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Doris and Kent Houck

Doris Houck passed away Dec. 29, 2019, at her home. She was born Dec. 8, 1935, to the late U.G. and Marie McKelvey Batson. She was preceded in death by her husband and lifelong lover, Kent; and a...

 

Kids In Camp Possible Thanks To Donations – Transylvania County, NC

In 2019, thanks to generous donations from local supporters, Kids in Camp (KIC) was able to provide one-to-three weeks of overnight summer camp to 42 Transylvania County children, whose families...

 

Mountain Sun Launches The Natural Play Project

Backpacking trips, bird banding, paddling 28 miles on the French Broad River, learning primitive skills, and spending a night in a tent: these are some of the things Mountain Sun Community School...

 

Riverkeepers Release Testing Results On Local Rivers

Each week throughout the spring, summer and fall, MountainTrue’s French Broad, Green and Broad Riverkeepers release new, up-to-date bacteria testing results for monitoring sites at public access points in the French Broad, Green, and Broad River...

 

French Broad Riverkeeper Releases Report On River's Health

Each week throughout the spring, summer and fall, MountainTrue’s French Broad, Green and Broad Riverkeepers release new, up-to-date bacteria testing results for monitoring sites at public access points in the French Broad, Green, and Broad River...

 

Overmountain Shelter Closed Because It's No Longer Safe

In order to protect public safety, the Appalachian Ranger District has closed the Overmountain Shelter, which is located in Avery County near the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) and Overmountain Victory...

 

Dunn's Rock News

The last time I saw my neighbor Jayne Fought at a Dunn’s Rock Community Center dinner and program, she was wearing a shirt with an “Island Ford Adventures” logo on it. Curious about her new...

 
 By John Lanier    News    June 13, 2019

Academy Students Have 75 Percent Proficiency Rating

Ted Duncan, director of Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy, informed the school’s board of directors June 5 that the overall proficiency rate for students on this year’s end-of-grade tests for reading and science is 75 percent. Dunca...

 

Brevard AAUW Explores Outdoor Adventures

Jayne Fought is among several other Transylvania residents who consider Pisgah Forest their backyard. Fortunately, she has discovered and explored many other “back yards” in the United States as an outdoor adventure specialist for almost three...

 

Ladies – Gear Up For Women's Backpacking Course

This September, local women interested in learning more about the great outdoors – from an accomplished outdoors-woman – can sign up with Jayne Fought for her women's backpacking class in...

 

Randal Keith Shelton

Randal Keith Shelton, 61, of Brevard, was called home by his Lord Friday, June 29, 2018. The last thing he did was mow the grass with his new John Deere. Thus, those who knew him are assured he died...

 

Focus On The French Broad – A Paddling Place For All

In both symbolic and tangible terms, the French Broad River is a connective force with a current that sweeps across industry and agriculture, science and wildlife, recreation and sport. It has carved...

 

For WNC Military History Museum: Community Leaders Offer Ideas For Growth

Eleven Transylvania leaders met at the WNC Military History Museum on March 20 for a luncheon roundtable to discuss growth of the museum. The mission of the museum is to honor, educate and preserve...

 

Great Residents

On Aug. 19 an old woman decided it would be great fun to join the younger folks in a canoe trip down the French Broad River. With 50 plus years since my last canoeing effort perhaps that was not my best decision. I climbed in full of enthusiasm, the...

 

Boys & Girls Club Having A Busy Summer - Brevard, NC

School bells may be silent these days, but there are plenty of sounds coming from the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club during its busy summer program. There, crowds of children are having fun and...

 

Lowell A. Steinfeld M.D.

Lowell A. Steinfeld M.D. passed away June 19, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. He was 78. He was born Oct. 1, 1938, in Newark, N.J. to Manuel Steinfeld and Judy Steinfeld (nee Lempert), the first of five...

 

Wildlife Commission Accepting Photo Contest Submissions

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is accepting entries to its 13th annual Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition until 5 p.m., Sept. 1, 2017. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages, except for employees...

 

Pack It In, Pack It Out: Enjoy The Outdoors Responsibly

The nice spring weather has everyone out enjoying the forest and rivers. As the number of users in the forest has grown dramatically over the past several years, it is more important than ever that...

 

Teacher Profiles – Transylvania County

Hayley Leland Brevard Elementary – Fifth Grade I was born and raised in Charleston, S.C. I moved to Brevard to play soccer for Brevard College and stayed for a while after graduation. In 2010, I...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    August 4, 2016

Keystone Camp: 100 Years Of Family Commitment - Brevard NC

It was 1916 when a small group of girls from Jacksonville, Fla., led by Miss Florence Ellis and Miss Fannie Holt, came to Transylvania County and marked the inaugural class of Keystone Camp. Today,...

 

Rowe, Daniel Join Looking Glass Realty – Brevard NC

Looking Glass Realty LLC has announced the addition of Heather Rowe and Rick Daniel to its real estate team. Rowe and Daniel will be teaming up to bring an impressive array of skill and experience to...

 

Wallston To Speak To Sierra Club – Brevard NC

May 26 Margot Wallston, statewide coordinator for the Hemlock Restoration Initiative, will speak to the Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club. Wallston, born in Tennessee, grew up attending summer camp in...

 

Organization Works To Send Local Children To Summer Camp – Brevard NC

Terrell, whose favorite activity at camp was to canoe on Lake Jocassee, is a son of a single mom and disabled father. He would not have been able to go to YMCA Camp Greenville if not for the Kids in Camp program. Kids in Camp (KIC) is affiliated with...

 

Outdoor Calendar

If you would like your event, class or series listed, contact Park Baker at pbaker@transylvaniatimes.com. April 18 Intro to Fly Fishing at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education: Learn casting, knots and scouting. All equipment provided. 9 a.m....

 

Outdoors Calendar

f you would like your event, class or series listed, contact Park Baker at pbaker@transylvaniatimes.com. Monday April 4 Nature Nuts at The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education: Fun workshop for kids about our amphibian friends. ncwildlife.org. 9...

 

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