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Dr. James A. Stuart (Jim)

Dr. James A. Stuart (Jim) passed away Aug. 16, 2017, at his much loved summer home in Lake Toxaway. He was a long time resident of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and a practicing ophthalmologist there for...

 

Oskar Blues Hosts Making A Difference Monday For Blue Ridge Honor Flight - Brevard, NC

Blue Ridge Honor Flight will be the featured nonprofit of the Oskar Blues/Tasty Weasel Making A Difference Monday program. On Monday, Sept. 4, which is Labor Day, 10 percent of all sales in the Tasty Weasel Taproom will be donated to Blue Ridge...

 

Dave Feder To Play 185 King St. - Brevard, NC

Dave Feder will hold a workshop and concert this Thursday at 185 King St. Feder has carved out a niche of his own, playing a signature blend of Flamenco-infused Folk music. His laid back style easily disguises the complexity of his blazingly deft...

 

At PARI: Black Holes And Wormholes Presentation Scheduled

Imagine a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light cannot get out, or a shortcut tunnel through the universe. One is real, the other is theoretical. The public is invited to learn mo...

 

Great Residents

On Aug. 19 an old woman decided it would be great fun to join the younger folks in a canoe trip down the French Broad River. With 50 plus years since my last canoeing effort perhaps that was not my best decision. I climbed in full of enthusiasm, the...

 

It's Mueller Time

Transylvania County, and indeed much of western North Carolina, has much to be proud of. I’m thinking of the numerous micro-breweries and fine establishments within which to partake of these deliciously creative treats. New to me are the porters,...

 

Redistricting Hearings A Sham

On Tuesday night, Aug. 22, I attended the re-districting hearing at Caldwell Community College. There was a good turnout at this gathering. The General Assembly did its job well. They dragged their feet, ignored HB200 (non-partisan redistricting),...

 

Scenic Corridor

Those of us who live in the Cedar Mountain area were gratified by the reception given to the Friends of 276 Heritage group at the Transylvania County Planning Board meeting on Aug. 17. The Planning Board was very receptive to our effort to establish...

 

Can The Center Hold?

The opioid epidemic is devastating communities across the country. The North Koreans continue to pursue their nuclear weapons program. At a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., one woman was killed and nearly two dozen others injured...

 

Chamber Will Host Candidate Forum - Brevard, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum on Monday, Sept. 11, beginning at 6 p.m., in the library’s Rogow Room. For the two available Brevard City Council seats, candidates Jessica Gallagher, Mac Morrow and Maureen...

 

Moore Cove Site Of Fatal Fall - Pisgah Forest, NC

Kim Quang Le, 24, was fatally injured after falling 50 to 75 feet from the top of the waterfall at Moore Cove Falls in Pisgah National Forest on Wednesday, according to Det. Chase Owen, with the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office. “Witnesses...

 

One Man's Dream Of A Military Museum Realized - Brevard, NC

The Western North Carolina Military History Museum began with a Korean War U.S. M1 carbine rifle and Emmett Casciato's fascination with military history. "It all started with that rifle I found at a...

 

Rice Street Gardeners Build Strawberry Pyramids - Brevard, NC

At the Rice Street Community Garden, the strawberries are out of control. The garden's volunteers, however, are fighting back. The garden is located on a small piece of land owned by St. Philip's...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    August 28, 2017

City Council Approves Road Project Priorities - Brevard, NC

Brevard City Council unanimously voted to approve transportation priorities during its regular meeting last week. Specifically, the council approved the county Transportation Advisory Committee’s recommendations on the N.C. Department of Transporta...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 28, 2017

Bond Timeline, Consolidation Frustration Voiced

At its Aug. 21 meeting, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed a timeline of required steps for a bond referendum to be on the November 2018 ballot, as well as some frustration about repeated questions regarding consolidation of the...

 

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