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 By Hal Herring    Features

Lighthouse Shows The Way In The Mountains - Brevard NC

Last December I began working as a construction assistant on a project on Williamson Creek that would turn out to be a beacon of light for the community during dark times. After sev... — Updated 5/29/2020


Bridge Club Members, Family Celebrate A Birthday -Brevard NC

On Sunday members of the Brevard Duplicate Bridge Club's held a caravan birthday party for one of its members, Betty Boers, who was celebrating her 97th birthday. For the big event... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Matt McGregor    Features 

County To Return To The Drive-In World Saturday - Brevard NC

The drive-in movie theater began with the Theatre De Gaudalupe in Las Cruces, N.M., in 1915, where the short, silent film "Bags of Gold" was shown. Though it only lasted a year,... — Updated 5/27/2020


Veterans Honored At Davidson River Cemetery

The Davidson River Cemetery Board of Trustees and friends placed more than a hundred flags at the gravesites of veterans on Friday, May 15. The flags will be left in honor through... — Updated 5/18/2020


Mountain Skies: The Big Dipper Dominates The Far North Sky

The Stars This is a good time of the year to observe the Big Dipper, also known as the Drinking Gourd. Early in the evening, we can find it high in the north lying with the dipper... — Updated 5/18/2020

 By Alex Perri    Features

John Buford Wants To Keep On Teaching, Learning-Brevard NC

The last time Brevard College professor John Buford retired, he had no plans of slowing down. The same thing can be said for his second time around as he says goodbye to 11 years... — Updated 5/13/2020

 By Alex Perri    Features

Carter: Outdoor Education Needed More Than Ever-Brevard NC

Educators around the country are returning to their schools for the first time in weeks to carry out the chore of cleaning out their classrooms and offices, unsure of when they'll... — Updated 5/11/2020


Lake Toxaway Is The Largest Man-Made Lake In The Appalachian Mountains

A May 8, 1903, Sylvan Valley News article titled, "A Visit to Lake Toxaway" provides a vivid picture of scenery, both natural and man-made, surrounding Transylvania's Toxaway Inn... — Updated 5/11/2020


Good Deed

Recently, 8-year-old Kennedy Owen, daughter of Jonathan and Ashley Owen, a third-grade student at Pisgah Forest Elementary, made cards to take to those living at The Oaks of... — Updated 5/4/2020

 By Park Baker    Features

Times Photographer Gets Stranded In Kenya Due To Coronavirus

What started as a three week trip to see a female friend in Nairobi, Kenya, has turned into much more than I bargained for. COVID-19 has changed life for all of us, no matter where... — Updated 5/4/2020


Brevard Music Center To Host Drive-In Movies-Brevard NC

As soon as it receives approval by local authorities and the North Carolina Governor's office, Brevard Music Center (BMC) will launch Brevard Music Center @ The Drive-In Movies on... — Updated 4/30/2020 Full story


Cars Line Up To Provide Birthday Wishes-Brevard NC

A seemingly endless line of cars caravaned on Tinsley Road Tuesday to give Martha Tinsley a drive-by, 90th birthday greeting from a safe distance as she watched with family from... — Updated 4/29/2020

 By Ray Tuers    Features

Sarah Rae St. Marie Grows Into Club's Top Job-Brevard NC

Since the day when Sarah Rae St. Marie came to the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club as a bright new face seven years ago, she has grown with the club, climbing up the leadership... — Updated 4/27/2020


Picturing The Past: Goat Cart Photos Income Idea For Photographers

After coming across old photographs of children in small wood carts pulled by a goat Kim Anderson and Ian Dunn with the Special Collections Section of the State Archives of North... — Updated 4/27/2020

 By Matt McGregor    Features

Ann DerGara Named 'Main Street Champion'- Brevard NC

Amid economic hardship in Transylvania in the early 2000s due to the loss of the county's manufacturing industry, internationally recognized artist Ann DerGara, owner of Red Wolf... — Updated 4/24/2020


Transylvania County GOP Votes To Provide Aid

During a special virtual meeting, the Transylvania County Republican Party voted to provide monetary support to five local service organizations in support of their many efforts to assist county residents. The following service... — Updated 4/20/2020

 By Carol Dodson    Features

Brevard Ballerinas Continue To Dance

While some activities might have come to a sudden halt with the advent of COVID-19 restrictions, the dancers of Brevard Ballet have kept their leotards and ballet slippers on. When... — Updated 4/15/2020


Chase Plays Dark Character On Netflix's 'Ozark'

Brevard's own Tyler Chase manifests an intense presence, as well as carries his own weight among a frenetic rhythm of high-octane performances in the third season of the Emmy... — Updated 4/14/2020


Picturing The Past: WWNC Radio Hosted Brevard In 1927

WWNC hosted Brevard's first night on the air on Thursday, May 19, 1927 in their Asheville radio studio. The hour long program sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce was comprised of... — Updated 4/14/2020

 By Bob Hayward    Features

Mountain Skies: The Moon Passes Three Planets This Week

The Planets They're getting closer! The classical planets are those visible to the naked eye and, thus, seen and named in historical times. Each day four of the five classical... — Updated 4/6/2020

 By Matt McGregor    Features

Seniors Stay Connected, Sing And Play Games

From their balconies, patios and driveways, residents of College Walk, the retirement community in Brevard, came out to sing together on Friday in a ritual of connecting, a... — Updated 3/30/2020


Glacing Back: Steve Owen And Sharon Frisbee Voted 'Friendliest'

The following briefs are from Thursday, April 2, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. Ernest Bowen Turbyfill, age 21, of 136 Oakdale Road in Brevard died in an Asheville hospital Sunday morning as a result of injuries... — Updated 3/30/2020


Veterinarians Face Struggles In Helping Pets

Though pets are considered family members for many, the response to coronavirus could marginalize animal care as businesses and services transition into the new territory of... — Updated 3/25/2020


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