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JoAnn Falletta To Conduct Verdi's 'Requiem' Sunday - Brevard, NC

The 81st season of the Brevard Music Center (BMC) Summer Festival comes to its conclusion with a finale weekend - Aug. 3-6 - featuring The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan, Dvořák's Symphony No 8,...

 

New At The Library: Comedian Hart Faced A Challenging Childhood

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Camerota, Alisyn. “Amanda Wakes Up.” For years, Amanda has barely scraped together enough money to live. Now she has landed her dream job, complete with a six-figure sa...

 

Picturing The Past: Davidson River Is One Of County's Oldest Cemeteries

The Davidson River Cemetery in Pisgah Forest is among the oldest cemeteries in Transylvania County. It is just over 2.3 acres and contains approximately 600 graves. The oldest marked tombstone reads,...

 

Shea Receives Tinsley Journalism Scholarship

The Transylvania County Schools Educa-tional Foundation (TCSEF) is proud to announce and to congratulate Emily Shea, a 2014 Brevard High School graduate, as the 2017 recipient for the Jim Bob and Dottie Tinsley Journalism Scholarship. Shea is a senio...

 

BMC Student Composers, Pianists Join Forces - Brevard, NC

On Friday, Brevard Music Center held its Etude Project, which is a collaboration between the BMC piano and composition departments. Fifteen student composers had their work performed by 15 pianists...

 

News of Organizations

Republican Party The next meeting of the Transylvania County Republican Party Executive Committee is Thursday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be in the downstairs conference room of the Community Services Building located on Morgan Street in...

 

Sheriff's Office Makes Several Arrests

Editor’s Note: The following are the recent arrests made by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. •Elijah Antwan Hope, 19, was arrested on July 17 for one felony count of larceny, one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense...

 

Phyllis Ann Hummel (nee Rohr)

Phyllis Ann Hummel (nee Rohr), formerly of the Cedar Mountain, Happy Acres community, passed away at home July 28, 2017, in Greenville, S.C., after a valiant 10-week battle with pancreatic cancer. Born April 6, 1932, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the da...

 

Saul Nicolas Ayala

Saul Nicolas Ayala, 18, of Brevard passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. He was the son of Saul Ayala and Valerie Ayala. He was a quiet and respectful young man. Along with his family, he had many friends that loved and cared for him. His dream was...

 

Lucille Marcum McCrary

Lucille Marcum McCrary, lifetime resident of Pisgah Forest, died June 9, 2017, at The Oaks of Brevard at the age of 91. Born Jan. 3, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Milas Marcum and Rojeanous White. In addition to her parents, she is preceded...

 

New State Law Enhances Opportunities To Hunt On Sundays

A new law, “Outdoor Heritage Enhanced,” will increase opportunities to hunt wild animals and upland game birds on private lands. The law also gives authority to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and other public landowners to implement new...

 

Kenneth Wright

Kenneth Wright, 87, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017. A native of Leeds, England, he was the son of the late Norman and Doris Standish Wright and was the husband of the late Adrienne Wright. He was a retired industrial chemist and was...

 

Cradle of Forestry To Celebrate Smokey Bear's Birthday

The Cradle of Forestry invites guests of all ages to Smokey Bear's Birthday Party on Saturday, August 5, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., followed by a live animal program from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Smokey Bear...

 

The Shop Of St. Philip's Celebrates 55 Years - Brevard, NC

It was 1962 and the Rev. Fred Valentine was serving as Rector at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Brevard. The first Beatles single had just been released. The world watched as the Cuban Missile Crisis almost spun into a war. John Glenn orbited...

 

Foul Odor In Washington

Wow! Did I read this right? We now are burdened with a next-to-worthless congressman (Mark Meadows) urging a lunatic president (Donald Trump) not to fire a neo-fascist advisor (Steve Bannon.) Hollywood used to make up stuff that vaguely resembled...

 

Perceptions

On Nov. 9, 1926 Mussollini’s Italian government enacted a new wave of emergency laws, taking as a pretext an alleged attempt on Mussolini’s life. Within days his fascist police arrested Antonio Gramsci, the head of PCI (Partito Comunista...

 

Wake Up America

The Russians are not our friends! It seems strange, odd, almost unAmerican to have to state this, but what seems to me to be so obvious, from where I stand, is the similarity between the Republican Party in America today as represented by President...

 

Lucky To Have Lorna

I’d like to welcome to Lorna, the new director at Silvermont. When the handicap parking is full at the rear of the mansion, Lorna is in the front offering valet parking for those of us with canes and walkers. How thoughtful she is. We are glad to...

 

What Makes A Nation Great?

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines, great as “having, characterized by, or arising from a dignified and generous nature.” The moral overtones of “greatness” are seen in words like “ennobled, exalted, glorified, heroic, honorable,...

 

The Evolution Of Community Colleges

Forty years ago, community or junior colleges were often perceived of as places where those who were not smart enough to be accepted into four-year universities and colleges went to become trained for a vocation that required a minimal amount of...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    July 31, 2017

Thomas Bryson Found Dead In Arden Field

The body of 68-year-old Thomas Bryson, who was reported missing in Henderson County on Wednesday, was discovered in Buncombe County off Glenn Bridge Road on Sunday just before midnight. Bryson, whose cause of death remains undetermined, went missing...

 

Legal Notices For July 31, 2017

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE: 17 E 197 NORTH CAROLINA TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ALLAN JOEL AXEL, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified as Executor of the... Full story

 
 By John Lanier    News    July 31, 2017

BRCC Expands Course Offerings - Brevard, NC

The summer session ended at Blue Ridge Community College last week, but preparations for the upcoming fall semester and the expansion of several programs are well underway. The programs planned for expansion this fall – machining and welding –...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 31, 2017

No Plans To Extend Sunday Alcohol Hours

As of now, there are apparently no plans to extend the hours of alcohol sales on Sundays in Transylvania County. On June 30, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into law, allowing bars, restaurants and retailers to begin serving alcoholic beverages at 10...

 

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