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 By Alex Perri    News 

Hospital Purchase Agreement Includes HCA Obligations – Brevard, NC

As a part of the purchase agreement between the for-profit Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Healthcare and Mission Health System, HCA is obligated to continue four areas of service at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH.)... — Updated 3/5/2021

 

Tony Austin

Tony Austin, of Lake Toxaway, N.C., died Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Tony was an avid hiker in Panthertown Valley, an enthusiastic booster of Lake Toxaway, and an amateur... — Updated 3/3/2021 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... — Updated 3/3/2021 Full story

 

News of Organizations

Transylvania Co. DemocraticParty The Transylvania County Democratic Party (TCDP) will host its annual precinct organizational meetings from March 3-20. TC-1 and TC-7 will have the option to meet in person while practicing social... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

Balsam Grove News

COVID-19 Vaccine We hope that more of our community residents are able to get appointments for this week’s vaccine. Some were able to get their shots last week. Maybe, before too long, all of our senior community residents will... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

Local Smart Start Received $4,000 In Grants

In the last year, Walmart, the Southern Vision Alliance, The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), Dogwood Health Trust (DHT), and the WNC Bridge Foundation NOW Grant all generously granted funds to help Smart... — Updated 3/1/2021

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports

Black Knights Prove Too Much For Tigers In 56-8 Final

It's been a long 15 months with no football in western North Carolina. The long lay off due to the coronavirus pandemic and the high energy of welcoming a new coach has the... — Updated 3/1/2021

 

Voters Approve Of Selling Beer And Wine

The following briefs are from the Thursday, March 4, 1971, edition of The Transylvania Times. The voters in Brevard approved the legal sale of “off premises” beer and wine in a special election last Saturday. Some 1,212... — Updated 3/1/2021

 

Transylvanians In College

Bob Jones University Matthew DalPorto, a sophomore Biblical counseling major from Brevard, was among approximately 900 Bob Jones University students named to the fall 2020 dean’s list. The dean’s list recognizes students who... — Updated 3/1/2021

 
 By Erin Brewton    Education

Brevard Academy Offers Students Comedy Club

Nina George once wrote, "How strange........ that one laugh can wipe away so much hardship and suffering. A single laugh." Laughter, like food, provides a sense of social glue,... — Updated 3/1/2021

 

Director Gives Vaccine Update – Transylvania County, NC

As of Monday, 3,857 county residents, 11.2 percent of the population, have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Elaine Russell, the Transylvania Public... — Updated 2/25/2021

 

Balsam Grove News

COVID-19 Vaccine We hope that more of our community’s senior citizens are able to get their shots this week. Most have been frustrated because they have not been able to get through on the phone. Most of them do not have... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

New-Look Blue Devils Host Cougars In Season Opener

After waiting six months to hit the field, a new era of Brevard Blue Devil football begins this Friday. One year after earning a share of the Mountain Six Conference title and advancing to the third round of the 2A playoffs, a new... — Updated 2/24/2021

 

Steven Mitchell Roth

Steven Mitchell Roth, 78, beloved husband, father and grandfather, drew his last breath after one loving kiss from his wife, Magaly “Maggie” Roth, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Born in... — Updated 2/22/2021

 

Appointment System Is Flawed

I am in total agreement with Ann Hollingsworth in regard to the methods being used to assign COVID-19 vaccination appointments. After navigating the friendly webpage, I was assigned an appointment for Jan. 21 but this was never... — Updated 2/22/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Doctors' Exodus On Monitoring Group's Radar – Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council-woman Maureen Copelof plans in an upcoming meeting with HCA Healthcare and the Dogwood Health Trust to bring up the recent exodus of doctors from the Mission Health system in Transylvania County. The Dogwood... — Updated 2/19/2021

 

Community Effort Brings Food To Locals In Need – Brevard, NC

For 40 continuous years Sharing House has provided food to people in need. When the pandemic hit in March 2020, nearly a year ago, Sharing House started packaging fresh produce... — Updated 2/17/2021

 

Kathryn "Kay" Dianne Baker Speckman

Kathryn Dianne Baker Speckman, 84, of Pisgah Forest, passed away in her home, Feb. 11, 2021. Born Jan. 3, 1937 in Howell, Mich., she was the daughter of the late J.B. Baker and Leone Durkee Baker. She is survived by her beloved... — Updated 2/15/2021

 

Thomas Daniel (Danny) Glazener

Thomas Daniel (Danny) Glazener died in Dallas, Texas, at the end of January, 2021. He was 73. He was the son of Thomas and Ollie Glazener, the grandson of Daniel Lawrence and Beulah Galloway Glazener, and the nephew of Ray and... — Updated 2/15/2021

 

News of Organizations

Embroiderers’ Guild Of America The Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will hold its next meeting on Thursday, March 4, via Zoom for a business meeting followed by a special program. The meeting is open to all... — Updated 2/15/2021

 

FIND Outdoors Welcomes Two New Board Members – Pisgah Forest, NC

FIND Outdoors, a 49-year-old nonprofit based in Pisgah Forest, announced Emily Quinlan and Rusty Garrison as new board members for the 2021 season. President and CEO Natalie Britt and Tad Fogel, board chairman, were pleased with... — Updated 2/15/2021

 

We Can Do Better

For much of the COVID-19 pandemic, Transylvania County residents have responded quite well. When residents first heard of the virus, many stayed home. When people ventured out in public, many wore masks, stayed 6 feet away and... — Updated 2/12/2021

 

Enjoying WNC's Bald Eagles Responsibly

With 32 new nests discovered over the past 16 years, bald eagles are more common in western North Carolina than they have been in decades, providing a thrill for those fortunate... — Updated 2/11/2021

 

Brian Scott Kassel Jr.

Brian Scott Kassel Jr., 38, of Boiling Springs, S.C., passed away Jan. 14, 2021, after a brief illness and hospitalization. To his family and friends who were not yet finished makin... — Updated 2/11/2021

 

TRH Staff Appreciates Quilt Gifts – Transylvania County, NC

A few months ago, members of the Western North Carolina Quilters Guild, Area 5 (Brevard), decided they wanted to do something special for the caregivers who have been providing... — Updated 2/10/2021

 

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