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Gingerbread House Competition Winners Announced

The 29th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition returned in person at The Omni Grove Park Inn after a virtual 2020, making this the first time in two years gingerbread artist... — Updated 12/1/2021


Grandparent-Led Family Listening Sessions Set

More grandparents are raising their grandkids in Transylvania County and nationwide. Transylvania County already had many grandparent-led families before the COVID-19 pandemic, but their numbers have increased substantially since... — Updated 12/1/2021


Ken Fry – Promotions To Retirement And Beyond

Editor's note: The following is another part of the series telling the story of Lt. Kenneth Fry, a World War II B-24 pilot. His son, Transylvania County resident Douglas Fry,... — Updated 12/1/2021


Transylvania SCORE Will Host Dec. 8 Workshop On Homeowner Associations

Transylvania County SCORE will host an in-person workshop on homeowner associations (HOA) from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the library’s Rogow Room The workshop is open to homeowners, property managers, realtors attorneys... — Updated 12/1/2021

 By Fran Johnson    Lifestyles 

Cathey's Creek News

In The Bible Mission In the Bible Mission meets every Sunday morning at the Cathey’s Creek Community Center. Sing-ing praises to the Lord and a preaching service with the Rev. Pete Lee starts at 11 a.m. Visitors are always... — Updated 12/1/2021


Cedar Mountain News

McGaha Chapel Sing-Along The McGaha Chapel Christmas Sing-along will be held at the Cedar Mountain Community Center at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5. We will sing carols, both sacred and secular, for 45 minutes. Everyone is invited to... — Updated 12/1/2021


Balsam Grove News

Community Club Meeting The Community Club will have its meeting Monday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Balsam Grove Community Center. David Whitmire, co-owner of Headwaters Outfitters and chairman of the Fish and Conservation Council,... — Updated 12/1/2021

 By Joni Pavlik    Lifestyles 

Little River News

Celebrate The Holiday Celebrate the holiday season by joining us in Little River on Saturday, Dec. 11, as we bring back the Little River Community Christmas Parade. Many, many holiday seasons past, Little River Community had a... — Updated 12/1/2021


Salley Stepp's Leadership Of SAFE Marks 20 Years

On Dec. 3 Salley Stepp will celebrate her 20th anniversary as executive director of SAFE, Inc., of Transylvania County. During that time, she has lead SAFE in making major changes... — Updated 12/1/2021


'Christmas In The Park' Returns Dec. 11

Christmas In The Park returns for the 2021 holiday season from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11. The festival will take place at the Transylvania County Activity Center Park and Recreation Center located behind Pisgah Forest... — Updated 11/29/2021


Two Local Mountain Bog Properties Protected

To create an expansive wildlife refuge out of small and isolated mountain bogs, it takes some patchwork and some mending. Once, there would have been about 5,000 acres of Southern... — Updated 11/29/2021


Blue Zones Project Five New Participating Organizations Approved

Blue Zones Project involves a critical mass of people and organizations to accomplish inspiring changes, according to a news release. One of the goals for those aiming to become... — Updated 11/29/2021


Glancing Back

The following briefs are from the Thursday, Dec. 2, 1971, edition of The Transylvania Times. •The big parade in Brevard Wednesday afternoon signaled the opening of the 1971 Christmas shopping season here, and a large crowd was on... — Updated 11/29/2021


Community Foundation Of WNC Approves Grants

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently approved grants totaling $1,466,330 to nonprofits across the region. The awards were made in CFWNC’s Early Childhood Development, Food and Farming, Human Services and Na... — Updated 11/24/2021


Cedar Mountain News

McGaha Caroling by Patty Stahl The McGaha Chapel Christmas Sing-along will be held at the Cedar Mountain Community Center on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2:30 p.m. The community center was... — Updated 11/24/2021


Lake Toxaway News

Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the Lake Toxaway Community. As we gather this time of year it is important to remember those in our community who may be shut in... — Updated 11/24/2021


Cathey's Creek News

In The Bible Mission In the Bible Mission meets every Sunday morning at the Cathey’s Creek Community Center, starting at 11 a.m. singing songs of praise and preaching with Rev. Pete Lee. This past Sunday morning they had a guest... — Updated 11/24/2021


Picturing The Past Ayers Store – A Downtown Brevard Treasure

Ayers Store was a treasured locale on Main Street for 52 years. Opened by J.I. "Ikey" Ayers and wife, Ednamae, in 1936, it started in a space half the size and then later expanded... — Updated 11/24/2021


Lots Of Christmas Cheer And Activities Planned

Come sing Christmas Carols at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Cedar Moun-tain Community Center. Refreshments will follow the singing. This is the Carol Sing that has... — Updated 11/24/2021


FIND Outdoors Hosting 'GivingTuesday' Event

FIND Outdoors welcomes a very special “GivingTuesday” celebration at the Pisgah Visitor Center/Ranger Station on Tuesday, according to a news release. “It’s so important for nonprofits to support each other and the... — Updated 11/24/2021


Blood Drive Planned For Monday At Sacred Heart

The Knights of Columbus and the Red Cross are looking forward to hosting another blood drive on Monday, Nov. 29, in Sacred Heart Church’s Fellowship Hall. The hours are from noon to 5 p.m. This will be the last blood drive of... — Updated 11/24/2021


Balsam Grove News

To Our Readers We hope that all of our readers will have a nice Thanksgiving with their families and will also be safe if they haven't gotten their shots yet. Be sure to be safe... — Updated 11/24/2021


Rosenwald News

Summer is over. Fall is here, and while the Rosenwald News column has been missing in action for a few months, we did not fall off the face of the earth. Perhaps the most excit-ing... — Updated 11/24/2021


Quebec News

Thanksgiving Thanksgiving week is a great start to the holiday season. In my family we label it as the start of “The Eating Season.” It is a great time to be with family and share memories. More families feel free to get... — Updated 11/24/2021


Chamber Giveaway Contest Begins Nov. 29

Thirty businesses in Transylvania County have come together to promote local shopping through the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce’s annual Shop Local Holiday Giveaway, being offered in conjunction with the... — Updated 11/22/2021


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