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Health Director Steve Smith Resigns; Going To Henderson County-Brevard NC

Steve Smith, director of the Transylvania County Department of Public Health, tendered his resignation on Monday and will be taking over as director of the health department for Henderson County beginning in May. More to follow in Thursday's...

 

Legal Notices for March. 31, 2014

ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY DSS 106 EAST MORGAN STREET BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA 28712 Notice is hereby given that; Transylvania County Department of Social Services (DSS) is soliciting qualification statements for... Full story

 

Prescribed Burns Planned in Mountains-Brevard NC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, and the U. S. Forest Service will conduct prescribed burns over the next two days on 3,300 acres in Burke, Haywood,...

 

'Friends Of Gorges' Receives Grant-Brevard NC

The Friends of Gorges State Park ("Friends of Gorges") has received an Every Day Capacity Building Grant in the amount of $5,000 from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. This grant will support the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 31, 2014

New Cell Tower Ordinance Talks Continue - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Planning Board continued working to refine the county’s new telecommunications tower ordinance during the second of three special meetings last Thursday afternoon. Last Thursday’s meeting was the first time the Planning...

 

Transylvania County Ranked 12th Healthiest - Brevard NC

Transylvania is the 12th “healthiest” out of North Carolina’s 100 counties, according to an annual health ranking. The ranking, which is based primarily on data from last year, is compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 31, 2014

Public, Planning Board Comment On Cell Tower Ordinance - Brevard NC

Following last Thursday’s special meeting of the county Planning Board (see story above) there was a period of public comment based on feedback from the meeting as well as board member comment. During public comment Arnold Cremer said he heard...

 

Elections Office Answers Primary Questions

How do you hold an election and not actually elect anyone? It’s a question that comes up each spring of even numbered years in Transylvania County, according to officials from the local Board of Elections. “Primaries are actually the nominating...

 

News of Organizations

AARP AARP Chapter 8 will meet Wednesday, April 9, at 10:15 a.m. in Room 17 at Opportunity House located at 1411 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville. A social period with refreshments is followed by a brief business meeting with guest speaker, Brenda...

 
 By John Lanier    News    March 31, 2014

Panel Discusses Importance Of Getting Grants - Brevard NC

With government budgets tight, nonprofit and governmental agencies that provide grant money are sought now more than ever. In an effort to connect those seeking funds with those providing grants, a regional partner resource panel discussed what they...

 

Ask Us Questions Answered-Brevard NC

(Editor’s Note: Stoney Blevins, director of the Transylvania County Department of Social Services (DSS), provided the following responses to three questions dealing with children in foster.) What is the procedure for telling a child or children the...

 

Slow Cooker Class

Sharing House clients attended a class in slow cooking at the Community Services Building. Sara Freeman of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service led them through the basics along with instruction on nutrition and stretching your dollar...

 

100 Years And Counting

Mary Walter celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends last week at Tore's Home in Brevard. Her family immigrated to the United States in the 1800s from Eastern Europe, coming...

 

Good Work Cub Scouts

During a recent Den meeting of Boy Scout Unit 703, Cub Scouts received various badges they had achieved, including advancement. (Above) Cub Scout leader Bud Holland is pictured in the back row with...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    March 31, 2014

Eggs Pleasant On The Eye, But Not Edible – Brevard NC

Those interested in holiday decorations will delight in the panoramic eggs made by Holly Harrison. The festive, inedible eggs are purely decorative, and change depending on the season. For the...

 

Cub Scouts 'Cross Over' To Be Boy Scouts – Brevard NC

(Above) Members of the Weblos 2 recently took part in their "Crossing Over Ceremony" to become Boy Scouts in Pack 703: (front row, left to right) Liam Zink, Satchel Malo, Frank Parsons; (back row,...

 

Volunteers Spruce Up Downtown Brevard – Brevard NC

Jimmy Perkins addresses the large group of volunteers that turned out for the first bi-annual Heart of Brevard Cleanup Day. Perkins co-chairs the committee which coordinated the event with Katy...

 

Hessie Chapman

Hessie Chapman, 90, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord Friday, March 28, 2014, at The Oaks of Brevard. She was born June 15, 1923 in Transylvania County to the late George Washington and Tilda Morgan Chappell. In addition to her parents, her... Full story

 

John Earl Benson

John E. Benson passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Cebu City, Philippines, where he had retired and lived for the past 10 years. He is predeceased by his parents, William Ralph and Julia Johnson Benson; his second wife, Janis; a daughter, Laura... Full story

 

Robert Eugene McClure

Robert Eugene McClure, 72, of Medicine Lodge, Kan., formerly of Transylvania County, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Pratt Regional Medical Center, in Pratt, Kan. Born May 8, 1941, in Hutchinson,... Full story

 

James Harold Roper

James Harold Roper, 75, of Cedar Mountain, passed away March 29, 2014, after an extended illness. The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Moody Connolly Funeral Home....

 

Composting Can Be Simple

Why compost? Remember your grandmother’s saying, “Haste Makes Waste?” Don’t be so quick to throw coffee grounds, tea bags and those peelings from vegetables and fruits down the kitchen sink disposal or in the trash. Give them a second life by...

 

Construction On Sutton Knob Project Begins – Brevard NC

Construction on a series of roads, hiking trails and mountain bike trails at Sutton Knob is currently underway with a scheduled grand opening of the first phase of the development set for early...

 

Grateful Zen Moves To Brevard Health And Racquet Club – Brevard NC

Massage and skincare by Grateful Zen is now offered at Brevard Health and Racquet Club. Grateful Zen is the massage therapy and esthetics practice of Rebecca Baumann. Baumann started her career as a massage therapist in Park City, Utah during the...

 

Lynn Hallimore Joins Sandra Purcell & Associates, Inc. – Brevard NC

Sandra Purcell & Associates, Realtors has announced the addition of Lynn Hallimore as broker associate. Hallimore began in real estate while in California in a market characterized by California's...

 

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