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Transylvania County School System Honors Retirees

On Monday evening, Transylvania County Schools honored this year’s retirees with awards and dessert. Superintendent Jeff McDaris said some of the retirees have worked their entire careers in...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    June 3, 2019

Forest Visitors Face Heavy Summer Traffic

During the summer, those who visit Pisgah National Forest, particularly during the weekends, can expect to face heavy traffic and delays. Each year, more than 2 million people are estimated to visit t...

 

David Eugene Whitmire

David Eugene Whitmire, age 69, joined his mother, father and siblings in Heaven on Sunday, May 26, 2019. He is survived by his sister, Joyce McCall, and her husband, James “Junior” McCall, of...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 30, 2019

City To Collect Its Own Taxes

After nearly 70 years of the county collecting property tax revenues within Brevard, the city plans to take over the responsibility. During its recent meeting, the Brevard City Council approved a recommendation from the city’s Finance Committee to...

 

Summer Sing-Along To Be Held At McGaha Chapel

Nothing could be finer than an old-time summer sing-along at the McGaha Chapel. Join the Transylvania County Historical Society on Saturday, June 1, at 2:30 p.m. to sing the songs of long ago, including “Carolina in the Morning,” “Oh...

 

Cedar Mountain News

Mark Twain Sponsored by the Sherwood Forest Friends, Ernie Mills, disguised as Samuel Clemmons (aka Mark Twain) entertained a huge crowd last Friday at the Robin Hood Barn at Sherwood Forest. His perf...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 27, 2019

County Manager Submits $60.4 Million Budget - Transylvania County, NC

County Manager Jaime Laughter is recommending a $60.4 million general fund budget, including a 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the school bond, for the 2019/2020 fiscal year. Laughter...

 

News of Organizations: Pisgah Forest Rotary - Pisgah Forest, NC

For the month of May, the Pisgah Forest Rotary speaker chair is Rik Emaus, and the Rotary International theme for the month is “Youth Service.” For the May 29 meeting the guest speakers will be Candice Walsh, executive director, and Kathleen de...

 
 By Matthew McGregor    News    May 23, 2019

City Manager Proposes No Tax Increase In Budget

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland’s proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year includes no property tax increase, but a hike in water and sewer fees. Fatland presented his $24.3 million budget during Brevard City Council’s regular meeting on...

 

DuPont Forest Opens New Bathroom At Hooker Falls Access

DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) is opening a new restroom near the Hooker Falls Access Area to the public today. The bathrooms are designed for high traffic and to improve the visitor experience over portable toilets currently at that...

 

Cedar Mountain News

CMFRD Memorial BBQ Come on down for a fundraiser BBQ lunch with all the trimmings at the fire station on Saturday, May 25. The auxiliary will be serving mouth watering barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m....

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church Sunday, May 26, as Keith Thompson brings the message based on John 5:1-9, “A Callous Question?” Sunday Worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., with Sunday...

 

John Andrew Curro

John Andrew Curro, 84, of Brevard, passed away May 17, 2019, at home under Hospice care. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Joseph and Anna Fallica Curro. In addition to his parents, a son, John Jr., preceded him in death at the age of 50....

 

Thomas Gaston McCall Jr.

Thomas Gaston McCall Jr., 84, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019. A native of Brevard and Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Thomas G. and Bessie Bragg McCall. A graduate of Brevard High School, he was a United States Army...

 

Church Activities

Bethel Baptist We will celebrate our historic 154th church anniversary at Bethel Baptist Church on Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. We invite all to join us for this joyous occasion. Our guest speaker will be Rev. Sheldon Southerland from Greensboro, N.C....

 

Cedar Mountain News

Cedar Mountain Community Meeting Cedar Mountain Community Center President Suzanne Lawson recognized Abby Smith as the 2019 recipient of the $1,000 Cedar Mountain Community Center Scholarship. Smith is a rising sophomore at Florida Southern College...

 

News of Organizations

Pisgah Rotary For the month of May, the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club’s speaker chair is Rik Emaus and the Rotary International theme for the month is “Youth Service.” For the May 15 meeting, the guest speaker will be Susan Huter, MSW and...

 

Raymond Walker

Raymond Walker, 77, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald I. Roseboro Funeral and Cremation Service of E. Flat Rock....

 

Beatrice Ann Miller Denslow

Beatrice Ann Miller Denslow, 87, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Born in Tampa, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Fred Daniel and Anna Storch Miller. In addition to her parents, her husband, Rev. David Ross Denslow, and her...

 

Craig Anthony Melby

Craig Anthony Melby passed away April 30, 2019. He was born in Providence, R.I., Nov. 24, 1955, and moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., shortly thereafter. He graduated from Lakewood High School and then...

 

Barbara Johnson Wright

Barbara Johnson Wright, 85, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019. A native of Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Erna Pearson Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 49...

 

News of Organizations

Pisgah Forest Rotary For the month of May, the Pisgah Forest Rotary speaker chair is Rik Emaus, and the Rotary International theme for the month is “Youth Service.” For the May 8 meeting, the guest speaker will be Stephanie Adams, of North...

 

Early Education Often Has Greatest Impact

Smart Start of Transylvania County funds or administers several programs that prepare local children for kindergarten. One of the most impactful is the NC Pre-K Program, a state and federally funded program, free to eligible families, that provides...

 

Pisgah Pride Day 2019 Was A Huge Success

For Pisgah Pride Day 2019 over 300 people working on 17 projects across the Pisgah Ranger District. Volunteers: •Installed a new entry sign at the Ranger Station. •Built rock steps near top of...

 

Learning Math, Life Lessons In A Fun Manner

(Editor’s Note: The Transylvania Times is featuring a short series about the competitive grants that the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) awards Transylvania County Schools’ teachers each year. This week’s grant was...

 

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