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Joel Bond Stevenson

Joel Bond Stevenson died July 16, 2020, in Brevard. He was born April 16, 1942, to Mary (Wilson) Stevenson and J.J. Stevenson in Asheville. He attended Brevard College and Western... — Updated 7/22/2020


Quebec News

Quebec Community has been experiencing some summer weather for the past couple of weeks with very warm days and afternoon thunder and showers. The talk about going back to school has brought back some school day memories for me.... — Updated 7/22/2020


Lin Kolb

Lin Kolb, 71, of Brevard, passed away peacefully July 16, 2020, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, surrounded by her three devoted men, Ken (husband of 48 years), Erik (son) and... — Updated 7/20/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Camps Hopeful For A Normal 2021 – Transylvania County, NC

The COVID-19 pandemic started to fully take hold on the United States right as one of the area’s most important industries, summer camps, began preparing for campers to descend on western North Carolina. The industry brings in... — Updated 7/20/2020


Hunter Finds Harmony Around The Campfire

As a sales executive, Earl B. Hunter Jr. traveled a lot, away from his wife and his two young children. That was until his son, Dillon, who was 7 at the time, confronted him. "He... — Updated 7/20/2020


Reach Out

It’s a simple photo on the front of today’s B section: one white Army veteran and one black Navy recruit reaching out to shake hands while meeting on a hiking trail. In this time of divisiveness and fear, of people recoiling in... — Updated 7/20/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Local Public Lands Under Pressure – Transylvania County, NC

In June, DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) saw an increase of at least 10,000 additional cars visiting its access area parking lots compared to June 2019. Pisgah National... — Updated 7/13/2020


BRCC Graduate To Become Physician Assistant – Brevard, NC

In the fall of 2020, Michele Smith will enter the Wingate Physician Assistant program in Hendersonville. The Brevard local has been working towards this educational goal for five... — Updated 7/9/2020


The French Broad - A Source Of Endless Adventures

Transylvania County is no stranger to outdoor adventure recreation. Amongst Pisgah's high peaks, hidden rivulets within Headwaters State Forest, waterfalls of Gorges State Park,... — Updated 6/22/2020


Reactive Vs. Proactive

One of the things we hopefully will learn as a nation from the COVID-19 pandemic and racial inequality that have dominated recent headlines is that it is less costly in terms of money, health and happiness to be proactive instead... — Updated 6/22/2020

 By Staff Reports    News

Jessica Alexander Joins Transylvania Times Team

The Transylvania Times is happy to announce the addition of our newest team member, as Jessica Alexander joins the staff as a marketing consultant. "I'm honored by the enthusiasm... — Updated 6/18/2020


Richard Allen Arieda

Richard Allen Arieda passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Bridgeport, Conn., attended by his loving daughter, Deborah. He was 86 years old. Born in Portage, Pa., a small coal... — Updated 6/17/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

TNRC Has Six Ideas For Forest Plan-Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the Transylvania Natural Resource Council’s (TNRC) recommendations for the draft Pisgah/Nantahala Forest Plan Revision and will send the recommendations to... — Updated 6/15/2020


Connestee Falls Practice Facility Expansion Currently Ongoing

One of the biggest initiatives at the Connestee Falls Golf Club in several years is underway. The practice facility, already a substantial area of the course, is undergoing an... — Updated 6/15/2020


First Family Member To Attend College Eyes Coming Home

Devin Owen's family has lived on a farm in Lake Toxaway for generations. His mother Connie's grandfather bought the land. His father James's family traces its roots in Transylvania... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Emergency Workers Respond To Hiker On Looking Glass Trail-Brevard NC

Multiple emergency medical and rescue agencies responded to a male hiker experiencing a medical emergency Friday afternoon on Looking Glass Trail. According to Transylvania County Emergency Management Deputy Director Cameron... — Updated 6/5/2020


Estatoe Trail Will Connect To Rosenwald Community

The Estatoe Trail will soon extend to the historic Rosenwald Community in Brevard, connecting it with downtown Brevard and Pisgah National Forest. This new link in the popular... — Updated 5/25/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Murder Fugitive Could Be In This Area-Brevard NC

Authorities said they have reason to believe that a fugitive wanted by the Greenville, S.C., Sheriff's Office for first-degree murder might be in the Brevard-Asheville area. The... — Updated 5/25/2020


DuPont Issues Trail Advisory-Brevard NC

Due to recent, persistent rainfall DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) has issued a trail advisory – cautioning use on trails during this time. This trail advisory is issued... — Updated 5/21/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Officials Watch As Crowds Return To Public Lands -Brevard NC

"We're so excited that things are opening back up," said Carol Doherty, a Pisgah Forest resident, Saturday before her bike ride with friend Bonnie Cauthon at the Pisgah Center for... — Updated 5/19/2020


Glancing Back: Barry Bingham Signs To Play At Wofford

The following briefs are from Thursday, May 21, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. Lea Taylor, age 16, from Atlanta, Ga., was lost for four hours last Saturday near Mt. Pisgah. Taylor had become separated from Fletcher... — Updated 5/18/2020


Conserving Carolina Trails Will Reopen On Saturday, May 16

Conserving Carolina will reopen its trails in the Hickory Nut Gorge on Saturday, May 16. Four trails were temporarily closed this spring due to overcrowding that posed a public health risk and damaged the trails. These trails... — Updated 5/15/2020

 By Alex Perri    Features

John Buford Wants To Keep On Teaching, Learning-Brevard NC

The last time Brevard College professor John Buford retired, he had no plans of slowing down. The same thing can be said for his second time around as he says goodbye to 11 years... — Updated 5/13/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

UPDATED: Body Of Missing Hiker Found At Whitewater Falls

The body of missing hiker, 24-year-old Chandler Manuel, was found Wednesday at the bottom of Whitewater Falls, where he was last seen on Monday, May 4. A National Guard N.C. Heart helicopter extracted Manuel’s body at 3:45 p.m.,... — Updated 5/7/2020


Philip Ojirot Nash

Philip Ojirot Nash was a courageous, yet cautious 13-year-old, when he joined us here in Brevard. His birth family lived in Uganda, and he was born in Alengo, in 1970. After the... — Updated 5/4/2020


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