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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)...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 19, 2019 

Commissioners Taking Another Look At County's Strategic Plan – Transylvania County, NC

In December of 2014, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners began a process to develop a strategic plan, which would have goals and strategies that would guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particular, influence budge...

 

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...

 

Don't Take Our Land

My husband and I bought our property on Old Hendersonville Highway in Pisgah Forest 20 years ago. We bought the property from a family who had lived and farmed it for over 60 years. When we purchased it we stated that, “our intent was to retain it...

 

Glancing Back: RHS Class Of 1945 Holds First Reunion

The following briefs are from Thursday, Aug. 21, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Rosman’s class of 1945 held its first reunion on July 12 at the Rosman Gymnasium. Of the 24 graduates, 18 members attended, along with three teachers....

 

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest Installs New Leadership, Awards Grants

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest began a new year when Chris Biecker was installed as president. Also installed were John Krishingner (president elect), Dorothy Knowles (secretary) and Jim...

 

What's New At The Library: Lots Of New Mysteries Available To Investigate

These new mysteries books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Mysteries Box, C.J. “The Bitterroots.” Cassie Dewell has been enjoying her time as a private investigator and being her own boss. But when an old friend calls in a fa...

 

Choral Society Announces 'Innovative' Season

The Transylvania Choral Society has taken to heart the trend in modern medicine which exhorts everyone to try new activities, physical and mental, to help stay healthy and live a long life. The coming Christmas and spring concerts both bring new...

 
 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...

 

Free Rein Center Gala Planned For Oct. 19

Save the date for Free Rein Center’s fundraising gala, “The Mane Event,” from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Connestee Falls Overlook Clubhouse. Tickets cost $75. Join the “Trail Ride” down “Mane Street” for a fun-filled...

 

Habitat Completes 66th Home

Recently Transylvania Habitat for Humanity celebrated the completion of home number 66 for Cindy Miller of Brevard. Board member and Family Nurture chairperson Mary Meseck spoke briefly to those...

 

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

 

James "Jim" Pryor Davis

On Aug. 13, 2019, at 6:45 p.m., God crooked his little finger and called Jim home. He was born Aug. 15, 1948, in Transylvania County to Robert Nathan Davis and Frances Elizabeth Tallent Davis, both de...

 

Charles Gravely

Charles Gravely, 77, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Roy and Cornelia Hogsed Gravely. After retiring from...

 

Mary Jane Lee

Mary Jane Lee, 76, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 7, 2019. She was born in Ithaca, N.Y. to the late Donald H. Coon and Margaret L. Coon. In addition to her parents, her husband, Fred N. Lee Jr.; her stepmother, Doris Coon; and brother-in-law, Edwin (Bu...

 

Ruth Cunningham McCall

Ruth Cunningham McCall, daughter of the late Greeley Montraville and Martha Jane Smiley Cunningham, born April 18, 1912, in Brevard, quietly departed this life at Heritage Hall Care Center in...

 

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....

 

Democratic Women To Host Recycling Reduction Program

The next monthly meeting of the Transylvania Democratic Women’s Club will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, at the Twin Dragons Restaurant. Featured speaker will be Transylvania County resident Jennifer Henley, a committed advocate for environment...

 

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

 

Audio Recordings Of Government Meetings

The Transylvania Times is pleased to provide the most up-to-date recordings from recent government meetings. For a complete listing of recordings, visit https://soundcloud.com/tran...

 

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

 

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