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Black History Month Plays Important Role

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the...

 

Sidney Outlaw Lifts His Head And Sings

Editor's note: Transylvania County native Sidney Outlaw has been making a name for himself the last few years in the opera world. The following article appeared in San Francisco Classical Voice...

 

Display Spotlights Local Black History

Written for The Times By Jane Worth As part of Black History Month, the Transylvania County Improvement Organization (TCIO) is presenting a display at the Transylvania County Library. The display is o...

 

Gene Baker Brings Local History To Light

Gene Baker of Brevard has a deep appreciation for history, and he comes by it naturally. Baker is a descendant of the Gillespie family, which is associated with the Gillespie rifles that were...

 

Students Grow Greens, Bring In Greenbacks

The Rosman High School agriculture department has been growing annual flowers and vegetable plants in the greenhouse for several years, and last fall decided to venture into the fresh greens...

 

Local K-9 Unit Shows Off Its Teeth

Man's best friend can be a criminal's worst enemy as members of Transylvania County's K-9 unit demonstrated on Saturday. Kevin Holden and A.J. Sizemore, two K-9 officers with the Transylvania County S...

 

Student Witnesses Katrina's Legacy

Five years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed vast areas in and around New Orleans, much of the city remains in ruins. Many observers say it will take many more years to clean up and revitalize the...

 

Local Farm Named State's Top Conservationist

Everett Farms Natural Beef, located in Pisgah Forest and owned by George and Carrie Lenze, was recently named the 2011 State Conservation Farm. James Ferguson, past president of the N.C. Association...

 

Jessica Was County's First Baby In 2011

Despite being born premature and having some medical problems after birth, Jessica Dakota Grace Fisher, the first baby born in Transylvania County this year, is doing just fine. At 3:32 p.m. on Jan. 3...

 

Band Members Recall Rose Bowl Parade

When Hannah Austin, Maria Henderson and Tyler Meachum graduated from Brevard High School they never imagined their college careers would mean performing in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Austin, 20,...

 

Students Moved By Capital Trip

Emotional, memorable and eye opening were a few of the words several Rosman High School students used about their trip to Washington, D.C. This past November, a group of 10 honors and AP English...

 

Church Helps Children Play Santa

St. Phillip's Episcopal Church in Brevard assisted Santa Claus last week by letting some local children pick out gifts for special adults in their lives. The church saw its year-long hard work and...

 

Open House Planned For Silvermont Make T

An open house at the Silvermont mansion on New Year's Day, 2011, will celebrate the opening of the second floor house museum and the beginning of Transylvania County's Sesquicentennial Year. The...

 

Club Member Wins National Photo Prize

Bianca Wilkes, 16, a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County since she was 7, has been named a winner in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's ImageMakers National Photography Contest....

 

Doctor Retiring But Won't Stop Healing

By Rodney Foushee Over the past 12 years, thousands of people in Transylvania County have been able to breathe better, hear better and feel better, thanks to Dr. Fred Bahnson. A board certified...

 

Christmas Child Spreads The Love Again

Retirees, elementary school children, teenagers and parents joined forces on Saturday at Pisgah Forest Baptist Church to make sure young children in disadvantaged countries around the world enjoy a...

 

Students Brighten Library Sidewalk

The first sidewalk drawing contest for local high school students was held Saturday at the Transylvania County Library. Students from Brevard and Rosman high schools took part. The judges were Tammy...

 

New Books Tell Stories Close To Home

There's something almost magical about richly illustrated children's books, with their simple, warmhearted stories that become treasures worth passing along from generation to generation. Many an...

 

Allison Reunion Draws Young And Old

Despite difficult economic times, members of the Allison-Allanson family still made time to get together from far flung locations for food and fellowship. This past weekend the 14th National Allison...

 

Part Of DuPont Forest Could Become A Park

It's been nearly 10 years since the 10,400-acre DuPont State Forest opened to the public with its scenic waterfalls and hiking trails. The former site of a DuPont x-ray film plant and privately owned...

 

Community Gets Together For Annual Dinner

The dinner raises scholarships for local students, typically to Rosman High and Brevard High students who plan to pursue further education in agriculture. The dinner wouldn't be possible without the...

 

Community Gets Together For Annual Dinner

The annual Transylvania County Cattlemen's Association Dinner last Saturday was about many things: community getting together, eating good food, volunteering and raising money for a good cause....

 

Greystone Inn Marks 25 Years Of Hospitality

The Greystone Inn, located on the shore of Lake Toxaway, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Since it opened in 1985, the inn has become one of the premier small resorts in the Southeast,...

 

Event Featured Tasty Transylvania Treats

Fifteen local restaurants and caterers participated in the Sept. 14 Taste of Transylvania held at the Brevard Music Center and sponsored by Communities In Schools of Transylvania County. "The chance...

 

Couple Build Little Chapel Beside Home

Lots of people consider Transylvania County to be an especially spiritual place, with beautiful mountains, fast moving streams, waterfalls, and churches on many peaceful country roads that help...

 

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