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 By Leslie Logemann    Arts    July 27, 2017

Alderman Sculpture On Display Before Trip To Iowa - Brevard, NC

A one-ton bison sculpture, part of a commission awarded to Brevard-area sculptor J. Aaron Alderman, will be on display at The Haen Gallery in the Brevard Lumberyard Arts District beginning Friday,...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    July 27, 2017

UPDATED: Stroupe Caught-Brevard NC

The McDowell County Sheriff's Department has taken Phillip Michael Stroupe II into custody. According to their report, McDowell County Sheriff Deputy David Jones apprehended Stroupe at approximately...

 

Program To Focus On County Geology

The August Discover Natural Transylvania program at the Transylvania County Library will explore the billion-year-old geologic history of Transylvania County. Geologist Rick Wooten's presentation,...

 

Children Get New Bikes At Burning Can Fest

Volunteers and Oskar Blues employees pitched in for the latest in do-goodery from Oskar Blues and the Can'd Aid Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the brewery....

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 27, 2017

World-Renowned Cellist To Perform At BMC - Brevard, NC

One of the world's leading cellists, Johannes Moser, will take the stage Friday and Saturday evening at the Brevard Music Center. On Friday, Moser will perform Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B Minor. On...

 

Faust To Discuss Lightning Bugs And Fireflies At County Library - Brevard, NC

Blue ghost fireflies have captured the attention of locals and visitors alike over the past few years. Their popularity brings hundreds to areas like DuPont State Recreational Forest each May. But they aren’t the only fireflies inhabiting the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 27, 2017

Fourth Person Charged With 18-Year-Old's Death - Brevard, NC

A fourth person, Nioka Faye Metcalf, 34, of Pisgah Forest, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with last week's stabbing death of 18-year-old Saul N. Ayala in Brevard. Metcalf was...

 

AAUW Thanks Community For Successful Sale - Brevard, NC

"Last year we thanked the Brevard Community for our 'biggest ever' book sale, but this year we topped even that," said AAUW book sale chair Pat Hawkins. "We didn't start off with the overwhelming numb...

 

Second-Hand Book Sellers Rate Second To None

Leigh Hunt, an English poet, once wrote, “Your second-hand bookseller is second to none in the worth of the treasures he (or she) dispenses.” And here in Transylvania County, there are many sources of used books including the Friends of the...

 

Who Knows When We'll Need Help

I think Mr. Lorenz’s conclusion (in his recent letter) that what everyone needs is catastrophic insurance coverage, i.e. a policy with a low premium and high deductible that really pays nothing until medical costs mount into the thousands, is dead...

 

Foster Grandparents Sought For New Initiative

As an adult, do you sometimes want to "play" again? Now is your chance! The Foster Grandparent Program at Land of Sky Regional Council is currently recruiting volunteers in Transylvania County for an...

 

Benefit For The Haven Planned In Connestee

Shag, bop or boogie the night away at the Connestee Falls Clubhouse on Saturday, Aug. 19, in a benefit for The Haven of Transylvania County. The Haven has been in operation for six years providing emergency shelter and counseling for the homeless pop...

 

Local Youth Hit The Water For Swimming Competition - Brevard, NC

Last Saturday, members of the Bearacuda swim team, based out of the Brevard Health & Racquet Club, took to the pool for a competition involving several teams from surrounding areas. The...

 

Job Corps Assists In Construction At Memorial Stadium - Brevard, NC

Schenck Students Help Build Blue Devil Nation Sign Board Memorial Stadium at Brevard High School will soon have a new addition thanks to the hard work of roughly a dozen Schenck Job Corps students....

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    July 27, 2017

Jake Robinson Named Summer Basketball League MVP

The Transylvania County summer recreation basketball league is nearing its end with teams headed down to the home stretch in the championship tournament after a long year. Regular season play concluded last week following the All-Star festivities....

 

Habitat Starts Work On Its Sixty-Third Home

Monday morning, Tran-sylvania Habitat for Humanity broke ground for the 63rd home in Transyl-vania County and the 36th home in the city of Brevard. This home will be constructed thanks in part to the...

 

Julanne McCrory Barham

Julanne McCrory Barham, 91, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017. She was the daughter of the late John Lee and Emma Lillian Colley McCrory. She was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn McCrory; sister, Thelma Maxwell; and a nephew, John...

 

From USDA: TVS Receives Two Contractor Of The Year Awards

Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS), a social enterprise contract manufacturer in Brevard, was recognized for outstanding support and service by two distinct agencies within the United States Depar...

 

Patricia Burton Shores

Patricia Burton Shores, born Nov. 10, 1937, died July 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother, Hartence Fisher Burton; her father, George Dewey Burton; two brothers, Mac Burton and Buddy Burton; her sister, Tensie McKnight; and her...

 

'The Rainmaker' Offers Comedic Relief, New 'Crop' Of BLT Actors - Brevard, NC

Summers are hot in Brevard. Farmers here hope for a steady amount of rain to protect their crops from a devastating drought. Luckily for theatergoers, relief from warm temperatures and the worries of...

 

Roger Edwin Campbell

Roger Edwin Campbell, 70, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Born in Vincennes, Ind., he was the son of the late Harold Jasper Campbell and Mary E. Faris Campbell. He was preceded in death by his...

 

Legal Notices For July 27, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 17 E 195 EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Burton Fleat Bass of Transylvania County, North Carolina, this... Full story

 

Donna Mae Knowles Parker

Donna Mae Knowles Parker, 90 years young and a resident of Brevard, passed away peacefully at Elizabeth House in Flat Rock July 24, 2017. She was the daughter of Allen C. and Florence Seymour...

 
 By Janet Lute    Lifestyles    July 27, 2017

Master Gardener: It All Flows Downhill, Storm Water And Raingardens In Transylvania County - Brevard, NC

Transylvania County is the wettest county in North Carolina and one of the wettest east of the Rockies, with an average rainfall of 67 inches. As a result we have some fantastic waterfalls, but the...

 

St. Philip's Laundry Day Filled A Need

St. Philip's Episcopal Church declared a Laundry Day on July 20, providing free laundromat services for 14 neighbors in need. Neighbors were invited to Classic Laundry on Caldwell Street to do their...

 

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