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 By John Lanier    News    February 20, 2020 

Teacher Attrition Below State Average – Transylvania County, NC

Assistant Superintendent Brian Weaver informed the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday night that teacher attrition in the county is just below the state average and comparable to nearby counties. The attrition rate for Transylvania County...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    February 20, 2020 

Plan Suggests Recreation Alternatives – Pisgah National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for input on how recreation is managed on Forest Service land, with the newly released Pisgah – Nantahala Forest Service Plan Revision. The draft plan includes...

 

Opportunity Zone Changes Sought – Transylvania County, NC

N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) is calling on Congressman Mark Meadows to modify Transylvania County’s Opportunity Zone. The Opportunity Zone tax incentive, enacted into law by Congress as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, offers...

 

Expand Medicaid

It makes perfect sense to expand Medicaid. Let the federal government pay 90 percent of the cost (our personal tax dollars at work). State Sen. Chuck Edwards talks of fraud in New York and California. This is North Carolina. We can create a better...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us for worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery care is provided for birth to age 4. Sunday school for all ages is offered beginning at 9:45 a.m. Brevard First UMC This Sunday is called Transfiguration Sunday...

 

Blue Ridge Announces Spring Continuing Education Classes

Blue Ridge Community College will offer the following Continuing Education classes this spring: Art Learning and Loving Watercolor meets March 30-May 18 on Mondays from 2 to 5 p.m. Registration fee is $75. Pastel Painting meets March 17-April 28 on...

 

Ellenberger Named To Wrestling Hall Of Fame

Recently, former Brevard High graduate and wrestler Tim Ellenberger was elected into the North Carolina Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Ellenberger, who graduated from Brevard in...

 

Brevard College Launches Nation's First Gravel Racing Cycling Team

Brevard College has become the first collegiate cycling program in the United States to launch the discipline of gravel racing to its offerings for student-athletes. Gravel racing, widely regarded as the fastest growing cycling niche in the U.S.,...

 

Legal Notices: Feb. 20, 2020

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 20E27 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Willene Moses Beck of Transylvania County,...

 

Nanette Reilender Maurer

Nanette Reilender Maurer, 94, passed away Feb. 11, 2020, in St. Louis, Mo. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she studied piano, dance and theatre. She attended Northwestern University Dept. of Theatre,...

 

Wanda Sue Waters

Wanda Sue Waters, 87, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at her home in College Walk. A native of Brevard, she was the daughter of the late John Nevitt Waters and the late Dicie Grogan...

 

Balsam Grove News

The Journey Scholarship The Journey Scholarship is now available for all Balsam Grove seniors planning to attend college next year. Check in the guidance office at Rosman High School. The Balsam Grove Community Club uses the Journey Scholarship appli...

 

Dunn's Rock News

Dunn's Rock Hiker Hits The Appalachian Trail A Dunn's Rock hiker, using the trail name Driker, started his almost 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail hike on Sunday at Amicalola Falls State Park, near...

 

Women's Giving Circle Serves To Support The Community

The colder months in Transylvania County remind the public of the extra need in the county and the importance of leaning on each other in times of hardship, as well as abundance. Pisgah Health Foundations’ Women’s Giving Circle took their...

 

Clubs And Organizations In Transylvania County

American Legion & Auxiliary, meets first Monday of each month, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St. Now a non-smoking facility. American Association of University Women, AAUW branch meetings are held at the St. Timothy’s...

 

Foundation Grant Will Help Support Student Teachers In WNC – Transylvania County, NC

The Pisgah Health Foundation recently awarded a $162,217 grant to Western Carolina Community Action to fund a partnership with Brevard College that will help support student teachers in western North Carolina and reduce the waiting list for Early Hea...

 

Another Dollar General?

There has been a lot of discussion around the planned Dollar General in Transylvania County at U.S. 276 and Becky Mountain Road. Without rehashing the important issues of floodplain development risks, trout stream pollution, the spoiling of...

 

Flu Cases Taper Off

The following briefs are from Thursday, Feb. 19, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. The number of cases of flu in Brevard and Transylvania County is believed to be tapering off, according to Dr. John Folger, the health officer. School...

 

Charles Sidney "Sid" Elliott

Charles Sidney Elliott passed away Dec. 30, 2019, at home unexpectedly. He and his late wife, Carol, moved to Pisgah Forrest in 2006, where they built their retirement home. He was born in Dallas, Ga., Dec. 23, 1936, to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Allen...

 

Legal Notices: Feb. 17, 2020

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION, File No. 20E-000044 BEFORE THE CLERK IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY U. BERG DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the...

 

Tornados' Climbing Team Puts Together Strong Start

The Brevard College climbing team made its 2020 debut with a strong showing at the USA Climbing local collegiate competition hosted by Western Carolina University on Saturday at Base Camp Cullowhee...

 

Victorian Designed Homes Built In Brevard

Waightstill Avery Gash was a son of Leander and Margaret Gash, making him a great-great grandson of Waightstill Avery. Avery had been a lawyer and an officer in the North Carolina militia during the...

 

Forest Plan Awaits Public Comment – Transylvania County, NC

On Monday, the U.S. Forest Service released the long-awaited draft of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan Revision, which has several changes from the current plan, and on Friday the 90-day public...

 
 By John Lanier    News    February 13, 2020

Board Of Education Workshop Covers Several Topics – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education discussed topics ranging from the lack of a state budget and a dearth of bus drivers to athletic realignment and elementary school themes at a work session held on Monday, Feb. 3. “There’s no good news...

 

Voter's Guide

In today’s B section, readers will find a question and answer section for the upcoming primary. It is not, however, a comprehensive guide. We did not send out questions to candidates in non-competitive primaries; thus, there are no questions and...

 

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