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 By John Lanier    News    July 15, 2019 

Board Hears Employee Pay Plan Options – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday received two options regarding employee compensation that are aimed at making the county more competitive in recruiting and retaining quality employees. County Manager Jaime Laughter said...

 

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 St. Timothy’s... Full story

 

Lockhart Discusses Influence Of Aaron Copland – Brevard, NC

Aaron Copland left an indelible mark on the music of the 20th century with evocative works for film, opera, piano, symphony and chamber music that captured the American spirit and captivated the...

 

News of Organizations – Brevard, NC

Embroiderers’ Guild The Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1. The program will be a small Halloween-themed biscornu (pin cushion). This blackwork project is done on 32-count linen. Ki...

 

A Friend of Man and Animals - Save the Bees

A Friend Of Man And Animals In the life of every small community, there are individuals upon whom residents trust and depend upon for decades. When it came to veterinary services, Dr. Clyde Brooks was such a person. For more than three decades,...

 
 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors    July 8, 2019

Local Biologist Questions New USFS Proposal-Pisgah National Forest

On June 13 the Trump Administration and the U.S. Forest Service released a proposal to "streamline" environmental analysis on national forests and grasslands. The National Environmental Policy Act...

 

Luther Elly Smith

Luther Elly Smith, of Pisgah Forest, passed away at Elizabeth House the morning of June 26, 2019, at the age of 71. His sister, Jayne Carrie, of Fruita, Colo.; his mother, Helen Lowry Smith and...

 

Dunn's Rock News

The last time I saw my neighbor Jayne Fought at a Dunn’s Rock Community Center dinner and program, she was wearing a shirt with an “Island Ford Adventures” logo on it. Curious about her new...

 

Cathey's Creek News

In The Bible Mission In the Bible Mission meets every Sunday morning at 10 a.m., with Sunday school/Bible study and preaching service at 11 a.m. Visitors are always welcome to join them. Crafty Ladies The Crafty Ladies meet every Monday afternoon at...

 

Connestee Falls Scholarships Integral To Bone Brothers Success

In 1974, John Bone, a pilot for Eastern Airlines, happened to fly over western North Carolina. He was impressed with what he saw. The next week he drove to the area from his home in Connecticut, and...

 

Mountain Skies: Moon And Two Planets Appear Before July 4 Fireworks

The Planets Mercury and Mars are quickly disappearing from the evening sky along with Venus in the predawn sky. As the earth continues to pull away from Mars, that brilliant red “star” from last...

 

Free Mental Health Seminar To Be Held At Silvermont

Silvermont Opportunity Center has been partnering with Vaya Health in Asheville for the past two years in order to bring free mental health seminars to Transylvania County residents. The seminars are led by a member of Vaya’s Geriatric and Adult...

 

Local United Way Wins Wells Fargo Grant

Wells Fargo approved a grant of $6,500 to United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) in support of the Families & Money Collaborative Program. The grant was awarded in recognition of UWTC’s commitment...

 

Veterans History Museum Raffling Quilt

This one-of-a-kind quilt will be raffled as a fundraiser for the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas’ capital campaign. “Bravery, Honor, and Valor” is a patriotic sampler measuring 66...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 27, 2019

New Organization Will Work On Helping Transylvania's Poor

Beginning July 1, Community Action Opportunities (CAO) is taking over the work of Western Carolina Community Action to help some of Transylvania County’s poorest residents. CAO will now administer the roughly $60,000 Community Services Block Grant...

 

Cozart Dental Welcomes A.J. Nicopoulos

The staff at Cozart Dental is pleased to welcome Dr. A.J. Nicopoulos, DDS, on staff. “My favorite thing about practicing dentistry is the ability to make impactful changes in the lives of my...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    June 27, 2019

Essenberg, Pritchett Offer Thoughts On Summer Workouts

It’s less than 60 days until the 2019 prep football season kicks off and local teams have spent this week in summer workouts getting ready. The Transylvania Times spoke with Brevard head coach...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-DavidsonRiver Presbyterian Join us Sunday, June 30, as Keith Thompson brings a message, “Free to Follow.” At 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. is our Christian Speakers Forum in Davidson River Hall. Our speaker will be Rev. Matt Cadora, who has...

 

Glenn Winston

Glenn Winston went home to be with the Lord the morning of June 24, 2019, surrounded by family. A longtime resident of Brevard, he is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sara. He was a member of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church and was...

 

Winifred B. Taylor

Winifred B. Taylor, 83, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late James and Annie Rice Buckner. In addition to her parents, her husband, Lt. Col. Emmett Kirk Taylor and...

 

Water Oak Dental Welcomes Dr. Meghan Valdes To Brevard

Dr. Krishinger and Dr. Root of Water Oak Dental are pleased to announce Dr. Meghan Valdes is joining their dental practice. “What I love most about dentistry is the life-long impact patients can...

 

Celebrate Summer With Fourth Friday Gallery Walk

The Transylvania Community Arts Council invites the public to enjoy summertime with a walk to the art galleries and shops that stay open late for the June 28 Fourth Friday Gallery Walk. Explore art, m...

 

Transylvanians In College

Belmont University Madeleine Lefler from Brevard qualified for the spring 2019 dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a q...

 

Number 7 Arts Features Three Nature Artists

Summer in Brevard is not to be missed and the same can be said for Number 7 Arts, Transylvania County’s longest continually operating art gallery. This month’s featured artists include colored...

 
 Events   

Marcy Thompson To Speak At Allison-Deaver House Sunday

Sunday talks hosted by the Transylvania County Historical Society return to the Allison-Deaver House on Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m. Local history librarian Marcy Thompson will speak on “Early Settlers of the Davidson River.” The valley around the...

 

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