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Outdoor Destination: White Owl Falls

This week's outdoor destination is White Owl Falls on the Thompson River. The Thompson River empties out of Nantahala National Forest before dropping into Lake Joccassee in South Carolina, and White...

 

Adult Summer Reading Week Will Begin June 1

Discover Hidden Treasures at your library through the Adult Summer Reading program at Transylvania County Library! Simply come by the Circulation Desk to register beginning Thursday, June 1. Then read or listen to 5 TCL books or participate in 10...

 

BLT To Host 'Rainmaker' Auditions

Brevard Little Theatres auditions for “Rainmaker” by Richard Nash will held Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, at 2 p.m. at 55 E. Jordan St. Production dates are Aug. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27. “Rainmaker” is an American romantic comedy set...

 

Annual Summer Sing-a-long Scheduled For June 4

The Annual Summer Sing-a-long is back at the McGaha Chapel on Sunday, June 4, at 2:30 p.m. The Transylvania County Historical Society and the Cedar Mountain Community invite everyone to step back to a simpler time, a time when folks gathered on...

 

New At The Library: Learn Astrophysics In Just A Few Minutes A Day

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Honeyman, Gail. “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.” Eleanor is a loner who lacks social skills even after a glass of the vodka she loves so much. Raymond, a rather u...

 

Ask Us: Mountain Bike Races

Why does the forest service allow mountain bike races on days like a recent Sunday when we got 3 inches of rain? How much money does a race promoter “give back?” Does the Forest Service make the race promoters have rain route alternatives? There...

 

Bike Trail Report For The Week Of May 29, 2017

Bike Trail Report For The Week Of May 29, 2017 Sponsored by Sycamore Cycles •Conditions are dry in both DuPont and Pisgah. Weekend storm may have brought down trees not listed in this report. Be careful out there. •Backcountry Horsemen reported...

 

Fostering Families Raise Hope And Foster Dreams

Almost 50 children from Transylvania County have been removed from their homes to protect them from abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, there are not enough foster care homes within the county to care...

 

Picturing The Past: Taxi Cabs Offered Sightseeing Tours

An article in the June 11, 1920 Brevard News annou-nced, "The Brevard Taxi Line which is a motor transportation service for carrying anyone anywhere they want to go at any time, has placed its office...

 

Alton Elvis "Tenner" Pangle

Alton Elvis “Tenner” Pangle, 84, proud veteran of the United States Army, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017, at The Elizabeth House in Hendersonville. He was a deacon at...

 

Guest Column: Promoting Responsibly-Managed Woodlands

Western North Carolina is home to some of the most beautiful forests in the nation. Collectively, owners of private woodland comprise more than 65 percent of forestland in the southeastern region of the United States. The future of these forests is i...

 

Thank You

We want to send our deepest gratitude to all the parents who donated items, time and other resources to make our spring fundraiser a success. We want to also send out a special thank you to all of our additional donors from the business sector....

 

Rosman Elementary Students Receive Dental Sealants

Second and third graders at Rosman Elementary School - and their parents - have less reason to worry about cavities, thanks to sealants provided by the N.C. Oral Health Section and the Healthy Smiles...

 

Cheryl Lynn Shaffer

Cheryl Lynn Shaffer, 69, of Brevard, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Davie, Fla. She was born in Transylvania County to the late John and Beatrice Shaffer. Her brothers, John Shaffer II and Terry Schiedel, preceded her in...

 

Debra Jean Wicker Walker

Debra Jean Wicker Walker, 55, a native of Transylvania County, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 26, 2017. Her father, James Beecher Wicker, and her husband, Eugene Walker, preceded her in death. Survivors include her mother, Joyce Davis...

 

Tigers' 4 x 800 Relay Team Finishes 7th At 1A State Track Meet

At last weekend's state championship track meet in Greensboro, the Rosman High School boys' 4 x 800 meter relay team finished in seventh place. Pictured to the left, from left to right, are members...

 

Miller Reunion Planned

The annual Miller Reunion will be held Sunday, June 4, at the Quebec Community Center. The doors will open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Any family and friends of the late Gideon Miller and Mary Ann Henderson Miller are welcome...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    May 29, 2017

Rosman Tigers Honor Athletes At Annual Sports Banquet - Rosman, NC

Last Thursday, Rosman High School recognized its student-athletes from the past year at their annual sports banquet held at the school's auditorium. Before the evening began, N.C. State...

 

James Michael Rigsby Sr.

James Michael Rigsby Sr., 67, of Rosman, passed away May 24, 2017, at his home. He was born Nov. 19, 1949, to the late Daisy Walters and Frank Rigsby. A lifelong resident of Rosman, he was a member of the Rosman Church of God and loved camping with...

 

Transylvania Rapids Take First Place At Tiger Tussle

The Transylvania Rapids, a local basketball team made up of fifth graders, recently took first place after an undefeated run in the Tiger Tussle basketball tournament. Pictured above are team...

 

AAUW Book Sale: It Takes A Community

"We are so proud of the fact that our annual book sale is truly a community affair," said this year's book sale chair Pat Hawkins. Nothing exemplifies that community spirit more than local attorney...

 
 By Nona Walker    Education    May 29, 2017

Connestee Falls Scholarships Awarded To High School Seniors

Fourteen graduating seniors from Brevard and Rosman high schools were awarded scholarships from the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program (CFSSP) on Thursday even-ing, May 18, during the...

 

News Of Organizations

Transylvania County Republicans The regular meeting of the Transylvania County Republican Executive Committee scheduled for Thursday, June 1, has been cancelled. The Executive Committee will meet on Saturday, June 17, following the Republican Club...

 

Legal Notices For May 29, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION, BEFORE THE CLERK File No. 17 E 124 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ALICE M. DALTON, DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executrix of... Full story

 

Children Could Lose Insurance With AHCA

Ninety-four percent of children in Transylvania have health insurance. That’s partly due to expansions in coverage created by the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and NC Health Choice. New data released this month by NC Child, however, shows federal...

 

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