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 By John Lanier    Features

Reese, Warren To Pursue Careers In Health Care

Teenagers are unique. While they may have many things in common, they also have significant differences. That is true for Rosman High School Valedictorian Grant Reese and Salutatori... — Updated 7/29/2020

 By John Lanier    Features

LaRose, Rising Praise Brevard High Classmates

When Alessandra LaRose first entered Brevard High School, she knew almost no one because her family had just moved here from Maryland. "It was hard for me to try to find a friend,"... — Updated 7/29/2020


The Family Place Prospers From Porch Photos – Transylvania County, NC

When the COVID-19 crisis forced local schools, businesses and nonprofits to shut down abruptly in March, Transylvania County photographer Rhea Frederick, of Kinder Studio... — Updated 7/22/2020


Hunter Finds Harmony Around The Campfire

As a sales executive, Earl B. Hunter Jr. traveled a lot, away from his wife and his two young children. That was until his son, Dillon, who was 7 at the time, confronted him. "He... — Updated 7/20/2020


Music Eases The Strain Of 'Brave New World' – Transylvania County, NC

In addition to facility-wide testing in the long-term care facilities as the first line of defense against the impact of the pandemic on nursing homes in Transylvania County, facility administrators have been implementing “the... — Updated 7/14/2020


Chamber Nominated For 'Heroes, Teachers' Award

While SCORE continues to support small businesses and nonprofits through counseling and online resources, it also wants to ensure that the community can learn through the many... — Updated 7/12/2020

 By Alex Perri    Features

Annual Duck Race Shown Virtually-Brevard NC

The T.C. Arts Council aired its annual 4th of July Duck Race virtually this year on Saturday. The race, which took place in secrecy recently, was filmed prior to the race's... — Updated 7/7/2020


Julia Winchester Celebrates 100th Birthday-Brevard NC

On Thursday Julia Winchester celebrated her 100th birthday, with a Zoom party, including family, friends and a cake. Winchester, who was born and raised in Transylvania County, now... — Updated 7/6/2020

 By John Lanier    Features

Perfect Summer Tradition:A Dip In The Water

The Pisgah District of Pisgah National Forest was busy Tuesday with people playing in the water. (Times photos by John Lanier)... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Park Baker    Features

Smiles And Tribulations: This Is Africa

Editor's Note: Transylvania Times photographer Park Baker has been in Kenya since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The following is the latest on his situation. Day 95 of being stuck in... — Updated 6/22/2020


Swimmers Take The Opportunity To Beat The Heat At The Pool

It was the perfect day for an afternoon at the pool on Tuesday as members of the Brevard Racquet Club took to the water to beat the heat. The Racquet Club reopened its pool... — Updated 6/10/2020


First Family Member To Attend College Eyes Coming Home

Devin Owen's family has lived on a farm in Lake Toxaway for generations. His mother Connie's grandfather bought the land. His father James's family traces its roots in Transylvania... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Park Baker    Features

Stranded In Kenya: 89 Days And Counting

It has been 89 days since I have been stuck in Kenya due to the international flight ban, although, sources say, that the Kenyan government is going to lift the ban on June 9. We... — Updated 6/8/2020


Pets For Adoption

The following pets are available for adoption at the county Animal Services Department on the Old Rosman Highway. For more information, call (828) 883-3713.... — Updated 6/3/2020


My Pet World: Conditioning A Dog Around Skateboards, Fixing A Cat During A Pandemic

Dear Cathy, My eight-year-old, 80-pound boxer/pit mix reacts horribly to skateboards. I have tried everything. A recent column of yours addressed methods of stopping dog fighting. One example was spraying citronella to deescalate.... — Updated 6/3/2020


County Residents Receive Governor's Award

The N.C. Governor's Volunteer Service Awards, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, is an annual program that recognizes outstanding volunteers in North Carolina. The... — Updated 6/1/2020


Landscaping Project Underway At Depot-Brevard NC

Things are happening at the Railroad Avenue Depot Park. The Transylvania Garden Club (TGC) has embarked on a plan to landscape the area surrounding the pedestrian bridge and other... — Updated 6/1/2020

 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


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


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