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James (Jimmy) E. Collins

James (Jimmy) E. Collins, 68, of Ware Shoals, S.C., passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at his home. Born in Brevard, he was a son of the late Emmless Roosevelt and Margaret Louise Davis Collins. He was a former carpet installer and was of the...

 

Stanley Lewis "Mike" Davidson

Stanley Lewis "Mike" Davidson, 85, of Brevard, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at the Elizabeth House, after a year of declining health. He was born July 19, 1932, to Plummer...

 

Stepping Back In Time At Founders Day Fair - Brevard, NC

During Saturday's Founders Day Fair at the Transylvania Heritage Museum there was music from Creekside Crawfish, a chance to be photographed as "hitched" and games . Those who perform traditional...

 

Deacon Charles C. Dietsch

Deacon Charles C. Dietsch Deacon Charles C. Dietsch was called home to heaven Aug. 31, 2017, from his home in Brevard, in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. Born Jan. 18, 1944, in...

 

Brunch To Celebrate National Recovery Month

Every September since 2011, Meridian Behavioral Health Services’ Recovery Education Center has hosted a community celebration featuring information booths from local and regional agencies working to promote wellness and recovery for those living...

 

Burlap & Lace Opens In Downtown Brevard

Burlap & Lace opened the doors to its new location at 244 W. Main Street, Brevard last week with a celebration ribbon cutting and vintage tea party. What began as an offering of originally... Full story

 

Annual Farm Fair Held At Farmers' Market - Brevard, NC

Farm Fair at the Transylvania Farmers' Market Saturday included competitions, such as watermelon seed spitting and an egg and spoon race. There was also face painting and the chance to get up close...

 

Sadye Pittard Davenport

Sadye Pittard Davenport passed away Aug. 30, 2017. Born in 1927 in Cedar Grove, N.C., she was the sixth of eight children born to Fannie and Fletcher Pittard. She was married over 50 years to Ralph...

 

Walter Roderick Larsen

Walter Roderick Larsen, 91, of Spotsylvania County, Va., passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Bickford of Spotsylvania Assisted Living. He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran. A longtime resident of New Jersey, he retired from Union Carbide...

 

Sun Dragon Art And Fiber Opens

Sun Dragon Art & Fiber. located at 43 S. Broad St., Suite 102, in Brevard, recently held its grand opening. Store founder Rebecca Smith cuts the ribbon while members of the store and Chamber of...

 

Genuine Designs, LLC Opens New Location In Brevard

After 11 years of business, drafting and design company Genuine Designs LLC has moved their offices into downtown Brevard. Now, centrally located at 137 N. Broad St. they are offering their services t...

 

Cynthia Lynn Parker

Cynthia Lynn Parker, 57, of Pisgah Forest, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Sept., 2, 2017, at Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. She is a daughter of Jean Cochran White and the late David Syd White. She was a member of Blantyre Baptist Church, where she wa...

 

Kathy Visco Joins Steve Owen & Associates As A New Agent

Kathy Visco has joined the downtown office of Steve Owen & Associates as a new agent. Vicso brings an analytical and research-oriented approach to the local real estate industry. With an...

 

Runners, Mountain Bikers Tackle Bracken Mountain - Brevard, NC

The 4th Annual Bracken Mountain Races, which includes running and biking events, was held Saturday. The race course on the Bracken Preserve property and in downtown Brevard is 12 kilometers. Mountain...

 

Legal Notices For Sept. 4, 2017

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA, GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION, 12 CVS 434 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALE Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for GSAMP 2002-HE2, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates,... Full story

 

Oskar Blues Sends Cans Of Water To Texas - Brevard, NC

In immediate response to the recent flood devastation in Texas, Oskar Blues Brewery and Ball Corporation teamed up with the CAN’d Aid Foundation to can and ship 220,200 cans of clean drinking water to the residents of Houston. Oskar Blues Brewery...

 

Mountain State Fair Opens This Friday; Tickets On Sale

The Mountain State Fair returns to the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center Sept. 8-17. The fair includes rides, exhibits, music, competitions and food. Tickets are $9 for adults ($7 advance);...

 

Picturing The Past: Stillwell Designed Many Older Homes

Erle Stillwell moved to Hendersonville as a young man in the early 1900s. In January 1904 he invested in property near Laurel Park. Over the next few years he studied architecture at Cornell Universit...

 

Jobless Numbers Remain Low Despite Slight Uptick

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in July was 4.3 percent, up from 3.9 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week from the state Department of Commerce. The local jobless numbers only take into account those...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 4, 2017

Discussion Focuses On French Broad River

Tom Adams said that in the 1870s the French Broad River was dredged 26 miles, starting within the Brevard city limits and heading downstream, to help barges with the transportation of logs and produce to Asheville and beyond. The project was...

 

Balloon Climbs 20 Miles To View Eclipse

Among the many scientific experiments that took place at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in Rosman during the eclipse on Aug. 21, one professor and his team of student scientists were playing with a balloon. Doug Knight, professor of...

 

Farm/Fair Weekend - Brevard, NC

Attendees could take a step back in time during Saturday's Founder Day Fair at the Transylvania Heritage Museum. Also on Saturday was Farm Fair at the Transylvania Farmers' Market, which included fun...

 

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