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Project Empathy

Project Empathy, in collaboration with The Transylvania Times, seeks readers' input on ways to improve how we all get along as neighbors. Every Monday, starting Sept. 7, through... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Lookout Once Played A Vital Role In Protecting Surrounding Forests

Fire towers once dotted much of North Carolina's landscape. Strategically located, these towers and the men and women who staffed them were the front line of defense in the... — Updated 9/28/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Features

Clint Roberts Releases Debut Single 'Nero's Waltz'

"Welcome to paradise, take off your coat/Well find yourself seated and enjoy the show." With those opening lyrics, Brevard native Clint Roberts introduces fans to the newest... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Project Empathy

Project Empathy, in collaboration with The Transylvania Times, seeks readers’ input on ways to improve how we all get along as neighbors. Every Monday, starting Sept. 7, through... — Updated 9/21/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    Features

Wildlife Rehabber Retires After Lifetime Of Caring

Jeanette Schmitt’s neighbors are going to miss her dearly now that she’s moved to Asheville in her retirement – her bird neighbors that is. Schmitt recently retired from her 4... — Updated 9/21/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    Features

Community Joins Effort To Combat Childhood Cancer – Transylvania County, NC

Barbary Ritchey knew she was destined to work with the St. Baldrick's Foundation of Transylvania County. When her 12-year-old daughter, Becky, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic... — Updated 9/18/2020

 

A Day Trip To Balsam Lake In Jackson County

The drive to Balsam Lake is about 45 minutes from Brevard.... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Project Empathy

Project Empathy, in collaboration with The Transylvania Times, seeks readers’ input on ways to improve how we all get along as neighbors. Every Monday, starting Sept. 7, through... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

Blue Ridge Gets Semester Off To Good Start

Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) welcomed students for the fall 2020 semester on Monday, Aug. 31, with enhanced support and educational options to keep students on track. "The... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Project Empathy: Time To Listen

Project Empathy, in collaboration with The Transylvania Times, seeks readers’ input on ways to improve how we all get along as neighbors. Every Monday, starting Sept. 7, through the end of October, The Transylvania Times will... — Updated 9/7/2020

 

Scientists Tracking The Elusive Hellbender – Transylvania County, NC

Last Thursday was a busy day at Looking Glass Falls. Some people were on vacation, and some were working. (Times Photos by Park Baker)... — Updated 9/7/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Features

Camping During COVID – A Voyage To Big Ridge State Park

Located just over two-and-a-half hours northwest of Transylvania County, about 30 minutes north of Knoxville, Tenn., Big Ridge State Park lies on 3,700 acres of pristine Tennessee f... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    Features

Special Parade Provides Encouragement, Fun – Brevard, NC

Families of residents at the College Walk Retirement Community gathered on Friday morning to form a parade of encouragement and well wishes to their loved ones. "Before the summer... — Updated 8/31/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    Features

Work Returns River Section To Natural Habitat

A popular section of the Davidson River is now enhanced thanks to work from the Pisgah and Rocky River chapters of Trout Unlimited, along with the U.S. Forest Service and the North... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 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

 

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

 

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