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 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


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


Farmers' Market Moving To New Location

While one might expect a farmers' market to hibernate over the winter, that certainly isn't the case with the Transylvania Farmers' Market. Not only is it open year-round, this... — Updated 3/18/2020


Picturing the Past: A Brief History Of Women In Transylvania Politics- Brevard NC

In April 1922, Roxie Dunn announced that she was running on the Democratic ticket for county treasurer. In his endorsement, Oat Bryson stated, "Much has been said about the... — Updated 3/16/2020


Mountain Skies: The Moon Passes Three Planets This Week

The Planets The visible planets are now separated by hours of darkness in late evening and early morning. As the casual viewer has noticed, Venus has been standing high in the west... — Updated 3/16/2020


Girl Scout Troops Create New Baked Delights During Bake Off Contest

The first ever Girl Scout Bake Off was held this past Sunday, March 12 at Blue Ridge Mountain Bakery. Girl Scouts were challenged to create unique new deserts out of a variety of... — Updated 3/12/2020


Witness To War Captures 21 Local Veterans' Stories

An interviewer from Witness to War, an organization dedicated to preserving veterans' stories on video, recently interviewed 21 local veterans in Brevard's Veterans History Museum o... — Updated 3/12/2020


Connestee Falls News

Scholarship Program Gets Underway The Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program is gearing up for its 2020 fundraising effort, as the various committees that handle the tournaments and other events prepare for the campaign.... — Updated 3/3/2020


Brevard Duplicate Bridge Club Sponsoring Column

The Transylvania Times is pleased to announce that the Brevard Duplicate Bridge Club will begin sponsoring a bridge column written by local resident Abe Pallas on the first and... — Updated 2/14/2020


More Veterans Wrapped In Quilts Of Valor – Brevard, NC

Eight area veterans received handmade quilts to honor their service in a ceremony at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas on Sept. 7. Quilts of Valor is a national organization whose members produce hand-made patchwork... — Updated 9/18/2019


Fun To Be Found At Mountain State Fair

The annual Mountain State Fair at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher ends its current run on Sunday. Fair goers can enjoy plenty of traditional fair rides, food, music, games... — Updated 9/11/2019


Mountain Song Festival Lights Up The Weekend

The annual Mountain Song Festival was held over the weekend at the Brevard Music Center and included Steep Canyon Rangers. The festival is a major fundraiser for the Cindy Platt... — Updated 9/9/2019


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Local Resident Served In Two Branches Of Military

How many veterans have served in two branches of the U.S. military? Residents can meet one on Aug. 22. Brevard's Mike DiRocco served in the U.S. Marines from 1954-1959 (sergeant)... — Updated 8/14/2019


Bill Hudson Epitomized The Silent Warrior

Bill Hudson grew up in Atlanta, Ga., in a loving home in the 1940-'50s in an all-American modest neighborhood. Little did he know he would be serving his country in isolation. In... — Updated 8/12/2019


Jupiter And Saturn Can Be Seen At Dusk

The Planets We have two planets easily visible in the early evening. Jupiter is the second brightest planet of all and, since Venus (the brightest) is lost in the glare of the sun... — Updated 8/5/2019


Eat Local Shop Local, Support Businesses And Neighbors

Eat Local Shop Local 2019 focused on keeping things local and charted a record number of 66 sponsors participating in the event. Eateries and shops throughout the county, including... — Updated 7/24/2019

 By John Lanier    Features

From International Law To Conducting: BMC's Ken Lam Offers Unique Perspective

Given the circuitous route he took to reach his current positions in the world of classical music, Ken Lam, the current resident conductor at the Brevard Music Center, has a rather... — Updated 7/24/2019


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