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Immigration

Why is today’s immigration policy so despised by the news media and by the people of our county that write so many hateful articles in The Transylvania Times? It’s not President Trump’s policy. It’s the law and presidents Bush and Obama had...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    July 16, 2018 

Goat Kidnapping Draws Outside Interests

Never has Chase Owen, a Transylvania County sheriff’s detective, taken such a high volume of nationwide and international calls at the department. “I’d say up to 3,000 and still coming,” he said. People from Canada, Greece, Australia, Mexico...

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

Pumpkin Fest To Return To Brevard

Pumpkin Fest, a lighted carved-pumpkin Halloween spectacular, is returning to Silvermont Park in Brevard over three consecutive weekends in October. Previously called “Pumpkin Patch and Revenge of the White Squirrels,” this year, organizers say,...

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

Firing Range Is No Danger To Water

City of Brevard and state officials said the new open-air firing range, which will be behind the city’s water treatment plant off Cathey’s Creek Road, will be built in accordance with state environmental guidelines to prevent water...

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

State Releases Numbers From 'Operation Firecracker' Campaign

Just released numbers from law enforcement agencies around the state may reveal that awareness spurred by events such as the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s latest Booze It & Lose It: Operation Fire Cracker campaign is saving more lives....

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

BC Installs Looping Systems At Three Lecture Locations

Brevard College recently announced the completion of induction looping in the Porter Center, Ingram Auditorium, and the largest lecture hall on campus (McLarty-Goodson 125) to make campus presentations and perform-ances more accessible to those with...

 
 Arts    July 16, 2018 

County Library, Scholastic To Host Reading Festival

Transylvania County Library and Scholastic are teaming up to get kids excited about summer reading. On Wednesday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RV will be visiting the library to host a “pop-up...

 
 Arts    July 16, 2018 

Busy Summer Season For Friends Of The Library

Like the kids who are enjoying the many activities offered at local camps or other children who are just savoring the freedom from school to indulge in lots of fun-filled activities, the Friends of the Library (FOL) organization has been bustling...

 

News of Organizations

Land Of Waterfalls Camera Club The Land of Waterfalls Camera Club presents two outstanding local photographers at its meeting on Thursday, July 19. Photographer Walter Arnold will share amazing images and techniques from his “Art of Abandonment...

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

Boys & Girls Club Offers Summer Internships For Teens

The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club is operating an internship program for its teenagers this summer that sends them out into the community to work alongside grownups doing real jobs. “The whole idea is to give them an experiential learning...

 

Legal Notices: July 16, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 18-E-219 EXECUTOR’S –- ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Irene M. Cahoon of Transylvania County,...

 

Rec League All-Star Game Set For Thursday

The bright lights will be shining this Thursday as the Transylvania County adult recreation basketball league hosts its annual All-Star festivities, complete with a 3-point shootout, a slam dunk contest and an all-star game. The 3-point contest...

 

Master Gardener: Integrated Pest Management Offers Options

Integrated pest management, or IPM, is simply understanding the various options and methods of pest control and choosing the most appropriate one for each particular situation. This is counter to the common practice of simply dousing the garden with...

 

Karen Hattum Handschin

Karen Hattum Handschin, the dear wife of Rev. Richard Handschin, of Brevard, died peacefully in her home on the morning of Sunday, July 1, 2018. She was 73. She was born in New Orleans Dec. 30, 1944....

 

Vietnam Offers Diverse Landscapes, Cultures

When my plane landed in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, after 33 hours of traveling this past January, I stepped out of the airplane and into a whole new world. I had chosen to study abroad for a...

 

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

 
 News    July 16, 2018 

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...

 

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

 

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 Lutheran Church of... Full story

 

Supporting Fire/Rescue

Nearly every day during the summer, one can hear sirens somewhere in Transylvania County as members of our communities’ fire/rescue squads head out to extinguish a fire, extricate people from a vehicle involved in an accident or rescue a person in...

 

Errors Mean $450,000 More For Project - Brevard NC

Transylvania County commissioners Tuesday approved $450,000 more in funding for the Ecusta Road industrial building project because of “design team errors and omissions on the project.” Commissioners had initially approved a project budget of...

 

Work Underway On A Proposed County Bike Plan - Brevard NC

Work on creating the Transylvania County Comprehensive Bike Plan is well underway, with a third meeting Monday night at the library's Rogow Room. The county's Planning and Community Development...

 

Invasive Insect Spotted In County For The First Time - Brevard NC

The emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in Transylvania County for the first time, making it the 35th county within the state where this invasive insect has been detected. The EAB was found in traps set for the beetle at South Broad Park in...

 

Smart Start Dinner Honors Early Childhood Educators

On June 13, Smart Start of Transylvania County hosted its annual professional learning dinner to celebrate the academic achievements of local early childhood educators whose pursuit of a degree in...

 

ART Of The Mountains Show Returns To St. Philip's July 27-28

The annual ART of the Mountains fine art show, sale and raffle returns to St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Brevard on Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28, with works of 18 local artists available...

 

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