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 By Matt McGregor    News    June 26, 2017

Council Backs Relations Board

Brevard City Council unanimously voted to adopt a resolution endorsing and sponsoring the creation of a new Community Relations Board. The 11-member board will have representation from the county, city of Brevard and town of Rosman, including the...

 

Arts Council To Host 'Through The Needle's Eye' - Brevard, NC

Coming on Aug. 16, the Transylvania Community Arts Council will host the opening of "Through the Needle's Eye," the 21st National Exhibit of the Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA). This premier...

 

Barbara Kilpatrick

Barbara Kilpatrick, 77, of Lake Toxaway, formerly of Frostproof, Fla., went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 23, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Arnie and Ole B. Duncan Exum. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Kilpatrick; da...

 

Hometown Hardware Stays Unbeaten

After three weeks of play, Hometown Hardware is leading the pack in Transylvania County’s recreation summer basketball league, but several other teams remain close behind in the standings. After defeating the Mambas 116-63 and beating Hoop Life...

 

BMC To Host Several Events Celebrating Total Solar Eclipse - Brevard, NC

Brevard Music Center (BMC) will host a series of special events on its campus designed to celebrate the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. From special concerts to film screenings to an unprecedented opportunity to stay on the Brevard Music Center...

 

Commission Hosts Free Fishing July 4

July 4 is “free fishing day” in North Carolina where everyone — residents and non-residents alike — can fish in any public body of water from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., without having to purchase a fishing license or additional trout...

 

Mary Cox And Tim Gardner To Open Songcatchers Music Series - Brevard, NC

Two-time Florida Banjo Champion and recording artist Mary Z. Cox and award winning North Carolina fiddler Tim Gardner will open the Cradle of Forestry in America’s annual Songcatchers music series Sunday, July 2. Now in its 15th year, the series...

 

Local Biologist Honored For Work With Endangered Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognized N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologist Rachael Hoch with its Recovery Champion award, recognizing her significant contribution to the recovery of federally threatened or endangered animals. For the...

 

Etowah Valley Celebrates 50 Years Of Mountain Golf

A golf course that sprang from unique beginnings celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer. Etowah Valley Golf & Resort, which transformed the hardscrabble terrain of a brick mining operation into a popular mountain golf destination, opened to...

 
 By Nona Walker    Education    June 26, 2017

Guest Column: Barnes Plans To Give Back Through Nursing

By the time Rhiannon Barnes graduated from Brevard High School in 2008, she had already dealt with more challenges than many people deal with in a lifetime. During the summer of 2006, Rhiannon...

 

Louise Elder Smith Olewine

Louise Elder Smith Olewine, of Brevard, passed away June 22, 2017, from natural causes at her Tore's Home residence. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Lincoln Olewine in 2015....

 

Legal Notices For June 26, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO: 13-E-43 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NORCILLE NORMAND COX EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estat... Full story

 

Creep Through The Forest At Night With The Pisgah Field School

The Pisgah Field School, a local nonprofit dedicated to environmental education and outreach, will host “The Cradle Creeps at Night” at the Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site on June 30 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Have you ever wondered what critters...

 

Picturing The Past: Carney Recorded Much Of DuPont's History

One of the document collections in the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room at the Transylvania County Library looks at the history of the area that is today DuPont State Recreational Forest. The late...

 

Jeannette A. Brandenburg

Jeannette A. Brandenburg, 95, of Durham, N.C., passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Mabelle Caunitz Alfke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Eugene Brandenburg. Survivors include her daughter,...

 
 By Wes Dickson    Outdoors    June 26, 2017

For A Real Connection, Disconnect From Technology

The other day I wanted to get away from it all, so I headed out N.C. 215 on a road ride and on to Tanassee Gap Road to find the road less traveled. I was pleasantly reminded that we have some amazing...

 

Dr. John Pitts Brown Jr.

Dr. John Pitts Brown Jr., of Lake Toxaway, passed away June 11, 2017. He was born in Laurens, S.C., to the late John Pitts Brown and Margaret Wright Brown Barnett. He graduated from Laurens High School and attended The Citadel before joining the Unit...

 

Lyman Bradley

Lyman Bradley, of Rosman, went to his eternal home peacefully, ever present with his Lord Jesus Christ, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, after two years of lingering illnesses. He was 70 years old. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Linda; son, Landon...

 

Learn About 'The Eclipse Of A Lifetime' At PARI

A total solar eclipse, one that many are calling “the eclipse of a lifetime,” will cross over Transylvania County on Aug. 21. Learn what it’s all about during a special presentation at PARI Friday, July 14. The even-ing’s activities will...

 

William Emory Gash

William Emory Gash passed away June 21, 2017, after a brief illness. He was the son of Robert Taliaferro Gash and Elizabeth Buckner Gash. He was raised in Brevard and valued his family heritage there....

 

Charlotte Carter Byrd

Charlotte Carter Byrd, 73, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2017, in her home, in Lawrenceville, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert T. and Bernice Criner Carter. She is survived...

 

Lois Adalene Holden Pressley

Lois Adalene Holden Pressley, 79, of Rosman, was called to her heavenly home Monday, June 20, 2017. Born July 4, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Ethel Masters Holden. She was a...

 

William "Bill" Allen Huters Sr.

William Allen Huters Sr., 88, passed away June 20, 2017, at his home in Durham, N.C. Born in Sikeston, Mo. May 18, 1929, he was the son of William Louis Alvin Huters and Vera Stevenson Huters. He...

 

Bad Process Equals Bad Bill

“This new Senate bill was crafted in secrecy behind closed doors without a single hearing or open debate—and it shows. The Senate bill would hit millions of Americans with higher costs and result in less coverage for them.” –Nancy LeaMond,...

 

Kindness Appreciated

We didn’t get her name, but we want to give a big thanks to the attendant at the county landfill. On Tuesday morning, June 20, we went to the landfill to dispose of an ancient TV and a number of monitors as well as the regular garbage run. While...

 

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