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'Gentle Journey Into Mindfulness' To Be Held – Brevard NC

Saturday, May 7, Rev. Dr. Paula Gable, minister to the Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County (UUTC), will facilitate a one-day workshop, "A Gentle Journey into Mindfulness," from 9 a.m.-4...

 

Legal Notices for May 5, 2016

NOTICE OF JUNE 7, 2016 CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA Notice is hereby given pursuant to GS 163-33(8) that a congressional primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Transylvania County, North Carolina to... Full story

 

Teaching Is A Challenge

Sixty years ago when a public school teacher entered the classroom, she probably had a class of all one race that spoke English. The classroom itself consisted of a teacher’s desk, student’s desks, cabinets for storage, books, a bulletin board, a...

 

Renewal

It seems that bad news abounds these days: presidential candidates, none of whom seem feel-good choices, gun sales skyrocketing, terrorists attacks and the list goes on. In the turmoil of all that, we need a renewal of faith now and then. Once again...

 

Donna Friel Bird

Donna Friel Bird, 69, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016. She was the daughter of the late William and Estelle Huff Friel. She dedicated 42 years of her life as a nurse in Jacksonville, Fla. at Riverside and Jacksonville Baptist hospitals, t...

 

Mary Ann Wright Craven

Mary Ann Wright Craven, 77, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at The Oaks of Brevard. A native of Randolph County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late William Jerry and Delena Stout Wright. She is survived by her husband of 56 years,...

 

Valerie Jones Harper Gravely

Valerie Jones Harper Gravely, 69, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died Saturday at her home after a brief illness. The daughter of the late Claude and Patricia Jones, she was a former resident of Transylvania County and Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. Surviving are...

 

Edward "Ed" Anthony Dzierzynski

Edward "Ed" Anthony Dzierzynski, 91, of Brevard, died May 3, 2016, at the Charles George Veteran's Hospice Care Center in Asheville. Born Aug. 3, 1924, in Branford, Conn., he was the fourth of four...

 

Deborah Caskey Kinsey

Deborah Caskey Kinsey, 59, of Brevard, passed away April 29, 2016, at the Brian Center. She is survived by her husband, Larry Kinsey, and one son. She was a member of Pentecostal Lighthouse Church and loved to go fishing with her husband. Memorial...

 

Evonne Mariah McCall Reese

Evonne Mariah McCall Reese, 86, of West Pelzer, S.C., wife of James Blyth Reese, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Born in Rosman, she was a daughter of the late Mack Tillman and Ola Anders McCall. She was retired from Proctor & Gamble and a member...

 

Gary D. Sitton

Gary D. Sitton, a lifelong outdoorsman, died unexpectedly April 29, 2016, at the age of 61, while at home. He is survived by his sisters, Noranda Buchanan (James) and Sharon Walker (Jim); his wife, Marion Sitton; son, David Sitton (Cami) and one...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    May 5, 2016

City: Brevard Place Moving Forward - Brevard

A development on the Asheville Highway in Brevard is moving forward, despite a stall in construction, a violation of city ordinances and the loss of Dunkin’ Donuts as a tenant. Sharon Thurner, developer of Brevard Place, which already includes the...

 
 By John Lanier    News    May 5, 2016

School Board Approves 2017 Budget Requests

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved local budget requests for both current operations and capital needs for fiscal 2017 at their meeting Monday night. The school board has requested the county commissioners...

 
 News    May 5, 2016

Community Embraces Hope - Brevard NC

Last Saturday, more than 500 runners and walkers, plus 100 volunteers from the local community, took part in the Hunter Subaru Legacy Run, raising more than $50,000. The event, which had the largest...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 5, 2016

County Amphibians Facing Challenges - Brevard NC

“Fifty percent of the earth should be in conservation to save 90 percent of the species,” said Kendrick Weeks, quoting biologist E.O. Wilson. Weeks, a wildlife biologist for the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission, gave a presentation recently...

 
 News    May 5, 2016

Oskar Blues Now Available In 50 States - Brevard NC

Oskar Blues Brewery has announced the addition of distributing to Montana, making its products now available in all 50 states. Oskar Blues will partner with Summit Beverage Company in the Missoula and Butte markets and Bronken’s Distributing in...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    May 5, 2016

Some Concerned By Sheriff's Office Lobby Changes - Brevard NC

A recent policy change at the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office has raised concerns with domestic violence victim advocates. The sheriff’s office recently made changes to its staffing in its lobby area. There will no longer be anyone...

 

Boy Scout Troop 701 To Host Centennial Celebration - Brevard NC

Boy Scout Troop 701 is the oldest Troop in western North Carolina and was originally chartered in 1916 in Transylvania County. A Centennial Celebration will be held Saturday, May 14, from 5 until 8 p.m. The celebration will include live music, a...

 
 Arts    May 5, 2016

Farmers' Market To Cater To Mothers Saturday – Brevard NC

It's all about the mothers at this Saturday's Transylvania Farmers' Market. Bring your mom to enjoy free massages, drawings and giveaways, hot breakfast, and live music. The market is open from 8...

 
 Arts    May 5, 2016

Henry River Honey, And Todd Cecil And Back South To Perform – Brevard NC

Henry River Honey will perform Friday, May 6, at 8 p.m. at 185 King Street in Brevard. Shealee Cousino and Tracy Horton met at an open mic night in a bar in 2013. The two heard each other perform...

 
 Arts    May 5, 2016

Brevard High School To Present 'Bye Bye Birdie' – Brevard NC

Brevard High School will present “Bye Bye Birdie” as its spring musical production Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Advance tickets are $15 for reserved adult seating, $12 for reserved student seating...

 

Taste Of Transylvania Benefits School System

Tasty Time Pisgah Forest Elementary students perform Tuesday evening during the Fifth Annual Taste of Transylvania, which raises money for the school system. Many local eateries and others were on...

 

Transylvania Gardeners Annual Plant Sale A Success – Brevard NC

Local gardeners turned out early Saturday morning for the annual plant sale held in the county tax office parking lot. Members of county garden clubs offered plants from their own gardens, including...

 

Mowing Has Begun At Davidson River Cemetery – Pisgah Forest NC

The Davidson River Cemetery Board of Directors reminds the public with loved ones buried at the cemetery that the mowing season has begun. Be sure to remove all decorative items, such as wreaths, so that yard maintenance can be accomplished. All...

 

Benefit For Crane Planned

A benefit for Tony "Slick" Crane will be held Saturday, May 7, from 4-8 p.m. at the Dunn's Rock Masonic Lodge 174 E. Main St. in Brevard. There will be barbecue plates, raffles and music by Cody...

 

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