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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 11/25/2020 Full story


Edwin Hoyt Updike II

Edwin Hoyt Updike II, 93, died Oct. 3, 2020, in Brevard, with his beloved wife, Lillian, at his side. The oldest of four children, he was born in 1927 in New York City to Godfrey... — Updated 11/23/2020


Sara Anne Cathey

Sara Anne Cathey passed away early Sunday morning, Nov. 15, 2020. She was at her home on Hannah Ford Road, as was her wish, with her family present. Born Feb. 19, 1959, in... — Updated 11/23/2020


Rogers Crowned BHS Homecoming Queen

The following briefs are from Thursday, Nov. 26, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. Lewis F. Whiteside Sr., a mathematics and science teacher at Brevard Junior High School, has been named as one of America’s Outstanding... — Updated 11/23/2020


Ecusta Trail Under Contract – Transylvania County, NC

A new rail trail could be on its way to western North Carolina, as partners move forward on the purchase of the Ecusta Trail corridor, according to a press release from Conserving C... — Updated 11/19/2020


Ed Updike

Ed Updike, 93, died Oct. 3, 2020, in Brevard, with his beloved wife, Lillian, at his side. The oldest of four children, he was born in 1927 in New York City to Godfrey Ernest Updike and Mary Alice Riddick. Upon graduating high... — Updated 11/18/2020


City Of Brevard Proclaims Tuesday, Dec. 1, As 'I Heart BC Day' In Honor Of Brevard College

The city of Brevard declared at a recent City Council meeting that Dec. 1, 2020, will be "I Heart BC Day" in honor of the important role that Brevard College plays in the life of... — Updated 11/18/2020


Margaret (George) Kilstrom

Margaret (George) Kilstrom, 89, passed on to her heavenly reward Nov. 13, 2020, after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Transylvania County and her beloved community of Little... — Updated 11/16/2020


Carolyn Juanita Gillespie "Nita"

Carolyn Juanita Gillespie, 82, passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at Aston Park Health Care Center after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was the daughter of the late Vessie “Poss” Stamey and the late Clara... — Updated 11/16/2020


Corralling COVID-19

If it seems like we are “beating a dead horse” when it come to COVID-19, that’s because the COVID-19 horse isn’t dead. It’s not even been corralled. In fact, it has once again has broken out, has multiplied and is... — Updated 11/16/2020


Dunn's Rock News

Making Lemonade Everyone is aware of the ways this global pandemic has had terrible consequences, but what about the ways our lives have changed that haven’t been all bad? When I... — Updated 11/11/2020


Discharge Of Untreated Wastewater In Connestee Falls Reported – Transylvania County, NC

Carolina Water Service, Inc., of North Carolina (CWSNC) had a discharge of untreated wastewater from its Connestee Falls system from the main sewer lift station of approximately 119,000 gallons, according to a press release from... — Updated 11/11/2020


Map Focuses On Shining Rock & Middle Prong Wilderness Areas

Pisgah Map Company has been partnering with FIND Outdoors (formerly the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association – CFAIA) for the last year to create a new map for t... — Updated 11/9/2020


Ayers Elected Rosman Rescue Squad Captain

The following briefs are from Thursday, Nov. 12, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. Transylvania County suffered its fifth and sixth highway fatalities during 1970 last Saturday night, Nov. 7, when two persons were killed and... — Updated 11/9/2020


Happy Birthday, Dottie!

Dottie Tinsley celebrated her 94th birthday on Sunday, greeting friends who participated in a "car parade" by her home to show their love. One friend even got out of his car to... — Updated 11/9/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Officials Report Progress On Clean Air

Fifty years ago the U.S. Congress passed the Clean Air Act, and, today, according to officials, the air quality in western North Carolina is the best it has been in decades. The Regional Clean Air Campaign, along with the N.C.... — Updated 11/9/2020


Library Boards and WCCA News

Library Boards Due to COVID-19 restrictions and to respect the health and safety of staff and board members, and the public, the regular bi-monthly meeting of the Library Foundation Board of Directors and Board of Trustees will be... — Updated 11/5/2020


Virginia "Jenny" C. Miller

Virginia “Jenny” C. Miller, of Black Mountain, passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. She was born Feb. 10, 1934 in Walnut, N.C. in Madison County to the late Arthur and Ollie Lee... — Updated 11/4/2020


Madrie McRainey

Madrie McRainey, formerly of Transylvania County, passed away Oct. 29, 2020, at her home in Gastonia, N.C. She was a child of the Depression Era. Even though she worked at the B29... — Updated 11/4/2020


Local Photographers To Critique 'Odd Pairings'

Photography critiques continue to be very popular because they allow local photographers to exhibit their fine artwork and learn from the comprehensive appraisal of their work by... — Updated 11/2/2020


Hubbard Upsets McCall To Win Sheriff's Race

The following briefs are from Thursday, Nov. 5, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. Democrats swept six out of eight races in Transylvania County in Tuesday’s general election. Congressman Roy A. Taylor scored the biggest... — Updated 11/2/2020


A Special Birthday For Dottie

Thank you to the newspaper for allowing me to use this forum to invite the friends of Dottie Tinsley to participate in a car parade on her 94th birthday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. It will be held at her house on 44 Miner Street. Cars will... — Updated 11/2/2020


Vote Sam Edney For N.C. House

My name is Brady Odell and I’m a ninth grade student at BHS. I have paid attention to politics ever since the 2016 election, and I’ve seen so many people running for office, both locally and nationally, who don’t understand... — Updated 10/29/2020


Local Camera Club Members To Display Work

The Hollingsworth Gallery located at 147 E. Main St. in Brevard will soon be exhibiting images which were captured by seven local photographers, all members of the Land of... — Updated 10/29/2020


WCCA Encourages Home Renters To Fill Out Survey – Transylvania County, NC

Western Carolina Community Action (WCCA) assists nearly 200 low-income elderly, disabled and households with minor children in Transylvania County, with rental assistance provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development... — Updated 10/28/2020


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