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Each Year Many AOTC Riders Are Return Visitors

From its beginning in 2000, Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s Assault on the Carolinas (AOTC) has grown from 48 riders to the present limit of 1,000 riders. For this Saturday’s ride, 350 registrants are first timers, 490 have... — Updated 9/15/2021


Mountain Song Festival Brings Back The Music

At the Mountain Song Festival Friday and Saturday, music by Steep Canyon Rangers , Charley Crocket and other acts kept the crowds happy and dancing at the Brevard Music Center. The... — Updated 9/13/2021

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Mountain Song Festival Returns This Weekend

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brevard Music Center will once again host the annual Mountain Song Festival, with Mavis Staples and Steep Canyon Rangers... — Updated 9/8/2021


Win A Signed Banjo And Help The Pisgah District

Don't miss your chance to own a banjo signed by Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers while supporting efforts to clean up dump sites in the Pisgah Ranger District, including but... — Updated 8/16/2021


Darrell Scott's Electrifying Trio Hits BMC Stage

Music fans are in for a special treat this Sunday as the Brevard Music Center, in collaboration with Mountain Song Productions, will host The Electrifying Trio, headed up by Darrell... — Updated 7/21/2021


Here's To The Sweetest Thing

It’s easy to agree with the old blues guitarist Mance Lipscomb who said, “Music is the sweetest thing in the world.” Transylvania County residents know how lucky we are to have music as a key part of our identity and... — Updated 7/14/2021


Mountain Song, Music Center Join Forces Again

It cannot be overstated that the past year and a half has been particularly devastating to the live music industry. Concerts, festivals and other special events were cancelled.... — Updated 7/7/2021

 By Staff Reports    News

Brevard Named As One Of The Best Small Towns To Visit

Brevard has been recognized again, with the Smithsonian Magazine naming it as one of the best 15 small towns in the country to visit this year. Noting that life is starting to return to some kind of normal after the impacts of... — Updated 6/21/2021


Downtown's Kiwi Gelato Closing Its Doors

A sweet era is coming to an end in downtown Brevard: After 13 years, Kiwi Gelato is closing its doors. Since 2007, Kiwi Gelato has been a beloved down-town staple for residents and... — Updated 5/31/2021

 By Ray Tuers    News

Club's Fund Drive Boosted By Donation Pledge

This month, the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club is getting a boost in its efforts to honor teachers as part of its annual fund drive. A California woman who grew up in the Southea... — Updated 5/10/2021


A Look Back To The Year In News – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories in The Transylvania Times that appeared between January and June of 2020. July through December will appear in Monday's... — Updated 12/30/2020


2020: The Year That Wasn't

In many ways, it would be accurate to say 2020 was the year that wasn’t. There were no spring sports. There were no high school graduations. There were none of the special events and festivals we enjoy – no Assault on the... — Updated 12/30/2020

 By Ray Tuers    News

Boys & Girls Club Expanding Services, Facilities – Transylvania County, NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club is expanding its services and its physical facilities on Gallimore Road despite the financial pressure caused by having to cancel two of its... — Updated 11/23/2020

 By Ray Tuers    Features

Barbecue Butt Fundraiser Yields A Happy 'October Surprise' For The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club

During the election season an "October surprise" can mean trouble for a politician, but for the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County one brought smiles when... — Updated 10/29/2020


Wrong Time For Concert

Last week we expressed our concern that the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) is allowing too few spectators for fall sports. On the other end of the spectrum is a plan by Asheville Music Hall and Harmonia to... — Updated 10/26/2020

 By Ray Tuers    News

Grants Ease Club's Financial Burden – Transylvania County, NC

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County has received more than $100,000 in grants that are allowing it to ease financial burdens on its member families during... — Updated 8/15/2020


Mountain Song, July 4th Festival Canceled – Brevard, NC

Summer festival goers will be met with more disappointment this season at the news that the Heart of Brevard’s Fourth of July Festival and the Mountain Song Festival (scheduled for Sept. 11-13) are canceled this year, along with... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Staff Reports    News

Mountain Song Festival Postponed Until Next Year-Brevard NC

The Mountain Song Festival, scheduled for early September, has been postponed until 2021. The organizers highlighted the ongoing COVID-19 situation as the reason for the... — Updated 6/4/2020


Brevard Music Center Announces New Season – Brevard, NC

For more than 10 weeks this summer, from May until August, Brevard Music Center (BMC) will bring 40,000 music lovers to its campus. Audiences of all ages will have a chance to see... — Updated 1/29/2020


Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us at 11 a.m. (one service only), Sunday, Dec. 15, for Joy Proclaimed! A Festival of Music! It will feature the Chancel Choir, Westminster Ringers, Children’s Choir and instrumentalists.... — Updated 12/11/2019


Community Newspapers

(The following is written in celebration of National Newspaper Week, which is Oct. 6-12, and is a slightly modified version of an editorial we ran last year at this time.) Newspapers are typically divided into two groups: daily... — Updated 10/7/2019


Mountain Song And Community

In his poem “The Road Not Taken,” Robert Frost wrote, “…knowing how way leads on to way.” So it often is in life that one decision influences future decisions and events, far beyond the realm of what one might have origin... — Updated 9/11/2019


Mountain Song Festival Lights Up The Weekend

The annual Mountain Song Festival was held over the weekend at the Brevard Music Center and included Steep Canyon Rangers. The festival is a major fundraiser for the Cindy Platt... — Updated 9/9/2019


Songs From The Road Band To Play At Library This Friday

The Friends of the Library has announced that the popular Outdoor Concert Series will be returning once again this fall. The concerts, which are traditionally held on Fridays in September, will begin this year on Friday, Aug. 30. I... — Updated 8/26/2019


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... — Updated 8/12/2019


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