the United States Navy and was employed by the Olin...

 

Ruth Cunningham McCall

Ruth Cunningham McCall, daughter of the late Greeley Montraville and Martha Jane Smiley Cunningham, born April 18, 1912, in Brevard, quietly departed this life at Heritage Hall Care Center in...

 

William John Mika

William John Mika, 88, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 15, 2019. Born in Freeland, Pa. June 21, 1931, and raised in Bethlehem, Pa., he was the son of Stephen W. Mika and Margaret McDermott Mika....

 

Earthshine Lodge To Host Grand Opening

Earthshine Lodge is wrapping up a successful summer season and to celebrate the new owners (Ali Lien and Anna Bracco) will host a grand opening from 1- 5 p.m this Saturday. This free event is open to the public and will include free kids crafts,...

 

Community Welcomes Brevard College Students

Many church organizations, including members of Brevard United Methodist Church came out on Friday to help with student move-in day at Brevard College. (Times photos by Matt McGreg...

 

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