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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


Black Balsam

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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


From County Shelter: More Pets Are Available For Adoption – Transylvania County, NC

These pets and many others are available for adoption from Transylvania County Animal Services. The shelter, which is located at 1124 Old Rosman Highway, is open from 10 a.m. until... — Updated 7/24/2019


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


Natural Waterslide Wows On Every Descent

Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest provides fun, and refreshing temperatures in the dog days of summer. People come from all over the take the plunge.... — Updated 7/22/2019


Picturing The Past: Job Corps Program Helped Build The County – Transylvania County, NC

In the early 1960s, unemployment of young people in the U.S. was twice that of older adults. In response, the Kennedy Administration designed a program, known as Job Corps, offering... — Updated 7/22/2019


Glancing Back: Gillespie Lands Trout Weighing 5 Pounds – Transylvania County, NC

The following briefs are from Thursday, July 24, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Sandy Griffin of Brevard won the 10 lay “Powder-Puff” race, leading all the way in Roland Owen’s No. 54. Henrietta Owen placed second... — Updated 7/22/2019


Picturing the Past: Rosman Tracking Station Supports Apollo Mission

This week's Picturing the Past article is from a July 24, 1969, Transylvania Times story titled, "Rosman Tracking Station Supports The Apollo XI In Indirect, Important Way."... — Updated 7/18/2019


Connestee Art League Raises Funds For Children And The Arts At Art In The Park

The 15th annual "Art in the Park," featuring more than 20 local artists, was held on Saturday, July 6. The event, sponsored by the Connestee Art League of Brevard, raises funds for... — Updated 7/16/2019


Working Together Is Success!

It was the ingenious inventor of the first automobile, Henry Ford, who coined the phrase “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success... — Updated 7/15/2019


Three Robbers Arrested After Wild Car Chase

The following briefs are from Thursday, July 17, 1969 edition of The Transylvania Times. Spectacular electrical storms, accompanied by high winds, expended their wrath upon several sections of Brevard and Transylvania County last T... — Updated 7/15/2019


Chicken Wire And Dresses – Brevard, NC

On Saturday evening, July 6, three Brevard residents participated in the 8th annual Costume Drama, Asheville Community Theater’s fundraising fashion show featuring 20 select... — Updated 7/11/2019


Contestants Get Their Fill Of Hot Dogs-Brevard, NC

The crowd gathered outside Rocky's Grille in downtown Brevard on July 4 for the annual hot dog eating contest. People tried to look away as defending champ Jed Donahue ate 15... — Updated 7/8/2019

 By Dave Bradley    Features

Gladys Taylor: Historical Society A Labor Of Love-Transylvania County, NC

Every organization needs volunteers who roll up their sleeves and work, often anonymously, in the background and away from the limelight. The Transylvania Historical Society found... — Updated 7/8/2019


The Little River Novelty Band Of The 1980s Performed Music 'Just For The Fun Of It'

The Little River Novelty Band was organized in June 1980 “just for the fun of it.” They provided free entertainment at community centers and for charitable institutions and club... — Updated 7/8/2019


Local Residents Score Big At National Senior Games

Recently, several Transylvania County residents traveled to Albuquerque, N.M., to participate in the 2019 National Senior Games. The competition was rigorous, but Transylvania... — Updated 7/3/2019


Many Go Bald Saturday For A Great Cause

Holmes Desmelik, a cancer survivor, helped to shave the head of Charisma Arbogast and a few others on Saturday during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event at the... — Updated 7/1/2019


Local United Way Wins Wells Fargo Grant

Wells Fargo approved a grant of $6,500 to United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) in support of the Families & Money Collaborative Program. The grant was awarded in recognition of... — Updated 7/1/2019

 By Janet Lute    Features

Master Gardener: How To Grow Fresh Air

The public often tends to associate air pollution with outside environments but the inside of homes or offices may have poor air quality, too. If ventilation is not adequate,... — Updated 7/1/2019


Mountain Skies: Moon And Two Planets Appear Before July 4 Fireworks

The Planets Mercury and Mars are quickly disappearing from the evening sky along with Venus in the predawn sky. As the earth continues to pull away from Mars, that brilliant red... — Updated 7/1/2019


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