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Businesses Help United Way With Eat Local Shop Local - Brevard, NC

Eat Local Shop Local is United Way of Transylvania County's annual fundraiser focusing on keeping things local. At this point, 34 restaurants, retailers and other businesses have signed on to take...

 

Gaia Herbs Certified As Living Wage Employer - Brevard, NC

Gaia Herbs, North America's leading herbal brand, is now a living wage employer, as certified by the Living Wage Coalition of Transylvania County (LWCTC). "At Gaia, our people are our strength, and...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    May 11, 2017

AAUW Honors Williams, Arnaudin - Brevard, NC

Jennifer Williams and Mary Arnaudin, co-creators of the T.I.M.E. 4 Real Science program, were presented the American Association of Women (AAUW) Brevard branch's annual "Women Who Make a Difference" a...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 11, 2017

County Manager Proposes $51.2 Million Budget - Brevard, NC

No tax increase is called for in Transylvania County Manger Jaime Laughter’s proposed budget for the 2017/18 fiscal year. Laughter presented her roughly $51.2 million budget Tuesday to Transylvania County commissioners during their regular...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 11, 2017

Land Trust Seeks To Increase Workforce Housing - Brevard, NC

The Community Land Trust wants the county to develop a plan to increase workforce housing in Transylvania County over the next 10 years. During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, Claudia Hawkins, chair of the Community Land Trust,...

 

Danberry's, Forlorn Strangers To Play

The Danberry’s take the stage at 185 King St. on Thursday at 8 p.m. At the heart of The Danberrys is the Tennessee-born couple of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel – a truly unique pair of artists hailing from East Nashville, Tennessee. Drawing...

 

Novak To Present 'Seeking Storyland' At Library

The Transylvania County Library’s Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in May with acclaimed storyteller David Novak presenting “Seeking Storyland” on Tuesday, May 16. The program begins at noon in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 11, 2017

County Approves Lease For Military Museum - Brevard, NC

A majority of Transylvania commissioners Tuesday voted to allow the WNC Military History Museum to lease the former county administration building beside the courthouse for a year. The lease agreement is still to be worked out. In March, museum...

 

Shepherd To Present Writing/Publishing Workshop

Megan Shepherd, author of "The Madman's Daughter," a New York Times best-seller, will present a workshop, Young at Heart: Writing and Publishing Young Adult Fiction, from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday,...

 

Wylder Tyler Mullen

Cassi and Tyler Mullen, of Brevard, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Wylder Tyler Mullen, born April 26, 2017, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces...

 

Leatherwood Named BRCC President - Brevard, NC

The Board of Trustees for Blue Ridge Community College have formally selected Dr. Laura Leatherwood, currently the vice president of Student Services with Haywood Community College in Clyde, N.C. to...

 

Gillespies Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Lester and Shirley Gillespie, of Rosman, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, May 11, 2017. They were married May 11, 1967 in Pickens, S.C. They have two children and one...

 

American Legion Post 88 To Sponsor Memorial Day Parade - Brevard, NC

The American Legion Post 88 has announced its continuing sponsorship of the annual Memorial Day Parade and Day of Remembrance ceremony on Saturday, May 27, at 9 a.m. American Legion Post 88 welcomes any and all veterans, military members, families,...

 

DAR Members Sport Fancy Hats For Event

Members of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held their annual meeting in the Alumni House at the Brevard Music Center. As part of the enjoyable evening, the...

 

Farmers' Market To Host Mother's Day Celebration

It's all about the mothers this Saturday, May 13, as the Transylvania Farmers' Market will host a Mother's Day Celebration. Bring your mom to enjoy free massages, drawings and giveaways, breakfast,...

 

Time To Take A Stand

Sunday is Mother’s Day, the day when most children give their mothers flowers or make breakfast or take them out to dinner. It’s a day when family members, to show their appreciation, deservedly give mothers a break from all of life’s daily...

 

The Liberal Campus And Free Speech

Dr. Henry Steele Commager (1902-1998) was one of America’s most honored historians and the most prolific liberal intellectual writer of his age. Forty years ago, Meriam and I took the QEII Liner to Europe for our annual vacation. By a great stroke...

 

Fair And Balanced

I now want to repeat the mantra of Fox News and be fair and balanced in criticizing both the Democrats and the Republicans. First of all, just about everyone agrees that Obamacare has some major problems that need fixing. Those problems have existed...

 

The Trumpcare Scam

President Donald Trump promised medical insurance for “everybody” that would cover pre-existing conditions, have lower deductibles and premiums than Obama Care, and would not cut Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare. In all, “a pretty picture...

 

Bethany Chappell To Graduate May 12

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Chappell announce the graduation of their daughter, Bethany Allison Chappell, from Burnt Mountain Home School, on Friday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitewater Baptist Church. Be...

 

Reginald Marshall Tomlin

Reginald Marshall Tomlin passed away May 7, 2017. Born Dec. 17, 1929, in Macon, Ga., he retired to Brevard in 1999 after spending many years in San Antonio, Texas and St. Simons Island, Ga. He is...

 

Leona M. Rhodes Dowell

Leona M. Rhodes Dowell, beloved mother and grandmother, departed this life Thursday, May 4, 2017. She was born May 26, 1921, in Fannin County, Ga. to the late Burley C. and Lillie Beaver McConnell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...

 

VISION Alumni And Current Members To Meet - Brevard, NC

On Thursday, May 25, the VISION alumni group will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 in the DFR room to explore opportunities for community engagement. More specifically, the group will engage with leaders from Davidson River School and Rosman Elementary School...

 

Raymond "Shine" Howell

Raymond “Shine” Howell, 67, of Brevard, passed away May 1, 2017, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, with the viewing from 1-2 p.m., at Bethel “A” Baptist Church in Brevard....

 

Pearl Perry Arnold

Pearl Perry Arnold, 80, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017. A native of Chowan County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Alphus Lloyd and Ethel Smith Perry. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother,...

 

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