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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...

 

Trade War Is Hurting Us

"Trade wars are good, and easy to win." -President Donald Trump, March 1, 2018 Contrary to President’s Trump’s proclamation that trade wars are good and easy to win, the adversary plays a significant role in determining the outcome, and if the ad...

 

Number 7 Gallery Featuring Three Artists

Both visitors and locals look forward to Aug. 23 Why? It's the date of one of Transylvania's much-celebrated Gallery Walks. On the fourth Friday of the month, all of the art galleries keep their doors...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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

 

N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund Closes Out 2018 With Over $27 Million In Awards

The state’s Land and Water Fund (formerly known as the Clean Water Management Trust Fund) will help conserve lands and protect waterways serving millions of North Carolinians through over $27 million in grants awarded in the 2018 grant year to...

 

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....

 

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... Full story

 

Legal Notices: August 15, 2019

CREDITOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Ancillary Executor for the Ancillary Estate of Andrew S. Menard, deceased, late of Volusia County, Florida, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit them to... Full story

 

New Coach Brings High Hopes For Blue Devil Soccer

It might be Craig Long's first season as the Brevard Blue Devils' head coach, but after spending time around the team over the past few years, the new head man is optimistic about the program and...

 

Milk And Guns

In the wake of mass shootings, those who refuse any measures that would restrict ownership of certain firearms generally make three arguments: any restrictions would lead down a “slippery slope” to abolition of the Second Amendment; if everyone...

 

Fox Is Already Inside

The recent article, on changes to the logging rules for national forests, should be a concern for all those who care for public lands in our county. David Whitmire defends the Forest Service by saying that he doesn’t think they will take advantage...

 

Rosenwald News

Nature takes center stage today. Towards the beginning of summer, I stopped by Rise & Shine for a visit. As I was leaving, a group of scholars and volunteers were just coming back from a hike....

 

Dogwood Health Trust Names Its CEO – Transylvania County, NC

The Dogwood Health Trust, formed after the sale of Mission Health's assets to HCA Healthcare, has named Antony Chiang as its first chief executive officer. The Dogwood Health Trust is a health...

 

Advance Tickets On Sale For Sept. 6-15 Mountain State Fair

Advance tickets for the 2019 N.C. Mountain State Fair are now available at area Ingles stores, the WNC Ag Center and WNC Farmers’ Market. This year, fair attendees also will be able to purchase...

 

Proposed Ecusta Trail Gets $6.4 Million Boost – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County officials remain “neutral” on the proposed Ecusta Trail after it was announced last week that Conserving Carolina was awarded a $6.4 million N.C. Department of Transportation...

 

Jake Johnson Sworn In – Transylvania County, NC

Newly appointed N.C. Rep. Jake Johnson was seated last week as a member of the N.C. General Assembly representing District 113, which includes Transylvania County. During the session, he was formally...

 

Compromise On State Budget

It has now been more than a month since the state government was supposed to pass its budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, and it has been more than 30 days since Gov. Roy Cooper presented a counter-proposal to the General Assembly’s budget. The...

 

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, superintendent, announces...

 

Canoe Relay Is Still Having Ripple Effects

Creative fundraising is nothing new in Transylvania County. Many local bingo games, bake sales and yard sales address many community and individual needs. Larger-scale events, such as the Mountain...

 

Bag Lunch Arts Series To Feature Film And TV In North Carolina

The 2019 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in August with “Starring North Carolina! Film & TV in NC.” The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library and is made possible by the Friends of the...

 

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