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SylvanSport Continues International Expansion

SylvanSport has been expanding the reach of their award-winning GO camping trailer and revolutionary GO Easy gear hauler throughout North America. Based on the idea of lightweight versatility, with...

 

Picturing The Past: Brevard Businesses Were Quite Varied

For the past several weeks Picturing the Past has been featuring photographs from inside Bre-vard's businesses. Drug stores, restaurants, barber and beauty shops, department stores, furniture stores...

 

The Date Of Easter Is Based On Vernal Equinox

Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Resear-ch Institute point out that at 6:29 a.m. EDT on Monday, March 20, the sun, in its annual path around the sky, crosses the celestial equator on its way north for the spring. Of course, we realize it is not...

 

Sabra Freeman Is Named 'Youth Of The Year' - Brevard, NC

It would be hard to find a more enthusiastic member of the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club than 16-year-old Sabra Freeman. She laughs and grins and waves her arms when she talks about the kids and...

 

The Oaks Hosting Easter Egg Hunt

The Oaks of Brevard is hosting an Easter egg hunt this upcoming Saturday, April 15, at 2 p.m. The egg hunts on Saturday will be for children ages 1-4 and 5-8. The Oaks is in need of donations of plastic eggs and small individually wrapped candy. If...

 

More Questions Than Answers

The American bombing of the Syrian air base at al-Shayrat from which planes carrying chemical agents were launched last week raises more questions than answers. The missile attack showed President Trump to be decisive. He saw an atrocity – in...

 

Do Not Cut NOAA Funds

Our National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been threatened with a $513 million drop to the nation’s weather satellite division, a 22 per cent budget cut. These particular satellites produce 90 per cent of the data that inform...

 

Elected Representatives MIA

It appears that our elected representatives are missing in action. Neither our elected representatives to Raleigh nor Washington appear to have any interest in hearing from constituents. Often phone calls to their offices will not go through. They...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 10, 2017

Report: Schools Doing Good Job Amidst Challenges - Brevard, NC

Transylvania County schools are doing a good job of educating students, but financial and capital needs challenges face the school system, according to AdvancED, a nonprofit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of schools and school s...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 10, 2017

Lightning Strikes Two Homes, Fire Guts One Of Them

Local firefighters were busy this past Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Brevard Fire Department (BFD) was finishing up at a call at a residence at 211 Neely Road when another fire call at a residence came in at roughly 12:30 a.m., Thursday, on t...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 10, 2017

Jobless Numbers Dip - Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in February was 5 percent, down from 5.7 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for...

 

Pine Tree Falls On Apartments

About 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, a pine tree fell on an apartment complex on Whitmire Road in Brevard, causing damage to the roof but no injuries, according to Adam Hughey, with the Brevard Fire...

 

Rescue Squad Receives Back Its Nonprofit Status

The Transylvania County Rescue Squad has announced the reinstatement of its Federal Tax ID number, which means it is once again recognized as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has approved that this...

 

Cycling Saturday - Brevard, NC

The Assault on the Carolinas was in full flight Saturday, with roughly 1,000 cyclists taking part. See Monday's print edition for the gallery of photos from the event....

 

Legal Notices For April 10, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File No: 17-E-90 EXECUTOR’S – ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Adam Milton Chambers of Transylvania... Full story

 

Firefighters Tackle 5-Acre Brush Fire-Brevard NC

Local firefighters tackled a 5-acre brush fire Monday on Bud Siniard Road in Brevard. The Brevard Fire Department and the N.C. Forest Service were dispatched to a smoke investigation in the area of the Deerlake Village community at 3:37pm....

 

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