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Local Author Don Harris Releases 'Grandpa's Fish'

For Jody Dayton, the summer of 1943 marks the change from a boy to a man. Death, murder, love, hate, lies and growing self-confidence push him toward adulthood. After being sent to the mountains to live with his forest ranger grandfather, Jody...

 

BC To Present Vance Reese's Faculty Organ Recital Jan. 27

Brevard College will present one of its many talented music professors, Dr. Vance Reese, in a faculty organ recital on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. Reese will be playing the Jaeckel organ in the Brevard...

 

Dunn's Rock News

Dressed Up And Ready For A Party It might be my imagination, but when I drove past the Dunn's Rock Community Center on Saturday, the old building seemed to be sitting a little more proudly on its...

 

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

 

Jeremy Gibbs Leaving To Take Regional Schools Position

Dr. Jeremy Gibbs will be leaving his position as chief academic officer for Transylvania County Schools to take a newly-created position in education after nearly eight years serving the local school...

 

Altman, Brown Take Top Three Spots In Climbing Competition

Brevard College student-athletes Madison Altman and Danielle Brown finished in second and third place, respectively, to lead the BC climbing team at the Tennessee Bouldering Authority Collegiate Competition held on Saturday. Altman finished the...

 

Glancing Back, Jan. 16, 1969: Dr. Massey To Lead Local United Fund

The following briefs are from Thursday, Jan. 16, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Curtis Lee Mason, 38, of Rosman died of a broken back received when his car went out of control and over an embankment on N.C. 178 two miles south of Brevard, ac...

 

Beverly-Hanks Debuts New Logo And Branding

Beverly-Hanks, Realtors has officially debuted its new logo and branding style across its 15 offices in western North Carolina. This update is designed to strengthen the real estate market leader's...

 

Elizabeth Brown Sellers

Elizabeth Brown Sellers, 94, of Wallace, N.C., passed away peacefully in her home Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Born Aug. 8, 1924, in Brevard, she was the daughter of the late John and Callie Brown. She was...

 

Fred "Titus" Smith

Fred “Titus” Smith, born Sept. 17, 1949, in Brevard, passed away Dec. 14, 2018 in Tacoma, Wash. “Titus,” as he was known, was the second son born to the late Edward Henry Smith Sr. and the late Mary Jane Mackey-Smith. His maternal...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    January 7, 2019

Rescues Required During Torrential Rains - Brevard NC

The torrential rains the county suffered at the end of 2018 led to the rescue of a woman and two donkeys in separate incidents. On Friday, Dec. 28, a woman drove around a barricade on Davidson River R...

 

Area Hospitals Limiting Visitor Visits Because Of The Flu - Brevard NC

Mission Health and AdventHealth Hendersonville are implementing visitor limitation policies because of reported increases in flu activity throughout the state. Mission Health is asking visitors younger than 12 and those who do not feel well to call...

 

Kruger Brothers To Perform On Jan. 26

The Center for Cultural Preservation is proud to announce that the Kruger Brothers will be the featured performers at the Center’s Keeping the Fires Burning series in January. Jens and Uwe Kruger, native Swiss musicians, had a dream of living in...

 

'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof' Set For Jan. 20

The Western Carolina University Bardo Arts Center Sunday Cinema Series presents “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. This is a pre-recorded, encore screening from the National Theatre in London, presented in HD on the big screen...

 

2019 Bag Lunch Series Kicks Off With The 'Art Of Recycling' Jan. 15

The 2019 Bag Lunch Arts Series kicks off in January with “The Art of Recycling.” The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library and is made possible by the Friends of the Library. The program...

 

Mountain Skies: Total Lunar Eclipse Visible In The Mountains

Jan. 20-21 Total Lunar Eclipse Lunar eclipses can occur a little less than six months apart, so there could be as many as three in a calendar year. The last year that happened was 2016. Not all lunar eclipses are total, i.e., where the moon passes...

 

Planned Giving Series To Be Offered

Western Carolina University's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will be offering a Planned Giving Implementation Series Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and Feb. 22 at the university's Biltmore Park...

 

Mars Hill Hosting MLK Day Events

Mars Hill University has scheduled a full day of events to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21. Classes are canceled for students, with a series of educational and service activities happening on- and off-campus. The...

 

Mission Health Limiting Hospital Visitors

Mission Health is implementing its visitor limitation policy and is asking patients’ family members and friends to limit hospital visits. Visitors younger than 12 and those who do not feel well are encouraged to call patients instead of visiting...

 

TNRC Hears About Watershed - Brevard NC

During the most recent Transylvania County Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting, the council heard from Maria Wise, the Mills River Partnership (MRP) co-ordinator. The TNRC hosts monthly meetings of local public land managers, environmental...

 

MountainTrue To Hold Annual Holiday Recycling Event - Brevard NC

MountainTrue is proud to host its annual Holiday Recycling Event at Jackson Park on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Area residents are invited to bring their Christmas trees, broken string...

 

Root Cause Award Winners Announced For Excellence In Forestry

The sixth annual Root Cause Awards, celebrating achievement in the local forest products industry and sustainable forestry, were announced on Dec. 26. This year’s awards highlighted important issues that face our region’s forests and the great...

 

Top Stories Of 2018 In Transylvania Revisited - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories in Transylvania County in 2018. JANUARY •The city of Brevard announced it was working toward building a replica train depot reminiscent...

 

Obituary: Gail Owen Fisher

Gail Owen Fisher, of Lake Toxaway, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Transylvania Regional Hospital, after a 14 -year battle with a rare cancer known as Paraganglioma. Gail was the...

 

UNC-A's Great Smokies Writing Program Announces Spring Classes - Asheville NC

UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) will present 11 courses this spring for community writers, including an introductory writing workshop with acclaimed novelist Tommy Hays, and new courses like “Writing in the Age of...

 

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