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 By Park Baker    News    March 25, 2019 

River Tour Looks At Needs

Sections of the upper French Broad River are being overused, while other sections are being underused, according to local officials. Last week, a group of conservationists, land managers and local...

 

Church Directory

ANGLICAN ST. PATRICK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH Level B, Hollingsworth Building, 147 East Main St., Brevard Rev. Nicholas R Henderson, Vicar SUN-9:30a.m. Study;Wed–Noon Service 10:30a.m. Holy Eucharist 828-687-0115 ASSEMBLY OF GOD DESTINY CHRISTIAN... Full story

 

Support Group Meetings In Transylvania County

AA Meetings - every day of week: for information on meeting, places and times. 885-2788 • www.aabrevardnc.org. AA Meeting - Fireside Group, Sundays 11 a.m. at United Community Bank Building, Straus Park, 1225 Asheville Highway. 885-2788. AA... Full story

 

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

 

News Of Organizations

Democrats The Transylvania County Democratic Party announces that Zeb L. Smathers, Canton’s mayor, will be the keynote speaker at its annual convention on March 30 at the Transylvania County Election Center at 150 Gaston St. Doors will open at...

 

Transylvania History: First Train Reached Brevard In 1894

In 1894 the first train reached Brevard. It was welcomed by a crowd of awed spectators. The building of the rail line was marred by one fatality: an engine fell through a temporary bridge, killing the fireman and carrying the engineer Ben Edgerton...

 

Glancing Back: Morrow, Trent Become Marine Corps Officers

The following briefs are from Thursday, March 20, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. The Board of the Mary C. Jenkins Community Center is seeking applications for the position of teacher for the Kiddieland Day Care School. _______________ The...

 

Jerry Samuel Bishop

Jerry Samuel Bishop, 84, of Asheville, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, at Mission Hospital. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Annie O. Bishop. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Patterson Bishop. He...

 

Stay, Pay And Play In Transylvania County

Have you ever taken a look at a hotel/motel receipt and noticed the extra taxes added to your room? Did you know some of these additional taxes might go directly back into the county where you...

 

Conserving Carolina Has Protected More Than 45,000 Acres

Conserving Carolina protected another 1,070 acres in 2018, bringing the total acreage that the land trust has helped protect to more than 45,000 acres. These protected lands are located in Transylvani...

 

Mills River Councilman Announces Challenge To Edwards

Mills River Councilman Brian Caskey, a Democrat, has announced his candidacy for N.C. 48th Senate District. The seat, which includes Transylvania and Henderson counties plus a porion of southern Buncombe County, is currently represented by Republican...

 

Pisgah Wildlife Education Center Offers Free Workshops In March

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of March. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 18, 2019

Town Asked To Pay For Dead Wildlife

The Rosman Board of Aldermen voted last week to make a counter offer to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for replacing wildlife killed when 300 gallons of chlorine spilled in the French Broad River. A valve left open in a chlorine...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 14, 2019

Panel Discusses Impact Of Outdoor Recreation Industry

Social, economic and environmental sustainability issues that surround the outdoor recreation industry were the focus of a panel discussion last week. David Knight, the director for the N.C. Office...

 

Library To Present Climate Stories NC Program Feb. 14

Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is celebrated by communicating our love and affection to partners, family and friends. We buy gifts, write poetry, plan romantic adventures, even orchestrate grand gestures to demonstrate our feelings for those we...

 

T.C. Williams

T.C. Williams 83, of Hendersonville, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Lathe Reagan and Irene Julia Jackson Williams. He was the husband of th...

 

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...

 

County Park Decision Delayed

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to extend the due diligence period to Oct. 31 on whether to buy the roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard. During their regular meeting Monday, com...

 

Cathey's Creek News

I sure did enjoy the Dunn’s Rock News last week. Carol wrote about school bus drivers and some of their adventures. My husband drove a school bus while he was in high school and so did my two daughters while in high school. Each had stories to...

 

New Traditional Sporting Groups Formed In County

Many state wildlife agencies across the country worry about their future funding sources, with trends in hunting and fishing license sales declining. This problem that state agencies started to...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 21, 2019

Officials Concerned By Dead Deer In East Fork Area

Sixteen shot dead deer were found recently, left on the side of the road in the East Fork community, according to David Whitmire. Whitmire, owner of Headwaters Outfitters and chair of the N.C. Wildlif...

 

Rosenwald News

How has 2019 been treating you so far? Children are back to school. The weather is taking us for a scenic ride and there is so much going on around the country. The government shutdown quickly comes...

 

Doris Ellyn Anderson Reeves

Doris Ellyn Anderson Reeves, born Feb. 10, 1929, died Dec. 30, 2018. A devoted servant of God, disciple of our Lord, Jesus Christ, loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,...

 

A Child As Your Guide

My friend Ellen asked me recently, "Would you be able to do a presentation for people in my neighborhood about hiking with grandkids?" That started my wheels turning. I not only hiked a lot with my...

 

Support Given To Update Farmland Ordinance

There was unanimous support among those who spoke during a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed update of the county’s Voluntary Agriculture District (VAD) ordinance. The public hearing was held during the Transylvania County Board of...

 

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